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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Shyamlal Yadav


Aviation Secy, wife get cut-rate Air India tickets to US, upgrade to Business
Sat, May 14, 2022

The Indian Express has learnt that the Bansals were not only upgraded to Business class but they were also offered Economy Class ticket at rates lower than what other passengers reportedly had to pay.

A new book on the RTI Act by former information commissioner ML Sharma provides an insider’s insight alongside legal knowhow on what was meant to be an empowering legislation
Fri, May 06, 2022

The book has arrived at a time when the RTI Act is rapidly losing its sheen because of bureaucratic apathy

Explained: The cooling-off period for retired bureaucrats before joining a new job
Sat, May 07, 2022

Post-retirement commercial employment for the three All India Services (IAS, Indian Police Service, and Indian Forest Service) is covered under the AIS Death-cum-Benefits Rules, and for the Central Civil Services under the CCS (Pension) Rules.

Udai Bhan as Haryana Cong chief: Of Aaya Rams, Gaya Rams, and open-ended doors
Tue, May 03, 2022

Udai Bhan, however, is hardly a match for the man synonymous with party-hopping in the country: his father Gaya Lal, whose comings and goings over the course of one day gave birth to the immortal phrase "Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram”.

Explained: Shah Faesal will return to IAS; what are the rules for resignation & reinstatement of an officer?
Wed, May 04, 2022

IAS officer Shah Faesal, who resigned in 2019, has been reinstated by the central government. What is the process by which an IAS officer can resign, or be put back in service? What rules govern these actions?

CIC cautions MHA official for not sharing info on PM CARES Fund contributions
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Cautioning Praveen Kumar Yadav, a deputy secretary and the CPIO of the MHA, Chief Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Kumar Sinha in his order on Tuesday asked him to “ensure strict compliance with the provisions of the Act in future”.

SCs, STs, OBCs in central govt: what data on posts and vacancies show
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

DoPT has asked Union ministries and departments to “ensure that the reservation rosters are strictly maintained... any promotion order issued shall be subject to further orders that may be passed by the Supreme Court”. A look at the existing data on representation of various social categories

Explained: Why AAP is laying claim to Ambedkar’s legacy and other questions
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

Why is the AAP laying claim to Babasaheb Ambedkar’s legacy? How have Dalits voted in states where polls are due? How have the RSS and BJP negotiated their relationship with Ambedkar and Dalits over the years?

Explained: State of denotified tribes, and why House panel is critical about a programme for their development
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

Denotified tribes are communities that were ‘notified’ as being ‘born criminal’ during the British regime under a series of laws starting with the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871.

Yogi Cabinet 2.0: No minister from half of 75 districts
Mon, Mar 28, 2022

Four of the five districts where BJP did not win any seats are among those that have gone unrepresented in the Cabinet

UP hits and misses: 6 of dynasts in new Yogi team, others fail to make it
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

The ruling BJP dropped several such dynasts from its ministry this time, who had been ministers in the previous Adityanath government.

Elevated, Pathak establishes himself as key Brahmin face
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

Born in Hardoi district in 1964, Pathak's transition from a student leader to an active mainstream politician came when the BSP was trying to spread its base among the Brahmins in 2003 when its alliance with the BJP was broken and Mayawati had to resign.

Newsmaker: Reluctant to disturb UP OBC poll calculus, BJP retains Keshav Maurya as Deputy CM
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

With SP eyeing its non-Yadav votes, ruling party refuses to risk alienating Maurya before 2024 LS polls

Over half of new Cabinet are new, bid to balance caste and region
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

With the SP reaching out to non-Yadav OBCs and its chief Akhilesh Yadav preparing for a “mass movement”, the BJP’s new line-up includes 19 ministers from OBC communities, including Jats, Gujjars, Yadavs, Kurmis and Nishad.

Explained: What is the reason for the large number of vacancies in the IAS?
Fri, Mar 25, 2022

India has about 22 per cent fewer IAS officers than the sanctioned strength, the Govt has told Parliament. How are the numbers of IAS officers decided, and what is the reason for the large number of vacancies?

88 and going strong: Beyond BSP, the reach of its founder Kanshi Ram
Thu, Mar 17, 2022

Leading the party in paying tributes to him, BSP chief Mayawati referred to Kanshi Ram's struggle to put Dalits and others on their feet. The party said the 'Chamcha Yug' he had talked about was still continuing.

Poll position: SP’s Kurmi brigade upstages BJP even as OBC group’s presence in UP Assembly hits record high
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

Thirteen Kurmi MLAs won on SP ticket, up from two in 2017; several of them giant-killers.

Maurya: Should have campaigned more in Sirathu… will do whatever BJP decides
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

A prominent OBC leader, Maurya lost Sirathu seat to Pallavi Patel, the Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) leader who fought on a Samajwadi Party (SP) ticket, by 7,337 votes.

Yogi creates history for BJP as Congress, BSP flunk poll math
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

Yogi Adityanath is the first ever chief minister in the history of Uttar Pradesh's electoral politics to win a consecutive term for his party after completing full five years in office.

Yogi Adityanath, 21st UP chief minister and five-time Gorakhpur MP
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

The 49-year-old BJP leading light, Yogi Adityanath, heads the Goraksh Peeth at Gorakhpur, which has a significant influence in the region

Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh’s successor and 20th UP CM
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

When SP leader Akhilesh Yadav took oath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister in March 2012, he was 38 years old, becoming the youngest UP CM so far.

Rajnath Singh: BJP heavyweight and 19th UP chief minister
Fri, Mar 11, 2022

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has been the BJP president twice, and elected to the Rajya Sabha as well as the Lok Sabha thrice

Ram Prakash Gupta, 18th UP CM and former MP governor
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

The BJP leadership picked low-profile veteran Ram Prakash Gupta as a 'compromise CM candidate' in 1999 to resolve struggle among various party factions for the post following Kalyan Singh's exit

Mayawati, Kanshi Ram’s political heir and UP’s first Dalit CM
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

When she took over as 17th UP CM on June 3, 1995, Mayawati became India's first woman Dalit CM; the BSP stalwart also became the first UP CM to complete the full five-year tenure, in her fourth stint

Kalyan Singh, BJP stalwart and 16th UP chief minister
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

A prominent OBC leader and two-time UP CM, Kalyan Singh was the BJP's key hardline Hindutva face in north India, especially during its Ram Janmabhoomi Temple campaign