Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu urges HRD Minister to expedite setting up of Central University and Tribal Universities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*The proposals to be taken up before Cabinet soon* The Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting Minister, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday discussed with the Human Resources Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar the pending issues of the setting up of Central University at Anantapur, Tribal University at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh and a Central Tribal University in Telangana, which were part of the promises made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Shri Naidu requested Shri Javadekar to expedite the process and ensure that the proposals are taken to the Cabin…more »

Postal complaints in the country will be solved within 24 hours- Sinha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
*Manoj Sinha launches India Post Help Centre and a Toll Free Number 1924 *Ministry of Communications today launched India Post Help Centre and a Toll Free Number 1924 to address the grievances of people in the Country related to Department of Posts. Inaugurating the Help Centre here, Minister of Communications, Shri Manoj Sinha said that the move comes in the wake of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) review meetings, where he exhorts the Union Ministers to actively address the grievances of the common man by setting up and… more »

Cabinet approves establishment of Higher Education Financing Agency for creating capital assets in higher educational institutions.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the creation of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions. The HEFA would be jointly promoted by the identified Promoter and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) with an authorised capital of Rs.2,000 crore. The Government equity would be Rs.1,000 crore. The HEFA would be formed as a SPV within a PSU Bank/ Government-owned-NBFC (Promoter). It would leverage the equity to raise up to Rs. 20…more »

Cabinet approves enhancing the buffer stock of pulses up to 20 lakh tonnes

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of Department of Consumer Affairs on enhancing the buffer stock for pulses up to 20 lakh tonnes. The buffer stock will be built through domestic procurement and imports of 10 lakh tonnes each. The specific variety of pulses and their respective quantities for the buffer stock, their phasing/procurement will be decided based on price and availability position, both domestic and global, and changes, if any, in the procurement plan for the current and subsequent seasons… more »

Cabinet approves initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). The Project will be implemented as a ‘Central Sector Scheme’ with total project outlay of Rs. 3600 crore. However, the project would be initiated with a cost of Rs. 2660 crore, with the possibility of additional financing of Rs. 940 crore at later stage. Out of the Rs.2660 crore, the Central share will be Rs.1330 crore and external assistance from the World Bank through In… more »

Indirect Tax Collections upto August, 2016 show an increase of 27.5% over the net collections for the corresponding period last year.

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The figures for indirect tax collections (Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs) upto August 2016 show that net revenue collections are at Rs 3.36 lakh crore which is 27.5% more than the net collections for the corresponding period last year. Till August 2016, 43.2% of the Budget Estimates of indirect taxes for Financial Year 2016-17 has been achieved. As regards Central Excise, net tax collections stood at Rs.1.53 lakh crore during April-August, 2016 as compared to Rs.1.03 lakh crore during the corresponding period in the previous Financial Year, thereby registering a growth of 48… more »

Direct Tax Collections up to August, 2016 show an Increase of 15.03% over the net collections for the corresponding period last year

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The figures for Direct Tax Collections up to August, 2016 show that net revenue collections are at *Rs. 1.89 lakh crore* which is *15.03%* more than the net collections for the corresponding period last year. Till August 2016,*22.30%* of the Budget Estimates of direct taxes for Financial Year 2016-17 has been achieved. As regards the growth rates for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Personal Income Tax (PIT), in terms of gross revenue collections, the growth rate under CIT is *11.55%* while that under PIT (including STT etc.) is* 24.06%.*However, after adjusting for refunds, the net gr… more »

Government extends due date for filing of Income Tax Returns from 30th September, 2016 to 17th October, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 1 day ago
The due date for filing of Income tax returns by tax payers whose accounts are required to be audited under the Income Tax Act is the 30th September of the following year. The tax payers whose business receipts exceed Rupees one Crore or professional receipts exceed Rupees twenty-five Lakh during the previous year 2015-16 are required to file an Income Tax return accompanied by an audit report by the above mentioned due date. However, taking into consideration that the last date for making declarations under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 is also 30th September, 2016, the Central… more »

President of India’s Greetings on the Eve Of Idu’l Zuha

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The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Idu’l Zuha. In his message the President has said, “On the occasion of Idu’l Zuha, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. The festival of Idu’l Zuha epitomizes trust, compassion, sacrifice and forgiveness. Let us on this day recall the selfless sacrifice made by Hazrat Ibrahim and engage in the service of humanity. Let us strive to lessen the pain of the suffering and needy. May this festival strengthen our efforts to enhance universal b… more »

Vice President Greets People on Id-ul-Zuha

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The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Id-ul-Zuha. In his message, he said that Id-ul-Zuha highlights the virtues of sacrifice and compassion in our lives and inspires us to inculcate the spirit of sacrifice, sympathy and brotherhood in our society. *Following is the text of Vice President’s message:* “I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of ‘Id-ul-Zuha’. Id-ul-Zuha highlights the virtues of sacrifice and compassion in our lives. The Festival ins… more »

Shipping Corporation of India is to play an Important Role in the Energy Security of the Country: Shri M.L.Mandaviya

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Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has to play an important role in the energy security of the country and all efforts would be made to further boost the capacity of the SCI and the sector in this regard to ensure that national interests are fully safeguarded”, said Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Lal Mandaviya. He was reviewing the activities of Shipping Corporation of India in Mumbai today. He said that Government of India will consider giving shipping the status of Infrastructure in the country and all efforts w… more »

The Government assures that all resources are made available to the Port sector to achieve maximum growth of business

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Mumbai Port Trust needs to bring administrative reforms to develop ability to compete with the private ports Mumbai Port Trust needs to bring about administrative reforms to develop ability to compete with the private ports, said Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya on an inspection visit to Mumbai Port Trust today. He further expressed a need for the port to have a clear vision and road map for development for next ten to twenty years and appealed to all the stakeholders to work in this direction. The Minister… more »

Review of National Rural Drinking Water Programme held in Capital

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Guided by the high priority given to efficient management of the country’s water resources by the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation today organized the *‘National Review Meeting of National Rural Drinking Water Programme’ *with respect to water quality, sustainability, and rural water supply. The review was attended by Principal Secretaries and Chief Engineers of State Public Health Engineering Departments. It was organized to engage officials from various State Governments, receive feedback on critical issues pertaining to the National Rural Drinking Wate… more »

Government approves subsidized helicopter services in J&K and Himachal Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 days ago
The Government has accorded its approval for operation of helicopter services in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on a pilot basis in 10 sectors, as per the stipulation that the most inaccessible destination points should be chosen. The scheme can be extended to other/additional sectors at a later date depending upon the assessment of the justifiable needs of the local population. The State Governments of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh will re-identify/chose and finalize the most critical sectors in their States, with number of flying hours by the State Go… more »

Recruitment Drive at INS Hamla

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 days ago
Indian Navy is conducting a Special Recruitment Drive for Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) at INS Hamla, Malad, Mumbai today (09 Sep 16). Due to the overwhelming response, a very large number of candidates have reported for the said drive. Adequate arrangements for crowd control have also been made in liaison with Mumbai Police. However, due to some over-enthusiastic candidates desiring to enter the premises before the others, crowding resulted at the main gate of INS Hamla, which was controlled by Civil and Naval Police present at the site. Two candidates received minor injuries in… more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee presents presidential colours to DEFENCE Services Staff college, Wellington

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Presidential Colours to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington today (September 9, 2016). Speaking on the occasion, the President said the award of Presidential Colours is a befitting tribute to the eternal spirit of this great institution. He was certain that the Staff College would continue to produce military leaders of great repute and resolve. The President said it is a matter of honour, that more than 1700 officers from 75 countries from all over the world have graduated from the portals of this unique inst… more »

Address of Shri Pranab Mukherjee President of India on the occasion of presentation of President’s Colours to Defence Services Staff College Wellington, Nilgiris

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1. Governor of Tamil Nadu, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Air Marshal Ajit Bhonsle, Lt Gen SK Gadeock, student officers of the 72nd Staff Course, Ladies & Gentlemen. 2. Today, on this momentous day, as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of India, it gives me immense pleasure to award the Presidential Colours to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. 3. Post its relocation from Quetta to Wellington in 1948; the Defence Services Staff College, has emerged as the premier Tri-Services Institution in the country, and today it epitomises … more »

The rule of law is an essential pre-requisite for economic growth and draw foreign investments: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 days ago
Addresses the event to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industry The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the existence of rule of law is an essential pre-requisite for creating an environment that supports economic growth and draws foreign investments. He was addressing the event to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Patna today. The Governor of Bihar, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Tejaswi Yadav, the President … more »

Nominations for Padma Awards 2017

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 days ago
Nominations for the Padma Awards, 2017 is presently open and the last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma Awards 2017 is September 15, 2016. The nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards are being received online only on an electronic management system designed by MHA. This is available on the website:*www.padmaawards.gov.in**. *No other mode of nomination/recommendation is accepted. Nominations received after September 15, 2016 will also not be considered. For further details click ‘Awards and Medals’ on the Union Home Ministry’s website: http://www.mha.nic.in *The sta…more »

Government approves subsidized helicopter services in J&K and Himachal Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting – 4 days ago
The Government has accorded its approval for operation of helicopter services in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on a pilot basis in 10 sectors, as per the stipulation that the most inaccessible destination points should be chosen. The scheme can be extended to other/additional sectors at a later date depending upon the assessment of the justifiable needs of the local population. The State Governments of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh will re-identify/chose and finalize the most critical sectors in their States, with number of flying hours by the State Go… more »
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