Monthly Archives: July 2017

UGC regulation on Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers


Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey informed that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified the Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measure for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education, 2010. These principal regulations along with their subsequent four amendments… Read More

Safeguard of domestic & small establishments workers


The Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment convey that the Government has enacted the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act, 2008 to provide for the welfare of unorganised workers including those in the domestic and small business establishments on matters relating to life and disability cover, health and maternity benefit; old age protection… Read More

Devendra Fadnavis launches book Mann ki Baat

Piyush Goyal

The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal alongwith the Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis at the book launch of Mann ki Baat, at a function, in Mumbai .… Read More

12th Slum Yuva Daud

12th Slum Yuva Daud

The Union Minister for Steel, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh flagging off the 12th Slum Yuva Daud, from M.M. Road, Jhandenwalan Devi Mandir to Ajmal Khan Park Gate No 3, Karol Bagh, in New Delhi.… Read More

Printing of Post-GST Rates on old Stock

Bottled water

Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has conveyed that on account of implementation of GST there may be instances where the retail sale price printed on a pre-packaged commodity is required to be changed. The Department has issued an order according to which, manufacturers/ packers/ importers of pre-packaged commodities… Read More

Deadline for IT return extended till 5 August

No extension of deadline

The government on Monday extended the deadline for filing the Income Tax Returns (ITRs) for the financial year 2016-17. The new deadline has been set at August 5. The announcement was made by the the Income Tax department’s verified Twitter handle. The I-T department cited ‘difficulties faced by taxpayers’ as the reason behind … Read More

Reduction in Provident Funds contribution


Shri Bandaru Dattatreya informed that With a view to bring contribution under Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 to be paid by employer and employee at par with other savings instruments like the National Pension System, Contributory Provident Fund etc., an agenda item for lowering the rate of contribution… Read More

Ambuj Sharma appointed Secretary-General | NHRC

Ambuj-Sharma IAS

Shri Ambuj Sharma IAS (Tamil Nadu 1983) presently Additional Chief Secretary, Industries Commissioner and Director of Industries and Commerce, Govt. of Tamil Nadu has been appointed as Secretary -General, National Human Rights Commission. wishes Shri Ambuj Sharma the very best.

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Sashastra Seema Bal launches team to deal with disaster management


The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has launched its first contingent of rescue-and-relief teams (RRTs) to deal with the situation arising out of natural and man made disasters in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior official said .The contingent, comprising 18 teams, presented its first demonstration at a special mock-drill session yesterday, using equipment used for… Read More

Ravneet Kaur takes charge as CMD | ITDC

Ravneet Kaur IAS

Ms. Ravneet Kaur  IAS (Punjab  1988)presently Additional Secretary has been appointed as the Chairperson and Managing Director (C&MD) of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). She succeeds Shri Umang Narula, IAS (J& K 1989).

Ravneet Kaur, an IAS officer of 1988 batch, Punjab cadre, was Joint Secretary in Department of Industrial … Read More

LPG prices to be hiked by Rs 4 per month


The government has ordered state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas (LPG) prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said .The government had previously asked Indian Oil (IOC), Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) to raise rates of subsidised… Read More