Thursday, August 30, 2012
Income Tax Department invites all artists and designers, both professionals and amateurs, to develop a Mascot to be used in all of the Department. Make sure that the Mascot you develop captures the vision and values of the Income Tax Department and exhibits a definite brand recall value. The Mascot should be captivating and inspiring, particularly to the young and future taxpayers. Don't miss this rare opportunity of exercising your creativity and bagging a cash reward of Rs. 1, 00,000/-.
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- [Diplomacy] Joseph Koni, Lord's Resistance Army, Uganda Child Soldiers
At the heart of most Political unrests in Middle
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[Diplomacy] Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC): suspension of Syria, Rohingyas, Jammu n Kashmir
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Lord's Resistance ArmyThe Lord's Resistance Army is a rebel group led by leader Joseph Kony. The group originated in Northern Uganda as a movement to fight for the rights of
For GS (Mains) Paper II.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
(Regd. Society No. 614/2003)
Cordially invite you and your friends to
a Talk on
Saving Assam from Demographic Invasion
Sri Sarbananda SonowaL*
Former MP from Dibrugarh Constituency, Assam
Date & Time:
30th August, 2012 (Thursday) at 6:00 pm
Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram, Baghlingampally,
Near Narayanguda, Hyderabad.
All are welcome.
*Sri Sarbananda Sonowal is a leading political and social worker from Assam. A relentless crusader against Bangladeshi infiltration into Assam, he carried the issue up to the Supreme Court which then struck down the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983 as unconstitutional and termed Bangladeshi infiltration an "external aggression." For this achievement, the All Assam Students Union honoured him with the title "Jatiya Nayak." A responsible & dutiful MLA and MP with law and journalism qualifications, he was recognised as "Shreshtha Axomia" (2007) and "Best Politician of Assam" (2005) by the Media. An active student leader, he had been President of the All Assam Students' Union; and Chairman of the North East Students Organisation - an umbrella student organisation of all the seven states of North East. A bachelor, Sarbananda Sonowal is currently a National Executive Member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. For further details, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarbananda_Sonowal
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Monday, August 27, 2012
We all make mistakes, don't we? Well, the only difference is when a child makes a mistake; we overlook it knowing that through their mistake they eventually learn. However, when an adult makes a mistake we tend to get hard on them. I believe that, if we have freedom to make choices then we should have the choice to make mistakes too. It is due to the mistakes that we often commit that we learn to be wiser and understand things better because , every single mistake is a blessing in disguise and there are actually untold blessings hidden within every mistake.
Also, sometimes when we commit a mistake, we blame it on others just because we want to get out of the situation. We do it normally when we are stopped by the police for speeding, reckless driving or any like reason.
Instead of taking responsibility, we blame the police for hiding in the bushes on the highway or around a bend. The mistake was ours as we were the ones who chose to speed. Furthermore, when we blame others for our mistakes, we never learn from our mistakes and hence make the same mistake over and over again.
We are all human and we shall always make mistakes but we need to take corrective steps to learn from our mistakes. No matter how big the mistake is, there is always something to be grateful for. Maybe, we trusted and put our blind faith in a person and this person proved us wrong.
When we learn from our mistakes we then become better equipped when a similar challenge or situation comes along our way.
It is said that an example of a historical figure that used the errors and successes of others to build his own career is Napoleon Bonaparte. He learned all he knew about war from books, so much so, that, the first time he went to the battle field as a commander he won, though facing a dangerous enemy.
In this case, Napoleon relied on the failures and successes of his ancestors to perfect his own skill. I believe that scientific discoveries are all examples of people learning from mistakes. Likewise, Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb by following a plan straight from beginning to end. Instead he tried different experiments based on what he knew. Sometimes, these experiments failed. But he did not quit; he learned what he did wrong and tried something different the next time.
Whether it is ourselves who err or others let's see our mistakes as an opportunity to learn from the situation. "Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education."
Friday, August 24, 2012
Inter Cadre Transfer of All India Service Officers to third cadre on the ground of marriage -Clarification in Policy
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training.
New Delhi, North Block,
Dated 22nd August 2012
The Chief Secretary All states /UTS
Sub: Inter Cadre Transfer of All India Service Officers to third cadre on the ground of marriage -Clarification in Policy – regarding.
I am directed to refer to this Department's letter no. 13017/16/2003-AIS-I dated 18.1.2008 on the subject cited above, which provides as under: -
"In cases of inter-cadre transfer of officers on ground of 'marriage', the couple should normally be transferred to one of the two Cadres on which they are borne. In case of refusal of both Cadres to accept the officers, in the first instance, the matter should be taken up formally a second time with both the cadres. In cases of continued refusal of both the cadres to accept the officers on grounds that are deemed by the Central Government to be genuine and satisfactory, the couple shall be transferred to one of the deficit cadres with concurrence of the State Government concerned. The matter shall be revisited after the category of deficit cadres ceases to exist."
2. The issue has been further examined and in the above context it is clarified that deficit cadre is one where there is a maximum percentage of shortfall of direct recruit officers vis-à-vis the direct recruit cadre strength. Shortfall may be computed on the basis of Civil List of AIS prevailing at the time of the application for Inter-Cadre Transfer. In case of continued refusal by the cadres of the officers on which they are borne the officers would be considered for transfer to a third cadre and for this purpose Central Government will first identify three cadres, which have maximum deficit of direct recruit officers as a percentage of all the DR officers sanctioned post and then give a choice to the couple seeking transfer to a third cadre to choose one of those cadres. Thereafter, the concurrence of the concerned cadre would be taken before the couple is transferred to third cadre.
3. The above procedure for inter cadre transfer of AIS officers to third cadre on the ground of marriage would be applicable in all the cases, which are pending for consideration and also those cases which would be received in future.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Number of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Class (OBC) and General category candidates appointed by direct recruitment in Group 'B' and 'C' posts during the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 is given in the following table:
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Initiatives Taken to unearth and curb Black Money
|No. of countries with whom DTAAs were in force in 2009||No. of countries with whom we are negotiating article allowing for exchange of banking information along with names||No. of countries with whom these renegotiations are finalised and signed along with names||No. of the countries with which revised agreement signed and entered into force|
|Total 78 (see the list attached). Out of these, 3 DTAAs already had specific provision for exchange of banking information||Total 75 (In the list of 78 countries, three countries, i.e. Iceland, Tajikistan and Myanmar already have the specific provision and hence, remaining 75 countries were taken up for renegotiation||Negotiation finalized: 29 Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Finland, France, Indonesia, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, UK, UAE, Uzbekistan, Zambia||Signed (11): Australia, Finland, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, Tanzania, UAE and Uzbekistan|
|No. of countries with whom negotiation for new DTAAs have been completed||No. of new DTAAs signed||No. of new DTAAs entered into force|
|Total 19||Signed(9):||Entered into force(6):|
|No. of countries with whom negotiations for TIEAs commenced in 2009 with names||No. of countries with whom TIEA negotiations are finalised along with names||No. of countries with whom TIEA have been signed along with names|
|Total 22 (Argentina, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Congo, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Netherland Antilles, Panama, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Seychelles)||Total 17 (Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Congo, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Liberia, Macau, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Saint Kitts & Nevis)||Signed (12): Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey, Liberia, Macau and Monaco|
|Sr. No.||Country with which India has DTAA||Whether under renegotiation|
|21.||Iceland||Already have provision for exchange of banking information|
|41.||Myanmar||Already have provision for exchange of banking information|
|65.||Tajikistan||Already have provision for exchange of banking information|
|68.||Trinidad and Tobago||Yes|