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Students have to be disciplined but they also deserve positive strokes: Lalit Shastri

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Lalit Shastri addressing Students at Chandra Shekhar Azad Government College, Sehore, on Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Sehore, Madhya Pradesh: Senior journalist, eminent conservationist and wildlife film-maker Lalit Shastri today underscored the importance of ensuring discipline in educational institutions with a firm hand and emphasised that the college authorities and professors also should strike a balance by giving positive strokes and taking up the responsibility of guiding the students on the right path.

Shastri was speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural session of the three day “Deeksharambh” (Students Induction programme) at Chandra Shekhar Azad Government College here on Tuesday, 17 September 2019.

Shastri told the students that they should consider themselves fortunate as they have got the opportunity to go ahead with college education and play their role as responsible citizens in future. He told them to define their life goals and do everything in their command to fulfill their dreams. “Students should realize early in life their role and obligation towards the larger society, the nation and the human fraternity”, he said adding whatever profession or vocation they choose, it is important for them to know that whenever the need arises and they are in a position to take decisions involving others or in public interest, the guiding principle should be “Justice with fairness”. Making this point, Shastri especially drew attention to the famous theory propounded by the American thinker John Rawls.

Shastri went on to focus attention on the core idea of Bhagawad Gita and said that the students should ask themselves three questions – who am I; why I am here on earth; and what is my goal or purpose in life? The day one is able to define one’s goal, one would refuse to compromise and that would amount to gaining absolute freedom, he said adding the path ahead (for the students) should be dictated by logic, reasoning, urge for knowledge, rational thought, firm commitment and the joy of pursuing one’s goal.

Speaking as Special guest, former College Principal Dr. G.D. Singh told the students to treat the college as a launching pad for a bright career in diverse fields. He had a word of praise for college professors and said that they will be too glad to guide the students passing out of the college to explore career prospects in the Army, Police, All-India Services, State Service and the corporate sector. He underlined the importance of quality education and respect for the college time-table. Further, he said that the importance of holding the parent-teacher meeting (at least once a year) should not be undermined.

Dr. G D Singh

Dr. Singh was particular in pointing out that the admission schedule is important when it comes to imparting quality education. If students miss the admission deadline, they should be encouraged to join the open universities, he added.

College Principal Asha Gupta, and Professor Anil Rajput also addressed the students. Professor M S Rathore proposed the vote of thanks.

“Strategy in India for improving Higher Education has consistently failed”

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Not once did the UPA or the NDA today, ask the VCs, Principals, Directors, what they would like to do. They were simply asked to do x y z because x y z seemed to have worked in the US or in Europe.

iit-delhiThe Modi Government proposes to channelise more money to achieve the lofty goal of improving the quality of higher education and building world class Institutes of Eminence, more particularly the flagship medical, technological and management institutes.

According to the latest Budget presented in Parliament, 23 Indian Institutes of Technology and 23 National Institutes of Technology, would be getting US$1.1 billion – this would amount to a third of the budgeted spending on higher education.

Reacting to this, Professor of History Rajiv Lochan said (on social media): “The UPA (previous Congress led Government at the Centre) investments in Higher Education were designed to fail. As will any other top down investment in HE that tries to micromanage quality at the local level, does not give any freedom of action to the people in charge on the ground, gives them a short tenure in which they spend most of their energy trying to manipulate the bureaucrats and politicians who micromanage. Not once did the UPA or the NDA today, ask the VCs, Principals, Directors, what they would like to do. They were simply asked to do x y z because x y z seemed to have worked in the US or in Europe. That has been the only strategy in India for improving HE and has consistently failed.

According ot Professor Lochan, the new thing in the present scheme is a promise not to micromanage. That, to my mind, may provide results quickly.” He further observes, the latest elixir (or the one that has been promised) is that the UGC, AICTE, HRD will keep off entirely. A review of performance of goals achieved will happen once in two years. If that is implemented there may be some hope. The government’s effort at being responsible are said to be the main reason for the decline in all education, he points out

Taking a critical view, Prof Lochan says: “The mafia in education itself was created and nurtured by the government and continues to receive active patronage. All these regulatory bodies actively promoted and continue to promote the mafia in education. The handful of good institutions that do exist today and the small number of faculty in them who do high quality work, are the only ones whom the government seeks to stymie.”

Responding to this, Madhya Pradesh Principal Secretary Higher Education Ashish Upadhyaya observed: “the answerability should be not through institutionalized control, it should be with transparent indicators and more frequent reviews with full information placed in public domain.”

23 GoI vacancies under different ministries are now being filled

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government jobsNew Delhi, Jan. 17: Twenty-three senior Government of India posts under different ministries are to be filled in the coming months.

The vacancy notifications and details of the posts to be filled are as follows:

Organisation Subject (Post Details) Post Grade
Last Date
Ministry/Department :- Agriculture and Cooperation
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) Filling the post of Director General in National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. 14300-450-22400 (PB – 37400-67000 and GP – 10000)
09/02/2015
Click For Details http://agricoop.nic.in/imagedefault/vacancies/DGMANAGEVac212015.pdf
Ministry/Department :- Atomic Energy
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Appointment as Director in Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata. HAG – 67000-79000
23/01/2015
Click For Details http://www.saha.ac.in/web/portal/applications/vacancy/file/For the Post Director.pdf
Ministry/Department :- Expenditure
Chief Advisor (Cost) Filling up of the post of Chief Adviser (Cost) in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, GOI. 26000-0-26000 (80000 fixed)
12/03/2015
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Ministry/Department :- Heavy Industries
National Automotive Testing and R and D Infrastructrue project (NATRIP) Last date receiving applications extended for the post of Director (Finance). 16400-450-20000 (PB – 37400-67000 and GP – 8700)
31/01/2015
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Ministry/Department :- Personnel and Training
Institute of Secretariate Training & Management Three faculty posts of Deputy Director (Management services) on deputation basis including armed forces personnel on deputation or Re-employment in the ISTM, New Delhi – Reg. 10650-325-15850 (PB – 15600-39100 and GP – 6600)
09/02/2015
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Ministry/Department :- Revenue
Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property(ATFP) Appointment to the post of Member, Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property (ATFP) at New Delhi. HAG – 67000-79000
09/02/2015
Click For Details http://dor.gov.in/sites/upload_files/revenue/files/MEMBER ATFP.pdf
Indirect Tax Ombudsman Filling up the post of Indirect Tax Ombudsmanat at Lucknow. Others
16/02/2015
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Indirect Tax Ombudsman Filling up the post of Indirect Tax Ombudsmanat at Lucknow. Others
30/01/2015
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Ministry/Department :- Science and Technology
Ministry / Department itself Applications invited for the post of Scientific Attache on deputation 16400-450-20900 (PB – 37400-67000 and GP – 8900)
26/01/2015
Click For Details http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new14/sci_attache.pdf
Ministry / Department itself Applications Invited for the post of CEO-NSDI and Russian Interpreter 18400-500-22400 (PB – 37400-67000 and GP – 10000)
15/02/2015
Click For Details http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new14/CEO&Russian Interpreter.pdf
Technology Development Board (TDB) Filling up of one post each of Director/Deputy Secretary, Deputy Legal Adviser and Accounts Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in TDB on deputation basis. Others
16/03/2015
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Ministry/Department :- Higher Education
National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTR), Chennai Advertisement for the post of Director, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai. Others
07/02/2015
Click For Details http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/advertisment/DirectorNITTTRChennai.pdf
National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTR)Bhopal Advertisement for the post of Director, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training And Research, Bhopal. Others
07/02/2015
Click For Details http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/advertisment/DirectorNITTTRBhopal.pdf
Ministry/Department :- Urban Development
National Capital Region Planning Board Deputy Director(Project Monitoring & MIS-(PB-3)Rs.15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs.6600)Temporary Post Others
30/01/2015
Click For Details http://ncrpb.nic.in/appoin_jobs.php
Ministry/Department :- Water Resources
Brahmaputra Board Post of General Manager and Chief Engineer (Level-I), Brahmaputra Board, Guwahati. Others
23/01/2015
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Narmada Control Authority Extension of period for filling up the post of Executive Member in NCA, Indore by appointment on deputation (including short-term contract)-Notice – regarding. HAG – 67000-79000
26/01/2015
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Narmada Control Authority Vacancy circular for appointment on deputation basis for the post of Executive Member in NCA, Indore HAG – 67000-79000
16/02/2015
Click For Details http://wrmin.nic.in/writereaddata/NCA_Vac1.pdf
Ministry/Department :- Youth Affairs and Sports
Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior Notice for appointment of Vice Chancellor in Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior – regarding. Others
06/02/2015
Click For Details http://yas.nic.in/sites/default/files/Vice Chancellor in LNIPE.pdf
Ministry/Department :- Environment and Forests
Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) Application for the post of Project Director, Society of Integrated Coastal Management Others
30/01/2015
Click For Details http://envfor.nic.in/sites/default/files/SICOM_12-12-2014.pdf
National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management Advertisement for the post of Director, NCSCM Others
30/01/2015
Click For Details http://envfor.nic.in/sites/default/files/NCSCM_MoEFCC.pdf
Ministry/Department :- Power
CEA Appointment to the post of Chairperson in the CEntral Electricity Authority on deputation/short term contract basis 26000-0-26000 (80000 fixed)
Click For Details http://www.powermin.nic.in/whats_new/pdf/post_chairperson_Central_Electricity_Authority.pdf
Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTE) Vacancy of Technical Member, APTEL 26000-0-26000 (80000 fixed)
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Ministry/Department :- Earth Science
India Meteorological Department (IMD) Filling up of 04 (Four) posts of Scientists G in India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi.
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