April 10th 2017 E-Governance & Public Administration Current Affairs
May 15, 2017
Two-Child Norm Tied to Government Jobs in the New Draft of Population Policy of Assam
The government of Assam had released the new draft population policy.
As per this policy, people with more than two children will be denied Government jobs.
The government employees need to limit their number of children to two till the end of the service.
According to the policy, this two children norm will be applicable even for the government schemes and benefits such as thegrant of houses,tractors, and for other government
This policy will be applicable to the candidates contesting in elections under the purview of State Election Commission such as elections to municipal bodies, panchayats, state councils, etc.
This policy aims free education up to university level for all the girls in the state.
This includes facilities like fees, transportation, books and mess dues in hostels. This step is likely to arrest the school dropout rate.
People who had child marriage will also be not eligible for agovernment
This policy proposed to establish a State Population Research Center and State Population Council in the state.
Aadhaar Must for the Web Access to the Maps Developed by Survey of India
The Survey of India is the oldest scientific organization in India, and it was established in 1767.
It is the official maker of maps in our country and the maps prepared by the Survey of India are considered as standard maps.
These maps are used as astandard
It prepares maps for military and civil purposes.
Survey of India advises Government of India on survey matters like Mapping, Geodesy, Photogrammetry, and Map Reproduction.
It has started a web portal namely Nakshe.
Through this web portal,any one can download 3,000 of its 7,000 maps for free.
These maps will help all the residents in villages and panchayats to access geographical information.
However, to download these maps on must provide their Aadhar number.
There is a Need for Innovative Modes of Funding for Healthcare Sector Development: PwC Report
The government of India spends about 1.5% of its GDP on the healthcare sector.
This is the least among the developing countries.
A Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH)-PwC in its report identified some important issues.
It proposed some reforms to resolve these issues such as public private partnership in health care sector, FDI, use of Pension fund, etc.
Centrally Sponsored Schemes Reduced to 28from 66
The government has drastically reduced the number of centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) from 66 by merging them into 28 umbrella schemes.
On10 April 2017, only 28 CSS were active.
Among the 28 schemes,6 schemes were categorized as Core of the Core, while twenty schemes were categorized into Core Schemes and two as Optional Schemes.
NITI Aayog to Finalize 3-Year Action Plan
NitiAayog, our Government think-tank is at the final stage of finalizing a 3-year action plan along with the 15-year vision document for the country.
NitiAayog will also draft a seven year strategy document, and it will be released along with the above stated
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