DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Ministries of Tribal Affairs and Home Affairs lead in RTI rejections: CIC report
The report, tabled in both houses of Parliament this week, said 64,334 applications, which comes to 4.70 per cent of the 13.70 lakh applications received during 2018-19, were rejected. The first appeals before seniors against the decisions of RTI processing officers called Central Public Information Officers marginally declined from 9.72 per cent last year to 9.29 per cent in 2018-19.
Govt okays Rs 5,300 cr fund infusion into IIFCL in FY20
Another Rs 10,000 crore will be infused in 2020-21.
Onion prices shoot up to Rs165/kg; govt says imported onions to arrive by Jan 20
Onion prices have been ruling high for past few weeks due to...
Consumer affairs ministry seeks removal of import bar to check pulses price hike
This year, the government has allowed 400,000 tonnes of tur dal import and the window closes on Friday. The import window for urad and moong closed on October 31. “Like onion, pulses may also see a steep price rise. Delay in allowing imports will not help,” said the consumer affairs ministry official.
How various departments of the government responded to various queries on the Citizenship Amendment Bill
Here's what the Law ministry said on the exclusion of the term 'religious persecution' from the text of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Who stands to benefit from the bill and the government sees the bill.
Govt halves onion stock limit to curb hoarding
The government is closely monitoring the prices of onions which is rising everyday due to short supply in the market. There is a huge shortage of the bulb this year due to heavily rains in the onion growing states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
Ecommerce consumer law may include social media shopping
85% of respondents to an online poll said social networks should be subject to e-commerce rules and policies.
Finance Ministry tightens purse strings for January-March quarter
The FinMin has cut ministries’ spending limit to 25% of budget estimate for entire fiscal year.
Maintaining database: National Business Register on anvil
It will have a district-wise list of all enterprises and establishments dealing in goods or services.
Hallmarking to be mandatory for gold jewellery from 2021: Ram Vilas Paswan
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on November 29 announced that hallmarking will be mandator...
Attacker stabs five at rabbi's home in New York
The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said on Twitter an attacker wearing a scarf stabbed the victims at a house in Monsey, Rockland County, about 30 miles north of New York City. All five victims were taken to local hospitals, the council said, adding that two of the victims were critical, with one of them stabbed at least six times.
More time to provide feedback on draft ecomm user protection rules
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs notified on Monday that stakeholders and the public can comment on the draft rules pertaining to consumer protection on ecommerce platforms till December 2.
Bipin Rawat is the new CDS, but defence secretary still in the picture
Any files related to defence policy issues would still have to pass through the Defence Secretary.
Industry body FHRAI, LocalCircles write to commerce ministry, ministry of consumer affairs to include OTAs in e commerce rules
LocalCircles said it has received lots of feedback on draft e commerce rules as well as the workings of online travel and accommodation booking sites and that as per a recent consumer survey conducted on the subject, 60% of the consumers felt convenience fee is not disclosed to the consumer.
RBI introduces new Prepaid Payment Instrument for your daily grocery payments
The newly introduced payment instrument can be issued by banks and existing non bank PPI players.
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