DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
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 Jan...
Govt to initiate talks with stakeholders on drug trade margins
The Department of Pharmaceuticals along with the Drug pricing regulator, Natio...
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.
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.
India’s love affair with insurance cos to last long: Saurabh Mukherjea
The top life and general insurance companies will grow enormously over the next 10-20 years.
Tamil Nadu unveils EV policy charged with sops for consumers, manufacturers
The policy also envisages electricity tax, stamp duty exemptions and subsidies on land for factories.
Flyers stuck at airport have right to free food, stay
National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission noted that passengers have "the right to food, refreshment and accommodation" when they are stuck at the airport waiting for their flight.
Bankrupt companies take indirect tax department to court over GST software not being in sync with IBC
Many bankrupt companies are complaining that the GST software doesn’t allow them to pay current or future taxes without clearing dues from earlier years.
Rajpath redo may see all Ministers seated on one floor
The new Parliament building is set to have common central secretariat on Rajpath accommodating the entire council of ministers on one floor, secretaries to all ministries on another, and heads of flagship missions in a separate wing.
CAG flags irregularities in UP excise department
Undue advantage also accrued to wholesalers and retailers (in case of IMFL) to the tune of Rs. 1,643.61 crores due to higher Ex Distillery Price (EDP).
Assam govt launches project to transform Inland Water Transport
Govert of Assam launched a project for the transformation of the Inland Water Transport system on the National Waterways in the state. The project will develop an efficient river transport system which would be safe & secure for the large volume of passenger and cargo carried by vessels by IWT as well as by private boat owners and operators.
DoT directs telecom circle heads to deal Airtel, Tata Teleservices as separate companies
The Department of Telecom has also asked all its entities to deal customer acquisition process and all compliance related issues of both the companies as separate companies. Bharti Airtel on July 1 announced that the consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) has now become its part.
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