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Backward classes panel urges govt to carry out OBC count in Census
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

NCBC secretary Anand Kumar on Thursday sent the recommendation to the Social Justice Ministry Secretary.

Hosabale, veteran of ABVP, is new RSS general secretary
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

As the new general secretary or sarkaryawah and the effective No. 2, Dattatreya Hosabale, 67, who joined the RSS in 1968, is the first in the post who has worked for almost three decades in any frontal organisation – in his case, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

Explained: Who is Dattatreya Hosabale, the new RSS sarkaryawah?
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Dattatreya Hosabale, who is called Datta by his fraternity, joined RSS in 1968 and was sent to ABVP in 1972, where he became a full-time worker in 1978. He was made sangathan mantri of the ABVP in December 1992 in the Kanpur session.

Explained: How the RSS elects its top executive
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

There is no election for the post of Sarsanghchalak (RSS chief) as the outgoing chief appoints his successor, who holds the position for life or until he desires.

The RSS men fostering BJP’s Bengal parivar
Sat, Mar 13, 2021

In the high-stakes battle for Bengal, Shiv Prakash, an RSS pracharak, has been practically permanently stationed in Bengal. “After coming to the BJP I have spent more than 60% time in the state,” Prakash told The Indian Express.

Corporates to banks: Funds for PM Cares from public and private
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

It's not just the public sector that has contributed to the PM CARES fund, major private sector establishments, from companies to banks, have chipped in with significant amounts, records scrutinised by The Indian Express show.

First Odisha survey of backward classes set to begin on May 1
Wed, Mar 03, 2021

Odisha’s decision is significant at a time when there is demand for a caste-based census, and considering that a commission headed by former Delhi Chief Justice G Rohini is working on the sub-categorisation of the OBCs, without such data.

‘Lateral entry’ into bureaucracy: reason, process and the controversy
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Earlier this month, the UPSC issued an advertisement seeking applications for three posts of Joint Secretary and 27 of Director in central government Departments. These individuals would make a "lateral entry" into the government secretariat. What does this mean?

Former NCBC chief: Without caste census, OBC sub-categorisation not scientific
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Justice Eswaraiah says if the government wants to sub-categorise the OBCs in order to give them justice, it should either publicise the data of Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC)-2011 or it should conduct a caste census.

Sub-categorisation of OBCs explained: What a Commission has found so far
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

In September last year, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court reopened the legal debate on sub-categorisation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for reservations.

Armed forces gave Rs 203.67 cr from day’s salary to PM-CARES Fund
Fri, Dec 18, 2020

While the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy provided information to The Indian Express under the RTI Act, the Indian Army did not respond to the RTI application. It did, however, post a Twitter message on May 15 regarding its contribution.

Explained: Before Mamata, recalling when Jayalalithaa refused to send IPS officers to the Centre
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

While declining the Centre’s demand Jayalalithaa had said, like Mamata said on Saturday, that there was already a dearth of good officers in the state, which needed those officers.

Deputation row: Final word with Centre, but history shows forcing will on state not easy
Sun, Dec 13, 2020

The Centre has asked that three senior IPS officers who were in charge of security when BJP president J P Nadda’s motorcade came under attack allegedly by supporters of the TMC outside Kolkata on Thursday, be sent on deputation with the Government of India.

101 PSUs give Rs 155 crore from their staff salaries to PM fund
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

Overall, the RTI responses show, 24 PSUs gave Rs 1 crore or more to the fund from staff salaries.

Govt set to name CIC, two ICs, despite Opp dissent note
Fri, Oct 30, 2020

The Government is also learnt to have finalized the name of Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General Saroj Punhani for the post of Information Commissioner.

Rs 157 crore from Central staff salaries for PM Cares; over 93% from Railways
Thu, Oct 15, 2020

The fund was set up on March 28 this year following the Covid outbreak and had a corpus of Rs 3,076.62 crore by March 31 itself, of which Rs 3,075.85 crore were listed as “voluntary contributions”, according to the website.

Deutsche Bank trust: 14 transactions of IFFCO, its CEO, red-flagged to US watchdog
Sat, Oct 10, 2020

IFFCO denies transactions, says CEO, MD not directly involved in procurement

From RBI & govt banks to LIC, Rs 205 crore to PM Cares from salaries
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The Prime Minister’s Office, which manages the fund, has declined to furnish details of contributions received, saying that PM CARES is “not a public authority under the...RTI Act”.

FinCEN Files — Agusta, Maxis, Essar: probed at home, Indian firms on US radar as well
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Three SARs were raised by DBTCA and one by Standard Chartered Bank New York (SCB NY) between 2013 and 2016 against AgustaWestland, Finmeccanica (now Leonardo SpA) and other subsidiaries over 1,417 transactions ($889.6 million) during 2010-2015.

FinCEN Files — Antiques smuggler in Tamil Nadu jail, and a trade that flourished even after his arrest
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Transactions of $27.88 million were made between March 2010 and March 2017. The SAR noted: “Art is utilized as a money laundering vehicle and is a red flag which is commonly used to conceal cash.”

FinCEN Files — On US radar: India links of Dubai gold major flagged by anti-drugs task force
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

The SARs highlighted that many of these Indian firms had nothing to do with the gold business. And one of them, records show, figures in the list of top bank-loan defaulters released by the RBI last year.

IITs, IIMs, Central universities, Navodaya schools dip into pay for PM Cares
Tue, Sep 22, 2020

The PM Cares Fund was set up following the Covid outbreak, and had a corpus of Rs 3,076.62 crore on March 31, 2020, just four days within launch, of which Rs 3,075.85 crore were listed as “voluntary contributions”, according to its official website.

FinCEN Files — One more veil lifts: Suspicious bank transactions of Indians red-flagged to top US regulator
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

From steel major to IPL sponsor, diamond merchants to those under ED, CBI scanner, several Indian individuals and entities have been referred in secret reports by banks to US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

OBC sub-categorisation: Findings, progress by a panel so far
Sun, Sep 06, 2020

The argument for sub-categorisation — or creating categories within OBCs for reservation — is that it would ensure “equitable distribution” of representation among all OBC communities.

Maharatnas to navratnas: 38 PSUs give Rs 2,105 crore from CSR to PM CARES
Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Replies sent by the PSUs show that in many cases, they donated from their unused allocation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities for 2019-2020 to the fund that was launched with just four days left for the financial year to end.

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