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Pay to put questions to cabinet ministers

india Updated: Mar 21, 2010 22:59 IST

There is now a public-private-partnership model for posing questions to top cabinet ministers. For its conference on infrastructure, the Planning Commission has implemented a unique idea — to charge money for attending a conference where participants will pose questions to ministers and interact with them. Corporate honchos will get a chance to meet Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, Road Transport Minister Kamal Nath and plan panel deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia on one platform. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will open the one-day conference. Deepak Vohra next envoy to Poland Deepak Vohra, India’s ambassador to Sudan has been appointed the next ambassador to Poland. Sibabrata Tripathi, currently a joint secretary, has been appointed the next High Commissioner of India to Kenya.

IPS officers to receive Cambridge training Indian Police Service officers will soon go back to class. But they aren't complaining. The Home Ministry has entrusted University of Cambridge and its Indian partner, Jindal Global Law School of O.P. Jindal Global University, to conduct the prestigious mid-career training programme for IPS officers. The Institute of Criminology — that will conduct the programme — has educated almost 200 of the United Kingdom’s chief police officers including more than 30 chief constables. Of course, an added attraction is the two-week stay at Cambridge for the men in khaki.