Governance

Police forces in 6 UTs merged

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday notified new rules amalgamating police forces in six Union Territories. The rules effectively mean that officers who are not direct IPS recruits could be posted in any of the six UTs and will be at the disposal of the Ministry. The National Capital …

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Will help governance: Centre

The government on Wednesday welcomed the verdict on Aadhaar, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad terming it a ‘historic judgment’ that would bolster good governance, and the delivery of services to the poorer sections of society. “The Supreme Court decision is a historic one,” Mr. …

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Preventive vigilance is key to good governance in PSEs: Patel

Punitive vigilance may demotivate, says RBI Governor Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel emphasised on preventive vigilance for improving governance standards in public sector enterprises (PSEs) and said punitive vigilance may not achieve the desired results. “Reserve Bank of India considers preventive vigilance measures as the lynchpin of its …

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Modi App now has volunteer platform

Sells merchandise ahead of 2019 poll One of the main campaign devices of the BJP in the 2014 general election was the volunteer platform of 272+ (the half-way mark in the Lok Sabha), harnessed under various constituency-specific websites. Kicking off the last-mile campaign outreach for 2019, the Prime Minister’s Narendra …

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Court alarmed at pothole-related deaths

The Supreme Court expressed alarm when it heard that potholes killed almost 3,600 persons in 2017. A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur was even more shocked to hear that some States still dispute the fact that potholes have led to accidental deaths on roads across the country. That …

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Delhi launches doorstep delivery of government services

From driving licences to marriage certificates, residents can now apply for 40 documents; no. of services will be raised to 100 in future, says govt. After months of planning, the Delhi government on Monday launched its ambitious project to home-deliver services, starting with the applications for 40 different licences and …

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Does the buck stop with the Governor?

With the Tamil Nadu government making a renewed effort to obtain the release of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case through a Cabinet recommendation to the Governor, legal experts differed on the scope of his power. While a senior advocate is of the opinion that any …

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Interpol Red Notice against Nirav’s sister

Purvi helped brother launder funds: ED The Interpol has issued a Red Notice against the sister of Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case “mastermind” Nirav Modi in connection with the money laundering probe by the Enforcement Directorate. It is alleged that Purvi Modi helped her brother launder the funds generated …

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Trial by WhatsApp in Jharkhand riles SC

Court frames charges via messaging app Popular among users for its ease and speed, instant messaging service WhatsApp caused raised eyebrows in the Supreme Court this week when it was informed that a criminal case was conducted via the service. The case, involving a former Jharkhand minister Yogendra Sao and …

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