Dopt Minister replied in Parliament about 5 Day Week for Central government offices


Dopt Minister replied in Parliament about 5 Day Week for Central government offices

The Dopt Minister said in a written reply, there is no proposal to change 5-Day Week for Central government offices.

As per media news, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri.Jitendra Singh today replied to a question in Lok Sabha, whether the Central Government plans to change the five days per week working for central government employees.

He clarified that Central Government has no such proposal to change five days per week working for central government offices and also no proposal to hike earned leave and casual leave being granted to the Central government employees.

Central Government has prohibited / suspended manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs…

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

List of Prohibited Medicines

A drug banned / restricted in one country may continue to be marketed in other countries as the respective governments examine the usage, doses, indications permitted etc. and overall risk benefits ratio and take decisions on the continued marketing of any drug in these countries.

Safety issues of drug formulations, as and when reported, are assessed in consultation with the Expert Committees / Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB). Based on the recommendations of the Expert Committees / DTAB, the Central Government prohibits manufacture, sale and distribution of such drugs in the country through Gazette Notification.

The Central Government has prohibited / suspended manufacture, sale and distribution of following drugs during the last three years and in the current year in the country through Notifications in the Gazette of India:
1.      Rosiglitazone.
2.      Nimesulide formulations in children below 12 years of age.
3.      Cisapride and its formulations for human use.
4.      Phenylpropanolamine and its formulations forhuman use.
5.      Human Placental Extract and its formulations for    human use except its
(i)  Topical application for wound healing, and
(ii) Injection for pelvic inflammatory disease.
6.      Sibutramine and its formulations for human use.
7.      R-Sibutramine and its formulations for human use.
8.      Gatifloxacin formulation for systemic use in human by any route including oral and injectable
9.      Tegaserod and its formulations
10.  Letrozole for induction of ovulation in anovulatory infertility.
11.  Serodiagnostic test kits for diagnosis of tuberculosis
12.  Dextropropoxyphene and formulations containing Dextropropoxyphene for human use.
13.  Fixed dose combination of Flupenthixol + Melitracen for human use
14.  Analgin and all formulations containing analgin for human use.

This information was given by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Deployment of Teachers for other than Educational duties…

Deployment of Teachers for other than Educational duties – Explanation of concerned Minister in Parliament

Teachers Not to be Deployed for Non-Educational Purposes Says National Knowledge Commission

The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor has said that no teacher shall be deployed for non-educational purposes other than the population census, disaster relief duties or duties relating to elections to the local authority or the State Legislatures or Parliament, as per the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009.

He said that the National Knowledge Commission has also recommended that the imposition of a wide range of non-teaching duties, such as that of manning poll booths and collecting data for surveys etc., cuts into the available teaching time and also undermines the professional status of teachers. He added that these activities should be shared out among a wider range of public employees or even those hired specifically for the purpose, and the burden of such work on teachers must be reduced.

PIB News

PFRDA Bill 2011 is likely to finalise in this session of Parliament…

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
20-November-2012 18:38 IST


Shri Kamal Nath addresses a Press Conference on Winter Session of Parliament Commencing on 22nd November 2012

The Winter Session, 2012 of Parliament (12th Session of Fifteenth Lok Sabha and the 227th Session of the Rajya Sabha) is scheduled to commence on Thursday, the 22nd of November, 2012 and subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session will conclude on Thursday, the 20th of December, 2012.  The Session will provide 20 sittings spread over a period of 29 days.
The Session will mainly be devoted to essential Government legislative and other business, including financial business relating to Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2012-13 in respect of General Budget.
To finalise the Government Business for the Winter Session, 2012, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Shri Kamal Nath held a meeting with the Secretaries/Senior Officers of the various Ministries/Departments on Friday, the 16th of November, 2012. The Ministers of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs co-chaired the meeting.  Shri Kamal Nath addressed a Press Conference on the ensuing Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi today. He said that the Government will attempt to arrive at political consensus on the business to be transacted during the coming session of the Parliament. The following Business is likely to be taken up during the 12th Session of Fifteenth Lok Sabha and the 227th  Session of the Rajya Sabha: -
I – Bills for Consideration and Passing
S. No. Title of the Bill
1 The Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2010
2 The Warehousing Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2011
3 The Companies Bill, 2011.
4 The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
5 The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008.
6 The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011
7 The Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2011
8 The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011.
9 The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
10 The North Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Amendment Bill, 2012, as passed by Lok Sabha.
11 The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2011
12 The Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010
13 The Educational Tribunals Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.
14 The National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010.
15 The Architects (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
16 The Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2010, as passed by Rajya Sabha .- reservation of women in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies
17 The Constitution (One Hundred and Tenth Amendment) Bill, 2009.- reservation of women in Panchayati Raj
18 The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011, as passed by Lok Sabha.
19 The Lokpal and Lokayuktas’ Bill, 2011, as passed by Lok Sabha – presently with Select Committee, Rajya Sabha.
20 The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011
21 The Constitution (One Hundred and Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 – Reservation in services to SCs/STs
22 The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2012.
23 The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012, as passed by Lok Sabha.
24 The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2012, as passed by Rajya Sabha.
25 The National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2012, as passed by Lok Sabha.

II – Bills for Introduction

S. No. Title of the Bill
1 The Agricultural Bio- Security Bill, 2012
2 The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2012
3 The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2012.
4 The Governor’s (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Bill, 2012
5 The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012
6 The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2012
7 The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012
8 The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2012
9 The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2012
10 The Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Amendment Bill, 2012

III – Financial Business

S. No. Item of Business
1 Discussion and Voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for the year 2012-13.

Commencement of 12th Session of the Fifteenth Lok Sabha and 227th Session of Rajya Sabha

Commencement of 12th Session of the Fifteenth Lok Sabha and 227th Session of Rajya Sabha

The 12th Session of the Fifteenth Lok Sabha and 227th Session of Rajya Sabha will commence on Thursday 22nd November,  2012. According to the calendar of sittings issued by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat, both the Houses of Parliament will continue upto Thursday, the 20th December, 2012.

Accordingly, in order to ensure correct and timely submission of information/draft reply to the Parliament Questions, officers and officials of all ministries are advised will leave the office or avail leave without information/prior approval of the Head of Office.