administrative reforms

Ministers who matter in Manmohan’s cabinet


September 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
The slew of ministerial groups set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to assist in consensus-building and decision-making, once headed by Pranab Mukherjee, who was then the finance minister and ... Read more...

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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech in ... Read more...

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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary


August 16th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill banks on people’s legal illiteracy: Bedi


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) After the prime minister in his Independence Day speech assured the nation of action against corruption, saying the Lokpal Bill has been passed in ... Read more...

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Avoid mobiles at work, Kerala employees told


June 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) To raise efficiency in government offices, the Kerala government has asked all its employees to restrict the use of mobile telephones during work hours.The government order, ... Read more...

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Huge increase in candidates seeking central jobs


May 1st, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) There has been a whopping eight-fold increase in the number of applicants for the prestigious Staff Selection Commission examinations, from one million to nearly nine million ... Read more...

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Structural, administrative reforms needed for developing education: Sibal


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Regretting that 14 legislations, including the Educational Malpractices bill and Foreign Education providers bill, were pending in parliament, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Monday ... Read more...

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Amendments to Lokpal bill being considered, says Narayanasamy


February 11th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The government is committed to a strong Lokpal bill and is looking at amendments suggested by its allies as well as the opposition parties ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa re-allocates four ministers’ portfolios


January 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Wednesday effected minor rejig of her ministry by reallocating portfolios to four of her ministers.In a statement issued here by Tamil ... Read more...

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Delhi Governor expresses hope in MCD trifurcation


January 9th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna Monday expressed hope that with trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi the day-to-day problems of residents will be ... Read more...

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Make Lokpal independent but accountable, say former officials


December 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) As India awaits the Lokpal, prominent former bureaucrats and police officials say an independent and efficient anti-graft ombudsman will be a step forward in efforts ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu cabinet reshuffled, two dropped


December 10th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) In another reshuffle of her cabinet within a month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday inducted two ministers and dropped two.According to a statement from Governor ... Read more...

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Tripura to appoint Lokayukta this month


November 17th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government is expected to appoint a Lokayukta (ombudsman) later this month to deal with complaints of corruption, an official said here Thursday."Gauhati ... Read more...

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43 years, eight Lokpal bills, zero consensus


August 26th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India's effort to have an anti-graft ombudsman in the form of a Lokpal institution may have caught national attention only now. But parliament has ... Read more...

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Government questioned on plea on bureaucrats (Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the central and state governments another four weeks to file their replies on a petition seeking fixed tenure for bureaucrats ... Read more...

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Pakistani jirga opposes military operations against Taliban


July 5th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) A tribal assembly in Pakistan has opposed the ongoing military operation against the Taliban in the country and urged the government to hold talks with ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan ink culture pact


May 27th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India and Afghanistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote the arts and cultural heritage of Afghanistan.The MOU was signed here by India's ... Read more...

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Portfolios of West Bengal council of ministers


May 21st, 2011 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Following is the list of West Bengal ministers with their portfolios announced after midnight Friday:Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee - Home, Health, Land and Land Reforms, ... Read more...

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Top officials transferred in Tamil Nadu


May 17th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) On its first day in office, Tamil Nadu's J. Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government Monday transferred nine top bureaucrats and two police officers.The government appointed Debendranath Sarangi as ... Read more...

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Social group analyses manifestos in West Bengal


April 17th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress has not elaborated on land acquisition policy, the Left Front's promise on social security for the poor does not match concrete programmes, and ... Read more...

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Transparent land acquisition, no division of Bengal: Congress


April 4th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The Congress Sunday promised a transparent and efficient policy for acquiring land for industrialisation in West Bengal and proper compensation to the owners, if it ... Read more...

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Industry, health, education are priorities: Mamata


March 28th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 28 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has said that if voted to power, the party will give priority to industry, health, education and administrative reforms in the ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress manifesto promises good governance


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh on Wednesday released the party's manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Assam promising to ensure 'good governance' and ... Read more...

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Will probe Left’s mass killings: Mamata


February 20th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday said she will conduct a proper enquiry into various "mass killings" during the three-decade long Left rule in West Bengal if ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to inaugurate conference of chief secretaries


February 4th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will today inaugurate the two-day conference of Chief Secretaries being organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.Minister ... Read more...

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Secretaries to explore ways to improve governance in India


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will on Friday inaugurate the two-day conference of Chief Secretaries being organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public ... Read more...

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Himachal’s plastic waste drive may earn it national award


January 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) An innovative scheme launched by Himachal Pradesh to remove polythene wastes by using these to surface roads may win the state government a national award, an official said ... Read more...

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DARPG to soon launch improved public governance redressal system: Chavan


September 24th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) will be launching a ... Read more...

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‘India can become major scientific player in 20 years’


September 18th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India is set to become a major scientific player in 20 years, provided there is a favourable environment for innovations and structural and administrative reforms are ... Read more...

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Malathi is new chief secretary of Tamil Nadu


August 31st, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday appointed Vigilance Commissioner and Commissioner of Administrative Reforms S. Malathi, IAS, as the new chief secretary. The former home secretary of Tamil Nadu, ... Read more...

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Chavan to inaugurate workshop on Sevottam Compliant Citizen’s Charter


August 29th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan will on Monday inaugurate a two-day workshop on Designing and Implementing Sevottam Compliant Citizen's Charter ... Read more...

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Apex court questions Chhattisgarh on Salwa Judum (Lead)


August 11th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Chhattisgarh government to respond to a plea seeking the disbanding of state-sponsored vigilante group Salwa Judum set up to counter Maoist ... Read more...

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Punjab to implement 75 percent administrative reforms by year-end


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday announced that it would carry out 75 percent of the administrative reforms by the end of this year. A committee on administrative reforms set up ... Read more...

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Moily’s Ramayana, an intense search for equality in democratic setup


July 6th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, a lawyer by training, entered politics in the sixties, occupied important positions in his home state Karnataka rising to the office of Chief ... Read more...

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Nita Kapoor is new secretary-defence finance


May 31st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Nita Kapoor, a 1973-batch Indian Defence Accounts Services (IDAS) officer, Monday took over as the new secretary, defence finance, replacing Indu Liberhan who retired Monday, an official ... Read more...

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