Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rs 20 cr for innovation center in Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad has been given Rs 20 crore, as recommended by the Thirteenth Finance Commission, for setting up an innovation centre. The Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS) was set up in May 2010.
According to a information was given by the minister of state for finance Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha, the CIPS would create a climate and nurture a culture for accelerating and diffusing innovations in public systems. “Its objectives are to identify, recognize and promote innovations in public systems, catalyze and trigger lateral learning for initiating action research projects, macro level changes and innovations in the policies and practices across states, provide a range of learning opportunities and services to various stakeholders, facilitate sharing of international experiences and exposure to best practices in governance of public systems etc.”, the minister said.

US-based telecom company Telcordia denies links with Ravi Inder Singh, IAS
US-based telecom company Telcordia has denied having links with home ministry official Ravi Inder Singh, who was detained for allegedly passing sensitive information related to internal security. Telcordia in a release denies allegations being reported by sections of the press that Ravi Inder Singh, a Director in the Ministry of Home Affairs, is on its payrolls. “We follow the highest levels of integrity and process. Our only interaction with Mr Singh was at a presentation at the Ministry of Home Affairs, in the presence of other officials from the same ministry. All approvals for doing business in India have come through due process as laid down by the law of the land,” the company said in a statement.

Action and Appointments
a) Vivek Kulkarni, a 1981 batch former IAS officer, has stepped down from the Board of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). It is believed that he had cited lack of corporate governance as a reason for his resignation. A mechanical engineering, Kulkarni is a former IT secretary in Government of Karnataka. He quit the service to join Brickwork India. (In Picture: Karnataka I-T secretary Kulkarni with then CM SM Krishna, File photo)
b) K Chandramouli, a 1975 batch UP cadre IAS officer, presently secretary of Department of Aids Control has been appointed as the health secretary in place of K Sujatha Rao, a 1974 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS who is retiring on November 30, 2010.
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1 comment:

  1. About the Innovation centre This is amusing Has the IAS seriously any record for innovation.? Our administrators and economists are people of the rut... following textbook or rule book solutions with no idea about long term strategy/ We can expect an economist or IAS officr to be posted there. His record should be interesting!!