DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Govt effects major JS-level bureaucratic reshuffle; 29 officers appointed in different departments
Of the total officers, thirteen are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the rest from other services like Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Forest Service (IFoS) and Central Secretariat Service (CSS), among others.
Perception in country that Centre leading to 'starvation-like situation': Congress
The Congress said Saturday there is a perception that the ...
Questions raised over qualifying exam for independent directors
Bemused by Centre's latest decision to hold a qualifying exam for independent...
How plastic ban will affect businesses and consumers
India’s plastic-processing industry has over 30,000 units and an annual turnover of Rs 2.25 lakh crore.
A royal affair: Prince William, Kate Middleton to meet Pak PM Imran Khan on Tuesday
The royal couple will return to the UK on October 18.
E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform: Draft guidelines
Traders' body CAIT has welcomed the draft rules and said the proposed framework will "force" e-commerce companies to be more transparent and accountable towards customers. As per the draft, an e-commerce entity should not "directly or indirectly influence the price of the goods or services" and "maintain a level-playing field".
Ram Vilas Paswan bans single-use plastic in his offices
Single-use plastics (SUPs) are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These include plastic bags, cups, plates, aerated drinks' bottles, straws, stirrers, take-away food containers, processed food packers and wrappers.
Govt committee recommends privatisation of coal sector
All new auctions or allotments of coal mines has been recommended for commercial purpose only.
Government likely to deny Congress chairmanship of finance, external affairs committees
Congress likely to replace PC with Anand Sharma as home panel chief.
Govt to initiate talks with stakeholders on drug trade margins
The Department of Pharmaceuticals along with the Drug pricing regulator, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) will discuss the issue of TMR with the stakeholders, in an effort to reduce prices of medicines & medical devices. The trade margin is the difference between the price at which the manufacturers/importers sell to stockists and the price charged to consumers.
DoT asks telcos to share broadband infra in govt buildings
The directive came after the TRAI had recommended to the department last year that all telcos & infrastructure providers must be mandated to share in-building infrastructure in public places, commercial & residential complexes with other providers in a transparent, fair & non-discriminatory manner, with a minimum of three operators having a presence in the building.
PMO reviews ETF way of share sale; weighs large strategic disinvestment
PMO is looking at strategic divestment, including selling land parcels of Air India, Railways.
7 ministries, departments haven't allocated funds for tribal welfare schemes: Officials
An official said the guidelines were finalized in January 2019, which means complete adherence cannot be ensured this financial year.
Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill
It seeks to strengthen rights of consumers and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defects in goods and deficiency in services.
Startups to get 10-year waiver from regulatory filings
A government official said a notification would be issued soon to put into effect the proposed changes, although relaxation of norms on financial filings for startups would require an amendment to the Companies Act.
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