Saturday, 29 October 2016

Govt News In Brief

PM Shri Narendra Modi previews exhibition on the theme “Uniting India: Sardar Patel”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Thursday previewed the exhibition – “Uniting India – Sardar Patel” set up by the Ministry of Culture, at National Science Centre in New Delhi. This digital exhibition, which showcases the integration of India, and the contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, has been prepared with the inspiration of the Prime Minister. The exhibition has around 30 exhibits, and features about 20 different kinds of interactive and media experiences. It provides visitors with a range of opportunities to engage with various digital installations which expl... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee ’s message on the eve of National Day of Turkey

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Turkey on the eve of their National Day (October 29, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, I have pleasure in extending greetings and warm felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Turkey on the occasion of your National Day. Our two countries have rich ... more »

Cabinet approves New Productivity Linked Reward Scheme for all Major Port Trusts and Dock Labour Board employees/workers for the years 2015-16 to 2017-18

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to New Productivity Linked Reward Scheme for all Major Port Trusts and Dock Labour Board employees/workers for the years 2015-16 to 2017-18. The new PLR scheme applicable from 2015-2016 to 2017-2018 will benefit about 37870 Port and Dock workers/employees in all the Major Port Trusts and the yearly outgo will be Rs. 49.58 crore. Ministry of Shipping has formulated a New Productivity Linked Reward (PLR) Scheme for all Major Port Trusts and Dock Labour Board employees/workers for the y... more »

Cabinet approves release of an instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2016 representing an increase of 2% of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5622.10 crore ... more »

Clarification regarding reports on Downgrading of status of Military Officers

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
There have been reports in the media that the Govt has issued a new order lowering the status of Military officers with respect to their civilian counterparts in the Armed Forces Headquarters. These reports, quoting a letter dated 18 Oct 2016 issued by the Ministry of Defence, are erroneously stating that the equivalence has been disturbed and status of Service officers has been downgraded. It is clarified that there has been no down-gradation or any change in the existing equivalence of the Service ranks whatsoever. The existing functional equivalence as clarified in 1991 and furth... more »

Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, Shri. Mandaviya visits Indian Maritime University

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Union Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport & Highways and Chemical & Fertilizers, Shri. Mansukh Lal Mandaviya visited Indian Maritime University in Chennai today and interacted with the faculty and students. The university was established through an Act of Parliament (Act 22) in November 2008 as a Central University, and is poised to play a key role in the development of trained human resource for the maritime sector. IMU is in the category of a professional university intended for fulfilling the requirements of the maritime sector. Addressing the students and faculty o...more »

PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his sixteenth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the Ministry of Labour and Employment, which largely include EPFO, ESIC, and Labour Commissioners. Secretary (Department of Labour) outlined the improvements brought in the grievance redressal system, such as introduction of online transfer of claims; electronic challans; mobile applications and SMS aler...more »

Environment Ministry’s monitoring Committee reviews situation arising from avian influenza

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for overseeing outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza reviewed the control and containment of the avian influenza situation today. *Mortality Status within 24 hours:* NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, NEW DELHI - 01 (Grey Partridge, in-house bird) DEER PARK, HAUZ KHAS, NEW DELHI - Nil GWALIOR ZOO - Nil *Action taken*: The control and containment measures of avian influenza in the affected zoos are being continued, which inclu... more »

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Attends The ‘23rd Rehabilitation International World Congress’ at Edinburgh, Scotland

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment attended the 23rdRehabilitation International World Congress at Edinburgh, Scotland, being held from 25-27 October, 2016. The Theme of the Congress is, "*Create a More Inclusive World*". The Congress is being attended by more than 1000 delegates from 65 countries. Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal is the Patron of this Congress. The First Minister for Scotland, Rt. Hon Nicola Sturgeon, delegates from China, Great Britain, Germany and other countries attended the Congress. The Minister of SJ&E Shri Tha... more »

Sub- Extension of Period for applying of renewal for GMDSS-GOC License

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Ministry of Communication has extended the period for applying of Renewal of Global Management Distress Safety System General Operator’s Certificate (GMDSS-GOC) License from three months to six months prior to its expiry vide notification No. GSR 186 dated 4th October 2016. This will enable the officers to have adequate time required to renew their GMDSS-GOC license and they will be able to sail on ships without any delay in future. The Standard of Training and Certification of watch keeping mandates all Nautical Grade Officers to hold a valid GMDSS-GOC license issued by Ministry...more »

Shri Piyush Goyal leads Indian Delegation to Republic of Vanuatu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
MoU signed for establishing India-Vanuatu Centre of Excellence in IT in Vanuatu Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal led a thirteen-member Indian delegation to Republic of Vanuatu on 25-26th October, 2016. During this visit, the Minister held meetings with H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Republic of Vanuatu and H.E. Mr. Bruno Leingkone Tau, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and discussed India-Vanuatu bilateral relations. Vanuatu has acknowledged India’s commitment for strengthening bilateral ties through ... more »

Government committed to facilitate growth and innovation of the M&E sector – Col. Rathore

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
*Minister delivers address at CII Big Picture Summit * Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said with technological changes and innovation, the content platform is undergoing constant change with respect to creation / access and distribution. As a consequence, revenue and business models were being fragmented along with changes in market distribution and talent pool identification. Col. Rathore mentioned this while delivering his key note address at the CII Big Picture Summit here today. Speaking further, the Minister said, a series of measure... more »

Press Statement by Prime Minister during visit of Prime Minister of New Zealand to India

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Your Excellency, Prime Minister John Key, Members of the delegations, Members of the media, I am delighted to welcome Excellency Key to India. Excellency, I am told that it is now a regular feature for the New Zealand Parliament to celebrate the festival of Diwali and, you yourself have participated in several of these festivities. So, it is a particular pleasure to receive you in India during the festive season. Friends, Prime Minister Key and I have met several times on the sidelines of multilateral summits and today, it is an honour for us to welcome Excellency Key in India o... more »

Centre Constitutes Committee for monitoring Bird Flu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Centre has constituted a Committee headed by Joint Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries (DADF) to maintain constant vigil on the situation arising out of avian influenza (H5N8). The Committee will have representatives from Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Department of Agriculture Research and Extension (DARE) and representative of the Delhi Government. Besides, monitoring the situation, the Committee will assist the State Government in taking steps to contain the spread of Avian Influenza. The Centre has als...more »

Digital Media Broadcasting to Play a Critical Role in Bringing About Change in Sports Broadcasting in India Says Sports Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Minister of state (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel has said that digital media broadcasting will play a critical role in bringing about change in sports broadcasting in India. Addressing the Big Picture Summit 2016 here today, he said increasing penetration of internet, mobile devices and cheaper data services especially in rural areas will prove game changer in this direction. He said Broadcasters must focus on how sports are delivered to these audiences. Shri Goel said, data suggests that more than 60% of the Digital Audiences in India is within the age group ... more »

Libraries continue to play a central role in providing open and free access to information and ideas: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Inaugurates 19th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking - NACLIN 2016 The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the libraries continue to play a central role in providing open and free access to information and ideas. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 19th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking - NACLIN 2016, here today, which was jointly organized by the Tezpur University and Developing Library Network, New Delhi. The Governor of Assam, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, the Minister for Ir...more »

34546 MT pulses procured from farmers during ongoing Kharif season

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Government agencies have procured 34546.69 MT pulses- Moong and Urad as on 25.10.2016 during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS). FCI, NAFED and SFAC are procuring Kharif pulses from the farmers to ensure MSP for their crops in pulses producing states. So far, FCI has procured 8166.71 MT, NAFED 23510.13 MT and SFAC 2869.85 MT Moong and Urad since the arrival of Kharif crop during ongoing KMS 2016-17. The Government has set up the procurement target of 50,000 MT Kharif pulses during current KMS for its buffer stock. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates National Tribal Carnival

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion after witnessing an enthralling carnival parade, he said this is the first time that tribal groups from across the country would be in Delhi at the time of the festive occasion of Diwali. He said the tribal carnival would showcase the capabilities of the tribal communities, in the national capital. The Prime Minister said India is a land of great diversity. He said the carnival parade presented at the function today had offered just a small glimpse of this d... more »

Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi's speech at Inauguration of National Tribal Carnival-2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
देश के इतिहास में पहली बार, देश के कोने कोने से आए हुए आदिवासी भाइयों और बहनों के बीच राजधानी दिल्ली में दीपावली मनाई जाएगी। करीब चार दिन दिल्ली इस बात को अनुभव करेगा कि भारत कितना विशाल है, भारत कितनी विविधताओं से भरा हुआ है और जंगलों में जिंदगी गुजारने वाले हमारे आदिवासी भाई बहनों में कितना सामर्थ्य है कितनी शक्ति है। देश के लिए कुछ न कुछ करने के लिए दूर-सुदूर जंगलों में रहते हुए भी वो कितना बड़ा योगदान दे रहे हैं ये दिल्ली पहली बार अनुभव करेगा। भारत विविधताओं से भरा हुआ देश है। 'बीस गांव- बोली बदल जाए' ये हमारे यहां पुरानी कहावत है लेकिन हमने यहां उसकी झलक देखी। झलक भर ही थी, अगर... more »

Thrust on increasing productivity of Oilseeds and Pulses to meet the Nation’s requirement : Shri Radha Mohan Singh.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Agriculture & farmers’ Welfare Minister briefs consultative committee on steps being taken for self sufficiency in Pulses and Oilseeds The Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today outlined the thrust of the Agriculture Ministry for increasing the productivity of oilseeds and pulses to achieve self sufficiency. Addressing the Members of the Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Agriculture this morning, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare will join... more »
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