“Today 95 mobile manufacturing factories have come in India and India is becoming a big hub of electronics and mobile manufacturing. 32 have come in Noida and Greater Noida,” Prasad said at Capital Foundation Annual Lecture
A section of lawyers had recently written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking his intervention to alleviate “plight of justice system in Calcutta High Court” and also sat on dharna in front of main building demanding immediate appointment of judges.
Scores of schemes like MGNREGA have been linked to DBT, under which the receivables are transferred directly to the beneficiary’s bank accounts, Ravi Shankar Prasad said. “We have saved 57,000 crore, which used to be pocketed by middlemen (earlier),” he said at the Digital Haryana Summit.
The government has extended its earlier deadline by four months, which means, people can link their PAN with Aadhaar till December 31. The move has been made mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns.
Ravi Shankar Prasad also warned all companies dealing with data and said that if any data of an individual is released by name without his or her specific consent, the companies will have to suffer serious consequences.
“The central minister said the government knew about the threat, and Gauri had sought security, but government did not give. All these, it is most irresponsible statement given by a central minister, who also is a law minister,” Siddaramaiah said
New data protection law will set global benchmark, but data must be made available for development, says IT minister
“We will come up with data protection law that will set a global benchmark like the way we have done for Aadhaar,” Prasad said
While I-T Minister has raised his concern over trolls targeting Lankesh, PM Modi has come under fire for following multiple troll handles via his twitter account. Many of these handles have been spewing venom since the death of Lankesh last night.
“It started on November 8. BHIM and UPI app transactions have increased from 3,700 transactions per day to 5.4 lakh transactions a day. In terms of value, it has risen from Rs 1.93 crore per day to Rs 87 crore per day,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
While the ruling party members invoked Emergency to counter what they called “mischievous propaganda” by the Congress, they also sought to protect the Aadhaar legislation
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recalled a submission made by the then attorney general before the Supreme Court during Emergency where the court was told that if a detainee is killed in jail, he has no remedy.
Ravi Shankar Prasad’s series of tweets have invited a lot of backlash on the micro-blogging site, especially by people who pointed out how previously the Central government has maintained that this fundamental right is not absolute.
Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Congress vice president’s observations are more of a “political cry” arising out of a deep sense of dismay as to why he and his party are being rejected by the people of the country.
The event was also attended by Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The CJI said he was born in Kenya when it was a British colony. His forefathers had migrated there fleeing their home in Lahore to evade arrest by British.