Academic certificate not necessary while submission of admission forms: Javadekar
A new notification being issued by University Grants Commission (UGC) will help students in getting admission in higher institutions without submitting original academic and personal certificate at the time of submission of admission forms, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.
 
The Minister said the students would also be able to get the fees paid as refund if they opt out of the programme.
 
"From the next academic session, it will become mandatory for students to submit self-attested academic credentials along with admission form," Javadekar said while briefing media about the new notification.
 
At the time of admission, the college will verify the original marksheet but will return the original document to the student. As per the new notification, 100 per cent fees would be returned in case a student decides to withdraw within 15 days of the notified last date of admission.
 
"Not more than 5 per cent of the fees paid by the student, subject to a maximum of Rs 5,000 would be deducted as processing fee," Javadekar said.
 
Within 15 days before the last date, the refund would 90 per cent, within 15 days after the last date of admission, it would be 80 per cent and between 16 and 30 days after the due date, the refund would be 50 per cent.
 
However, no fees would be returned if a student withdraws after 30 days of the notified last date of admission. The refund has to be made within 15 days of receipt of written application from the student, Javadekar said.
 
If the institute fails to refund the fee, strict punitive action will be taken by the UGC against defaulting higher education institutions. The notification shall be applicable to undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes run by universities and deemed universities.
 
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Pension schemes for elderly, widows, disabled not working: SC
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that pension schemes under the National Social Assistance Programme suffered from "huge" implementation gaps, observing that the benecifiaries who were assured of a monthly sum of Rs 200 were not getting it.
 
The bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said that it (NSAP) appeared to be a "good scheme" backed with "good intention" but "nothing is delivering".
 
NSAP came into existence in 1995, and consists of schemes that deliver pension to the elderly, widows, and the physically challenged.
 
The apex court said that there was a lack of administrative structure for the implementation of old-age pension scheme meant to help nearly 12 crore people. Justice Lokur said that the focus has to be on "budgeting (adequacy of it), disbursement and utilisation."
 
The court ordered that "your (Centre's) policy must say that this and this man will be looking after its implementation."
 
The petitioner, advocate and Congress leader Ashwani Kumar, drew the court's attention to the paltry sum of Rs 200 given under the scheme. He said that the coverage of people under the scheme as well as the amount was very low.
 
Kumar, who was the Union Law Minister in the Congress-led UPA government, told the court that there has been no revision in the amount of pension since its inception. He urged the bench to fix the pension amount at 50% of the prevailing minimum wages.
 
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Mumbai Airport Gets Country’s First Emergency Evacuation Vehicle
GVK run Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAPL) has inducted India's first emergency evacuation vehicle (EEV) at the airport's. This evacuation vehicle can extend up to a height of 8.3metres with the escape stairs capable of holding 115 people at one time. This vehicle has a response time of just two minutes to move anywhere in the airport's vicinity.
 
The Mumbai International Airport becomes the first in the country to get such an advanced evacuation vehicle to make access to an aircraft faster during emergencies. EEV can access even the largest of passenger aircraft including the Airbus A380, the largest civilian aircraft in operation at present. 
 
This new EEV deployed at Mumbai airport's offers better access to the aircraft and can speed up the evacuation process in an emergency, a spokesperson for MIAPL said, adding that the new EEV has already become functional and is being used for routine work. Mumbai airport's already has six EEVs but with lower capabilities compared with the new one. 
 
The EEV is built on a MAN chassis by Austrian fire-service manufacturer Rosenbauer. The truck comes with extendable escape stairs that can reach up to a height of 8.3metres, equal to that of the Airbus A380. The evacuation staircase has been designed to withstand up to 40 knots of wind speed, while the extension time is just 55 seconds. It is also equipped with a high-pressure smoke ventilation system.
 
The vehicle is fitted with high pressure smoke ventilation system which can remove smoke from fuselage/ cockpit and increase chances of surviving. This machine is equipped with an engine of 540 HP to give an acceleration of 0-80km per hour in less than 40 seconds, which is one of the fastest in this category. This highly developed machine can also reach off-road surfaces with 6X6 wheel drive system on single wheel configuration.
 
The EEV is intended to act as a back-up vehicle in case the internal evacuation system on the aircraft fails to work. The evacuation vehicle with its wider frame and anti-skid floor makes for a safe and effective way to extract passengers in an emergency. The closed side panels on the entire stair and platform area increase safety and prevent fear of falling.
 
This vehicle will be used for rescuing stranded personnel, wherein conventional alighting systems cannot be employed. In the unlikely event of an aircraft veering away from its normal path, this equipment can be rushed to the spot and the attached ladder can be extended up to aircraft door for passengers or crew to be safely evacuated.
 
A simple user interface makes it possible for all actions to be controlled by one person, while a roof monitor offers visibility up to 90 metres. The EEV can also be used, if the cabin crew is not in a condition to process the evacuation procedure. In such situation, fire fighters can gain faster access to the aircraft. It is the only of its kind in the Mumbai airport's aerodrome rescue and fire fighting department that can access the tail engine in case of a fire.
 
In the meanwhile, the movement of nearly 300 flights is expected to be affected due to maintenance work of primary and secondary runways, to be carried out in phases at Mumbai airport's from this month up to next March.
 
The airport's will undertake repairs to runway 09/27 (primary) and 14/32 (secondary) between 11am to 5pm on 23rd October, followed by all Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 7 February 2019 till 30 March 2019 (except 21st March) between 11am to 5pm. During this period, the runways will be shut. Due to this nearly 300 flights will be affected, MIAPL spokesperson  said.
 
The primary runway can handle 50 arrivals and departures per hour, while the secondary runway handles 35 flights per hour. Both the runways handle 1,000 flights a day on an average. By and large, the airport's handles over 150,000 passengers with over 950 aircrafts everyday. 
 
 
 
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