Daily Current Affairs – 29 August, 2020

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Daily Current Affairs – 29 August, 2020 – Highlights

NITI Aayog launched the NDC-TIA

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NITI Aayog virtually launched the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions – NDC- Transport Initiative for Asia – TIA on August 28, 2020.

NDC-TIA is a joint programme which is supported by the International Climate Initiative(IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

The aim of the programme is to promote as a comprehensive approach to decarbonize transport in India, Vietnam and China. The project will support and regulate policies to promote electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India.

Centre issues new rules for Jammu and Kashmir Administration

The Central Government has issued rules on August 28, 2020 for a smooth functioning of the Jammu and Kashmir administration which specifies the functions of Council of Ministers and Lieutenant Governor.

Key Points

  • The Lieutenant Governor(LG) shall, in respect of matters connected with “public order”,”police”,”All India Services” and Anti Corruption Bureau”, exercise his executive functions in his discretion under the Act.
  • The Lieutenant Governor(LG) on the advice of the chief minister shall allot the business of the government among the ministers by assigning one or more departments to a minister.
  • The council (of ministers) shall be collectively responsible for all the executive orders issued by any department in the name of the Lieutenant Governor(LG) and contracts made in the name of the president in connection with the administration of the Union Territory, whether such orders or contracts are authorised by a minister with respect to a matter pertaining to a department under his charge or as a result of discussions at a meeting of the council.
  • All communications received from the Centre, including those from the prime minister and other ministers, other than those of a routine or unimportant character, shall, as soon as possible after their receipt, be submitted by the secretary to the chief secretary, the minister in-charge, the chief minister and the LG for information.
  • Any matter, which is likely to bring the government of the Union Territory into a controversy with the Centre or a state government, shall, as soon as possible, be brought to the notice of the LG and the chief minister by the secretary concerned through the chief secretary.
  • In case of a difference of opinion between the LG and a minister with regard to any matter, the former shall endeavour by discussion within two weeks from the date of such disagreement to settle any point on which the difference of opinion has arisen.
  • Should the difference of opinion persist, the LG may direct that the matter be referred to the council, which shall consider it at its next scheduled meeting and convey its decision, but not later than 15 days from the date of such reference.
  • In case no such decision is received within 15 days from the date of such reference, the LG’s decision shall be deemed to have been accepted by the council of ministers.
  • In case of a difference of opinion between the LG and the council with regard to any matter, the former shall refer it to the Centre for the decision of the president and shall act according to that decision.

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