Thursday, August 12, 2010

PMO takes up 5 cases of Group A officers where there is no consensus between CVC and Disciplinary Authority

PRIME Minister’s Office (PMO) is now considering five cases where there has been a difference of opinion between Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and Disciplinary Authority. It’s not known who are these Group A officers whose cases have been referred to PMO.
Though the final decision for imposition of a penalty vests with the disciplinary authority concerned, the cases of difference of opinion between the disciplinary authority and the CVC are required to be submitted to the Prime Minister for resolution. As was informed by minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan in Lok Sabha, 13 such cases have been disposed off in first seven months of the calendar year 2010. In 2008-09, 42 such cases were disposed whereas 27 such cases were resolved in 2009-2010.

Govt admits there’s a huge backlog in ST, SC and OBC posts
The government has admitted that it has not been able to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of SC, ST and OBC categories despite special recruitment drive that began almost two years ago. Minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha said that the government is aware that Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes posts are lying vacant in Central ministries or departments and their attached offices. The special recruitment drive was launched on November 19, 2008 to fill up backlog reserved vacancies of SC, ST and OBC categories. As per information received from various ministries and departments up to August 6, 2010, number of backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs were 26,565; 25,649 and 21,143 respectively, of which 12,045; 2,799 and 3,876 respectively have been filled.

IAS topper inspires young minds at Jamia Millia
Dr Shah Faisal, IAS topper for 2009, gave an inspiring speech in Jamia Millia Islamia, which was attended by a large number of students. The interaction was in the form of an open Question-Answer session. Many students were spellbound listening to Dr Faisal’s speech. He has so far inspired many young minds of the minority community to pursue a career in the Indian Administrative Services.

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