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PIB Summaries 08 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Central Administrative Tribunal
  2. National Handloom Day

Central Administrative Tribunal


Focus: GS-II Governance

Why in News?

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) achieved a disposal rate of around 91% in three years and there continues to be a steady rise in the disposal of cases.

History behind the formation

  • The Administrative Reforms Commission (1966-70) recommended the setting up of civil service tribunals in India to function as final appellate authorities in respect of orders inflicting the major punishments of dismissal, removal from service and reduction in rank.
  • The Supreme Court in its judgement in 1980 observed that civil servants should not waste time in fighting battles in ordinary courts and suggested the establishment of such tribunals.
  • Article 323A of the Constitution provides for the setting up of administrative tribunals for adjudication of disputes in matters pertaining to recruitment and conditions of services of persons employed in public services.

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National Handloom Day


Focus: GS-I Art and Culture

Why in news?

The Prime Minister has paid a tribute to India’s rich cultural diversity and all those working to celebrate India’s artistic traditions on the occasion of National Handloom Day.

Introduction

  • Handloom sector is a symbol of the country’s glorious cultural heritage and an important source of livelihood in the country.
  • The sector is key to women empowerment as over 70% of handloom weavers and allied workers is women.

National Handloom Day

  • 7th August was chosen as the National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on the same date in the year 1905.
  • On this day, the handloom weaving community is honoured and the contribution of this sector in the socio-economic development of this country is highlighted.
  • The objective is to generate awareness about Handloom Industry amongst public at large and its contribution to the socio-economic development.
  • The objective is to generate awareness about Handloom Industry amongst public at large and its contribution to the socio-economic development.
  • The more the world knows about the richness and diversity of these products, the greater our artisans and weavers will benefit.

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