Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Documents won't need attestation- UGC

Students applying for courses in universities will no longer require attestation of their documents as self-certification will be enough, a development that will come as a huge relief to them.

Following up on the decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UGC has sent a communication to Vice Chancellors of universities across the country asking them to initiate "urgent steps" for implementing the measures. It gave them a week's time to comply with the directions.

"It is requested that the process of abolition of affidavits and adoption of self-certification may be complied with at the earliest and compliance report be sent to UGC with a week of the issue of the letter," the Commission said in its communication.

The move would come as a huge relief to students as obtaining attestations from gazetted officers to documents involved a lot of hassles. The measure posed more difficulty for students in rural areas scouting for a gazetted officer, officials said.

The system of self-attestation is aimed at simplifying procedures. Under this method, original documents are required to be produced at the final stage of admission.

According to the UGC, self-certification is citizen-friendly and obtaining either an attested copy or affidavit not only costs money to the poor citizen but also involves wastage of time of citizens and government officials.
Several universities have already started accepting self-attested documents and the communication is intended to set a time-line for the rest to follow it, said HRD Ministry officials.

Friday, September 19, 2014

NDA making UPSC, SSC irrelevant?

— By FPJ BureauSeptember 18, 2014 12:11 am

New Delhi : After PM’s public declaration to wind up the Planning Commission in his Independence Day address, the Modi government is now quietly trying to make irrelevant the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for filling up vacancies in the government offices.

The job performed over the decades by the two recruitment agencies for the government is sought to be outsourced to the private agencies.

The Cabinet Secretariat has just taken the first step, inviting recruiting agencies and companies to undertake recruitment of its personnel in various poss, both technical and non-technical.

All central ministries and departments come under the Cabinet Secretariat and as such they are bound to take the clue to follow suit. Instead of notifying the UPSC and the SSC on their vacancies and urging them to select candidates for various posts, the ministries may start engaging the private agencies for their recruitment, leaving no work to do by UPSC and SSC..

The UPSC is a constitutional body for recruitment of the all-India services, Group “A” central civil services and Group “B” gazetted posts as also the commissioned officers in the defence forces.

It conducts over a dozen examinations for the purpose. The SSC, set up through a government resolution, does the same job in recruitment of non-technical group ”C” and group ”B” non gazetted posts.

The Cabinet Secretariat has, however, invited private recruiting agencies and companies to take over these responsibilities.

A public notice was issued on Wednesday by its director Basant Swarup.

The selected agency has to entertain applications for the posts on the basis of the eligibility criteria fixed by the Cabinet Secretariat, scrutinise them, prepare their database and conduct the preliminary and final examinations and set the question papers as well as evaluate the answer sheets.

The notice says the agency will have to conduct the examination in the major cities, including cities in the Northeast. It says the bidder should have the capability and resources to undertake scrutiny of applicants and preparation of Database.

source : http://freepressjournal.in/nda-making-upsc-ssc-irrelevant/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[SocialCause] 67th Year of Liberation of Telangana - Programme Invitation

Pragna Bharati, Andhra Pradesh
Young  Men’s Improvement Society and
Social Cause
invite you and your friends to a Seminar on

67th year of Liberation of Telengana  
( Marathwada and Hyderabad, Karnataka)
from the anti-Indian rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad and Razakars

Release of the  Book

 “Swayameva Narendrathaa
(Biography of Sri Narendra Modi in Telugu
by Smt. Kompella Lakshmi Sameeraja)

    Sri MVR Sastry, Editor, Andhra Bhoomi 
        Dr KV Ramanachari , IAS (Retd), Chief Advisor, Govt. of Telangana
       Sri P. Venkateswara Rao, President, YMIS   
        Dr T H Chowdary, Chairman, Pragna Bharati

Day, Date & Time  
Wednesday, the 17th  Sept @ 17.30 Hrs

Badruka College Auditorium,
Kacheguda, Hyderabad

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Friday, September 12, 2014

3% quota must for disabled people in all govt jobs including IAS: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday held that three per cent reservation for disabled people be given in all categories of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS, while pulling up the Centre for "blocking" the very purpose of this empowering legislation by opposing it.

A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said that people with disabilities have not got their due in the last 19 years despite the framing of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, which was passed in 1995.

Additional solicitor general Pinky Anand, appearing for the Centre, contended that reservation cannot be given in case of promotion to Group A and Group B officers category as it is not a case of appointment.

The bench, however, observed that appointment is a broader concept and the Centre is giving a narrow interpretation of it.

"You are frustrating the very reservation policy and cause of class for which Parliament passed the law," the bench said.

"For the last 19 years it is not being implemented and the class, for which the legislation was made, had not got benefited as it should have," the bench said.

The court dismissed the petition of the Centre challenging an order of Bombay high court which had directed the Centre and the Union Public Service Commission to implement 3 per cent quota in direct recruitments and promotions for the disabled in the IAS.