Assam Tribune Compilation

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UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) Scheme & Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)

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Source: The Assam Tribune, 13 April 2022

Waterways Connectivity in India and recent agreements inked at Waterwaves Conclave

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Source: The Assam Tribune, 13 April 2022

Asian Development Bank

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Source: The Assam Tribune, 13 April 2022
  • Formation: 19 December 1966
  • Headquarters: Manila, Philippines
  • Members:68
  • Highest policy-making body of the bank : Board of Governors
  • ADB assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
  • The ADB was modelled closely on the World Bank, and has a similar weighted voting system where votes are distributed in proportion with members’ capital subscriptions.

Lokayukta and its salient features:

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Source: The Assam Tribune, 13 April 2022

Lokayukta & it Background

  • The Lokayukta is an anti-corruption authority constituted at the state level.
  • It investigates allegations of corruption and mal-administration against public servants and is tasked with speedy redressal of public grievances
  • The origin of the Lokayukta can be traced to the Ombudsman in Scandinavian countries.
  • In India, the Administrative Reforms Commission headed by Late Morarji Desai in 1966 recommended the creation of the Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta in the states.
  • The State of Maharashtra is the first and pioneer State in India to introduce the concept of Lokayukta 

Salient features of the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act (2013):

  • The Lokpal Consists of a chairperson with a maximum of 8 members of which 50% shall be judicial members.
  • About 50 % of members of the Lokpal shall come from amongst the SCs, the STs, the OBCs, minorities and women.
  • The selection of the Chairperson and the members of Lokpal shall be through a Selection Committee consisting of the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the Leader of the Opposition, the Chief Justice of India or a sitting Supreme Court Judge nominated by the Chief Justice of India and an eminent person nominated by the President of India.
  • A Search Committee will assist the Selection Committee in the process of selection
  • Jurisdiction of Lokpal to include Prime Minister, Ministers, members of Parliament, Groups A, B, C and D officers and officials of Central Government.
  • The Lokpal will have the power of superintendence and direction over any investigative agency including the CBI for cases referred to by the Lokpal
  • Timelines: For preliminary enquiry, it is three months extendable by three months. For investigation, it is six months extendable by six months at a time. For trial it is one year extendable by one year.
  • It contains a mandate for setting up of the institutions of Lokayukta through enactment of law by the State Legislature within a period of 365 days from the date of commencement of this Act.

National Education Policy (NEP) and its Features:

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Source: The Assam Tribune, 13 April 2022

Salient Features of New Education Policy(NEP)

  • 10+2 structure is to be replaced by a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure
  • Emphasis on Vocational education in schools from the 6th grade along with internships.
  • A new and comprehensive National Curricular Framework for School Education, NCFSE 2020-21, will be developed by the NCERT.
  • The policy has emphasized on mother tongue/local language/regional language as the medium of instruction at least till Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond. 
  • Sanskrit to be offered at all levels of school and higher education as an option for students, including in the three-language formula.
  • Teachers will be recruited through robust, transparent processes with merit-based Promotions 

NEP Features: Higher Education

  • Increase GER to 50 % by 2035
  • flexible curricula, creative combinations of subjects, integration of vocational education and  multiple entry and exit points with appropriate certification
  • Academic Bank of Credit shall be established.
  • Creation of National Research Foundation
  • Higher Education Commission of India(HECI) will be set up as a single overarching umbrella body the for entire higher education, excluding medical and legal education
  • Focus on Open and Distance Learning and Online Education and Digital Education

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