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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said Sikkim is a picturesque location for a Film City. (Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times Archive)

Film City in Sikkim: Union minister Jitendra Singh holds discussions

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:53 AM IST
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) campus in Arunachal Pradesh was established in 2018, the second in the country after Pune.
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The ultimate objective of all these new initiatives is to provide ease of living for the Government servants even after they have superannuated and become pensioners or family pensioners or elder citizens.(PTI)
The ultimate objective of all these new initiatives is to provide ease of living for the Government servants even after they have superannuated and become pensioners or family pensioners or elder citizens.(PTI)

Serving employees to get disability compensation: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Expressing his satisfaction on today’s order, Jitendra Singh said, the Modi government is making all efforts to simplify the rules and to do away with discriminatory clauses.
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Representational image.(Shutterstock)

Online tests for govt recruitments, Mission Karmayogi for employees training key decisions in 2020

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry took timely measures to facilitate smooth functioning of all the central government offices and provided safe working conditions to over 48 lakh employees.
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Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C) Jitendra Singh interacts through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C) Jitendra Singh interacts through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Northeastern states to play leading role in post-Covid India: Jitendra Singh

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:01 PM IST
The Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) appreciated the Northeastern states for taking disciplined, timely and effective measures against the Covid-19 pandemic which have enabled even the impartial agencies to rate the states of the region among the best Covid managed states. 
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He also underlined that the presence of a large number (245) of officers from engineering background will go a long way in good governance practices as this government had launched various specialised flagship schemes that need special expertise such as the Ayushman Bharat, Soil Health Card or the promotion of Inland Waterways.(PTI)
He also underlined that the presence of a large number (245) of officers from engineering background will go a long way in good governance practices as this government had launched various specialised flagship schemes that need special expertise such as the Ayushman Bharat, Soil Health Card or the promotion of Inland Waterways.(PTI)

Civil services officers can become architect of new India: Jitendra Singh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Noting that out of a total of 428 officer trainees in this foundation course, 136, or roughly 32%, are women, the minister said the trend of women empowerment has gained momentum in the last six-seven years after the assumption of office by Prime Minister Modi.
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At the same time, Article 370 also gave the state rulers the prerogative not to allow the Centre’s Prevention of Corruption Act to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir like the rest of the country, he said.(File Photo)
At the same time, Article 370 also gave the state rulers the prerogative not to allow the Centre’s Prevention of Corruption Act to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir like the rest of the country, he said.(File Photo)

Article 370 allowed rampant corruption in J&K: Minister Jitendra Singh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Samba, Jammu and Kashmir
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:30 PM IST
He said the setting up of the District Development Councils (DDC) will bring further accountability, transparency and outcome-oriented approach in the working of the administration in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Jitendra Singh said that senior citizens always have a lot to offer to the society and their valuable experiences can bring changes to the society, according to a Personnel Ministry statement.(PTI)
Jitendra Singh said that senior citizens always have a lot to offer to the society and their valuable experiences can bring changes to the society, according to a Personnel Ministry statement.(PTI)

Govt making pensioners ‘atmanirbhar’ by promoting digital life certificates: Jitendra Singh

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Addressing an interactive session of Brahma Kumari Sister Shivani on “Power of Thoughts and Meditation in Covid-19 pandemic” organised by the DoPPW here, he said pensioners, as senior citizens being the most vulnerable group in the wake of the pandemic, need a helping hand and compassionate ears in addition to medical care.
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Before the repeal of Article 370 and Article 35-A in August last year, non-residents could not buy any immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir. However, the fresh changes have paved the way for non-residents to buy land in the union territory(PTI)
Before the repeal of Article 370 and Article 35-A in August last year, non-residents could not buy any immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir. However, the fresh changes have paved the way for non-residents to buy land in the union territory(PTI)

Decision to sell property with people of J&K: Jitendra Singh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:50 PM IST
The newly enacted land laws nowhere allow forcible occupation or taking over of anybody’s property or even purchasing property without the owner’s consent, said Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel.
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The rule was changed to enable male single parents take care of their children a few years ago, but not many people are aware of it, the minister has said.(PTI)
The rule was changed to enable male single parents take care of their children a few years ago, but not many people are aware of it, the minister has said.(PTI)

Unmarried male government employees can also get child care leave: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Widower, divorcee, unmarried male government services are eligible to get 730 days of child care leave before their children reach the age of 18.
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Reasi: Decorated holy cave shrine of Goddess Vaishno Devi on the occasion of Navratri festival, at Katra(PTI)
Reasi: Decorated holy cave shrine of Goddess Vaishno Devi on the occasion of Navratri festival, at Katra(PTI)

Delhi-Katra Expressway: ‘First-of-its-kind road corridor’ to cut travel time between Delhi and Vaishno Devi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 01:22 PM IST
The Delhi-Katra expressway project has commenced connecting the two places, as announced by Union Minister of State for personnel public grievances and pensions Jitendra Singh.
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Farmers protesting on tractors along railway line during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' protest against the new agriculture laws in Amritsar earlier this week.(HT Photo)
Farmers protesting on tractors along railway line during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' protest against the new agriculture laws in Amritsar earlier this week.(HT Photo)

Minister urges opposition to let trains carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims pass during Navratri

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:39 AM IST
Farmers have blocked railway tracks in Punjab in protest against the farm laws recently passed by the Parliament.
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Minister Jitendra Singh’s comments come in wake of criticism by RTI activists who allege that the government is trying to curb transparency.(HT archive)
Minister Jitendra Singh’s comments come in wake of criticism by RTI activists who allege that the government is trying to curb transparency.(HT archive)

More RTIs disposed of during lockdown, says minister; experts disagree

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 12:12 PM IST
Minister Jitendra Singh shared this during a press briefing on the completion of 15 years of the RTI Act, which came into force on October 12, 2005
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The Vande Bharat Express, during its trial run between Delhi and Katra.(PTI)
The Vande Bharat Express, during its trial run between Delhi and Katra.(PTI)

Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat train to resume soon: Union minister Jitendra Singh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Train services in the country, which were halted in late March due to coronavirus induced lockdown, are being resumed in a graded manner.
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Northeast to get a tourism boost post Covid-19 pandemic, UP eyes eco-tourism(Twitter/myogiadityanath/DrJitendraSingh)
Northeast to get a tourism boost post Covid-19 pandemic, UP eyes eco-tourism(Twitter/myogiadityanath/DrJitendraSingh)

Northeast hopes to get a tourism boost post the Covid-19 pandemic, Uttar Pradesh eyes eco-tourism

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 09:14 AM IST
While Union Northeast Development Minister Jitendra Singh expressed confidence on Northeast getting a major tourism boost post the Covid-19 pandemic, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asserted that several spots in UP can be developed for eco-tourism
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Amit Shah to inaugurate ‘Destination North East-2020’ event today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:08 AM IST
The inauguration of Destination North East-2020 will take place via video-conference and Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh will be the guest of honour.
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Covid-infected Jammu health director admitted to private hospital

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:26 AM IST
The Centre’s team of health experts will reach Jammu on Saturday
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Under the Department of Space, the government has created INSPACe to encourage, promote and handhold the private sector for their participation in the space sector.(PTI file photo)
Under the Department of Space, the government has created INSPACe to encourage, promote and handhold the private sector for their participation in the space sector.(PTI file photo)

Centre to allow private firms to utilise ISRO infrastructures: Jitendra Singh

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 06:47 AM IST
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha regarding the involvement of private initiative in space exploration, Singh said on Thursday, “Government will allow them to utilise those infrastructures of ISRO which are otherwise not available elsewhere in India and there will be reasonable charges for utilisation of government infrastructure which will be varying depending on the requirement.”
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Amid spiraling Covid toll, health ministry team to visit Jammu

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Jammu’s recovery rate dropped from 61% to nearly 32% during the last 15 days, the death toll has doubled in the same period
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Union minister Jitendra Singh.(PTI file)
Union minister Jitendra Singh.(PTI file)

National Recruitment Agency’s common entrance test to help 2.5 crore job seekers: Jitendra Singh

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 07:26 PM IST
Those who were earlier unable to appear for recruitment tests for various reasons would now get another chance and thus the number of candidates may increase to a maximum of three crore, Singh said while addressing a webinar.
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Planned to land on the South Pole of the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22.(ISRO/Twitter)
Planned to land on the South Pole of the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22.(ISRO/Twitter)

Chandrayaan-2 captures image of crater on Moon; ISRO names it after Vikram Sarabhai

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:23 PM IST
The statement said the Sarabhai Crater, captured in 3D images, shows that it has a depth of around 1.7 kilometres taken from its raised rim and the slope of crater walls is between 25 to 35 degrees.
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Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that after the Modi government took over, the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare had upgraded and equipped itself to deliver the PPO to the employee concerned without delay on the day of his or her superannuation.(PTI)
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that after the Modi government took over, the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare had upgraded and equipped itself to deliver the PPO to the employee concerned without delay on the day of his or her superannuation.(PTI)

Central govt employees retiring during Covid-19 to get provisional pension

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:54 AM IST
This decision was taken because with the pandemic and the lockdown, a government servant may find difficulty in submitting pension forms to the Head of Office, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
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The minister has offered the Assam chief minister whatever possible assistance needed from his ministry for the damages caused by incessant rains, floods and landslides, an official statement said.(PTI)
The minister has offered the Assam chief minister whatever possible assistance needed from his ministry for the damages caused by incessant rains, floods and landslides, an official statement said.(PTI)

Assam floods: Union Minister Jitendra Singh speaks to CM, assures help

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 05:13 PM IST
The Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) also said that the North Eastern Council (NEC) will extend whatever help required.
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The virus has started witnessing a sudden spike in Jammu and Kashmir where the wife and son of an adviser to lieutenant governor and two senior IAS officers have tested positive.(PTI)
The virus has started witnessing a sudden spike in Jammu and Kashmir where the wife and son of an adviser to lieutenant governor and two senior IAS officers have tested positive.(PTI)

Union minister in quarantine after meeting BJP J-K chief who tested Covid +ve

By Ravi Krishan Khajuria| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Sources confided to HT that Ravinder Raina, the “vociferous” BJP leader, has been hospitalised in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super Specialty hospital in Kakryal in Reasi district.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi(File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(File photo)

Cabinet nod for private sector in space

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 04:00 AM IST
The Union cabinet, at a meeting chaired by PM Modi, approved the formation of a new organization, the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe), seeking to open up space infrastructure to the private sector.
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will continue to play its role, the government emphasised, adding that the new organization will supplement it. (Photo ANI)
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will continue to play its role, the government emphasised, adding that the new organization will supplement it. (Photo ANI)

Govt ‘unlocks’ space sector, says will promote and guide private players

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 04:41 PM IST
The government underscored that it also hand-hold, promote and guide the private industries in space activities.
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Jitendra Singh said that the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inspired the government to put in a lot of effort to address grievances of common man.(PTI)
Jitendra Singh said that the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inspired the government to put in a lot of effort to address grievances of common man.(PTI)

Govt receives over 1 lakh Covid-related grievances; Jitendra Singh launches feedback call centres

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Feedback call centres would operate in several languages including Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese and Rajasthani, the statement said.
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Union minister Jitendra Singh.(HT file)
Union minister Jitendra Singh.(HT file)

Online test for non-gazetted posts will ease difficulties faced by aspirants: Jitendra Singh

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Releasing a digital book titled ‘Aarambh’ and highlighting the achievements of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), he said even during the coronavirus pandemic this department set new standards of functioning, which were not only widely hailed but also emulated.
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Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

J-K authorities to hold consultations with students, parents over opening of educational institutions

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The order to hold consultations also comes in the backdrop of communication from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to the J&K government seeking its feedback on the reopening of the educational institutions across the country.
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Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Centre asks J-K LG to defer reopening of schools from mid June

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:50 PM IST
There had been strong resentment among the people over UT government’s purported move to reopen schools from June 15.
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People from Manipur leave from Guwahati for their native place during the Covid-19 lockdown on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
People from Manipur leave from Guwahati for their native place during the Covid-19 lockdown on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

5 states in North-East free from Covid-19, govt hails discipline of people

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Union minister Jitendra Singh had said on Saturday that the entire northeastern region has emerged as the model of coronavirus management.
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