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Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister on 29th April gave its approval for introduction of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015 in Parliament during the current session. The proposed legislation seeks to provide an appropriate institutional mechanism, both at the Centre and in each State and Union Territory, to ensure expeditious utilization in efficient and transparent manner of amounts realised in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose. This would mitigate impact of diversion of such forest land. The proposed legislation also seeks to provide safety, security and, transparency in utilization of these amounts, which currently are being kept in Nationalised Banks and are being managed by an ad-hoc body. These amounts would be brought within broader focus of both Parliament and State Legislatures and in greater public view, by transferring them to non-lapsable interest bearing funds, to be created under public accounts of the Union of India and each

NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)

The Government has replaced Planning Commission with a new institution named NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). The institution will serve as ‘Think Tank’ of the Government-a directional and policy dynamo. NITI Aayog will provide Governments at the central and state levels with relevant strategic and technical advice across the spectrum of key elements of policy, this includes matters of national and international import on the economic front, dissemination of best practices from within the country as well as from other nations, the infusion of new policy ideas and specific issue-based support. The NITI Aayog will work towards the following objectives: To evolve a shared vision of national development priorities, sectors and strategies with the active involvement of States in the light of national objectives. The vision of the NITI Aayog will then provide a framework ‘national agenda’ for the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers to provide impetus to.

The exPeRIenCE

On Saturday morning , 25th April 2015 I felt too lazy to get up early.Laziness resisted me to study. Somehow i overcame my laziness and decided to start studying at around 11:45. But to my horror as soon as I picked up my maths book I felt something weird happening,this weirdness was never felt before-"My bed was shaking". I immediately understood what was going on..i told my roomies...they said that too felt the same. The three of us immediately picked our phones and ran outside asking everyone else around to do the same.We were six good buddies,while 5 of us were out ,our one friend was inside.The three of us again ran inside to get her. Actually she was sleeping and their roomies ran away without telling her anything..!!! (later i thought that why wont god punish us ?? Selfishness was now included in our discipline chart ).All of us within 30 seconds came out, trust me..the shaking of the ground was unbelievably terrible. The weather too was dreary..Black clouds and

Live Video of Brave CRPF Cobra Officer Commanding inspite of Bullet Injuries

Incredibly Brave CRPF Cobra Officer Commanding his Ambush Party inspite of Bullet Injuries in a live Operation against Naxalities in a Jungle! Translation: He says, "I have told headquarters that if they dont do action then in entire life they wont act. Ammunition is in plenty keep firing single shots. Dont havoc. tell 6 Delta that they have the command of the party and you just pull back your party safely. When the helicopter comes, signal it by making smoke from fire. Dont rush ahead first secure your position and pull out the casualties back and then move ahead. Backup party will come soon dont crossfire over them keep cool dont care about me." Meanwhile his nearby subordinates r asking him to stay cool and relax and not to worry.

National Service Scheme

NSS is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS). The Scheme was launched in the year 1969 with the primary objective of developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service. The ideological orientation of the NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Very appropriately, the motto of NSS is “NOT ME, BUT YOU” . NSS is being implemented in Senior Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities. The design of the NSS envisages that each educational institution covered under the Scheme has at least one NSS unit comprising of normally 100 student volunteers, led by a teacher designated as Programme Officer (PO). Each NSS unit adopts a village or slum for taking up its activities. An NSS volunteer is required to undertake the following work/ activities: Regular NSS Activity: Each NSS volunteer is required to put in minimum 120 hours of community service per year for two years, i.e., total 240 hours. This work is undertaken in villages/ slums

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, on 20th march,2015,  gave its approval for the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs.1500 crore. This will be the flagship scheme for skill training of youth to be implemented by the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The scheme will cover 24 lakh persons. Skill training would be done based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry led standards. Under the scheme, a monetary reward is given to trainees on assessment and certification by third party assessment bodies. The average monetary reward would be around Rs.8000 per trainee. Out of the total outlay of Rs.1120 crore to be spent on skill training of 14 lakh youth, special emphasis has been given to recognition of prior learning for which an amount of Rs.220 crore has been provided. Awareness building and mobilization efforts would be focused for atte

Police Encounters : Guidelines to be Followed

On 23rd November 2014 Supreme in its judgement in the, CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.1255 OF 1999, People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) & Anr. vs State of Maharashtra & Ors. gave a detail guidelines which needed to be followed before and after police encounter takes place. The guidelines issued to be followed in the matters of investigating police encounters in the cases of death as the standard procedure for thorough, effective and independent investigation are as follows :  Whenever the police is in receipt of any intelligence or tip-off regarding criminal movements or a  activities pertaining to the commission of grave criminal offence, it shall be reduced into writing in  some form (preferably into case diary) or in some electronic form. Such recording need not reveal  details of the suspect or the location to which the party is headed. If such intelligence or tip-off is  received by a higher authority, the same may be noted in some form without revealing details of the  sus

Right to Legal Aid

Legal aid is free legal assistance to the poor and weaker sections of the society with the object to enable them to exercise the rights given to them by law. Justice P.N.Bhagwati has rightly said that "the poor and the illiterate should be able to approach the Courts and their ignorance and poverty should not be an impediment in the way of their obtaining Justice from the Courts." The Constitution of India gives much emphasis on the constitutionalism and rule of law. In India the rule of law is regarded as a part of the basic structure of the Constitution and also of natural justice. The rule of natural justice says that individuals should not penalized by decisions affecting their rights or legitimate expectations unless they have been given prior notice of the cases against them, a fair opportunity to answer them, and the opportunity to present their own cases. The preamble of the Constitution secures to its citizen, social, economic and political justice. Article 1

INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) rifle

INSAS (an abbreviation of Indian Small Arms System) is a indigenously made family of weapons consisting of an assault rifle, a light machine gun (LMG), and a carbine. The INSAS family entered into full service with Indian army during late 1997 and was first time extensively and successfully tested during Karlgil war of 1999. The INSAS assault rifle is a 5.56mm gas-operated , rotating bolt selective fire weapon Compatible with NATO standard ammunition 5.56 x 45 mm SS 109, M 193, primarily based on the AKM along with incorporating features from other rifles. This rifle have muzzle velocity 900m/s with effective firing range of 400m.The Magazine of the rifle is transparent made up of translucent UV stabilized poly-carbonate Resin. The selector mechanism available in the rifle allows single shots and 3-round bursts which gives the user optimal control over the weapon and prevented the waste of ammunition.A new model with black furniture incorporating full-auto mode is also being i

सम्वेद्ना - Samvedna

किसी गली मे हमने एक मकान देखा रहते लोग कई उसमे, हर किसी को एक दूसरे से अन्जान देखा मानते हैं वो खुशियाँ साथ मे कभी कभी पर गम मे उस घर को हमने सुनसान देखा ना सम्वेद्नाओ की गूँज है कहीं उनमे ना एक-दूसरे के दर्द से पहचान देखा हर कोई मशरूफ है अपनी जिंदगी की उलझानो में हमने इन्ही उलझानो मे हर किसी को परेशान देखा है नही वक़्त उनको की देखें वो औरो को भी हर किसी को बस अपनी जिंदगी मे हैरान देखा किसी गली मे हमने एक मकान देखा रहते लोग कई उसमे, हर किसी को एक दूसरे से अन्जान देखा कभी बस्ती ये भी थी प्यार करने वालो की एक-दूसरे से मिल-जुल के रहने वालो की पर आज हमने इसे बियावान देखा तो क्या कहेंगे आप उस गली को जिसमे हमने ये मकान देखा हमको तो लगती है ये मुर्दों की बस्ती है और हमने यहाँ बस शमशान देखा                                    -- Anynoymous

Police Procedure While dealing with Women

There are lots of prevailing misconceptions among common men as well among policemen regarding the procedure to be followed while dealing with women. Women gets extra rights and safeguard along with rights available to all human being .In this article I will try to clarify the procedure to be followed in various types of cases where police have to deal with women. Let us discuss case by case the additional rights available for women .      Police while dealing with women victim/complainant. Section 154 of CrPC provides that in case of acid attack(326A IPC) , Sexual Harassment (354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D IPC) ,Rape (376, 376A,376B,376C,376D, 376E IPC) and Insulting the modesty of women(Section 509 IPC) if the information is given by women the Information shall be recorded by a woman police officer or any woman officer.  In case of above if victim is temporarily or permanently mentally or physically disabled, then such information shall be recorded by a police officer, a

Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) is a government body that offers a single window clearance for proposals on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India that are not allowed access through the automatic route. FIPB comprises of Secretaries drawn from different ministries with Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, MoF in the chair. This inter-ministerial body examines and discusses proposals for foreign investments in the country for sectors with caps, sources and instruments that require approval under the extant FDI Policy on a regular basis. The Minister of Finance, considers the recommendations of the FIPB on proposals for foreign investment up to rs.1200 crore. Proposals involving foreign investment of more than rs.1200 crore require the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). FIPB is mandated to play an important role in the administration and implementation of the Government’s FDI policy. It has a strong record of actively encouraging the

Possible End of Collegium System Era, National Judicial Appointments Commission Act Notified

The Government today notified the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 and the Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act, 2014 for bringing in a change in the existing system for appointment of Judges in Supreme Court and High Courts. Two Bills titled 'The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty First Amendment) Bill, 2014' and 'The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014' were passed unanimously by the Lok Sabha on 13.08.2014 and Rajya Sabha on 14.08.2014 respectively. Subsequently these Bills were ratified by the required number of State legislatures before getting the President’s assent. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty First Amendment) Bill, 2014 enacted as the Constitution (Ninety Ninth Amendment) Act and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 were published in Gazette of India on 31st December 2014. Both the Acts were to come into force on such date as the Central Government would notify them in the Official