Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
But what does the Right Optional for IAS mean?
Some thumb rules for selecting the right optional for IAS
Some common queries
Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
On the eve of 116th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose &
as a part of year-long celebrations of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary
A Seminar on
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA & INDIAN NATIONALISM
Venue: ECE Auditorium, Opp. University College of Engineering, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad
Date & Time: 23rd January, 2013 (Wednesday) at 5.00 p.m.
Guests of Honour:
Hon'ble Js (retd.) C.V. Ramulu
Former Judge, High Court of A.P.
Prof. T. Mrunalini
Director, Institute of Advanced Study in Education (IASE), OU
Sri Ayush Nadimpalli
All India Yuva Pramukh, Swami Vivekananda 150th Jayanthi Utsava Samithi
Sri Syed Jilani
Asst. Professor & Social Activist, Suryapet
Sri U. Atreya Sarma
Vice President, Social Cause
Dr. Chamarthi Umamaheswara Rao, IAS (retd.)
General Secretary, Swami Vivekananda 150th Jayanthi Utsava Samithi, A.P.
All are welcome. Please join us for Tea at 4.30 p.m.
(Regd. Society No. 614/2003)
Swami Vivekananda 150th Jayanthi Utsava Samithi
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Government is following a robust multi-pronged strategy to tackle the problem of child labour. It comprises of statutory and legislative measures, rescue and rehabilitation, universal primary education alongwith social protection, poverty alleviation and employment generation schemes. The objective is to create an environment where families are not compelled to send their children to work. As per 2001census, the total number of working children between the age group 5-14 years in the country was 1.26 crore. However, in the Survey conducted by NSSO, in 2004-05 the numbers of working children were estimated at 90.75 lakh. As per NSSO survey 2009-10, the working children are estimated at 49.84 lakh which shows a declining trend.
As per the information received from UNICEF, they have estimated total child population (0-18 years) in India in 2010 as 447 million of which 11.8 per cent of children in age group 5-14 years are engaged in labour. However, as per NSSO survey 2009-10, the working children in the age group of 5-14 years are estimated at 4.98 million.
Under the Child Labour Policy, Government of India follows a multi-pronged approach with the following three major elements:
• Legal Action Plan
• Focus on general development programmes for the benefit of the families of child labour; and
• Project-based action in areas of high concentration of child labour.
The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986, prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in 18 Occupations and 65 Processes. The Act regulates the working conditions of children where they are not prohibited from working. Any person who employs a child in any occupation or process where employment of children is prohibited under the Child Labour Act, is liable for punishment with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 3 months but which may extended to one year or with fine ranging from Rs.10,000/- to Rs.20,000/-. In pursuance of the National Child Labour Policy, the National Child Labour Project Scheme was started in 1988. The scheme seeks to adopt a sequential approach with focus on the rehabilitation of children working in hazardous occupations and processes in the first instance. The scheme is being implemented in 266 districts. Under the Project, children rescued/withdrawn from work are enrolled in the special schools, where they are provided with bridge education, vocational training, nutrition, stipend, health care, etc. before being mainstreamed into formal education system. Further, the Ministry launches awareness generation campaigns against the evils of child labour and enforcement of child labour laws through electronic and print media at the centre as well as at the district level.
The Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri K.Suresh gave this information in reply to a written question whether the number of child labour in the country is witnessing a sudden decrease as per the figures arrived at by the Government recently; if so, the reasons therefor; whether some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and some UN agencies estimated the number of child labour in the country to be as high as four to six crore; if so, the reaction of the Government there to; and the steps taken for the complete eradication of child labour in the country?
The Preliminary Examination shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration each. Detailed below is the new syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination, which is brought to the notice of the prospective candidates intending to appear at the Civil Services Examination (CSE) in 2013 onwards:
1. Scheme of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013/ Pattern of Civil Services Aptitude Test 2013
Paper I | 200 marks | Duration: 2 hours
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
UPSC STUDY MATERIALS - http://www.marugujarat.in/upsc-1
UPSC Subject wise notes - http://www.marugujarat.in/upsc-sub-wise-notes
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
List of States where assembly election will be held in the year 2013.