Saturday, Nov 29, 2014



Govt brings in more curbs on study tours
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

This is the latest in a series of measures by the government to cut down foreign travel by officials and ministers.

Govt likely to impose more spending cuts
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Finance ministry had last month re-imposed an austerity drive and called for a 10% cut in non-plan spending.

For Budget 2015-16, FinMin has no Plan panel to work with
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

The Plan finance division in the department of expenditure has been filling in for the Planning Commission whenever required.

Centre raises doubts over Rajasthan labour reforms
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Dattatreya told Lok Sabha the Centre had “no objection” to other amendments by the state.

Rajasthan labour reform passed, Centre now raises some doubts
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Dattatreya also informed Lok Sabha that these provisions were likely to be opposed by trade unions.

10 years in making raising FDI cap in insurance
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The committee scrutinising the Bill received an extension until Dec 12. SURABHI recalls key stages in the Bill’s journey in Parliament.

First test for govt: Q2 GDP growth estimated to dip
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The third and fourth quarters numbers are likely to be better.

FinMin plans criteria for Jan-Dhan overdraft facility
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

At present, none of the bank account holders under the PMJDY have OD facility.

Kisan Vikas Patra back as safe haven for savings
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Widely popular in the 90s, THE SCHEME CAN be used as security and be pledged for availing loans.

Asset quality dips: Gross NPAs of public banks cross 5%
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Sectorally, bad loans in small and medium industries saw a sharp jump at 7.18 per cent in September 2014.

‘Need attractive business environment, low inflation to stem black money flow abroad’
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Black money stashed abroad is an indicator that economies need to make their financial systems safer.

OECD pegs growth for this fiscal at 5.4%, says structural reforms needed to regain 8%
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The report has also underlined that India's public deficit and debt are high compared to other emerging economies.

Factories Amendment Bill unlikely to be taken up in Winter Session
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

The Bill, which seeks to redefine the definition of a factory, was seen as one of the first concrete reform measures taken by the government.

‘Skill development, unorganised sector are top priorities’
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Underlining skill development and improving employability of labour as his key priorities, newly appointed minister of state (independent charge) for labour Bandaru Dattatreya said that he will especially focus on the unorganised sector workers.

Centre not to take lead in relaxing labour laws
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Government to wait for states to follow Rajasthan.

Cabinet expansion may delay Insurance Bill
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Naqvi has been appointed as minister of state for minority affairs and Parliamentary affairs, Nadda is the Cabinet minister for health and family welfare.

Rudy takes charge in ‘borrowed space’
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

The Cabinet Secretariat had, through a notification on July 31, finalised the work allocation for the ministry.

Govt sets ball rolling for its first full Budget; black money to be key focus
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Growth, curbing deficit & definite time frame on Goods and Services Tax.

India to push for BEPS talks at G20 meet
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Modi is scheduled to attend the two day G-0 Summit where heads of states of the grouping will finalise the Brisbane Action Plan.

At G20 meet, govt aims to place jobs development, on top
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

The G20 Summit is scheduled to be held on November 15-16 in Brisbane where heads of states of all members of the grouping will finalise the Brisbane Action Plan.

Eight key sectors see fastest employment growth, create direct jobs
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

As many as 1,82,000 jobs were created in these eight sectors including textiles, IT and automobiles during April to June 2014.

For filing no returns, 5 lakh taxpayers under lens
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

In February this year, the department also sent letters to 50,000 such cases. SURABHI

Pension regulator for expanded NPS coverage with tax sops plan
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

The demand for a change in the present taxation regime will be addressed in the Union Budget 2015-16.

EPFO aims to bring construction workers within fold
Sat, Oct 25, 2014

The EPFO estimates that a large part of the Rs 27,000 crore lying with it in inoperative accounts belongs to workers from these two sectors.

Festive cheer: Govt set to make more employees eligible for annual bonuses
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Payments of Bonus Act to be amended; eligibility ceiling to be raised to Rs18,000.

Before becoming CEA, Arvind touted Kerala resilience versus Guj growth
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Subramanian has also co-authored papers with his predecessor in the finance ministry and now Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan.

Revamped rsby to be merged with National Health Assurance Mission
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

The NHAM is expected to provide healthcare facilities including 50 essential drugs.

Economists ask PM Modi not to dilute NREGS; Gadkari says focus on backward areas
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The economists expressed concern over plans to restrict the ambit of the scheme to just 200 districts.

Don’t dilute UPA’s MNREGA, it provides economic security: Economists to PM
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

The letter argues that capping it to 200 districts and restricting state spending will dilute MNREGA's benefits.

LabourMin drafts separate Bill to regulate small factories
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Plans to do away with outdated provisions for labour welfare

Focus ‘Make in India’: Modi set to launch six labour schemes
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Shrameva Jayate Plan includes UAN for EPFO subscribers, revamped inspection method.

Demand for grants: Centre likely to seek minimal funds
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

The official said that big spending items like fuel subsidy is expected also to be taken up towards the end of the fiscal.

Focus on outcomes in skill development schemes: Panel
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

The committee, which includes top officials from nearly two dozen ministries was set up last December to rationalise skill development and training schemes.

Caught between legal basis and industry protests, NPPA loses pricing powers
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

The issue of intellectual property rights especially in pharmaceuticals have been a constant bugbear in the bilateral trade relations.

Govt to launch first of its kind national portal for job search
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

The labour ministry is set to launch the National Career Service Portal, which is on the lines of a similar service provided by the UK government.

Walking, running and flying kites for a cleaner India
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

What New Delhi wants the states to do on Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan.