Thursday, 11 August, 2022

Topic: centre

7.22 lakh out of 22.05 crore applicants got govt jobs since 2014, Centre tells Lok Sabha

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said 'employment generation coupled with improving employability' was the priority of the government.

Read full text of historic Supreme Court order putting sedition law on hold

Three-judge bench led by CJI Ramana also asked the Centre and state governments to refrain from filing any FIR under Section 124A (sedition) until its provisions were re-examined.

CAA, CDS, OBCs – Modi govt has perfected the art of creating big bang headlines & dithering

Narendra Modi is arguably the most popular leader. And yet, most of the government’s big bang reforms are seeing no progress.

AIS cadre rules issue is neither complex nor controversial. Here’s what you are missing

Time has perhaps come to amend All India Services Cadre Rules, and make central posting mandatory for a specified period. But only through spirit of federalism.

States should retain veto on Centre’s request for IAS officers, retired civil servants say

Constitutional Conduct Group says proposed amendments to cadre rules of three AIS hit at 'very core of constitutional scheme of Indian federalism'. Some civil servants back the change.

Covid control rooms at district levels should be adequately staffed, Centre tells states

The health ministry outlined that control rooms must have real-time data on availability of testing centres, ambulances & should be able to guide a caller on availing these services.

Rakesh Asthana was made police chief due to Delhi’s ‘challenging situations’, Centre tells SC

The home ministry informed the apex court that there was a 'compelling need' to appoint Asthana as Delhi Police chief and was appointed as a 'special case of public interest'.

Delhi govt sacks 3 doctors after 3 children died of suspected poisoning from cough suppressant

Centre wrote to Delhi govt asking it to ensure mohalla clinics and dispensaries stop prescribing dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, for children.

SC directs Centre, states to provide ration, voter ID, Aadhar to sex workers

Stating that fundamental rights are guaranteed to everyone irrespective of their vocation, an apex court bench asked the central & state govts to start the process of issuance immediately.

Centre asks states, UTs to maintain strict vigil on Covid situation

In a letter, Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in case of any district reporting a surge in cases, rise in positivity rates, intensive action and containment as per framework must be initiated.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.