Bihar Cabinet nod for quota for women in police

The Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday passed a proposal of the Home Department to grant 35 per cent reservation for women in recruitment of constables and sub-inspectors in reserved and as well as unreserved categories.

Chief Ministers’ Conference on 5TH Report on ‘Public Order’ of 2nd ARC Held

Discussions on 153 recommendations contained in the Fifth Report of the ARC were held. The States expressed free and frank views on the various recommendations of the Commission on issues pertaining to police reforms, management of public order, reforms in criminal justice system, federal crimes and special laws & the role of civil society and media in the management of public order.

INTRA-IPS Portal Launched

AP launches online services for entrepreneurs

The online grievance redressal system, ‘Parishkaram’, is a 24x7 service, facilitating entrepreneurs in tracking grievances, including infrastructure issues and maintenance of industrial parks. It will also enable them to file their request for sale deed, change in line of activity or change in the name of firm. Information about the status of their application will be sent through Email and SMS.

EC says lack of qualification not tantamount to disqualification

Election Commission rejected the petition seeking disqualification under Article 191 (1) (e) of the Constitution saying, “In our Constitution, ‘qualifications’ and ‘disqualifications’ are two different concepts and ‘lack of qualification’ will not tantamount to ‘disqualification”. The EC reproduced the provisions of Article 191 (1) (e) and observed that from the construction of Article 191 (1) (e), it was clear that it dealt with cases of disqualification and not a case of lack of qualification, which was the allegation.

Arunachal Pradesh becomes first state to introduces e-GPF

Arunachal Pradesh became the first state to introduce e-GPF with the state Finance Department facilitating online access to 34,000 GPF accounts through its redesigned Web site. The Web site will help the public to access all updated fiscal information including 34,000 GPF accounts besides pensioners, who from anywhere in India could get information on their hard earned pension and fastest disposal of RTI cases.

Cabinet approves Electronic Services Bill

The government today approved The Electronic Delivery of Services Bill (ESD Bill) that aims to provide access to all central and state government services such as passport, ration card and driving licences electronically, especially the Internet, within eight years. The electronic delivery of services is expected to help rein in corruption. “This will bring more transparency in the system.”

Anti-rape bill diluted, Cabinet approves new version

Under pressure from the Opposition, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved a diluted version of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 dealing with sexual crimes against women. The new version will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Chief Justice of India questions Italian Ambassador's diplomatic immunity

A Bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justices Anil R. Dave and Ms. Ranjana Desai made it clear to the envoy that a person who came to the court as a petitioner could not claim any immunity and asked him not to leave the country

A hard-fought victory for women’s rights at U.N.

Greeted by loud cheers and applause, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) announced the “historic” accord at the U.N. headquarters in New York, winning particular praise for getting the multilateral membership of the group to agree to language stating that violence against women could not be justified by “any custom, tradition or religious consideration”.

Empower the citizen

An argument about "The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011"

Center files case against Bangalore Municipality

The PIL accuses the State and the BBMP of ignoring repeated objections by the DRDO over a proposed 16-storey apartment complex adjacent to DRDO’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CIAR) at C.V. Raman Nagar here. The courst said PIL is for poor and not for Govt. but the counsel sought time to submit an order of Culcatta HC to demonstrate that it is allowed.

What is good governance ?

Cabinet Secretariat's action plan to bring innovation in bureucracy.

Concrete steps initiated by Indian Bureucracy to make itself the innovative workforce.

30-member JPC to probe VVIP helicopters deal

The Government on Wednesday moved a motion in the Rajya Sabha — which was adopted by voice vote — for formation of JPC. The JPC will have 10 members from the Rajya Sabha and 20 from the Lok Sabha and shall give its report within three months of its first sitting on the allegations of payment of bribes in the acquisition of VVIP helicopters by the Ministry of Defence from M/s Agusta Westland and the role of alleged middlemen in the transaction.

Centre asks states to review cases of undertrials

Under 436A of CrPC, an undertrial prisoner completing half of the maximum period of imprisonment should be released by the court on his personal bond with or without sureties, with the exception of those involved in heinous crimes.

Cabinet nod for raising Nabard’s authorised capital to Rs 20,000 cr

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will be able to increase its authorised capital four-fold to Rs 20,000 crore from Rs 5,000 crore after amendments are made to the NABARD Act, 1981.The amendment also proposes change of ownership, that is, transfer of the remaining share capital of 1 per cent shares of Nabard from the Reserve Bank of India to the Central Government to increase public accountability.

‘eBiz’ portal launched to service all business needs

The Government today launched an online portal ‘eBiz’, developed under a public private partnership (PPP) model, by IT major Infosys, to provide one-stop clearance platform for investment proposals. This Mission Mode Project will mark a paradigm shift in the government’s approach to provide government-to-business (G2B) services for India’s investor and business communities.

Centre told to set up special court to try Italian marines

The Supreme Court on Friday held that the State of Kerala had no jurisdiction to investigate into the `Italian marines shooting incident’ on February 15, 2012 in which two fishermen were killed and said only the Union of India had jurisdiction to proceed with the investigation and trial of the two marines and therefore directed the Centre, in consultation with the Chief Justice of India, to set up a Special Court to try the two marines Massimilano Latorre and Salvatore Girone cited as accused in this case.

E-stamping at Patiala House court, first in a District Court

Patiala House court complex, one of the six district courts in the capital, on Wednesday switched to e-stamping facility completely.