Assets declaration form for babus likely to be simplified under Lokpal

 The format for declaration of assets and liabilities by government employees under the Lokpal rules may be simplified, following concerns raised by several departments.

Quota for persons with disabilities; SC seeks DoPT's response

The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on an NGO's plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings for not complying with an earlier order of three per cent quota in jobs to persons with disabilities.

Govt holds discussion on amending Lokpal Act in absence of LoP

With nearly three weeks left for retirement of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the government on Friday held discussion on the issue of bringing an amendment in the Lokpal Act for selection of his successor in the absence of Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha.

Govt declines to make public orders on appointment of PS, OSD

The NDA government has declined to show orders issued by it barring appointments of officials who had served in key positions in the erstwhile UPA regime as private secretary and Officer on Special Duty to the present ministers saying such memorandums were confidential in nature.

Post working hours on websites: Govt tells depts

 All central government ministries and departments have been asked to put up on their respective websites details of working hours and public dealing timings among others.

Govt starts selection process for CVC

Centre on Monday began the selection process for Chief of Central Vigilance Commission and sought applications from eligible candidates including serving and retired bureaucrats, besides private persons.

DV Sadananda Gowda goes against PM's order

Union Minister for Railways D.V. Sadananda Gowda goes against DOPT's (Department of Personnel and Training) orders by keeping 66 personal staff in the place of 15.

Govt eases age bar for J&K residents to take civil service exam

In a major relief for civil services aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has extended till next year-end the upper age limit relaxation for the residents of the state to take the examination.

Centre to do random checks of air tickets to curb LTC misuse

All central government departments have been asked to carry out random checks of air tickets submitted by their employees to stop any misuse of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims.

Coal scam: Govt seeks general consent from states for CBI probe

In a bid to overcome bottlenecks in its probe into the coal scam and hacking cases, the Centre has asked some states to give their consent at the earliest for allowing CBI to investigate such cases.

'Idea boxes' to help govt improve governance

In its quest to seek out-of-the-box solutions to governance-related matters, the government has put up 'idea boxes' inside the power corridors of North Block which houses the ministries of Personnel and Home Affairs among others.

DoPT cancels extension of DU Registrar`s deputation

The government has terminated the extension given to Delhi University Registrar Alka Sharma who has been under attack for her role in the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) scrapped in June.

Manipur, Tripura get separate IAS, IPS cadres

With the creation of separate Manipur and Tripura cadres for All India Cadre Services (AICS) officers, the administration in both states would be considerably smoothened, an official said here Thursday.

Committee submits report on pattern of civil services exams

A committee formed to look into the possibilities of bringing changes in pattern of civil services examination among others on Thursday submitted its report to the government.

38 DoPT employees given certificate of excellence

As many as 38 employees of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) were on Friday awarded certificate of excellence, as part of the government`s measure to encourage its staff to deliver result oriented public service.

NDA ministers told not to appoint officers as personal staff who served under UPA

The new government has asked all its ministers not to appoint officials who had served in key positions in the UPA government as their personal staff.

Govt to modify Lokpal rules

Taking a first step towards appointment of Lokpal, Government has decided to modify rules to give more powers to the search committee mandated to recommend names for appointment of chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body.

Modi effect: Special cleanliness drive at MHA, DoPT offices

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s direction, a special drive was started today to clean offices of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) at North Block here.

DoPT control over CBI affects its independence: CBI to SC

DoPT controlling day to day affairs of CBI adversely affects the efficacy and independence of its functioning, the agency told on Monday the Supreme Court while insisting on ex-officio power of secretary to its Director to reduce bureaucratic layers of scrutiny.

Govt appoints anti-graft officials in cooperatives

The government has started the process of appointing anti-corruption officials in multi-state societies like KRIBHCO and IFFCO to check allegations of graft in their functioning.