Ministry of Personnel Current Affairs, GK & News

Centre allowed IAS & IPS officers to retain gifts from Foreign Dignitaries

The Central Government has amended a 50-year-old rule and allowed IAS, IPS and IFoS officers to retain gifts they receive from foreign dignitaries while being members of the Indian delegation. Highlights As per existing rules, these officers were allowed to accept gifts from their near relatives or from personal friends having no official dealings with ..

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Punjab withdraws general consent to CBI

Punjab had revoked/withdrawn the general consent to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). From now, CBI will have to take permission from the state government to investigate any case. This comes within a week after Jharkhand and Kerala decided to withdraw the general consent to CBI. Key Points The Punjab government released an official notification ..

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Common Eligibility Test to be initiated in 2021

As per the recent announcement from Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh, there shall be a common eligibility test (CET) from 2021 for applicants for jobs in railways, banks and lower levels of Central government jobs. The Centre is to set up an autonomous National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct this online ..

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Debasish Panda appointed as Finance Secretary

Debasish Panda, who is currently serving as the Special secretary in the Department of financial services, Union Finance Ministry has been appointed as the new Finance secretary of the country. As per the Personnel Ministry order, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of the1987-batch IAS officer as the next Finance secretary, ..

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MD & CEO of BOI, Canara, and BOB Appointed

As per an order issued on Monday, 20th January 2020 by the Ministry of Personnel, Sanjiv Chadha, who was serving as the Deputy Managing Director in the State Bank of India has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the country’s third-largest lender and public sector bank, Bank of Baroda (BOB). ..

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