Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Every Indian state to appoint nodal officer to deal with MEA; WTO centers to be set up in states

NOW, each Indian state will have a nodal officer to deal exclusively with the ministry of external affairs (MEA). The MEA in turn will set up a joint consultative group with the states for regular interaction between the Centre and the states in addition to hand-holding the state governments on border management issues. The decision was taken at the first annual conference of chief secretaries held in New Delhi on February 1-2.
The conference, organized at the initiative of cabinet secretary KM Chandrasekhar, also proposed to evolve a mechanism for facilitation of real-time intelligence sharing by states with defence forces. Also, states would now set up WTO Centres for training of their personnel and for creating greater awareness about negotiations and implications of WTO agreements.
On Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), states may now consider setting up cabinet committees under chief ministers and extend all possible support for expediting the process of enrolment of persons for the issue of UID number. Also, each state will now nominate a nodal officer for interaction with the Centre on all issues relating to development in science and technology. Also, a standing committee of secretaries chaired by the cabinet secretary will be constituted for popularizing relevant technologies for each state. The committee will also have secretaries of scientific departments, Planning Commission, DIPP, MNRE and ministry of food processing industries as its members.

Engineering Services Exam from June 26, 2010 
The Union Service Public Commission (UPSC) will hold the engineering services Examination, 2010 commencing from June 26, 2010. The Commission proposes to make available online application submission for Engineering Services Examination, 2010 from February 6 to February 22, 2010 for which a separate notice is to be issued. Any confusion? Just dial, 011-23389366.

Action and Appointments
a) Justice Anil Ramesh Dave, Chief Justice, Andhra Pradesh High Court has been transferred as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.
b) R Bandyopadhyay, a 1974 batch West Bengal cadre IAS and secretary in the ministry of corporate affairs, will hold additional charge of the post of secretary, ministry of information and broadcasting during the absence on leave of Raghu Menon, 1974 batch Nagaland cadre IAS up to 12th February, 2010.

All for Right Writing 
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1 comment:

  1. Better coordiantion between the Centre and states will go a long way in checking the menace of terrorism. Intelligence-sharing is key to evolving a sound anti-terror mechanism. It will also help check infiltration from the neighbouring countries..