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Union Government appointed L N Reddy Judicial Committee on OROP

Union Government has appointed former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice L Narasimha Reddy as head judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

The one member judicial committee will look into the implementation of OROP scheme for retired defence personnel.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee

The committee will examine and make recommendations on removal of anomalies arising

  • In the implementation of the OROP Scheme as notified by the Union Government on 7th November 2015.
  • Out of inter-services issues of the 3 forces due to implementation of the scheme.
  • Implications on service matters in any other matter referred by the Union Government on implementation of the OROP or other related issues.

In making its recommendations, the Committee shall take into account the financial impact of its recommendations. The Committee will have its headquarters in Delhi. All administrative support to the committee will be provided by Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Union Ministry of Defence. It would have a six-month deadline for submission of its recommendations.

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Union Government launches GIAN Scheme to boost higher education

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Scheme to boost the quality of higher education in India.

It was launched by Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)  campus.

About Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Scheme

  • GIAN Scheme aims at improving the quality of higher education in the country through international collaboration.
  • Facilitate participation of high quality international academicians for delivering short-term courses and programs in Indian institutions.
  • Initially 500 international faculties will be engaged in conducting courses and later in subsequent years 1000 faculties would be engaged under GIAN throughout India.
  • Under this scheme, academicians will cover 13 disciplines and 352 courses to be taught in 68 national institutions.
  • These courses will vary in duration from one to three weeks depending on the subject and will be free for students of the host institution and available for nominal fees for others.
  • These courses will be webcasted live for students across the country through web portal www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in designed by IIT Kharagpur.

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