Indian Constitution Current Affairs - 2019

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Bharat Bhushan Vyas Appointed as New Member of UPSC

On 13 December 2018, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Vyas has joined as a member of the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena administered him the oath of office and secrecy. Shri Vyas has become the first IAS officer from J&K cadre to join any constitutional body. His tenure will be of three years.

About Bharat Bhushan Vyas

He is an IAS officer of the 1986 batch, serving Jammu and Kashmir for last 32 years. He retired as Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. He served on prominent posts including Principal Secretary Finance, Srinagar Deputy Commissioner, Divisional commissioner.

Union Public Service Commission

UPSC is a central recruiting agency in India which derived its mandate from Article 315 to 323 in Part XIV of Indian Constitution. UPSC consists of a Chairman and four other members appointed by President of India. The term of the Chairman and members of UPSC is of six years or until they attain the age of 65 years.  According to Constitution, UPSC is ‘watch – dog’ of merit system in India.

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Book on 20th century Dogri literature by Dr. Vijay Seth released

A comprehensive book in Dogri language on the Dogri literature of 20th century entitled ‘Beehmi Sadi Da Dogri Da Gadya Sahitya : Ik Jayzaa ’ was released in Jammu and Kashmir.

The book has been written by a noted Dogri language scholar Dr. Vijay Seth.

The book based on extensive research work and incorporates five chapters chronologically covering the development of essays, literary sketches, travelogue, memoirs, biographic and autobiographical literature in Dogri.

In this book the author has elaborated basic elements of various forms of Dogri prose and also has incorporated critical analysis of each form of Dogri prose taken up in the book.

About Dogri language

  • Dogri is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in India and Pakistan. In India, it is chiefly spoken in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and northern Punjab.
  • It is one of 22 official languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of Constitution. It was inserted in this schedule by 92nd Constitutional amendment Act, 2003 along with Maithili, Santali and Bodo.
  • Dogri speakers are called Dogras and the Dogri-speaking region is called Duggar.

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