Governance

13th February – Six years on, Lokpal is a non-starter

More than six years after the Lokpal law received the President’s assent, the institution of the Lokpal is yet to play any significant role in tackling corruption in the country. Role of Lokpal – The preambular statement of The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 notes that the law has been enacted to ensure prompt and …

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25th October – Minding the gaps in India’s digital data infrastructure

Much of the data quality discussions in the past have erupted when politically sensitive results around topics such as GDP growth rate or poverty rates have been released and partisan bickering allows for little room to think about data collection systems. How can we improve data collection? If we are to move towards developing a …

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South Asia Regional Centre ( ISARC ) | PIB Summary

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Centre (NSRTC) in Varanasi.  ISARC | Details Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA) will …

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Mission Parivar Vikas

Mission Parivar Vikas is a new family planning initiative launched on World Population Day. Mission Parivar Vikas  | Details Mission ParivarVikas will focus on 146 high fertility districts in 7 states with high TFR. Under this, specific targeted initiatives shall be taken for population stabilisation through better services delivery. Mission ParivarVikas is a new initiative …

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Creative India Innovative India Scheme

Taking forward the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016, a Scheme for IPR Awareness – Creative India Innovative India was launched by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. Creative India Innovative India | Details The Scheme aims at raising IPR awareness amongst students, …

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Merit App and E-Bidding Portal

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri PiyushGoyal launched here today the ‘MERIT app (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)’ and the e-bidding portal for providing e-Bidding solution to States to select Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for procurement of power by transferring their domestic coal under the scheme of …

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Training programme COMMIT launched

Dr.Jitendra Singh launched a new training programme Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training ( COMMIT ) for State Government officials. Objective The objective of this training programme is to improve the public service delivery mechanism and provide citizen-centric administration through capacity building of officials who interact with the citizens on day-to-day basis. Highlights The …

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Legal Services to Prisoners

National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) is entrusted with responsibility to provide legal aid inter-alia to all persons in custody. NALSA launched a Web Application for free Legal Services to Prisoners and the Legal Services Management System developed through the NIC. Details Through Web Application, the State Legal Services Authorities and District Legal Services Authorities shall …

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