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  • PM Narendra Modi has issued a revised list of 19 commandments for officers serving in the civil services. As per reports, the commandments seek bureaucrats to be responsive to public and be driven by merits. It also wants them to disclose their private interests in regard to their public duties, besides making effective use of public resources. It says, “Every member of the service shall make choices, take decisions and make recommendations on merit alone”. It further asks them to maintain confidentiality in government matters. They must follow the Constitution, show professionalism and be fair in their conduct.
  • PM Narendra Modi on Thursday met BJP MPs from Northeast and South regions of the country. He enquired them about their role in the new government. The MPs involved in the discussion were from northeastern and the states of Karnataka, A. P., Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Modi encouraged them to work for the welfare of the common man and make public aware of the government’s decision.
  • A CPI-M member on Thursday charged that PM had not wished Muslims on Eid. He added in contrast the PM had extended his greetings to other communities on their festivals. This prompted the government to make a strong rebuttal. The issue was raised in the Upper House by CPI-M member T. K. Rangarajan. He said, "Every Prime Minister in the past, including Atal Behari Vajpayee, has wished the community on Eid. But our Prime Minister has not greeted (them) on Eid after the end of the holy month of Ramzan. Is it fair?" In reaction, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, said "To put the record straight, he (Modi) did so. It was widely reported in the entire country. You don't want to hear that”. 
  • US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet the Indian PM and other leaders on Friday in a visit that is aimed at fortifying defense and strategic ties. He will also meet Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Hagel said, “The relationship between the United States and India is certainly for our interests, for US interests, and I think for India's interests, as well as the Asia Pacific, but also global interests, is important. And where we can find common interests, we can share areas that help promote our own countries', our own economies' stability, security, peace, trade, technology, then we need to take that initiative and we need to do that". 
  • The government on Friday submitted the draft guidelines in Delhi HC in order to regulate plying of e-rickshaws in Delhi. The aim is to bring these e-rickshaws under the realm of the Motor Vehicles Act. It said, “The finalisation of these rules may take two months due to compliance of procedural modalities and effective deliberations for framing such rules”. The ministry of road transport and highways said that it will firm up the guidelines in two months, till then the ban should be suspended. The draft guidelines said, “Three-wheeled vehicles with motor power as specified by the Central government (less than approx 650 to 1,000 watts to carry the specified load at a specific maximum speed) be regulated with a set of rules within the MV Act which will be easier to implement ensuring road worthiness of vehicles, easier to register”.
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Last Updated on August 8, 2014, 5:42 pm