GN Bureau | February 21, 2012
The government is reportedly considering a move to grant legal status to the model code of conduct (MCC) for electioneering. MCC has been in news of late after two central ministers got election commission notice for alleged violations of the code. An argument has been made out that making MCC legal will give it teeth, and politicians will think twice before breaking it. On the other hand, the legality will not only take the moral force out of it, but will make every EC notice open to court cases – which can take time and thus defeat the whole purpose.
Communications minister Manoj Sinha has asked BSNL to give a roadmap and timeline for increasing its market share to 15 percent from the present level of 10.4 percent. Addressing a gathering of senior BSNL officials at its headquarters, Sinha said that the state PSU has missed the voi
The CEOs of major telecom companies would meet TRAI chairman RS Sharma on Friday to discuss a possible violation by Reliance Jio in offering free services for over three months, a permissible duration for promotions. The information was given by Sharma while responding to questions in an in
The Haryana government is clearly giving preference to private medical colleges by scheduling the date for the last counselling session a day before the counselling date scheduled for government colleges. The general the practice is to hold counseling in government colleges prior to that in
The government has decided to shut down 15 loss-making public sector units (PSUs), of which at least five have been cleared by the cabinet. By taking this step, it is opting to go against internal advice of reviving three of them. NITI Aayog has identified another half-a-dozen sick PSUs for closure b
HLL Infra Tech Services Limited (HITES), a wholly owned subsidiary of public sector firm HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), has recently secured its first global contract to offer consultancy services for the construction of two hospitals in the Republic of Guinea. The company is spearheading experiments to f
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today said terrorism was the biggest threat to human rights and asked the global community to isolate nations that don’t cooperate in fighting terrorism. Taking a dig at Pakistan, Swaraj told the UNGA that “some nations have developed nurtu