Government plans new scheme to revive 24,000-MW gas power plants
The power and petroleum ministries are working on the new proposal. The earlier scheme entailing subsidy has been shelved. The proposed new scheme will offer no subsidy and hopes to help operate the power stations at 90% capacity by selling the bundled power. Bundling of solar power with an equal amount of gas-based power is expected to result in lower cost of production.
Government launches independent directors' databank
"Companies also may register themselves with the databank to search, select and connect w...
Ministries of Tribal Affairs and Home Affairs lead in RTI rejections: CIC report
The report, tabled in both houses of Parliament this week, s...
Coal India faces CAG heat over Rs 371 crore excess PF deposit
PSU accused of violating law by parking co’s share of leave encashment
Funds sanctioned for installing real-time train information system in 6k more locomotives: Railway Ministry
Replying to a query in the Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said the RTIS project is being executed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS), an IT arm of the ministry, in collaboration with ISRO.
Govt raised Rs 765.37 cr from anti-dumping duty till Nov 27: Piyush Goyal
“The basic intent of anti-dumping measures is to eliminate injury caused to the domestic industry by the unfair trade practice of dumping and to create a level playing field for the domestic industry,” commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal told Lok Sabha. In a separate reply, he said the government will use all available instruments in the national interest, as and when necessary.
FM to hold pre-Budget consultations with stakeholders beginning Monday
As per the finance ministry, Sitharaman will meet stakehokder groups of 'New Economy: Start-ups, Fintech and Digital Sector' on Monday morning, and financial sector and capital market representatives later in the day.
Red-tape stalls Indian Army HQ recast plan
The Indian Army had sent a proposal to the Defence Ministry for approval. The ministry, after approving it, further sent it to the Cabinet for clearance, but due to technical reasons it has not been approved and sent back, sources said. "The Army needs approval for three posts from Cabinet as these are joint secretary level and above posts."
To protect Great Indian Bustard, Environment Ministry to declare their habitats as conservation reserves
During a meeting held by a committee under the ministry, constituted in pursuance to the directions of the National Green Tribunal, it was also decided to have time bound action plan for the implementation of mitigation measures such as installation of bird diverters and their regular maintenance and monitoring by power agencies.
Labour ministry to rejig draft social security code
PMO unhappy as the proposals fail to meet objective of unifying all social security benefits.
Nearly seven lakh vacant posts in central government departments: Personnel Ministry
Based on the vacancies reported by the user departments, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has started recruitment process to fill up 1,05,338 posts during the year 2019-2020, Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh said.
Steel ministry proposes clusters, integrated hubs to unlock growth potential
The policy says, "Creation of two archetypes of clusters nanely, Ancillary and Downstream cluster and Value-Added steel clusters, will provide multiple benefits."
Rise in salaried workers, women fare better: NSO
The share of regular wage earners and salaried employees in the total urban workforce increased marginally between April-June 2018 and January-March 2019 — from 48.3% to 50% — with women faring better than men, the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey released by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) showed.
Urban Joblessness: The state of unemployment in the economy
The National Statistics Office on Saturday released a report on the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for urban areas for Jan-Mar 2019 detailing key indicators including unemployment, labour force participation rate and industry-wise jobs scenario.
States spend Rs 12.99 crore on model career centres: Labour Minister
As of now, total 997 employment exchanges are functional in the country. The Ministry is implementing the National Career Service (NCS) project for transformation of the National Employment Service to provide a variety of employment related services like job matching, career counseling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, etc.
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