MoS PMO to adopt 2 landslide-hit villages in his constituency

PMO Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday announced that he will adopt two landslide-hit villages in Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency of Jammu and Kashmir for their all-round development.

Telephone links in Kashmir to be restored soon: Minister

The telephone links in the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir are expected to be restored in a day or two, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said Wednesday.

No time for blame game on lack of warning on J&K floods: Govt

As the Central Water Commission faces the charge that it failed to issue any alert about the floods in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the time now was not for engaging in a blame game but to make concerted efforts to help the people of the state.

Sexual harassment of women at work place: Govt to amend rules

Rules are being amended to widen definition of sexual harassment and to make work place more conducive for women to work, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday.

Will decide on sending Ranjit Sinha on leave when the need arises, says Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday cleared that the Government will decide on sending the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on leave when the need arises.

Scientists to take lecture classes at schools, colleges: Govt

Over 5,000 "highly accomplished" scientists working with various departments under the Science and Technology Ministry will devote time to impart education to students of various schools and colleges in the country.

Programme launched to identify causes of premature births

With over 25 per cent of the total premature birth related deaths occurring in India, the Centre has launched a national programme to identify the causes and predictive "biomarkers" of such births.

Govt to emphasise on e-governance: Jitendra Singh

The government will emphasise on e-governance measures to ensure good and simplified governance, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Wednesday.

Amendments in Whistleblowers Act under examination: Govt

Some changes in Whistleblowers Protection Act, aimed at ensuring safety of people exposing corruption, is being examined by the government, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

India identifying site for third satellite launch pad

India is considering setting up another satellite launch pad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, which is expected to boost the launching frequency of Indian satellites, it was stated Wednesday in the Lok Sabha.

UPSC row: Samajwadi Party calls for cancelling of CSAT

Supporting the ongoing agitation of UPSC aspirants, Samajwadi Party said the civil services examination was heavily biased in favour of students from English background.

UPSC row: PM Modi holds emergency meeting with Rajnath, Jitendra Singh

Soon after returning to India after a two-day visit to Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night met with senior ministers of NDA government like Rajnath Singh (Home), Arun Jaitley (Finance) and Jitendra Singh (MoS, Personnel) and got a briefing over the prolonged Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issue, reports said.

CSAT to stay, English marks not to be added in merit: Centre on UPSC row

Seeking to defuse the UPSC row that has seen hundreds of civil services aspirants on warpath, the Centre on Monday announced that English marks in Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT-II) will not be included for gradation or merit and 2011 candidates may get a second chance to appear for the test next year.

Decision on UPSC row at appropriate time: Minister

The government will share its decision on the row over the civil service entrance examination at an "appropriate time", Minister of State in the Prime Minister`s Officer Jitendra Singh said Saturday.

Kashmiri Pandit groups meet Jitendra Singh over pilgrimage

Delegations of Kashmiri Pandit organisations on Friday met Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday seeking the Centre`s intervention in allowing a pilgrimage to Kounsarnag Lak in South Kashmir, a day after locals had protested against the event.

UPSC storm in Parliament: Confetti thrown at Speaker, walkout by Oppn

The UPSC exam row generated heat in both Houses of Parliament on Friday with a member tearing a paper and throwing it towards the Speaker in Lok Sabha and almost the entire Opposition staging a walkout in the Upper House as Government refused to set a time-line for resolving the issue.

UPSC row: Govt`s decision will be satisfactory, says MoS Jitendra Singh

Minister of State ( MoS) in the Prime Minister`s Office ( PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh said Thursday that the government`s decision on the UPSC row will be a balanced and satisfactory one.

India having space cooperation with 33 nations

India has been working in cooperation with 33 countries in the area of peaceful use of outer space, the government Wednesday said.

CBI has registered 50 cases in J&K in three years

CBI has registered 50 cases in Jammu and Kashmir between 2011 and 2014 of which eight have been closed during the period, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

UPSC row will be resolved soon, appeal students to maintain calm: MoS

Amid continuing protests by civil service aspirants demanding the scrapping of an aptitude test, the government on Tuesday reiterated that the row will be resolved soon.