Government Policy

Central varsity teachers allege ‘gag order’

With govt. service rules kicking in, they can’t bring out publications taking a critical view of policies Writings of eminent academics taking a critical view of contemporary policies — such as demonetisation, GST, job creation, legislation or foreign policy — may soon be a thing of the past, if the …

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Tushar Mehta is new SG

Almost after a year since the vacancy arose, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday appointed senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General of India, a key legal position to represent the State or Central governments in courtroom proceedings. His appointment notification was issued by the Department …

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EPS ’95 members file petition in SC

Seek quashing of amendment, circular Retirees and employees who are members of the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 have filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against the Centre and the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which administers the scheme. They are demanding the quashing of a 2014 amendment and …

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Important to get best talent: Jalan

‘Place of study a non-issue to pick CEA’ Former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan, who currently heads the committee tasked with selecting the next chief economic advisor (CEA), said his committee was focussed on selecting the best person for the job, a clear signal that the panel wasn’t …

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How was decision on Rafale made, asks SC

Bench seeks details in a sealed envelope by October 29 The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to submit details of the decision-making process in the Rafale deal with France in a sealed envelope by October 29. A Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, however, clarified that it …

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Demand on MSP fulfilled, says PM

Unveils 64-foot statue of Jat leader Sir Chhotu Ram, credited with working for the uplift of farmers Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government had fulfilled the long-pending demand of farmers by considerably increasing the Minimum Support Price of around two dozen crops recently and was working towards …

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Mizoram’s date with displaced Brus

The displacement of some 40,000 Bru people from Mizoram in 1997 got much less traction than that of the Kashmiri Pandits seven years before. But making them return home from relief camps in adjoining Tripura has been equally frustrating for the Centre and the north-eastern States for almost 21 years …

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