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 →

TU-142M receives a formal welcome at INS Dega

TU-142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft of the Indian Navy landed at INS Dega. The TU is likely to be dismantled and transported by road on trailers and re-assembled on the Beach Road near Kursura Submarine Museum. TU-142M aircraft which have been nothing short of a ‘Flying Destroyer’, was given an impressive welcome as it landed for the last time at Visakhapatnam. TU-142M has rendered yeoman service to the nation and has taken part in all major exercises and operations including Operation Cactus in Maldives, Op Vijay in Continue reading →

India’s share in the global economy

According to the World Bank Group, India’s GDP (in current US$, 2015) is US$ 2.095 trillion vis-a-vis the World GDP (in current US$, 2015) of US$ 74 trillion. Thus India’s share in the global economy is about 2.83%. For the above calculation, the World Bank Group has used the GDP at purchaser”s prices, which is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It Continue reading →

Merger of Bharatiya Mahila Bank with State Bank of India

The Cabinet in its meeting on 15th March, 2017 has approved the proposal of acquisition of Bharatiya Mahila Bank with State Bank of India. It has come into effect on 1st April, 2017. The merger is aimed at economies of scale and operational efficiency leading to improved supervision process, compliance and productivity in addition to better risk management. There were 103 branches of Bharatiya Mahila Bank functioning in the county as on 31.03.2017. Bharatiya Mahila Bank had extended loans of Rs.191.09 crore to women entrepreneurs Continue reading →

Water Management Index

NITI Aayog has developed a Composite Water Management Index as a useful tool to assess and further improve the performance in efficient management of water resources. The index would provide useful information for the States and also for the concerned Central Ministries/Departments enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources. The Index has 28 key Performance Indicators (KPIs) covering irrigation status, drinking water and other water-related sectors. It is targeted to prepare the index for States/Union Territories from the Continue reading →

DAY-NRLM

The Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana–National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) is making a difference to the lives and livelihoods of over 3.6 crore households from where women have joined Self Help Groups (SHGs). The collectives of women under SHGs, Village Organisations (VOs) and Cluster Level Federations (CLFs) has evolved transformational social capital that is changing gender relations, access to services and participation in Gram Sabhas and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).  Under the DAY-NRLM, over 30 lakh women farmers have been supported under Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana Continue reading →