Shri Piyush Goyal asks NPC to leverage its strengths for expansion of its Advisory & Capacity Building services
February 23, 2021 at 3:58:23 AM
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Union Commerce and Industry Minister Sh. Piyush Goyal today took an online review meeting of National Productivity Council (NPC), an autonomous organization of DPIIT.
Shri Som Parkash, Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and other Senior Officials of DPIIT were present in the meeting.
Shri Goyal acknowledged that National Productivity Council, an organization set up in 1958, has been rendering expert services in the areas of Consultancy and Capacity Building in the domains of Energy, Environment, Business process and Productivity improvement. He said that it can further leverage its strength and work more closely with Industry, SMEs and other organizations in the Government, Public as well as the Private Sector.
The Minister said that successful experience of NPC in implementing Lean Manufacturing in MSME sectors needs to be leveraged for expanding schemes to benefit more MSMEs. Similarly, the recent estimation study of plastic litter into riverine and marine eco-system needs to be expanded to other cities, with the objective of making India plastic-free. It was also decided that the current scheme of “Training and certification of competent persons for Boiler Certification” needs to be reviewed with an objective of bringing in more efficiency. The CIM called for enhancing NPC’s revenue to the tune of Rs. 300 Crores by 2024 through the expansion of its Advisory & Capacity Building services to public and private sectors.
In order to bring in more synergy among the offices of Commerce & Industry Ministry, it was recommended that all these offices should be co-located in the same city. The Minister further desired that NPC should try to replicate the Delhi Police Model of Automated Transfer & Posting System, developed by NPC, for other Government Organizations, including Railways. He also emphasized that NPC could render its services to Indian Railways which is the largest government employer in the country.
A search and seizure operation conducted by the Income Tax Department in Kolkata
March 11, 2021 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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