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

Dr T.H.Chowdary          P.Venkateswara Rao      Smt.Somaraju  Suseela  
Chairman                        President                         President

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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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

All the best for your Prelims exam..

All we want you is to be courageous
be self equipped with facts and figures
to conquer this exams battle...

We wish you best of luck in your Prelims exam..

Points to Note : 

1. Read the ‘important instructions’ that have been issued along-with your e-Admit Cards, carefully.
2. Do not take any  IT gadgets and any other communication device such as Bluetooth etc, to exam centre
3. Do not attempt questions on English Language Comprehension skills for which Hindi translation has not been given in the respective Test Booklets of Paper-II. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Government notifies change in Civil Services preliminary exam, English marks not included

The marks obtained for questions on English language comprehension skills, asked in second paper of the civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for grading, according to a notification issued by the Centre.

"The merit on the basis of preliminary examination shall be drawn using aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I out of 200 and marks obtained in Paper-II out of 200 minus the total of the marks allocated to the questions on English language comprehension skills," the notification said.

There are two compulsory papers of 200 marks each in the civil services preliminary examination. These papers are also known as CSAT I and CSAT II.

This year's civil services preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on Sunday(24th Aug.).

The notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, makes it clear for the candidates not to attempt nine questions of 22.5 marks asked in the English section of the prelims' second paper.

"Questions relating to English language comprehension skills of class X level, which are printed in English only, shall not be evaluated for gradation or merit and therefore, need not be attempted by the candidates," it said.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PM's Independence Day wishes. Calls for enhancing pride & prestige of the Tricolour

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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

RBE No. 75/2014.
No. E (NG)-H/2007/RR-1/38. -
New Delhi, dated: /5/07/2014
The General Manager (P),
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)

(Harsha Dass)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board

Centre notifies IAS cadre posts for AP, Telangana

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.

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

Authorized Officer to Certify Documents for use in Foreign Contries

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. 

G.O.Rt.No.214 Dated:18.07.2014
 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


Protect the interests of the Indian language speaking students

New Delhi, July 20: JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav today accused the UPSC of trying to “snip” the mother tongues of various regions by adopting an exam format which allegedly makes it difficult for Indian language speaking aspirants to enter civil services.

Addressing a press conference on the issue, Yadav said he would raise the issue in Parliament and accused the central government of not taking any action over the “insult” of Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

“The way the future of Indian language students is being destroyed by the UPSC, it is like snipping our mother tongues. The UPSC is ensuring that the number of Indian language speaking students in the exam is coming down by each passing year,” he said.

Yadav said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh have said they will communicate with the world in Hindi but “nothing is being done to protect the interests of these Indian language speaking students. You seek votes in Indian languages but don’t do anything for it.”

He alleged that the mindset of the UPSC members was that speaking English was necessary for running the country and “without English, there is no future of the country”.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

సివిల్ సర్వీసెస్ సిలబస్ పై యూపీఎస్ త్రిసభ్య సంఘ నియామకం

Dear All,

One of our aspirant shri.prema Vighneswara Rao k has obtained the contact details of Shri.Arvind Varma (ex-IAS), who is heading the 3 member committee on Civil service syllabus and pattern. All of you are requested to be in touch with shri.prema Vighneswara Rao and/or send your views/suggestions to the committee. All the best

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Subject: సివిల్ సర్వీసెస్ సిలబస్ పై యూపీఎస్ త్రిసభ్య సంఘ నియామకం
To: ITCSA ITCSA <itcsa2006@gmail.com>

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)
K- 67A (FF) Hauz Khas Enclave, 
New Delhi- 110016, 011-26859476, 981007908 
ఇట్లు నమస్కారములతో
కె ప్రేమ విఘ్నేశ్వర రావు

Civil Service Exam Booklet from Nikhil Pavan Kalyan AIR 60th - IAS 2012 Batch

Rank: 60
Exam: Civil Services Examination
Year: 2011
2012 Batch- IAS  (Cadre-Odisha)
Optional Subjects
Public Administration, Anthropology
Marks Obtained

Total MarksMarks Obtained
Essay200 90
General Studies 600 249 (126 + 123)
Public Administration 600290 (140 + 150)
Anthropology 600369 (187 + 182)
Total (Written) 2000998
Interview 300 210
Total 2300 120852.52 %

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

Booklet on Preparing for the Civil Services by Nikhil Pavan kalyan, IAS

This Booklet of 125 pages is a complete Planner for the Civil Services Aspirant.
It gives a basic idea about the exam, its new syllabus introduced from Mains 2013,also giving  reference links websites which will be helpful for the prepartion of the new syallbus.
Nicely compiled with suggestions from several other IAS officers.....a very good effort

All the aspirants must go through it once as it clarifies several aspects of the exam.....

Click on the link below for the said document ...... 


 hope it will useful to you all....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Revised pattern and syllabus for Civil Services Examination soon ?

Following protests from Civil Services aspirants demanding scrapping of the CSAT test and the matter being raised in Parliament, the Centre on Tuesday asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to postpone the preliminary exam scheduled for next month till there was clarity on the examination pattern and syllabus.

Minister of state in the PMO Jitendra Singh said, “We are also urging  the UPSC and the committee that was constituted to look into the matter that the report be submitted at the earliest. They should also consider postponing the date of the preliminary examination.”

However, a press statement issued by the minister late on Tuesday said that the government was awaiting the report of a three-member committee set up under the chairmanship of Arvind Varma to look into the issue.

Singh, who had met the protesting students, said that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had advised the committee members of the urgency of the matter and to furnish the report without any delay.

“Regarding the other demands of the (protesting) students related to the pattern and the dates of the exam, Singh said that the government will take a view after receiving the opinion of the UPSC as well as that of the Committee,” the government statement added.

The issue generated enough heat as students protested outside the UPSC office here on Sunday alleging that the CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Tests) was discriminatory against candidates opting for Hindi.

While raising a point during the question hour, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said that civil servants who opted Hindi and cleared the exams had been reduced to two per cent, and that candidates opting for other languages were also dropping.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ITCSA get together on 20 June 2014

Dear All,

On June 20th, about 33 new and existing members of ITCSA group have gathered in Hyderabad for get together dinner and shared their experiences.Some of the members have participated through internet based webex platform. Some of the participants have shared their views on ITCSA,Civil Service Exam, Challenges in Government Service etc. You can access the same from the below links.

Any resident in India can take out or bring in Indian currency up to Rs.25,000/-

A .P. (DIR Series) Circular No.146

June 19, 2014


All Authorised Persons

Madam/ Sir,

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.

Yours faithfully,

(C D Srinivasan) 
Chief General Manager

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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CSE 2014 Interview of Shri.Suneel Anchipaka

Shri.Suneel Anchipaka has completed M.Tech in computer science from IITG. He has worked for Nvidia corporation for 2 years. In 2012, he has secured 844 rank and joined in Indian Revenue Service(IncomeTax). In Civil Service Examination 2013(Results announced on 12-June-2014) he has secured 426 Rank. Following is the text of his 2014 personality test (UPSC interview).

David Sir board: Whatever i have recollected tried to put it. Total time duration 30mnts

Chairperson: Ur name is suneel
Me: yes sir

C: We are going through ur bio data thats been filled by u
Me: thank u sir.

C: What r u doing?
Me: joined IRS(IT)

c: when did u join?
Me: 2012 batch

c: why IAS
Me: direct interface with the public, diversified areas of working and better promotional opportunites. More over sir, I am willing to work at the cutting edge level of policy implementation.

c: How civil services has been changing esp before independence and after that
Me: Before independence sir mainly entrusted with revenue collection and maintain the stability
but after independence agent of social change in order to bring development.

M1(Lady): IRS provides you better opporutnities and one of the important service then why are you willing to join IAS? Can you give me convincing answer?
Me: Mam, IRS is one the important central service, it helps providing the bread and butter to the nation however mam I am willing to work at the gross root level.

M1: She said, Your answer is not convincing
Me: mam in IRS i may get interact with the business people most of the time, hardly gets a chance to interact with the common man but I am willing to work at the policy implementation level in diversified areas like health, education, rural devt, etc( looks like she is convinced)

m1: Tell me whats the cultural differences between North East and Hyderabad
Me: I tried to explain vaguely Bihu festival, Jaapi, people are cordial, etc(My self is not convinced with that answer)

m1: Compare the N-E poverty level and Andhra pradesh?
Me: N-E poverty levels are more and AP is relatively developed state. N-E poverty is because of geographical barriers, success goverment neglect, etc but however sir situation has been changing due to new developmental inititaitves like NEC, separate ministry and special category status.

m1: As a DM, what will you do in the N-E?
Me: focus on liveli hood needs like especially Develope power looms, bamboo technologies especially as hospital infrastrcture and efficient kerosne stove, etc focus on frugal innovations

m2: As a DM how do you control mob violence?
me: Proactive measures and curative measures. Proactive manner anticipate, deploy police forces and intelligence gathering with departmental coordination. Even if with all the steps, if something goes wrong then Take the help of local community leaders and trying send message though them to bring the law and order situation back, along with police personnale.

m2: As a IPS officer, how do u control?
Me: though IPS officer heads the police but DM is law and order in charge sir. Here there is a need for better coordination among different agencies.

m2: If your posted as IFS officer in the UAE where our sizable population is working then there is an allegation about an employee, who involved in some crime. then what would you do?
Me: Sir, first allegation has to be proved for that seek cooperation from UAE officials to probe then if allegations are proved then according to the law, has to take charge.

m2: If you are posted a secretary, law is not allowing you to do what you want then what will you do?
me: Sir, I would assume that, laws are made by the eminent civil servants with rationality of mind. then he interrupted me..

m2: if there is any conflict between law and what you want to do?
Me: sir, in this case ethics plays a role and some times ethics is beyond the law. I have a conscience that I need to reconcile my self. if i am unable to do that then need to think about whats my next step. it's a crisis of conscience situation sir.

M3: YOu said crisis of conscience. How do resolve that?
me: Sir, as a law abiding and constituionally abiding officer, first try to reconcile my self, If i am unable to do that then consult my peers, then superiors and still unmable to resolve then escalte further. If im still resolve then will resign .

m3: Is it not emotional decision?
me: Its not an emotional decision sir, because i have tried all the means available with me.

m3: Now your in IRS probationary,
me: yes sir, joined and taken leave to appear one more time.

m3: But still I assume, you have some basics.why tax to GDP ratio is stagnant in India?
me: sir, there are incidents of tax evasion and tax avoidance to exploit the loop holes of tax system. e.g recent vodafone case. But sir we r moving towards DTC, GST.

m3: whats the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance.
me: replied

m3: How DTC simplifies.
me: replied

m3: Is GST direct and in direct
me: replied

m3: when DTC is introduced in India?
me: replied

m3: how direct taxes are preogressive?
me: replied. --> with super rich tax, etc

m4(lady): As a DM whats are priority areas?
me: equity, how to brdige geographical barriers, bringing the excluded section of the people on par with the main stream by finding out the what r root causes and how to brdige those by using ICT.

Education, health, etc

m4: Tell me concretely, how do you utilize ur back ground knowledge in administration?
me: Education --> biometrics for malady of teachers absentesim
    Health---> MCTS
    Mobile devices--> spread the awareness levels so that people can question authorities what entitlements     they are supposed to get.

m4: have you heard about mobiles and toilets in the news?
me: yes mam, unfortunately in India, number of mobile devices are more compared to toilets because of various reasons. People are not aware of negative implication of sanitation probs. e.g. i had given my village example  inspite of people have access to toilet they wont use.

chairperson: do u read today news paper?
me: yes sir, hindu.

c: I didn't ask the news paper name?
me: sorry sir.

c: whats intersting in the hindu?
me: english is good and means to improve my vocabulory

Finally chairperson said, wish you all the best suneel.

I said thank you sir, thanks for all.