UPSC, Railways hired less employees in 2017 compared to 2016: Govt in Lok Sabha

UPSC, which selects IAS and IPS officers among others, recommended 5,735 candidates in 2016-17 as against 6,866 and 8,272 in 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: There is an overall reduction in the number of candidates recommended for government jobs by various recruitment bodies, according to a written reply given by minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. A total of 1,00,933 candidates were recommended for government jobs during 2016-17 as against 1,11,807 in 2015-16 and 1,13,524 in 2014-15, it said. Giving…

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Lok Sabha passes bill allowing IIITs to grant BTech, MTech degrees

The 15 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), established through public-private partnership, have been declared institutions of national importance. The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the bill that will now allow them to grant degrees. Union minister for human resource development, Prakash Javadekar, said the fees for the poor students will not be increased and that reservation law will be applicable to these institutes. “Education is not an issue for party politics. It is an issue of national policy,” said Javadekar in his reply to the debate over the Indian…

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