Tuesday, January 19, 2021



Govt. set to name CIC, 2 ICs, despite Opp dissent note

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 30: The Government is set to appoint former Indian Foreign Service officer and Information Commissioner Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as the new Chief Information Commissioner and journalist Uday Mahurkar as an Information Commissioner despite strong objections from Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Opposition member in the high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Government is also learnt to have finalized the name of Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General Saroj Punhani for the post of Information Commissioner.Officials of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) have informed Sinha...

Shift to Govt. schools in villages: Survey

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29: Enrolment in Government schools has risen at the expense of private schools in the villages over the past 2 years, reversing the previous years' trend, a survey has found.The finding suggests that the financial stress caused by the pandemic may be prompting parents to choose public-funded education for their children.Although physical classes have been closed since the lockdown began in March, school enrolment has taken place.The Annual Status of Education Report 2020, published by the NGO Pratham, is based on a 10-day telephone survey of 59,251...