Saturday, September 12, 2009

India’s top cops meet in Delhi between September 14 and 16 to brainstorm internal security issues

INDIA'S senior most policemen like DGPs will gather in New Delhi for three days beginning September 14, to deliberate on issues concerning internal security. Union home minister P Chidambaram will inaugurate the meet whereas Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will address the conference on September 15, 2009 in addition to presenting police medals for meritorious services. The major issues that are likely to dominate the meet include internal security threats, including Left Wing extremism , coastal security, insurgency in the North-East and circulation of fake currency notes among others. The agenda also includes presentations on important policing issues such as national police mission, corporate frauds and security arrangements for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in 2010. Director, Intelligence Bureau, is the ex-officio chairman of the conference. Following the tradition established by Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, the first home minister of the country, the conference is customarily inaugurated by the Union home minister.
Setting up of employee and pensioner databases proposed The Thirteenth Finance Commission (TFC) has come out with a discussion paper which may help states setting up employee and pensioners databases. It included findings of a study in order to document the experiences of states that have achieved progress with employee and pensioner databases and data management systems, as well as to develop a roadmap through which the remaining states can achieve a similar outcome. Significantly, the Thirteenth Finance Commission was constituted on November 13, 2007 to make recommendations on sharing of net proceeds of Central taxes with the states and on various other specified aspects of Centre-State fiscal relations for the period April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2015. The current study on setting up of employee and pensioners databases was conducted by Subhash Garg, IAS, and principal secretary in government of Rajasthan and Gautam Bhardwaj, MD, Invest India Economic Foundation. “Over the last two decades, expenditure on salaries and pensions has emerged as the single largest expenditure head for state governments… The lack of reliable data on employees and pensioners has also limited the ability of individual states to undertake sound fiscal planning, estimate the impact of Pay Commissions or plan their development expenditure. Though some states have attempted to build employee and pensioner databases, a majority of states are yet to make any significant progress on this front”, the preface of the paper said. For details, visit
Action & Appointments Justice Bipin Chandra Kandpal, senior-most Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court has been appointed as the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from September 10, 2009 when the current incumbent Justice Vinod Kumar Gupta retired.

1 comment:

  1. A comprehensive mechanism to deal with the menace of internal terrorism is the need of the hour. Hope something concrete will come out of the meet..