Current Affairs – November, 2014

Latest Current Affairs November, 2014 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of November, 2014 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014 passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014. It was passed by a voice vote. The Bill seeks to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 and the Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Castes Order, 1978.

Amendments

  • The bill includes certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes from Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Tripura. They are
  1. Kerala: Pulluvan, Thachar (other than ‘Carpenter’).
  2. Madhya Pradesh:
  3. Odisha: Amata, Amath, Bajia, Jaggili, Jagli, Buna Pano.
  4. Tripura: Chamar-Rohidas, Chamar-Ravidas, Dhobi, Jhalo-Malo.
  • This amendment Bill removes a Majhi (Nepali) community from the list of Scheduled Castes in Sikkim.

The bill was first tabled in 2012 but lapsed after the previous Lok Sabha was dissolved and the NDA government again had introduced it August, 2014 in Lok Sabha.

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Uttar Pradesh becomes first state in the country to take E-governance route to provide pensions and scholarships

Uttar Pradesh has become the first State in the country to take the route of e-governance to provide pension and scholarships to 15 million beneficiaries. Besides, UP has also made commercial taxes department consumer friendly by making almost all payments and registration online.

UP is the first state to integrate the state treasury with the Centre’s Public Financial Management System (PFMS) through. In PFMS the entire pension and scholarship amount are being directly sent to the bank account of the beneficiaries. In PFMS system, the beneficiaries are also alerted about the payment through SMS.

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