National Safai Karmcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKLFDC)

Recently, a “PAN India Workshop on Prevention of Hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks” has been organized by National Safai Karmcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKLFDC) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC) was set up in January 1997 as a non profit company under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to empower the Scavengers, Safai Karamcharis and their dependents to break away their traditional occupation, depressed social condition and poverty and leverage them Continue reading →

UNEP Champions of the Earth

The Prime Minister, Shri  Narendra Modi, will receive the United Nations’ highest environmental honour, the ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award at a special ceremony in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi on October 3. The award announced on 26th September, on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly at New York City, will be presented by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering. Prime Minister Modi has been selected in the leadership category for his pioneering work in championing the International Continue reading →

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) is an Indian infrastructure development and finance company. IL&FS, incorporated in 1987, is a large Systemically Important Non-Deposit Accepting Core Investment Company (CIC-ND-SI). It has numerous infrastructure assets and has played a major role in infrastructure development and financing in the country. It has 169 group companies, as in 2017-2018, including subsidiaries, joint venture companies and associate entities. A series of defaults by IL&FS Group companies in August and September, 2018 on term-deposits, short-term deposits, inter-corporate deposits, commercial paper Continue reading →

SATAT Initiative

An initiative launched by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, under which PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) invite Expression of Interest (EoI) from potential entrepreneurs to set up Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) production plants and make available CBG in the market for use in automotive fuels. Gas is clean and cheaper mode of fuel and the Government has taken several steps to promote its production and usage. Government is keen to set up 5000 CBG plants in next 5 years, and for Continue reading →

People’s Plan Campaign

The People’s Plan Campaign will be  rolled out as ‘Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas’from 2nd October to 31stDecember 2018. During the campaign ,structured Gram Sabha meetings will be held for preparing Gram Panchayat Development Plan for the next financial year 2019-2020. The campaign is being undertaken on a large scale, given the number of Gram Panchayats in the country. Special efforts have been made to ensure maximum participation of vulnerable sections of society like SC/ST/Women etc. The Gram Panchayat Development Plan aims to strengthen the role of Continue reading →

Committee recommendations to review Khadi Industries

The Central Government had constituted the following Committees to review the existing structure, functioning and performance of Khadi Village and Industries Commission(KVIC) to study the regulatory framework and to recommend any other measures considered necessary to revamp the KVIC. 1.      High Power Committee headed by late Prime Minister Shri PV Narasimha Rao 2.      Arthur Andersen Study 3.      Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri. D.M. Sukthankar, former Chief Secretary Govt. of Maharashtra High Power Committee (HPC) was constituted under the Chairmanship of late Prime Minister Mr. P. V. Narasimha Rao to review the Continue reading →

National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme

The main objective of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) is to enhance the global competitiveness of manufacturing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by intervening through following components: i)          Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme, ii)        Design Clinic Scheme, iii)     Technology & Quality Up-gradation support for MSMEs (TEQUP), iv)      Promotion of ICT in manufacturing Sector, v)        Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), vi)    Entrepreneurial & Management Development of SMEs through incubators, vii)  Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be Competitive through Quality Management Standards (QMS) and Quality Continue reading →

Teachers’ Absenteeism

The recruitment and service conditions, including monitoring of teachers’ attendance are primarily in the domain of State Governments and UT Administrations.The World Bank took up a research project in 2004 on teacher absenteeism in 6 countries, including India and conducted a survey in 3700 schools in 20 States.  The report, inter alia, concluded that twenty-five per cent of teachers in Government primary schools remained absent from work on any given day, and only 50% of teachers present in schools were actually engaged in teaching.  As Continue reading →

“Bharat ke Veer”

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the web portal and mobile application named “Bharat ke Veer” on the occasion of Valour Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here today. The portal is an IT based platform, with an objective to enable willing donors to contribute towards the family of a braveheart who sacrificed his/her life in line of duty. The amount so donated will be credited to the account of ‘Next of Kin’ of those Central Armed Police Force/Central Para Military Force Continue reading →

11th Standing Committee meeting of Inter-State

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will chair the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council here tomorrow. The meeting will discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State Relations. The Punchhi Commission, notified in 2005, submitted its report in 2010. The recommendations of the Punchhi Commission, which are contained in seven Volumes, pertain to History of Centre-State Relations in India, Constitutional Governance and Management of Centre-State Relations, Centre-State Financial Relations and Planning, Local Self-Governments and Decentralized Governance, Internal Security, Criminal Justice and Continue reading →