Govt employees to enjoy rafting, jungle safaris to enhance risk-taking capacities

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) feels that adventure sports will cull the impact of stress and sedentary life on government servants.

Centre wants babus with doubtful integrity and efficiency sacked

To tone up the bureaucratic apparatus and weed out officials of doubtful integrity and efficiency, the government has asked all its departments to identify such public servants and move proposals for their premature retirement.

Sanitary napkin vending machines at Nirman Bhawan

Targeting women's health at its door step, the central government has installed four sanitary napkin vending machines in women's washrooms at Nirman Bhawan, which houses the health ministry.

Now, bureaucrats may lose job for overstaying on foreign assignments

IAS and IPS officers may lose their job if they overstay on foreign assignments for more than a month without permission, as per the new rules being finalised by the government.

2015-16 outgo on central government salaries to exceed Rs.1 lakh crore

Outgoes towards central government salaries will exceed Rs.100,000 crore in the current fiscal, which will increase further on implementing the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, parliament was told on Wednesday.

3.37 lakh women employees in central government

Over three lakh women employees are working in various central government departments across the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.

No HRD Ministry pressure behind resignations of heads of educational institutions: Smriti Irani

The resignations of heads of some educational bodies were "entirely on personal reasons", Government said on Monday, and dismissed suggestions they stepped down because of pressure from the HRD Ministry.

Govt plans to punish parents if children found engaged in child labour

The government plans to put in place provisions to punish parents whose children are found to be engaged in child labour, which has been seeing a declining trend.

Rice varieties for diabetic patients identified

The central government on Friday said it has identified three rice varieties with low glycemic index (GI) values which are considered suitable for diabetic patients.

We don't know where the poor of this country are headed: SC

The Supreme Court Friday pulled up the Centre for not monitoring the implementation of National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) meant for urban poor and homeless people, saying "we do not know where the poor people of this country are heading for."

100 IAS officers came under CBI scanner in last 5 years: Govt

100 IAS officers came under the CBI scanner in the last five years for their alleged involvement in various corruption cases with the Central Government according sanction to prosecute 66 of them.

PM Modi's smart cities' dream, as feasible as it looks?

Narendra Modi's plans of building over 100 smart cities in India with modern facilities and communication systems in next 5 years sounds exemplary. But is it that easy to change the nation's infrastructure so fast, so much?

East Delhi MCD sanitation workers call off strike

East Delhi MCD employees have ended their strike over their pending salaries, which comes out as a huge relief for the Delhi citizens. But the question now emerges that who should be held responsible for the whole mess?

Centre cancels Delhi govt order to remove Home Secretary

The Home Ministry has revoked the decision of Delhi Government to repatriate its Principal Secretary (Home) and (Land and Buildings) Dharam Pal to the Centre terming it "ab initio void" and asserted that powers to transfer AGMUT cadre officers rests only with the Centre.

Collegium recommended names despite adverse reports: Govt to SC

The Supreme Court collegium recommended and reiterated the appointments of people as judges despite adverse Intelligence Bureau reports and judges' critical comments against them, the central government on Wednesday told the apex court.

AAP accuses Central govt of indulging in vendetta politics

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday accused the Central government of indulging in vendetta politics, and said that the court and not the police should decide whether Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar's papers are forged.

Centre asks JK govt to ensure security of telecom towers

 Concerned over a series of attacks on telecom towers in the state, the Centre today asked Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure security of communication infrastructure and come out with an action plan to deal with militants' threat.

Teaotia named Commerce Secretary; Choubey new Aviation Secretary

Gujarat-cadre senior IAS officer Rita A Teaotia was on Tuesday appointed as new Commerce Secretary and Rajeev Nayan Choubey was made Civil Aviation Secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle.

DNA: Govt tests Maggi noodle samples from all states

Maggi brand ambassadors including Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit were Monday warned of action by the Central Government if the advertisements for the noodles were found to be misleading.
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Maggi row: Brand ambassadors to be in trouble if ads found misleading

Maggi brand ambassadors including Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit were Monday warned of action by the Central Government if the advertisements for the noodles were found to be misleading.