Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicComptroller of Auditor General

Topic: Comptroller of Auditor General

Rawat push not enough. Military & bureaucracy must set aside rivalry for defence university

The idea of a national defence university, which India has been waiting to see for over 50 years now, was first mooted by the Chief of Staff Committee in 1967.

Has CAG Siachen report exposed Modi govt’s muscular national security pitch as hollow?

The CAG has flagged acute shortage and inadequate reserve of equipment and rations for Army troops in high-altitude areas of Siachen, Ladakh and Doklam.

ESIC health insurance scheme is flush with funds but that isn’t helping low-wage workers

ESIC has been battling several wars on different fronts — jump in subscriber base, poor infrastructure and bureaucratic processes.

On Camera

YourTurn

White, green, blue but not orange or purple — How your car finds its colour

When carmakers get the colour wrong, cars can often lie in stockyards, both at dealers and at the manufacturer for months.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

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.
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