Non-government employment as well as the number of independent enterprises have seen a sharp jump in the Sixth Economic Census.
Nearly a third of all large infrastructure projects in the country are delayed.
FinMin had last used the concept for seeking designs for the currency.
Unusual choice of the two departments to conduct the exercise was determined by the cabinet secretariat.
The decision is expected after an inter-ministerial consultation by the Prime Minister’s Office earlier this month.
An OSD will be in-charge of setting up the office of the debt management agency.
The PF organisation had started a similar exercise in Jan 2013 but pulled back in a month.
The EPFO will be most impacted by the new norms that are likely to come into effect from April 1, 2015.
In FY15, the subsidy is estimated at Rs 72,970.30 crore and fertiliser sales could rise further due to the poor monsoon.
The plans for a 5% listing in the PSU were shelved last fiscal after opposition from trade unions.
Discussions are still on for exiting the SDS, said an official.
The finance ministry plans to raise funds through the exchange traded funds for central public sector enterprises.
Even with higher expenditure, global factors favour us: Mayaram.
Terming the new poverty estimates as more reasonable, C Rangarajan, former PMEAC chairman, said it is based on a partially different methodology.
Monthly wage ceiling hike for PF contributions also on the cards.
Skilling and entrepreneurship is a key agenda for the NDA government with the Prime Minister calling for a “Skill India” as a majority of the population is less than 35 years of age.
The findings are based on a survey in FY12 of 1,01,651 households in 7,469 villages and 5,268 urban blocks spread over the entire country.
Earlier, the UPA government had set a target of imparting vocational training and skills to 500 million youth by 2022.
As per a new investment pattern, pension and PFs are likely to be allowed to invest as much as 30% of their corpus in equities