MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
TV Somanathan new expenditure secretary in finance ministry
The government made over a dozen changes at the secretary and additional secretary levels, with the Union Budget two months away. This is the second major bureaucratic reshuffle since the BJP government came back to power in May. The secretaries of 12 departments were rejigged in July.
Corporate affairs ministry reviews IL&FS resolution progress
After the crisis at diversified IL&FS came to light last year, the ministry had ...
Finance ministry unveils detailed presentation on steps taken to boost economy
In a press briefing, the CEA gave a recap of the steps taken b...
Army wants Doklam panel under new Deputy Chief, cabinet nod awaited
The Indian Army is planning to institutionalise the key war committee that was created during the Doklam standoff between India and China in 2017. This setup is established only during a war like situation, otherwise all these heads work under different verticals. The defence ministry has approved the proposal.
MeitY urges Finmin to bring back 4% exports sops on smartphones
Meity has warned that unless govt restores sops for phone exports, the $3 bn industry would collapse.
Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary (West) in foreign ministry
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Swarup, a 1986 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, to the post, it said.
Govt to reject JSPL’s winning bid for coal block in Chhattisgarh
All other blocks will be awarded to the successful bidders in the auctions.
What's inside Oyo's 'Raho Mast' campaign?
Oyo's campaign has been conceptualised and conceived in-house under the charge of Mayur Hola, creative head, India, and SE Asia, for the company. The three films shot by Chrome Pictures show different use-case scenarios.
Steps being taken to promote defence exports: Government tells Lok Sabha
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said self-reliance in defence production to meet the requirement of the armed forces was imperative from both strategic and economic perspectives. "Several steps have been taken to promote defence exports, including reduction in the time taken for issuing export authorisations," he said during the Question Hour.
NCLT again seeks clarity on Jet slots from DGCA, ministry
After Jet Airways went bust in mid-April, government temporarily allotted the hundreds of slots owned by Jet to other carriers, with an apparent bid to contain soaring airfares in the peak holiday season. The slots were first allotted to other airlines for three months, which was extended to December-end. The lack of clarity on slots has created confusion.
Over 300 arbitration cases with claims of around Rs. 80,000 crore pending with Highways Ministry: Nitin Gadkari
Main reasons of invocation of arbitration are compensation for delay in handing over of land, damages due to Change in Scope, loss incurred on account of extended stay in the project, delay in distribution of grant/annuity payment, change in law, additional interest paid to lenders, interest on delayed payments, non-achievement of project milestones etc, he said.
HRD Ministry defers decision to hike MTech fee in IITs
While the ministry had, in September, announced the decision of the IIT Council that it will implement the fee hike, the issue will again be taken up at the next meeting. The development comes against the backdrop of protests by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against a recent fee hike. HRD Ministry officials, however, did not comment on the reasons behind the decision being put on hold.
Six coal mines under allotment process: Govt
In the allotment process, applications were received in the case of six out of 15 coal mines, the coal ministry said in a release. On the basis of evaluation of applications received in the allotment process, six mines namely Durgapur II Taraimar/Durgapur II Sariya, Mandakini, Utkal C, Sugia Closed Mine and Tokisud North are under consideration for the allotment, the coal ministry said.
DGH launches single window clearance system
The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has launched a single window clearance system that connects upstream companies to different arms of the government, allows electronic filing of most applications.
Six Coal India arms did not formulate policy as mandated by environment ministry: CAG
"Six out seven coal producing subsidiaries of CIL did not formulate a policy as mandated by MoEF&CC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) which stipulated that a well laid down environment policy duly approved by the Board of Directors of the subsidiaries needs to be in place," the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said.
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