Friday, April 30, 2010

Questions on RTI figure prominently in Parliament

THE questions related to Right to Information Act, 2005, particularly its possible amendments are getting more and more space this Parliament session. The amendment of RTI and questions on file notings will come up again on May 5, 2010 in Lok Sabha, India’s lower House of Parliament.
Only on Thursday, minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions Prithviraj Chavan said in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha how the RTI Act has an inbuilt system of monitoring of the implementation of the Act. He further mentioned that no amendment of the Act so far as the structure of the State Information Commission was under consideration.
The other prominent questions that will come up on May 5 in Lok Sabha include bureaucrats with professional degree holders, income limit of creamy layers of OBC, complaints about civil services examinations etc., according to the provisional list of unstarred questions published so far.

Secretary In Action
Corporate affairs secretary R Bandyopadhyay has asked the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to impart the training to professionals for converging Indian Accounting Standards with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) at an affordable cost and of high quality. He inaugurated the curtain raiser ceremony of the chain-workshops on Indian Accounting Standards converged with IFRSs in New Delhi on Thursday

Rail men clinch gold in world TT championship
Indian Railways Men Team won the Gold Medal, first time, in the history of USIC (World Railways) Table Tennis Championships by beating the France in the final by 5-1. The World Railways Table Tennis Men’s and Women’s Championships were held at Nijniy Novgorod (Russia) from April 22 to 27, 2010. A total number of 15 countries have participated in the said championship.
The men Team included Anirban Nandi, Arpit Bhopalkar and Sayan Paul Roy. The women team which won the Bronze Medal consisted of Prajakta Tipale, Pallabi Kundu and Mansi Bhagwat.
Also, Arpit Bhopalkar won the Gold Medal in Men individual category by beating Albert Kolodskikh of Russia by 3-1 in the final. 


  1. when is the new pattern of the civil services exam going to be implemented, it seems that the sk khanna committee has not submitted its report till now, the suspense regarding the new pattern of the civil service preliminary exam is causing a lot of anxiety amongst civil service aspirants, it seems that there are rumours that the new pattern is going to be like the CAT/GMAT exam and therefore many youngsters are distraught over this "piece of news". do u have any idea of the proposed pattern of the new civil services prelims exam?

  2. blogger saab, any idea through your links in DoPT, regarding date for this years civil services examination result...UPSC officials at facilitation counter say "soon".....but they are generally unreliable