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#DGCA advisory asks airlines to provide Hindi newspapers on flights

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advisory to airlines directing them to carry Hindi newspapers and magazines.

The notice has been issued to ensure that reading material in both English and Hindi languages are offered to the passengers.

“Not providing Hindi reading material on board is against Indian government’s policy for official language”, Lalit Gupta, joint director general, DGCA, said in a letter to airlines.

#IBPS CRP-RRB VI 2017 Online registration started: How to register online?

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection started online registration for IBPS Regional Rural Bank CWE VI 2017 for the appointment of Officers Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant (Multipurpose). The candidates who want to join banking sector in 52 Regional Rural Banks (RRB) as Officers and Office Assistant should register online for IBPS RRB CWE VI recruitment process. The online registrations have already started from July 24. IBPS has activated separate links for IBPS CRP-RRB VI Officer Scale I, IBPS CRP-RRB VI Officers Scale II & III, IBPS CRP-RRB VI Office Assistant (Multipurpose) on its official portal The candidates who are interested in applying should read the complete registration process provided below before the last date August 14, 2017

How to Register Online for IBPS CRP-RRB VI 2017

  • Aspirant should open the official website and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP for RRBs” and then click on the appropriate option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- RRBsOFFICERS (Scale-I, II and III)” or “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- RRBs- OFFICE ASSISTANT (Multipurpose)” to open up the On-Line Application Form. 15.
  • The candidates should “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form.
  • After that provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen.
  • Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password.
  • An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars if needed.
  • Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications provided

The aspirant should carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online application, candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.

Delhi: Four of a family, driver killed after dumper truck rams Innova on NH 24

At least five people, including four members of a family, were killed and four others injured after the multi-purpose vehicle they were travelling in was rammed by a truck in east Delhi’s Kalyanpuri area early on Wednesday, police said.

The Innova was carrying eight members of a family belonging to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. They were returning to their home from the Delhi airport after receiving a relative who was arriving from Iran, police said.

As the Innova was passing through Kalyanpuri on National Highway 24 around 3am, a dumper truck travelling on the opposite carriageway broke through the road divider and rammed into the Innova.

#CBSE Class 10th and 12th Compartment Results 2017 Expected on Aug 10

New Delhi, July 25: Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE concluded the Compartment Exams 2017 for Classes 10th and 12th on July 24. Students who did not qualify the CBSE 10th and 12th Exams 2017 appeared for the Compartment exams. The CBSE Compartment Results for 10th and 12th is expected to be released on August 10. The result can be checked on the official website and In the year 2016, the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE had released the results of compartment exams in August. This year as well, it is likely that the results would be published in the month of August

CAT 2017 Notification expected by end of this week, know the important details

Common Admission Test or CAT exam is one of the toughest management exam for admission to Post Graduate Program (PGP) in management at the IIMs. The notification for Common Admission Test (CAT) is expected to be released by end of this week. CAT 2017 will be conducted by IIM Lucknow with TCS as the testing agency. It is expected that the application  process will commence on August 7, 2017. It is important to note that the candidates will need to register as per the dates mentioned on the official notification. For getting into the prestigious IIMs, the candidates will need to clear the CAT scores for preliminary screening.

After the selection process 20,000 students will be admitted to the various programs which have been offered at the 20 IIMs. An estimated 2 lakh students are expected to compete for those coveted 20,000 seats. Earlier the student intake at the IIMs was approximately 10,000. It is expected that there will be increase in the intake capacity to 20,000. It would be important for the CAT aspirants to go through the complete notification once it is released.

1.78 Lakh UP Shiksha Mitra’s Boycott Schools after SC Quashes their Appointment as Full Time Teachers

Jul. 26, 2017: In a blow to the already ailing education infrastructure in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Shiksha Mitras have decided to boycott and stop attending schools following the Supreme Court order yesterday that quashed their appointment as full time teachers. The Uttar Pradesh Government has regularized the jobs of 1.78 lakh “Shiksha Mitras” as teachers in juniours schools in the state to counter the shortage of teachers in the primary schools. However, the apex court has quashed the order, suggesting that the appointment is not validated as many do not have the pre-requisite qualifications as laid down by the Centre under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

Yesterday, a bench comprising of Justices AK Goel and UU Lalit stated that the regularization of the jobs was against the fundamental right of the children to get quality education. The bench confirmed that those Shiksha Mitras who have the necessary qualification or have acquired the same in the interim can be appointed as full time teachers. However, to appoint all without following the rile of the law was against the purpose. The Court has also made provisions, however, that the Shiksha Mitras be continued as per the terms of the initial appointments as a ‘stop gap’ arrangement. The bench has stated that a temporary arrangement, however, cannot be extended when it is detrimental to the welfare of the students.

The bench stated, “On the one hand, we have the claim of 1.78 lakhs persons to be regularized in violation of law, on the other hand is the duty to uphold the rule of law and also to have regard to the right of children in the age of 6 to 14 years to receive quality education from duly qualified teachers. Thus, even if for a stop gap arrangement teaching may be by unqualified teachers, qualified teachers have to be ultimately appointed. It may be permissible to give some weightage to the experience of Shiksha Mitras or some age relaxation may be possible, mandatory qualifications cannot be dispensed with. Regularization of Shiksha Mitras as teachers was not permissible.” Further, the court has also stated that regularization would be an irregularity.

As for the question on the career of the Shiksha Mitras, Supreme Court bench has stated that consideration for the career of 1.78 lakh Shiksha Mitras cannot be over and abover ‘their legal right’ and neither can it weigh against the fundamental rights of millions of students. Also, the bench stated, “In view of our conclusion that the Shiksha Mitras were never appointed as teachers as per applicable qualifications and are not covered by relaxation order under Section 23(2) of the RTE Act, they could not be appointed as teachers in breach of Section 23(1) of the said Act. The State is not competent to relax the qualifications.”

Following the ruling, however, 1.78 lakh Shiksha Mitras have decided against attending the schools on Wednesday. The head of the Shiksha Mitra Welfare Association, Jiterndra Shahi has commented that the decision is indeed misfortunate and has decided to file another plea with the apex court. However, with the Supreme Court suggesting that the State Government can make necessary provisions to ensure the same has given them hope. Mr. Shahi has commented that the UP Government can make a provision to ensure that the career of Shiksha Mitras is not adversely affected. Failing a suitable resolution, the association has threatened to continuance of strike.

In 1999, the State Government had decided to appoint Shiksha Mitras to teach students in the villages. These Shiksha Mitras were required to have a minimum qualification of Intermediate level and the primary function was to educate the masses in the villages about the importance of education. However, in 2010, the National Council Teachers’ Education (NCTE) made it mandatory for teachers to have qualified the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET). Only with the necessary qualification could a teacher be then appointed from the primary level upwards. In Uttar Pradesh, however, the Samajwadi Party Government in 2012 initiated the processes of regularizing these appointments as full time teachers. In 2014 the state government also amended the teaching rules to not require qualification of TET and passes a resolution which confirmed the assimilate of Shiksha Mitras as Assistant Teachers. Supreme Court, yesterday, in the order cancelled the appointment as illegal and against the ‘fundamental’ right of the children to education.