GOVERNMENT AWAAZ

Govt sanctions 254 projects worth over Rs 24000 crore under Mission Clean Ganga

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has sanctioned 254 projects worth over 24 thousand crore rupees under National Mission for Clean Ganga. Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari said, around five thousand crore rupees have been spent in the last four years under it. Mr Gadkari was speaking after inaugurating India … Continue reading Govt sanctions 254 projects worth over Rs 24000 crore under Mission Clean Ganga

Hassle free Visa regime to facilitate arrival, stay of foreign travellers: Govt

AMN / NEW DELHI Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has said that creating a simple and hassle-free Visa regime is the government’s objective to facilitate the arrival and stay of foreign travellers into the country. Addressing a conference on Streamlining of India’s Visa regime here today, Mr Gauba highlighted various policy initiatives taken to liberalize … Continue reading Hassle free Visa regime to facilitate arrival, stay of foreign travellers: Govt

A N Jha appointed as new Finance Secretary

AMN / NEW DELHI Senior IAS officer Ajay Narayan Jha has been appointed as new Finance Secretary in the government. He was currently serving as Secretary, Expenditure. Prime Minister Modi-led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has cleared AN Jha’s appointment to the post after incumbent Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981-batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian … Continue reading A N Jha appointed as new Finance Secretary

India’s first locomotive-less Train 18, breaches 180 kmph speed limit during test run

AMN India’s first locomotive-less train, known as Train 18, has breached the 180 kilometres per hour speed limit during a test run at Kota-Sawai Madhopur section in Rajasthan. When this indigenously designed train is made operational, it will become the country’s fastest train. “Train 18 is capable of touching 200 kilometres per hour provided the … Continue reading India’s first locomotive-less Train 18, breaches 180 kmph speed limit during test run

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey takes over as Revenue Secretary

  Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey (IAS: MH 1984) took over as the Union Revenue Secretary upon superannuation of Dr Hasmukh Adhia here Friday. Outgoing Finance Secretary & Revenue Secretary, Dr Hasmukh Adhia welcomed Dr Pandey in his office. A Maharashtra cadre officer, Dr. Pandey will continue to head the Unique Identification authority of India (UIDAI) … Continue reading Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey takes over as Revenue Secretary

BSF celebrates its 54th Raising Day

  Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Border Security Force, BSF, the sentinels of Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh is celebrating its 54th Raising Day today. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju attended the main ceremony at Chhawla Camp in New Delhi and inspected the parade and took the salute. In his address, … Continue reading BSF celebrates its 54th Raising Day

8 more States achieve 100% household electrification

AMN /NEW DELHI Eight more States have achieved hundred per cent household electrification under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya. The states are Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telangana and West Bengal. Speaking to media after the Review, Planning and Monitoring Meeting with States and State Power Utilities … Continue reading 8 more States achieve 100% household electrification

Govt revises height norms for STs of NE, Gorkhas in CAPF recruitment

  AMN / NEW DELHI The Home Ministry today took a decision to revise in height norms for the STs of North-East India and Gorkhas for recruitment in Central Armed Forces. In a tweet, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, with this relaxation, a large number of youths from North-East and … Continue reading Govt revises height norms for STs of NE, Gorkhas in CAPF recruitment

UIDAI’s Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed new revenue secretary

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has appointed UIDAI CEO and GSTN Chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the next Revenue Secretary. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet in a notification yesterday said, Mr Pandey, who is 1984 batch Maharashtra-cadre IAS officer, will take charge as the Revenue Secretary after the superannuation of current Finance and … Continue reading UIDAI’s Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed new revenue secretary

Clarification regarding Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme

PIB / New Delhi In a section of media, there have been some reports about Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme. In this regard, the Ministry of Labour & Employment has clarified the following – Background- (i) The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 applies to establishments employing 10 or more than 10 persons in Factories, Mines, Plantation, Shops … Continue reading Clarification regarding Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme

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