YK MYK NZ PASSES BEREAVEMENT LEAVE LAW FOR MISCARRIAGES, STILLBIRTHS WORLD RANCHI FRIDAY, 26 MARCH, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—320 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) MAX 33 C MIN 17 C SCREEN & CINEMA Morning India Rs. 5 WEATHER TODAY JESSICA ALBA REVEALS WHY SHE STEPPED AWAY FROM ACTING Jharkhand boys win national sub-Jr hockey title PC JHA Sky will be clear. AT A GLANCE STATE GOVT RECALLS LIQUOR DECISION RANCHI: The Jharkhand government has taken back one of its decisions taken in haste, and that relates to closure of sale of liquor in the state in view of upcoming elections in neighboring state of West Bengal. In consideration with the revenue loss to the state, this decision was reinstated within 24 hours. According to the new directives, only adjoining areas of West Bengal have been instructed to stop the sale of liquor for 48 hours before the election. This is happening for the first time that liquor traders would have to shut down their shutters due to election. MADHUPUR BYPOLLS: GANGA NARAYAN SINGH TO BE BJP CANDIDATE RANCHI: The BJP on Thursday evening announced that Ganga Narayan Singh would be its candidate for the Madhupur by-polls. The decision to this effect was taken by the BJP central election committee. A self-proclaimed social activist Singh joined the BJP on Monday in presence of former CM Babulal Marandi. He was placed third in the 2019 assembly elections. With it, BJP leader Raj Paliwal who won from Madhupur twice in the past has been ignored by the party this time. SEE PG 3 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 1,17,91,417 TOTAL DEATH: 1,60,746 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 125,591,429 TOTAL DEATH: 2,759,323 RANCHI: Jharkhand state created history in the boys National Sub-Junior Hockey India championship on Thursday after defeating the defending champion and the host Haryana in a penalty shootout and won the gold medal for the first time at Jind (Haryana). In the same event for girls event, Haryana was the winner at Simdega in the national subjunior hockey championship held at Simdega where host Jharkhand had to be satisfied with the runners up title against strong Haryana who won the title in the penalty shootout. Now within a week on the ground of Haryana the Jharkhand men's team took revenge of the setback of the girls' team and won for the first time by defeating Haryana in the National Sub Junior Men's Hockey Competition by 3-1 in an exciting penalty shootout. In the 11th Hockey India Jharkhand’s boys National Sub-Junior Hockey team with the trophy in Jind on Thursday. National Men's Sub Junior Hockey Competition held in Jind Haryana from March 17 to 25 the team of Hockey Jharkhand and host Haryana failed to score in the stipulated time in the final match as the match ended on a draw. Later the officials directed both the teams for a penalty shoot-out in which the Jharkhand team created history by defeating defending champions Haryana by 3-1 and secured gold for the first time. For the Jharkhand team, Deepak Soreng, Asim Ekka and Ritik Roshan Lakra were the main architects in Jharkhand's win. Earlier, Jharkhand defeated Hockey Kerala 14-0, Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 5-0, Hockey Chandigarh 7-0 and Hockey Uttar Pradesh in a penalty shootout. Delighted at the achievement Hockey Jharkhand President Bholanath Singh said, "Dream comes true. Thanks to all team players and management members who helped create a new history for Jharkhand. On the return of the team to Jharkhand, it will be welcomed by Hockey Jharkhand." Jharkhand Team: Duga Munda, Hrithik Roshan Lakda, Amit Ba, SukhnathGudiya, Named Dod Rai, NirmeshTirkey, SumitBarwa, Vishal Lakda, KamalchikBaraik, AmritTirkey, VineetToppo, Deepak SorengKuldeepBarla, Edition Meinz Abhishek Tigga, Aseem Ekka, James Nag and PrabhatSamad, coach Adam Horo and manager Rohit Kumar. SC directs Army to consider granting PC to women officers NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed on Thursday directed the Army to consider the grant of the permanent commission for women officers within a month and allow the permanent commission within 2 months after following the due process. A bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Dr DY Chandrachud passed the judgment on hearing a batch of petitions filed by many women officers for permanent Commission in the Indian Army, seeking a direction that contempt proceedings be initiated against those who had allegedly failed in their duty to comply with the earlier judgments of the apex court. While delving into many issues, including medical criteria, Justice Chandrachud said that the fundamental postulate in submissions of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) is that evaluation of competitive merit is necessary. Benchmarking in submissions became necessary to place them on par with males, the Bench pointed out. The Supreme Court said that the fundamental fallacy in this submission is that the clear intent of the policy letter is that issue of applying competitive merit applies to 250 officers fulfil this criterion. "If it is less than 250 then there is no need to meet this criterion," the apex court said. While pronouncing the judgment, Justice Chandrachud, said: "It is a long judgment spanning of hundred's pages. We have A bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Dr DY Chandrachud passed the judgment on hearing a batch of petitions filed by many women officers for permanent Commission in the Indian Army. dealt with the issue of ACR evaluation and then with the medical criteria." Justice Chandrachud said that the qualification and achievement of women officers after the 5th and 10th year has been ignored. The Bench said that the statistics which have been advanced by Army authorities mainly disclose two things. "The 250 ceilings have not been crossed till 2010. The statistics which have been placed on record completely demolish the case of Benchmarking. Physical fitness is crucial for securing a position in the army. The court does not find merits in the submissions of ASG," Justice Chandrachud asserted. "The structure of our society is for male for males and appeared to be harmless," the apex court said. Justice Chandrachud said that physical fitness is crucial for the Army. MORE ON PG 7 Tourists enjoying at Tulip Garden in Srinagar on Thursday. Administrating of Covid vaccine being done at urban health center, in Vijayawada on Thursday. ANI At 53,476, India records highest surge in 5 months NEW DELHI: India reported 53,476 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, highest single-day spike since October taking the total tally to 1,17,87,534 on Thursday. According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra and Punjab are turning out to be a major cause of worry. Cases have been increasing over the last two weeks. On October 22 last year, India recorded a single-day spike of 54,366 infections. ON OCTOBER 22 The central LAST YEAR, INDIA government is RECORDED A SINclosely monitorGLE-DAY SPIKE OF ing and actively 54,366 INFECengaging with TIONS. AS PER states and union THE HEALTH territories over MINISTRY, the resurge. MAHARASHTRA With death of AND PUNJAB ARE 251 people in TURNING OUT TO the last 24 BE A MAJOR hours, the toll CAUSE OF WORRY has reached WHERE CASES 1,60,692 in ARE INCREASING. India. The active caseload in the country has mounted to 3,95,192. With the discharge of 26,490 patients in a day, a total of 1,12,31,650 persons have been discharged so far. A total of 10,65,021 tests were done on Wednesday. So far, 5.31 crore doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'. Now, those over 45 years of age will also get Covid-19 vaccine from April 1, irrespective of the co-morbidities, the Central Government has announced. ANI MORE ON PG 5 HC questions committee Roy demands CBI inquiry on sub-judice matter SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: A division bench of the High Court (HC) on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the government reply on the steps taken for removing encroachment around the water bodies in and around Ranchi. While hearing a Public Interest Litigation on encroachment of water bodies in the state capital, the bench directed that officials of the Geological Survey of India be present in the next hearing. The petitioner Rajiv Kumar said that during the proceeding the court wanted to know what steps the administration has taken in view of its orders passed in the past. The lawyers representing the gov- ernment stated that a committee has been formed to conduct a survey of water bodies existing in Ranchi since 1930. The court, however, said that how could the committee be formed when the matter was sub-judice. Kumar said that he had filed a petition before the court seeking measures to prevent encroachment of the Kanke, Rukka and the Dhurwa dams in and around Ranchi. During the course of hearings, the issue of encroachment of Harmu river and the Bada Talab was also taken up. He said that the court has said that the encroachment must be removed. Meanwhile, in another development, the HC expressed concern over the failure of the government to provide fund for the smooth functioning of the National University of Studies and Research in Law. The court wanted to know whether the government has a concrete plan for the development of the institution. The court has fixed the next date of hearing on April 9 while asking the chief secretary and the director, higher education, to be present on the occasion. RANCHI: Former minister Saryu Roy has written a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah requesting a CBI inquiry into the allegations levelled against him by some BJP leaders in the recent past. Roy said that some of the supporters of former chief minister (CM) Raghubar Das are irked by the result of 2019 state assembly election when he defeated the latter adding they are trying to blame him. He said that Abhay Singh who joined the BJP with former CM Babulal Marandi has alleged that as a minister of food and civil supplies department he had given work to Jharkhand printers without floating a tender. He said that the assertions were false. Roy further added that some days later Devendra Singh who lost from West Singhhum in state assembly elections accused him of benefitting an organisation Yugantar Bharti. He said the allegations were untrue. MISSION KARMAYOGI A step towards making civil servants more creative NEW DELHI: Dubbed as the biggest bureaucratic reform initiative, the Central government's 'Mission Karmayogi', a new capacity-building scheme for civil servants, is ensuring to upgrade the post-recruitment training mechanism of officers and employees at all levels. The scheme aims to prepare Indian civil servants for the future by making them more creative, constructive, imaginative, innovative, proactive, professional, progressive, energetic, enabling, transparent and technologyenabled. The 'Mission Karmayogi' programme is being delivered through setting up of a digital platform called iGOTKarmayogi. Training of Civil Servants at various academies is being restructured to include optimum use of the digital learning platform of iGOT. Empowered with specific rolecompetencies, a civil servant will be able to ensure efficient service delivery of the highest quality standards through the ongoing scheme. The platform acts as a launchpad for the National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), which aims to enable a comprehensive reform of the capacity building apparatus at the individual, institutional and process levels. The National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), known as 'Mission Karmayogi', focuses on six pillars with the objective of enhancing governance through civil service capacity building. The six policy frameworks of 'Mission Karmayogi' focus on Institutional Framework, Competency Framework, Digital Learning Framework (Integrated Government Online Training Karmayogi Platform (iGOTKarmayogi), electronic Human Resource Management System (eHRMS), and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. Expressing his views on the exercise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said it will "radically" improve the government's human resource management practices. Modi has also asserted that 'Mission Karmayogi' would use state-of-the-art infrastructure to augment the capacity of civil servants. Approved on September 2 last year, the programme was approved by the government to provide institutional framework for civil service capacity building online with Prime Minister's Public Human Resource Council (PMHRC); Cabinet Secretariat Coordination Unit; Capacity Building Commission; Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV); and Programme Management Unit (PMU) to provide program management and support services. The technical digital learning platform of Mission Karmayogi has become functional in pre-production (experimental) stage on which various types of learning courses are being uploaded by the Central and other training institutions. Ministries and Departments implementing important National flagships programs and projects have been requested to develop 'e-content' in respect of their programmes and projects that include providing strategic direction to civil service reforms and capacity building; preparation of annual capacity building plans; strengthening functional supervision over training institutions; and provide a digital learning platform providing best in class learning content. It also stresses on the need to focus on improved availability of trained workforce for effective citizen centric delivery, enabling data-driven decisions for training personnel management and increased transparency and accountability in governance. Besides the NPCSCB, the government is currently implementing schemes like training for all, with an objective of capacity building of all government officials at the national and state level, and Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) scheme which provides short term and long-term training courses abroad through training courses at the best international institutions. Funding and supporting Foundational and mid-Career training of civil servants through Central Training Institutions are also the initiative of the government for civil service employees.