Thursday, February 24, 2011

CIC may have more job openings; sanctioned strength could rise to 160

WITH more appeals and complaints pouring in, the Central Information Commission (CIC) is set to become bigger and have more job openings. The CIC which has now 116 sanctioned posts excluding the information commissioners, may soon have a sanctioned strength to 160 if its proposal gets the government’s nod.
According to information provided by the minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions V Narayanasamy in written reply to question in the Lok Sabha, the CIC has 15,476 pending appeals and complaints as on January 31, 2011. The CIC disposed of 19,482 appeals or complaints during the year 2009-10 and 20,583 during the period April 2010 – January, 2011. The CIC was allocated a sum of Rs 12.33 crore in 2008-09 and Rs 11.83 crore in 2009-10.

Babus in Demand: One at Manila, other at Abu Dhabi
The government has advertised for two foreign posts --- adviser to the executive director, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila in Philippines and counsellor, community affairs (development) at Abu Dhabi. Significantly, officers at the level of deputy secretary and directors of government of India are qualified to apply for the same.

Maoists make fresh demands to free R Vineel Krishna
The initial report that R Vineel Krishna, a 2005 batch Orissa cadre IAS abducted by Maoist extremists was released at Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district on Tuesday night, turned out to be incorrect. Though junior engineer Pabitra Majhi was freed by the Maoists, the fate of the Malkangiri district collector Krishna remained hanging as the Naxals on Wednesday made a fresh demand for release of five key Naxals in exchange of Krishna’s release.

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