Friday, June 19, 2015

Don't submit original documents during Counselling and Admission

Don't submit original documents during Counselling and Admission; Register complaint for UGC guideline violation

What do you do in the midst of counselling sessions if an institute holds back your original documents after allocating a seat to you (Thus, effectively blocking your chance to attend other admission counselling processes)? How should you reclaim your original certificate right after verification during the counselling and admission procedure?

Simple Solution:

To:

cm@ugc.ac.incm.ugc@nic.invcm.ugc@nic.injssandhu.ugc@nic.in; hrm@nic.in;secy.dhe@nic.inavinashpant@aicte-india.orgspgoyal@nic.in

CC:

help.careers360@gmail.com


The institutes violating UGC norms also face cancellation of UGC approval to their programmes.

View this letter that Careers360 has sent to all Universities/Institutes seeking their confirmation on compliance of UGC guideline on 'non-retention' of original documents during counselling.

Why this is Important?

With counselling sessions and admissions beginning in different Engineering, Medicine and Law colleges, you must be readying to attend multiple counselling sessions to find your best-fit college. But, most of the times, it is not a smooth process.

There are many institutes who either hold back your original documents once you block a seat during counselling session or make original document submission a prior condition to seat allocation during their counselling process. A few others make submission of original documents mandatory for completion of admission process. This blocks your chances for exploring admission opportunities through other counselling processes as you do not get your original documents for verification which is must for seat allocation anywhere.

This usually comes as a jolt to candidates who fortunately get multiple counselling and admission options based on their good performance in qualifying exams or entrance tests.

What you must know?

So, is there any guideline for academic institutions in this regard?

In the first place, you must know that you do neither need to submit your original documents during counselling nor before 'actual starting of an academic session' as per the guidelines by University Grants Commission (UGC), the regulatory body for Universities and also for institutions affiliated to different universities. UGC prohibits institutions from retaining School/Institution Leaving Certificate, mark sheet, caste certificate and other documents in original. 

For both public and private colleges, it is mandatory to follow the UGC guideline. There is also a Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) notification and a Karnataka High Court (HC) direction to the institutes in this regard.

What exactly the UGC guideline says?

The UGC has been notifying to institutes that retention of original documents limits the admission options for candidates and therefore the same is not permissible for the institutes.

 

"The Commission is of the view that the institutions/universities, by way of retaining the certificate in original, force retention of admitted students which limits the opportunities for the candidates from exercising other options of joining other institutions of their choice. However it would not be permissible for institutions and Universities to retain the School/Institution Leaving Certificate, mark sheet, caste certificate and other documents in original," says a UGC notification of April 23, 2007.

Another UGC notification of June 2011 says that "by way of retaining the certificates in original and forced retention of admitted students, (institutes) are limiting the opportunities for the candidates from exercising other options of joining other institutions of their choice. As such, it is not permissible for institutions deemed to be universities to retain the School/Institution Leaving Certificate, mark sheet, caste certificate and other documents in original."

Still, if an institute insists on original document submission, you can show them the UGC notification regarding the strict guidelines. Click here to download this UGC notification, which directs institutes to 'not retain' original documents required for verification purpose during counselling and admission.

 

Despite this, if an institute does insist on original document submission, you can register your complaint with Careers360. We will immediately take this forward and intervene into the incidents of UGC guideline violation. For, this cause, you can register your complaint by filling in this complaint form regarding your original document submission.

 

Your identity will be kept secret and we seek to present your complaint with college authorities so that they officially announce that UGC guidelines are being followed in letter and spirit and that they are not asking candidates to submit their original documents despite a seat is allocated to them during the counselling and admission process.

 

Why Now?

The month of May-July is the time during which class XII board results are also declared along with different entrance exam results and ongoing counseling and admission processes. Thus, a better option may knock you anytime despite you have blocked a seat during earlier admission counseling. But, in most of the cases, you will be required to bring along your original documents for verification during counseling. Thus, possession of your original documents throughout the counseling sessions is of utmost importance for finding your best-fit institution.

For your ready reference, we bring here list  of  Institutions in complete 'compliance' with UGC guidelines on non-retention of original documents like Class X certificates, School Leaving Certificates etc. We have written to University/College authorities asking them to confirm whether they are in compliance with the UGC guidelines on this particular subject. The institutions from where an official confirmation on complete compliance of UGC guideline is still awaited, is listed separately.

Click here to see the complete list.  We will keep this list updated with official updates on UGC guideline compliances.


Source : http://www.engineering.careers360.com/articles/dont-submit-original-documents-during-counselling-register-complaint-for-ugc-guideline

http://www.careers360.com/sites/default/files/UGC-and-MHRD-Notification.pdf

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Not just Maggi, more than 400 other products are rejected by FSSAI


Not just Maggi, more than 400 other products are rejected by FSSAI including ones from Tata Starbucks, Kellog's etc


After the well known instant noodles brand 'Maggi' was in the news for three major violations of the Food Safety & Standards Act (FSS Act), it now seems that this is not limited to Maggi. Data available with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), more than 400 products are rejected as on 30th  April, 2015. The list of products include products from some well known brands like Tata Starbucks, Kellogs, Ranbaxy, Amway, Venky's etc.

The 'Maggi' Issue

It all started with the sampling and testing of Maggi by the office of Commissioner of Food Safety, Uttar Pradesh and recognizing the serious food safety concerns. The FSSAI then advised the Commissioners of Food Safety in various states to draw samples of Maggi and get the same tested from authorized laboratories.

Three major violations have been noted by the FSSAI

  • Presence of Lead detected in the product in excess of the maximum permissible levels of 2.5 ppm.
  • Misleading labelling information on the package reading "No added MSG", and
  • Release of a non-standardised food product in the market, viz. "Maggi Oats Masala Noodles with Tastemaker" without risk assessment and grant of product approval.

Samples Tested & found adulterated every year

As per the data released by the FSSAI, the percentage of food samples found adulterated is on the rise. In 2011-12, 64593 samples were tested out of which 8247 samples (12.8%) were found adulterated. This percentage went up to 14.8% in 2012-13 and to 18.8% in 2013-14. Out of the 72200 samples tested in 2013-14, 13571 samples were found adulterated. Surprisingly, the number of prosecutions launched has been decreasing since 2011-12. While prosecutions were launched in 83% of the adulterated cases in 2011-12, this percentage went down to 56.3 in 2012-13 and went up to 75.4% in 2013-14.

Sample examined, found aulterated and prosecutions launched by FSSAI - Maggi ban in India

Percentage of Samples found adulterated by FSSAI - Maggi ban in India

Which other products are rejected by FSSAI?

As on 30th April 2015, more than 400 proposals for products have been rejected on assessment of risk/ safety of the proposed products by the Product Approval & Screening Committee and the Scientific Panel. The list of products includes products of well known brands like Tata Starbucks, Kellogs, Amway, Ranbaxy, Venky's etc.

BrandNumber of Rejected ProductsList of Rejected Products
Tata Starbucks32Panna Cotta Pudding, Dark Caramel Sauce with Natural Flavour, Coffee Frappuccino Flavoured Syrup, Vanilla Flavoured Syrup, Hazelnut Flavoured Syrup, Raspberry Blackcurrant Juice, Honey Vanilla Flavoured Sauce, Mango passion Fruit Juice Blend, Bar Mocha Powder, Tiramisu Sauce etc
Forever Living Imports8Forever Vision, Forever Kids, Forever Pro-6 etc
Amway India5Nutrilite Cal Mag-D, Nutrilite Bio C, Nutrilite Iron Folic Tablets, Nutrilite Natural B Tablets etc
Herba life2Food Supplement – Nite works, Formula 2 Multivitamin, Mineral & Herbal Tablets, Herbal Calcium Tablets etc
Field Fresh Foods (Del Monte)3Egg mayonnaise/ Salad dressing variants, Hot Sauce ( Proprietary Food), Natural vinegar
Bausch and Lomb Eyecare1Ocuvite Soft gels
Biocon Limited2Bromelain, Trypchym
Biomax Network1Colostrum Protein Product( Receptol)
Dukes Consumer Care1Chocolate Made Using Vegetable fat ( 5 Products)
Ferrero India1Proprietary product Milky and Cocoa Spreads with cereals and milk chocolate
General Mills India (Pillsbury, Betty Crocker)1Choco Lava Cake
Girnar Food and Beverages1Kesavi Dry Fruit Masala Milk Premix
Goodrich Car bohydrate2Goodrich Cheez delite, Cooking Delite
Kellogg's India1Kellogg's Special K-Red Berries
Oriflame India3Wellness Multivitamin & Minerial women Tablets, Swedish Beauty Complex, Wellness Swedish Beauty Complex Plus
Ranbaxy Laboratories2Revital Capsule, Revital Senior tablets, revital Women Tablets, Revital Tablet
McCain Foods India1Battered Pepper and Cheese Bites
Venky's2Chicken Arabic Style Kofta, Crispy Chicken Burger Patty

 Other than these, there are many other pharmaceutical, nutritional products that are rejected.

Source : https://factly.in 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

https://factly.in - Making public data meaningful

           In this digital age, manufacturing content has become the easiest way to circulate one's agenda. How often have you come across articles that go around like ultimate gospel in the social media? Every minute. Don't even get us started about photo-shopped images that leave you at your wit's end. And a lot of times it is just too much information thrown at once and no way to comprehend it.

          The urge to figure out the fact behind each of these fake stories and a need to create a platform that would separate the wheat from the chaff  has resulted the birth of FACTLY. It's primary objective is to tell you the truth, the facts. FACTLY is a platform that brings you various aspects of life that directly or indirectly affects the common man but with ONE difference. Each news story on FACTLY is backed by factual evidence/data that is either available in the public domain or that is collated/gathered/ collected using tools such as the Right to Information (RTI).

For more info Please see : https://factly.in/ 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

UPSC releases notification for Civil Services Examination, 2015

The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages-- preliminary, main and interview --to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

This year, the preliminary examination will be held on August 23 in 71 centres at about 3,000 venues.

Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission's website--www.upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of application. Filing of online applications started on May 23 and will conclude on June 19 (till 11.59 PM), according to the notification.

Eligible candidates shall be issued an e-admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-admission certificate will be made available in the UPSC website. No admission certificate will be sent by post, the UPSC said.

Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination, it said.

It is estimated that this year, the number of applicants for the preliminary examination would increase to approximately 13 lakh. In 2014, the number of candidates who applied for preliminary examination had exceeded 9.45 lakh...For full notification please see     http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2015/CSP_2015/CSP_2015_eng.pdf



Thursday, May 21, 2015

సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా


సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా


సివిల్ సర్వీసెస్ పరీక్ష- 2015 నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా పడింది.
Education Newsశనివారం (మే 16) నోటిఫికేషన్ వెలువడాల్సి ఉండగా... ఎలాంటి కారణం చెప్పకుండా యూనియన్ పబ్లిక్ సర్వీస్ కమిషన్ (యూపీఎస్‌సీ) నోటిఫికేషన్‌ను వాయిదా వేస్తున్నట్లు శుక్రవారం ఒక ప్రకటనలో తెలిపింది. నోటిఫికేషన్ ఎప్పు డు వెలువడేది తర్వాత తెలియజేస్తామంది. 2011లో సివిల్స్ రాసిన వారికి ఈ ఏడాది అదనంగా ఒక అవకాశాన్ని ఇవ్వాలని, అలాగే సీశాట్(అప్టిట్యూడ్ టె స్ట్)ను ర్యాంకుకు పరిగణనలోకి తీసుకోకుండా క్వాలిఫైయింగ్(33% మార్కు లు) పరీక్షగా కొనసాగించాలని కేంద్రం బుధవారం నిర్ణయం తీసుకుంది. ఈ మార్పువల్లే సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా పడి ఉండొచ్చని సమాచారం.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 23-05-2015


PRESS  NOTE 

On the basis of the Result of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 held by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) from 14th to 20th December, 2014, a total of 3,308 candidates have qualified for the Personality Test for selection to the Indian administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). A total of 9, 44, 926 candidates had applied for the examination but only about 4.5 lakh candidates appeared for the preliminary examination and out of that only 3308 candidates could make it for Personality Test.

Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association (ITCSA), an informal group of Telugu All India Service and Central Service Officers, is conducting free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 23-05-2015(Saturday). All the Mains qualified aspirants are requested to get their names registered, by sending their DAF forms to itcsa2006@gmail.com. Civil Servants from various services have consented to attend this programme and the names include Bharathi IAS, Amrapali IAS,Sadhu Narasimha Reddy IRS, Balaram IRS, L.Suresh IRS, Venkatesh IRS etc. Eminent education psychologist Shri.C.N. Reddy will co-ordinate the programme and interested qualified aspirants can contact him on Ph.9000803050 for registration. To participate, aspirants must get their names registered and should submit 3 copies of DAF form at the venue. Time-slots will be allotted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue : Flat No. G-5, First Floor, Reliance Residency, opp: Indira park, Near Bake zone Bakery, Ashok Nagar,Hyderabad

Dress code : Formals


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Practice questions for IAS aspirants

Dear All,


One of our Civil service aspirant, Mr. Bharath Chandar NIT-Warangal (2008-2012) has recently started https://www.competitors-ally.in/ along with his cousin. They provide practice questions for civils prelims on daily basis as of now and more is yet to come in near future.Please open this link and see their work https://www.competitors-ally.in/daily-practice-questions-1.html. If you find this helpful for IAS aspirants, please share about this website with them.

Regards,



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Changes in Civil Services Examination-2015

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
13-May-2015 
Civil Services Examination 

The Government has approved the following in respect of Civil Services Examination: 

• An Expert Committee would be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of Civil Services Examination. 

• Till such time the Government takes decision on the recommendation of the above Committee, the General Studies Paper-II(CSAT) in the Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will remain a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 

• The English Language comprehension skill portion from General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will continue to remain excluded. 

• The above decisions are incorporated in the CSE Rules-2015.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 02-05-2015

PRESS  NOTE 

On the basis of the Result of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 held by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) from 14th to 20th December, 2014, a total of 3,308 candidates have qualified for the Personality Test for selection to the Indian administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). A total of 9, 44, 926 candidates had applied for the examination but only about 4.5 lakh candidates appeared for the preliminary examination and out of that only 3308 candidates could make it for Personality Test.

Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association (ITCSA), an informal group of Telugu All India Service and Central Service Officers, is conducting free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 02-05-2015(Saturday). All the Mains qualified aspirants are requested to get their names registered, by sending their DAF forms to itcsa2006@gmail.com. Civil Servants from various services have consented to attend this programme and the names include Vijay Datta IAS, Bharati IAS,Sadhu Narasimha Reddy IRS, Balaram IRS, L.Suresh IRS, Sudheer IRPS etc. Eminent education psychologist Shri.C.N. Reddy will co-ordinate the programme and interested qualified aspirants can contact him on Ph.9000803050 for registration. To participate, aspirants must get their names registered and should submit 3 copies of DAF form at the venue. Time-slots will be allotted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue : Flat No. G-5, First Floor, Reliance Residency, opp: Indira park, Near Bake zone Bakery, Ashok Nagar,Hyderabad

Dress code : Formals

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Level of Urbanisation in India

Among all the States and Union territories, the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union territory of Chandigarh are most urbanized with 97.5 percent and 97.25 percent urban population respectively, followed by Daman and Diu (75.2 percent) and Puducherry (68.3 percent).

Among States, Goa is now the most urbanised State with 62.2 percent urban population, a significant increase since 2001 when urban population of Goa was 49.8%. Another significant instance of rapid urbanisation is that of Kerala, its urban population is now 47.7 per cent, while a decade ago it was just 25.9 percent. Among the North-Eastern States, Mizoram is most urbanised with 51.5 per cent urban population, though in terms of absolute contribution to total urban population in the country, Mizoram’s contribution is just 0.1 percent. Similarly Sikkim, which was just 11.0 urbanised a decade ago became almost 25 percent urbanised in 2011. Among major states, Tamil Nadu continues to be the most urbanized state with 48.4 percent of the population living in urban areas followed now by Kerala (47.7 per cent) upstaging Maharashtra (45.2 percent).

The proportion of urban population continues to be the lowest in Himachal Pradesh with 10.0 per cent followed by Bihar with 11.3 percent, Assam (14.1 percent) and Orissa (16.7 percent).

In terms of absolute number of persons living in urban areas, Maharashtra continues to lead with 50.8 million persons which comprises 13.5 percent of the total urban population of the country. Uttar Pradesh accounts for about 44.4 million, followed by Tamil Nadu at 34.9 million.

source : Ministry of Urban Development- http://moud.gov.in/

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Karnataka Govt to sponsor more candidates from weaker sections for private UPSC coaching

The number of poor and meritorious candidates from the weaker sections in the Karnataka State qualifying for the Government-sponsored pre-examination training for Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) civil services exams in reputed private coaching institutes across the country is likely to go up during 2015-16.

Poor candidates from backward classes, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (SC and ST) and minorities planning to appear for the civil services exams will not only be provided training in reputed coaching centres in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Belagavi for a duration ranging from seven to nine months, but will also be entitled for a monthly stipend.

Principal Secretary to Department of Backward Classes Welfare Shalini Rajneesh said the entrance test to select suitable candidates from the backward classes is likely to be held in May. “We are planning to double the number of candidates to undergo pre-examination coaching for civil services this year. About 250 candidates were selected for training last year. This year, we are targeting 500,” she said.

Similiarly, Ms Archana, Director of Pre-Examination Training, Social Welfare Department, said the number of SC and ST candidates undergoing civil services coaching is expected to go up this year.

Director, Directorate of Minorities, Mr Akram Pasha told The Hindu that about 80 candidates from minority communities were selected for coaching last year out of the 1,200, who appeared for the entrance test. The Directorate is seeking to add more numbers this year.

All the three departments – Backward Classes Welfare, Social Welfare Department and Directorate of Minorities – are shortly expected to invite online applications. Exams are likely to be conducted by the Centralised Admission Cell of the Education Department.

Candidates from the Backward Classes can contact 080-22374836, SC and ST category can contact 080-22253783 while minority community candidates can contact 080-22863617 for more details and eligibility criteria.

COACHING INSTITUTES SELECTED BY GOVERNMENT, COURSE FEE, STIPEND AND DURATION DURING 2015-16

Name of Institution, course fee per candidate, monthly stipend and duration of training are as follows:

1. Vajiram and Ravi, New Delhi - Rs 1.5 lakh - Rs 8,000 - Minimum of 7 months

2. Alternative Learning systems, New Delhi - Rs 1.5 lakh - Rs 8,000 - Minimum of 7 months

3. Brain Tree, Hyderabad - Rs 97,000 - Rs 6,000 - Minimum of 7 months

4. Universal Coaching Centre, Bengaluru - Rs 70,000- Rs 4,000 (outsiders), Rs. 2000 (locals) - Minimum of 7 months

5. CMAS, Belagavi - Rs 50,000 - Rs 4,000 (outsiders), Rs. 2,000 (locals) - Minimum of 7 months

Monday, March 9, 2015

Round-table Discussion on "Genetically Modified Foods - Progressive or Pernicious?"

 

 

Social Cause

(Regd. No.614/2003)

 

Cordially invites you and your friends to a Round-table Discussion on

 

Genetically Modified Foods – Progressive or Pernicious*

 

Speakers:

 

Dr. S.J. Rahman

Principal Scientist & Head,

All India Coordinated Research Project on Biological Control of Crop Pests & Weeds,

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU)

 

Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar

Sr. Deputy Director, PCT - National Institute of Nutrition (NIN);

Group Leader, Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre;

President, Indian Pharmacological Society (IPC)

 

Dr. P. Ananda Kumar

Director, Institute of Biotechnology,

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU)

 

Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu

Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA)

 

 

Date & Time:

14th March, 2015 (Saturday) at 10.00 a.m.

 

Venue:

ICSSR Conference Hall, General Library Building, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad

 

All are welcome. Participants can contribute to discussion subject to availability of time.

 

* Science and technology has changed the way man secures his food supply. Genetically modified (GM) foods have been the subject of controversy and intense debate in recent years. Only GM cotton (non-edible crop) is grown in fields as of now in India. India’s biotech regulator, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) gave the green signal for field trials of genetically modified (GM) rice, mustard, chickpea, brinjal etc. Environment Ministry had permitted field trials in some transgenics with a condition requiring separate NOCs from states for such trials. So far, four states in India - Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh approved some open field trials in GM crops whereas  Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are among the states which denied permissions for such field trials. Some news reports suggest that Telangana and Gujarat are likely to permit field trials of GM crops soon. There have been concerns regarding cultivation of GM food crops which could potentially harm health. Is genetic modification really the key to ensuring that the world does not grow hungry or does tampering with the natural makeup of animals and plants unleash unwanted possibilities and horrific consequences to (y)our health? 

 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Useful blog for CSP-2015 http://yadagiriirs.blogspot.in/

Shri. B. Yadagiri IRS , Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Hyderabad is posting very useful info for the aspirants of Civil Service Prelims-2015 on his blog http://yadagiriirs.blogspot.in  

Important Posts :


2. India Polity, Economy and History tests from 15-10-2014 to till date as per UPSC pattern along with Key and relevant explanation


4. Schedule of Civils Prelims and Main Exam for 2015 and suggested books : http://yadagiriirs.blogspot.in/2014/09/schedule-of-civils-prelims-and-main.html

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Roundtable Discussion on Draft National Health Policy 2015


 

 

 

Namaste.

 

We cordially invite you to Social Cause roundtable discussion on

 

Draft National Health Policy 2015

Possible Measures to Ensure

Affordable & Quality Healthcare for All.

 

Date & Time:

22nd February, 2015 (Sunday) at 10.30 am

 

Venue:

Conference Hall, OU Guest House, Beside  Saraswathi Temple, Near Arts College, Osmania University Campus

 

Link to draft national health policy 2015:

http://mohfw.nic.in/showfile.php?lid=3014

[Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India has placed National Health Policy 2015 draft in public domain for comments, suggestions and feedback by 28th Feb, 2015. We intend to send the proceeding of the discussion as feedback to the Ministry.]


Thanking you.

 

Regards,

Srihari

For ‘Social Cause’

9885908804


Monday, February 16, 2015

Awareness session on Civil Services in Vizianagaram on 21-2-2015 @ 10 AM

Dear All,

We cordially invites you to attend the awareness session on civil services on 21-2-2015 @ 10 AM onwards at Ananda Gajapati Auditorium, Vijayanagaram.

In this regard, please find the attached pamphlet with details of the programme. 

The session is intended for 10th, +2, degree and PG students to give them (i) first hand insights about career in various civil services and (ii) basic guidance as to what they must do in their school & college days if they have civil service as aim. 

A 4-page pamphlet in Telugu prepared by Edera Ravikiran IRS with FAQ's about Civils exam will also be distributed on this occasion.

Looking forward for your presence in the event

ITCSA

Friday, February 6, 2015

awareness session on civil services on 8-2-2015 @ Vizag.

Dear All,

We cordially invites you to attend the awareness session on civil services on 8-2-2015 @ 10 AM onwards at Ambedkar Assembly Hall (AU), Siripuram, Vizag.

In this regard, please find the attached pamphlet with details of the programme. 

The session is intended for 10th, +2, degree and PG students to give them (i) first hand insights about career in various civil services and (ii) basic guidance as to what they must do in their school & college days if they have civil service as aim. 

A 4-page pamphlet in Telugu prepared by Edera Ravikiran IRS with FAQ's about Civils exam will also be released on this occasion.

Looking forward for your presence in the event

ITCSA

Friday, December 5, 2014

Free medical camp @ Jandrapet,Near Cheerala,Prakasam Dist

Dear All,

As informed earlier, with the help of like minded people & local Doctors we have conducted Free Medical Camp @ Jandrapet,Near Cheerala,Prakasam Dist. on 30 Nov.2014. Our ITCSA member Shri. Sagili Shanmohan IAS , Assistant Collector, Prakasam Dist. has attended & inaugurated the camp. About 500 old and needy people have attended the camp and received medicines from the organizers.This initiative was well appreciated by the local people and media..

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ethics model papers for CSE mains-2014

 Ethics model paper- I


1)What do you understand by the following in context of public service   7 *5=35                                                                                                   

a.Character competence

b.Malfeasance

c.Probity

d.Ethical congruence

e.Moral Nihilism

f.Admonition and Reprimand

 g.Intellectual integrity

 Questions from(2-12) should be answered in about 150 words.10M each

2)Objectivity Versus Morality. 

3)According to you what is the conduct unbecoming of a civil servant?

4)How far the laws,rules and regulations can be the sources of ethical guidance.                    

5)India is a nation of tolerance.But the emergence of materialistic relations are making us intolerant.How to revive the tolerance.      

6)Today most of the youth opt for public employment because of the authority and security it provides.This attitude needs to be changed.Service should be their motive,public office is not the seat of authority but  of responsibility and accountability. Explain Measures to be taken to inculcate above characteristics.

7)Attitude is essentially gained and rarely inherited.Comment 

8)Ethical values included in our attitude towards environment.

9)Plato’s views on ethical state

10)Application of emotional intelligence in administration.

 11)Man is a product of his circumstances.Comment

 12)What do you learn from the life of German dictator “Hitler”

13)Given below are quotations of three great moral thinkers/philosophers.For each of these quotations ,bring out what it means to you in present context.(150 words)  15 marks each.

a) What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
                                                                                                   Jiddu Krishnamurti.

 

 

b) A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

                                                                                                                                   Plato
c)
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
                                                                                                               Socrates.

                                                                                  Section -B

In the following questions carefully study the cases presented and answer the questions that follow.

14) You are the  head in a office. One of your subordinates who is a very straight forward and upright  is  always  indulged in disput es with other officers .Infact his straight forwardness is the culprit which pulls him in conflict  with other officers.Almost everyday one or the other keep complaining about him to you.

      What do you do.?                                                                                                                          15M

a)warn him of his attitude.

b)Request him to stop commenting on other.

c)Tell the complainee that it is his personal character and you cannot do anything.

Assess the above options and suggest best measure.         

15)You  are of a District Educational Officer. You go on inspection  to a school.     15M

How do you confirm yourself about

a)Attendance of teachers.

b)Syllabus being completed

c)Quality of food supplied to them under midday meal scheme.

16)You are  SP of a district. A person has written a complaint to you  about the landlord who almost excercising real power  in the village.  He is threatening everyone and literally his words have become judicial orders and when you go for enquiry  no one  actually dared to go  against him and complaint about his misdeeds.But  the person who wrote to you earlier kept on wrinting to you.

How do you deal with situation

a)Leave it as there is no evidence.

b)Take the landlord  under custody and interrogate him

c)Threaten him not to further harass people

Assess the above options and suggest best measure                                                            15M

17) You are a Income Tax Commissioner. One of your close assosciates has approached you to interpret a law in his favour. Interpretaion is non questionable and your dicretion .And infact he has helped you during y our  schooling and  childhood days as you hailed from poor background.Explain your response with clear  convincing arguments.                                                           15M



 Ethics model paper- II


1) What do you understand by the following in context of public service  

                                                                                                         7 *5=35

a)Moral turpitude

b)Perseverance

c)Non partisanship/partisanship

d)Crisis of Conscience

e)Utilitarianism

f)Categorical imperative

g)Ignorance of law is no excuse.

Questions from(2-12) should be answered in about 150 words.10M each

2)Define ethics.What are the important characteristic features of ethics. 

3)Critically examine various dimensions of ethical values in Ancient Indian philosophy

4)” Justice is all about evidences and rules sans moral or ethics”.    

     Critically Examine?                  

5)Role played by religion in imbibing ethical values in humanity.      

6)What is emotional intelligence.How to develop emotional intelligence in day-to-day practice?

7)What makes Swamy Vivekananda different from other ethical thinkers. 

8)Suggest five important ethical values that a civil servant should possess and substantiate them.

9) How do attitudes form? What are challenges associated with attitude change ?

10)”If all mankind minus one were of one opinion,manknind would be no more  justified in silencing that one person than he,if he had the power,would be justified in silencing mankind”.Comment

 11)Explain the steps to be followed in effective and ethical utilisation of public funds in India

 12)Law is not an end itself ,it’s end lies in Justice.In this context how laws are in consonance with ethical values

13)Given below are quotations of three great moral thinkers/philosophers.For each of these quotations ,bring out what it means to you in present context.(150 words)  15 marks each.

a)” The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. Martin Luther King, Jr.

b)” Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will”. Mahatma Gandhi

c)” If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one”. Mother Teresa

                                              

                                                            Section -B

In the following questions carefully study the cases presented and answer the questions that follow.

14)Suppose you are the collector of Hyderabad.During the procession of immersion of Ganesh idol which is passing through other community,a conflict erupted. 20M

a)What are the short and long term measures taken by you to prevent any such further conflict.

15) Suppose you are head of a particular Government office.A women in your office  has been accusing everybody either  under harassment of women at work place.Knowing this you tried to warn her and she threatened even you.

20M

Some of the options available to you are given below:

a)Expel her from the office

b)Team up with your subordinates to create anti circumstances to her

c)Send a detailed report on her conduct to concerned Department or Ministry

Analysing the above options suggest a best measure  

16)You are a food inspector and you went to  a famous restaurant in your area with your family for dinner.

You found a lack of quality in food.In fact the hotel is famous for its quality and that day you visited was an exception.         (150 words)    10 marks

What would be the possible steps and suggest best measure.
17)You have initiated a cleanliness drive in your office(Suppose you are the head of the office).One of your office mates is hesitant to work citing the reason that no rule book asks him to clean the office and the government is not paying him to clean the office.Infact there are paid servants to clean the office.If you exempt him from cleaning that would spread like a virus and would destroy the entire program.How would you deal with the situation.

10M


 Ethics model paper- III

 

1)Explain the following                                                  10*5=50

a)Credibility

b)Rectitude

c)Impartiality

d)Breach of trust

e)Benevolence

f)Sentience

g)Fortitude

h)Perseverance

i)Veracity

j)Utilitarianism

2)What are the difference between conformity, compliance and obedience ? why do people tend to obey authorities.                             10M

3) What are the ways to measures emotional intelligence and analyse the utility of E.I in Governance.  10M

4) What do you understand by ethical congruence? In what way it is important to be ethical along with being professionally competent.               10M

5) How far “good faith” helps a civil servant as a shield to perfect himself for the bonafide act done by him or genuine decision taken by him.          10M

Explain the following Quotes:

6)“For in the absence of a magistrate (dandadharabave), the strong will swallow the weak; but under his protection, the weak resist the strong”       ---Kautilya                              15M

7) “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus”--Martin Luther king                                                                15M

8) “Satisfaction lies in the effort,not in the attainment, full effort is full victory”---Mahatma Gandhi 15M

9)“ In public services there should be a balance between objectivity and subjectivity while making a  decision “—how do you maintain it ?                  15M

10) Analyze the essential ingredients of citizen charter for effectively empowering the citizens ?    15M

11) There is nothing called moral standards in international relations ? Discuss ?        10M

12) Jawaharlal Nehru’s approach as a leader is more related to ethical idealism than pragmatism ?elucidate Nehruvian ethics ?                              15M

 

13) Mr. X was a honest and sincere officer .A clerk in his office Started manipulating the files and issued forged bills ,fake documents. On one occasion, the clerk gifted a diamond ring to Mrs.X . when the clerk was caught by the investigating agency he agreed the fraud and also disclosed that a part of the bribe amount is spent on the diamond ring for officers wife. infact , the officer does not know and he is not aware of the continuing corrupt practices by the clerck. you are the boss of Mr. How you are going to deal the case.                                                                      20M

                                                                                                        

 Courtesy : Smt. Balalatha Mallavarapu