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No final decision on gas prices yet Jaitley

Aug 01, 2014

No final decision on gas prices yet Jaitley

The Rangarajan formula would lead to doubling of natural gas prices to $8.4 per million British thermal unit, an increase that would jack up urea production cost, electricity tariff and CNG rates. #Economy #UPA #Arun Jaitley #Natural gas #PolicyWatch #Rangarajan Committee
PM's push for self-certification of documents

Aug 01, 2014

PM's push for self-certification of documents

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances has called for a review of the existing requirement of affidavits and attestation by gazetted officers, and replacement by self-certification. #Narendra Modi #PolicyWatch #Attestation #Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances
Cabinet approves proposal to amend labour laws minister

Jul 31, 2014

Cabinet approves proposal to amend labour laws minister

On Wednesday, the cabinet cleared amendment of the Apprentices Act, 1961 and the Labour Laws (exemption from furnishing returns and maintaining registers by certain establishments) Act, 1988. #PolicyWatch #Labour laws #Narendra Singh Tomar #Factories Act #Apprentices Act #Vishnu Deo Sai
Govt preparing draft policy on underground coal gasification

Jul 31, 2014

Govt preparing draft policy on underground coal gasification

Underground coal gasification is a method of converting coal still in the ground to a combustible gas that can be used for various uses, including power generation. #India #coal india #Lok Sabha #PolicyWatch #Underground coal gasification #Piyush Goyal
Centre clears 153 flood control proposals

Jul 31, 2014

Centre clears 153 flood control proposals

Bharati said 412 flood management proposals with an over-all estimated cost of Rs 42,032 crore were received from the states and Union Territories by appraisal agencies under the water resources ministry from 2011-12 till date. #PolicyWatch #Uma Bharati #flood control #Water Resources Ministry #Ghatal Master Plan #Flood management programme #Ganga Flood Control Commission
Consumer affairs ministry may frame norms for online shopping

Jul 25, 2014

Consumer affairs ministry may frame norms for online shopping

The Department of Consumer Affairs has been receiving a large number of complaints from consumers making online purchases, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. #Lok Sabha #Nirmala Sitharaman #PolicyWatch #Department of Consumer Affairs #Online shopping
Centre launches scheme to ensure holistic development of tribals

Jul 25, 2014

Centre launches scheme to ensure holistic development of tribals

As per census 2011, 94.4 percent of the total population in Mizoram comprises Scheduled Tribes while in Meghalaya and Nagaland, 86.1 percent and 86.5 percent of the total population respectively are STs. #PolicyWatch #Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna #Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava #Ministry of Tribal Affairs #Tribal Research Institutes
Oil ministry to move CCPA on raising LPG, kerosene prices

Jul 04, 2014

Oil ministry to move CCPA on raising LPG, kerosene prices

The sources said the ministry is also taking to the CCPA the expert panel's recommendation of continuation of existing pricing principles for controlled petroleum products despite the finance ministry's objections. #Economy #LPG #PolicyWatch #Kerosene #CCPA #Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
RBI eases overseas investment norms for Indian corporates

Jul 03, 2014

RBI eases overseas investment norms for Indian corporates

The financial commitment should be limited within 400 percent compared to earlier level of 100 percent of the net worth as per the last audited balance sheet of the company, it said. #Business #Investing #RBI #PolicyWatch #ONGC Videsh #Oil India #Overseas investment
Centre may allow private charters operate as scheduled airlines

Jun 30, 2014

Centre may allow private charters operate as scheduled airlines

A major relief being considered is that the NSOPs, which are granted scheduled operators' permit, would not attract customs duty for importing aircraft. #Agra #PolicyWatch #Varanasi #Meerut #Gorakhpur #Civil aviation #Allahabad #Moradabad #Kushinagar #Non-scheduled air operators