The I&B Ministry was forced to issue a fresh termination order on April 24 removing Paragraph 2 in the first sacking order of February 27 which had cited irregularities and “failure to adhere to prescribed procedures” by Gupta as reasons for firing her from the post of NFDC Managing Director.
The Directorate of Prosecution, while drawing up a list of the alleged conspirators to be booked for the irregular transfer of the hotels, dropped the name of one of the two IRCTC officials named by the Economic Offences Division in its preliminary enquiry.
The Indian Express has learnt that verification by the Economic Offences Division concluded, on June 2, 2017, that Prasad handed over the running of IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri to Sujata Hotels Private Ltd after allegedly receiving prime land in Patna through a ‘benami’ company.
To a Finance Ministry’s proposal making it mandatory for those investing in small savings schemes to link their accounts with the Aadhaar number, the Law Ministry said on October 4 that such saving schemes could not be notified as “service within the meaning of Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act”.
Sources said Nina Lath Gupta, who had seven years before superannuation, was asked to leave “with immediate effect” without allowing her to serve the three months’ notice period for not adhering to prescribed procedures.
On May 9, the target was pegged at 12 lakh for the entire fiscal year, according to documents accessed by The Indian Express. For compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, the number has been revised to 125 outlets from 180 quoted on May 9.
Law Ministry quoted a 1961 Presidential Order that blocks the hiring of a third party consultant to examine and interpret domestic laws, bilateral and multilateral treaties, or to advise ministries on probable changes in laws, regulations and circulars.
Import of pet coke has been growing and jumped from 3.3 million tonnes in 2012-13 to 14.4 million in 2016-17 when total national consumption hit 23.25 million due to relative high heat value and cheaper availability.