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Share details of how JIO Institute awarded IOE status: Congress

Any institution which is seeking such status, must establish its credentials by various acknowledged established tests. What are those tests?

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Abhishek Manu Singhvi

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) In wake of the Reliance Foundation’s proposed Jio Institute being named as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ (IOE), the Congress on Wednesday said any institute seeking such status must establish its credentials by “acknowledged established tests” and sought to know from the government how was this granted.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: “This is not person specific, it is not company specific, it is not in any way, we are not bothered about individuals.

“Any institution which is seeking such status, must establish its credentials by various acknowledged established tests. What are those tests? Adequate infrastructure, outstanding faculty, credible research output, a place of prestige in the academia.”

“This is the obligation of the government and the HRD (Human Resource Development) ministry and till now apart from a lot of talk, we have not seen great achievements in this regard by the HRD or the government. I think it is counter productive and wrong to focus on an individual or institution X or Y by taking names or otherwise.

“The need of the hour is for the HRD Ministry to look into these four or five established criteria and certainly if you satisfy them in a very objective and proper way, then grant the status,” he added.

“But equally to be extremely strong and harsh, if you do not satisfy this criterion, and at the moment we need a proper transparent system where you will share with the nation, how they apply the criteria and how they have done it.”

Yet to be established ‘JIO Institute’ by Reliance Foundation is already in the fray to become an ‘Institution of Eminence’ under a government scheme which will entitle the tag-holders for special exemptions in aspects of how they operate the institutes.

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Elections are about welfare of Madhya Pradesh People: PM Modi

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Shahdol, Nov 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that these elections are not about who would win or who won’t win, they are about the welfare of Madhya Pradesh people. 

“Pai-pai ka hisaab dena chahiye ki nahi dena chahiye? Ek hi parivaar ki chaar peediyon ne desh ko kya diya? Ek chaiwale ne chaar saal mein kya diya…Aao ho jaaye muqabala”, the Prime Ministewr said while ddressing a public meeting in Shahdol.

Earlier in a day, the Prime Minister had challenged the Congress to appoint someone from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family as party President for five years. He would then accept that Nehru had built a democracy legacy.

The Prime Minister’s attack came after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s remarks while re-launching his book “Nehru: The Invention of India” on November 13 that a chaiwala became the Prime Minister because of Nehru’s policies and institution-building that provided for a democratic framework.

Modi said it will be good for the country if a person outside from the Nehru family became President of the Congress.

“I know it will be good when the country gets out of dynasty politics. But, they are not ready to give credit for this to the 1.25 crore people of this country that a chaiwala became the Prime Minister. They do not want to give credit to BJP and Modi. This is the result of their undemocratic thinking. For this too, they want to give its credit to Nehru,” he added.

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PM Modi snatched money of poor and gave it to few rich: Rahul Gandhi

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Deori, Nov 16: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, calling it the “biggest scam” of the country and targeted the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh over corruption and unemployment.

Addressing an election rally in Sagar district, the Congress Chief said during the note ban, Modi made hundreds of thousands of labourers, women and small businessmen stand in serpentine queues outside banks.

“Did you see any black money hoarders like Nirav Modi or Mehul Choksi queuing up?” asked Gandhi. “Through the note ban, Modi snatched the hard earned money of the poor and put them in his cronies’ pockets.

“In the last two years, unemployment has doubled and suicide rate among the youth has increased by 2,000 per cent.

Taking a jibe at Centre, Gandhi stated: “China creates 50,000 jobs per day, whereas, despite ‘Start Up India’ and ‘Make in India’ schemes, the Indian government creates only 450 jobs in a day”.

The Congress leader did not spare Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister either.

“Entire Madhya Pradesh knows the role of Shivraj Chouhan and his family in the Vyapam scam,” and added that over 100,000 government posts in the state were lying vacant while schools and hospitals were privatized and making them inaccessible to the poor.

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BJP is history changer, name changer, note changer but not game changer: Mamata Banerjee

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Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Nov 16: In a blistering attack, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is a history changer, name changer, note changer, institution changer but not a game changer.

“BJP is history changer, name changer, note changer,institution changer but not game changer. The country is in danger.They (BJP) project as if they have given birth to the nation but they were nowhere during independence” Banerjee told the gathering.

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