Govt. making all efforts for ease of doing business in the Fertilizer Sector
February 23, 2021, 3:58:23 AM
Image of distribution of subsidized fertilizers through coastal shipping
Highlighting the efforts made by the government to ease the supply network for fertilizers the country Shri Gowda stated that coastal shipping as an additional mode of transportation has been promoted.
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri D.V Sadananda Gowda has said that NDA Government is making all efforts for ease of doing business in fertilizer sector so that it can be made Atmanirbhar in the true sense and farmer community cab be served better.
Elaborating various initiatives taken by the government in this direction Shri Gowda said the Department of Fertilizers has rolled out a More Farmer Friendly DBT 2.0 Version in July 2019 to improvise the existing DBT system and make it more user friendly. DBT 2.0 Version has three components namely, DBT Dashboard, PoS 3.0 Software and Desktop PoS version.
DBT Dashboards provide accurate real-time information about the position of supply/availability/requirement of various fertilizers. It can be accessed by any general public at https://urvarak.nic.in
PoS 3.0 Software captures sale to different categories of buyers, generate sale receipts in multiple languages and provide soil health recommendations to the farmers to promote the balanced use of fertilizers. Desktop PoS Version is an alternative or added facility to PoS devices which is more robust and secure.
DBT in Fertilizers received 2 (two) awards namely, “SKOCH Gold Award for Governance’’ on 25.9.2019 and “Governance Now” Digital Transformation Award on 6th November 2019.
For this, the policy for reimbursement of freight subsidy for distribution of subsidized fertilizers through coastal shipping or/and inland waterways was announced on 17.6.2019 and 18.9.2019. During 2019-20, 1.14 LMT of fertilizers has been moved through coastal shipping.
Referring to cost fixation rules for urea units union minister said that with the approval of CCEA his Department vide notification dated 30th March 2020 removed the ambiguities in the Modified NPS-III. This will facilitate smooth implementation of Modified NPS-III which will result in the grant of Additional Fixed Cost of Rs.350/MT to 30 Urea units and grant of special compensation of Rs. 150/MT to Urea units which are more than 30 years old and converted to gas which will incentivize these units to remain viable for sustained production. It will also facilitate continued operations of the urea units resulting in a sustained and regular supply of Urea to the farmers.
A search and seizure operation conducted by the Income Tax Department in Kolkata
March 11, 2021, 7:31:22 AM
Kolkata: The Income Tax Department carried out a search and seizure operation on 10.03.2021 on two separate persons based in Kolkata, who are engaged in the handling of cash of others on a commission basis.
Income Tax Department, India, Kolkata
India cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi as a single non-lapsable reserve fund
March 10, 2021, 9:22:05 AM
Delhi: Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for share of Health from the proceeds of Health and Education Cess levied under Section 136-b of Finance Act, 2007.
India, Finance, India Cabinet
Gurugram DGGI officials arrest 2 men for defrauding exchequer of over Rs 690 crore
March 10, 2021, 7:08:55 AM
Delhi: The ongoing investigation of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence, Gurugram Zonal Unit, were able to arrest two gang members of a fake invoicing syndicate, namely Vikas and Manish, who were involved in GST fraud by way of issuance of fake GST invoices in excess of Rs 4,800 crore which defrauded the exchequer of more than Rs 690 crore.
India, Income Tax Department
The Government takes steps to deal with Casteism and Communalism in the country
March 10, 2021, 6:50:50 AM
Delhi: The Central Government provides assistance to State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations towards incentive for inter-caste marriages, where one of the spouses is a member of a Scheduled Caste.
MCA strikes off 10,113 companies from April to Feb in 2020-2021
March 8, 2021, 1:49:31 PM
Rep. image, Office
Delhi: Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) administers the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act), Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. There is no provision for weeding out the Companies in the Act.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flags off Tanakpur-Delhi Jan Shatabdi Express special train
February 26, 2021, 11:22:48 AM
Rep. image, Train
Delhi: Minister Piyush Goyal said that the introduction of a new modern, safe, LHB coach Purnagiri Janshatabdi train, will boost tourism and connectivity in the region. The Minister also informed that electrification of Pilibhit- Delhi route was already complete, Tanakpur- Pilibhit route is also complete, only CRS inspection is awaited, soon the entire route (Tanakpur- Delhi) will be fully electrified.
INDIA RAILWAYS, Piyush Goyal
MHA extends guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution states/ UT to strictly enforce SOPs
February 26, 2021, 11:05:15 AM
Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an Order today to extend the existing Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution to remain in force upto 31.03.2021.
Minister of Home Affairs (MHA), India
MoU sign by MCA & CBIC for exchange of data for enhancing the ease of doing business in India
February 25, 2021, 6:07:10 PM
Delhi: Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), Ministry of Finance, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for data exchange between the two organisations. The MoU was signed by Manoj Pandey, Joint Secretary, MCA, and B. B. Gupta, ADG, CBIC, in the presence of Rajesh Verma, Secretary, MCA and M. Ajit Kumar, Chairman, CBIC.
MoU, India, MCA, CBIC
India and Pakistan's joint statement on the situation along the Line of Control (LAC)
February 25, 2021, 2:03:51 PM
Delhi: The Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact. The two sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Control and all other sectors in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere.
Line Of Control, LAC, India, Pakistan, Indian Armed Forces
Govt notifies IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021
February 25, 2021, 1:44:00 PM
Delhi: Amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media and after elaborate consultation with the public and stakeholders, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 has been framed in exercise of powers under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011.
Digital Media, India