Centre to hire HR consultancy firm to manage competencies in country’s bureaucracy
Moneycontrol, May 31, 2021

The Government of India is looking to onboard a leading HR consultancy firm to help it revamp the competency of the country’s bureaucracy and will allow it to study the organizational structures and the work allocation documents of seven key ministries and departments, including the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health.


Flux in Centre-state ties with breakdown of trust
Deccan Chronicle, May 31, 2021

An outstanding address to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council by Tamil Nadu’s finance minister P.T. Rajan, a contentious interaction between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the questionable remarks by V.K. Paul, a member of the Niti Aayog, blaming state governments for the mess over the Covid vaccination strategy once again draw attention to the sorry state of Centre-state relations today.


Ministry of education launches YUVA to mentor young authors
NDTV, May 29, 2021

Termed YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors), the Prime Minister’s scheme seeks to mentor authors under the age of 30 and train them to promote reading, writing and book culture in the country, and project India and Indian writings globally.


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