Ministries may be asked to seek public view before framing laws

Apparently taking a leaf out of Aam Aadmi Party`s strategy, the government is mulling a proposal to make it mandatory for Union Ministries to elicit public opinion before framing legislations.

CVC mulls technical audits of major ministries

In a move aimed at checking corruption in government projects, the CVC is contemplating frequent technical vigilance audits in major departments.

PM asks ministries to prepare skill devp plans

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the
ministries to prepare plans with special
focus on skilling needs of minorities, SC, ST and backwards.

Inclusion of more ministries in SSA council

The govt approved inclusion of more ministries in the governing council and
executive committee of SSA as well as RMSA.

NHRC notice to states on banning use of asbestos

The NHRC Wednesday issued notices on
banning the use of white asbestos, to all states and territories along with several Union Ministries and asked them to file a status report on it within four weeks.

Pak devolves ministries, but retains ministers

A civil society organisation has demanded that the Pakistan government right-size the cabinet.

Constructions in Delhi Ridge: Court notice to ministries

The Delhi HC has issued notice to the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) and the ministry of defence (MoD) on a petition seeking a stay on the construction of staff quarters by cutting trees in Delhi`s green Ridge area.

Ministries discuss piracy, deployment of guards on vessels

The meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary KM
Chandrasekhar was attended by senior officials of several ministries including Defence, Home Affairs, External Affairs
and Shipping.

Pak`s intelligence agencies seize records of ministries

Pakistani intelligence agencies have seized the records of two federal ministries to investigate an alleged institutional lapse in objecting to
"Indian aggression" on sharing of river waters, a media claimed.

MGP says would oppose English even at the cost of ministries

Congress-led Goa government on Saturday
stood divided over the issue of medium of instruction (MOI),
with one of the coalition partners opposing English.

Pakistan SC summons foreign, finance and interior secretaries

The SC of Pakistan summoned federal secretaries of Interior, Foreign and Finance ministries.

Ministries to score zero if performance below 60%

Union ministries, which will
undergo performance evaluation from this year, will fetch a
zero for a task on their report cards if they fail to achieve
60 per cent of the target.

No unanimity among ministries on EOC

Absence of consensus among
ministries has created a hurdle in the setting up of an Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC) at least for the time being.

LS passes demands of grants to various ministries

Lok Sabha today passed the demands
for grants of various ministries to the tune of Rs 46,61,038
crore without any discussion.

Field publicity wing flooded with requests from ministries

The government`s field publicity
wing, entrusted with tasks like advocating Centre`s policies
in Naxal-affected areas, has been "flooded" with requests from
various ministries to promote their campaigns.

Bomb plot against ministries in Baghdad thwarted

Iraqi forces seized a large cache of explosives and arrested suspected insurgents allegedly planning to target government ministries Tuesday, in a crackdown across the capital that brought parts of the city to a standstill.

Govt unhappy with ministries` last minute proposals

Expressing displeasure over
ministries coming to Union Cabinet at the last minute with
their proposals for inclusion, the government has asked
officials to ensure that the time limits for sending notes are
strictly adhered to.