Alcohol manufacturers plead NITI Aayog for import duty exemption on ENA

NEW DELHI: Indian alcohol manufacturers have approached NITI Aayog, seeking exemption of import duty on extra neutral alcohol (ENA), which is the primary raw material for making alcoholic beverages. The alcohol manufacturers have pleaded that there is a massive shortage in domestic supplies of ENA following diversion of ethyl alcohol for bio-fuel blending by oil … Read more Alcohol manufacturers plead NITI Aayog for import duty exemption on ENA

Nine women scientists who are doing phenomenal work

Recently, scientist Gagandeep Kang had to forcefully remind a room full of senior colleagues — all men — that she was the chair and that they should speak only when their turn comes. “They hijack the conversation because they don’t respect you. This kind of thing happens all the time, and you become so inured … Read more Nine women scientists who are doing phenomenal work

Court Gives Interim Bail To Former NITI Aayog CEO, Others In INX Media Case

The court granted the bail to them on a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and one surety of like amount. New Delhi: A Delhi court has granted interim bail to former NITI Aayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar and others in the INX Media corruption case. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also granted relief to former … Read more Court Gives Interim Bail To Former NITI Aayog CEO, Others In INX Media Case

Finance panel chief NK Singh blasts frequent tinkering with GST rates

MUMBAI: Fifteenth finance commission chairman NK Singh on Friday called for major changes in the GST structure, including reducing the cumbersome compliance procedures and also doing away with frequent rate changes, to improve collection. He also pitched for a rationalisation in Centrally- sponsored schemes, and blamed the government for not clearly defining the role of … Read more Finance panel chief NK Singh blasts frequent tinkering with GST rates

NITI Aayog Considering Healthcare System For Middle Class

NITI Aayog is considering building up a healthcare system for the middle class (File Photo) New Delhi:  NITI Aayog is considering building up a healthcare system for the middle class which is still not covered under any public healthcare system, the government think-tank said on Monday. The healthcare system would exclude those covered under the … Read more NITI Aayog Considering Healthcare System For Middle Class

Niti prepares roadmap to improve India’s health system

Niti Aayog, government’s premier think-tank, has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to improve India’s health system with a focus on delivery of the unfinished public health agenda, change the health financing way from out of pocket to large insurers, integrate service delivery, empower citizens to become better buyers of health and harness the power of … Read more Niti prepares roadmap to improve India’s health system

People from many industries are coming to us and saying they are out of distress: Nirmala Sitharaman

The government’s measures are beginning to show results, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tells Sidhartha, Surojit Gupta & Rajeev Deshpande in an exclusive interview. Bank balance sheets are better, lending is improving and NBFCs are back in business. Excerpts… What is the impact of several measures taken by the government and your assessment of the economy?We … Read more People from many industries are coming to us and saying they are out of distress: Nirmala Sitharaman

View: The most desirable development model for a country like India

By Satwik Mishra A coherent development model for India requires a road map prioritising implementation structures. To prioritise among different possibilities, we need to have a valuation framework. Today, the measure of what is valuable is indicated by prices. However, there are other significant ways of judging value in society. In her book, The Value … Read more View: The most desirable development model for a country like India

Niti Aayog draws Rs 11,000-crore plan for states for buying buses

New Delhi: Niti Aayog, the government’s think-tank, is firming up a plan to help state governments and local bodies all over the country to buy buses worth Rs 11,000 crore in a bid to improve public transport and revive demand for commercial vehicles. “Niti Aayog has prepared a plan for introduction of about 25,000 buses … Read more Niti Aayog draws Rs 11,000-crore plan for states for buying buses

Indian Railways forms empowered group to develop 50 stations, privatise 150 trains

IRCTC has a slew of benefits worked out for its passengers– combination meals, free insurance of up to Rs 25 lakh and compensation in case of delays. (Representational Image) Railways has formed a task force to draw a blueprint for developing 50 railway stations with world-class standards and allowing private passenger train operators to run … Read more Indian Railways forms empowered group to develop 50 stations, privatise 150 trains

Govt expects economy to grow 6.5% in FY20, says Rajiv Kumar

NITI Aayog vicechairman Rajiv Kumar has said the government expects economy to grow by 6.5% in the current fiscal and that all efforts were focused on bringing India to a higher growth trajectory. Kumar said that government announcements over the past two months and the RBI’s fifth consecutive rate cut indicated that all efforts were … Read more Govt expects economy to grow 6.5% in FY20, says Rajiv Kumar

Cabinet approves new strategic disinvestment process

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet has approved a new process of strategic disinvestment with a view to expediting privatisation of select PSUs, officials said on Friday. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at its meeting on Thursday evening approved the new policy under which the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) … Read more Cabinet approves new strategic disinvestment process

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