The AAP on Wednesday urged Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to direct oil companies to link petrol and diesel prices to the international market and pass on the “huge profits” being made by them to the public. The Delhi Minister Gopal Rai said in a memorandum to Pradhan that “The mandate of the […]
Nearly 30 candidates had applied for the ONGC top job in May and the PESB shortlisted nine, none from the private sector.
Pradhan said prices of refinery oil went up because the production of oil dropped by 13 per cent in the US due to floods. On being asked about margin of the oil companies, he said they are being run by the government.
Taking a dig at Congress party’s threat to stage a country-wide protest against rise in excise duty of petrol and diesel, the minister said that the party has looted the country while it was in power, whereas BJP on the other hand are using the profits to benefit the consumers.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said challenges of industrial revolution 4.0 and automation have to be accepted by the country. He said over 5 per cent of the people in the workforce are not skilled.
“The government will not interfere in the day-to-day functioning of the OMCs… for the last three years, the pricing mechanism has been linked to the market,” Pradhan said
Dharmendra Pradhan was elevated as Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the reshuffle carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
An NRL official said Monday’s historic export of petroleum products from India by the land route was one step forward in the Act East Policy that had come through following the visit of petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan to Myanmar in February this year.
“Daily revision in prices is good. When we started daily revisions on June 16, rates dropped in the first fortnight. Thereafter it has increased mainly because of rise in global oil prices,” said Dharmendra Pradhan.
The elevation of Sitharaman, Goyal and Pradhan brings them in the league of other leaders under 60 years of age, such as Nitin Gadkari, J P Nadda and Smriti Irani, in the Union Cabinet and furthers the BJP’s plan of political promotion for its third generation of leaders.
While petrol prices have increased by Rs 6.08 to reach Rs 69.12 a litre in Delhi, the highest since August 2014, diesel rates have risen by Rs 3.65 to Rs 57.01. “That situation has not come where we should relook at tax structure,” Pradhan said on the sidelines of an industry event. T
Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said people should make efforts towards the success of “Sankalp se Siddhi” (commitment to fulfillment) programme to bring about total transformation within next five years. On this occasion, Pradhan also listed the achievements of the Modi government in past 40 months. Speaking at a seminar organised here by Intellectual […]
There is a provision for financial assistance to SC/ST candidates by providing bank loan, margin money, working capital loan with easy instalment schedule under the corpus fund scheme, Pradhan said.
Describing the ‘Outlook India Speakout best administrator award’ given to Patnaik recently as a publicity stunt, the senior BJP leader said, “If the chief minister is hailed as the best administrator even after the mining scam involving crores of rupees during the BJD rule, it is surprising”.
“It is unfortunate that today we are not able to understand and respect the armed forces. We should give respect to them which they deserve. There must be criticism but there should be a reason for it,” Pradhan said.