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English Release 28-November 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India condoles the passing away of Prof. Tapan Raychaudhuri
  • Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of inauguration of the Institute of Neurosciences
  • Medical Institutions should inculcate a humanistic approach in the minds of young doctors and health professionals, says President
  • Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the Annual Convocation of the University of Calcutta
  • President conferred D LITT/Law Degree (Honoris Causa) and Asutosh Mookerjee Memorial Medal by University of Calcutta
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Rabi Area Coverage as on 28.11.2014
  • Conservation of Indigenous Livestock
  • Development of Fisheries
  • Development of Dairy Sector
  • Proposal For New Insurance Scheme For Agriculturists
  • International Agreements for Cooperation in Agriculture and Allied Sectors
  • Shortfall in Production of Potato
  • Stagnation in Agricultural Production
  • Decline in Sowing of Oilseed
  • Revival of Agriculture Sector
  • Min of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • False Reports on Increase in Prices of Drugs
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Statement by Nirmala Sitharaman Regarding “India’s Stand In The WTO”
  • Proposals for Foreign Direct Investment
  • MoUs with Japan
  • India-Russia Forum on Trade
  • Task Force for Export Facilitation
  • Trade Along LoC
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Assistance to Coffee Industry
  • Import of Rice by STC
  • Curbs on Onion Trade
  • Tea Production
  • Facilitating Ease of Doing Business - Recent Initiatives Under Ministry of Commerce
  • Min of Comm. & Information Technology
  • Cyber Security Violations
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Steps taken by the Government to contain prices of essential food items
  • Transportation of PDS foodgrains through waterways to reduce transport cost
  • Computerisation PDS to make the system more efficient
  • States gets another six months for implementation of national food security act
  • Measures to augment domestic availability of pulses
  • FCI has adequate storage capacity for PDS foodgrains
  • Min of Corporate Affairs
  • Pending Cases with Company Law Board
  • Violation of Company Act
  • Overhauling of Companies Act
  • Market Research and Analysis Unit
  • Min of Culture
  • Mahesh Sharma Inaugurates Exhibition of Pattanam Excavation
  • Min of Defence
  • Arnia Encounter : Army Eliminates Four Terrorists
  • Avinash Chander to Continue as DRDO Chief on Contract After Superannuation
  • Air Chief Dedicates New Pilot Selection System for IAF to the Nation
  • Visit by the Chief of the Air Staff Indian Air Force to Indonesia
  • Crash of Sukhoi-30 MK1 Aircraft
  • Unauthorised Construction on Defence Land
  • Torpedo Recovery Vessel
  • Strength of NCC Cadets
  • Cyber Security
  • Export Of Defence Equipment
  • Funds Spent Under Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Defence PSUs
  • Military Canteen
  • Chinese Incursions
  • Purchase of Apache Helicopters
  • Modernisation Of Ordnance Factories
  • Defence Land
  • One Rank One Pension Scheme
  • Defence Projects
  • Suicides by Defence Personnel
  • Border Roads Organisation
  • Pragati Missile
  • Export of Defence Equipment By DRDO
  • Aircraft Crashes
  • Private Participation in Domestic Aerospace Arena
  • Recruitment of Scientists in DRDO
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Growth in the Second Quarter of the Current Financial Year 2014-15 has Been Broadly on the Expected Lines: Finance Ministry
  • Competition Commission of India to Organise Two Day ICN Merger Workshop 2014 on International Cooperation and Remedies in Merger Review;Finance Minister to Deliver Inaugural Address
  • Varishta Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) Launched; to Benefit Senior Citizens Aged 60 Years and Above
  • Limit Free Transactions Through ATMs in Six Metro Centres Only
  • Implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST)
  • 1641 Companies Listed with National Stock Exchange: at Least One Women Director Required on Board Of Directors
  • India Signs Agreement with ADB of US$200 Million to help State of Punjab Strengthen its Finances and thereby help with Socio-Economic Development of the State
  • India Signs Agreement with ADB for a Loan of Us $100 Million to Support Kerala’s Additional Skill Acquisition Program; 2,35,000 Needy Students in Kerala to be Benefited under the Program during 2014-2018
  • Long Term Rural Credit Fund; to Provide Support to Cooperative Banks and Rrbs with an Initial Corpus of Rs. 5,000 Crore
  • Asian Infrastucture Investment Bank
  • Expenditure Management Commission
  • Security Features of Indian Currency
  • Introduction Of Plastic Notes
  • To Give Autonomy to Public Sector Banks (PSBS), The Work of Selection and Appointment of Statutory Central Auditors (SCAS) Delegated to Individual PSBS for the Year 2014-15 Onwards
  • Appointment of CMD and EDS in Banks
  • Printing Currencey Notes in Indigenous Papers
  • Electronic Mode of Payment
  • Monetary Policy
  • E-Biz Portal Launched for Providing Single Online Platform to Companies
  • Initiation of Economic Reforms by the Government
  • Min of Food Processing Industries
  • Losses in Agricultural Commodities
  • Investment in FPIs and Food Parks
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Healthcare Services in North-Eastern Region
  • Essential Drugs
  • Allocation of Funds Under NRHM
  • Financial Assistance for Health Sectors in the Country
  • Ban on Testing of Cosmetics on Animals
  • Funds Allocation for Strengthening Health Care System Under National Health Mission
  • Steps taken to Curb Adulteration in Food Items
  • Steps Taken to Modernise CGHS Centres
  • Decline in Death due to Rabies
  • Taxation on Beedis and Cigarettes
  • Setting up new AIIMS like Institutes under PMSSY
  • Universal Immunization Programme
  • Upgradation of Medical Colleges Under PMSSY
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju meets Thai Interior Minister in Bangkok Shri Rijiju thanks Thailand for cooperation in apprehending criminals wanted in India
  • Charge of DG, CRPF
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • District and Block Level Education Officers to be Awarded by NUEPA
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • My Name is Salt: A Documentary on Plight of Salt Workers in Ran Kachh
  • There is no running away from Bollywood says famous ad film director Bauddhayan Mukherji
  • Corbo: An insight into separatist struggle of Quebec
  • Min of Labour & Employment
  • Lok Sabha Passes the Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2014
  • Min of Law & Justice
  • Press Communique
  • Press Communique
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • MOU between India and Mozambique on cooperation in the field of Oil and Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 72.51 per bbl on 27.11.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Round the Clock All India Security Helpline ‘1800-111-322’ for Train Passengers is Operational
  • Railways allow PPP in Computerized Passenger Reservation System
  • 3289 Coaches Manufactured by Railway Production Units during 2013-14
  • Religious Circuit Trains to Connect more Pilgrimage Places
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • Shri Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates CEAI Seminar
  • Min of Statistics & Programme Implementation
  • ESTIMATES OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUC
  • Min of Textiles
  • Export of Textiles
  • Improving Working Conditions of Weavers
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana
  • Committee on Condition of Tribals
  • Min of Urban Development
  • ‘Rahagiri’ gets UD Ministry’s Excellence Award; Karnataka bags four of ten Awards of Excellence for urban transport initiatives; Shri Babul Supriyo calls for adoption of Intelligent Transport Initiatives
  • Do smart cities protect interests of children?
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on November 27, 2014
  • Planning Commission
  • 70.43 crore AADHAAR card issued
  • Measures for effective implementation PPP projects

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Ministry of Human Resource Development28-January, 2009 21:20 IST
IIT Council Endorses the Proposal Containing the Names of 6 Candidates for Appointment as Directors of 6 New IITs
The 39th meeting of the Council of IITs, chaired by Shri Arjun Singh, Minister for Human Resource Development, was held here at Shastri Bhavan today. Smt. D Purandeswari, Minister of State for Higher Education also attended the meeting. As per The Institutes of Technology Act, which governs the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Council of IITs is headed by the Minister of Human Resource Development as its Chairman, and includes the Director and the Chairman, Board of Governors of each of the IITs, Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), Chairman and Director of Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore, three members of Parliament, Director General, CSIR, a nominee of the AICTE, three nominees of the Central Government as well as three to five nominees of the President of India, who is the Visitor of IITs, as its members.

2. Welcoming the participants, the Minister of Human Resource Development stated that the IITs have done the country proud by establishing an impeccable reputation for themselves in the knowledge economy. He also expressed his sincere appreciation for the efforts put in and willingness shown by the older IITs in coming forward and mentoring the new IITs. It is because of this that the expenditure during the current year for IITs, is likely to be Rs. 1171 crores [including capacity expansion for OBC] as compared to last year’s expenditure of Rs. 404 crores. The entire allocation of Rs. 50 crores for the new IITs stood released.

3. The Council endorsed the proposal containing the names of six candidates for recommending to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, for appointment as Directors of six new IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Orissa, Punjab and Gujarat. Council also ratified the appointments of the Directors of the existing IITs, made since its last meeting. Section 17(1) of The Institutes of Technology Act lays down that the Director of each IIT shall be appointed by the Council with the prior approval of the Visitor. However, at its 14th meeting in 1974, the Council had also delegated this power to the Minister of Human Resource Development who was to be advised by a Search-cum-Selection Committee, the constitution of which had been stipulated at the 1st meeting of the Council in 1962. As per this delegation, the matter should be placed before the Council for information at its next meeting.

4. The members of the Council were apprised about the decision of the Union Cabinet to establish eight new Indian Institutes of Technology during the 11th Five Year Plan, of which six (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Orissa, Punjab and Gujarat) had started their academic sessions w.e.f. July, 2008 and two new IITs of Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh are expected to commence their academic sessions through their temporary campuses by August, 2009. The Council approved the amendments proposed in “The Institutes of Technology Act” to provide for establishment of new IITs. While complimenting the older IITs for filling up 100% of the seats reserved for SCs/STs/and OBCs as per the agreed reservation percentages, the Minister of Human Resource Development exhorted the new IITs to have preparatory courses for SCs/STs w.e.f. 2009, so that there would be 100% filling up of reserved seats in the new IITs also.

5. Keeping in mind the overall shortage of faculty in the country and also in the IITs where about 20% of the posts are lying unfilled, the Council decided that a Committee of Directors will look into a new proposal namely, ‘Faculty Induction and Development Programme (FIDP)’, which will address this important issue. The Scheme includes programmes like identifying bright students on the verge of completion of their doctoral research as well as doing post doctoral work either in India or abroad and ‘Adjunct / Associate Faculty Scheme’ under which qualified professionals working in Research and Development in CSIR laboratories or in industrial establishments, would be appointed as Adjunct faculty. It was also decided that some of the recently retired eminent professors who had not yet attained the age of 65 years as well as some select former professors who may be slightly beyond 65 years, could also be taken on contract basis in areas where IITs are facing acute faculty shortage. It was also decided to introduce joint M.Sc.-PhD and Joint M.Tech. – PhD programmes to broaden the research and teaching base in the country.

6. The matter regarding capacity expansion in the existing seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and Guwahati) for implementation of the Central Education Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, providing for reservation for 27% OBC students, 15% SC students and 7½ ST students while keeping the number of seats for General Category students unchanged, was also reported to the Council. The Council was further informed that a Bill introduced by the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) had been passed by the Rajya Sabha in its last session, which provides for exemption from reservation in respect of appointment of faculty to posts higher than the lowest grade of Group ‘A’ posts in Institutes of excellence, including IITs. The Bill is expected to be introduced in the Lok Sabha in the ensuing Parliament session.

7. It was agreed by the Council that the IITs need to follow a system of assessment and accreditation, the modalities of which would be worked out by the Directors of the IITs and informed to the Ministry shortly. The Council also recommended that the age of superannuation of Directors of IITs may be enhanced from 65 to 70 years to bring it on a par with that for Vice Chancellors of Central Universities.

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