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Parrikar sets new guidelines for defence ministry on appeals in SC

Feb 10, 2016

Parrikar sets new guidelines for defence ministry on appeals in SC

The policy also states that no appeals would be filed in sensitive matters or those involving public policy unless approved by the minister. #Supreme Court #PolicyWatch #Manohar Parrikar #defence ministry #Defence Services Headquarters
Toilet no bar! Bihar scraps compulsory loo clause for local bodies poll candidate

Feb 02, 2016

Toilet no bar! Bihar scraps compulsory loo clause for local bodies poll candidate

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who had made a request to the state government for waiver of the clause, expressed happiness over the cabinet decision. #Politics #BJP #Nitish Kumar #PolicyWatch #Sushil Kumar Modi #Toilet #Panchayat #Bihar Vikash Mission
Civil aviation ministry may tweak norms for Indian carriers to fly abroad: sources

Jan 18, 2016

Civil aviation ministry may tweak norms for Indian carriers to fly abroad: sources

The development assumes significance in view of the fact that new player AirAsia India has demanded scrapping the 5/20 norm wherein another startup airline Vistara deferred its plans to induct more planes in its fleet, after the government failed to take a decision on the issue last year. #Business #air india #Civil Aviation Ministry #Jet Airways #Aviation #SpiceJet #GoAir #IndiGo #PolicyWatch #Federation of Indian Airlines #AirAsia India #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Mahesh Sharma #Vistara #5/20 rule #RN Choubey
Break from the past: In Make in India push, govt tweaks defence procurement norms

Jan 12, 2016

Break from the past: In Make in India push, govt tweaks defence procurement norms

Parrikar also took dig at former defence minister AK Antony saying he will will not keep companies on blacklist to protect "so called image". #PolicyWatch #Manohar Parrikar #defence ministry #Make In India #DPP #defence procurement procedure #DPP 2016 #Acceptance of Necessity
Pathankot aftermath: Army issues guidelines to public to prevent terror attacks

Jan 08, 2016

Pathankot aftermath: Army issues guidelines to public to prevent terror attacks

Civilians have been asked to avoid wearing "army-pattern" dresses and shopkeepers were asked not to sell combat cloth, army uniforms and equipment as "it is illegal" to do so, an official spokesperson said in Chandigarh. #Terrorism #Defence #Indian Army #PolicyWatch #Pathankot terror attack #Army uniform
Maneka Gandhi is kind but 26-week maternity leave is not for the Chanda Kochhars

Dec 31, 2015

Maneka Gandhi is kind but 26-week maternity leave is not for the Chanda Kochhars

While it is commendable that companies are increasing maternity benefits to retain women employees; enabling them to return to the workforce is also important. #pregnancy #PolicyWatch #India Inc #Infant mortality #Labour Ministry #Maneka Gandhi #maternity leave
Draft civil aviation policy in cabinet next month: secretary

Dec 30, 2015

Draft civil aviation policy in cabinet next month: secretary

The 5/20 rule bars a domestic airline from flying overseas unless it has completed five years of domestic operations and has a fleet of 20 aircraft. #PolicyWatch #Ministry of Civil Aviation #AirAsia India #Rajiv Nayan Choubey #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Vistara #Draft civil aviation policy
Aviation ministry on backfoot after Opposition questions Changi contract

Dec 30, 2015

Aviation ministry on backfoot after Opposition questions Changi contract

The Congress and the Left parties have created an uproar over an initial MoU between India and Singapore which allows that country to nominate an agency for taking the O&M contract for the two Indian airports for a fee. #Narendra Modi #Aviation #Singapore #PolicyWatch #Airports Authority of India #Changi airport #Ministry of Civil Aviation #Jaipur airport #RN Choubey #Ahmedabad airport
From January, consumers with annual taxable income over Rs 10 lakh won't get subsidised LPG

Dec 29, 2015

From January, consumers with annual taxable income over Rs 10 lakh won't get subsidised LPG

The subsidy saved from the 'GiveitUp' campaign is being utilised for providing new connections to the BPL families under the 'Giveback' campaign. #Economy #PolicyWatch #Income tax #LPG subsidy #Direct Benefit Transfer #GiveitUp campaign
Post licence small financial banks can join payment system, says RBI

Dec 22, 2015

Post licence small financial banks can join payment system, says RBI

In a separate statement, RBI said to encourage innovators in the area of Payment and Settlement System, the central bank has announced 'Payment System Innovation Awards'. #Economy #Business #RBI #PolicyWatch #Payment System