WBPSC Clerkship Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019, Check here for more Detail.

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West Bengal Public Service Commission is a statutory body that operates under the aegis of the state government of West Bengal. It is responsible for the selection of suitable candidates for various vacancies available with different departments, organisations, and ministries of the West Bengal government.

In order to do so, the West Bengal Public Service Commission conducts various recruitment drives every year. Recently, the announcement was made by the West Bengal Public Service Commission for its latest recruitment drive for the selection of most suitable candidates for the profile of Clerkship under WBPSC Clerkship Recruitment 2020.

As expected, hundreds of thousands of candidates have registered for the WBPSC Clerkship Recruitment 2020. Now, that the registration process is over and the candidates are preparing for the WBPSC Clerkship Recruitment 2020, it is important to understand the syllabus and the examination pattern.

The same has been shared on the official website of WBPSC Clerkship Recruitment 2020 as well, i.e. pscwbapplication.in.

WBPSC Clerkship Exam 2020 : Examination Pattern

  • Part 1 Scheme
    • The exam will comprise of 100 questions in multiple-choice format.
    • Only one of the given answers will be correct.
    • Every correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
    • The total duration of the examination will be 90 minutes.
    • The exam will be conducted in the morning and afternoon shifts.
    • The exam will comprise of 3 sections i.e.
      • General Studies –           40 questions
      • English –           30 questions
      • Arithmetic –           30 questions
  • Part 2 Scheme
    • This will a subjective type written test.
    • The total duration of the exam will be 60 minutes.
    • Total marks for this exam will be 100.
    • The exam will comprise of 2 sections i.e.
      • Group A for 50 marks.
      • Group B for 50 marks.

WBPSC Clerkship Exam 2020: Syllabus

  • Part 1 Scheme
    • English – Synonyms, Antonyms, Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Structure etc.
    • General Studies – Indian History, Indian Geography, Current events, Everyday science etc.
    • Arithmetic – Mathematical topics like LCM, Average, HCF, Partnership, time and distance, decimals, simplification etc.
  • Part 2 Scheme
    • Group A – English
      • Condensing of a prose passage.
      • Drafting of a report in English from the available information
      • Translation from another language into English.
  • Group B – Nepali or Hindi or Bengali or Santali or Urdu
    • Condensing of a prose passage.
    • Drafting of a report in Nepali or Hindi or Bengali or Santali or Urdu from the available information
    • Translation from English into Nepali or Hindi or Bengali or Santali or Urdu.

Bihar District Magistrate Issues Order to Close Schools for ‘Heat Wave’ Instead of ‘Cold Wave’.

Source – news18.com

In a major typographical error, the Bihar District magistrate has issued an order requiring all schools in the area to be shut down due to a heatwave. In winter. Over the past few weeks, northern parts of India have been experiencing cold wave like situations with temperatures barely touching double digits in Delhi and surrounding areas.

Bihar, too, has been experiencing a really cold winter and the IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) has issued a warning for colder days ahead. The Meteorological Centre at Patna said that the temperature would fall at least two to three degrees below normal starting from the weekend. However, the Gopalganj Distric Magistrate seemed to have mistaken the cold wave for a heat wave.

ANI reports that the District Magistrate issued a notification for all schools in the district to be closed on January 13 and 14. However, in the notification that was actually issued, the reason mentioned was “heat wave” instead of ” cold wave.”

DM Arsas Aziz writes in the order, “Whereas, it has been made to appear to me that due to continuing heatwave weather in the district, health and life of children are at risk”. He further writes, “…prohibit the academic activities of all Private and Government Schools from January 13 up to January 14 in class I to VIII”.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren Likely To Expand Jharkhand Cabinet After 2 Days.

Source – ndtv.com

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is likely to expand his cabinet after kharmas, an inauspicious period in Hindu calendar, ends in two days.

Mr Soren, who is in Delhi to take part in the non-BJP Chief Ministers’ meeting with Sonia Gandhi, is likely to discuss cabinet expansion with her as well as other senior Congress leaders. He may return to Ranchi on Tuesday.

Mr Soren took oath on December 29 along with three ministers – two from the Congress and one from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). No Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA was made a minister. Fourteen days after the swearing in, the portfolios are yet to be allocated.

According to sources, induction of more ministers and portfolio distribution are not proving easy for Mr Soren. While the Congress wants five ministries, the JMM is willing to give only four. The Congress also wants important ministries, like health, education and rural development.

“A detailed discussion is likely with senior Congress leaders in Delhi on cabinet expansion and portfolio distribution,” a JMM source told IANS.

Hemant Soren has to deal with the Congress demands, meet the aspirations of his own party legislators as well as balance the caste factor. Also, there are over half a dozen JMM legislators who have won the Assembly polls four-five times and are aspiring to be in the ministry.

In view of the likely cabinet expansion, the Congress legislative party leader, ministers and 16 legislators are camping in Delhi. These ministers are lobbying for “good” portfolios.

The JMM, the Congress and the RJD won 30, 16 and 1 seat, respectively, in the recently concluded Assembly polls.

‘Sold and raped’ in Delhi, Jharkhand woman says she walked over 800 km to reach home.

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Ranchi: She was promised a job for Rs 5,000 a month in Delhi by a man from her village — a decent sum, she thought, and enough to help her family of daily-wage labourers in Jharkhand. The woman agreed and left with him.

That was around four months ago.

On 27 December last year, the 19-year-old returned home beaten and bruised — allegedly subjected to unspeakable sexual abuse by men to whom she was sold.

When this reporter met her in Jharkhand on 7 January, the 19-year-old had a macabre tale of rape, torture and an ardous 800-km journey on foot to tell.

Her ordeal, she said, had begun soon after she landed in Delhi with Srijan Murmu, the man who had promised her a job at a missionary society in Delhi. But she was taken to Old Delhi right away and sold to a man.

“I was kept in an office and did cleaning work during the daytime. At nights, my buyer would rape me. If I protested, he would threaten me with a knife,” she claimed.

“Then one night, four other men came to the room where I stayed. They were big and well-built. One of them caught hold of my hand but I let myself loose somehow and jumped out of the second-floor window.”

Unhurt, she ran for safety and did not stop until she thought her perpetrators could no longer see her. Roaming aimlessly in the unknown city, the survivor told this reporter that she rummaged for food in leftovers thrown by hotels.

“People thought I was mentally challenged. So, nobody said anything,” she said.

‘Climbed trees at night to protect myself’

Her journey, however, had only begun. Running for her life, the survivor claimed she walked all the way from Delhi to Madhya Pradesh, a distance of more than 800-km, before she finally collapsed and was rescued by a few locals.

The woman said she walked all day and climbed trees at night to “protect herself”. This went on for nearly two months before she reached Sidhi district in Madhya Pradesh.

“I didn’t have any sense of direction. I just walked. I could not take a bath…and my entire body reeked. Out of fear, I could not sleep even on the trees. A nap during the day was all I could afford,” she said.

Weak and exhausted, she was found lying unconscious by some residents who then took her to a police station and later to a One Stop Centre for treatment.

But language proved another barrier for her to be reunited with her family because she spoke and understood only Santhali. The Madhya Pradesh Police got in touch with a local youth who was from Dhanbad, Ankit Rajgadhiya. Rajgadhiya then brought along a friend who spoke Santhali.

The MP Police then got in touch with the Sahibganj police station in Jharkhand and the woman was finally brought home.

A case was subsequently lodged against Murmu at the Barhet police station of Jharkhand under section 370 (trafficking) and section 371 (habitual dealing in slaves) of the IPC.

Other missing girls from the village

The 19-year-old isn’t the only woman from her village to have been trafficked. The families of two other girls, who went missing in the past three years, also blamed men from the village behind their disappearance.

The younger sister of one of the missing girls said, “When we asked Murmu to bring my sister back, he asked for Rs 2,500. He took the money but has since not come back to the village.”

The second girl’s mother similarly said her daughter was “taken away” by one Chhoto Murmu three years ago and has since not returned home.

Sahibganj Superintendent of Police Aman Kumar said disappearances of women have become a common phenomena in the area.

Ajit Jha, a local journalist, also said, “Girls belonging to the Pahadia, Santhali communities are frequently reported missing. Reports are published about them but nothing happens.”

Aiding the trafficking industry are illegally-run placement agencies that have cropped up in the state.

“A large number of fake placement agencies have come up in Ranchi and Khunti areas. Earlier, these agents used to ferry victims via trains. Now, women are taken in trucks and buses,” said Afkar Ahmed, an assistant professor at the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi.

The Jharkhand government had in 2016 passed the Private Placement Agencies and Domestic Workers (Regulation) Act, which demands mandatory registration for placement agencies. The Act states that full information about the person who is to be employed outside the state for work should be given to the office of the district collector.

Those found flouting these norms will face two years in prison and/or fine of Rs 2 lakh. Any error in information pertaining to an individual will also lead to a jail term of one year or a fine of Rs 20,000.

But Ahmed said that senior police officers in the state are “unaware” of it and the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act. In one of his research papers, Ahmed also states that girls belonging to Oraon, Munda, Santhal, Pahadia and Gond tribes of Jharkhand are some of the biggest victims of this menace.

Jharkhand records highest human trafficking cases

According to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau, Jharkhand recorded 373 cases of human trafficking in 2018 — the highest in the country.

Among these, 314 cases involved trafficking of minor girls. On the basis of these recorded cases, 158 people (mostly girls) were rescued. The data also revealed that 58 cases were related to forced labor, 18 to flesh trade, 34 trafficked for domestic chores, 32 for forced marriages and seven smuggled for begging.

Maharashtra was in second place with 311 cases and Assam in the third place with 262 cases. A total of 2,367 cases were registered across the country in 2018.

A Barhet local, identified only as Rajkumar, said most of the “dealings” take place during the weekly market on Tuesdays. “The tribals come to the markets only on those days to sell things. It is here that agents scout for women.”

Data procured from the Jharkhand Police states that a total of 608 cases of human trafficking were registered from 2013 to 2019. Out of this, 736 women and 182 men were rescued. During the same period, 555 smugglers were arrested, which included 355 men and 200 women.

A study conducted on trafficking victims in the Khunti and Ranchi districts of Jharkhand has cited how impoverishment appears to be one of the main causes behind this menace.

Girls available for Rs 30,000 in Jharkhand

The representative of a panchayat in Sahibganj, who did not want to be named, said that girls are sold for around Rs 30,000 in Jharkhand. The buyer, he added, also has to deposit Rs 1,000 every month.

Baidyanath Kumar, an activist fighting human trafficking, said, “In Jharkhand, a healthy goat costs around Rs 80,000 but a girl might cost as little as Rs 30,000 only.”

This reporter also got in touch with one of the alleged traffickers who claimed he could “provide a girl within days” for Rs 50,000. Another alleged trafficker said he got anywhere between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000 for one girl.

The Jharkhand Police had last year arrested Panna Lal, who was known to be a kingpin of trafficking rackets in the state and had assets worth Rs 80 crore.

According to a report, trafficking for sex has an annual turnover of about Rs 2 lakh crore in India.

Protests grow, CM orders cops to ensure law & order.

Source – telegraphindia.com

Chief minister Hemant Soren on Monday attended the meeting of national Opposition parties in Delhi chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to draw up a strategy against the Narendra Modi government’s citizenship matrix, and at the same time ordered the Jharkhand police brass to ensure law and order in the wake of protests.

The meeting in Delhi was called to chalk out strategy to create a consensus among Opposition parties that no state ruled by any Opposition party or combine will implement the NPR — which many say is the foundation on which the NRC will be built — and the NRC. However, six major parties — the DMK, the SP, the BSP, the Trinamul, AAP and Shiv Sena — skipped the meeting.

In an interview with The Telegraph on December 28 last year, Hemant had said in response to a question: “…The decision to implement both (the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Population Register) depends upon whether we can take lives.”

The issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) has triggered protests across the country, including in Jharkhand. In Wasseypur, 5km from the Dhanbad district headquarters, a group of people have been protesting against the CAA, NRC and NPR for 12 days now. In Giridih, Section 144 of the CrPC was clamped on Monday, a day after a pro-CAA rally attended by an estimated 10,000 people sparked violence (See Metro).

Before leaving for Delhi, Hemant directed chief secretary D.K. Tiwari to ensure that law and order in Jharkhand was maintained and action was taken against people for breaking socio-religious harmony of the state.

Tiwari held a closed-door meeting with director-general of police K.N. Choubey besides other senior police and home department officials.

“Maintaining law and order and socio-religious harmony will remain top priority,” a senior Jharkhand police officer said under cover of anonymity. “There is clear-cut instruction from the CM that the administration will have to be sensitive and at the same time tough to deal with people who are involved in creating law and order problems. Police in the districts have been asked to follow the instruction.”

The Ranchi district administration also proclaimed Section 144 on Monday.

“The district administration has prohibited holding of any demonstration and procession on the Main Road right from Shahid Chowk to Ranchi Club, and also on Circular road. It has been seen that different outfits and groups of people organise protests that create traffic chaos. Only such religious processions that are annual features may be permitted to be taken out but only after prior joint approval of the deputy commissioner and the senior superintendent of police,” said a senior Ranchi district administration official.

In Delhi, Hemant is also learnt to have held a closed-door meeting with senior Congress leaders to finalise the Jharkhand cabinet expansion.

Police nab 11 men of dreaded Srivastava gang.

Source – telegraphindia.com

Police on Tuesday arrested 11 men from Ranchi and ` who the cops said used to extort money from coal traders coming to different collieries of the state.

Seven firearms with 70 rounds of ammunition, five motorbikes and 12 mobile phones were recovered from their possession, South Chotanagpur deputy inspector-general of police (DIG) A.V Homkar told the media during a news meet at his office in Doranda.

The DIG said all the 11 arrested men were associated with the Aman Shrivastava gang, active for the last several months in the business of extortion.

“Those arrested are Mukesh Kumar Sao, Mahmood MIyan, Mahmood Alam, Razaque Ansari, Sourabh Sinha, Amarjit Paswan, Qurban Ansari, Sudarshan Nayak, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Sanjay Ganjhu and Ankit Kishore Nath Shahi. Out of seven firearms recovered from their possession, there were three 9mm pistols, one 7.62mm pistol and three country-made single-shot small guns,” DIG Homkar said.

Asked how the breakthrough came, Homkar said: “The breakthrough came after a SIT (special investigation team) comprising superintendents of police of Ranchi, Latehar, Ramgarh and Hazaribah was constituted after getting regular information of extortion calls to coal traders in Latehar and neighbouring districts. Raids were conducted. The first catch was Mukesh Kumar Saw, who disclosed the names and addresses of the other accused. Sao is a notorious criminal and is accused in as many as nine cases of extortion and Arms Act registered against him in Hazaribagh and Latehar.”

Asked about the kingpin, DIG Homkar said: “Kingpin Aman Shrivastava is yet to be arrested. He is the brother of Sushil Srivastava, who has already been killed in a gang war.”

Asked if extortion money had been recovered from the possession of the 11 arrested men, Homkar replied in the negative.

He shared details of some of the crimes the gang had committed in 2018 and 2019.

“The gang in December last had opened fire on Ravi Ganjhu in Chandwa. In the same month, the gang had shot dead Yugal Ganjhu, a coal trader. In July last year the gang had injured an engineer of Hardeb Construction Company at Urimari in Latehar.”