New land rules bring J&K on par with the rest of India

GS Paper 3   Source: The Hindu Context: The abrogation of special status under articles 35A and 370 for Jammu and Kashmir was followed by various initiatives to initiate land reforms and modernization in the erstwhile state. Toughening the stand on newly introduced land rules that have ended leaseholders’ rights for extension in the Union …

District Collector, Magistrate, Development Commissioner: what to call an IAS officer?

GS Paper 2   Source: The Print, Indian Express  Context: Vidhi Center for Legal Policy recently released a book titled From Rule By Law to the Rule of Law — 25 Reforms to Decolonise India’s Legal System. Fig: District Administration in India   Role of DM/DC? A District Collector supervises the matter of revenue administration in the district and a …

North-East Zonal Councils

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Source: PIB  Context: Recently, PM Modi attended the Golden Jubilee celebrations (50 years) of the North-Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong   Points highlighted by the PM Regular meetings: Prime Minister himself has visited the North-East more than …