Jitendra

  • Automatic weather observatory installed on Vaishnodevi hills September 14, 2014

    Jammu: An automatic weather observatory has been installed on Trikuta hills, the abode of Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine, in Jammu region. Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on Sunday inaugurated the observatory at Saanji Chhat in Trikuta hills. The Department of Earth Science has set up this...
  • Ajit Singh says he will vacate government accommodation by September 25 September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Union Government cracked the whip by disconnecting power and water supplies to the official accommodation of former union minister Ajit Singh, the Rashtriya Lok Dal leader on Sunday said that he will vacate the accommodation by 25th of this month. "I have lived here...
  • Centre assures all assistance in rehabilitation work September 14, 2014

    Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday made an aerial survey of floodhit areas of Pancheri, Saddal and Muttal in Udhampur district and assured the people of all the rehabilitation assistance from the Centre. "I assure the people that the entire reconstruction and rehabilitation work will be carried out at government...
  • J&K floods: MoS PMO Jitendra Singh reaches Srinagar to monitor rescue operations September 11, 2014

    Srinagar: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed the Home Ministry to send highlevel teams of central officials to coordinate rescue and relief operations in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir, MoS PMO Jitendra Singh reached Srinagar. Sources say Singh was asked to fly down and personally monitor rescue and relief...
  • Flood control room set up at Andhra Bhawan in Delhi September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A roundtheclock control room has been set up at the Andhra Pradesh Bhawan here to assist people from the state affected by floods in Jammu and Kashmir. People from the state who require help can contact the helpline number 01123384188. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Special Representative at New Delhi K...
  • Government to replace affidavits with selfattested documents; order soon September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre will replace the requirement of furnishing affidavits with selfattested declarations in a major chunk of governmentrelated work and an official order in this regard will be issued soon, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. "This thought (to promote selfattestation) was in the process. But it...
  • Pension formalities made simpler September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The time prescribed for processing pension papers has been halved from two years to one year and procedure for verification of service for pensionary benefits has been made simpler and quicker, an official statement said on Friday. "Now service verification certificate will be issued twice once after 18...
  • 100 days of Modi government: We are satisfied to a great extent, says Jitendra Singh September 3, 2014

    The BJP government recently completed 100 days in power. Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said, "We are satisfied to a great extent in the last few weeks, we have accomplished a number of new initiatives." ...
  • Modi government to emphasise on egovernance: Jitendra Singh August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will emphasise on egovernance measures to ensure good and simplified governance, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. "It was a matter of satisfaction that the Department of Administrative Reforms had during the last three months not only taken major initiatives in the direction of ensuring good...
  • Construct toilets for women in J&K's Kathua district: Jitendra Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday met Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his help for the construction of toilets for women living in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh explained to Gadkari that women, particularly those living in villages, are forced to go outdoors for toilet...
  • English marks will not be included for gradation, UPSC tells aspirants August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The marks of English Language Comprehension Skills, asked in second paper of civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for gradation, the government said on Saturday. "The union government has decided that for the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2014 to be held on August 24, this section on...
  • Centre says UPSC CSAT made 'language neutral', Opposition sees red August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said that the marks in English language comprehension skills in the Civil Service Aptitude Test would not be included in preparing the merit list but the opposition continued to raise objections, alleging discrimination against regional languages. Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh...
  • Protesting aspirants reject Centre's plan, want UPSC CSAT scrapped August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Centre on Monday came up with the proposal that marks of English language skills in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test should not be included in merit in a bid to defuse the protest, a section of the agitating aspirants rejected the...
  • Government to take a final call on UPSC row after Narendra Modi's return from Nepal August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: As the government held marathon meetings on Sunday to find a solution to the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test, BJP leaders JP Nadda, Ram Madhav and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh met party President Amit Shah at Gujarat Bhawan in...
  • UPSC exam row to be resolved within a week, assures government July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said the matter will be resolved in a week when a high...
  • Government asks UPSC aspirants to withdraw agitation over language bias July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said that the issuing of admit cards for the preliminary examinations should...
  • Decision on pattern of UPSC Civil Services exams in 23 days: Government July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A decision on whether to change the pattern of the civil services examination will be taken by the government within twothree days, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The government will decide on the issue within another 23 days. Whatever decisions we take, we will take Prime Minister...
  • Is there a bias against Hindi speakers in civil services exams? July 16, 2014

    After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. ...
  • Protests against 'bias' in UPSC Civil Services exam intensifies, rocks Parliament July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 following protests by several aspirants from the Hindi medium , the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha that no...
  • No proposal to repeal Article 370: Government July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has no proposal to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "No" was the reply of Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to a written question by TMC member Saugata Roy on...
  • SC rejects PIL to quash Article 370 which gives special status to J&K July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking quashing of Article 370 which gives special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The petition had said that the Constitution does not allow the benefits of Article 370 for a long term but it has been...
  • India earned euro 40 million launching foreign satellites July 9, 2014

    Chennai: India has earned around 40 million euros launching 15 foreign satellites from 2011 till date, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh who is also minister for Earth sciences, department of atomic energy and...
  • BJP using Article 370 to garner votes for J&K polls: Congress June 23, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP is raking up the issue of revoking Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, to garner votes in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state, Congress said on Monday. "Article 370 is an issue used for garnering votes. They (BJP) used...
  • Man caught on camera opening fire at a pub manager in Mumbai June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A man, who tried to molest a woman, opened fire at a pub manager in Mumbai following an altercation with the people present there. The incident took place on May 30 and the accused, Vikram Kumar, had been arrested by the Amboli police. The footage showed that Kumar was allegedly...
  • Government to come up with 'structured' response on Article 370: Prasad May 31, 2014

    The government in Saturday said it will come up with a "structured" response to the issue of Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, at an appropriate time amid a raging debate on it sparked by Union Minister Jitendra Singh's remark. "At the appropriate time, the Government of...
  • Centre has no powers to tinker with Art 370: JKLF May 31, 2014

    JKLF on Saturday attacked Union Minister Jitendra Singh for raking up the issue of repeal of Article 370 of the Constitution providing special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying Centre has no powers to tamper with the provision. JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik said Union Minister of State in PMO Jitendra...
  • J&K: NC, PDP fume over MoS PMO's remark on Article 370 May 28, 2014

    Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh stirred up a controversy by his statement on the repeal of Article 370 in the Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that it will isolate the people of the state. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also slammed the statement saying it has...
  • CBI director meets MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will work towards "restoring" the credibility of CBI and it will be given functional autonomy to ensure complete independence in its operations, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. "We are of the considered view that all the organisations including the CBI were conceived with a noble...
  • Art 370 debate a nobrainer, provision can't be repealed: Manish Tewari May 28, 2014

    Congress on Wednesday echoed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's view that Article 370 that provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir simply "cannot be repealed", saying it will need the consent of the Constituent Assembly which "cannot be resurrected". There should be a basic understanding of the Constitution before any statement is...
  • Any move to weaken Article 370 will be fought tooth and nail: NC May 28, 2014

    Srinagar: Condemning the statement of the minister of State in the Prime Minister Office Jitendra Singh for his comments on Article 370, the ruling National Conference said that they will fight against any proposed revocation of the Article in Jammu and Kashmir. "Any move to weaken article 370 will be fought...