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PM Shri Narendra Modi pays tributes to former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary. "Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Vigilance Awareness week commences from today

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
The Central Vigilance Commission, as part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year. The week in which 31st October, the birthday of late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls is observed as Vigilance Awareness Week. The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week has commenced from today, with pledge taking by public servants in the Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises/Public Sector Banks and all other Organizations. *“Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating...more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi pays tributes to former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary. "Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

PM Shri Narendra Modi greets Gujaratis across the world, on the beginning of New Year

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted Gujaratis across the world, on the beginning of New Year. Gujaratis mark the start of a New Year a day after the Diwali. "Today, a day after Diwali, Gujaratis mark the start of a New Year. Saal Mubarak to Gujaratis across the world. May this be a joy filled year", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Don't let the Uniform Civil Code scuttle triple talaq reform

noreply@blogger.com (Swapan Dasgupta) at Usual Suspects - 1 day ago
By Swapan Dasgupta Much more than the cross-LoC raids on terrorist staging posts, the winter session of Parliament is likely to be dominated by the contentious subject of Muslim personal laws. While politicians are a little wary of wading into a subject that is before the Supreme Court, a proxy war is in the offing over a Uniform Civil Code for India. The Law Commission, whose role is purely advisory, has begun consultations on a theme that finds mention in the Directive Principles of the Constitution but has never been acted on. This in turn has provoked protests by Muslim organis... more »

Selection of Foreign Coaches to be done through Open Advertisement

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Selection of foreign coaches in future will be done through open advertisement. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Vijay Goel has approved this proposal which emerged at a meeting taken by him with senior officers of his Ministry and Sports Authority of India in New Delhi yesterday. This will bring more names before the Foreign Coaches Selection Committee in addition to those suggested by National Sports Federations. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports spends a substantial amount on foreign coaches to prepare Indian athletes for Olymp... more »

Report of the Monitoring Committee on Avian Influenza

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for overseeing the outbreak of avian influenza reviewed the control and containment of the avian influenza situation today. *Mortality Status within 24 hours:* NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, NEW DELHI - Nil DEER PARK, HAUZ KHAS, NEW DELHI - Nil GWALIOR ZOO - Nil *Action taken*: The control and containment measures of avian influenza in the affected zoos are being continued, which inclu... more »

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to be observed on 31st October with “Integration of India” theme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Various activities across ministries/departments being organised all over country The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas will be observed on 31st October, 2016 with ‘Integration of India’ as the theme. On this occasion various activities are being organised across ministries/departments all over the country. The Government had decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) on 31st October every year. This occasion provides an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual a... more »

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
App aims to update on ACC appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh launched the *Employees Online (EO) App *here today. EO App is a mobile application of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in high-tech systems in ...more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi previews exhibition on the theme “Uniting India: Sardar Patel”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Thursday previewed the exhibition – “Uniting India – Sardar Patel” set up by the Ministry of Culture, at National Science Centre in New Delhi. This digital exhibition, which showcases the integration of India, and the contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, has been prepared with the inspiration of the Prime Minister. The exhibition has around 30 exhibits, and features about 20 different kinds of interactive and media experiences. It provides visitors with a range of opportunities to engage with various digital installations which expl... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee ’s message on the eve of National Day of Turkey

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Turkey on the eve of their National Day (October 29, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, I have pleasure in extending greetings and warm felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Turkey on the occasion of your National Day. Our two countries have rich ... more »

Cabinet approves New Productivity Linked Reward Scheme for all Major Port Trusts and Dock Labour Board employees/workers for the years 2015-16 to 2017-18

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to New Productivity Linked Reward Scheme for all Major Port Trusts and Dock Labour Board employees/workers for the years 2015-16 to 2017-18. The new PLR scheme applicable from 2015-2016 to 2017-2018 will benefit about 37870 Port and Dock workers/employees in all the Major Port Trusts and the yearly outgo will be Rs. 49.58 crore. Ministry of Shipping has formulated a New Productivity Linked Reward (PLR) Scheme for all Major Port Trusts and Dock Labour Board employees/workers for the y... more »

Cabinet approves release of an instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2016 representing an increase of 2% of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5622.10 crore ... more »

Clarification regarding reports on Downgrading of status of Military Officers

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
There have been reports in the media that the Govt has issued a new order lowering the status of Military officers with respect to their civilian counterparts in the Armed Forces Headquarters. These reports, quoting a letter dated 18 Oct 2016 issued by the Ministry of Defence, are erroneously stating that the equivalence has been disturbed and status of Service officers has been downgraded. It is clarified that there has been no down-gradation or any change in the existing equivalence of the Service ranks whatsoever. The existing functional equivalence as clarified in 1991 and furth... more »

Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, Shri. Mandaviya visits Indian Maritime University

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
Union Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport & Highways and Chemical & Fertilizers, Shri. Mansukh Lal Mandaviya visited Indian Maritime University in Chennai today and interacted with the faculty and students. The university was established through an Act of Parliament (Act 22) in November 2008 as a Central University, and is poised to play a key role in the development of trained human resource for the maritime sector. IMU is in the category of a professional university intended for fulfilling the requirements of the maritime sector. Addressing the students and faculty o...more »

PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his sixteenth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the Ministry of Labour and Employment, which largely include EPFO, ESIC, and Labour Commissioners. Secretary (Department of Labour) outlined the improvements brought in the grievance redressal system, such as introduction of online transfer of claims; electronic challans; mobile applications and SMS aler...more »

Environment Ministry’s monitoring Committee reviews situation arising from avian influenza

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for overseeing outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza reviewed the control and containment of the avian influenza situation today. *Mortality Status within 24 hours:* NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, NEW DELHI - 01 (Grey Partridge, in-house bird) DEER PARK, HAUZ KHAS, NEW DELHI - Nil GWALIOR ZOO - Nil *Action taken*: The control and containment measures of avian influenza in the affected zoos are being continued, which inclu... more »

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Attends The ‘23rd Rehabilitation International World Congress’ at Edinburgh, Scotland

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment attended the 23rdRehabilitation International World Congress at Edinburgh, Scotland, being held from 25-27 October, 2016. The Theme of the Congress is, "*Create a More Inclusive World*". The Congress is being attended by more than 1000 delegates from 65 countries. Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal is the Patron of this Congress. The First Minister for Scotland, Rt. Hon Nicola Sturgeon, delegates from China, Great Britain, Germany and other countries attended the Congress. The Minister of SJ&E Shri Tha... more »

Sub- Extension of Period for applying of renewal for GMDSS-GOC License

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The Ministry of Communication has extended the period for applying of Renewal of Global Management Distress Safety System General Operator’s Certificate (GMDSS-GOC) License from three months to six months prior to its expiry vide notification No. GSR 186 dated 4th October 2016. This will enable the officers to have adequate time required to renew their GMDSS-GOC license and they will be able to sail on ships without any delay in future. The Standard of Training and Certification of watch keeping mandates all Nautical Grade Officers to hold a valid GMDSS-GOC license issued by Ministry...more »

Shri Piyush Goyal leads Indian Delegation to Republic of Vanuatu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
MoU signed for establishing India-Vanuatu Centre of Excellence in IT in Vanuatu Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal led a thirteen-member Indian delegation to Republic of Vanuatu on 25-26th October, 2016. During this visit, the Minister held meetings with H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Republic of Vanuatu and H.E. Mr. Bruno Leingkone Tau, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and discussed India-Vanuatu bilateral relations. Vanuatu has acknowledged India’s commitment for strengthening bilateral ties through ... more »
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