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Over 6800 corruption cases probed by CBI pending trials in courts

Over 6800 corruption cases probed by CBI pending trials in courts

Rediff.com21 Aug 2023

Normally, it is required by the CBI to complete an investigation within one year of registration of a case.

Centre expands talent pool, to induct 17 private sector experts

Centre expands talent pool, to induct 17 private sector experts

Rediff.com30 May 2023

This is the fourth such recruitment drive proposed to be undertaken by the Narendra Modi government which had in 2018 initiated lateral entry.

Centre to recruit private sector experts in key posts across 12 ministries

Centre to recruit private sector experts in key posts across 12 ministries

Rediff.com16 May 2023

The department of personnel and training has asked the Union Public Service Commission to recruit such specialists through "lateral entry" mode in 12 government departments/ministries, he said.

Govt ushers in de-layering in bureaucracy, jt secretary reports to secretary

Govt ushers in de-layering in bureaucracy, jt secretary reports to secretary

Rediff.com29 Mar 2023

The Centre has taken a major step towards increasing efficiency in decision-making by empowering joint secretaries to report to secretaries directly, officials said on Wednesday.

Zero prosecution, Lokpal's performance far from satisfactory: Parl panel

Zero prosecution, Lokpal's performance far from satisfactory: Parl panel

Rediff.com23 Mar 2023

In a report tabled in Parliament recently, it said several complaints are being disposed of by the Lokpal on the ground that they are not in the prescribed format and asked it not to reject genuine complaints.

Govt to resolve public grievances in 30 days, prioritise urgent matters

Govt to resolve public grievances in 30 days, prioritise urgent matters

Rediff.com29 Jul 2022

Besides, it has been decided that a complaint received from a citizen will not be closed until an appeal filed against it is disposed of.

Govt gets 5.59 lakh public grievances so far this yr

Govt gets 5.59 lakh public grievances so far this yr

Rediff.com12 Jul 2022

The Centre received 5.59 lakh public grievances against various government departments in the first half of this year, with the Department of Financial Services (DFS) getting most of such complaints, according to an official report.

Lokpal goes without regular head as Justice Ghose completes term

Lokpal goes without regular head as Justice Ghose completes term

Rediff.com27 May 2022

An official said Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty, a judicial member of Lokpal, has been given additional charge of the post of chairperson.

Will solve border dispute with Assam in remaining 6 areas: Meghalaya CM

Will solve border dispute with Assam in remaining 6 areas: Meghalaya CM

Rediff.com1 Apr 2022

Sangma said finding the solution was not an easy decision, but for the political will of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

Lokpal gets 4,244 complaints till Jan, over 80% jump from 2020-21

Lokpal gets 4,244 complaints till Jan, over 80% jump from 2020-21

Rediff.com3 Mar 2022

A total of 2,355 complaints (including format and non-format) were received through online/offline and email during 2020-21.

Plea for review of order will not be allowed: Lokpal

Plea for review of order will not be allowed: Lokpal

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

"It is mentioned that there is no provision in the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 for appeal, review or reconsideration of an order passed by a bench of the Lokpal of India. It is hereby informed to all concerned that no appeal or request for review/reconsideration of an order will be entertained by the Lokpal of India," the Lokpal said in a notice.

Govt issues SOPs for seeking nod to probe officials

Govt issues SOPs for seeking nod to probe officials

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

An amendment carried out in the over 30-year-old Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988 in July 2018 bars a police officer from conducting 'any enquiry or inquiry or investigation into any offence alleged to have been committed by a public servant' without 'the previous approval' of the authorities.

Lokpal received 110 corruption complaints, 4 against MPs, in 2020-21

Lokpal received 110 corruption complaints, 4 against MPs, in 2020-21

Rediff.com7 Jun 2021

Of the total complaints received in the last fiscal, 57 were against Group A or Group B central government officials, 44 against chairpersons, members and employees of different boards/corporations/autonomous bodies wholly or partially financed by the Centre, and five were in the "others" category, it said.

Govt depts to add over 1.4 lakh jobs between 2019 and March 1, 2021

Govt depts to add over 1.4 lakh jobs between 2019 and March 1, 2021

Rediff.com1 Feb 2021

Over 1.4 lakh jobs are estimated to be created between March 2019 and March 2021 in various central government departments, according to the Union Budget presented on Monday. The strength of government establishments was 32,71,113 as on March 1, 2019, which is estimated to increase to 34,14,226 by the first day of next month - an increase of 1,43,113, it said. The budget documents have given a break-up of the jobs estimated to be created in central government departments between 2019 and March 2021.

Lokpal has no power to review its order

Lokpal has no power to review its order

Rediff.com15 Oct 2020

The committee, in its report, said that the central government may be requested to consider the inclusion of power of review in the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act.

Will welcome migrants with open heart: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Will welcome migrants with open heart: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Rediff.com21 May 2020

He also rejected reports that have hinted possible increase in coronavirus cases due to migrants and asked, "Did corona not spread at places where migrants were not there?"

Govt not to allow review of convicted bureaucrats' suspension

Govt not to allow review of convicted bureaucrats' suspension

Rediff.com29 Apr 2020

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has decided to amend the All India Services (discipline and appeal) Rules, 1969, applicable to IAS, IPS and IFS officers, in this regard.

5 cr farmers yet to receive 3rd instalment under PM-Kisan

5 cr farmers yet to receive 3rd instalment under PM-Kisan

Rediff.com5 Feb 2020

The total amount of the scheme, which came into effect on December 1, 2018, is to be paid in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 every four months. The data showed about 2.51 crore farmers have not got even the second instalment and 5.16 crore of them were yet to get the third instalment.

Coop banks saw 181 fraud cases of Rs 127 cr last year

Coop banks saw 181 fraud cases of Rs 127 cr last year

Rediff.com27 Jan 2020

However, the RBI declined to share details of action being taken on these fraud cases saying "it is not readily available".

Justice Dilip B Bhosale resigns as Lokpal member

Justice Dilip B Bhosale resigns as Lokpal member

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

A former chief justice of the Allahabad high court, Justice Bhosale was sworn-in on March 27, 2019 for a five-year term. He resigned citing personal reasons.

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