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Finance Commission holds 3rd consultation with economists in Chennai

Interacting with media, Chairman of the XV Finance Commission Dr. N.K.Singh said, Commission was greatly enriched by the interaction and the discussions with domain experts and economists in understanding some necessary assumptions which are necessary for the Commission to come up with appropriate recommendation. Some suggestions which came out of ... Read More »

Finance Commission to visit Tamil Nadu from 5th September

The Commission led by the Chairman N.K.Singh, Members – Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Ramesh Chand and Secretary Arvind Mehta along with other officials will have meetings with Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state in Chennai. Detailed presentations will be made on the finances of ... Read More »

Law Commission places draft report on holding of simultaneous elections

Touching many relevant points on the report which has been uploaded on its website, the commission has called for further discussions and examination on the matter, involving all the stakeholders before it makes the final recommendations to the centre. In chapter 11, titled ‘CONCLUSIONS’, Commission has said, “Any major decision that has a ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes OBC Commission Bill

The Narendra Modi government’s commitment to Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, reinforced over the last two days. On Wednesday, the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill, approved by the cabinet, and on Thursday the Bill giving constitutional status to  National Commission for Backward Classes passed by Lok Sabha. Social Justice and ... Read More »

Finance Commission to visit Jharkhand from tomorrow

The Commission led by the Chairman Shri N.K.Singh, Members Shri Shaktikanta Das, Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Ramesh Chand and Secretary Arvind Mehta along with other officials will have meetings with Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state in Ranchi. Detailed presentations will be made on the finances ... Read More »

Finance Commission on a visit to Gujarat from today

The commission will be in Gujarat up to 25th July. It will meet Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state. Detailed presentations will be made on the finances of the State Government. Apart from the meetings and presentations, State Government will also showcase its flagship programmes to the ... Read More »

Finance Commission to visit Gujarat from Sunday

The Commission led by the Chairman N.K.Singh, Members – Shaktikanta Das, Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Ramesh Chand and Secretary Arvind Mehta along with other officialswill have meetings with Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state. Detailed presentations will be made on the finances of the ... Read More »

EAM Sushma Swaraj co-chairs joint commission meet in Bahrain

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is on a visit to Bahrain co-chaired the second High Joint Commission meeting with her Bahraini counterpart Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa. Issues of trade, investment and counter-terror cooperation were discussed at the joint commission meeting. Earlier on Saturday, the External ... Read More »

EAM Sushma Swaraj to co-chair joint commission meet in Bahrain

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is on a visit to Bahrain will today co-chair the second High Joint Commission meeting with her Bahraini counterpart Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa. Issues of trade, investment and counter-terror cooperation likely to be discussed at the joint commission meeting. Earlier ... Read More »

Law Commission holding meeting with political parties

The Commission has prepared a draft paper on “Simultaneous Elections – Constitutional and Legal Perspectives” and has sought opinions of all stakeholders including political parties, constitutional experts, bureaucrats, academia and public on the paper, before finalising its report and sending it to the government. In its draft, the law panel ... Read More »

Law Commission recommends regulating betting

The commission’s report, Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket in India, recommends a number of changes in the law for regulating betting and generating tax revenues from it. Parliament may also enact a model law for regulating gambling that may be adopted by the states or in the ... Read More »

Centre to replace UGC, bring in Higher Education Commission 

The government is set to replace the apex higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) with a higher education commission by repealing the UGC Act, 1951.  “Under the leadership of PM @narendramodi has embarked on a process of reforms of the regulatory agencies for better administration of the HE sector ... Read More »

EAM calls on Presidents of European Commission, European Parliament

Swaraj arrived in Belgium on Wednesday from Luxembourg on the last leg of her four-nation tour. Earlier, she had visited France and Italy. “EAM Sushma Swaraj called on President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The two leaders exchanged views on progress made on the understandings reached during the last India-EU ... Read More »

Telecom Commission approves proposal for in-flight mobile services

Telecom Commission – the highest decision making body of telecom department – also approved regulator TRAI’s recommendations on internet telephony in its meeting in New Delhi today. Another proposal that received approval entails creation of an ombudsman to deal with telecom grievances, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan told reporters. The ombudsman ... Read More »