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‘One nation, one ration card’ across India by March 2021

‘One nation, one ration card’ across India by March 2021

🕔07:26, 15.May 2020

New Delhi, May 15  The Central government on Thursday announced ‘one nation, one ration card’ system to allow national portability of ration cards for the people, who can now avail the benefits under the PDS system wherever they are in

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Govt allows 29 insurers to do Aadhaar authentication

Govt allows 29 insurers to do Aadhaar authentication

🕔20:15, 24.Apr 2020

Chennai, April 24  The central government has notified 29 insurers – life and non-life – to undertake Aadhaar authentication services, said a senior industry official. He said the Centre in a gazette notification on Thursday allowed these life and non-life

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Centre clears Covid-19 emergency package for states, UTs

Centre clears Covid-19 emergency package for states, UTs

🕔15:37, 9.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 9  The Central government has approved a Covid-19 emergency response and health system preparedness package in a bid to strengthen the national and state health systems. The Centrally funded project will be implemented in three phases —

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Centre extends validity of Forms 15G, 15H till June 30

Centre extends validity of Forms 15G, 15H till June 30

🕔15:21, 4.Apr 2020

Chennai, April 4  The Central government has extended the validity of Forms 15G and 15H submitted by fixed deposit holders during fiscal 2019-20, till June 30, a senior official of the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) said on Saturday.

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Govt urged to issue necessary passes to all organisations to process salaries

Govt urged to issue necessary passes to all organisations to process salaries

🕔20:40, 29.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 29  Industry body PHD Chamber has urged the Central government to issue certain number of necessary passes to all organisations, irrespective of essential or non-essential manufacturing and services units, to process the salaries of their employees. In

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Govt readying an economic package: FM

Govt readying an economic package: FM

🕔13:26, 24.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 24  The central government may come up with an economic package to prevent COVID-19 pandemic from causing deep seared harm to the economy. An indication on the package was given by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a

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Govt releases Rs 19,950 crore GST compensation to states

Govt releases Rs 19,950 crore GST compensation to states

🕔06:43, 21.Feb 2020

New Delhi, Feb 21  The Central government released Rs 19,950 crore as GST compensation cess to the states/UTs on last Monday, officials said. With this amount, the Central government has released a total of Rs 1,20,498 crore towards GST compensation

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Govt appoints DoT’s Mahmood Ahmed on MTNL board as director

Govt appoints DoT’s Mahmood Ahmed on MTNL board as director

🕔10:06, 9.Feb 2020

New Delhi, Feb 9 The Central government has appointed Mahmood Ahmed, Deputy Director General of the Licensing Finance Assessment (LFA), Department of Telecom as its nominee director on the board of MTNL, a PSU under the ministry. He has been appointed

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Govt will make India leader in seafood exports: Minister

Govt will make India leader in seafood exports: Minister

🕔10:03, 9.Feb 2020

Kochi, Feb 9  The Central government will help the seafood sector in all possible ways to make India the number one exporter, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Som Parkash, said on Saturday. In his address at the

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Broadband access in all villages by 2022: Prasad

Broadband access in all villages by 2022: Prasad

🕔17:09, 17.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 17  The government on Tuesday said that all villages in the country will have broadband access by 2022, as it launched the ambitious National Broadband Mission entailing stakeholder investment of Rs 7 lakh crore in the next

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Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-Kisan scheme

Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-Kisan scheme

🕔09:45, 10.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 10  The Central government on Wednesday extended till November 30 the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding to avail the income support of Rs 6,000 per year under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme. The move has

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Centre declares 10 Jharkhand districts ‘drought’ affected

Centre declares 10 Jharkhand districts ‘drought’ affected

🕔12:21, 26.Sep 2019

Ranchi, Sep 26  The Central government on Wednesday declared 10 districts of Jharkhand as drought affected, an official said. “The Central government has announced 10 districts of Jharkhand as drought affected. This will help around 12 lakh farmers of the

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No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry

No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry

🕔20:28, 17.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 17  The Central government on Saturday denied reports about privatisation of ordnance factories across the country in a response to workers who have threatened to launch a 30-day strike from August 20. A panel of senior officials

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Situation in J&K to improve in few days: Centre

Situation in J&K to improve in few days: Centre

🕔12:59, 16.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 16  The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve over the next few days. The submission came before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi who was

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IOB’s authorised capital increased to Rs 15,000 crore

IOB’s authorised capital increased to Rs 15,000 crore

🕔16:15, 30.Jul 2019

Chennai, July 30  The central government, after consultations with the Reserve Bank of India, has increased the authorised capital of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) from Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 15,000 crore through a gazette notification. In a statement issued

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No proposal to merge state-run oil and gas entities: Minister

No proposal to merge state-run oil and gas entities: Minister

🕔13:09, 9.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 9  The Central government has no plans under consideration for merging public sector oil and gas companies to create an integrated firm having the strength to compete with international and domestic private majors, Parliament was told on

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Budget 2019-20: Government expects windfall from RBI as dividends

Budget 2019-20: Government expects windfall from RBI as dividends

🕔21:16, 5.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 5 The central government expects to get a massive fund influx from the Reserve Bank of India as dividends in 2019-20. Accordingly, senior government official have said that around Rs 90,000 crore is expected to come from the

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Government to introduce SEZ amendment bill in Parliament

Government to introduce SEZ amendment bill in Parliament

🕔10:56, 13.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 13 The Central government will introduce the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the ensuing session of the Parliament. Accordingly, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval to introduce

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GST return filing dates extended in cyclone-hit Odisha

GST return filing dates extended in cyclone-hit Odisha

🕔06:29, 17.May 2019

Bhubaneswar, May 17  The Central government has extended the deadlines for various Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns for taxpayers registered in cyclone-hit Odisha, an official said on Thursday. State Information and Public Relations Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said the

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Centre appoints key management personnel in 3 PSBs

Centre appoints key management personnel in 3 PSBs

🕔09:46, 10.Apr 2019

New Delhi, April 10  The Central government on Tuesday made key management appointments to several public sector banks (PSBs). According to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointments following proposals from

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