AIPMT: Academician seeks ministry intervention on CBSE ‘no info’ reply

Following a ‘no information’ reply by CBSE on an RTI asking information about the refund of amount that candidates had deposited for filing objections in AIPMT question paper, an academician has written to ministry of human resource and development for necessary action. Many candidates had filed three to four objections, with each questions costing Rs 1,000. However, later the exam was cancelled by the Supreme Court.

Questioning CBSE’s reply that “requisite information is not available in the CBSE and is not in larger public interest”, Arvind Goyal who had filed the RTI application, stated, “If the students have submitted Rs 1,000 per objection filed through the required channel as mentioned by the CBSE on their website, then how is it possible that there is no record available for the amount of money remitted to CBSE through the objections filed? Continue reading

The Union Cabinet cleared proposals to set up three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved proposals for setting up 3 new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Nagpur (Maharashtra.), Mangalgiri (Andhra Pradesh) and Kalyani (West Bengal) under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) at a of cost of Rs 4,949 crore. Continue reading