Defence Ministry lays out new plans to boost domestic arms buys to Rs 1.4 lakh crore
“In order to enhance procurement from domestic industry, it is incumbent that procurement is doubled from the current Rs 70,000 crore to Rs 1,40,000 crore by 2025,” the draft policy reads. The objective set up for the department of defence production is to achieve a turnover of Rs 1.75 lakh crore in the aerospace and defence sector by 2025.
I-B Ministry extends deadline for suggestions on draft bill for registration of print, publishing industry
The draft Registration of Press an...
New regulations ask industries to hire locals in Karnataka
The new regulations require all those industries that have benefited from the gove...
Govt determined to conclude Naga pact, endless negotiation under shadow of guns not acceptable: RN Ravi
NSCN (I-M) has adopted a procrastinating attitude to delay the settlement raising the contentious symbolic issues of separate Naga national flag and constitution-interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, RN Ravi.
Draft policy on rare diseases looks at Rs 15 lakh aid to the poor
In an attempt to address concerns of patients suffering from any rare disease and reeling under its exorbitant cost of treatment, the health ministry has come up with a new draft National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2020, which highlights “scarce resources” to provide financial support for treatment of rare diseases.
Effectiveness of existing law against abuse of elderly parents to be reviewed on direction from PMO
Strengthening the existing legislation has been among the topmost priorities of the Ministry in the second tenure of the Modi government.
International Energy Agency urges India to adopt NITI Aayog's National Energy Policy
According to the International Energy Agency, energy research, development and deployment (RD&D) can be a strong enabler of India’s energy policy goals.
NHAI wants tighter land norms for nod to highway projects
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) won’t issue work order for highway projects under the public private partnership (PPP) mode unless it has 90% of the land is in its possession and without obtaining all statutory clearances.
The man behind NRC sports a smile and stays away from media glare
Hajela, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, had his share of bouquets and brickbats while he led a team of 52,000 officials that sifted through over six crore documents of 3.3 crore applicants.
Government plans law to reposition stats body
The draft National Statistical Commission (NSC) Bill 2019 proposes a statutory National Statistical Commission with an independent secretariat headed by a secretaryrank officer and comprising five whole-time members including a deputy governor of RBI, chief statistician of India, chief economic adviser and the CEO of Niti Aayog.
NITI Aayog to seek views of affected patients on medical devices law
In a first, the government's think-tank has asked trouble stricken patients of J&J's hip implants to help build consensus on the proposed regulation of medical devices.
Shoddy ammo from ordnance factories hitting military: CAG
TOI had reported on May 14 that the Army had sounded alarm over the unacceptably high number of accidents taking place in the field due to poor quality of ammunition being supplied for tanks, artillery, air defence and other guns by the OFB, which has 41 ordnance factories under it with an annual budget of over Rs 15,000 crore.
Checks on data collection, improved sample size likely
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation plans to introduce checks for data collection and increase the sample size of surveys to improve accuracy. “Challenges which we face today are of data quality. The ministry is concerned with data quality and will take measures to improve it,” said an official aware of the details
Govt's public procurement directive to states may restrict competition: MTaI
The timing of the directive, issued this month, is surprising as the industry is actively discussing the means to streamline public procurement of medical devices without disturbing the demand-supply equation.
Industry body IAMAI wants further clarity in Personal Data Protection Bill
Participants said that while the draft bill addressed matters of ‘consent’ and ‘explicit consent’ for different categories of data, it lacked clarity on what would qualify as consent and explicit consent. The differentiation was required by them to frame necessary compliance measures, they said.