Special Session of both houses of Uttar Pradesh Legislature

Special Session of both houses of Uttar Pradesh Legislature: On June 6, 2022, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, addressed the special session of both houses of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature in Lucknow. What is Special Session? A special session (sometimes known as an exceptional session) is a period in which the legislature meets …

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Approach the High Courts to challenge the final decisions of the Armed Forces Tribunals

Members of the armed forces, including the Air Force, the Navy, and the Army, can approach the High Courts to challenge the final decisions of the Armed Forces Tribunals (AFT) involving issues of pay, pension, promotion, and discipline, the Delhi High Court has held. Key-Points The Delhi HC’s ruling is likely to provide reprieve to …

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Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)

The Supreme Court asked 6,000-odd NGOs to go back to the government for redressal of their grievances on non-renewal of their Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration. The FCRA was enacted during the Emergency in 1976 in an atmosphere of apprehension that foreign powers were interfering in India’s affairs by pumping in funds through independent …

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Central deputation in the Indian Administrative Service

With reference to the Central deputation in the Indian Administrative Service, consider the following statements: 1. It is covered under Rule-6 (1) of the IAS (Cadre) Rules-1954, inserted in May 1969. 2. In case of any disagreement, the matter shall be decided by the Central Government and the State Government or State Governments concerned shall …

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National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK)

With reference to the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), consider the following statements: 1. The Union Cabinet has recently approved the extension of the tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) for three years beyond 31.3.2022. 2. The total implication of the extension for three years would be approximately Rs.43.68 crore. Which …

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