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Year End Review -2017: Ministry of Tourism 

Year End Review -2017: Ministry of Tourism  Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism. In the process, the Ministry consults and collaborates with other stakeholders in the sector including various Central Ministries/ agencies, the State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations and the representatives of the private sector. Tourism ... Read More »

UDAY participating States achievean improvement of 1.00% in AT&C losses and Rs.0.17/unit in ACS-ARR gap in FY 2017

UDAY participating States achievean improvement of 1.00% in AT&C losses and Rs.0.17/unit in ACS-ARR gap in FY 2017 Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, in a written reply to a question on whether the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) has been successful in reducing financial losses of State DISCOMS, in Lok ... Read More »

Minister of Railways directs to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance.

Minister of Railways directs to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance. In a major policy decision, Ministry of Railways has comprehensively revised categories of various Railway Stations with a view to make it more practical and rational. This comes after the Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal directed to re-categorize railway stations taking ... Read More »

Class-1 officers selected by UPSC

Class-1 officers selected by UPSC    The data of total number of Class–1 officers at all India Level under Government, recommended by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) including SC, ST, OBC categories during last three years is as below: Number of Group A Officers recommended by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) during the last three years through Examinations Year ... Read More »

Scholarships to girls

Scholarships to girls With a view to promote enrolment of girls in higher educational and technical institutions, Government has taken several initiatives through the University Grant Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). These initiatives include (i) construction of women’s hostels, (ii) Post Graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship for Single Girl Child, (iii) Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child ... Read More »

Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Home Affairs

Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Home Affairs Following are the highlights of the activities of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) during the year 2017: Cabinet approves umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on 27th September gave its approval for implementation of umbrella scheme of “Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)” for ... Read More »

Change in Criteria for inclusion in ST List

Change in Criteria for inclusion in ST List The criteria presently followed for specification of a community as a Scheduled Tribe are : (i) indications of primitive traits, (ii) distinctive culture, (iii) geographical isolation, (iv) shyness of contact with the community at large, and (v) backwardness. However, these criteria are not spelt out in the Constitution.Government of India on 15.6.1999 ... Read More »

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