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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.

FinMin declines to share Swiss bank accounts details

FinMin declines to share Swiss bank accounts details

Rediff.com23 Dec 2019

India is among 75 countries with which Switzerland's Federal Tax Administration has exchanged information on financial accounts within the framework of global standards on Automatic Exchange of Information.

India to post customs sleuths overseas to detect money-laundering

India to post customs sleuths overseas to detect money-laundering

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

Customs sleuths will be posted in London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Brussels in an effort to check trade-based money-laundering among others.

MHA refuses to share details on citizenship notice to Rahul

MHA refuses to share details on citizenship notice to Rahul

Rediff.com4 Jun 2019

The ministry was asked to provide a copy of the notice to Gandhi and details of the response received from him.

Bank fraud touches unprecedented Rs 71,500 crore in 2018-19: RBI

Bank fraud touches unprecedented Rs 71,500 crore in 2018-19: RBI

Rediff.com3 Jun 2019

As many as 6,801 cases of fraud were reported by scheduled commercial banks and select financial institutions involving an amount of Rs 71,542.93 crore in the last fiscal.

Lokpal office to move out of Delhi's five star hotel

Lokpal office to move out of Delhi's five star hotel

Rediff.com2 May 2019

It said no payment has so far been made towards rental charges for the Lokpal office at 'The Ashok' hotel.

No decision on CBI chief, PM-led panel to meet again

No decision on CBI chief, PM-led panel to meet again

Rediff.com24 Jan 2019

The meeting was being attended by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, they said.

PMO refuses to share details of corruption complaints against Modi's mantris

PMO refuses to share details of corruption complaints against Modi's mantris

Rediff.com21 Nov 2018

The PMO said providing such information "may be a subjective as well as a cumbersome exercise"

Hijack scare on Kandahar-bound plane at Delhi airport

Hijack scare on Kandahar-bound plane at Delhi airport

Rediff.com10 Nov 2018

The pilot "mistakenly" pressed the 'hijack button' when it was taxiing for take-off.

CBI feud: Verma appears before CVC; Asthana couldn't get an audience

CBI feud: Verma appears before CVC; Asthana couldn't get an audience

Rediff.com9 Nov 2018

Verma is understood to have given point-wise refusal to all the allegations levelled by Asthana before the panel comprising Vigilance Commissioners T M Bhasin and Sharad Kumar, they said.

CBI's Alok Verma meets CVC, refutes corruption charges

CBI's Alok Verma meets CVC, refutes corruption charges

Rediff.com8 Nov 2018

Verma came to the CVC office in the late afternoon and stayed there for about two hours, they said.

'Urban Naxals' will be 'neutralised' soon: Raman Singh

'Urban Naxals' will be 'neutralised' soon: Raman Singh

Rediff.com24 Sep 2018

Referring to Maoists sympathisers, Singh said Naxals have got a very strong support system from Raipur to Delhi.

RBI did not audit PNB during NiMo scam, says CVC

RBI did not audit PNB during NiMo scam, says CVC

Rediff.com3 Apr 2018

'There are so many issues that the CVC is examining both with reference to the PNB and RBI,' K V Chowdary said.

Demonetised notes are being shredded: RBI

Demonetised notes are being shredded: RBI

Rediff.com18 Mar 2018

The central bank had earlier estimated the value of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes received, as on June 30, 2017, at Rs 15.28 trillion.

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