Terminated IIT students seek intervention of Prez,PM

                   Terminated for "bad performance", 38 students of IIT Kanpur have taken the issue to President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with a plea that the institute reconsider the decision.

                    The students have written to Prime Minister and the PMO has forwarded the matter to the HRD Ministry for "appropriate action". The Ministry has again forwarded it to the institute for action, a ministry official said.

                     The 38 students, including 24 from under-graduate and 14 post-graduate levels, were denied admission into fresh semester in January this year for "bad academic record".

                    Prof V N Pal, who is an alumni of the institute, has taken the students' issue to President Patil, who is the Visitor of the institute.

                 Prof Pal met the President on April one at Rashtrapati Bhawan and discussed the issue of termination of students of IIT Kanpur at length.

                He explained the socio-economic condition of these students.

Online Database of Board of Directors of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSES)

                  The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has taken the initiative to build and maintain a database of incumbents of Boards of Directors of CPSEs. In its Results Framework Document for the year 2009-10, DPE had committed to launch an online portal for database of Directors of CPSEs by 15th March, 2010.

                  Towards achieving the above initiative and fulfilling the commitment under RFD, DPE launched the Online Database on 9th March, 2010 which is available on DPE website (www.dpe.nic.in). This system has been developed with the help of DPE-NIC and has latest information regarding all three categories of Directors, viz. functional, official and non-official, on the Boards of CPSEs.

                   In order to keep the database updated and current, all CPSEs have been advised to nominate a nodal officer (preferably Company Secretary) in order to inform DPE about change in incumbency position of Board of Directors of respective CPSEs. To date, 145 CPSEs have nominated nodal officers who are regularly keeping DPE informed of any change in the incumbency of their respective Boards.

                  This database would help in maintaining and disseminating proper information regarding incumbency of Directors of CPSEs. It will also help administrative Ministries better plan for early filling of existing and future vacancies on the Boards of CPSEs.

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