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Chief Information Commissioner Mr. BimalJulka briefs Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh about the functioning of the CIC during the COVID pandemic

Hitting back at the opposition for unsubstantiated observations made by certain senior Congress and other leaders alleging that COVID pandemic had left the various Commissions in Government of India including the Central Information Commission inactive, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, ... Read More »

Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi takes oath as Chairman, UPSC

Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi, presently Member, Union Public Service Commission, took the oath of office and secrecy as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today.  The oath was administered by Arvind Saxena, outgoing Chairman of the Commission. Prof.(Dr.) Joshi joined the Commission as Member on 12/05/2015. Prior to joining ... Read More »

Law Commission holding meeting with political parties

The Commission has prepared a draft paper on “Simultaneous Elections – Constitutional and Legal Perspectives” and has sought opinions of all stakeholders including political parties, constitutional experts, bureaucrats, academia and public on the paper, before finalising its report and sending it to the government. In its draft, the law panel ... Read More »

Law Commission recommends regulating betting

The commission’s report, Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket in India, recommends a number of changes in the law for regulating betting and generating tax revenues from it. Parliament may also enact a model law for regulating gambling that may be adopted by the states or in the ... Read More »

Centre to replace UGC, bring in Higher Education Commission 

The government is set to replace the apex higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) with a higher education commission by repealing the UGC Act, 1951.  “Under the leadership of PM @narendramodi has embarked on a process of reforms of the regulatory agencies for better administration of the HE sector ... Read More »

EAM calls on Presidents of European Commission, European Parliament

Swaraj arrived in Belgium on Wednesday from Luxembourg on the last leg of her four-nation tour. Earlier, she had visited France and Italy. “EAM Sushma Swaraj called on President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The two leaders exchanged views on progress made on the understandings reached during the last India-EU ... Read More »

Telecom Commission approves proposal for in-flight mobile services

Telecom Commission – the highest decision making body of telecom department – also approved regulator TRAI’s recommendations on internet telephony in its meeting in New Delhi today. Another proposal that received approval entails creation of an ombudsman to deal with telecom grievances, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan told reporters. The ombudsman ... Read More »