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Rajan's right: Govt should compensate PSBs, not use them as extended arms

Aug 28, 2015

Rajan's right: Govt should compensate PSBs, not use them as extended arms

When government forces state-run banks to carry out financial sector activities, but refuses to fully compensate them, that creates distortions in their business. #Economy #RBI #IMF #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #International Monetary Fund #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #Aadhaar #public sector banks #Indian Banks Association #Indradhanush #Make In India #Jan Dhan Yojana
Home ministry plans database of jail inmates' fingerprints, critics say it's a violation of rights

Aug 17, 2015

Home ministry plans database of jail inmates' fingerprints, critics say it's a violation of rights

Less than a year after PM Modi called for enrollment of prisoners in the Aadhaar scheme, the home ministry has decided to establish a national fingerprint database by collating records held by all states. #NewsTracker #Bombay High Court #Home Ministry #UID #Aadhaar #NIC #PM Modi #Prisons in India #crime investigation
SC makes Aadhaar card optional for welfare schemes, tells govt to keep personal info safe

Aug 11, 2015

SC makes Aadhaar card optional for welfare schemes, tells govt to keep personal info safe

Earlier in the day, the apex court had referred to a Constitution Bench the batch of petitions challenging the Centre's Aadhaar card scheme and decide whether right to privacy is a fundamental right. #Supreme Court #Aadhaar #PolicyWatch #Gopal Subramanium #HL Dattu #Mukul Rohatgi #Constitution bench
Right to privacy: SC should shut the door before Aadhaar bolts towards illegality

Jul 24, 2015

Right to privacy: SC should shut the door before Aadhaar bolts towards illegality

The Attorney General had told the SC that the right to privacy is not fundamental. But past SC judgments have not been unequivocal in this regard. But even as it settles this issue, it should put some conditions for Aadhaar enrolments to continue #UPA #UIDAI #Mukul Rohatgi #Right to Privacy #Supreme Court Hearings #Aadhaar Legality
Subsidised LPG sales under DBT down by 25%, says Arvind Subramanian

Jul 02, 2015

Subsidised LPG sales under DBT down by 25%, says Arvind Subramanian

Under Pahal, earlier known as DBT, LPG cylinders are sold at market rates and consumers get the subsidy directly in their bank accounts. This is done either through an Aadhaar or a bank account linkage. #Economy #NewsTracker #Aadhaar #Arvind Subramanian #Direct Benefit Transfer #Jan Dhan #PAHAL #LPG subsidised cylinders
Simplified income tax returns forms notified: Deadline for filing 31 Aug, Aadhaar number mandatory

Jun 24, 2015

Simplified income tax returns forms notified: Deadline for filing 31 Aug, Aadhaar number mandatory

The new ITRs have replaced the 14-page form that were notified earlier this year, triggering a major controversy with individuals, industrialists and MPs saying tax filing would become cumbersome as those forms had sought details including foreign trips and bank accounts details. #Economy #finance ministry #Aadhaar #PolicyWatch #Income tax #Aadhaar scheme
PM Modi to launch digital locker facility that helps store important docs online

Jun 22, 2015

PM Modi to launch digital locker facility that helps store important docs online

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 July will launch digital locker facility that will help citizens to digitally store their important documents like PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates. #India #Narendra Modi #Aadhaar #Digital India #Digital locker
Govt launches 'Housing for All' scheme, interest relief for urban poor

Jun 17, 2015

Govt launches 'Housing for All' scheme, interest relief for urban poor

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the recommendations of an Inter-Ministerial Committee to increase interest subvention to 6.50 percent on housing loans to beneficiaries belonging to economic weaker section (EWS) including slum-dwellers and low income groups (LIGs). #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Aadhaar #Housing loans #Aadhaar Enabled Bank Account #Urban poverty #Jan Dhan Yojana #Housing for All by 2022 #Low income groups #Economic weaker section #National Urban Housing Mission
One year of Narendra Modi govt: A six-point plan for it to recover its mojo

May 25, 2015

One year of Narendra Modi govt: A six-point plan for it to recover its mojo

Nice-to-have schemes like Swachh Bharat cannot take up too much of his time. The PM needs to run a lean, mean, focussed and execution-oriented government. He was elected to do this job and not anything else #BJP #Narendra Modi #Sangh Parivar #Aadhaar #GST #Bills #opinion #Jan Dhan #OneYearofModi #opinions