Budget rebate for individuals not as bold as it seemed



Even if the same party returns to power, what is important to debate is that having introduced an entitlement, how challenging it is to reverse such decisions, says Mukesh Butani.



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An interim Budget with all the features of a full Budget



Forget about interim Budgets, one cannot easily recall even a full Budget of any government in recent times having rolled out benefits of this order to such a large number of people, says A K Bhattacharya.



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UP Board Exams 2019: Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Department to Set up Control Rooms to Monitor CCTV Footage, Voice Recordings



Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh secondary education department is yet to keep a check on the menace of cheating during examination by implementing the orders of the state government. So far no arrangements have been made in this regard. A special computerised room will soon be set up to monitor the CCTV footage and the voice recordings set up at the exam centres during the board exam period. Notably, the Uttar Pradesh board exams began on February 7.

The state government has ordered the secondary education board to arrange for the control room which will be made operational from February 12 onwards, said education department officials. District inspector of schools (DIOS) Ravindra Kumar was quoted by Times of India as saying, “The control room will be established at the government inter college in Shahganj by February 12 when the main exams begin. The control room will have six computers and employees will be assigned duty in two shifts.”

Kumar added that the superintendents of the examination centres will monitor the CCTV footage and voice recordings on a daily basis. On February 7, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma conducted a surprise inspection at Navyug Kanya Vidyalaya in Rajendra Nagar as high school and intermediate examinations of the UP Board began, stated news agency ANI. Dinesh Sharma reportedly said that about 1,314 examination centres were categorised as sensitive, while 448 examination centres were considered to be hyper-sensitive.

This year, a total of 58,06,922 students are taking up the exams. As many as 8,354 schools are made into exam centres.



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Is the much-touted Bhavantar project a disaster?



Allegations abound that traders milked the scheme to artificially keep prices down, while a significant amount of growers didn’t even register owing to multiple difficulties in registration and were deprived of the payout.



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UP Police Constable Recruitment 2019 Exam Today; Here’s List of Do’s And Don’ts



New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh police constable written examination would be conducted today in Moradabad. Around 73,000 students are expected to write the examination. Security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident during the examination. There are 29 exam centres and all are under CCTV surveillance.

Police have divided the city into four zones. SSP, Jay Ravinder Gaud, said that all the preparations have been done for the examination. The examination will be held on Sunday and Monday. In all the four zones, separate officer and the magistrate have been deputed. Apart from this, an observer level officer has been deputed.

Candidates are requested to bring only admit card with them and no other things are allowed in the examination hall. Biometric machines have been installed for the checking. At the examination hall, 35 sub-inspectors will be deployed.

As the candidates will be coming from far off areas, traffic jam is likely to happen in the city. To combat any such situation, traffic police have been deputed at every main intersection.

Do’s and Don’ts for the examination

It must be noted that the students must reach the examination centre 10 minutes at the center.

Students are expected to carry admit card only with them.

Only black and blue ballpoint pens are allowed at the examination centre, hence students must also carry an extra pair of either blue or black ballpoint pens.

The total number of vacancy is 49,568 posts. Selected candidates will get a salary of Rs 5,200 to 20,200 per month with Grade Pay amounting to Rs 2,000. In 2018, the total number of vacant seats was 41520 posts.



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Fighting for cheating-free petrol pumps



‘There exists a ‘brotherhood’ of sorts for a very long time and corrupt dealers and corrupt OMC officials are in it together,’ Ashwani Attrish, founder, Empowering Petroleum Dealers Foundation, tells Sudhir Bisht, a veteran of the petroleum industry.



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What Indian diaspora thinks about Narendra Modi varied



The PBD this year fun­c­tions as a political stage for the BJP government at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi have been wooing the Indian diaspora through widely publicised events across the country.



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