Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
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.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Young Men’s Improvement Society and
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
(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
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Friday, September 12, 2014
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.
Monday, August 25, 2014
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Acceptance of certificates/ qualifications awarded by various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment on the railway
All Zonal Railways / Production Units
(As per standard mailing list)
Sub: Acceptance of certificates/ qualifications awarded by various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment on the railways.
Ref: Letter No. E(NG)II/89/RR-1/17 dated 25/2/1991 (RBE No. 38/1991), E(NG)1'I/2001/RR-1/48 dated 23/5/2002 (RBE No. 71/2002), E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/52 dated 21/6/2002 (RBE No. 89/2002), E(NG)II/2003/RR-1/36 dated 03/12/2003 (RBE No. 205/2003) & 09/9/2010 (RBE No. 128/2010), E(NG)II/2008/RR-1/35 dated 30/4/2009 (RBE No.76/2009), 10/6/2009 (RBE No.102/2009) & 04/11/2013 (RBE No.118/2013), E(NG)II/2008/RR-1/40 dated 14/5/2009 (RBE No. 81/2009), E(NG)II/2004/RR-1/14 dated 04/4/2013 (RBE No. 31/2013), E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/6 dated 30/4/2013 (RBE No. 40/2013) and No. E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/14 dated 08/10/2013 (RBE No.104/2013),
References from various field units as well as federations seeking clarification regarding acceptance or otherwise of certificates/ qualifications obtained from various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment in railways have been under consideration of this Ministry.
Clarification has been received from nodal Ministry/Department of Government of India, viz, Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T) and M/o Human Resource Development (MHRD) stating that COBSE (Council of Board of School Education in India), an Association of National State School Boards, is responsible for verifying genuineness/ recognition of School Education Boards in India. It grants membership to Boards/ Institutes that are set up by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or an executive order of the Central/ State Governments and follow National Curriculum Framework. The certificates issued by its member Boards are equivalent to any other board across the country. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and it has been decided by the Board that zonal railways need not approach this Ministry seeking such clarification regarding acceptance or otherwise of certificates/ qualification obtained from various Boards of School Education in India and instead, refer to official website of COBSE i.e. www.cgbse.org which contain list of Boards of School Education which are Member Boards of COBSE. Thus certificates/ qualification obtained from all such institutions borne on the aforesaid list will be acceptable for the purpose of employment on the railways, from the date on which the said institution has been accorded membership by COBSE, if they were not recognized earlier by any competent authority. This date of acceptability of certificate may be obtained by approaching COBSE directly and a copy of clarification thus obtained may also be endorsed to this Ministry for information & record.
Instructions contained in letters under reference will continue to be valid.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(Hindi version will follow)
The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has notified the posts allocated to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States post bifurcation.
The DoPT released the regulations called the Indian Administrative Service (Fixation of cadre Strength) Fifth Amendment Regulations for publication in the Official Gazette as per the provisions in Section 76 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
While the total authorised strength before the notification was 376, the total authorised strength for Andhra Pradesh is 211 and of which posts to be filled by direct recruitment are 147.
For Telangana, the total strength of posts is 163 and the posts to be filled by direct recruitment are 114.
The Andhra Pradesh IAS cadres posts include 115 posts under the State Government and 89 posts for Telangana, including the cadre posts of Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, principal secretary, secretary, Collectors and District Magistrate, Joint Collectors, Project Officers (ITDA, DRDA, CEO, ZP), Joint Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Chief Rationing Officer, Directors and Additional/Joint/Deputy Secretaries to Government.
The other posts include Central deputation posts, State deputation reserve, training reserve, Leave reserve and junior posts reserve and posts to be filled by promotion under rule 8 of the IAS (Recruitment) rules, 1954.
The allocation of all India cadre officers, including IAS, IPS and IFS, will be made to both the successor States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana after the Centre and the Prime Minister approve the guidelines of the Pratyush Sinha Committee.
Monday, July 21, 2014
General Administration Department – Attestation – Authentication / Attestation of Certificates / Documents for use in Foreign Countries – Sri N.Shankar, Joint Secretary to Govt.,(Genl.), General Administration Department nominated as regular Authorized Officer – Orders – Issued.
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (OP.I) DEPARTMENT
Read the following:-
1. G.O.Rt.No.3019, G.A.(OP.I)Dept.,dt.19.05.2008.
2. G.O.Rt.No.3719, G.A.(OP.I) Dept.,dt.19.08.2013.
3.G.O..Ms..No.242, G.A.(SR) Dept., dt.01.06.2014.
4. G.O.Rt.No.23, Genl.Admn.(SC.F)Dept., dated 05.06.2014.
5. OO.Rt.No.31, Genl.Admn.(OP.I)Dept., dated 19.06.2014.
In the reference 1st read above, Sri N.V.Ramana Reddy,
Spl.Secretary to Government (Protocol), General Administration Department was nominated as Authentication Officer to Authenticate educational certificates and to attest other Certificates / Documents
issued by Boards /Councils/Universities the Executive Authorities/ Courts in the State of Andhra Pradesh for use in Foreign Countries as presented by the individuals.
2. In the reference 2nd read above, Sri W.Ganeshan,
Addl.Secretary to Government (Genl.), General Administration Department, was nominated as alternative Authorized Officer to Authenticate educational certificates and to attest other Certificates / Documents presented by the individuals.
3. In pursuance of the orders issued in the reference 3rd read above, orders have been issued in respect of certain employees of the cadre of State Secretariat, presently working in connection with affairs of the existing state of Andhra Pradesh, to serve provisionally on and from the 2nd day of June, 2014 in connection with affairs of the State of
Telangana until further orders. The officers Sri N.V.Ramana Reddy, IRPS, Spl.Secretary to Govt.,(Protocol) and Sri W.Ganeshan, Addl.Secretary to Government (Genl.), Genl.Admn.Dept., were allotted to Andhra Pradesh
4. In the reference 4th read above, Sri N.Shankar, has been
posted as Joint Secretary to Govt.(Genl.), in General Administration Department. He has been admitted to duty as Jt.Secy.to Govt.,(Genl.), in General Administration Department with effect from 09.06.2014 FN., in the
reference 5th read above.
5. In the circumstances explained above, Sri N.Shankar, Joint Secretary to Govt.(Genl.), General Administration Department shall appointed as regular Authorized Officer to authenticate educational certificates and to attest other Certificates / Documents issued by Boards /Councils/ Universities the Executive Authorities/ Courts in the State of Telangana for use in Foreign Countries as presented by the individuals.
6. Copy of this order is available on Internet and can be accessed at address http://www.telangana.gov.in/goir.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF TELANGANA) AJAY MISRA PRL.SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (POLL.)
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
From: prema Vighneswara Rao k <email@example.com>
Date: 2014-07-16 22:25 GMT+05:30
Subject: సివిల్ సర్వీసెస్ సిలబస్ పై యూపీఎస్ త్రిసభ్య సంఘ నియామకం
To: ITCSA ITCSA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
సర్, నమస్కారం. సివిల్ సర్వీసెస్ సిలబస్ పై స్పష్టత కోసం భారత ప్రభుత్వం త్రిసభ్య సంఘాన్ని నియమించింది. ఈ కమిటీకి మాజీ ఐఏఎస్ అధికారి అరవింద్ వర్మ(యూపీ కేడర్-1963వ బ్యాచ్ అధికారి) అధ్యక్షత వహిస్తున్నారు. తెలుగు మాధ్యమం అభ్యర్ధులు తమ అభ్యర్ధనలు ఆయన దృష్టికి తీసుకువెళ్లాలనుకుంటే కింది చిరునామా/మొబైల్/ఈమెయిల్ ద్వారా సంప్రదించవచ్చు. మరిచిపోవద్దు తెలుగులోనూ పరీక్షా పత్రం రూపొందించాలని అభ్యర్ధించడం.
Shri. Arvind Varma (ex-IAS)
NIKHIL PAVAN KALYAN
Exam: Civil Services Examination
2012 Batch- IAS (Cadre-Odisha)
Public Administration, Anthropology
Every dog has his day ....
Nikhil Pavan Kalyan secured ALL INDIA 60th rank in UPSC exam !!!
Sharing his thoughts...
There is no other way with which I could and should start writing this post, except with extending my greatest surprise and happiness for the overwhelming wishes I am getting. Thank you one and all !
My name, Nikhil Pavan Kalyan, literally means (out of the possible meanings), Universal Auspiciousness. I thought it is something that cannot be achieved by one person sitting in his room (or at his office desk) and preparing for just an examination (Yes, it is just an exam). But , I now believe it is possible, this result has almost created such an atmosphere, there is no way otherwise such pure and heartfelt wishes could be sent across by almost everyone I know , and many whom I know only indirectly (and vice-versa). Even if I take only the reasoning of the Hindu scriptures, that parents define the universe of a person, I am definitely successful in enabling truly universal auspiciousness.
I was, for the most part of my last five years, very confident I would possibly be selected for the services, but throughout this period, there are few friends and relatives who beleived, as much as I do, and at times, more than I do, this will happen. All they say is, I knew you would make it or You made it, I said it long back ! This had been, and will continue to surprise and thrill me. What they don’t know is how much strength their belief(s) gave me. I cannot simply say thank you! And I need not mention who they are, they know it, as much as I do.
Specifically for the preparation, discussions, doubt clarifications and for providing the much needed support, there were even fewer friends and seniors who immensely helped in framing my opinions and showed me the way, whenever it is necessary. It was indeed a gift , to be alongside these people. My knowledge and my selection is an accumulated consciousness from all of them. I continue to learn from this small section, my ‘elite’.
Contrary to some news that I didn’t have any coaching at all, I did take, apart from mocks and test series, some set of coaching classes, though very short. I have thoroughly enjoyed the discussions with the fellow students and teachers, and their contribution, like that of any other teacher, is invisble , yet forms a part of the foundation of my basic preparation methods and set of principles, for life and otherwise. I respect all of these eminaries for their long drawn service to the students.
Pic from my initial days of prep, six years back. I knew then , I am going to need it !
One set of people deserves equal levels of respect with all the above, my colleagues @ Adobe (the only name I am going to take, apart from my own). Everyday, I find one or the other (and more, often) enquiring about ‘where am I with my civils’, a next to family care I had. The biggest contributions of Adobe (viz, my immediate team and management) is to make myself good at time estimates , turning into time management , and the courage to ask questions (to any level) and to do mistakes, the same qualities needed even within an efficient IT team. I made terrible blunders initially, in trying parallel tracks for job and study, slowly finding the best possible mix . Thanks again to my management for bearing me through that period. To my conscience, I did justice to both my job and preparation, though there might have been scope for doing more. My likes n disklikes, hobbies and interests, all have the shade of Adobe in it. I am going to miss the definite luxury of IT and my favourite habits at Adobe, for the rest of my career.
There is no doubt, after seeing and hearing it on my own, that IAS is still the best possible career profile that is even more highly placed in our country. Yet, it finally boils down to clearing a set of question papers and an interview. While some see talent for an edge in this competetiveness, I see Planning and Passion.
While some see hardwork, patience and perseverance, I obtained change in personality and gained confidence through learning and sharing. While some see pride and prestige, I want love and friendship, and those who see me the same way like before, always. While some see inspiration, I share guidance with my learnings and take inspiration myself. While literally everyone else see a rank and achievement, I see peace, responsibility, providence and hope. I see my world.
After all the self-hype above, I would end with this quote from a telgu movie, and that’s exacly what is happening, and it’s my story. Till now.
gelupemundi ra, mahaa aithe prapamchaniki ninnu parichayam chestundi. Okkasari Oodipoyi chudu. Prapamcham ante ento neeku parichaymavutundi
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A .P. (DIR Series) Circular No.146
June 19, 2014
All Authorised Persons
Export and Import of Currency:
Enhanced facilities for residents and non-residents
Attention of Authorised Persons is invited to Regulation (3) of Foreign Exchange Management (Export and Import of Currency) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009, notified vide Notification No.FEMA.258/2013-RB dated February 15, 2013 and A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. No. 39 dated September 6, 2013, in terms of which, any person resident in India may take outside India or having gone out of India on a temporary visit, may bring into India (other than to and from Nepal and Bhutan) currency notes of Government of India and Reserve Bank of India notes up to an amount not exceeding Rs.10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand only).
2. In view of the evolving economic conditions and with a view to facilitating travel requirements of residents travelling aboard as well as non-residents visiting India, it has been decided to allow all residents and non-residents (except citizens of Pakistan and Bangladesh and also other travellers coming from and going to Pakistan and Bangladesh) to take out Indian currency notes up to Rs. 25,000 while leaving the country. An announcement to this effect was made in the Second Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2014-15 released on June 3, 2014.
3. Accordingly, any person resident in India:
i) may take outside India (other than to Nepal and Bhutan) currency notes of Government of India and Reserve Bank of India notes up to an amount not exceeding Rs.25,000 (Rupees twenty five thousand only); and
ii) who had gone out of India on a temporary visit, may bring into India at the time of his return from any place outside India (other than from Nepal and Bhutan), currency notes of Government of India and Reserve Bank of India notes up to an amount not exceeding Rs.25,000 (Rupees twenty five thousand only).
4. Any person resident outside India, not being a citizen of Pakistan and Bangladesh and also not a traveller coming from and going to Pakistan and Bangladesh, and visiting India:
i) may take outside India currency notes of Government of India and Reserve Bank of India notes up to an amount not exceeding Rs. 25,000 (Rupees twenty five thousand only) while exiting only through an airport.
ii) may bring into India currency notes of Government of India and Reserve Bank of India notes up to an amount not exceeding Rs. 25,000 (Rupees twenty five thousand only) while entering only through an airport.
5. Authorised Persons may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents, customers and foreign counter parties concerned.
6. Necessary amendments [No. FEMA. 309/2014-RB dated June 4, 2014] to Foreign Exchange Management (Export and Import of Currency) Regulations 2000 (Notification No.FEMA.6/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000) have been notified in the Official Gazette vide G.S.R. Nos. 399(E) dated June 12, 2014, a copy of which is annexed.
7. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.
(C D Srinivasan)
Chief General Manager
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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