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Sushant Singh Rajput case: Centre moves SC, seeks to be impleaded as party in Rhea Chakraborty's plea
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Sushant Singh Rajput case: Centre moves SC, seeks to be impleaded as party in Rhea Chakraborty's plea

The actor has sought transfer of an FIR lodged against her in Patna, in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death, to Mumbai

Govt increases dearness allowance by 5% for central govt employees, pensioners; move to cost exchequer Rs 16,000 cr
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Govt increases dearness allowance by 5% for central govt employees, pensioners; move to cost exchequer Rs 16,000 cr

The government on Wednesday announced the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali

SC tells UPSC secy to appear before it, asks whether panel prepares list of officers for appointment as DGP
India

SC tells UPSC secy to appear before it, asks whether panel prepares list of officers for appointment as DGP

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi sought the presence of the Union Public Service Commission secretary at 10.30 am Wednesday

'Certain CBI probes don't take direction desirable to govt,' says Alok Verma in Supreme Court petition against removal
India

'Certain CBI probes don't take direction desirable to govt,' says Alok Verma in Supreme Court petition against removal

In his petition in the Supreme Court, Alok Verma emphasised the need to allow the CBI "to function completely independently and autonomously".

SC stays declaration of 2017 SSC CGL examinations; says people benefiting from 'tainted' test cannot get into service
India

SC stays declaration of 2017 SSC CGL examinations; says people benefiting from 'tainted' test cannot get into service

A bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao stayed the declaration of the results after perusing a CBI status report indicting several SSC officials and the custodian of the examination paper.

Shah Faesal's 'Rapistan' tweet, govt response sparks off conversation on conduct rules for bureaucrats in India
India

Shah Faesal's 'Rapistan' tweet, govt response sparks off conversation on conduct rules for bureaucrats in India

Many have come out in support of IAS officer Shah Faesal, defending his freedom of expression while questioning the government’s decision to reprimand him.

Government to start lateral hiring from private sector for joint secretaries in key ministries: All you need to know
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Government to start lateral hiring from private sector for joint secretaries in key ministries: All you need to know

The government has invited candidates from the private sector to apply for joint secretary-level positions through lateral hiring.

Centre informs SC that selection committee to meet on 1 March to deliberate on appointment of Lokpal
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Centre informs SC that selection committee to meet on 1 March to deliberate on appointment of Lokpal

The Centre informed the Supreme Court that a meeting of the Selection Committee is scheduled to take place on 1 March to deliberate on the steps to be taken for the appointment of a Lokpal

Submit details of assets by 31 January or lose promotions, foreign postings: Centre tells IAS officers
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Submit details of assets by 31 January or lose promotions, foreign postings: Centre tells IAS officers

All IAS officers have been asked to submit details of their assets by January and warned that the failure to do so would lead to a denial of vigilance clearances needed for promotions and foreign postings.

CVC ignored CBI recommendations and closed graft cases against AIIMS senior staff, claims whistleblower
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CVC ignored CBI recommendations and closed graft cases against AIIMS senior staff, claims whistleblower

Central Vigilance Commission closed cases of corruption involving senior functionaries in Delhi's AIIMS, whistleblower IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi has claimed.

Centre declines sharing details of CBI chief appointment, cites confidentiality clause under RTI Act
India

Centre declines sharing details of CBI chief appointment, cites confidentiality clause under RTI Act

The Personnel Ministry has refused to share details on the appointment of the CBI chief citing confidentiality clause under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Sanjay Kothari appointed as secretary to Ram Nath Kovind, Ashok Malik as press secretary
India

Sanjay Kothari appointed as secretary to Ram Nath Kovind, Ashok Malik as press secretary

Sanjay Kothari, Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board, has been appointed as secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

MHA moots withdrawal of NFU: Could end dreams of timely promotions and salary hikes for paramilitary
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MHA moots withdrawal of NFU: Could end dreams of timely promotions and salary hikes for paramilitary

The home ministry is working on a proposal to do away with the "organised services" status, which ensures a timely promotion and salary hike of officers, and subsequently, reject the demand for additional monetary benefits to officers of paramilitary and defence forces.

RTI Act: Govt proposes stopping proceedings if applicant dies; proposal comes under severe criticism
India

RTI Act: Govt proposes stopping proceedings if applicant dies; proposal comes under severe criticism

The NDA government has proposed a new set of rules for processing Right to Information (RTI) applications, complaints and appeals and has sought suggestions from the public by April 15.

UPSC turns down parliamentary panel's plea to make moderation of marks public
India

UPSC turns down parliamentary panel's plea to make moderation of marks public

A parliamentary panel's recommendation to make details on moderation of marks of aspirants of civil services examination public, has not been accepted by both the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the government.

There is valid ground for reservation in private sector: BJP
India

There is valid ground for reservation in private sector: BJP

The recommendations of a central panel for 27 percent reservation for OBCs in private sector jobs on Tuesday evoked favourable reactions from parties.

Retired Supreme Court, high court judges among 16 aspirants for post of Lokpal's chairman
India

Retired Supreme Court, high court judges among 16 aspirants for post of Lokpal's chairman

Three ex-Supreme Court judges, a former high court chief justice, one UGC member and an information commissioner are among 16 persons who have applied for the chairmanship of proposed anti-corruption body Lokpal.

Govt's new sexual harassment guidelines allow 3 months paid leave for victim, transfer of accused
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Govt's new sexual harassment guidelines allow 3 months paid leave for victim, transfer of accused

A complainant in sexual harassment case will be allowed three months paid leave, said the government's new sexual harassment guidelines.

An adult can watch porn within the four walls of his room, says CJI HL Dattu
India

An adult can watch porn within the four walls of his room, says CJI HL Dattu

Watching porn is not a crime, Supreme Court of India said on Thursday and declined a plea to pass an interim order to block porn websites in India.

Lokpal effect: Babus to file property returns twice for this financial year
India

Lokpal effect: Babus to file property returns twice for this financial year

All central government officials will have to file details of their assets and liabilities twice this year in the wake of implementation of the Lokpal Act.