Dr Mahesh Sharma reviews the working of ASI

Dr Mahesh Sharma reviews the working of ASI 

Culture Minister lays emphasis on governance, transparency, and timely delivery as key to good performance 

The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharmaheld a review meeting with senior officers of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) of Ministry of Culture in New Delhi today. Director General of ASI, Dr. Rakesh Tiwari briefed the Minister about the history of ASI, its working, achievements and the challenges faced by the organization. 

Addressing the officers, Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that for any project undertaken by the ASI there should be dedicated officers along with setting of a time frame within which the project is to be completed as well as strict monitoring of implementation. The Minister said that governance, transparency, and timely delivery are the key to good performance. 

Dr. Mahesh Sharma informed that the Prime Minister has also desired that all work done by the Ministries or organizations of the Government should be available in a transparent form in E-books, on webportals etc. He added that the work culture now needs to be changed and that he will be making surprise visits to the offices of the Ministry. He further said that the officers should upgrade themselves as well as develop a system of integrated activities so that a definite atmosphere of change is visible within the next three months. 

Earlier, Dr. Mahesh Sharma inspected the offices of ASI along with the senior officers. 



Indian Navy (IN) denies reports in some sections of the media saying that it (IN) had not reacted to the intelligence provided by NTRO. It is clarified that the Indian Navy (IN) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) have responded appropriately to the situation as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Indian Navy (IN) as the nodal agency for the overall maritime security of the nation was kept in the information loop throughout.


The DG, NCC, Lt. Gen. A. Chakravarty addressing a press conference on the eve of NCC Republic Day Camp 2015, in New Delhi on January 06, 2015.

NCC Republic Day Camp 2015 Commences 

2070 Cadets including 707 girl cadets are participating in this year NCC Republic Day Camp. Addressing a press conference on the eve of inauguration of NCC Republic Day Camp 2015 DGNCC Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty has said that these cadets drawn from 17 NCC Directorates covering all the States and Union Territories of the country. This also includes 101 cadets from Jammu & Kashmir and 160 cadets from North Eastern Region. The cadets are selected through a tough selection process and are Crème de la creme of the NCC. He said that the cadets attending the camp follow an intense schedule over the month participating in a number of activities like Cultural, National Integration Awareness Programme and Institutional Training Competitions. Lt Gen Chakravarty informed that Vice President of India will formally inaugurate the NCC Republic Day Camp on 08 January 2015. 

While speaking to the media, the Director General highlighted the major achievements of the NCC in Nation Building, Social Awareness Campaigns, Community Development, Environment Protection, Sports and Adventure. The conduct of NCC National Games in Oct 2014 has added another feather in the cap of this premier youth organization of the nation. 

Lt Gen Chakravarty also mentioned that the Training Philosophy of the Cadets had been refined to accommodate the changing aspirations of our youth and expectations of the society. The focus was to facilitate soft skills and personality development of the cadets. The Director General brought out that NCC has Youth Exchange Programme with ten countries and various adventure activities like Desert Safari, Yachting Regatta & Shivaji Trail Trek are conducted. 

The aim of the Republic Day Camp is to provide the cadets an exposure to the rich culture and traditions of our nation and the important events that take place in the National Capital during the run up for Republic Day besides projecting to the nation the cherished ideals and capacity of the cadets of the NCC. The camp portrays a reflection of “Mini India”. 


Army Conducting Land Yachting Expedition in Rann of Kutch 

          On the occasion of the 22nd Corps Day of Army Air Defence, a Land Yachting Expedition is being conducted in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.  The expedition was flagged off on 05 Jan 15 through the Army Training Node for the sport and shall be flagged in on 10 Jan 15, coinciding with 22nd Army Air Defence Day. It will cover approximately 112 kms from Kuarbet to Karimshahi and back. The expedition team comprises of one officer, two Junior Commissioned Officers & twenty jawans. Conduct of the adventure activity would generate environmental awareness about the unique terrain and bio-diversity of the Kutch region amongst the troops, as also create awareness about the Indian Army in the rural areas of Gujarat.   Click here to see photo:


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