Thursday, 7 April 2016

Appointment of Judges in the Different High Courts


Appointment of Judges in the Different High Courts
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint S/Shri (i) Ashutosh Jayantilal Shastri, (ii) Biren Aniruddh Vaishnav, (iii) Alpesh Yeshvant Kogje, (vi) Arvindsingh Ishwarsingh Supehia, and (v) Bipinkumar Navalchandbhai Karia, to be Additional Judges of the Gujarat High Court, in that order of seniority, for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint (i) Shri Vivek Singh Thakur, and (ii) Shri Ajay Mohan Goel, to be Judges of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, in that order of seniority, with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices; and 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint (i) Shri Sandeep Sharma, and (ii) Shri Chander Bhusan, to be Additional Judges of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, in that order of seniority, for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint S/Shri (i) Sushrut Arvind Dharmadhikari, and (ii) Vivek Rusia, and (iii) Anand Pathak, (iv) Ved Prakash Sharma, (v) Jagdish Prasad Gupta, (vi) Anurag Kumar Shrivastava, (vii) Housla Prasad Singh and (viii) Ashok Kumar Joshi, to be Additional Judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, in that order of seniority. 
The appointment of S/Shri (i) Sushrut Arvind Dharmadhikari, (ii) Vivek Rusia, and (iii) Anand Pathak, (iv) Jagdish Prasad Gupta, (v) Anurag Kumar Shrivastava, (vi) Housla Prasad Singh and (vii) Ashok Kumar Joshi, would be for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. However, the period of appointment of Shri Ved Prakash Sharma would be with effect from the date the assume charge of his office till 1st January, 2018. 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint (i) Shri Vivek Agarwal and (ii) Smt. Nandita Dubey, to be Additional Judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, in that order of seniority, for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Atul Sreedharan, to be an Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, for a period of two years with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office. 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint (i) Shri Ananda Sen, and (ii) Shri Anant Bijay Singh, to be Additional Judges of the Jharkhand High Court, in that order of seniority, for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint S/Shri (i) Abhai Kumar, (ii) Alok Kumar Mukherjee, (iii) Anil Kumar Srivastava-II, (iv) Ravindra Nath Kakkar, (v) Dr. Vijay Laxmi, (vi) Umesh Chandra Srivastava, (vii) Ravindra Nath Mishra-II, (viii) Prabhat Chandra Tripathi, and (ix) Vinod Kumar Srivastava-III, to be Additional Judges of the Allahabad High Court, in that order of seniority. 
The appointment of Shri Abhai Kumar, Shri Anil Kumar Srivastava-II, Shri Ravindra Nath Kakkar, and Umesh Chandra Srivastava, would be for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. However, the period of appointment in respect of S/Shri Alok Kumar Mikherjee, Dr. Vijay Laxmi, Ravindra Nath Mishra-II, Prabhat Chandra Tripathi, and Vinod Kumar Srivastava-III is with effect from the date they assumes charge of their offices till 17th January, 2017, 30th June, 2017, 05th November 2017, 25th January 2018 and 24th March 2018 respectively. 

Transfers of Judges in the different High Courts

Ministry of Law & Justice
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, Judge of the Delhi High Court, as a Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and to direct him to assume charge of his office in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on or before 15th April, 2016. 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Justice Rajiv Shakdher, Judge of the Delhi High Court, as a Judge of the Madras High Court and to direct him to assume charge of his office in the Madras High Court on or before 15th April, 2016. 
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Justice Kaushal Jayendra Thaker, Additional Judge of the Gujarat High Court, as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court and to direct him to assume charge of his office in the Allahabad High Court on or before 15th April, 2016. 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Women Naval Officers undertake trek to Pindari Glacier

pindari glacier
An all women high altitude trek to Pindari Glacier was organized by the Indian Navy from 24 Mar – 02 Apr 16 with an aim to introduce the women officers to the extreme adventure sport of mountaineering. Accordingly, the trek was planned at the beginning of the trekking season to add the elements of thrill and chill. The team led by Cdr Priya Khurana comprised 24 women officers. 
The event, flagged off from New Delhi on 22 Mar 16 by VAdm AR Karve, AVSM, Chief of Personnel reached Loharkhet on 26 Mar 16 from where they commenced their high altitude trek to Pindari Glacier through Dhakuri, Khati and Dwali. The team reached the Pindari Glacier zero point (3353 mtrs) on 30 Mar 16. 
The team had to face treacherous terrain of gravel and boulders and snow blocks thereby making personnel movement a difficult task. A total of six landslide zones were encountered enroute. The original trek route has been damaged in 2013 owing to natural calamity in Uttarakhand and hence the team opened an alternate route along the Pindari river to reach its destination. The team started its descent on 30 Mar and reached back at Loharkhet on 31 Mar and in Delhi on 02 Apr 16, thereby successfully completing the trek. The services of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd (KMVNL), Govt of Uttarakhand were hired to provide logistics and administrative support. 

‘India Rankings 2016’: India’s First Ever Rankings of Indian Institutions

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, released the India Rankings 2016 and dedicated India’s first ranking to the nation in New Delhi today. While releasing the India Rankings 2016 she said that history has been made as National Institutional Ranking framework (NIRF) is the first of its kind. She said that one of the  biggest challenges in the higher education sector have been that citizens who engage with these institutions feel that there is no level playing field in terms of transparency and the data that they need from these institutions with regard to the choices they, specially the students, need to make. The Ministry of HRD, she said, has been able to spearhead many a changes in the field of education sector and slowly and steadily the steps taken by the Ministry are bearing fruits. 
The Minister said this kind of ranking would empower citizens as it would endow them with the power as to how they observe the institutions to be. Some 60000 observers gave their views about how our present institutions are. She added that these rankings would also help in reaching benchmark of international excellence. The rankings will also help students make informed choices about the institutions they want to join. The Minister added that to ensure a third party validation of the data that we have received and analyzed, the agency like Elsevier was engaged. 
India Rankings 2016 is the country’s first exercise to rank the higher educational institutions in the country based on objective, identifiable parameters. This follows the launch of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) on 29th September, 2015 by the Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smt Smriti Zubin Irani. 
                      The rankings are arrived at after detailed analysis and validation of the data submitted by more than 3,600 higher educational institutions in the country classified in 6 categories. These ranking follow an Indian approach, where academic institute will be assessed on parameters, including teaching-learning; research; collaborative practice and professional performance; graduate outcomes; placements; outreach and inclusive action and peer group perception. Each of these has been further subdivided into nearly 20 sub criteria to comprehensively assess an institution.  
                      The decision to set up a reliable, transparent and authentic ranking system for higher education institutions within the country was taken on the recommendations of heads of central universities and institutions of national importance. A core committee that included National Board of Accreditation Chairman Surendra Prasad, IIT-Kharagpur Director P. P. Chakraborty, IIT-Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi, besides the Higher Education Secretary and HRD Ministry officials have drafted the framework, Institutions will be ranked separately among their own verticals including engineering, management, architecture, pharmacy and universities, etc. The ranking is done by an independent and autonomous body and the exercise will be an annual affair. Accordingly, the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) has undertaken the task of doing the ranking exercise. 
The rankings are a step towards bringing the Indian institutes on a global platform. 
Also present on the occasion were Secretary Higher Education Shri V.S.Oberoi ; Additional Secretary Ministry of HRD Shri Subrahmanyam; National Board of Accreditation Chairman Prof Surendra Prasad; UGC Chairman Shri Vedprakash, AICTE Chairman Prof Sahasrabuddhe; and Member Secretary NBA, Dr Anil Kumar Nassa.
List of top 10 India Rankings 2016 is as follows:

RANK
1
Indian Institute Of Science Banglore, Karnataka.
Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, TamilNadu.

Indian Institute Of Management, Bangaluru, Karnataka.

Manipal College Of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Manipal, Karnataka.
2
Institute Of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Indian Institute Of Technology, Bombay, Maharashtra.
Indian Institute Of Management, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
University Institute Of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Chandigarh
3
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur, UttarPradesh

Indian Institute Of Management, Calcutta, West Bengal.

Jamia Hamdard, Delhi.
4
University Of Hyderabad-Hyderabad, Telangana.
Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi

Indian Institute Of Management, Lucknow, UttarPradesh.

Poona College Of Pharmacy, Erandwane, Pune-Pune, Maharashtra
5
Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam.
Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur, UttarPradesh.

Indian Institute Of Management, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Institute Of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
6
University Of Delhi, Delhi.
Indian Institute Of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand.

Indian Institute Of Management, Kozhikode, Kerala.

Bombay College Of Pharmacy-Mumbai, Maharshtra
7
Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh

Indian Institute Of Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana.

International Management Institute-New Delhi, Delhi.
Birla Institute Of Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
8

Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology, Kerala.

Indian Institute Of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Indian Institute Of Forest Management, Indore, MadhyaPradesh.

Amrita School Of Pharmacy, Kochi Kerala.
9
Birla Institute Of Technology & Science –Pilani, Rajasthan
Indian Institute Of Technology, Ropar-Rupnagar, Punjab.

Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur, UttarPradesh.

Jss College Of Pharmacy, Ootacamund, TamilNadu.
10
Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
Indian Institute Of Technology, Patna, Bihar.

Indian Institute Of Management, Indore-Indore, MadhyaPradesh.

Jss College Of Pharmacy, Mysore

116 Villages Electrified Last Week Under DDUGJY

electrified villages
116 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 28th  March to 03 April 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 11 villages fall in Arunachal Pradesh, 27 in Assam, 4 in Bihar, 46 in Chhattisgarh, 12 in Jharkhand, 4 in Madhya Pradesh, 1 in Manipur, 6 in Odisha and 5 in Rajasthan. The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked on http://garv.gov.in/dashboard  An update on ongoing electrification process
In view of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01st May, 2018.  The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.
During 2015-16, 7,128 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 10,890 villages, 7,357 villages are to be electrified through grid, 3093 villages are to be electrified through off- grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 440 villages are to be electrified by State Govt own. Total 1654 villages were electrified during April 2015 to 14th Aug 2015 and after taking initiative by Government of India for taking it on mission mode, 5474 additional villages have been electrified from 15th August 2015 to 03rd April 2016.   In order to expedite the progress further, a close monitoring is being done through Gram Vidyut Abhiyanta (GVA) and various actions are also being taken on regular basis  like reviewing the progress on monthly basis during the RPM meeting, sharing of list of villages which are at the stage of under energisation with the state Discom, identifying the villages where milestone progress are delayed.
 source:-PIB