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Central Vigilance Commission adopted Integrity Pact: Key Facts

The Central Vigilance Commission has modified the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on adoption of “Integrity Pact” in government firm for purchase related activities. What is the amended SOP? As per the amended SOP: For appointed as Integrity External Monitors (IEMs), the Ministry, department or organisation worried has to forward a panel of suitable persons to ..

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Sudha Rani Relangi new prosecution director of Central Bureau of Investigation

Sudha Rani Relangi, who is currently serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Law and Justice, has been appointed as new director of prosecution in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years. The post had been lying vacant since the last Director of Prosecution OP Verma completed his term ..

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President Ram Nath Kovind rejects a petition seeking disqualification of 27 MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected a petition seeking disqualification of 27 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for allegedly holding ‘office of profit’ by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis (RKS) attached to various government-run hospitals in the Capital. The decision was based on a recommendation by the Election Commission of ..

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Supreme Court asks Government to follow its directions while appointing CBI Director

The Supreme Court has asked the central government to follow its directions while setting out the criteria for appointing the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Supreme Court in its earlier judgment has already stated that the government should consider the persons belonging to the batches of four years commencing with 1979 to ..

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1.86 lakh crore is the loss to exchequer in Coal Blocks Allocation Scam: CAG

As per the audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, allocation of coal blocks without bidding has caused a huge loss of 1.86 lakh crore to the India’s exchequer. As per the report, 57 coal blocks that were allocated to private companies during 2004-2009, offered them a windfall gain of Rs ..

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