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Saturday, July 18

Stages of Advancement of A Scout /Guide

The purpose of Scouting Guiding is to develop the inherent potential of the young people by providing them a number of structured activities in order to make them physically, mentally, socially, spiritually and emotionally strong and useful citizens of the Nation.
The aim is achieved through a combination of activities and programmes offered at the Unit level and a structured syllabus which offers programmes and activities through progressive Advancement Scheme.
The Progressive Advancement is designed to satisfy the needs of each age group and is contained in APRO Part II for Scout Wing  and in APRO Part III for Guide Wing.
Sections of the Movement

Scout Wing  

Section-     Age Group   -    Name of Unit - Motto
1.Bunny –   03 - 06 years –  Tamtola –      Keep Smiling
2.Cubs –     05 - 10 years –  Cub Pack –      Do Your Best
3.Scout –   10 – 17 years –  Scout Troop –  Be Prepared.
4.Rover –    16 – 25 years –  Rover Crew –   Service

Guide Wing  

Section-     Age Group   -    Name of Unit -    Motto
1.Bunny –   03 - 06 years –  Tamtola –      Keep Smiling
2.Bulbul –   05 - 10 years –  Bulbul Flock –      Do Your Best
3.Guide –   10 – 17 years –  Guide Company – Be Prepared.
4.Ranger – 16 – 25 years –  Ranger Team –    Service.

In addition to the above a special programme for the children of  age group of 3 to 5 years was introduced in the international Year of Child and was named  as “Bunnies”. Their Unit is called Tamtola and the motto of them is  “keep smiling”

Advancement Scheme for Cubs.
Stages of Advancement
Pratham Charan
Dwitiya Charan
Tritiya Charan
Chaturth Charan

Scheme of Advancement of A Bulbul

Stages of Advancement
Komal Panka
Rajat Pankh
Suvarna Panka
Heerakh Pankh

Stages of Advancement of A Scout /Guide

Stages of Advancement
Pratham Sopan
Dwitiya Sopan
Tritiya Sopan
Rajya Puraskar
Rashtrapati Puraskar

Stages of Advancement of A Rover /Ranger.

Stages of Advancement
Rashtrapati Puraskar
Highest Award for the Youth.

Golden Arrow
Golden Arrow is the highest Award for the Cubs and Bulbuls. This Award is  presented by the President of Bharat Scouts and Guides in a specially organized Award ceremony conducted at National Level. This award was introduced in the 2002.The first Award ceremony was held in the year 2003.
Rashtrapati Scout /Guide Award.
Rashtrapati Scout / Guide Award is the highest award for a Scout / Guide. The Award is presented by Rashtrapatiji (the President of India) at a special investiture ceremony. The Rashtrapati Scout /Guide Award was introduced in the year 1961.
Rashtrapati Rover / Ranger  Award.
Rashtrapati Rover / Ranger  Award is the highest award for a Rover / Ranger  . The Award is presented by Rashtrapatiji (the President of India) at a special investiture ceremony. The Rashtrapati Rover / Ranger Award was introduced in the year 1971.

The programmes of the Scout /Guide Movement is based on the activities of Open air including camping and hiking these activities are organized from the Unit level to National level. The following are some important activities organized at national and Regional level annually.
Cubs and Bulbuls.
Cub Bulbul Utsav – Cub Bulbul Utsav are gathering of the Cub and Bulbuls in which opportunities are provided to the Cub and bulbuls to enjoy the activities specially carved out for them and also help them to demonstrate their skills and talents. Some of the activities in the camp/utsav are demonstration of Cub Bulbul Greetings, Decoration of Bulbul Tree, enacting the Jungle Stories, Jungle Dances ,exhibitions, play acting are organized during the Utsav.
The Evening activities of the Cub’s are known as Red Flower and the bulbul’s is known as Kalarav where the Cubs and Bulbuls present their skills and talents in cultural presentation.
Scouts and Guides.
Adventure Activities, Coastal Trekking, Desert Trekking, Himalayan Trekking, Skating Tour, Water Activities, Nature Study Camps Patrol Leaders Jamborettes, Youth forum, Patrol Leaders Training Programme, National Integration Programmes, Inter-state Cultural exchange programmes etc., are organized at Regional and National level. Training programmes on First-aid, Map Reading, Star gazing, disaster Preparedness are organized.
Awareness activities on Peace and Harmony, AIDS/HIV, Anti-Tobacco, Anti –Drug etc. and Jamboree On the Air and Jamboree on the Internet are held every year.
Rovers and Rangers.  
Rover Ranger Samagam ( National Gathering of Rovers and Rangers), Rover Moot / Ranger Meet. Rover Service Camps, Adventure Programmes, Trekking Camps etc.
Jamboree – The Jamboree is a National level gathering of the Scouts and Guides conducted once in 4 years or to mark a special occasions. The Jamboree give the Scouts and Guides an opportunity to interact with the young people from different states of India and from abroad. The young people share their customs, food habits, handicraft, religious practices, culture etc with one another. They live under the canvas for a weeks period and participate in various activities.

Boarding Schools In India

  • The Air Force School (Subroto Park)

    Address : The Air Force School, Subroto Park, New Delhi -110010, India, Tel: 91-11-25693063 , 91-11-25693627
    About School : The Air Force School (Suboroto Park) (TAFS) was set up to provide education to the children of the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel Established 1955.
    The School is recognised as an unaided private co-educational institute affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Grades Class 1 - 12 .It is a day cum boarding school for the students in the age group of 5 to 17. It has classes from Kindergarten to Class XII. Only boys may board.
  • Baldwin Boys High School

    Address : Baldwin Boys High School, 14, Hosur Road, Richmond Town, Bangalore - 560 025, Karnataka, India, Tel: +91 (80) 221 2742
    Website :
    About School : The school was established by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1880, with a monetary grant from the Honourable John Baldwin, Ohio, USA. It was known as the Episcopal Methodist School and was managed by a board of governors.
    The school recently celebrated its 126th anniversary. The school has a strength of around 4,000 students, and its sister school - Baldwin Girls High School has around the same number. It offers classes up to the 10th standard (grade) under the ICSE syllabus.
  • Barnes School

    Address : Barnes School, Devlali - 422401, Maharashtra, INDIA, Tel: 0091-253-2491253
    Website : About School : Barnes School, Devlali, is the largest boarding school in west India. It was established in 1925, on the basis of a 1718 original foundation.
    It is a private co-educational prep school. It is a Christian school, founded in 1925, under the auspices of the Bombay Education Society. The school is twinned with Christ Church School, in Mumbai. Both Schools follow the ICSE curriculum and have the same crest, Barnes in blue and Christ Church in green.
  • Bharathi Vidya Bhavan

    About School : The school is run by Dr. L. M. Ramakrishnan, the son-in-law of C.S. Subramaniam, a former governor of Maharashtra. The principal is Philomena Joseph. There are affiliated primary and secondary schools situated in Therkupallam and Thindal, respectively. The school was founded in 1979 with 200 students and 15 teachers. It now has c. 5000 students and 325 teachers.It is the no.1 school in erode .
  • Bishop Cotton Boys School

    Address : Bishop Cotton Boys' School, St. Mark's Road, Bangalore - 560001, Tel: 091-080-22213835/608
    Website :
    About School : Bishop Cotton Boys' School is an all-boys school for boarders as well as day scholars in Bangalore, Karnataka, India; the first of its kind in this part of the world to start the house system, organized games, school sports day (Last Post bugled from the tower) and the prefect system which were introduced almost at the same time as they were developed in England, admitted students without regard to race, religion, gender or national origin even before Indian independence.
  • Bishop Cotton Girls School

    Address : Bishop Cotton Girls' High School, St. Mark's Road, Bangalore - 560 001. INDIA, Tel: 91-80-22210268/ 22213083
    About School : Bishop Cotton Girls' School, also known as BCGS, is a prestigious boarding school for girls in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is famed for its house system, organized games, school sports day and the prefect system.
    Founded in 1865, and named after Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton from the 19th century, the school is bordered by Residency Road, St.Marks Road and Lavelle Road, and is spread over 10 acres of land in the heart of Bangalore City.
    This school is one of the most esteemed and reputed girls' schools in India. Originating from a co-education school, it was formed when the girls were separated from the boys and the school was moved to the sister campus across the street. It is based on the ICSE format of education, and has teaching facilities from Kindergarten, 1 to 10 (ICSE) as well as 11 and 12 (ISC).
  • Bishop Cotton School

    Address : Bishop Cotton School, Shimla 171002, Himachal Pradesh, India, Tel : +91-177-2620880
    Website :
    About School : The idea of the ?Public School?, which carries so clear an image today, did not exist in 1859 in India . The history of Bishop Cotton School is of public interest for the part it played in the development of public schools and in the wider history of education in this country.Grades Class 1 - 12. Affiliation(s) Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) and The Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC)
  • Boys' Town Public School

    Address : Boys' Town Public School, Nashik, Maharashtra, India - 422 007, Tel : 0253- 2579923, 2572108
    About School : Boys' Town was established in 1944 and at the helm of the magnanimity of the venerable philanthropist, the late Seth Pirojshah Nusserwanji Mehta, whose love for children and noble desire to spend time, energy and money in the cause of education, prompted him to establish a residential school at Nashik that would serve the society .
    The school admits only boys as boarders, but admits girls as day scholars. It is divided into Nursery, Prep, Primary and Secondary Sections.
  • Choice School

    Address : Principal, The Choice School, Nadama East, Tripunithura, Cochin 682301, Kerala, India. Tel : 91-484-2779057, 2775692
    Website :
    About School : The School had its modest beginning in 21 June, 1991, with only 10 staff members and 90 students. Today, the Choice School has over 2200 students and 240 staff members.
    The Choice School is a private CBSE school in Kochi, India. Started by Mr. Jose Thomas (owner of the Choice Group), The school has facilities for sport, music and such extracurricular activities, not to mention some for educational purposes. It has a large campus and an internal hostel. The current principal is Mrs. Molly Cyril.
  • Dabugaon Girls High School

    About School : A month's stipend for the school, which has 170 resident students at Rs 325 per person, is Rs 55,000. The individual stipend covers food, two school uniforms, underwear and toiletry. A separate amount is paid for textbooks and writing materials but these are paid five to six months after a new session has begun.
    This creates a shortage of books, which hinders teaching. A student who fails to be promoted to the next class loses the school the entitlement to the individual stipend. Most girls fail in Science and Mathematics because of a shortage of teachers in those subjects. There is, however, a Cash Reward Scheme under which Rs 100,000 was disbursed by the government in 2002 to teachers, for improving their students' performance in scheduled area high schools and residential schools, to which the school belongs.
  • The Doon School

    Address : The Doon School, The Mall, Dehradun 248001, Uttaranchal, India. Tel : +91-135-2526-400
    Website :
    About School : A goal of the school is to provide young Indians with a liberal education, and to instill in them a respect for the ideals of secularism, discipline and equality. The campus is stunning, the sports and science facilities are first rate, but the students' lives might be considered almost monastic. While seldom appreciated during their education, this asceticism is a source of much pride among the alumni.
  • The Druk White Lotus School

    Address : Maureen Songhurst, Druk Pema Karpo Institute, Shey, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Tel : +91 1982 267 255
    Website :
    About School : The School was started at the request of the people of Ladakh who wanted a school that would help maintain their rich cultural traditions, based on Tibetan Buddhism, while equipping their children for a life in the 21st century.
    The masterplan and school buildings, designed by architects and engineers from Arup and Ove Arup & Partners, combine local building techniques and materials with leading edge environmental design to make them effective in the extreme climate.
  • Hebron School, Ooty

    Address : Hebron School, Lushington Hall, Ootacamund 643 001, Tamil Nadu, South India. Tel : +91 423 2442587, 2442372, 2450760, 2450770
    Website :
    About School : The school traces its origin to 1899, when a group of protestant missionaries who had come to the hills on vacation and were staying at Brooklands Christian Guest Home in nearby Coonoor decided it would be of enormous benefit to the well-being of their children to live year round in the temperate and clean environs of the Nilgiri hills. Due to the high altitude -- Ooty being at 2200m (7500ft) above sea level ? these hills enjoy year-round cool temperatures and abundant rainfall, and their climate has often been compared to European climates. Initially the school operated as a type of boarding house where only children would stay, and either be home-educated in house or sent to one of the local schools.
  • Holy Angel's Convent Trivandrum

    Website :
    About School : The Holy Angels' Convent Higher Secondary School is one of the oldest educational institutions in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of the state Kerala in India. This school for girls was opened in November 10, 1880 by Mother Elias from Ireland. She was the foundress of the Congregation of the Carmelite Religious (C.C.R).
  • JNV, Gajanur

    Website :
    About School : JNV, Gajanur (JVNG) is a boarding school near Gajanur, Shimoga, India. JNVG is funded by the Indian Ministry of Human Resources Development.
    The school was started in 1986 in the campus of Gajanur vidyapeeta. Later the school got its own building in hilly area of Gajanur in 1990. The founder principal was Shri. H.N.S. Rao, who is now the Deputy Commissioner (Academics), NVS New Delhi.
    There are many prominent JNVG alumni, including an IAS officer, officers in Indian Navy, officers in IAF, doctors, GenX Software Engineers.
  • Kimmins High School

    Address : Kimmins High School, Panchgani - 412 805, Satara district, Maharashtra. INDIA. Tel : 02168 - 240324
    About School : Miss Emilie Kimmins, who established Kimmins school in 1898, was a member of the Zenana Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship, and it was while she was working as Principal of Queen Mary School in Bombay that she became deeply concerned for the education of the European and Anglo Indian children who needed to leave Bombay because of their health problems. Her answer was to offer these children a good education in the healthy climate of Panchgani. She remained at the school until 1921, and made such an outstanding contribution to the Hill Station and to the schools in Panchgani that she has been referred to as the "Queen of Panchgani". She not only laid the foundations of the buildings of her school but also of its educational and moral standards.
  • Kodaikanal International School

    Address : PO Box 25, Kodaikanal 624101, Tamil Nadu, India Tel: (91)4542 247 500
    Website :
    About School : The Kodaikanal International School is an international school for pre-school to Grade 12 students located in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, southern India. Kodaikanal is a town in the Palani Hills. Founded in 1901, it is a Christian, co-educational, and boarding school for students aged 4-19. In 1976 it became the first school in India to offer the International Baccalaureate. It also awards its own high school diploma and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, USA and recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. And right now KIS has introduced sex.
  • Lawrence School, Sanawar

    About School : The Lawrence School, Sanawar (near Kasauli), Himachal Pradesh, India was founded by Major General Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence of the Army of the colonial India?s British Raj. It was established on 15 April 1847, and is one of the oldest co-educational boarding schools in the world.
  • Loreto Convent, Darjeeling

    About School : Loreto Convent is an English-medium high school in the town of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. The school is run by Loreto Education Society of Darjeeling. The school is affiliated to the ICSE and ISC boards of Delhi.
  • Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls? Public School

    Address : M.G.D.Girls' School, Jaipur - 302 001, Tel : 91-141-2374086, 2360269
    Website :
    About School : Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls? Public School, located in Jaipur, India and named after Gayatri Devi, is one of the oldest girls' school of Rajasthan. It was established in 1943 and is popularly known as MGD School. It was the first Girls? Public School to be accepted as member of the Indian Public Schools' Conference (I.P.S.C.). In 1950, it was affiliated to CBSE. The founder principal of the school was Ms. L.G. Lutter. The present principal of the school is Mrs. G.D.Bakshi. The school completed 60 years of its existence in the year 2003. It was marked with the felicitation ceremony of the founder[1], her highness Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. Shiv Kumari of Kotah is vice-president of the school.
    The school is near Ajmeri gate in the heart of the city of Jaipur. The school has students from all parts of India. It has students studying from standard 1 to 12. The students are divided in four houses named after four great women achievers: Madame Curie, Helen Keller, Florence Nightingale and Sarojini Naidu.
  • Mann public school

    Address : Holambi Khurd, Delhi - 110082, Tel : 91-11-27700143, 27700100, 27700550
    Website :
    About School : Mann Public School located in Holambi Khurd, near Alipur on G.T.Karnal Road, New Delhi is a symbol of quality education and holistic all round development since its inception in 1989. The school is located about 25 km from the New Delhi Railway Station and about 35 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, away from the pollution and maddening crowd of the city.
    Mann Public School is a member of Indian Public Schools' Conference (IPSC) and an ISO-9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified school.
  • Mannam Memorial Residential High School

    About School : Mannam Memorial Residential High School, also known as MMRHS, is a co-educational boarding school situated on the banks of Karamana river in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala state, India.
    MMRHS is an English medium school which was completely owned and run by a service society called Nair Service Society.
    The school has students from grades LKG to 10+2. It is situated in Neeramankara. Highly qualified and efficient teaching staff, a library, 4 playgrounds, separate hostel accommodation for boys and girls, good transportation around Thiruvananthapuram are some features of the school. Students take the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination. The Principal of the school at that time was Shri. Mannanthala Velayudhan Nair. Vice Principal was Shri. Radhakrishna Panicker.
  • Mayo College

    Address : Mayo College, Srinagar Road, Ajmer, PIN - 305008, Rajasthan [INDIA], Tel: 91-145-2661697,2661154,2664393
    Website :
    About School : Mayo College is a public school founded by Richard Southwell Bourke, the Earl of Mayo, who was Viceroy of India from 1869 to 1872 and was popularly known as Lord Mayo in India.
  • Mayo College Girls School

    Address : Mayo College Girls' School, Mayo Link Road, Ajmer- 305008, Tel: (+91) 145 - 2661286
    Website : >
    About School : Mayo College Girls' School is one of the most prestigious public schools / boarding schools located in Ajmer, Rajasthan (a state in India). It is a public school providing education exclusively for girls from Class IV to XII.
    The academic period starts in April and ends in March. New students are admitted mainly in Class IV, V, VII and XI. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
    Mayo College Girls' School or MCGS follows the House System, with five dormitory-like houses, named, Sanyogita, Padmini, Meera, Karunawati and Charumati. These are named after princesses of Rajasthan. Additionally, there is holding house that houses students from Class IV and V. The house is supervised and maintained by House Mistresses and House Matrons.
  • Modern School (New Delhi)

    About School : Modern School, Barakhamba Road and Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School have approximately 2,800 students (these include international and exchange students and also the boarders) between the ages of 11 and 18 at the senior school and between 4 and 10 at the junior school.
  • Mount Hermon School, Darjeeling

    Address : Mt. Hermon School, North Point PO, Darjeeling 734104, West Bengal, India.
    About School : Mount Hermon School is a school in the town of Darjeeling, in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located on Lebong cart road in the hilly town. It follows the American education style, rather than the usual British style in vogue in the other schools of the area. It offers co-education.
    Mount Hermon was founded in 1895 under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopalian Church of America by Miss Emma Knowles who was the first principal. It was know as Queen's Hill School and meant for girls but the name changed to Mount Hermon School in 1930 when boys were admitted.
  • Muddenahalli-Sathya Sai Loka Seva School

    About School : Muddenahalli is a village situated 7 km from Chikballapur in Kolar District of Karnataka State. It is the birth place of Sir. M. Visweswaraih, one of the profound engineers India has seen. 0.5 km from Muddenahalli is the residential school, Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Pre-University College. The School has hostel facility in seven batches, State syllabus from 8th standard to 10th standard both English and Kannada, junior high school from 5th standard to 7th standard Kannada medium only, CBSE syllabus from 6th standard to 10th standard and PUC commerce & Science. The School was created by Mr. Late Madiyal Narayana Bhat, primarily in Alike, South Canara and eventually in Muddenahalli. After the death of Sri Madiyal Narayan Bhat the School is run under the guidance & blessing of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
    The school has a dedicated team of more than 70 lectures, whole dedicated to the upliftment of the society, and with commitment of serving for the cause for which the school has started. Sri B Narayana Bhat is the honourable secretary of the institution.
  • RIMC

    Address : Rashtriya Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttaranchal, Tel : 0135 - 2752083
    Website :
    About School : The school is spread over some 134 acres, with about 250 cadets. Candidates for the school are selected from all over India through RIMC entrance exam [2] held twice a year in each state. Successful candidates in entrance exams have to go through a medical fitness test to be admitted to the school. Every year about 50 students are selected from all over India and are admitted to class VIII.
    Students, or cadets as they are called, follow the CBSE syllabus of education over the next 5 years and also take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities which brings out talent, camaraderie and leadership in them. A cadet, during his stay at the RIMC, gets a glimpse of the life of an Indian Army Officer. Popular games that students participate in during their stay at RIMC are Hockey, Football, Cricket, Basketball, Squash, Boxing, Swimming, Cross-country and Gymnastics. Horse riding and rifle shooting are other activities that are very popular among cadets.
  • Rishi Valley School

    About School : Rishi Valley School is a boarding school in India, founded by the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. It is located close to the town of Madanapalle, Krishnamurti's birthplace, in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Rishi Valley is a 3 hour drive from Bangalore.
    The school accepts students from standards (grades) 4-12 (UK years 5-13) in about 21 boarding houses. It is known for focusing on a more holistic approach to education which includes developing an appreciation for nature, art and music. The schools goal is to help its pupils to become sensitive citizens. The school also runs the Rishi Valley Institute for Educational Resources (RIVER) program and a rural school and health center.
  • Sahyadri School

    About School : Sahyadri School is a boarding school, located in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. It is run by the Krishnamurti Foundation, India (KFI), on the teachings of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. It is believed that it was Krishnamurti's wish to have a school in Western India, and after he breathed his last (1986), the Foundation began working on the setting up of this school.
    The first group of students to graduate from Sahyadri was in 1999 with the tenth batch graduating in the upcoming year, 2008.
    t is the youngest school amongst all the KFI schools all over the world.
    The school is off the Pune-Nashik highway, at a distance of approximately 25 kilometers from Rajgurunagar (Khed). The closest cities are Pune (75 km) or Mumbai (a little less than 200 km).

Rashtriya Indian Military College

The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) is a public school for boys situated in Doon Valley, Dehradun in India. The RIMC is a feeder institution for the National Defence Academy, Indian Naval Academy and subsequently the Indian Armed Forces. Rimcollians, the name by which alumni of the RIMC are usually denoted, have gone on to hold the highest ranks in the Army, Navy and the Air Force of India and Pakistan.


The college is administered by the Union Ministry of Defense, through the Directorate General of Military Training, Army. RIMC (Limca Book of Records confirm) is perhaps the only institution in the country where exams for Class X and XII are conducted twice a year, in May and November. These exams/certifications are recognized by CBSE. The college offers the science stream only at the +2 level. However, to prepare cadets for the UPSC examination for entry into NDA, social sciences are also taught.
After the term end examination, each cadets position in class is decided; both curricular and extracurricular achievements of a term are recorded in his dossier. Weightage is given to the sessional work done by a cadet both in terms of class work and homework for his promotion to the next class. Cadets are prepared for the UPSC Examination for entry to the NDA. RIMC has sent 81% of cadets to NDA from each course (as compared to the national average which stands at 0.6%).


Although it is a fine institute but it admits only the finest students all over the whole country.25 Cadets are admitted every six months. Rashtriya Indian Military College conducts an admission process for admission in Class VIII. Candidate are males studying in Class VII and the age of the candidate must be between 11.5 and 13 years at the time of commencement of term. The written examination consists of a test paper consisting of three parts:English (125 Marks), Mathematics (200 Marks), and General Knowledge (75 marks). Candidates have to score at least 50% in each subject to qualify. Candidates are then shortlisted through the written test and called for Viva-Voce which is of 50 marks.after that called for medical test [6][7]

Saturday, July 4

CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2014 Final Result Out on 4-july

Based on the results of the written part of Civil Services Examination, 2014
held by the Union Public Service Commission in December, 2014 and the
interviews for Personality Test held in April-June, 2015, following is the list,
in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for
appointment to:
(i) Indian Administrative Service;
(ii) Indian Foreign Service;
(iii) Indian Police Service; and
(iv) Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’

For list do click here.....



1 497480 IRA SINGHAL
2 030694 RENU RAJ
3 003241 NIDHI GUPTA
4 033399 VANDANA RAO
6 434671 CHARUSREE T
7 519805 LOK BANDHU
8 149709 NITISH K
10 005630 ARVIND SINGH
13 082606 NISHANT JAIN
16 006901 ANANYA DAS
19 302641 ADITYA UPPAL
20 275061 AMAN MITTAL
22 018490 NEHA
24 892226 AYUSH PRASAD

Appointment to the various Services will be made according to the number
of vacancies available with due consideration to the provisions contained
in paras 2 and 19 of the Rules for the Examination. The number of
vacancies reported by the Government to be filled are as under:
I.A.S. 90 51 26 13 180
I.F.S. 16 08 05 03 32
I.P.S. 75 42 23 10 150
Central Services Group ‘A’ 363 184 107 56 710
Group ‘B’ Services 174 69 33 16 292
Total 718 354 194 98 1364*

Digital India

The journey of e-Governance initiatives in India took a broader dimension in mid 90s for wider sectoral applications with emphasis on citizen-centric services. Later on, many States/UTs started various e-Governance projects. Though these e-Governance projects were citizen-centric, they could make lesser than the desired impact. Government of India launched National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) in 2006. 31 Mission Mode Projects covering various domains were initiated. Despite the successful implementation of many e-Governance projects across the country, e-Governance as a whole has not been able to make the desired impact and fulfil all its objectives.
It has been felt that a lot more thrust is required to ensure e-Governance in the country promote inclusive growth that covers electronic services, products, devices and job opportunities. Moreover, electronic manufacturing in the country needs to be strengthened. 
In order to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology, the Government of India has launched the Digital India programme with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Approach and Methodology for Digital India Programme are:

  1. Ministries / Departments / States would fully leverage the Common and Support ICT Infrastructure established by GoI. DeitY would also evolve/ lay down standards and policy guidelines, provide technical and handholding support, undertake capacity building, R&D, etc.
  2. The existing/ ongoing e-Governance initiatives would be suitably revamped to align them with the principles of Digital India. Scope enhancement, Process Reengineering, use of integrated & interoperable systems and deployment of emerging technologies like cloud & mobile would be undertaken to enhance the delivery of Government services to citizens.
  3. States would be given flexibility to identify for inclusion additional state-specific projects, which are relevant for their socio-economic needs.
  4. e-Governance would be promoted through a centralised initiative to the extent necessary, to ensure citizen centric service orientation, interoperability of various e-Governance applications and optimal utilisation of ICT infrastructure/ resources, while adopting a decentralised implementation model.
  5. Successes would be identified and their replication promoted proactively with the required productization and customisation wherever needed.
  6. Public Private Partnerships would be preferred wherever feasible to implement e-Governance projects with adequate management and strategic control.
  7. Adoption of Unique ID would be promoted to facilitate identification, authentication and delivery of benefits.
  8. Restructuring of NIC would be undertaken to strengthen the IT support to all government departments at Centre and State levels.
  9. The positions of Chief Information Officers (CIO) would be created in at least 10 key Ministries so that various e-Governance projects could be designed, developed and implemented faster. CIO positions will be at Additional Secretary/Joint Secretary level with over-riding powers on IT in the respective Ministry.

Programme Management Structure for Digital India Programme

The Programme management structure for the Digital India prorgamme as endorsed by the Union Cabinet is as follow:
  1. For effective management of the Digital India programme, the programme management structure would consists of a Monitoring Committee on Digital India headed by the Prime Minister, a Digital India Advisory Group chaired by the Minister of Communications and IT and an Apex Committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary.  The structure has the needed secretarial/ monitoring/ technical support and appropriate decentralization of power and responsibility to ensure effective execution of the various projects/ components by the implementing departments/ teams.
  2. Key components of the Programme Management structure would be as follows:
    1. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for programme level policy decisions.
    2. A Monitoring Committee on Digital India under the Chairpersonship of Prime Minister which will be constituted with representation drawn from relevant Ministries/ Departments to provide leadership, prescribe deliverables and milestones, and monitor periodically the implementation of the Digital India Programme.
    3. A Digital India Advisory Group headed by the Minister of Communications and IT  to solicit views of external stakeholders and to provide inputs to the Monitoring Committee on Digital India, advise the Government on policy issues and strategic interventions necessary for accelerating the implementation of the Digital India Programme across Central and State Government Ministries/Departments. The composition of the Advisory Group would include representation from the Planning Commission and 8 to 9 representatives from States/UTs and other Line Ministries/Departments on a rotational basis.
    4. An Apex Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary would be overseeing the programme and providing policy and strategic directions for its implementation and resolving inter-ministerial issues. In addition it would harmonize and integrate diverse initiatives and aspects related to integration of services, end to end process re-engineering and service levels of MMPs and other initiatives under the Digital India Programme, wherever required.
    5. Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC)/Committee on Non Plan Expenditure (CNE) to financially appraise/ approve projects as per existing delegation of financial powers. The EFC/ CNE headed by Secretary Expenditure would also be recommending to the CCEA the manner in which MMPs/ eGovernance initiatives are to be implemented, as well as the financial terms of participation for States. A representative of the Planning Commission would also be included in both the EFC and CNE.
    6. A Council of Mission Leaders on Digital India headed by Secretary, DeitY would be established as a platform to share the best practices in various existing and new eGov initiatives under Digital India and also to sensitize various government departments about ICT projects of DeitY. While the inter-departmental, integration and interoperable issues of integrated projects / eGovernance initiatives would be resolved by the Apex Committee on Digital India headed by Cabinet Secretary, the technical issues of integrated projects would be resolved by the Council of Mission Leaders.
    7. Further, considering the scope of the Digital India Programme and the need to look at issues such as overall technology architecture, framework, standards, security policy, funding strategy, service delivery mechanism, sharing of common infrastructure etc. at a programme level, it is proposed that the technical appraisal of all Digital India projects be done by DeitY, prior to a project being placed before the EFC/ CNE. This appraisal would cover issues relating to inclusion of adoption of Standards, utilization of Cloud and mobile platforms, consideration of security aspects, etc. The Secretary, DeitY or his representative may also be included as a standing special invitee to all EFC/CNE meetings, which are appraising/approving MMPs. It may be mentioned that the DeitY has already set up a Programme Management Unit, namely National eGovernance Division (NeGD) to provide support to departments in conceptualizing, developing, appraising, implementing and monitoring respective MMPs / eGovernance Initiatives.
    8. Institutional mechanism of Digital India at State level would be headed by State Committee on Digital India by the Chief Minister. State/UT Apex Committees on Digital India headed by Chief Secretaries would be constituted at State/UT level to allocate required resources, set priority amongst projects and resolve inter-departmental issues at State level.
  3. For effective monitoring of Digital India, usage of Project Management Information System would be mandatory in each new and existing Mission Mode Projects to capture the real or near real time details about the progress of the project. This tool should be proficient enough to capture the parameters for each stage of project namely, conceptualization and development, implementation and post implementation. The parameters could be decided in consultation with various line Ministries / Departments and DeitY.
  4. Since the “e-Kranti: National eGovernance Plan 2.0” is already integrated with Digital India Programme, the existing programme management structure established for National eGovernance Plan at both national and state level has also been decided to be integrated appropriately with the programme management structure being envisaged for Digital India Programme at national and State/UT level.
Institutional Mechanism at National Level
Current Status
The Apex Committee on the Digital India programme headed by the Cabinet Secretary and the Digital India Advisory Group chaired by the Minister of Communications and Information Techology has been constituted.
The first meeting of the Apex Committee on the Digital India programme was held on 26.11.2014. The second meeting of the Apex Committee on the Digital India programme was held on 09.02.2015. The actions on decisons made by the Apex Committee are being worked out. 

30 P C of rural households landless

Nearly 19 per cent of india's rural population in 2011 lacked at least one of seven socio-economic parameters used to estimate deprivation that include soure of income, the presence of an able and literte adulst and quality dwelling.

Digital India 

Monday, June 15

Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2)

The Staff Selection Commission will hold an examination for Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators and Lower Divisional Clerks

1. Pay of the Posts:
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) Grade Pay 2400
Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400
Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900
Lower Division Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900

2. Vacancies:
Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC and DEO are 3523, 2049 and 1006 respectively.

3. Reservation:
Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/ExS/PH etc. categories is available as per extant Govt. Orders.

4. Age Limit: 18-27 years

5. Educational Qualification : Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

6. How to apply: Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) On-line or by
Post. Detailed instructions as in Annexure - II A or Annexure - II B, may be referred to for
postal applications and on-line applications respectively.

7. Application fee: Payment of application fee is exempted for all women candidates and candidates
belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation, as per Government orders. The candidates submitting application offline (paper mode) should pay the fee of Rs 100 (Rupees one hundred only) by means of "Central Recruitment Fee
Stamps (CRFS)"only.

8. Scheme of Examination: 
The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Lower Division Clerk on Computer. Written examination (Objective type): 
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. 

Indicative Syllabus for written examination:
General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal
type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation ,Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences ,Figural Classification ,Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural
Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations. English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into
Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a
passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.
Quantitative Aptitude:
Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work. Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations. Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles. Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc., Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bardiagram, Pie-chart
General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.