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Ban people from contesting from more than one seat or impose fine to deter practice: EC to Centre
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Ban people from contesting from more than one seat or impose fine to deter practice: EC to Centre

In a recent interaction with the Legislative Secretary in the Law Ministry, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar made this push for the reform first proposed in 2004

Will remote voting be a reality soon? Election Commission’s plan to increase voter turnout explained
India

Will remote voting be a reality soon? Election Commission’s plan to increase voter turnout explained

The EC has noted migrants’ inability to travel back to their place of registration from cities where they are staying for education, employment and other purposes. It has decided to devise a new plan that may involve remote voting among other measures

Rajiv Kumar assumes charge as 25th Chief Election Commissioner
India

Rajiv Kumar assumes charge as 25th Chief Election Commissioner

The elections to the post of president and vice president, 2024 Lok Sabha polls and several Assembly elections will be conducted under the watch of Kumar, whose tenure is till February 2025

Rajiv Kumar appointed next CEC, to assume charge on 15 May
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Rajiv Kumar appointed next CEC, to assume charge on 15 May

Kumar took charge as the Election Commissioner on 1 September, 2020, prior to which he had been the chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board

Rajiv Kumar steps down, Suman K Bery to be new NITI Aayog vice chairman
India

Rajiv Kumar steps down, Suman K Bery to be new NITI Aayog vice chairman

Suman K Bery will take charge from 1 May, 2022, an official order said. Kumar's tenure will end on 30 April.

High malnutrition persists in India despite surplus food, says Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar
India

High malnutrition persists in India despite surplus food, says Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

Launching the Poshan Gyan, a national digital repository on health and nutrition, Kumar said that real change can be brought about only through changing behaviours on the ground

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar assumes charge as election commissioner, replaces Ashok Lavasa
India

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar assumes charge as election commissioner, replaces Ashok Lavasa

Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025. He will preside over the next Lok Sabha polls in 2024

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed new Election Commissioner after Ashok Lavasa's resignation
India

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed new Election Commissioner after Ashok Lavasa's resignation

A 1984-batch IAS officer from Jharkhand cadre, Kumar will take over post 31 August. He is likely to preside over the 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Kerala retains top spot on NITI Aayog’s SDG Index; Himachal Pradesh, Andhra, Tamil Nadu follow, Bihar lags behind
India

Kerala retains top spot on NITI Aayog’s SDG Index; Himachal Pradesh, Andhra, Tamil Nadu follow, Bihar lags behind

Kerala retained the top rank while Bihar was adjudged as the worst performer in the NITI Aayog's SDG India Index 2019, which evaluates the progress of states and Union Territories on social, economic, and environmental parameters, as per a report released on Monday.

Why Union Budget 2020 is an opportunity for govt to demonstrate its intent to rebuild economic policy credibility
Business

Why Union Budget 2020 is an opportunity for govt to demonstrate its intent to rebuild economic policy credibility

Union Budget documents show that from FY17 to FY20, capital expenditure allocation went up by 18 percent over four years; revenue expenditure went up by 45 percent in that same period: nearly 2.5 times more

NBFCs, HFCs to soon get Rs 20,000 cr funds under credit guarantee scheme announced in Budget, says finance secretary Rajiv Kumar
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NBFCs, HFCs to soon get Rs 20,000 cr funds under credit guarantee scheme announced in Budget, says finance secretary Rajiv Kumar

in August, the government had issued guidelines to operationalise Rs 1-lakh crore partial guarantee scheme to address temporary asset-liability mismatches of otherwise solvent NBFCs/HFCs.

RBI's rate cut reflects India's ambition to boost economic growth: NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar
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RBI's rate cut reflects India's ambition to boost economic growth: NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar

NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday said the RBI's fifth consecutive rate cut reflects India's overall ambition to accelerate economic growth to touch 8 percent sooner rather than later

To boost economic growth from 6-year low, govt asks PSUs to clear vendor, contractor dues by 15 October
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To boost economic growth from 6-year low, govt asks PSUs to clear vendor, contractor dues by 15 October

PSUs have been asked to detail lifespan of arbitrations that lock payments after disputes with vendors and contractors

'Strong, decisive' leadership seen as desirable, but Sitharaman's reversals to boost economy display its limitations
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'Strong, decisive' leadership seen as desirable, but Sitharaman's reversals to boost economy display its limitations

A few things happened this week that may have surprised those who were under the impression that India was doing very well economically.

No 'out of ordinary steps' in Nirmala Sitharaman's presser, but willingness to offer solution is positive sign for investors
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No 'out of ordinary steps' in Nirmala Sitharaman's presser, but willingness to offer solution is positive sign for investors

The biggest takeaway from Nirmala Sitharaman's presser is that the government seems to have finally woken up to the economic slowdown and is showing a willingness to offer solutions

Tracking India’s economic slowdown: Between NITI Aayog chief’s warning and CEA’s tough talk lies real cure for economy; inaction will be disastrous
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Tracking India’s economic slowdown: Between NITI Aayog chief’s warning and CEA’s tough talk lies real cure for economy; inaction will be disastrous

By now, the fear that India’s economy is slowing and slowing at a real dangerous pace has been confirmed by hard data

States, UTs have used only 16% of allocated resources for Poshan Abhiyaan till February, reveal minutes of national council meeting
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States, UTs have used only 16% of allocated resources for Poshan Abhiyaan till February, reveal minutes of national council meeting

It aims to bring down stunting of children in the age group of 0 to 6 years from 38.4 percent to 25 percent by 2022

Rajiv Kumar appointed as new finance secratary: Officer from Jharkhand cadre credited with undertaking reforms in banking sector
India

Rajiv Kumar appointed as new finance secratary: Officer from Jharkhand cadre credited with undertaking reforms in banking sector

Rajiv Kumar, currently serving as Financial Services Secretary, was on Tuesday designated as the new Finance Secretary.

NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar says $5 trillion economy eminently doable; private sector must take lead
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NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar says $5 trillion economy eminently doable; private sector must take lead

NITI Aayog Vice-chairman on Tuesday said the target of achieving an economy of USD five trillion within 2024-25 was 'eminently' doable and the private sector would have to take the lead