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Panel submits report on new gas pricing formula

Sep 17, 2014

Panel submits report on new gas pricing formula

The increase in gas price would bring windfall for the government -- about $2.08 billion (Rs 12,900 crore) from additional profit petroleum, royalty and taxes accruing from doubling of gas rates, according to oil ministry estimates. #Economy #Reliance Industries #UPA #Election Commission #KG-D6 #PolicyWatch #Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs #Dharmendra Pradhan #Rangarajan formula #gas pricing mechanism
Centre to unveil policy on building low-cost airports soon

Sep 05, 2014

Centre to unveil policy on building low-cost airports soon

The civil aviation ministry would soon finalise names of the first five of these 50 no-frill airports to be taken up first, official sources said in New Delhi today. #Manmohan Singh #BJP #Civil Aviation Ministry #PolicyWatch #UPA-II #Private-public partnership #Low-cost airports
Recommend names in order of merit Govt to selection panels

Sep 05, 2014

Recommend names in order of merit Govt to selection panels

ACC, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approves senior appointments at the level of joint secretary and above and board-level appointments in public sector undertakings, among others. #Narendra Modi #PolicyWatch #Public Sector Undertakings #Appointments Committee of Cabinet
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