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Friday, December 02, 2011

Welfare Projects for Government Employees and General Public

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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Welfare Projects for Government Employees and General Public

Kendriya Bhandar was set up in 1963 as a welfare project to promote Consumer Cooperative societies amongst Central government employees and with the aim of supplying essential commodities of quality at competitive and fair prices. Over a period of last 47 years, Kendriya Bhandar has set up 87 stores in Delhi and 26 stores outside Delhi. In addition, Kendriya Bhandar has carried out certain specific welfare activities as under:

Corruption Cases Pending with CBI

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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Corruption Cases Pending with CBI

As on 31.10.2011, a total of 1635 cases were pending in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for tendering advices.     

The number of cases disposed of by the CVC during the last three years and upto October, 2011 is as under:

 

2008

2009

2010

upto October, 2011

Disposal

4238

5317

5522

4519

                                

While the Commission is an autonomous body and tenders its advice independently, the Government has taken the following steps to strengthen the Commission:

Exclusion of group C officials from Lokpal

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Lokpal panel overturns two key decisions

NEW DELHI: Overturning its two key decisions within a day, the Parliamentary panel examining the Lokpal Bill today favoured exclusion of group C officials from Lokpal and not to tamper with the present selection process of CBI Director despite opposition by at least 10 members.

A day after the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel and Law and Justice had finalised its report on the Lokpal Bill, its Chairman Abhishek Singhvi called an emergency meeting this evening to discuss the two issues afresh.

In the meeting, several members, mostly from Congress, said group C officials should not be brought under Lokpal as it would bring "too much pressure" on a new institution.



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