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266 young IAS officers submit suggestions on COVID-19 management

Around 266 IAS officers submitted their suggestions identifying hot spots across 16 states in a survey conducted by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. Earlier PMO sought opinion from 600 IAS officers (batches 2014-2018) of which 266 furnished information.

They even flagged some gaps in policy and highlighted the shortage of medical staff, equipment and facilities including ICU beds, ventilators, ambulances and oxygen cylinders. PPEs for medical staff was an area of concern for several districts and across states.

The survey conducted from March 25 to March 30, with 410 district collectors and IAS officers (batches 2014-2018) who have served as assistant secretaries registering for it. Of these, 266 submitted completed reports to the DARPG.

Feedback was received from across the country about the situation on the ground and the gaps that needed to be highlighted in the fight against Covid-19. The suggestions have been noted and addressed appropriately.

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Yet another self-goal by the Congress on migrant labourers?

The Congress seems to have missed people’s pulse yet again when the CWC criticised the government over the plight of migrant labourers walking back to their native places in view of COVID-19 lockdown. However, the government decision is not only hailed by the rest of the opposition and also a section of Congress leaders but various countries and institutions so much so that IOC praised Modi like anything while India stands much below in Olympic performances.

Why this islandish approach of the Congress at a time when there should have been unconditional support to the government as the situation is unprecedented for sure. Has the Congress believed certain media reports the only truth? Have they really taken the view of migrants?The government immediately come to the rescue looking at exodus and worked on war footing and quarantined them.

Actually a section of people even in the Congress started saying that ‘Hate Modi’ has become the policy document of the Congress which was retorted by the BJP saying that enough time will be there to do politics, it is the time to show solidarity to emerge out of this menace.

When everyone is requested to maintain social distancing and even cabinet meetings are taking place following those norms convening CWC meeting in such a situation was uncalled for. Interestingly, the government is considering suggestions that are necessary even during the lockdown but talking about the economy when saving lives of people is the priority of anyone questions even the political prudence of the Congress.

Some of the suggestions made by the Congress had been announced way back, they might not be with the same name but they are there whether helping MANREGA workers, labourers, poor people, farmers or any other section. The Congress may get some media support but people are not taking it very positively so it must reboot first before attacking the government else the party will be embarrassed over and over again.

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266-young-ias-officers-submit-suggestions-on-covid-19-management

266 young IAS officers submit suggestions on COVID-19 management

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Around 266 IAS officers submitted their suggestions identifying hot spots across 16 states in a survey conducted by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. Earlier PMO sought opinion from 600 IAS officers (batches 2014-2018) of which 266 furnished information.

They even flagged some gaps in policy and highlighted the shortage of medical staff, equipment and facilities including ICU beds, ventilators, ambulances and oxygen cylinders. PPEs for medical staff was an area of concern for several districts and across states.

The survey conducted from March 25 to March 30, with 410 district collectors and IAS officers (batches 2014-2018) who have served as assistant secretaries registering for it. Of these, 266 submitted completed reports to the DARPG.

Feedback was received from across the country about the situation on the ground and the gaps that needed to be highlighted in the fight against Covid-19. The suggestions have been noted and addressed appropriately.

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Yet another self-goal by the Congress on migrant labourers?

By Just now

The Congress seems to have missed people’s pulse yet again when the CWC criticised the government over the plight of migrant labourers walking back to their native places in view of COVID-19 lockdown. However, the government decision is not only hailed by the rest of the opposition and also a section of Congress leaders but various countries and institutions so much so that IOC praised Modi like anything while India stands much below in Olympic performances.

Why this islandish approach of the Congress at a time when there should have been unconditional support to the government as the situation is unprecedented for sure. Has the Congress believed certain media reports the only truth? Have they really taken the view of migrants?The government immediately come to the rescue looking at exodus and worked on war footing and quarantined them.

Actually a section of people even in the Congress started saying that ‘Hate Modi’ has become the policy document of the Congress which was retorted by the BJP saying that enough time will be there to do politics, it is the time to show solidarity to emerge out of this menace.

When everyone is requested to maintain social distancing and even cabinet meetings are taking place following those norms convening CWC meeting in such a situation was uncalled for. Interestingly, the government is considering suggestions that are necessary even during the lockdown but talking about the economy when saving lives of people is the priority of anyone questions even the political prudence of the Congress.

Some of the suggestions made by the Congress had been announced way back, they might not be with the same name but they are there whether helping MANREGA workers, labourers, poor people, farmers or any other section. The Congress may get some media support but people are not taking it very positively so it must reboot first before attacking the government else the party will be embarrassed over and over again.

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CSS Forum contributes Rs 21 lakh to the PM CARES fund

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In their attempt to support the country's fight against novel coronavirus, the CSS forum, which is a representative body of approximately 12,500 officers working in various central government ministries and departments, has contributed Rs 21 lakh to the PM CARES fund.

General Secretary of the forum Paras Kumar Singh said, "The CSS Forum has made an humble contribution of Rs 21 lakh to PM CARES fund in addition to the individual contribution of one day salary to be deducted from respective ministry and department where they work."

The CSS officers are the backbone of the central government's bureaucracy and discharging their duty with utmost care and honesty. The CSS comprises of mainly middle and lower level management of the central ministries viz assistant section officer, section officer, under secretary, deputy secretary and director.

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UP government decides not to defer salary of its employees

By 1 hour ago

Contrary to the decision of the Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Telangana governments announcing deferment of payment of full salaries, the UP government has decided against deferring or cutting salaries of its employees amid the coronavirus lockdown and its impact on state resources.

CM Yogi Adityanath has made it clear that the condition of state’s economy is good enough and it would deal with the challenge posed by the pandemic. There would be no cut or deferment in the salaries of state government employees.
The CM is of the view that when he has asked private agencies to pay full salary to their employees in this hour of crisis, it is the responsibility of the state government to pay its employees as well.

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Markaz crackdown: Cabinet Secretary asks CSs and DGPs of states to deal with offenders sternly

By 01 Apr 2020

In view of Tablighi Jamat housing around 2400 missionaries despite the country undergoing a complete lockdown in view of global threat of Coranavirus spread, Union Cabinet Secretary has taken a meeting on April 1, 2020 by video-conferencing with all Chief Secretaries and DGPs of all the states. The outcome of the meeting follows:

States were sensitized about the intensive contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants as this has increased the risk of containment efforts of COVID-19.
States were asked to complete the contact tracing process on a war footing.
Foreigners participated in the Tablighi Jamat conference had violated visa conditions. States have been asked to initiate action for violation of visa norms against foreigners and organizers of the event.
 States were asked to implement the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana within the next week. This will involve large cash transfer to beneficiaries. It should be organized in a staggered manner to ensure social distance.
It was noted that lockdown is being implemented effectively all over the country. States were asked to ensure that intra-state movement of goods is allowed without any hindrance while maintaining social distance.
The manufacturing of essential goods should be ensured. It should also be ensured that the supply chains of such goods are

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PFC did not suffer any pullbacks due to lock-down, says outgoing CMD Rajeev Sharma

By 01 Apr 2020

The outgoing CMD Rajeev Sharma, who retired on March 31, 2020, congratulated every PFC member for successful completion of the current financial despite lock-down in view of COVID-19. The work of PFC has not suffered any pullback due to the lock-down and everyone contributed by working from home. It may also be underlined that Rajeev Sharma handed over the baton to R S Dhillon the newly appointed CMD. 

The CMD said, “Let me congratulate every member of PFC family, who despite the ongoing challenge of lock-down due to COVID19, contributed towards completion of a very successful financial year. I am extremely happy to share that work of PFC did not suffer any pullbacks due to the lock-down and everyone contributed by working from home using the IT systems.”

He said, “In fact during the lock-down period of one week, we disbursed more than Rs 11,000 cr and on the last day we disbursed Rs 5,300 cr, which is a remarkable achievement. This would not have been possible without the contribution of each PFCian, who worked untiringly through weekends as well as late nights.”

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Chandra gets additional charge of OSD, CAS

By 01 Apr 2020

The NaMo administration on Tuesday assigned the additional charge of the post of OSD, Central Agency Section, Department of Legal Affairs to Niten Chandra (IAS:1990:OR) for a period of three months. The post fell vacant after Anil Kumar Gulati (Retd IRPS:1984) completed his term of contractual appointment on 31.03.2020.

Presently, Chandra is working as Secretary, Central Information Commission.

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Goyal takes charge as Member, CERC

By 31 Mar 2020

As Indianmandarins had reported first (on 13.01.2020) Arun Goyal (Retd IAS:1985:UT) was on March 26 appointed to the post of Member, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for a period of three years. 

He took over the charge on March 30. He replaces Dr M K Iyer who completed his term February this year.

Goyal retired August 2019 from the post of Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat.

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