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Agency-based approach to reform the Indian Administrative Service
Livemint, August 31, 2015

Far from the lofty beginning of being espoused as the steel frame of the country, representing the essential spirit of the Indian nation—unity in diversity—the years since Independence have been marked by a steady deterioration of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). According to a recent survey of the bureaucracies of 12 Asian economies, India’s “suffocating bureaucracy” has been ranked as the least-efficient, and working with the country’s.


Monitoring body to be set up under NITI Aayog
The Economic Times, August 24, 2015

A Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office will soon be set up under the government’s premier think tank NITI Aayog to keep a check on the Centre’s flagship programmes.
The new body will perform much the same role as the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), set up by the previous government under the erstwhile Planning Commission, which was scrapped by the Narendra Modi government last year. A senior government official told ET that the DMEO will be set up as an attached office of the Aayog


HRD plans to come up with new education policy by December
DNA, August 22, 2015

The Human Resource Development Minist er Smriti Irani after meeting the Central Advisory Committee on Wednesday announced that the ministry will be out with its first draft report on the New Education Policy (NEP) by December this year.
For the minister to bring out its first draft, it will require suggestions from stake holders. However two months, since the consultation process has began.







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