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teddynuts

11-11-2011, 10:46 PM

Hey Guys, very quickly, it is the next scholarship application cycle, but the same advice still sticks for 2012-2013 :)

Will regularly update this post! :)

If you need to know my credentials , please refer to what I have been through below. I can comment best on these issues; for other issues, I can still advise to my best abilities but may not be as accurate. I have kept detailed records of the interviews I went through, so my advice for my following credentials can be quite useful. However, I will NOT release my interview records.

IMPORTANT: This is not a self-inflating, egoistic post for me to boast. This is my sincere expression to help. So if you are gonna post some snide remark here, please do not. Thank You :)


Credentials:

Junior College:

Agency for Science, Technology & Research A*STAR Junior College Science Award (awarded)
Defence Science & Technology Agency DSTA Junior College Science Award (awarded)
Singapore Police Force SPF Book Prize (awarded)
Stanford Book Prize (top 8 finalist, did not make it to top 3)
H3 NTU Numbers & Matrices (Math)
H3 A*STAR-NTU-HCI Science Research Programme
*EXCLUSIVE for JC 1* Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Science Institute (6 weeks research attachment at MIT under full MOE sponsorship and support) Rickoid (I went, I saw, I had the best fun of my life)

Scholarships (note: all scholarships applied for are overseas)

Economic Development Board Scholarship (awarded and taking this up)
Singapore Government Scholarship (Home Affairs) (awarded)
Agency for Science, Technology & Research A*STAR National Science Scholarship (BSc & PhD) (awarded)
Defence Science Technology Agency DSTA Undergraduate Scholarship (awarded)
Spring Singapore Executive Development Scholarship (awarded)
Singapore Tourism Board Scholarship ((interview first round then eliminated)
Changi Airport Group Scholarship (interview first round then eliminated)
IE Singapore Scholarship  (cleared first interview, moving on to AC)
GIC Finance Day (withdrawn from scholarship selection–not my cup of tea)

University:

US / UK Applications and Admissions

US:
Stanford!! :)
Cornell University (Presidential Research Scholar)
University of Michigan
University of Illinois Urbana Champagn
Carnegie Mellon University

UK (MEng Computer Science G400):

Imperial College London (conditional AAA and H3 Merit offer)
University of Bristol (conditional AAA offer)
University of Warwick (conditional AAA offer)
University College London (UCL) (conditional AAA offer)

NUS Early Admissions and Scholarship Applications [(firm offer WITH NUS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP)
NTU Early Admissions (firm offer)
SUTD Admissions (firm offer WITH SUTD SCHOLARSHIP)

Upon Request, my results and CCA records in brief:

A Level Results:
H2 PCM+KI: A
H3 NTU Numbers & Matrices: Dist
H3 A*STAR-NTU-HCI Science Research: Dist
PW + MTL: A

Prelim Results:

H2 Physics: A
H2 Chemistry: A
H2 Mathematics: A
H2 Knowledge Inquiry: B


CCA Records:

1. Student Researcher at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR
2. Webmaster & Outreach Officer for Hwa Chong CIP Executive Committee
3. Founding Head of Catholic High Alumni Youth Chapter
(for full list, PM me)


skyhigh91

11-11-2011, 11:18 PM

Hey Guys, I realised that a lot of info up on this forum is about 2010-2011 scholarships...but guess what? Its 2011-2012 very soon! :) Early scholarship applications have started, so I thought here are some tips I want to share.

Will regularly update this post! :)

If you need to know my credentials or what I specialise in, please refer to what I have been through below. I can comment best on these issues; for other issues, I can still advise to my best abilities but may not be as accurate. I have kept detailed records of the interviews I went through, so my advice for my following credentials can be quite useful. However, I will NOT release my interview records.


Credentials:

Junior College:

Agency for Science, Technology & Research A*STAR Junior College Science Award (awarded)
Defence Science & Technology Agency DSTA Junior College Science Award (awarded)
Singapore Police Force SPF Book Prize (awarded)
Stanford Book Prize (top 8 finalist, did not make it to top 3)
H3 NTU Numbers & Matrices (Math)
H3 A*STAR-NTU-HCI Science Research Programme
*EXCLUSIVE for JC 1* Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Science Institute (6 weeks research attachment at MIT under full MOE sponsorship and support) Rickoid (I went, I saw, I had the best fun of my life)

Scholarships

Agency for Science, Technology & Research A*STAR National Science Scholarship (BSc & PhD) (awarded)
Defence Science Technology Agency DSTA Undergraduate Scholarship (awarded)
GIC Finance Day (withdrawn from scholarship selection–not my cup of tea)
Spring Singapore Executive Development Scholarship (cleared interview first round)
Singapore Tourism Board Scholarship (shortlisted for interview)
Energy Market Authority Scholarship (shortlisted for interview)
Changi Airport Group Scholarship (shortlisted for interview)

University:

US / UK Applications and Admissions
UK: University of Warwick (admitted)
NTU Early Admissions (shortlisted for application)
SUTD Admissions (shortlisted for interview)

By 'shortlisted for interview' for scholarships like STB, EMA and CAG, do you mean the most recent early cycle of 2011-2012?


teddynuts

11-12-2011, 08:32 AM

Yes indeed. That is the whole purpose of me posting this thread, for the most updated info :)


relis

11-12-2011, 08:42 AM

Wow i see that you were awarded the two scholarships that i am currently aiming for. Could you share how your results were like? Is straight A's needed? Because i already got a B in PW and a C in H1 chinese. Also for cca can secondary school's CCA be used since for me, i did alot in secondary school (President for a year and represented nation twice in international competition) but my JC's CCA record is quite poor. If you dont mind could you post your CCA record? If not could you PM it to me?

Finally about the other thread where you recommended not to apply for scholarships during NS, when do you suggest it is best to apply for scholarships then?

Thanks in advance:D


teddynuts

11-12-2011, 10:29 AM

Wow i see that you were awarded the two scholarships that i am currently aiming for. Could you share how your results were like? Is straight A's needed? Because i already got a B in PW and a C in H1 chinese. Also for cca can secondary school's CCA be used since for me, i did alot in secondary school (President for a year and represented nation twice in international competition) but my JC's CCA record is quite poor. If you dont mind could you post your CCA record? If not could you PM it to me?

Finally about the other thread where you recommended not to apply for scholarships during NS, when do you suggest it is best to apply for scholarships then?

Thanks in advance:D

My results and brief CCA records have been posted on top ^^ :) Just a point though, DSTA and A*STAR did not consider my Prelim results, but used my Promo results and Block Test (aka Common Test) results to make the decision. Straight As...haha far from it during the Block Tests.
CCA for my secondary school was in Symphony Band, so went through 2 SYFs. Having said that though, I hardly remember if they care about my secondary school CCA record...was never asked about it.

What type of international competitions do you go for? Science/Math related? Maybe you want to PM me your CCA record?

I think it is best to apply for scholarships from this December to after A level results release. That is when we have the most time and most relaxed really...before or at the start of NS, and most importantly, our brains have yet to slowed down, so we stand a good fighting chance. Most scholarships application will begin in January for their regular application, but most, if not all, will close about 7-10 days after A level results release so that gives you plenty of time to prepare for it.

For NS dudes, try to submit as early as possible, best if December if the scholarship application is open, so that we can have the interviews before enlistment.

Let me know if you wanna know anything else!


relis

11-12-2011, 11:32 AM

Well my CCA in secondary school was robotics so i guess it can be considered science/ engineering? Anyway i thought for scholarship application, A level results are required for the application and unfortunately for me i enlist in the second week of march next year (around less than a week after results release)


relis

11-12-2011, 12:20 PM

hi teddynuts,

i see that you have been awarded a few science scholarships/awards. its common knowledge that the A*STAR and DSTA scholarships/awards are much easier to get than other govt/private scholarships. they award more than 100 scholarships a year and is often seen as a "safe bet" for anyone doing science who wants money to go overseas. therefore i wanna ask if you have considered rejecting these scholarships? or you will just end up being another mediocre in these organizations.

I thought that astar is competitive since it gives funding for phd which is essential for anyone wanting to do science research?


teddynuts

11-12-2011, 01:11 PM

Well my CCA in secondary school was robotics so i guess it can be considered science/ engineering? Anyway i thought for scholarship application, A level results are required for the application and unfortunately for me i enlist in the second week of march next year (around less than a week after results release)

Relis, your CCA definitely will help. Play it up during the interview. For scholarship application, no, most if not all scholarship providers can work with all your past results up to your Prelim results; i.e. they consider ur academic history since O level up till Prelim results then they make you the offer. Haha that gives you quite a lot of time in Jan and Feb to apply and interview for scholarships...I enlist in Jan!!


teddynuts

11-12-2011, 01:14 PM

hi teddynuts,

i see that you have been awarded a few science scholarships/awards. its common knowledge that the A*STAR and DSTA scholarships/awards are much easier to get than other govt/private scholarships. they award more than 100 scholarships a year and is often seen as a "safe bet" for anyone doing science who wants money to go overseas. therefore i wanna ask if you have considered rejecting these scholarships? or you will just end up being another mediocre in these organizations.

Dear Grandiloquence, with all due respect, the A*STAR and DSTA scholarships are NOT back-up plans for many people. They are respectable scholarships. I say that not cos I got them..that applies to EVERY scholarship out there. Numbers do matter only that much. When you mentioned common knowledge, may I know what you are referring to?

More than 100 scholarships is pretty over-rated. DSTA awards about 50 scholarships for undergraduate studies, A*STAR about 30 scholarships for undergraduate studies. If you take a look at A*GA website, the bulk scholarships go to PhD candidates; i.e. local uni graduates who have completed their studies and want to do a PhD.

I have yet to accept any of these scholarships because I want to think carefully through. But one thing I can be confident, is that I will be far from mediocre in the organisation I choose to work in. I will see to it personally.

May I know if you are under any scholarship?


relis

11-12-2011, 03:05 PM

hmm u are taking A levels this year since you enlist next jan? Then how did you get the NSS?


Ashearo

11-12-2011, 03:49 PM

hi trolllolololnuts,

i respect people who get these scholarships, i'm not saying it's easy but its a fact that they are easier to get than the other scholarships (as i said, much easier than other private/govt scholarships). you should know since you applied for EMA, STB etc. compare DSTA's 70+ scholarships to govt statboards' less than 10, or private GIC/SIA's 2-3.

good luck for your aspirations, sorry i touched a nerve.

If you have nothing productive to add value to this thread for the benefit of our readers, bring your comments to another place where you may find people who actually care. I don't care whether the scholarship awarded to teddynuts is easier or harder to get. I only care that teddynuts is here to help. Obviously you created an account here just to make these comments. I consider this an unprovoked attack on the topic starter. Do not make me warn you twice.


teddynuts

11-12-2011, 03:54 PM

hmm u are taking A levels this year since you enlist next jan? Then how did you get the NSS?

Yes I am taking the A levels this year. NSS is a provisional offer, as with all scholarship early applications before the A levels. As long as the scholarship application deadline is BEFORE A level result release, it indicate a willingness for the organisation to consider your Prelim results and make you a conditional offer if they find you suitable. :)


relis

11-12-2011, 05:14 PM

I though application closes for NSS at end march which means A level results are already released? Do you mean that if an application is done now, a conditional offer may be offered before the application even closes?


teddynuts

11-12-2011, 05:48 PM

I though application closes for NSS at end march which means A level results are already released? Do you mean that if an application is done now, a conditional offer may be offered before the application even closes?

Yes it is. If you apply now, they may call you and complete the selection even before the application closes. It is very common to do that, because cannot wait until application close usually...too many applicants to screen at once. So they do it on a rolling basis. Yes, a conditional offer may and probably will be offered before the application closes.


relis

11-12-2011, 06:02 PM

I see. I will wait till my SAT results release before deciding(not sure if i can meet the min requirements). Thank for all your help:):)


teddynuts

11-12-2011, 06:25 PM

No problem! :) If you apply and before the interview, do PM me if you have any queries! :)


PureFitness

11-13-2011, 05:40 PM

i see that you have been awarded a few science scholarships/awards. its common knowledge that the A*STAR and DSTA scholarships/awards are much easier to get than other govt/private scholarships. they award more than 100 scholarships a year and is often seen as a "safe bet" for anyone doing science who wants money to go overseas. therefore i wanna ask if you have considered rejecting these scholarships? or you will just end up being another mediocre in these organizations.

From my experience, people with such a mentality end up as bond breakers or end up extremely disillusioned working in their organization and just counting the days till the end of their bond.

You choose a scholarship according to how well the organization's work aligns with your interest (if you want to do science research, you shouldn't be choosing STB, if you are interested in finance, you shouldn't be choosing DSTA). It sounds totally illogical to me to choose a scholarship according to how selective the organizations are and you are only doing a disservice to yourself.


teddynuts

11-13-2011, 07:47 PM

From my experience, people with such a mentality end up as bond breakers or end up extremely disillusioned working in their organization and just counting the days till the end of their bond.

You choose a scholarship according to how well the organization's work aligns with your interest (if you want to do science research, you shouldn't be choosing STB, if you are interested in finance, you shouldn't be choosing DSTA). It sounds totally illogical to me to choose a scholarship according to how selective the organizations are and you are only doing a disservice to yourself.

I would like to echo PureFitness remarks here. They are especially salient to the discussion of scholarships. The selection of scholarships based on how many people attain the scholarship, or its relative "prestige" especially for certain scholarships lead to many bond breakers, but even more people who cannot break the bond because they just have no money and end up counting down the 6 years of service.

After the 6 years of disappointment, you will have the "good riddance" feeling and the feeling that "I am going to show what I am worth in the industry I like". But is that really the case? You are competing with fresh graduates who are 6 years younger, have lower salary requirements in general, and more willing to learn and work. Not saying that after the 6 years you cannot get hired; it is just that other people who begun working in that organisation fresh from graduation and are of the same age as you, are probably gonna be your boss and be considered for promotion before you.


louis7788

11-16-2011, 12:32 PM

Hi Teddynuts!

Congrats on those scholarship and university offers that you have secured! Just wanted to check with you for Warwick, do you have any idea as to the cost of living there? I'm preparing my application now and just wanted an idea of the cost! :D

Regards,
louis7788


teddynuts

11-16-2011, 08:57 PM

Hi Teddynuts!

Congrats on those scholarship and university offers that you have secured! Just wanted to check with you for Warwick, do you have any idea as to the cost of living there? I'm preparing my application now and just wanted an idea of the cost! :D

Regards,
louis7788

Hey! Thanks! :) For Warwick, I think this answers your question: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/studentfunding/costs/

Generally, don't worry so much about course. Apply for the top few choices, then after you get in, then worry about costs :) Focus on the UCAS Essay!! :D


thatlittlebling

11-18-2011, 08:09 AM

Hello Teddy,

thanks for sharing all the advice and congrats on your illustrious achievements :)! and of course congrats to being awarded 2 prestigious scholarships.

I see that you're awarded 2 scholarships already. However, you are also applying to other scholarships, so may I know if it is possible to still apply to other scholarships even though you have been awarded 2?

Is it because you have yet to accept dsta's and a star's offer?

Thank you and jia you for the last few papers for As :)


thatlittlebling

11-18-2011, 08:18 AM

Oh oh! and may I seek advice on "chitchat" (obviously it wont be a casual chitchat) sessions with senior management as part of a scholarship application process?

What are the things to look out for and any advice in general? :)

thank you!!


teddynuts

11-18-2011, 08:53 AM

Oh oh! and may I seek advice on "chitchat" (obviously it wont be a casual chitchat) sessions with senior management as part of a scholarship application process?

What are the things to look out for and any advice in general? :)

thank you!!

For chit chat sessions, they are slightly less formal than formal interviews (evidently) but as you said, they aren't just casual chit chat sessions. Maintain proper decorum, and try to speak up with the senior management. grab opportunities to share with them who you are, what you are good at, why you want the scholarship, in a non offensive and desperate way. You can try doing this at home--try to share about yourself and your passions, whilst subtly implying that you are suited for the scholarship. I think you will leave a lasting impression, which will come in useful for the final interview, if it is not over yet. How subtle or direct your sharing is will be subjective, but do try!

Hello Teddy,

thanks for sharing all the advice and congrats on your illustrious achievements :)! and of course congrats to being awarded 2 prestigious scholarships.

I see that you're awarded 2 scholarships already. However, you are also applying to other scholarships, so may I know if it is possible to still apply to other scholarships even though you have been awarded 2?

Is it because you have yet to accept dsta's and a star's offer?

Thank you and jia you for the last few papers for As :)

Thank you very much for your compliments! :) Yes, it is still possible to apply to other scholarship even when you have been offered 2, and yes, I have yet to accept DSTA and A*STAR's offer so that is why I can apply to others


thatlittlebling

11-18-2011, 09:04 AM

Hello!

Thank you for your help! :)
I believe the advice that you shared will be very useful to all the other forum users :)

Thanks once again and jia you for the last stretch!


louis7788

11-18-2011, 09:17 AM

Hey! Thanks! :) For Warwick, I think this answers your question: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/studentfunding/costs/

Generally, don't worry so much about course. Apply for the top few choices, then after you get in, then worry about costs :) Focus on the UCAS Essay!! :D

Hihi,

Thanks for the help! I contacted warwick but it seems like i might have a harder time to get in as my diploma isnt as heavy on stuff like mathematics which is what they are looking for! Still deciding if i should just try and apply!

Good luck for your As yeah!


teddynuts

11-18-2011, 12:49 PM

Hihi,

Thanks for the help! I contacted warwick but it seems like i might have a harder time to get in as my diploma isnt as heavy on stuff like mathematics which is what they are looking for! Still deciding if i should just try and apply!

Good luck for your As yeah!

Just go ahead and apply :) You do your best, no regrets...two things you can and should do: firstly, talk to your teacher who will write your reference. Prepare your resume and list of qualities (with evidence) that will help you for the course. Secondly, work on your essay :) These two can outweigh your diploma if done properly. Your teacher's reference is perhaps, more important.


Isabella

11-18-2011, 04:42 PM

Congrats on your scholarship offers! :D I am sure that you will be receiving more offers!! All the best for As! :)


teddynuts

11-18-2011, 06:21 PM

Congrats on your scholarship offers! :D I am sure that you will be receiving more offers!! All the best for As! :)

Thanks! :) You too! :)


Ashearo

11-18-2011, 10:30 PM

hi guys,

would just like to share my sincere advice to people who intend to apply for the A*STAR or DSTA scholarships.

for A*STAR, it is excessively glorified with statements like "our scholarship is worth $1million dollars, you are a millionaire!!!". but there are many many scholars who end up breaking their bond, because it requires you to take a PhD, which means studying till you're 30 years old when others would have earned much more than you. also it awards ~70-100 scholarships a year, so don't expect to be anything much more than a normal dude in that organization.

for DSTA, the jobscope is Defence Science. Its often not what J2s expect to do when they graduate from university. also it awards ~60-80 scholarships a year, for a relatively small and specialized organization.

so before you make a decision, pls consider these factors carefully.

Do you have any alternative or solutions? Or all you have to offer here are statements about why people should not be taking up these 2 scholarships?


PureFitness

11-19-2011, 07:44 PM

- There are many scholars from other orgs who break their bonds too. The % of bond breakers in DSTA/A*STAR isn't any higher than the other orgs.

- There are people who are truly interested to study until 30 and do a PhD, I don't see anything wrong with that. Besides, if you're going to be working until ~50/60 years old, a few more years in school really wouldn't do much harm.

- There are many people out there whose lives are not driven solely by money and trying to out-earn your friends. If money is your sole motivation in life, then I agree that you might be better of working somewhere else.

- There are many past scholars who have risen to be more than a "normal dude in that organization" (and then there are those who don't mind being a "normal dude", again, nothing wrong with that, I won't pass judgements).

- There are people who are truly interested in defence science and know that even at J2 level.


bubblez

11-22-2011, 10:15 AM

Hey teddy,

On your list it says that you're cleared for interview for Spring O: on brightsparks mine says "shortlisted for interview", but I haven't got a call/email. How were you contacted, and did you apply earlier?

(I only just checked brightsparks yesterday night so technically I shouldn't be so kancheong lol but I am, but maybe it's cos I sent in my application on the last hour of 31 Oct? Would be grateful if you could help!)

Thanks! (:


teddynuts

11-22-2011, 10:50 AM

Hey teddy,

On your list it says that you're cleared for interview for Spring O: on brightsparks mine says "shortlisted for interview", but I haven't got a call/email. How were you contacted, and did you apply earlier?

(I only just checked brightsparks yesterday night so technically I shouldn't be so kancheong lol but I am, but maybe it's cos I sent in my application on the last hour of 31 Oct? Would be grateful if you could help!)

Thanks! (:

Hey Bubblez, shortlisted for interview means that you have to go for round 1 which is the written test and short interview. They called me to arrange a date...i think 4 November. Then on 11 Nov they updated Brightsparks to Interview Round 1 which means you have cleared the first round to move on to the second.

They contacted via phone first, then sent a follow-up email shortly to tell you the details of the first round and inform you of what to bring. You can give a call to the EDS office I think :) By right, when they change your application status to shortlisted, they should have already contacted you. Maybe you weren't available then. Try emailing them at [email protected] :)

Dont worry....last minute submissions wont affect anything haha :)


bubblez

11-22-2011, 03:15 PM

Alright, thanks! Good luck for your A's (:


purpleteddybear

11-22-2011, 05:15 PM

Hi, just wanted to ask, regarding "supporting documents".
I've received an email from nus to apply early, but they want "necessary supporting documents" and I couldn't find any info on what is needed.
Ps. I'm in jc2 taking a levels now.


relis

11-22-2011, 06:04 PM

No problem! :) If you apply and before the interview, do PM me if you have any queries! :)

lol did badly for SATs the 2100 requirement seems way too high. Couldnt meet the requirements for SAT 1:( But i easily met the requirement for SAT II tho. Short of 210 zzzz


teddynuts

11-22-2011, 08:01 PM

lol did badly for SATs the 2100 requirement seems way too high. Couldnt meet the requirements for SAT 1:( But i easily met the requirement for SAT II tho. Short of 210 zzzz

Actually, 2100 is manageable :) Just take a second time and practice well for it. Do all 10 practice papers in the College Board SAT Guidebook...i know it sounds a lot, but 10 weeks...do one paper every Sat morning. Through practice and more practice, 2100 is definitely attainable.

Btw, there are more than just a few people who got offered the A*STAR NSS or AUS without attaining a SAT score of 2100. They get the offer, but have to re-take it before university in order to secure the scholarship offer. So you can apply even without a 2100 SAT score! :)


teddynuts

11-22-2011, 08:03 PM

Hi, just wanted to ask, regarding "supporting documents".
I've received an email from nus to apply early, but they want "necessary supporting documents" and I couldn't find any info on what is needed.
Ps. I'm in jc2 taking a levels now.

Likewise, I just received their email today at 2.30pm. For the supporting documents, after you apply, they listed the required documents. I have submitted my app, and here is what they require, verbatim:




Please submit the following supporting documents after completing the online early scholarship application form:
- A completed copy of the Cover Page
- High school examination results (E.g. GCE 'A' Levels preliminary examination results or Polytechnic Diploma results)
- Additional result slip i.e. SAT I and SAT II (if applicable)
- High school and secondary school co-curricular activity records
- Certificates of achievements
- A clear copy of your Passport or NRIC (front and back)
- One referee's report


Please submit a completed softcopy of all the above supporting documents to *their email* based on the following specifications:
- PDF/JPEG format
- Resolution of 200 DPI and in black & white (except Cover Page with Photograph)
- Must not exceed 5 MB in total
- Email header should contain the applicant's school/institute, full name followed by NRIC


relis

11-22-2011, 08:09 PM

Actually, 2100 is manageable :) Just take a second time and practice well for it. Do all 10 practice papers in the College Board SAT Guidebook...i know it sounds a lot, but 10 weeks...do one paper every Sat morning. Through practice and more practice, 2100 is definitely attainable.

Btw, there are more than just a few people who got offered the A*STAR NSS or AUS without attaining a SAT score of 2100. They get the offer, but have to re-take it before university in order to secure the scholarship offer. So you can apply even without a 2100 SAT score! :)

well i cant retake in jan cuz theres not enough time and there's no test date on feb so i kinda cant retake before i enter ns :(:(


teddynuts

11-22-2011, 08:12 PM

well i cant retake in jan cuz theres not enough time and there's no test date on feb so i kinda cant retake before i enter ns :(:(

Its alright. Just apply, and explain your predicament. This happened to my senior who is a NSS and accepted into Stanford (yes with a less than 2100 score). So just apply, declare your current SAT results, and if you get the scholarship, then you re-take the test. :) They will NOT deprive you of an offer just cos u dont meet one requirement :)...though it still has to be met ultimately


purpleteddybear

11-23-2011, 09:22 AM

Likewise, I just received their email today at 2.30pm. For the supporting documents, after you apply, they listed the required documents. I have submitted my app, and here is what they require, verbatim:




Please submit the following supporting documents after completing the online early scholarship application form:
- A completed copy of the Cover Page
- High school examination results (E.g. GCE 'A' Levels preliminary examination results or Polytechnic Diploma results)
- Additional result slip i.e. SAT I and SAT II (if applicable)
- High school and secondary school co-curricular activity records
- Certificates of achievements
- A clear copy of your Passport or NRIC (front and back)
- One referee's report


Please submit a completed softcopy of all the above supporting documents to *their email* based on the following specifications:
- PDF/JPEG format
- Resolution of 200 DPI and in black & white (except Cover Page with Photograph)
- Must not exceed 5 MB in total
- Email header should contain the applicant's school/institute, full name followed by NRIC

Thanks much for the help :)
Good luck for yr application too!
Good that your jc is willing to give cca records though.. Going to have some trouble getting mine


relis

11-29-2011, 10:54 AM

Oh anyway by CCA record is it the CCA thing in the SGC or do we have to request for it to be printed?


teddynuts

11-29-2011, 11:53 AM

Oh anyway by CCA record is it the CCA thing in the SGC or do we have to request for it to be printed?

CCA is the thing in SGC yes. Photocopy it. You will notice watermarks on the photocopied versions. Sign that its authentic. :)


relis

11-29-2011, 12:16 PM

But if i rmb correctly the secondary school one is summarised? Like if you have international representation it says " Representation at the international level' rather than the name of the specific event? I may have remembered wrongly though


teddynuts

11-30-2011, 12:17 AM

But if i rmb correctly the secondary school one is summarised? Like if you have international representation it says " Representation at the international level' rather than the name of the specific event? I may have remembered wrongly though

Nope. The specific event names are mentioned clearly. :)


teddynuts

12-17-2011, 11:41 PM

Updates of 2011-2012 university applications. ASK ME if you are interested in the schools I been admitted to! :)


shadowcandy

12-21-2011, 11:56 AM

Hi!
Hm for the A*STAR scholarship, just how important is research experience?
Thanks! (:


teddynuts

12-21-2011, 03:30 PM

Hi!
Hm for the A*STAR scholarship, just how important is research experience? The only experience I've had that's relevant is my H3 NTU Molecular biology and a 3 day attachment with IMCB done around 2009! My grades aren't a problem though (: my sat scores are good too.

and for the EDB, STB scholarship interviews you've been to, how essential do you think leadership experience is? I seriously don't have any in JC (was in 3 CCAs as a member) though in sec school I was from a UG/staff sergeant and the class secretary for like 1 year haha if that counts!

Thanks! (:

Hey! :) For A*STAR, research experience is important in showing your passion. Research experience per se won't guarantee you the scholarship, but it definitely is an added bonus. Your H3 subject fulfills one requirement of the A*STAR scholarship not to worry! The 3 day attachment in IMCB is more of exposure and eye opener than a project...i have participated in it before :) It's awesome that your grades n SAT scores are good, so I encourage you to apply.

What they look out for is your commitment and dedication to science research above anything else. If you can convey that passion and sincerity to the panel, you should not have any problems attaining the scholarship.

For EDB, I only cleared Round 1, and for STB, I did not even clear Round 1, so take whatever I say with a pinch of salt. Leadership experience is important, in the sense that it gives you answers to some of the questions it may have. The questions that EDB, STB, IE Singapore, Spring all pose can be answered using your own unique leadership experiences, and based on how you answer them and more importantly, what you gained out of them, it will make or break your interview I think.

I advise you to just apply and dont worry about your leadership record. I understand that your CCA record may be a bit limited, but you can always make it up through other areas. Make it up as in...during your interview, your answers really dont have to be leadership-oriented, talking about your leadership experience (unless the questions explicitly state so). Just try to reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, and KEY EVENTS in your life (doesnt even have to be in school) that really taught you some lessons.

Share these experiences and lessons in the interview and let them decide if you are the right candidate :) Even people with leadership laundry lists dont make it some times, so you dont worry...just do it!


shadowcandy

12-21-2011, 06:00 PM

Hey! :) For A*STAR, research experience is important in showing your passion. Research experience per se won't guarantee you the scholarship, but it definitely is an added bonus. Your H3 subject fulfills one requirement of the A*STAR scholarship not to worry! The 3 day attachment in IMCB is more of exposure and eye opener than a project...i have participated in it before :) It's awesome that your grades n SAT scores are good, so I encourage you to apply.

What they look out for is your commitment and dedication to science research above anything else. If you can convey that passion and sincerity to the panel, you should not have any problems attaining the scholarship.

For EDB, I only cleared Round 1, and for STB, I did not even clear Round 1, so take whatever I say with a pinch of salt. Leadership experience is important, in the sense that it gives you answers to some of the questions it may have. The questions that EDB, STB, IE Singapore, Spring all pose can be answered using your own unique leadership experiences, and based on how you answer them and more importantly, what you gained out of them, it will make or break your interview I think.

I advise you to just apply and dont worry about your leadership record. I understand that your CCA record may be a bit limited, but you can always make it up through other areas. Make it up as in...during your interview, your answers really dont have to be leadership-oriented, talking about your leadership experience (unless the questions explicitly state so). Just try to reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, and KEY EVENTS in your life (doesnt even have to be in school) that really taught you some lessons.

Share these experiences and lessons in the interview and let them decide if you are the right candidate :) Even people with leadership laundry lists dont make it some times, so you dont worry...just do it!

hey thanks so much!(: kk i'll just apply haha :D


shadowcandy

12-23-2011, 04:31 PM

hey teddynuts!
you've applied to UCL right? Did they ask for an interview with you? If yes, when and where was it, UK? (: I'm thinking of applying for biomedical science there (and I heard there'll be an interview >< )


teddynuts

12-24-2011, 03:59 AM

hey teddynuts!
you've applied to UCL right? Did they ask for an interview with you? If yes, when and where was it, UK? (: I'm thinking of applying for biomedical science there (and I heard there'll be an interview >< )

Yes I applied to UCL, no they didn't ask for an interview. For many UK unis, they say that there are interviews, but these interviews are usually waived for internationals. Really I hardly see any university worth flying over just for an interview other than Oxbridge...what's more Cambridge flies to Singapore annually, IMO...but take with a pinch of salt.

The biomed interview should be waived for you dont worry.


shadowcandy

12-25-2011, 03:57 PM

kk thanks! (:


Arvedui

01-05-2012, 11:35 AM

UCL has a strict we're-not-going-to-interview-internationals policy. Imperial invites all internationals who happen to be in London to attend their interview. Oxbridge interviews are far more rigorous if you fly over and take them on campus. Whether that's good or bad is not so obvious.

A*STAR seems to be giving out less scholarship these days (or at least less people are taking it up). The last leaving batch had less than 30 NSS and 10 or so AUS.

Hi!
Hm for the A*STAR scholarship, just how important is research experience? The only experience I've had that's relevant is my H3 NTU Molecular biology and a 3 day attachment with IMCB done around 2009! My grades aren't a problem though (: my sat scores are good too.



Dr Lim Khiang Wee, director of A*STAR graduate academy said in a seminar that research experience doesn't matter. Of course, it only doesn't matter if you can show you're really interested (and competent) through some other way.

A*STAR requires their scholars to meet the 2100 mark before they (we) leave for university. So you have some time, and it isn't too hard.


shadowcandy

01-09-2012, 12:13 PM

UCL has a strict we're-not-going-to-interview-internationals policy. Imperial invites all internationals who happen to be in London to attend their interview. Oxbridge interviews are far more rigorous if you fly over and take them on campus. Whether that's good or bad is not so obvious.

A*STAR seems to be giving out less scholarship these days (or at least less people are taking it up). The last leaving batch had less than 30 NSS and 10 or so AUS.



Dr Lim Khiang Wee, director of A*STAR graduate academy said in a seminar that research experience doesn't matter. Of course, it only doesn't matter if you can show you're really interested (and competent) through some other way.

A*STAR requires their scholars to meet the 2100 mark before they (we) leave for university. So you have some time, and it isn't too hard.


mm thanks for the info! (: though i guess it's hard to show interest without having had research experience right ><
yup i've met the 2100 mark! are the A*STAR scholarships open all year round? They've said this on their website : "Applications received after 30 April 2011 will be processed for the 2012 Scholarship Cycle" !


teddynuts

01-09-2012, 07:10 PM

mm thanks for the info! (: though i guess it's hard to show interest without having had research experience right ><
yup i've met the 2100 mark! are the A*STAR scholarships open all year round? They've said this on their website : "Applications received after 30 April 2011 will be processed for the 2012 Scholarship Cycle" !

Yes it is opened all year round.


chromni

02-11-2012, 11:48 PM

Is it true that it's hard to find a different jobs if you start off from stat boards? I was considering IE spore and EMA, but i dont think i would like to be in the same organization for too long.


leeyjia

02-28-2012, 05:25 PM

Hihi,

I just wanted to know how the Astar scholarship interview is like. Do they ask science related questions and would be better to like study some things beforehand? Or what kind of questions will they ask. It would be really great if you can you provide some insights? Thanks alot!


Arvedui

03-02-2012, 04:46 PM

Hihi,

I just wanted to know how the Astar scholarship interview is like. Do they ask science related questions and would be better to like study some things beforehand? Or what kind of questions will they ask. It would be really great if you can you provide some insights? Thanks alot!

Well, I presume you're referring to the first round. I'm going to list a few things they asked me (and some of my friends).

1) My research experience
2) What do I think of my research mentor (It was kind of a playful question. His boss was in the interview panel, and well, I didn't realize until 5 minutes after the interview ended. Stupid me).
3) They asked what I did for my secondary school CCA, entrepreneur club. Rather surprising question, in my opinion.
4) Which research institute do I want to work in (so yes, read up a little about a few research institutes relevant to your area of interest).
One of my friends got a "tell me about yourself" as her first question. Heh.

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me! I don't come here very often though, so it's better to pm me on fb (use my email [email protected] to find me).


relis

03-03-2012, 01:15 PM

Do you think i stand a chance for DSTA scholarship with GP B H2 PCM A H1 Geog A PW B Chinese C H3 Math Merit?


jsleesecrets

03-04-2012, 02:04 PM

Hey Guys, I realised that a lot of info up on this forum is about 2010-2011 scholarships...but guess what? Its 2011-2012 very soon! :) Early scholarship applications have started, so I thought here are some tips I want to share.

Will regularly update this post! :)

If you need to know my credentials , please refer to what I have been through below. I can comment best on these issues; for other issues, I can still advise to my best abilities but may not be as accurate. I have kept detailed records of the interviews I went through, so my advice for my following credentials can be quite useful. However, I will NOT release my interview records.

IMPORTANT: This is not a self-inflating, egoistic post for me to boast. This is my sincere expression to help. So if you are gonna post some snide remark here, please do not. Thank You :)


Credentials:

Junior College:

Agency for Science, Technology & Research A*STAR Junior College Science Award (awarded)
Defence Science & Technology Agency DSTA Junior College Science Award (awarded)
Singapore Police Force SPF Book Prize (awarded)
Stanford Book Prize (top 8 finalist, did not make it to top 3)
H3 NTU Numbers & Matrices (Math)
H3 A*STAR-NTU-HCI Science Research Programme
*EXCLUSIVE for JC 1* Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Science Institute (6 weeks research attachment at MIT under full MOE sponsorship and support) Rickoid (I went, I saw, I had the best fun of my life)

Scholarships (note: all scholarships applied for are overseas)

Agency for Science, Technology & Research A*STAR National Science Scholarship (BSc & PhD) (awarded)
Defence Science Technology Agency DSTA Undergraduate Scholarship (awarded)
GIC Finance Day (withdrawn from scholarship selection–not my cup of tea)
Spring Singapore Executive Development Scholarship (cleared interview first round)
Singapore Tourism Board Scholarship ((interview first round then eliminated)
Energy Market Authority Scholarship (shortlisted for interview, postponed till Regular Cycle)
Economic Development Board Scholarship (cleared first interview, moving on to AC)
Changi Airport Group Scholarship (shortlisted for interview, not complete)
IE Singapore Scholarship  (cleared first interview, moving on to AC)

University:

US / UK Applications and Admissions

US:
Stanford!! :)
University of Michigan
University of Illinois Urbana Champagn

UK (MEng Computer Science G400):

Imperial College London (conditional AAA and H3 Merit offer)
University of Bristol (conditional AAA offer)
University of Warwick (conditional AAA offer)
University College London (UCL) (conditional AAA offer)

NUS Early Admissions and Scholarship Applications (shortlisted for application, not complete)
NTU Early Admissions (shortlisted for application, not complete)
SUTD Admissions (firm offer WITH SCHOLARSHIP)

Upon Request, my results and CCA records in brief:

Prelim Results:

H2 Physics: A
H2 Chemistry: A (moderated from B)
H2 Mathematics: A
H2 Knowledge Inquiry: B (didn't do well for this at all)
H3 NTU Numbers & Matrices
H3 A*STAR-NTU-HCI Science Research

CCA Records:

1. Student Researcher at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR
2. Webmaster & Outreach Officer for Hwa Chong CIP Executive Committee
3. Founding Head of Catholic High Alumni Youth Chapter
(for full list, PM me)

i was just wondering..the scholarship boards you applied to are looking for candidates with passion n interests in specific fields i.e. A*Star for research, EDB for economic devt, how did you present yourself in these interviews to show that you have the passion for these fields?


HOTSTUFF

03-06-2012, 03:48 PM

HELP!

I have an interest in defence science, so I'm applying for DSTA (naturally) and also ST Engineering scholarships. Here are my grades:
GP: A
PW: A
H1 MT: A
H1 History: B
H2 Math, Phys, Chem: A

Hit a snag when I realised i dont meet DSTA's requirements of 11 academic units. Also, my CCA records aren's very stellar (Leadership position in secondary school, but as for my CCA in JC, i was basically a ghost member)

DO I STILL STAND A CHANCE? ): should i still bother applying if i dont meet the basic requirement of 11 units?

(No bashing please, just asking for help here)


lee326

03-06-2012, 07:00 PM

hi, i need some help.
i got As for all my subjects(H2 maths, physics, chemistry, H1 econs, GP, PW)
but i didn't hold any leadership positions nor did i have any research experience or internships. i was just a regular member in my cca which was business club (pretty much irrelevant to my choice of course in uni) and had very little cip hours.
i only have 9 academic units since i was exempted from mother tongue.
so.. apart from my results i have nothing to be proud of.
oh and i'm applying for NUS chemical engineering by the way.
should i even bother applying for scholarships?
thanks for any help in advance!


ultrasc

03-06-2012, 10:36 PM

HELP!

I have an interest in defence science, so I'm applying for DSTA (naturally) and also ST Engineering scholarships. Here are my grades:
GP: A
PW: A
H1 MT: A
H1 History: B
H2 Math, Phys, Chem: A

Hit a snag when I realised i dont meet DSTA's requirements of 11 academic units. Also, my CCA records aren's very stellar (Leadership position in secondary school, but as for my CCA in JC, i was basically a ghost member)

DO I STILL STAND A CHANCE? ): should i still bother applying if i dont meet the basic requirement of 11 units?

(No bashing please, just asking for help here)

I'm not trying to sound brutal here, but when they say 11 academic units, they mean it. It sucks but that's the hard truth. Certain PSC scholarships also require 11 units, like SAFOS and EMS etc...

There's isnt any point in applying because you won't even be considered. On a positive note though, your grades do qualify you for quite a number of interview for scholarships.. From there on its really about how well you perform in impressing them. You do stand a chance for ST Eng (i think because some scholarships also do state they require 10 units minimally) all the best!


HOTSTUFF

03-07-2012, 11:00 AM

I'm not trying to sound brutal here, but when they say 11 academic units, they mean it. It sucks but that's the hard truth. Certain PSC scholarships also require 11 units, like SAFOS and EMS etc...

There's isnt any point in applying because you won't even be considered. On a positive note though, your grades do qualify you for quite a number of interview for scholarships.. From there on its really about how well you perform in impressing them. You do stand a chance for ST Eng (i think because some scholarships also do state they require 10 units minimally) all the best!

OH MAN THAT SUCKS. *INSERT SOUND OF DASHED HOPES HERE*
I asked my teacher &she said they MIGHT consider me if they don't have enough scholars. Flutter of hope? Are you sure i shouldn't apply at all?


Arvedui

03-07-2012, 11:39 AM

OH MAN THAT SUCKS. *INSERT SOUND OF DASHED HOPES HERE*
I asked my teacher &she said they MIGHT consider me if they don't have enough scholars. Flutter of hope? Are you sure i shouldn't apply at all?

If there's something remarkable about you (being very charming during the interviews counts, albeit a little), then go ahead and apply, it miiiight work out. I have a friend who was awarded a scholarship despite not meeting all their criteria. Still, it's a very very difficult task! If you did an internship with them it may barely be possible. Super slim chances though, but I believe in not going down without a fight!


Arvedui

03-07-2012, 11:42 AM

Do you think i stand a chance for DSTA scholarship with GP B H2 PCM A H1 Geog A PW B Chinese C H3 Math Merit?

That depends, do you have any research attachments or Olympiad medals?


HOTSTUFF

03-07-2012, 01:07 PM

I'm not trying to sound brutal here, but when they say 11 academic units, they mean it. It sucks but that's the hard truth. Certain PSC scholarships also require 11 units, like SAFOS and EMS etc...

There's isnt any point in applying because you won't even be considered. On a positive note though, your grades do qualify you for quite a number of interview for scholarships.. From there on its really about how well you perform in impressing them. You do stand a chance for ST Eng (i think because some scholarships also do state they require 10 units minimally) all the best!

If there's something remarkable about you (being very charming during the interviews counts, albeit a little), then go ahead and apply, it miiiight work out. I have a friend who was awarded a scholarship despite not meeting all their criteria. Still, it's a very very difficult task! If you did an internship with them it may barely be possible. Super slim chances though, but I believe in not going down without a fight!

Thank you so much both of you for your replies. I think I'm giving up on DSTA. I feel like such a quitter but I guess I have to be realistic about my chances.


teddynuts

03-14-2012, 10:38 AM

i was just wondering..the scholarship boards you applied to are looking for candidates with passion n interests in specific fields i.e. A*Star for research, EDB for economic devt, how did you present yourself in these interviews to show that you have the passion for these fields?

It is all about packaging, presentation and modification. For all board interviews, I express my passion in computer science and information technology. Difference is that I highlight different aspects of computer science that can possibly benefit the board/company/institution/agency/etc. e.g. computer science research to forward frontiers and discover new knowledge for A*STAR while information technology is the next big thing in the next few decades and having in-depth technical knowledge would appeal to big tech companies for EDB. just an example though. hope you get the idea


teddynuts

03-14-2012, 10:40 AM

hi, i need some help.
i got As for all my subjects(H2 maths, physics, chemistry, H1 econs, GP, PW)
but i didn't hold any leadership positions nor did i have any research experience or internships. i was just a regular member in my cca which was business club (pretty much irrelevant to my choice of course in uni) and had very little cip hours.
i only have 9 academic units since i was exempted from mother tongue.
so.. apart from my results i have nothing to be proud of.
oh and i'm applying for NUS chemical engineering by the way.
should i even bother applying for scholarships?
thanks for any help in advance!

Its gonna be tough because to be honest, to the scholarship providers, you look like the typical book worm who is very book smart but has limited CCA achievements. However, I would say just try your very best, no harm in trying.


StillStuckAtSec1

03-14-2012, 11:31 PM

Hey I'm really interested to study a biology-related subject in an overseas university and do basic research in the future. A*STAR seems like the only scholarship that would allow me to do that. DSTA does defence research which I'm not really that into.

I would like to cast a wider net. Are there any other scholarships that will allow me to study science and work in a laboratory setting in the future?


junle

03-16-2012, 02:46 PM

Hey teddynuts,

when did you receive the offer for the NUS undergraduate scholarship and how was it delivered ?


teddynuts

03-16-2012, 10:18 PM

Hey teddynuts,

when did you receive the offer for the NUS undergraduate scholarship and how was it delivered ?

Hey, I received the offer both via post and email. Email was received on the same day as the letter reached my door-step. Delivered in A4 envelope.


StillStuckAtSec1

03-17-2012, 11:38 AM

Teddynuts reply me >.< haha.

Hey I'm really interested to study a biology-related subject in an overseas university and do basic research in the future. A*STAR seems like the only scholarship that would allow me to do that. DSTA does defence research which I'm not really that into.

I would like to cast a wider net. Are there any other scholarships that will allow me to study science and work in a laboratory setting in the future?


teddynuts

03-18-2012, 01:47 PM

Teddynuts reply me >.< haha.

Hey so sorry I missed out on your post. Yes, it is unfortunate that of all sciences and engineering it is only biology or bio-related engineering fields that DSTA does not support. However, I would recommend you to try for A*STAR or local university scholarships (if you are ok with studying local). DSTA defence science does not need much bio expertise.

If you want to work in a lab setting, I am afraid that only A*STAR or local uni scholarships are fitting for you. Haha it's kinda ironic though...for it is challenging to open up your options to scholarships yet want to limit your career to the lab...you get what I mean? The closest science and engineering scholarship I can think is ST Engineering, but that does not bio stuff either and there is little lab work.

I recommend you, if you can't get A*STAR or dont want to join A*STAR, just study local then join our growing bio-med industry.

Btw, EDB has tied up with some large pharmeceutical or bio companies to offer postgrad scholarships...you can take these post grad overseas scholarships after a local education, then come back to work in a lab in a large company. :)

I would say that MOH is more of practical work than lab research. MOH offers scholarships for pretty specific fields too like radiography so unless you are very sure that you want to PRACTICE, then go ahead with MOH.

Hope it helps!


StillStuckAtSec1

03-24-2012, 11:19 PM

Hey so sorry I missed out on your post. Yes, it is unfortunate that of all sciences and engineering it is only biology or bio-related engineering fields that DSTA does not support. However, I would recommend you to try for A*STAR or local university scholarships (if you are ok with studying local). DSTA defence science does not need much bio expertise.

If you want to work in a lab setting, I am afraid that only A*STAR or local uni scholarships are fitting for you. Haha it's kinda ironic though...for it is challenging to open up your options to scholarships yet want to limit your career to the lab...you get what I mean? The closest science and engineering scholarship I can think is ST Engineering, but that does not bio stuff either and there is little lab work.

I recommend you, if you can't get A*STAR or dont want to join A*STAR, just study local then join our growing bio-med industry.

Btw, EDB has tied up with some large pharmeceutical or bio companies to offer postgrad scholarships...you can take these post grad overseas scholarships after a local education, then come back to work in a lab in a large company. :)

I would say that MOH is more of practical work than lab research. MOH offers scholarships for pretty specific fields too like radiography so unless you are very sure that you want to PRACTICE, then go ahead with MOH.

Hope it helps!
Yeah. Golden advice.

The last time I checked, only A*STAR and local uni scholarships are available to aspiring biology scientists. So I agree with you on that.

EDB and the post-grad scholarships are new to me. I think I might have to consider that if I fail getting the NSS(BS). Haha.

Thanks alot!


Isabella

03-27-2012, 11:10 AM

Hi there
I have a question. What are the factors to consider when deciding between scholarship offers? Any input is most appreciated. Thanks! :)


teddynuts

03-27-2012, 11:37 AM

Hi there
I have a question. What are the factors to consider when deciding between scholarship offers? Any input is most appreciated. Thanks! :)

Most, if not all scholarships (with the exception of the uniformed services), have the exact same benefits and perks for the scholarship. For me, I feel scholarships should be chosen on the career the organisation offers. Will you enjoy your career and work in the organisation? Choose the scholarship where you want to be working at for the next decade or so. :) What offers do u have btw?


Isabella

03-27-2012, 11:49 AM

Most, if not all scholarships (with the exception of the uniformed services), have the exact same benefits and perks for the scholarship. For me, I feel scholarships should be chosen on the career the organisation offers. Will you enjoy your career and work in the organisation? Choose the scholarship where you want to be working at for the next decade or so. :) What offers do u have btw?

Thanks! Most appreciated. I agree with you. None yet - taking As end of this year. :D You must have aced your As! Congrats! Which scholarship have you accepted? By the way, how long do the organisations give you to consider the offer? Thanks once again!


teddynuts

03-28-2012, 09:57 AM

Thanks! Most appreciated. I agree with you. None yet - taking As end of this year. :D You must have aced your As! Congrats! Which scholarship have you accepted? By the way, how long do the organisations give you to consider the offer? Thanks once again!

Scholarship wise I am still undecided. Regardless of early or regular cycle, it will be 1 May for most organisations.


chromni

03-28-2012, 10:11 AM

Scholarship wise I am still undecided. Regardless of early or regular cycle, it will be 1 May for most organisations.

does this deadline include those in the private sector? I mean, some of the private organisations have yet to short list candidates. so how will they process finish so fast?


ixhile

04-20-2012, 04:21 PM

Hi, can I just check, what kind of allowances do they give you, while studying? Like how much for living allowances, especially if you go overseas? Does it vary from country to country or is it fixed?


Aichan

04-28-2012, 08:46 PM

Ixhile: it depends on the scholarship; most scholarships would cover tuition and fees for the university, and provide maintenance allowance(which varies according to country,state and university)


captaintomato

06-30-2012, 12:25 PM

Hello, just wanted to ask, how did you sign up for RSI? I have been trying to find the application form (MOE's) but I could only manage to find the one for Americans so far on the RSI site. Please reply, this is very important to me. :(


teddynuts

07-01-2012, 01:39 PM

through your school :)


mengshuen

07-25-2012, 11:03 AM

Hi Teddynuts!

Great thread and congratulations for your achievements!


teddynuts

07-27-2012, 04:52 PM

Hi Teddynuts!

Great thread and congratulations for your achievements!

thanks! :)


SquishyKJ

07-29-2012, 01:12 PM

Hi,

Can I ask when is the best period to apply for scholarships? Im more interested in the science and engineering field so stuff like DSTA. I cant really apply now because I just flunked my CT2 (AABS/B) S for econs and my CT1 got AABC/A.

Should I try to apply with prelim results when it comes out? (working hard for it now haha) or wait till A levels are out and apply during the next round cos I still have to serve army anyway. Do they really consider CT grades cos everyone has bad CT grades anyway since its internal exams.

Oh I also took H3 NTU math but the results havent been released. Other than that not much other experience.

Thanks!


teddynuts

07-30-2012, 09:29 AM

Hi,

Can I ask when is the best period to apply for scholarships? Im more interested in the science and engineering field so stuff like DSTA. I cant really apply now because I just flunked my CT2 (AABS/B) S for econs and my CT1 got AABC/A.

Should I try to apply with prelim results when it comes out? (working hard for it now haha) or wait till A levels are out and apply during the next round cos I still have to serve army anyway. Do they really consider CT grades cos everyone has bad CT grades anyway since its internal exams.

Oh I also took H3 NTU math but the results havent been released. Other than that not much other experience.

Thanks!

There are 2 cycles to apply. The first cycle: applications start in October and interviews/selection occurs from November to January. The second, main, regular cycle: applications start in February to March and interviews/selection occurs from March to June.

DSTA has a by invitation only early scholaship selection round. You can ask your school scholarship teacher in charge. If I am not wrong, at this point of time, the selection has already started so you can try to ask your teacher if DSTA still allows you to apply.

In general, early cycle puts you in a smaller but more competitive pool of candidates. Only a few (in comparison to the hoards who apply after A Levels) are invited to apply or apply on their own initiative, but these people are usually high flyers and strong in their own right. So if you ask me, there is no better cycle. It all depends on where you think you stand and what you think is best.

CT grades are looked at, but not so much as compared to Prelims if you apply early. If you apply after A levels, of course A level grades are the main deciding factor on the academic aspect, and a bit of Prelims. Dont worry about CT grades.

I also did NTU H3 math haha ;) dont worry about that. just include it in your application too.

Other than DSTA, what are you looking at? Consider A*STAR?


SeeHow

07-31-2012, 02:20 PM

Hi Teddynuts,

Would like to enquire how much is the allowance for the A* star phD scholarship? Because i am graduating soon, from NUS, and not sure if i should continue my studies to phD or go and find a job. Thus, would need to compare the 'allowance' vs salary.

Thanks for sharing so much!


teddynuts

08-03-2012, 02:43 PM

Hi Teddynuts,

Would like to enquire how much is the allowance for the A* star phD scholarship? Because i am graduating soon, from NUS, and not sure if i should continue my studies to phD or go and find a job. Thus, would need to compare the 'allowance' vs salary.

Thanks for sharing so much!

Hi SeeHow,

Though I am aware of the allowance for the A*STAR PHD scholarship, I am not in a position to disclose it as it is confidential. I apologise for not being able to help here.

But I can advise you, that if you take the NSS (PhD) scholarship that funds you for a premier PhD overseas education, you will get BOTH living allowance AND overseas allowance, providing you a very comfortable amount for you to live and save. Essentially, you don't have to worry about $$ if you get the scholarship, but it is not massive.

In my opinion and this may be inaccurate, if you spend your living expenses moderately, you will have an "excess" monthly pay approximate to the average Bachelors graduate starting pay (not talking about law/med grads). This allowance is subjected to annual review.


captaintomato

11-28-2012, 04:50 PM

Hi Teddynuts, thanks for your reply! My school hasn't mentioned anything about RSI though, guess I will have to give that up :(

On another note, however, how important is it to meet the criteria for the jc scholarships? This is my results for Yr4 Promo (I'm from an IP school) :

LA: B
HCL: B
Math 1: A+
Math 2: A+
Physics: A+
Chemistry: A+
Biology: A+
History: B

which leaves me with a decent GPA of 3.8 and a percentage of 82.5%. However, when they are translated to the Olvl grading system, they do not seem to meet the mark (Olvl 8 points and below)...

Therefore, will this affect my eligibility for the 2 jc scholarships (astar and dsta) given that I have a decent GPA, CCA records (participation in SJPO, SJCO, SMO, SMP, YDSP), and good math and sci grades (since the awards i'm eyeing are essentially math and science based)? :confused:

Thank you in advance for your answer :)


teddynuts

11-30-2012, 05:54 AM

Hi Teddynuts, thanks for your reply! My school hasn't mentioned anything about RSI though, guess I will have to give that up :(

On another note, however, how important is it to meet the criteria for the jc scholarships? This is my results for Yr4 Promo (I'm from an IP school) :

LA: B
HCL: B
Math 1: A+
Math 2: A+
Physics: A+
Chemistry: A+
Biology: A+
History: B

which leaves me with a decent GPA of 3.8 and a percentage of 82.5%. However, when they are translated to the Olvl grading system, they do not seem to meet the mark (Olvl 8 points and below)...

Therefore, will this affect my eligibility for the 2 jc scholarships (astar and dsta) given that I have a decent GPA, CCA records (participation in SJPO, SJCO, SMO, SMP, YDSP), and good math and sci grades (since the awards i'm eyeing are essentially math and science based)? :confused:

Thank you in advance for your answer :)

No jc scholarship provider looks at points. Based on ur grades, u r in good stead. The o lvl point system is only for jc admissions of course, having good science n math grades is a given since u r looking at science scholarships. Taking part in Olympiads n program's is good, but how different r u? Have u accomplished something beyond average? That is of vital importance.


captaintomato

12-02-2012, 11:06 AM

Thanks for your quick reply :) its a relief to hear that my grades will not affect ly eligibility, I thought I would not even qualify because of all the Bs... But what do you mean by accomplishing something beyond average? Can you give an example?

Thanks once again :)


teddynuts

12-05-2012, 08:57 PM

Thanks for your quick reply :) its a relief to hear that my grades will not affect ly eligibility, I thought I would not even qualify because of all the Bs... But what do you mean by accomplishing something beyond average? Can you give an example?

Thanks once again :)

Examples vary, from research to sports to leadership to a particular CIP project which you made a significant impact.

It is about asking yourself a HARD question: in terms of portfolio, how do you differ from your peers? What do you have that they dont? When you find that answer to that question, you got your beyond-average-accomplishment. :)


kookypeople

12-07-2012, 01:26 PM

Hi Teddynuts,

I'm planning on applying for both the STB and CAG scholarships and I was wondering (with no offense intended) what happened during the interview process that got you eliminated?


teddynuts

12-08-2012, 12:15 AM

Hi Teddynuts,

I'm planning on applying for both the STB and CAG scholarships and I was wondering (with no offense intended) what happened during the interview process that got you eliminated?

For STB, I admit that I was bored during the interview, which was my fault in failing to engage the interviewer. Probably cos it was a monologue for about 45 minutes, so I rattled on and on and it wasn't impressive.

CAG--the psychometric test. I am not really a shapes and spatial guy so I guess I got eliminated.


kookypeople

12-09-2012, 09:14 PM

Ah okay thanks! But what was the interview like? Did they ask a lot of questions about you (e.g. about your future plans, why you chose your school/major etc) or did they ask more about why you were interested in the company + try to ask and see how much you knew about their company?


captaintomato

12-11-2012, 12:18 PM

Oh darn, that certainly sounds difficult to pull off ><

Sorry for my numerous questions, but can you please share the details of your application for rsi? Was it based on nominations by school, or could you apply? If it was due to nominations, can you please share why you were nominated (stellar results, involvement in research, etc.) ? Lastly when did you apply? I am aware the application for USA has started, but since I've heard that its through an internal selection by MOE, so I was wondering if there was a difference in application period.

Thank you! :D


teddynuts

12-12-2012, 05:29 PM

Ah okay thanks! But what was the interview like? Did they ask a lot of questions about you (e.g. about your future plans, why you chose your school/major etc) or did they ask more about why you were interested in the company + try to ask and see how much you knew about their company?

They were mostly 'about you' questions. Make sure you know yourself really well :)


teddynuts

12-12-2012, 05:31 PM

Oh darn, that certainly sounds difficult to pull off ><

Sorry for my numerous questions, but can you please share the details of your application for rsi? Was it based on nominations by school, or could you apply? If it was due to nominations, can you please share why you were nominated (stellar results, involvement in research, etc.) ? Lastly when did you apply? I am aware the application for USA has started, but since I've heard that its through an internal selection by MOE, so I was wondering if there was a difference in application period.

Thank you! :D

Yes, it is usually nominated by school. Schools will send shortlisted students the application form in Jan/Feb every year. Unfortunately, you cannot apply to RSI directly because MOE partnered directly with RSI.

Why I was nominated? Yea I had my research accomplishments that were probably my stand out factor cos I published a few research papers in international journals. I applied in Feb, interview 2 round with MOE in March-April and by early April, I was selected.

Yes, there is a different in application period. Singapore one is much earlier than US, but once you cleared Singapore application and got selected, you don't have to go through the US selection


captaintomato

12-12-2012, 11:03 PM

Yes, there is a different in application period. Singapore one is much earlier than US, but once you cleared Singapore application and got selected, you don't have to go through the US selection

Thank you for your quick reply. And I'm sorry, but I got a little confused there: Shouldn't the Singapore application be much later than the US, since US expects the registration to be done by Dec, the year before the program? Or does the application process take place in Jan-Feb of Sec 4 (Since RSI is for JC1 students)? Also, do you know how many people are nominated by the school each year, and do the school typically concentrate on outstanding ECs or grades more? Sorry for asking so many questions, and once again, thanks again in advance :)


teddynuts

12-14-2012, 04:41 PM

Thank you for your quick reply. And I'm sorry, but I got a little confused there: Shouldn't the Singapore application be much later than the US, since US expects the registration to be done by Dec, the year before the program? Or does the application process take place in Jan-Feb of Sec 4 (Since RSI is for JC1 students)? Also, do you know how many people are nominated by the school each year, and do the school typically concentrate on outstanding ECs or grades more? Sorry for asking so many questions, and once again, thanks again in advance :)

No no...just ignore the US application/registration site. The RSI CEE website and application details are entirely IRRELEVANT to your application. The application process takes place in Jan-Feb of JC1, not Sec 4.

CEE RSI is one of the 4-5 overseas attachment programs that MOE has. It is arguably the most prestigious one for its extended duration, and no other attachment offers you a research opportunity. MOE requests schools to shortlist students for these 4-5 programs. The school nominates about 10-20 students to participate in all these 4-5 programs. In the end, it is up to MOE to decide who to go. Schools usually target the high potential type.

Just a interesting caveat. Having been through one application cycle and seen two junior batches go through the interview, I would say I never saw students beyond RJC, HCI, NUS High, ACS, River Valley, NJ, VJ got into RSI. Sad but true :(


captaintomato

12-15-2012, 12:59 AM

How many students do moe select to participate in rsi each year, then? And when you said that you did not see students beyond the list of schools mentioned get into RSI, does that mean that only that list of schools nominate their students for the program, or the nominees from the other school simply do not get in? Lastly, sorry for reiterating my question, but of all the nominees that you have witnessed, do they all tend to have better grades, or ECs? (For instance a student with outstanding ECs in related field vs a student with outstanding grades - who stands a better chance at getting nominated and then selected, based on your experience?)

Thank you :)


teddynuts

12-15-2012, 10:48 AM

How many students do moe select to participate in rsi each year, then? And when you said that you did not see students beyond the list of schools mentioned get into RSI, does that mean that only that list of schools nominate their students for the program, or the nominees from the other school simply do not get in? Lastly, sorry for reiterating my question, but of all the nominees that you have witnessed, do they all tend to have better grades, or ECs? (For instance a student with outstanding ECs in related field vs a student with outstanding grades - who stands a better chance at getting nominated and then selected, based on your experience?)

Thank you :)

6 in total. that i am not sure about the scvhools thing

the stuents tend to have the best of both. reason being that ecs are obviously important cos you must show evidence of interest in research and science development, while grades are uber important considering u miss 5 weeks of school at your common test/block test, meaning your Promo for jc1 = 100% of your entire jc1 grade. so if moe thinks u cant skip school n catch up after 5-6 weeks, then they wont select u


Cuteflygon

12-19-2012, 02:43 AM

Hi Teddynutts,

I see that you have went through interview with IE Singapore and is awarded Scholarship from Spring Singapore. May I know if it is almost a must to score straight As to be considered for their overseas scholarship?

My A level grades are AAAC AA C Merit which gives me a huge disadvantage at getting scholarships especially overseas. However, I do have a placing at UCL, Imperial and Warwick to study mathematics and econs and i really want to attend these schools.

Is IE and Spring super competitive like EDB/MAS? If so i'll probably not bother applying.

Thanks!


teddynuts

12-21-2012, 09:22 PM

Hi Teddynutts,

I see that you have went through interview with IE Singapore and is awarded Scholarship from Spring Singapore. May I know if it is almost a must to score straight As to be considered for their overseas scholarship?

My A level grades are AAAC AA C Merit which gives me a huge disadvantage at getting scholarships especially overseas. However, I do have a placing at UCL, Imperial and Warwick to study mathematics and econs and i really want to attend these schools.

Is IE and Spring super competitive like EDB/MAS? If so i'll probably not bother applying.

Thanks!

I would say that having straight As is highly beneficial to your application. It is presumptuous for me to say if straight As are a must, but generally, the better your grades, the more chance you have (duh!)

I would put IE in the same league as EDB/MAS, but it is pretty distinctive, having a niche market/audience (note that IE is not as 'common' as EDB/MAS because of their unique job scope...read their website)

Spring is a different league because it is a local scholarship and it looks to groom local undergraduates too. So you definitely have a great shot at Spring with your grades, except that your overseas uni admissions are nearly void because Spring prefers local grads


flyaway999

12-23-2012, 12:18 AM

Hi Teddynuts!

I see you applied to Stanford. I would like to ask you about your application and whether you applied for financial aid. I really have my heart set on Stanford. I got straight A1s for sec 4 but I slacked off this year so promos grades aren't great D: Also, I want to apply for financial aid, so do you know anyone who applied for financial aid and got in? I know it's a long shot but I might as well try :/ really not interested in any scholarships, the bond looks terrible.

Btw I'm from Hwa Chong too! J1 this year, moving on to J2 next year :) can you pm me your complete ecs list if that's ok? My ecs aren't strong :/ Thanks for your help in advance!


teddynuts

12-24-2012, 12:20 AM

Hi Teddynuts!

I see you applied to Stanford. I would like to ask you about your application and whether you applied for financial aid. I really have my heart set on Stanford. I got straight A1s for sec 4 but I slacked off this year so promos grades aren't great D: Also, I want to apply for financial aid, so do you know anyone who applied for financial aid and got in? I know it's a long shot but I might as well try :/ really not interested in any scholarships, the bond looks terrible.

Btw I'm from Hwa Chong too! J1 this year, moving on to J2 next year :) can you pm me your complete ecs list if that's ok? My ecs aren't strong :/ Thanks for your help in advance!

Hello junior! :) No I did not apply for financial aid, because that would affect my chances for admission. For me, admission to Stanford is more important than money, so yea...I am ok with scholarships and bonds so that's why.

Do think about carefully whether you really want fin aid. My advice is for you to apply to need blind schools like Harvard, Yale, MIT, etc. so that your application admission chance is not affected because you want finaid. If you want to try Stanford, why kill your own chances (ok...its not instant kill but it definitely does damage)

Why don't you PM me your ECs list instead? :D


flyaway999

12-25-2012, 11:51 PM

Hello junior! :) No I did not apply for financial aid, because that would affect my chances for admission. For me, admission to Stanford is more important than money, so yea...I am ok with scholarships and bonds so that's why.

Do think about carefully whether you really want fin aid. My advice is for you to apply to need blind schools like Harvard, Yale, MIT, etc. so that your application admission chance is not affected because you want finaid. If you want to try Stanford, why kill your own chances (ok...its not instant kill but it definitely does damage)

Why don't you PM me your ECs list instead? :D

pm-ed! :) can I ask why you're ok with scholarships and bonds? Personally I think it's not worth it but my parents have been trying to convince me to at least consider it. Just wanted to hear your views especially since you secured multiple scholarships. How do you know you'll be ok with working in that organisation for such a long time? also, I read from the Singapore Scholarship Guide (can't rmb the exact title), published online, that scholars are pressured into getting good grades which may deter them from taking modules that are interesting but difficult to score well.

Yeap I'll try applying to those universities, but Stanford is still my dream school. Long shot but worth trying. If I don't succeed, I can always try again for graduate school XD can I ask about your applications? Do they change essay questions every year? Do they look at Sec 4 results or promos? or do they only look at prelims grades? are ECs really very important?

Thanks! :)


teddynuts

12-27-2012, 09:54 PM

pm-ed! :) can I ask why you're ok with scholarships and bonds? Personally I think it's not worth it but my parents have been trying to convince me to at least consider it. Just wanted to hear your views especially since you secured multiple scholarships. How do you know you'll be ok with working in that organisation for such a long time? also, I read from the Singapore Scholarship Guide (can't rmb the exact title), published online, that scholars are pressured into getting good grades which may deter them from taking modules that are interesting but difficult to score well.

This article is about The Lokpal Act, 2013. For Lokpal, an article containing general purpose definition and the Jan Lokpal Bill in particular, see Lokpal. For Jan Lokpal Bill, a draft anti-corruption bill written by the civil society group, India Against Corruption, see Jan Lokpal Bill.

This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.(December 2013)

Legislative history
Title:The Lokpal Bill, 2011 (Lok Sabha)[2]
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 (Rajya Sabha)[3]
History:Introduced in Lok Sabha on 4 August 2011.[4]

Referred to The Parliament's Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice on 8 August 2011.[5]

Re-introduced in Lok Sabha on 22 December 2011.[6]

Passed by Lok Sabha on 27 December 2011.[7]

Introduced in Rajya Sabha on 29 December 2011.[8]

Re-introduced in Rajya Sabha on 21 May 2012.[9]

Referred to The Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha on 21 May 2012.[10]

The bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 17 December 2013 and in the Lok Sabha on 18 December 2013.[11]

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, commonly known as The Lokpal Act, is an anti-corruption Act of Indian Parliament in India which "seeks to provide for the establishment of the institution of Lokpal to inquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries and for matters connecting them".[12]

The Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha on 22 December 2011 and was passed by the House on 27 December as The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011. It was subsequently tabled in the Rajya Sabha on 29 December. After a marathondebate that stretched until midnight of the following day, the vote failed to take place for lack of time.[13] On 21 May 2012, it was referred to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha for consideration. It was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 17 December 2013 after making certain amendments to the earlier Bill and in the Lok Sabha the next day.[11] It received assent from President Pranab Mukherjee on 1 January 2014 and came into force from 16 January.[14][15]

The Bill was introduced in the parliament following massive public protests led by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and his associates.[16] The Bill is one of the most widely discussed and debated Bills in India, both by the media and the People of India at large, in recent times.[17] The protests were named among the "Top 10 News Stories of 2011" by the magazine Time.[18][19] The bill received worldwide media coverage.[20][21][22]

In 2011, India ranked 95th in the Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International. A recent survey estimated that corruption in India had cost billions of dollars and threatened to derail growth.[23][24][25] India lost a staggering $462 billion in illicit financial flows due to tax evasion, crime and corruption post-Independence, according to a report released by Washington-based Global Financial Integrity.[26]

As of February 2018, and ever since the related Act of Parliament was passed in India, The Indian Government is yet to appoint a Lokpal.

Background[edit]

The term Lokpal was coined in 1963 by Laxmi Mall Singhvi, a member of parliament during a parliamentary debate about grievance mechanisms.[27] The Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) headed by Morarji Desai submitted an interim report on "Problems of Redressal of Citizen's Grievances" in 1966. In this report, ARC recommended the creation of two special authorities designated as 'Lokpal' and 'Lokayukta' for redress of citizens' grievances. The word was derived from the Sanskrit words "Lok" (people) and "Pala" (protector/caretaker), meaning 'Caretaker of People'.[28]

Maharashtra was the first state to introduce Lokayukta through The Maharashtra Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act in 1971.[29][30] Presently, there are no Lokayuktas in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal.

The Lokpal bill was first introduced in the Lok Sabha in 1968. The version enacted in 2013 was from a draft prepared in 2010.[31] The bill is an implementation of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.[32] Eleven parliamentary panels have been formed to discuss the Lokpal bill.[33]

YearCost of lokpal (recurring)Status of bill
1968Rs. 300,000The Fourth Lok Sabha dissolved before the bill could be passed by the Rajya Sabha. The bill lapsed.
1971Rs. 2 millionThis bill lapsed on dissolution of the Fifth Lok Sabha.
1977Rs. 2.5 millionThe Sixth Lok Sabha dissolved just before the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee could be considered.
1985Rs. 2.5 millionThis bill was withdrawn by the government.
1989Rs. 3.5 millionThis bill lapsed on dissolution of the Ninth Lok Sabha.
1996Rs. 10 millionThe Standing Committee presented its report to Parliament on 9 May 1996. However, the Lok Sabha was dissolved before government could finalise its stand.
1998Rs. 10 millionThe Twelfth Lok Sabha was dissolved before government could take a view on the recommendations made by The Parliamentary Standing Committee.
2001Rs. 15 millionThe Lok Sabha was dissolved. Hence, the bill lapsed.
2011/2012The Government's version of Lokpal does not have any financial memorandum.Passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Rajya Sabha passed the bill on 17 December 2013. Lok sabha passed the bill on 18 December 2013.

History[edit]

2010 draft bill[edit]

The 2010 draft[35] was created by the United Progressive Alliance to create an Ombudsman tasked with tackling political corruption.[36] The draft was circulated to various ministries for their review. It provided a mechanism for filing complaints against the prime minister, ministers and MPs.[37] However, civil society groups were not and rejected it as a toothless body with only recommendatory powers.[38][39]

Hazare started an indefinite hunger strike on 5 April 2011 to pressure the government to create an ombudsman with the power to deal with corruption in public places as envisaged in the Jan Lokpal Bill. The fast led to nationwide protests in support. The fast ended on 9 April, one day after the government accepted his demands.[40] The government issued a gazette notification on the formation of a joint committee, consisting of government and civil society representatives, to draft the legislation.[41]

Joint draft bill[edit]

A Joint Drafting Committee was established, consisting of five ministers and five members of the civil society. The chairman of the Joint Drafting Committee was Pranab Mukherjee. The Committee set 30 June 2011 as the deadline to complete the drafting process.[42][43]

First draft meeting[edit]

The Committee first met on 16 April 2011, in the North Block and lasted for about ninety minutes.[44]Team Anna presented their version of the bill with a slight modification relating to the selection panel to choose the Lokpal and its members. Under the revised proposal, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha were replaced with the Rajya Sabha chairman and the Lok Sabha Speaker. The meeting was allegedly recorded and the Committee claimed that decisions would be made available to the general public. HRD Minister and Committee member Kapil Sibal, said that both the sides were keen that the new Bill should be introduced in the Monsoon session, which would begin early July.[45][46]

Second draft meeting[edit]

The Committee met as planned on 2 May 2011. The meeting was termed "very good" and with "no difference of opinion" between the panel members.[47] Sibal said that the meeting discussed the document presented previously by the civil society members. Prashant Bhushan said, "The meeting was mainly to discuss the basic principles behind the Jan Lokpal Bill. The discussion was on essential features, objects and reasons of the bill which have been prepared according to the main provisions of the UN Convention against Corruption. All signatories of the United Nations Convention against Corruption have to pass this kind of law."[48][49] In May 2011, the Indian Government had ratified two UN Conventions – the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) and its three protocols.[50][51]

Third draft meeting[edit]

After the third meeting on 7 May 2011, Bhushan said "Lokpal will have powers to initiate investigation and prosecution and will not need permission from the government. The model on which the financial independence will be based is yet to be decided. Various models were discussed, including from other countries and of institutions like the Supreme Court, the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Central Vigilance Commission."[52]

Kapil Sibal said the meeting was "exceptionally constructive" and added, "The approach was very constructive. There were areas of broad agreement, including the process of appointment of Lokpal which should be transparent."[53] Another group of civil society members led by Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander working for a strong Lokpal Bill, upped its ante against Team Anna. Under the banner of the "National Campaign for People's Right to Information" (NCPRI)[54] they claimed that Anna's diktat could be dangerous and that the government's functioning could not be handled by one group.[55][56][clarification needed]

Fourth draft meeting[edit]

The 23 May meeting in 2011 lasted over three hours and the two sides agreed "in-principle" on half of the 40 basic principles for the anti-graft Lokpal bill proposed by the civil society members.[57][58][59]

Fifth draft meeting[edit]

At the 30 May 2011 meeting the chairman made it clear during the discussion that the matters pertaining to the exclusion of Prime Minister, Judiciary would be a part of the discussions on the scope of the Lokpal. The Chairman of the Panel announced that the conduct of the MPs' inside Parliament would remain outside its remit of the Lokpal to comply with [Article 105(2)] of the Constitution and that the views of the State and the political parties would be discussed with the civil society members.[60] These announcements created a stalemate between the Committee's two-halves.[61]

Sixth draft meeting[edit]

Team Anna boycotted 6 June 2011 meeting, alleging that the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev had "strengthened the doubts" about the government's intentions and demanded that the next meeting be rescheduled because of Hazare's other commitments.[62] Shanti Bhushan produced a letter that was read by the Chair "indicating their inability to attend the meeting" and "that what happened at the Ramlila ground had nothing to do with the proceedings of the Joint Drafting Committee". The chairman suggested that the drafting should be the focus. Post meeting, the draft was to be circulated to the other political parties for their consideration. They rescheduled the seventh meeting to 15 June.[63][64]

Seventh draft meeting[edit]

The two hours event took place on 15 June 2011, with out agreement on several issues. Both sides furnished versions to the Union Cabinet for consideration.[65] Team Anna blamed the government for not being serious, claiming "The government is planning to kill Lokpal before it's born".[66] The civil society members suggested that the Lokpal be empowered to probe corruption cases in instead of the departmental probes and CBI inquiries of the prior approach. The government rejected the idea. Chief Ministers of several BJP-ruled states expressed surprise that they were being consulted before the final draft was ready. Chief ministers of Congress-ruled states backed the Centre's stand and opposed bringing the prime minister under the Lokpal's ambit. BJP-ruled states sought wider deliberations. Opposition parties demanded to comment on the whole bill rather than on the six contentious issues.[67] Anna Team demanded that the audio of the proceedings be made available to them. Hazare threatened to resume an indefinite fast if the bill was not passed by 15 August.[68][69]

IssuesDraft Lokpal Bill, 2011 (government representatives)Draft Jan Lokpal Bill, 2011 (nominees of Anna Hazare)
CompositionChairperson and 10 members (at least 4 judicial members)Chairperson and 10 members (at least 4 members with legal background). The Chairperson to have extensive knowledge of law.
TenureFive years or till he is 70 yearsFive years or till he is 70 years
Manner of appointmentPresidential appointment on the recommendation of the selection committee.Presidential appointment on the recommendation of the selection committee.
Committee membershipPrime Minister, speaker, Leader of the House of which PM is not member, Minister of Home Affairs, Leader of the Opposition in both Houses, judge of Supreme Court, Chief Justice of a High Court, President of National Academy of Science, Cabinet Secretary (secretary of committee).Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, 2 judges of the Supreme Court, 2 chief justices of a high court, the Chief Election Commission, the CAG, and all previous chairpersons of the Lokpal. The members shall be selected from a list prepared by the Search Committee (10 members including civil society representatives).
QualificationImpeccable integrity with at least 25 years of experience in public affairs, academics, commerce, finance etc. Once appointed, cannot be an MP, MLA or be connected with a political party, business or practice a profession. A judicial member has to be either a Chief Justice of the High Court or a judge of the Supreme Court.A judicial member should have held judicial office for at least 10 years or been an advocate of the High Court or Supreme Court for at least 15 years. All members should be of impeccable integrity with record of public service especially in the field of corruption. Must be a citizen of India at least 45 years old. Must have no case involving moral turpitude framed against him by a court. Cannot have been a government servant within the last 2 years.
RemovalComplaint against members are made to the President who may refer it to the Supreme Court who will conduct an inquiry. The President may remove the member, on the opinion of the Chief Justice, on grounds of bias, corruption, insolvency, paid employment or infirmity.The President removes members on the recommendation of the Supreme Court made within 3 months of a complaint. Grounds for removal: misbehavior, infirmity, insolvency, paid employment outside the office. An Independent Complaints Authority at the state level inquires into complaints against Lokpal staff.
JurisdictionAll corruption cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. It covers MPs, Ministers, 'Group A' officers, 'Group A' officers in a company or body owned by the government, any officer of a government-financed society or trust or funded by Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 or that gets funds from the public. Excludes PM, judiciary and any action of an MP in the Parliament or Committee.Offences by a public servant, including government employees, judges, MPs, Ministers, and the Prime Minister under the Indian Penal Code and the 1988 Corruption Act. Any offence committed by an MP in respect of a speech or vote in the House; wilfully giving or taking benefit from a person. Victimizing a whistleblower or witness.
InvestigationLokpal must conduct a preliminary inquiry within 30 days. If there is no prima facie case, the matter is closed. Given a prima facie case, Lokpal investigates after providing a suitable forum to the accused. The investigation must be completed within six months with an optional six-month extension after giving reasons in writing. No sanction shall be required by the Lokpal to investigate any complaint against a public servant.When investigating corruption cases, the CBI works under the Lokpal. Investigation of the Prime Minister, Ministers, MPs and judges of the Supreme Court or High Courts require the permission of a 7-member bench of the Lokpal. Investigations can last 6 to 18 months. Investigation of whistleblower complaints who are in danger of victimisation, must be completed within 3 months.
ProsecutionThe Lokpal may constitute a prosecution wing headed by a director who files cases in the Special Court (to be constituted by the central government on recommendation of the Lokpal). Trials must complete within one year, which may be extended to two years for reasons given in writing. No sanction is required to file a case against a public servant. The Lokpal files cases in the Special Court and sends a copy of the report to the competent authority.

Procedure for persons other than MPs and ministers: The competent authority is the Minister for officers of government bodies and the society head for officers of societies. The Lokpal recommends disciplinary proceedings to the competent authority and provides a copy of the report to the accused. The competent authority must take action within 30 days and inform the Lokpal within 6 months of initiating disciplinary proceedings.

Procedure for MPs and ministers: The competent authority is the PM for Ministers and the Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha for MPs. The Speaker/Chairman tables the report in Parliament. The House reports to the Lokpal on any action taken within 90 days.

The CBI's prosecution wing moves under Lokpal. After an investigation is completed, the Lokpal may either initiate prosecution against the accused or impose penalty or both. The Lokpal can initiate prosecution in the Special Court formed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The Lokpal shall appoint retired judges or retired civil servants as judicial officers. A bench of judicial officers can impose a penalty on a public servant after conducting an inquiry. The decision shall be subject to approval from a higher authority to be prescribed.

Prosecution can be initiated against the Prime Minister, Ministers, MPs and judge of the Supreme Court or High Courts only with permission of a 7-member bench of the Lokpal. If the Lokpal grants permission to investigate or initiate prosecution, no sanction is required from any other authority.

PenaltyAny person making false and frivolous or vexatious complaints shall be penalised with 2 to 5 years of jail and fine of Rs 25,000 to Rs 200,000.For any act of corruption, the penalty shall be from six months to life imprisonment. If the beneficiary for an offence is a business entity, a fine of up to five times the loss caused to the public shall be recovered. If a company director is convicted, the company shall be blacklisted from any government contract. Convicted public servants are removed from office. Persons making a false complaint, are fined up to Rs 100,000. False complaints against a member of the Lokpal may result in 3 months imprisonment.
FundingPaid by Consolidated Fund of India.Paid by Consolidated Fund of India. The budget of the Lokpal should not be less than 0.25 percent of total government revenue. No sanction required from government to incur expenditure. The CAG audits Lokpal and a Parliamentary Committee evaluates Lokpal operations.
Other powersThe Lokpal can search and seize documents, attach property for 90 days, file for confirming the attachment within 30 days, and recommend suspension of the accused.The Lokpal can receive complaints from whistle-blowers, issue search warrants, attach property, recommend cancellation/modification of a lease or license or blacklist a company. If recommendation of Lokpal is not accepted it can approach the High Court. A bench of the Lokpal can approve interception and monitoring of messages transmitted through telephone or internet.

Union Cabinet approved bill[edit]

The government moved its version of the bill[1] in the Lok Sabha on 4 August, the ninth such introduction. The bill was introduced by the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V Narayanasamy. Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj opposed the exclusion of the prime minister from the purview of the proposed Lokpal. V Narayanasamy told the House that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in favour of bringing his office under the purview of the Lokpal, but the Cabinet rejected the idea after deliberation.[71] Anna Hazare burnt copies of the bill, to protest the government's lack of sincerity.[72][73]

On 27 August the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed a Pranab Mukherjee-proposed resolution conveying the sense of the House on the Lokpal Bill.[74] The House agreed 'in principle' on a Citizen's Charter, placing the lower bureaucracy under the Lokpal and establishing the Lokayukta in the States.[75]

Standing Committee bill[edit]

Member NamePartyMember Of
Abhishek Manu SinghviCongressRajya Sabha
Chandresh KumariCongressLok Sabha
N.S.V. ChitthanCongressLok Sabha
Deepa DashmunsiCongressLok Sabha
Prabha Kishore TaviadCongressLok Sabha
Manish TewariCongressLok Sabha
P.T. Thomas (Idukki)CongressLok Sabha
Meenakshi NatrajanCongressLok Sabha
Balavant alias Bal ApteBJPRajya Sabha
D.B. Chandre GowdaBJPLok Sabha
Harin PathakBJPLok Sabha
Jyoti DhurveBJPLok Sabha
Devji M PatelBJPLok Sabha
Parimal NathwaniIndependentRajya Sabha
Amar SinghIndependentRajya Sabha
Kirodi Lal MeenaIndependentLok Sabha
Ram JethmalaniNominated MemberRajya Sabha
Ram Vilas PaswanLJSPRajya Sabha
O.T. LepchaSDFRajya Sabha
Lalu PrasadRJDLok Sabha
Shailendra KumarSPLok Sabha
Monazir HassanJD(U)Lok Sabha
S. SemmalaiAIADMKLok Sabha
Vijay Bahadur SinghBSPLok Sabha
R. ThamaraiselvanDMKLok Sabha

The Jan Lokpal Bill was submitted to the committee by Congress MP from Bareilly Praveen Singh Aron.[77] The draft bill was distributed to members on 28 November. The committee recommended keeping judiciary and MPs' out of the Lokpal's purview and rejected the demand to move the prosecution wing of CBI under its jurisdiction. Committee members had unanimously recommended conferring constitutional status on the Lokpal and setting up of Lokpal and Lokayuktas in states under one bill. The draft document did not take a position on the inclusion of prime minister. Another of Team Anna's demands for inclusion of entire bureaucracy was turned down, given that the draft favoured inclusion of Group A and B officials, leaving out C and D staff.[78][79] Anna Hazare rejected this draft.[80][81][82]

At the final meeting on 7 December they decided to bring Group C and D officers under the ambit of state Lokayuktas.[83] Sixteen dissent notes were submitted at the meeting by members from BJP, BJD, SP, Congress, RJD and the Left.[84]

Enactment by the Lok Sabha[edit]

The Lokpal Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha on 22 December 2011[85] and passed by voice voting on the first day of the three-day extended session of the Winter session of the Lok Sabha, on 27 December 2011, after a marathon debate that lasted over 10 hours.[86] The lokpal body was not given the constitutional status as the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which provided for making the Lokpal a constitutional body, was defeated in the house. The Prime Minister described this as "a bit of disappointment", adding, "We have, however, fulfilled our objective of bringing these bills to Parliament as we had promised."[87] The bill passed by the house was termed "useless" by Team Anna, who reiterated their view that there was no need to give constitutional status to such a weak Lokpal.[88]

The government withdrew its previous version and had introduced a newer version of the bill. RJD leader Lalu Prasad, along with the support from the other parties like SP, AIMMM and LJP, demanded an inclusion of candidates from minorities in the nine member Lokpal Bench. The government gave in to the demands of parties.[89] The principal opposition party, the BJP, objected to it, classifying that such a move was illegal and asked the government to withdraw the bill.[86][90] BJD, JDU, RJD, SP, TDP and Left said the bill was weak and wanted it to be withdrawn.[85][91]

The bill passed by the house deleted the provision that gave presiding officers the power to act against ministers and MPs, even before trial, but the exemption time of former MPs was increased from five to seven years.[92] It excluded armed forces and coast guard from the purview of the anti-graft body.[86] The lokpal would take complaints against the prime minister after the consent of two-thirds of the Lokpal panel. The consent of state governments is mandatory for the notification to set up Lokayuktas in the states, but the setting up of them in the states was made mandatory. The appointment panel is loaded in favour of the government. The Lokpal Bill was passed under Article 252[a] of the constitution of India. The Prime Minister said, "We believe that the CBI should function without interference through any Government diktat. But no institution and no individual, howsoever high he may be, should be free from accountability."[94]

The Left, Samajwadi Party and BSP staged a walkout during voting of the bill, protesting that their demands were not being met. At least 15 Congress members and close to a dozen belonging to UPA allies were not present at the time of voting. The house also secured the passage of the Whistleblowers Bill[95][96]

Journey through The Rajya Sabha[edit]

Winter session, 2011[edit]

The ombudsman debate was taken up by The Rajya Sabha during the last day of the three-day extension of the winter session of Parliament, but the body recessed on 29 December without voting.[97][98] The bill was debated for over 12 hours ending abruptly at midnight as the House ran out of scheduled time. The House was adjourned sine die by ChairmanHamid Ansari. A verbal duel marred proceedings as some members including UPA ally Trinamool Congress interrupted V. Narayanasamy's defence of the Bill.[99] A vociferous opposition insisted on a vote while the government maintained it needed time to reconcile the 187 amendments/ Confusion marked the proceedings. Ansari asked for the national anthem Jana Gana Mana to be played, signalling the end of the proceedings and told the house:

This is an unprecedented situation…there appears to be a desire to outshout each other. There is a total impasse. The House cannot be conducted in the noise that requires orderly proceedings, I am afraid the Chair has no option…most reluctantly…I am afraid I can't and…

After a 15-minute adjournment between 11.30 and 11.45 PM, Pawan Kumar Bansal said that the decision on extension of the House was the government's prerogative. Leader of the OppositionArun Jaitley charged that the government was running away from Parliament and that the House should decide how long it should sit. He added:

You are creating an institution where you control the appointment mechanism, where you control the removal mechanism. We will support the appointment of the Lokpal procedures, but we cannot be disloyal to our commitment to create an integrity institution.[97]

Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) said the House had expected the bill on Wednesday, but it came only on Thursday, the last day of the session. Derek O'Brien said "This is a shameful day for India's democracy. The government handled this situation very badly."[99] As the Opposition insisted on a vote, Bansal said the government was willing provided that the House passed the Bill voted by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. This meant that the proposed amendments would have to be set aside.

As stalemate and wrangling continued, the chairman called an end to the proceedings.[100][101] Chidambaram defended the deferment of Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 in Rajya Sabha on 29 December contending that it was the "only prudent course" before the government and that it had ensured that the Bill remained alive. He continued to attack the BJP and called the amendments an "ingenious" method to scuttle the bill.[102] Hazare called off his hunger strike prematurely, blaming poor health.[103]

Budget session, 2012[edit]

Member NameParty
Shantaram NaikCongress
Satyavrat ChaturvediCongress
Shadi Lal BatraCongress
Arun JaitleyBJP
Rajiv Pratap RudyBJP
Bhupendra YadavBJP
KN BalagopalCPM
Shivanand TiwariJD-U
Tiruchi ShivaDMK
Satish MishraBSP
D BandyopadhyayTrinamool Congress
Ramgopal YadavSP
DP TripathiNCP
V MaitreyanAIADMK
AK GangulyNominated

Activists pushing hoped that the House would approve the bill towards the end of the second half of the budget session of 2012. The bill was re-introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 21 May 2012.[105] While moving the bill, the minister said that the differences had been narrowed. He said that the government proposed to bring the lower bureaucracy under the Lokpal, which would have investigation and prosecution powers. CVC would monitor Lokpal-referred investigations by the CBI. There would be provisions for attaching properties and a time-frame for investigations. An amendment was proposed whereby the states would pass the bill so the national law would not be forced upon states. After the amended bill was introduced, Narayanasamy, Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agrawal sought to send the bill to a select committee. This was strongly objected to by BJP, the Left parties and BSP, with their members arguing that only the minister concerned (Narayanasamy) could do so and accusing the ruling coalition of "using the shoulder" of a "friendly opposition" party. After high drama the government yielded and Narayanasamy moved the motion, which immediately passed by voice vote. The 15-member select committee was to submit its report by the first day of the last week of the Monsoon Session.[106][107]

The committee met on 25 June and decided on "wider consultations" with the government officials and the public.[108] The panel invited public comments and called representatives of various ministries for recording evidence.[109] The meeting was headed by senior Congress MP Satyavrat Chaturvedi.[108] Law Secretary B A Agarwal was summoned to clarify various matters.[109] The committee met again on 19 July 2012. The director of the CBI aired his views in the meeting. He made it clear that the CBI is open to changes in the Lokpal bill that strengthen the agency's autonomy by enhancing the proposed Lokpal's role in key appointments like those of director, head of prosecution and lawyers who represent CBI. He also mentioned in the meeting that the Lokpal should be given a significant say in appointing the director of the prosecution wing instead of the process being controlled by the law ministry as is currently the procedure, the persistent criticism about CBI's investigations being throttled by political directives could be addressed as well. He opposed making the prosecution or the anti-corruption wings subservient to the Lokpal. The select committee had in its earlier sittings examined senior law officials who agreed with the members that the prescription for lokayuktas under Article 253 that refers to fulfilment of international obligations – in this case the UN convention against corruption – might not be feasible. Recourse to international treaties to frame a law that impact the federal structure is not within the ambit of the law. The Select committee referred the Bill for Public Suggestions in July 2012. In reply hundreds of responses were received to the Rajya Sabha. The committee took a view and shortlisted certain recommendations and took Oral Evidence in physical presence of the Members. Committee considered some of the most valid suggestions being done by the Members. Mr. Deepak Tongli of Hyderabad had come with a proposal of setting up the lower most unit to keep regular check on Anti Corruption in petty cases at District Level. In addition few other members also shared their views in this regard. Mr. Tongli, 26 yrs aged happened to be the youngest person to appear before the Parliamentary committee for Oral Evidence at Rajya Sabha.[110]

Monsoon session, 2012[edit]

The monsoon session of parliament was to be held in August 2012. Hence, a bill that is pending before the upper house whether or not it was passed by the Lok Sabha, does not lapse on its dissolution. Hence, the bill is still alive in its present form.[111] The bill was not expected to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha before the first day of the last week of the session.[112][113]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Official documents pertaining to the Lokpal Bill of Government of India
  • "The Lokpal Bill, 2011– As Introduced in Lok Sabha". [1]. 2011, PRS India.
  • "The Lokpal And Lokayuktas Bill, 2011". [2]. 27 December 2011, PRS India.
  • "Report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal". [3]. December 2011, Rajya Sabha
  • "The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2013" (As passed by both houses)[4] January 2014
Minutes of the Joint Drafting Committee (JDC) for Drafting the Lokpal Bill
  • "Minutes of the First Meeting". [5]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India
  • "Minutes of the Second Meeting". [6]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India
  • "Minutes of the Third Meeting". [7]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India
  • "Minutes of the Fourth Meeting". [8]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India
  • "Minutes of the Fifth Meeting". [9]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India
  • "Minutes of the Sixth Meeting". [10]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. Source:SCRIBD
  • "Minutes of the Seventh Meeting". [11]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India
  • "Minutes of the Eight Meeting". [12]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India
  • "Minutes of the Ninth Meeting". [13]. 2011, The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India
Non-Official Versions of Lokpal Bill
  • "The Foundation of Democratic Reforms and Lok Satta Position". [14]. 2011, FDR India
  • "The Jan Lokpal Bill- Version-2". [15]. 2011, India Against Corruption
  • "The Bahujan Lokpal Bill". [16]. 2011, Prajnya, Drafted by All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations and others.
  • "The NCPRI approach to Lokpal and comparative differences of it with the Jan Lokpal Bill". [17]. 2011, Prajnya
Similar International Anti-Corruption/Bribery Laws
  • "The United Kingdom Bribery Act, 2010". [18]. 2010, FDR India
  • "The Anti-Corruption Act of Bhutan 2006". [19]. 2006, FDR India
  • "International Anti-Bribery And Fair Competition Act of 1998". [20]. 1998, United States federal Law, US Government Printing Office
  • "Sri Lanka- Bribery Act". [21]. 1954, OECD
International Anti-Corruption/Bribery Conventions
  • "United Nation Convention Against Corruption". [22]. New York 2004, FDR India
  • "CONVENTION ON COMBATING BRIBERY OF FOREIGN PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS". [23] 1997 Convention, the 2009 Recommendation of the Council for Further Combating Bribery, the 2009 Recommendation on the Tax Deductibility of Bribes to Foreign Public Officials and other related instruments, OECD
Other useful documents
  • "The Second Chamber of Rajya Sabha". [24]. 2009, The Second Chamber of Rajya Sabha, The Rajya Sabha
  • "The Two Houses: Powers and Relationship". [25]. The Rajya Sabha
  • "Battling India's malaise of Corruption". [26]. Address to the India CEO Forum Organised by International Market Assessment India Pvt. Ltd, CVC India
  • "Combating Corruption: Lessons Out Of India". [27].2009, International Public Management Review:Volume 10, Krishna K. Tummala

References[edit]

All of the Joint Draft meetings took place at the North Block
Kapil Sibal, member of the Joint Drafting Committee of Lokpal
The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha. But, it is pending in the Rajya Sabha
Hamid Ansari, Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, adjourned the house sine die
  1. ^Section 252 of the Constitution of India. It is a legislation which pertains to the power of Parliament to legislate for two or more States by consent and adoption of such legislation by any other State.[93]

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