Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It’s Official: A South Korean ministry to help single bureaucrats fall in love

CALL it a ministry of matchmaking. South Korea’s health ministry has decided to help the country’s civil servants to date and mate so as to arrest falling birthrate in the country. According to the ministry’s proposed match-making programme, special social gatherings would be arranged for single bureaucrats with a hope that they would mingle with each other, fall in love and finally get married, a section of media reports said. The reports further quoted an official of the ministry’s human resources development division as saying that it would not be a one-time mass meeting among singles, but regular gatherings would be arranged where singles will be able to meet and mingle naturally.
Helping the country’s single bureaucrats to find their partners is a part of a larger government plan adopted in late 2009 to boost South Korea’s birthrate of 9.09 births out of 1000, one of the lowest in the world.

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MHA asks bidders to submit fresh samples of bullet-proof jackets
A tender was floated for procuring 59,000 bullet-proof jackets for the Central Paramilitary Forces. A technical evaluation committee (TEC) under the chairmanship of DG, BPR and D and a tender advisory committee (TAC) under the chairmanship of DG, CRPF were also constituted.
The tighter evaluation for procuring such jackets assumes significance as it was suspected that top police officials who fought against 10 well-trained Pakistani terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008 were given sub-standard bullet-proof jackets. In fact, the bullet-proof jacket worn by former Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare who died during the shoot-out, went missing. Later, the Maharashtra government served show-cause notices to eight officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) over missing files pertaining to the purchase of 110 bullet-proof jackets by the Mumbai police in 2002.

Action and Appointments
a) Joginder Paul Sharma, a 1981 batch UP cadre IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of development of North Eastern region for a period upto January 10, 2012 or until further orders.
b) Ashok Mahadeorao Dalwai, a 1984 batch Orissa cadre IAS has been appointed as regional Deputy Director General (joint secretary level) in the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) at Bengaluru under the Planning Commission for a period of five years or until further orders.
c) The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal for extension of Central deputation tenure of Ms Anita Kaul, a 1979 batch Karnataka cadre IAS and joint secretary in the department of school education and literacy for a period upto March 31, 2010 or until further orders.
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1 comment:

  1. The S.Koreans can request for the expertise of our poster-babus like rathore etc. on a serious note, the anxiety of our lady probationers about not getting suitable match bcoz of their newly acquired "high" status is a matter of concern.