டில்லி: கேந்திரிய வித்யாலயா பள்ளிகளில் 10.039 ஆசிரியர் காலி பணியிடங்களை நிரப்ப கோரிக்கை வைத்துள்ளனர். கேந்திரிய வித்யாலயா பள்ளிகளின் அமைப்பு மத்திய மனிதவள மேம்பாட்டு அமைச்சகத்திற்கு கடிதம் அனுப்பியுள்ளது.
அதில் கேந்திரிய வித்யாலயா பள்ளிகளில் காலியாக உள்ள 10.039 ஆசிரியர் பணியிடங்களையும், 200 தலைமையாசிரியர் பணியிடங்களையும், மற்ற காலி பணியிடங்கள் சேர்த்து மொத்தம் 14, 114 பணியிடங்கள் நிரப்ப படாமல் உள்ளன. உடனே நிரப்ப நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க கோரி கடிதம் அனுப்பியுள்ளனர்
கடலூர்: மக்கள் குறை தீர்க்கும் கூட்டத்தில் கலந்து கொள்ளாத அதிகாரிகளுக்கு கடலூர் மாவட்ட கலெக்டர் நோட்டீஸ் விடுத்துள்ளார். கடலூர் மாவட்ட கலெக்டர் அலுவலகத்தில் திங்கட்கிழமை தோறும் மக்கள் குறை தீர் கூட்டம் நடைபெறும். இக்கூட்டத்தில் கலந்து கொள்ளாத 20 அதிகாரிகளுக்கு உத்தரவை மீறியதாக மாவட்ட கலெக்டர் நோட்டீஸ் அனுப்பி உள்ளார்
சென்னை:தமிழகத்தில் வறட்சி பாதித்த பகுதிகளில் நாளை ( ஏப் 20) முதல் அமைச்சர்கள் ஆய்வு மேற்கொள்ள உள்ளனர். வரும் 22-ம் தேதி வ ரை நடைபெற உள்ள ஆய்வின் போது வறட்சி நிவாரணம் முறையாக வழங்கப்படுகிறதா என்பது குறித்து ஆய்வு நடத்துகின்றனர். மேலும் அமைச்சர்களுடன் அந்தந்த மாவட்ட கலெக்டர்களும் ஆய்வில் பங்கேற்கின்றனர்
புதுச்சேரி: புதுச்சேரியில் நாட்டு வெடி குண்டு வீசி தொழிலதிபர் கொல்லப்பட்டார். சந்நியாசி குப்பம் பகுதியில் தொழிலதிபர் வேலழகன் என்பவர் மீது மர்ம நபர்கள் நாட்டுவெடி குண்டு வீசி தாக்குதல் நடத்தினர். இச் சம்பவத்தில் வேலழகன் கொல்லப்பட்டார்
President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank (AfDB) left Ahmedabad, India, early on Monday at the end of a four-day official visit to India.
The visit has set the stage for improved cooperation between the Bank and India, as well as India’s relations with Africa in general.
Adesina and his team held meetings with Senior Government Officials and private sector executives on how to scale up cooperation and economic engagements between the three sides.
The delegation met with the African Diplomatic Corps in India and participated in interactive sessions with Indian business leaders, which identified business opportunities in Africa, especially in infrastructure, energy and agriculture.
“India’s experiences are very relevant for Africa’s development,” President Adesina said during a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and senior staff of the Ministry in Delhi.
He suggested the strengthening of cooperation between India and Africa at governmental, business and institutional levels should be similar to the type of cooperation existing between the AfDB and the Export-Import Bank of India.
This type of multi-level cooperation would benefit many Indian companies that want to do business in Africa, he said.
Adesina informed the Minister about the AfDB’s determination to establish an African Investment Forum and invited India to participate.
Furthermore, the AfDB and Exim Bank of India agreed to explore opportunities for project co-financing in Africa in sectors such as power, agriculture and irrigation.
Adesina and his delegation flew to Ahmedabad, in India’s western state of Gujarat, where they inspected infrastructure and preparations underway at the Mahatma Gandhi Conference and Exhibition Centre, which is hosting the Bank’s 2017 Annual Meetings from May 22-26.
Earlier, the team met with the Chief Minister of Gujarat State, Vijay Rupani, who confirmed that preparations for the Bank Group’s landmark annual even were very much on track.
The visit closed with a press conference with local and international media organisations, where President Adesina confirmed the dates and central theme of the AGM: ‘Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa.’
Members of the AfDB delegation included the Executive Director for Finland, Norway and India, Karine Isaksson; Secretary-General Vincent Nmehielle; Chief Economist and Vice-President Celestin Monga; Nnenna Nwabufo, Deputy Director General, East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office; and Kapil Kapoor, Director of Strategy, among others
(L-R) Ms Megan Lilly, Head – Workforce Development, Australian Industry Group, and Co-chair, AIEC Skills Working Group; Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham MP Minister for Education and Training, Government of Australia; Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (I/C), Government of India; Dr Shubnum Singh, Chairperson, HSSC NOS Approval Committee & Chief Executive, Max Institute of Health Education & Research at the 4th Australia-India Skill Conference at New Delhi on 11th April, 2017.
Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India addressing at the special plenary session of the Global Exhibition on Services on 17 April, 2017, Greater Noida.
In the most comprehensive and extensive analysis yet of CSR performance of companies in FY16, CSR performance of companies with respect to requirements of CSR legislation have substantially improved over FY15. The results are based on disclosures of close to 1,270 companies listed on BSE that had to comply with Section 135 of Companies Act 2013. The analysis was conducted by CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in form of Annual CSR Tracker 2016, which on yearly-basis captures annual CSR disclosures.In FY16, these 1,270 companies collectively spent Rs 8,185 cr, which is 27% more than spend of Rs 6,400 cr in FY15. The spend is 92% of the required CSR budget of Rs 8,900 cr, using two percent of average net profits of three financial years. The companies collectively had budgeted Rs 10,257 cr, which is 15% more than the minimum budget required.
A notable feature of CSR disclosures in FY16 is that some companies have begun to disclose output data. 13 percent, or 166 of 1,270 companies making such disclosures, reflects going beyond legislative requirements and improving the quality of disclosures. 1.5 cr people benefitted from Rs 3,747.97 cr spent for which output data has been reported. This averages to Rs 2,498.65 spent per person.
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of CII, said “results of CII’s Annual CSR Tracker 2016, clearly demonstrate improvement in the practice and disclosure of practice of CSR by companies. The fact that companies are budgeting and spending more than the minimum legislative requirement suggests that companies want to do more for betterment of communities. There is always room for improvement and I am hopeful that results of FY17 will reflect that improvement.”
The number of companies spending CSR budgets exclusively through corporate foundations increased to 72 from 60 in FY15. The number of companies exclusively spending money directly marginally increased to 233 from 227, whereas that spending money exclusively through implementing agencies remained stable at 249 as compared to 251 in FY15. This tends to suggest that companies are building their own capacities for implementation.
Health and sanitation, education and skill development, and rural development are the top three developmental areas for spends. The absolute amount of money contributed to PM’s Relief Fund reduced by 25% to Rs 80.55 cr. Though the absolute amounts spent in incubation centres, protection of national heritage, and sports development, are small as compared to the top three areas, the percentage increases over the previous year are anywhere between 18 to 122%.
Out of the 32 industry categories, absolute spends have decreased in just two industries, viz., commercial services and supplies, and oil and gas. Big increases are reported in automobiles and auto components, consumer durables, metals and mining, financial services, pharma and biotech, telecom services and equipment, textiles, apparels and accessories, transportation, and utilities.
Naushad Forbes, President, CII said, “this extensive and elaborate analysis of almost 1,300 companies is indicative of their commitment to directly contribute to development of hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens. Companies do good in myriad ways and companies should encourage contributions in unique and innovative areas. CSR is a matter of board-level accountability and the boards should be allowed the space to conduct their job without interference or influence from certain stakeholders that have tendencies to exploit CSR legislation for their narrow gains.”
The purpose of CII’s Annual CSR Tracker has been for key stakeholders to reflect on yearly and inter-year performance of companies on CSR. In sum, FY16 has been a significant improvement on almost every aspect of CSR legislation. Some companies going beyond the legislative requirements. CESD projects that CSR spends will further increase in FY17, with a back-of-the envelope calculation of around Rs 10,000 cr. There should be improvements in quality of disclosures and more companies disclosing beneficiary data.
CII via its members has been one of most active business-led organisation engaged in development activities. CII Foundation and CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, have been contributing to improving the CSR legislation, building capacities of companies on various subject matters, and enabling collaborations and partnerships between business, governments and NGOs