Scheme

  • Mumbai: People living in crumbling buildings September 27, 2013

    Over 3 lakh people housed as part of Mumbai's biggest rehabilitation scheme for those displaced by infrastructure projects are living in crumbling buildings. The buildings are constructed with substandard material and in imminent danger of collapse. ...
  • FTP: SC says Aadhar not mandatory: Is Aadhar scheme becoming a white elephant? September 28, 2013

    In a major setback for the Centre, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Aadhar numbers/cards being prepared by the Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) can't be the sole proof for the government's various schemes. Aadhar is one of the main schemes of the UPA-2. It is headed by the Infosys...
  • HRD Ministry raised hygiene issue in mid day meals with Bihar July 18, 2013

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. Two reports prepared by independent agencies showed that students and their parents were not happy with the quality of food served at schools in...
  • Mid day meals: HRD Ministry says it had warned Bihar government July 18, 2013

    HRD Minister Pallam Raju says that a few months back 12 districts in Bihar were warned over the hygiene issues in mid day meals. Raju added that Saran, where 23 children died after eating mid day meals, was among the districts. ...
  • Food Bill a poll stunt, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan July 13, 2013

    The Congress has decided to start the rollout of the Food Security scheme from August 20, the birth anniversary of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. ...
  • Food security is must, says Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi July 13, 2013

    "We put the food security bill into action and we will provide food security to the people in the country. The ordinance has been passed and we will pass this bill in the monsoon session," he said. ...
  • WB: Chit fund firms run for cover as panic hits the sealing April 26, 2013

    Rose Valley's chairman Goutam Kundu wrote to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on April 23 seeking protection from the administration. He claimed in his letter that his group had assets worth Rs 10,000 crore, and the money collected from depositors was safe in his hands. ...
  • Farm loan waiver under scanner: Are big ticket government schemes prone to corruption? March 5, 2013

    The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament earlier on Tuesday criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. ...
  • Farm debt waiver scheme: Finance Ministry orders probe after CAG report reveals lapses March 5, 2013

    The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament earlier on Tuesday criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. ...
  • BJP calls for 'in-depth' inquiry in farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report March 5, 2013

    The main Opposition BJP called for an inquiry into the farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report highlighting government's lapses and irregularities in implementing the scheme. "There are things rotting somewhere and that is why we want an in-depth inquiry because without that you won't be able to prove the...
  • Direct cash transfer: UPA faces opposition from within January 1, 2013

    Sources say that many ministers opposed the scheme fearing that the hiccups in the scheme could hurt the party in the Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • Sheila Dikshit's comment an insult to the poor: Ramdev December 16, 2012

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Saturday that Rs 600 per month is enough for a family of five to sustain itself. ...
  • The Last Word: Is government ready for cash transfers? November 29, 2012

    The benefits of the cash transfer scheme to be rolled-out from January 1 in 51 districts will reach the intended beneficiary only by February-March, said Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahlwualia. ...
  • Is the UPA's cash transfer scheme a poll game changer? November 27, 2012

    Referring to the modus operandi of the scheme, Chidambaram said that subsidies would directly be credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. ...
  • Government calls its direct cash transfer scheme a game changer November 30, 2012

    The government claims falsification and duplication will be eradicated as subsidies will be directly credited to bank accounts of beneficiaries. The first announcement about Direct Cash Transfer was made the then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his Budget speech on March 16, 2012. The announcement was made in paras para 23,...
  • Direct cash transfer scheme a ploy to reduce grants: Opposition November 27, 2012

    A day after the government announced the direct cash transfer scheme for BPL families through Aadhar cards, the opposition is calling it a ploy to end subsidies. ...
  • Mumbai: Over 15,000 investors cheated in Rs 34 crore religious fraud November 23, 2012

    As many as 15,000 investors from the Christian community were duped in an investment scheme promising Israel tour. ...
  • Mid-day meal scheme turning into a nightmare November 2, 2012

    It was an ambitious project of the government, but it's turning into a nightmare with children being served substandard food. ...
  • FTN: We can't fight corruption through OB Vans, says Nandan Nilekani October 23, 2012

    UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani says Aadhaar numbers are far more effective at fighting corruption than laws and agitations....
  • Gujarat BJP's housing policy is poor: Congress August 27, 2012

    In Ahmedabad, the Police had to resort to lathi charge when a huge crowd waiting to collect forms for cheap houses at the Gujarat housing board got impatient. ...
  • Is it time to scrap the railway Tatkal scheme? June 29, 2012

    The Railway is planning separate counters and timings for Tatkal bookings and has step up vigilance. ...
  • CJs in Rural Bihar Expose Corruption December 10, 2011

    CJ Jaganath exposes corruption in NREGA scheme while CJ Dhanrajia Devi uncovers corruption in the PDS mechanism. ...
  • CJ battles corruption in Meghalaya October 22, 2011

    CJ Agnes exposes how benefits of PDS, NREGA and other govt schemes do not reach villagers because of corruption. ...
  • CJ Show: Citizens Turn CJ to Fight Back October 15, 2011

    Citizens expose scams and battle insensitive authorities. They share their stories, videos and pictures. ...
  • CJ battles to get her wages under NREGA scheme January 20, 2012

    Citizen Journaist Shakuntala Devi battles to get her wages under NREGA scheme. ...
  • 150 kids fall ill after taking vitamin shots August 28, 2010

    A second government health blunder in less than two weeks. 150 school children fall sick after being administered vitamin shots in Haryana. ...
  • CJ show: How villagers are fooled on the name of NREGA October 25, 2009

    Citizen Journalist RPL Srivastava exposes how Government funds meant for welfare schemes are being siphoned off. ...
  • Infant mortality in India shockingly high, says report October 6, 2009

    A "Save the Children" nationwide survey, reveals shocking facts about India's infant mortality rate. India has the highest number of newborn deaths every year. More than four lakh children die within the first 24 hours of being born. Survey also points that Uttar Pradesh has the highest neo-natal mortality rate...
  • Mob vandalises food supply office in Patna August 8, 2009

    Violence broke out in Patna over alleged irregularities in fuel and sugar to people. Protesters vandalised the office premises of the Alamganj branch of the Municipal corporation in the city. Residents of the area were protesting against non-distribution of kerosene and sugar under the Public Distri Scheme. The mob damaged the furniture...
  • NREGA's 5-year report card has red marks all over August 2, 2009

    Almost Rs 60,000 crore has been spent in five years on NREGA, the UPA government’s rural employment project which is credited for its victory in the Lok Sabha elections. But here is the fact about the project: there is no independent monitoring system to review its performance. Where did the...