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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.