Instead of implementing quotas in faculty positions, the panel had suggested that the 23 IITs should be exempted from reservations altogether under the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act 2019.
According to the Government’s blueprint, the vaccine will be offered first to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 50 years of age, followed by those below 50 with associated comorbidities.
In West Bengal, we will have to have 28,000 more polling booths. The major lesson would be to ensure that these polling booths are located as near as possible to the main polling station, so that use of resources is optimised, and the deployment of security and staff can be better.
Amid soaring cut-off marks based on Class 12 Board exams, as the government, in tune with its new National Education Policy, sets up a panel to explore a national test to rejig the college admission process, the findings from the investigation are pointers to the challenges ahead.
Gender gap; students increasingly from outside metros; US most favoured destination, IIT popular route; minorities, SC/STs invisible: 86 CBSE, ICSE, ISC toppers 1996-2015 tell stories of change — and point to challenges as the new National Education Policy rolls out.
Sunil Arora was responding to a question asked in the context of the recent Health Ministry guidelines shared with the states, which say that the Covid-19 vaccination drive will be similar to the election process.
The EC and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) held a meeting last week in which the latter, sources said, agreed to the proposal, on the condition that the Commission should arrange the manpower needed at the India missions abroad to facilitate postal voting for NRIs.
Digital Voter ID card: Currently, the Elector's Photo Identity Card (EPIC) is only available in hard copy, and has to be produced in the original by the voter on election day. What is the proposal being considered by the poll panel?
NRI voting Explained: It’s a recent proposal from the Election Commission to the Law Ministry. How do NRIs vote in Indian elections at present? If the proposal is cleared, how will the system of postal ballots work?
The Commission told the Law Ministry last week that it is “technically and administratively ready” to extend the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) to NRI voters for elections next year in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Tejashwi asked on Thursday why many postal ballots had been declared invalid, claiming this was done without justification, especially in seats where Mahagathbandhan candidates lost by very narrow margins.
In the EVM era, poll trends are often clear by afternoon. How are votes counted, and what was different in Bihar that delayed the results this time? What are the rules for a recount, as demanded by some parties?
By 5.30 pm, the EC had counted roughly 2.7 crore or two-third of the total 4.11 crore votes polled. Under normal circumstances, counting of votes would have easily crossed the halfway mark by this time.