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Ordinance promulgated to appoint Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary

The Centre promulgated an ordinance to clear the way for retired IAS officer and former chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Nripendra Misra’s appointment as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ordinance expedited by the government designed to amend the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Act, 1997, which prohibits a chief ..

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Legal wing of CBI brought under agency director

In a bid to provide more autonomy to CBI, government has brought the agency’s directorate of prosecution or the legal wing, which used to report to Law Ministry, under the command of the CBI director, making his orders final in probes. With this change, the agency director will not only oversee the promotions and postings ..

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Government approves bill to change collegium system

The government has decided to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts. The Cabinet approved a bill which proposes replacing the collegium system with a Judicial Appointments Commission wherein the government will have a say in appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts.The ..

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Rail Tariff Authority gets Cabinet’s approval

Union Cabinet has given nod to the set up Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) in order to improve the financial situation of the Railways forthwith without any delay. The RTA has been mandated to completely eliminate the subsidy component and cross-subsidy of passenger fares from surplus generated from freight business completely within 10 years. To set ..

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