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  • Pension scheme for 40 lakh families in Uttar Pradesh Yesterday

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch a pension scheme for 40 lakh families, including those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minorities, in the state on November 5. The Samajwadi Pension Scheme will cover 12 lakh SC/ST families as well as 10 lakh minority and...
  • MGNREGA scheme improved status of women: Study 2 days ago

    Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme had helped women improve their social and economic status, according to a study by a university. The study by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) showed that 97.3% of workers under the scheme are women. Conducted as part of a project...
  • Aadhar not must for LPG subsidy under modified DBT 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Cooking gas (LPG) consumers will be able to get subsidy directly in their bank accounts from November 15 even if they don't have Aadhar numbers, as the government will re-launch the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme. The scheme will be initially re-launched in 54 districts from mid-November and...
  • Jan Dhan phase II: LIC, general insurers asked to finalise products October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Government has asked all state-owned general insurers and country's largest life insurer LIC to finalise the micro-insurance products to be sold to account holders in the second phase of the Jan Dhan scheme to be rolled out from January 26. Ministry of Finance, Joint Secretary - insurance, Anoop Wadhwa had...
  • 2010 housing scheme: Delhi HC seeks CCI response on DDA's plea October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought a response of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on a plea by DDA seeking a stay on the probe against its officials in connection with delay in handing over of a flat to an allotee under its 2010 housing scheme. Delhi...
  • PM Modi launches Adarsh Gram Yojana, says it's not guided by money but by people's participation October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) saying that the scheme was driven by demand and not by supply. Launching the scheme on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, Modi said, "The country's development model has been supply...
  • PM Modi to launch MP model village scheme on Saturday October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious village development project under which each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019 will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The goal is to develop three adarsh grams or model villages by March 2019, of which...
  • Vasundhara Raje clears Pensioners Health Concession Scheme 2014 October 10, 2014

    Jaipur: In Diwali bonanza to retired employees, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje approved the Pensioners Health Concession Scheme, 2014 to provide medical care in the government-run hospitals and approved private hospitals. The scheme to provide medical and health benefits to lakhs of state pensioners at concessional rates was earlier announced...
  • DDA extends new housing scheme submission dateline to October 15 October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving an overwhelming response to its new housing scheme and due to intervening festive season, DDA has extended the last date of submission of application form to October 15, a senior official of the housing authority said on Wednesday. The 'DDA Housing Scheme 2014', offering over 25,000 flats...
  • DDA makes website disabled-friendly; to gear up for draw time October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Online visitors with partial or complete visual impairment can now easily access Delhi Development Authority's official website as the portal has been made disabled-friendly. The new features were added a few weeks after the launch of 'DDA Housing Scheme 2014'. The urban body's website has so far received...
  • Government ready to help women continue research post marriage: Jitendra Singh September 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: The central government, under its 'mid-career scheme', is prepared to help all those young women who want to continue their research work after marriage, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. "Women whose research work gets discontinued after marriage and...
  • Odisha: Court asks jail authorities to produce Seashore CMD on October 14 September 27, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A local court has directed the superintendent of Jeypore jail in Odisha's Koraput district to produce Seashore CMD Prashant Das before it on October 14. District and sessions court judge DP Choudhury issued the direction yesterday while hearing a petition of the Enforcement Directorate which wanted to take Das on...
  • EPFO's Rs 1,000 minimum pension to benefit 32 lakh immediately September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Government's decision to amend the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS-95) run by EPFO to provide minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 will immediately benefit around 32 lakh pensioners who get less than this. Earlier, estimates of EPFO had suggested that the immediate beneficiaries who were getting less than Rs...
  • Rural Water Supply schemes suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water: CAG September 23, 2014

    Puducherry: CAG on Tuesday slammed implementation of Rural Water Supply schemes implemented by the Puducherry government to provide safe and clean drinking water to rural population, saying it suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water and non-adoption of supply norms. The report for the year...
  • Central skills scheme to be renamed after Deendayal Upadhyaya September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will rename an existing skill development programme under the Rural Development Ministry as a tribute to Bharatiya Jana Sangha ideologue and BJP icon Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Sources said that the government will launch the Deendayal Skill Development Programme -- a new version of the Aajeevika Skills scheme...
  • Ponzi schemes: Lawmakers quiz regulators, ministry officials September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Lawmakers on Thursday quizzed officials of RBI, SEBI and the government about the steps being taken to avoid recurrence of fraudulent moneypooling activities like Saradha scam. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance's meeting comes against the backdrop of CBI probing the Saradha scam in which thousands of crores or...
  • Cochin Shipyard to invest Rs 1,200 crore to build dry dock September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned Cochin Shipyard will be investing Rs 1,200 crore for setting up dry dock facility to build LNG carrier ships, Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. "The vessels for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be built at a cost of Rs 1,500...
  • Rs 4,754cr power transmission scheme for Arunachal, Sikkim September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday approved a scheme for strengthening power transmission in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs 4,754.42 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved this scheme, an official statement said. "The intrastate transmission and distribution systems...
  • Saradha scam: SFIO completes probe, says 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes' September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Monday completed its probe into the multicrore Saradha scam and said 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes'. Investigations have revealed that primary source of payments to subscribers was collections made from newly enrolled members rather than...
  • 'Concerted policy push to add 69 million nonagriculture, 11 million manufacturing jobs' September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Although the new government has undertaken measures that generate employment, a comprehensive 'projobs policy' will help add 69 million nonagriculture and 11 million manufacturing jobs by 2020, credit rating agency Crisil said on Thursday. "The government needs to take more steps towards projobs policy to structurally alter the country's...
  • Cabinet gives nod to fifth phase of Aadhaar September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave its approval to the fifth phase of the Unique Identification (UID) scheme for undertaking enrolment in the four states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. With this, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been given the target...
  • Narayanasamy alleges malpractices in free rice scheme September 6, 2014

    Puducherry: Former Union Minister of State and senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Saturday alleged "malpractices" in the implementation of free rice scheme by the AINRC Government and demanded a CBI probe. Inaugurating a demonstration by party workers condemning the government's "failure" to measure up to the people's expectations in...
  • DDA website restored; over 18 lakh hits in two days September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority on Tuesday restored its online service after a massive response to its mega housing scheme crashed the official website. Top DDA officials said that the website received a whopping 18.25 lakh hits since the launch of the housing scheme on Monday under which over 25,000...
  • Challenge to DDA's housing scheme: Delhi HC queries JJ associations September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday questioned four associations of JJ clusters about their right to challenge DDA's new housing scheme under which over 25,000 flats would be sold through draw of lots. A bench of Justice VK Shali did not issue any notice to the city government...
  • BJP forms panel to help government roll out social schemes August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to help publicise and implement social welfare schemes initiated under Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, BJP has formed a committee for active coordination between the party and the government. The move, BJP sources said, was a conscious strategy to ensure that benefits of welfare programmes...
  • Jan Dhan Yojana will not a burden on banks, says Arun Jaitley August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), under which 2.14 crore accounts have already been opened, will not put any burden on banks. "Any apprehension that this scheme may cause financial burden on the banks does not hold any ground...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: A year on, duped investors remain penniless August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Agony, despondency, exasperation and anger. The emotions in West Bengal's countryside remain pretty much the same as they were a year ago when Saradha Group went bust. While the company's bosses Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh are in custody, duped investors have nothing. Most...
  • Jan Dhan camps by banks on all Saturdays, 1.84 crore accounts opened August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1.84 crore bank accounts have been opened under the Jan Dhan scheme and banks will organise camps from 8 am to 8 pm on all Saturdays to reach out to unbanked households, the government said on Friday. "It has been decided that henceforth, the banks will be holding...
  • PACL to move Tribunal against Sebi order August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing a Sebi order with charges of running an illicit money pooling scheme worth about Rs 50,000 crore, PACL Ltd on Friday said it will approach the Securities Appellate Tribunal against the directive of the capital markets regulator. "Sebi has unfortunately failed to recognize the submissions of the company...
  • Sebi cracks down on Rs 50,000 crore moneypooling scheme August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In its biggestever crackdown on a largescale illicit money pooling scheme estimated at nearly Rs 50,000 crore, regulator Sebi on Friday ordered immediate closure of unauthorised collective investment schemes run by PACL Ltd and refund of investors' money within three months. Besides, the capital markets regulator also said it...