Government officials associated with the approval of the deal said Israel has been informed about the contract being abandoned in favour of DRDO, which claimed that it was developing a similar missile at a lower price in partnership with VEM Technologies Ltd.
The G-2-G pact was pending since December 4, 2018, when Nepal submitted the first draft of the proposed memorandum of understanding. It was resubmitted on May 2 after a meeting of officials of both nations last January.
Sources said that on June 3, Secretary (Personnel) asked officials of his Department of Personnel & Training to prepare a formal proposal for inducting an estimated 400 domain experts from the private sector to fill DS/Director posts in the Central Staffing Scheme (CSS).
So much so that the PMO has directed all department heads of various ministries to prepare a “Plan of Action” for the first 100 days of the new government, taking into account promises made in the manifesto released by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“The number of jobs created under the Mudra scheme will be released after the polls as the Expert Committee found anomalies in the methodology used by the Bureau in arriving at the findings,” sources said.
The proposal comes six years after the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was implemented in November 2012. Setting up of special courts was an essential mandate of the POCSO Act under Section 28 (1).
The ACC, on February 12, approved the “filling up of the post of OVL managing director on deputation basis in exemption from the ‘rule of immediate absorption’ through the search-cum-selection committee mode”.
While recommending more autonomy for the DGH, the IMC has suggested that the “government may examine whether an independent upstream regulator is to be created at this stage” to improve the ease of doing business in oil and gas sector.
But the process got stalled after ONGC countered the DGH proposal for auctioning these fields to private firms saying it should also be allowed to participate in the auction with the same concessions as was being offered to private bidders.
In a letter dated October 13, Swan’s special purpose vehicle Swan LNG Private Ltd wrote to users Indian Oil Corp, Oil & Natural Gas Corp, Bharat Petroleum and Gujarat State Petroleum Corp to consider fixing the project’s “Effective Date” as December 8, 2016.
On November 26, the IMTF approved “bilateral arrangements” between two willing consumers for swapping “full or part of their entitled quantity” for a “minimum tenure of swapping/rationalisation of six months”.
Keeping in view the allegations of large scale fraud of government grants by the AEPC, the then Textiles Secretary Rashmi Verma wrote in July 2016 to MCA that the government appoint an administrator to take over its management.