The Commission has also called for an amendment to Rule 86 under Conduct of Election Rules to make it mandatory for candidates to meet all election expenses in excess of Rs 2,000 through cheque or electronic bank transfer.
On Thursday the cabinet had approved the setting up of an NSEBC and giving it constitutional powers.
The Indian Express has also learnt that Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has not approved the HRD Ministry’s choice for the top job at IIM Amritsar.
This is the second symbol dispute heard by the EC in the past three months.
According to sources, the board has asked QCI to prepare an approach paper to grade CBSE schools.
The proposed law was passed only after Health Minister J P Nadda assured the House that the government was committed to providing treatment to anyone HIV positive.
VVPAT machines produce a printout of the vote cast using an EVM, which can be shown to the voter to dispel any doubts.
Mayawati and Harish Rawat have alleged voting machines were tampered with. Ritika Chopra recaps a seemingly endless controversy.
The HRD Ministry had strongly opposed the proposal to transfer control of architecture education to MoUD.
The decision was taken even though the HRD Ministry had opposed the proposal in a meeting held at the Cabinet Secretariat last month.
Govt has linked Aadhaar to school midday meals, among several other schemes. The Indian Express explains details of the move, and recap the pending legal challenges to Aadhaar
The CEC, who retires from his post in four months, said the government could have done more to give effect to pending electoral reforms.
In an interview with Indian Express, Zaidi also spoke about hate speeches related to assembly polls.
UP polls 2017: Both phases cover 89 seats in eastern UP, a region with a signficant share of Muslim voters.
According to HRD ministry sources, this proposal will be among the main agenda items of the IIT Council meeting on April 29.
The Faculty Council, in an email sent to all teachers on October 8, said it had resisted the plan to fire Narayanan.
The ministry is learnt to have contacted OECD representatives in December last year. The latter has agreed to the request.
Funds to be directly released by HRD Ministry
According to sources, the Bill was also referred to the states for comments as criminal law and criminal procedure are in the concurrent list.
The ministry had initiated the process to launch a probe against him based on the complaint submitted by Wasim Ahmed, ex-Visitor’s nominee to the AMU Court.
When The Indian Express contacted Sharma, he neither confirmed nor denied whether the Jagran Group had initiated any punitive action against him.
An editor has been arrested for violating a 2010 election law on publishing exit poll results while elections are still on. The Indian Express explains the background and reasons for the curbs.
The President, who is the Visitor of all central universities, is learnt to have approved ministry’s proposal this week.
The EC asked for 15 separate FIRs to be lodged against Resource Development International (I) Pvt. Ltd, the agency that conducted the poll, and the editorial head of the Hindi daily under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
The HRD ministry held a meeting on February 3 to deliberate on the report submitted by the three-member panel headed by IIT-Kharagpur director.
Bakshi, who was speaking at the inaugural session of the three-day seminar on INA and its contribution to independence’, said Bose was the only reason the British left India.
The entire Congress bench erupted in protest, the objections loudest from Renuka Chowdhury, Anand Sharma, Digvijaya Singh and Kapil Sibal.
According to poll analysts, the large number of youngsters is expected to influence the turnout in all five states, especially Punjab and Goa.
The V-C, among other things, is accused of approving backdated affiliation to a few teacher training institutes
Ministry to seek President’s nod to send showcause to Jawahar Lal Kaul.
Arun Jaitley announced a 10 per cent increase in the overall Budget for education — from Rs 72,394 crore in 2016 to Rs 79,686 crore this year — with a bigger thrust on higher education
Finance Ministry accepted the recommendation of the Election Commission (EC) which had proposed to the government to prohibit “anonymous contributions above or equal to the amount of Rs 2,000”.
The RBI had first shot down EC’s proposal on January 27 who reminded the central bank that it is “imperative” that its directions are “complied with” during election season.
On January 24, the Union Cabinet approved the IIM Bill, granting the 20 Indian Institutes of Management more autonomy than they currently enjoy.
Ministry sources said the National Research Foundation (NRF) will leverage more resources from the industry to support 500 collaborative research projects between Indian institutions and universities abroad.
Was surprised over Budget advancement, Combined Commanders’ meet