Proposed policy may cut Alwar, Panipat from National Capital Region

Source: This post is based on the article “Proposed policy may cut Alwar, Panipat from National Capital Region” published in The Hindu on 16th October 2021. What is the News? The National Capital Region Planning Board(NCRPB) has approved the ‘Draft Regional Plan 2041’. Note: NCRPB was set up in 1985 to promote balanced development of the NCR… Continue reading Proposed policy may cut Alwar, Panipat from National Capital Region

“Centre must have a reasonable discretion to choose its officer” – Delhi HC

Source: This post is based on the article “Centre must have a reasonable discretion to choose its officer” published in Indian Express on 13th October 2021. What is the news? The Delhi High Court recently dismissed the PIL challenging the appointment of an IPS officer as the Commissioner of the Delhi Police. About the case A Gujarat cadre officer… Continue reading “Centre must have a reasonable discretion to choose its officer” – Delhi HC

Over 2 lakh RTI pleas pending

What is the News? Satark Nagrik Sangathan(SNS) has released a Report Card on the Performance of Information Commissions in India, 2021. What are the key findings of the report? Vacancies in Information Commissions: Under the RTI Act, information commissions consist of a chief information commissioner and up to 10 information commissioners, appointed by the President of… Continue reading Over 2 lakh RTI pleas pending

Union Minister Shri Giriraj Singh launches People’s Plan Campaign 2021 and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard

What is the news? Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development has launched People’s Plan Campaign 2021– Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard. About the Panchayats Panchayats are the centre points of grassroots democracy. There are 31.65 lakh elected Panchayat representatives across the country of which 14.53 lakh are women. Panchayats… Continue reading Union Minister Shri Giriraj Singh launches People’s Plan Campaign 2021 and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard

Law is clear, road blockades can’t go on endlessly, says Supreme Court

What is the news? The Supreme Court has recently said farmers’ grievances could be addressed either by Parliament or judiciary, but they can’t be seen to cause harassment to commuters through sit-in dharnas on highways, hindering traffic. About the farmers’ protest and the PIL Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh,… Continue reading Law is clear, road blockades can’t go on endlessly, says Supreme Court

Explained: Anti-defection law, for independent legislators

What is the News? An independent MLA from Gujarat has said he has joined the Congress “in spirit”. This is because, under the anti-defection law, an independent lawmaker becomes disqualified if the person joins a political party after the election. What is Anti Defection Law? The Tenth Schedule — popularly known as the Anti-Defection Law—… Continue reading Explained: Anti-defection law, for independent legislators

CJI voices support for 50% representation for women in judiciary

What is the News? Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana has backed 50% representation for women in the judiciary. Women and Judiciary Women constitute only about 30% of the subordinate judiciary. In High Courts, women judges constitute 11.5%. In the Supreme Court, we currently have four women Justices out of the sitting 33. That makes… Continue reading CJI voices support for 50% representation for women in judiciary

Supreme Court sets aside Madras High Court remarks on EWS quota

What is the News? The Supreme Court has set aside the observations in the Madras High Court’s order, which said that the reservation for Economically Weaker Sections(EWS) in the NEET-All India Quota can be implemented only with the approval of the Supreme Court. Background Recently, the Government of India had announced a 27% reservation for… Continue reading Supreme Court sets aside Madras High Court remarks on EWS quota

SC introduces FASTER system to send records

What is the News? The Supreme Court has approved the use of an electronic system named FASTER (Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records) for the transmission of e-authenticated copies of orders. What is a FASTER System? FASTER is a system by which crucial decisions including orders on bail and stay of arrest can be… Continue reading SC introduces FASTER system to send records

CRPF report flags leadership issues in Chhattisgarh operations. They need to be addressed for security of jawans and civilians 

What is the news?  Recently, a CRPF report revealed there is a lack of leadership in the Chhattisgarh resulting to operational and intelligence failure.  The review also found a significant dip in the quality of operations in the Maoist-violence affected state over the last two years. What is the role played by CRPF?  The Central Reserve… Continue reading CRPF report flags leadership issues in Chhattisgarh operations. They need to be addressed for security of jawans and civilians