Amendment to National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

New Delhi, 25-July A four member Committee headed by Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, was constituted on 28.03.2016 to examine all options for reforms in the Medical Council of India (MCI) and suggest a way forward. The Committee has framed a draft “National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill” which provides for constitution of NMC in place of…

Delay in Road Constructions by Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

New Delhi, 25-July There are delays in execution of some of the 61 ICBRs entrusted to Border Roads Organisation (BRO), mainly due to the following reasons: (i) Delay in Forest / Wildlife clearance. (ii) Hard rock stretches. (iii) Limited working season. (iv) Difficulties in availability of construction material. (v) Delay in land acquisition. (vi) Damages…

An amount of Rs. 3694.136 released to West Bengal under NAM during last 3 years: AYUSH Minister

New Delhi, 25-July Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM), total amount of grant-in-aid of Rs. 471.230 lakhs, Rs. 1,924.85 lakhs and Rs. 1,298.056 lakhs have been released during the year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively to West Bengal. The said amount have been allocated for the activities under AYUSH Services, AYUSH Educational Institution, Quality Control of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani & Homoeopathy…

Jan Aushadhi Stores at Railway Stations

New Delhi, 21-July ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana’ is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendras known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras. Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers has, in view of…

Utilization of Vacant Railway Land

  New Delhi, 21-July The vacant land is leased/licensed for generation of non-tariff revenue for development of ancillary logistic support/infrastructure required for Railways operational needs such as bulk oil installations & oil depots, steel yards, concrete sleeper plants, coal dumps, connectivity to private sidings commercial plots, vending stalls, etc. The vacant land, which is not…

Combat Role for Women in Indian Army

New Delhi, 21-July The induction of Women Officers is based on the organizational requirement, fighting efficiency, combat effectiveness and functionality of the Army. Presently, women are inducted in Indian Army as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC). Women Officers are inducted in Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch…

Appointments under Central Staffing Scheme

The Central Staffing Scheme (CSS), which is in operation for decades, provides a systematic arrangement for selection and appointment of eligible officers from the participating services at the level of Deputy Secretary, Director, Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary and Secretary in the Central Government. The appointment of officers from the participating services at the Centre is…

Reservation for sportspersons in services

As per extant instructions, Ministries and Departments can recruit meritorious sportspersons to Group ‘C’ posts under the Government of India up to 5% of the vacancies in any year subject to the condition that these including all other reservations do not exceed 50% of the total number of vacancies proposed to be filled up by…

Inclusion of more holidays in national calendar

New Delhi, 20-July The Government has received proposal to make Patriots Day, observed on 13th August, and Ningol Chakkouba, which coincides with Bhai Duj, as restricted holidays and include them in the National Calendar.    As per existing policy, the Central Government administrative offices observe 17 holidays in a year.  Out of these 17 holidays,…

About 85,000 candidates placed after skill training in DDU-GKY IN 2016-17

New Delhi, 20-July Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skill development programme for the rural poor youth being implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Ram Kripal Yadav said that training under this scheme enables…

Progress in INDO-US Nuclear Deal

New Delhi, 20-July The fruition of International cooperation in nuclear energy or Indo – US nuclear deal as has been commonly known, has resulted in enabling import of fuel for reactors placed under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards and paved the way for setting up of large capacity Light Water Reactors (LWRs) with foreign…