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Atal Pension Yojana (APY) is the guaranteed Pension Scheme of Government of India administered by PFRDA

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Easy to Explain Benefits drive Atal Pension Yojana (APY) backed by Government of India’s Guarantee;The Subscriber base under APY has crossed 1.24 crore mark; More than 27 lacs new subscribers have joined the Scheme during the Current Financial Year 2018-19

02 NOV 2018

The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) is the guaranteed Pension Scheme of Government of India administered by PFRDA.

The Subscriber base under APY has crossed 1.24 crore mark. The Govt of India guarantees the pension benefits. The Scheme is very easy to understand and it is very transparent. More than 27 lacs new subscribers have joined the Scheme during the current financial year, i.e. 2018-19. States like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka are the top contributors in APY enrollment. The Scheme allows any Indian Citizen between the age group of 18-40 years to join through the bank or post office branches where one has the savings bank account. The table below shows State wise enrollment, gender wise distribution and coverage along with the latest population in those States.

The State wise potential, that is eligible population that can be covered under APY, and gender wise distribution of population as on 27th Oct 2018 is given below:

S.No STATE POPULATION BETWEEN AGE GROUP 18 TO 40 Number of APY Subscribers as on 27.10.2016 Percentage of Population Covered under APY Total Female Subscribers Percentage of Female Subscribers Total Male Subscibers Percentage of Male Subscribers Total Transgender Subscribers Percentage of Transgender Subscribers Total
1 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS 168,753 1,856 1 715 39 1,141 61 0 0 1,856
2 ANDHRA PRADESH & TELANGANA 34,832,527 1,128,032 3 565,804 50 561,843 50 385 0 1,128,032
3 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 542,212 4,507 1 1,936 43 2,571 57 0 0 4,507
4 ASSAM 12,291,862 250,783 2 109,481 44 141,259 56 43 0 250,783
5 BIHAR 35,484,731 1,116,119 3 559,297 50 556,707 50 115 0 1,116,119
6 CHANDIGARH 473,489 19,408 4 6,383 33 13,023 67 2 0 19,408
7 CHHATTISGARH 9,675,449 194,442 2 77,620 40 116,810 60 12 0 194,442
8 DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 161,941 6,689 4 1,350 20 5,337 80 2 0 6,689
9 DAMAN & DIU 134,502 4,697 3 735 16 3,962 84 0 0 4,697
10 DELHI 7,266,256 205,759 3 67,330 33 138,376 67 53 0 205,759
11 GOA 595,087 28,951 5 10,480 36 18,468 64 3 0 28,951
12 GUJARAT 23,827,045 591,045 2 179,603 30 411,318 70 124 0 591,045
13 HARYANA 10,104,539 278,199 3 75,688 27 202,460 73 51 0 278,199
14 HIMACHAL PRADESH 2,685,526 79,964 3 27,241 34 52,711 66 12 0 79,964
15 JAMMU & KASHMIR 4,775,045 47,614 1 12,025 25 35,551 75 38 0 47,614
16 JHARKHAND 11,967,910 258,688 2 128,426 50 130,239 50 23 0 258,688
17 KARNATAKA 25,359,036 915,260 4 389,509 43 525,564 57 187 0 915,260
18 KERALA 11,943,218 276,115 2 151,103 55 124,961 45 51 0 276,115
19 LAKSHADWEEP 25,877 295 1 80 27 215 73 0 0 295
20 MADHYA PRADESH 27,234,721 662,515 2 226,775 34 435,630 66 110 0 662,515
21 MAHARASHTRA 45,274,703 1,000,604 2 354,301 35 646,088 65 215 0 1,000,604
22 MANIPUR 1,140,447 8,031 1 3,833 48 4,198 52 0 0 8,031
23 MEGHALAYA 1,068,987 9,049 1 3,705 41 5,344 59 0 0 9,049
24 MIZORAM 432,946 5,798 1 3,089 53 2,709 47 0 0 5,798
25 NAGALAND 783,664 7,214 1 2,986 41 4,228 59 0 0 7,214
26 ODISHA 16,118,865 398,416 2 161,799 41 236,501 59 116 0 398,416
27 PUDUCHERRY 512,040 23,991 5 12,601 53 11,381 47 9 0 23,991
28 PUNJAB 11,134,889 381,405 3 120,374 32 261,003 68 28 0 381,405
29 RAJASTHAN 25,277,598 569,052 2 173,965 31 394,957 69 130 0 569,052
30 SIKKIM 264,461 6,828 3 2,606 38 4,221 62 1 0 6,828
31 TAMIL NADU 29,069,600 968,372 3 529,395 55 438,679 45 298 0 968,372
32 TRIPURA 1,503,503 28,786 2 12,544 44 16,240 56 2 0 28,786
33 UTTAR PRADESH 71,289,176 1,790,481 3 594,235 33 1,195,808 67 438 0 1,790,481
34 UTTARAKHAND 3,810,712 122,871 3 40,855 33 81,997 67 19 0 122,871
35 WEST BENGAL 36,688,732 709,869 2 324,163 46 385,522 54 184 0 709,869
TOTAL 463,920,049 12,101,705 3 4,932,032 41 7,167,022 59 2,651 0 12,101,705

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All Police officers should be re-trained on various aspects of sexual offences

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Ministry of Women and Child Development

19 APR 2018

All Police officers should be re-trained on various aspects of sexual offences

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi writes to Chief Ministers of all States/UTs highlighting necessary steps for dealing with sexual offences

In a letter addressed to Chief Ministers of all the States/UTs, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development has outlined various steps to be taken by the States/UTs in preventing and curbing the crimes against women and children. Some of the steps mentioned in the letter are:

All police officers should be re-trained on various aspects of sexual offences particularly those related to collection and preservation of evidence.

Instructions may be issued to all police officers that utmost priority is to be given to complete the investigation of cases of sexual offences against children strictly as per the timelines of Law.

State Governments must take strict action against those police officers who are found to be obstructing the investigation or colluding with the perpetrators of such cases.

A quick and timely professional investigation is the only method in which a potential offender can be deterred but this can be done only by the states as the police department is the state subject. Forming a special cell only for sexual offences or specially for sexual offences on children, would be a significant step in this regard.

The Women and Child Development Minister offered help to State Governments in establishing Forensic Laboratories in states which can be used for forensic analysis of evidence in the investigation of sexual offences.

The WCD Minister has requested the states to generate awareness among the children in using the e-box set up under POCSO with child-help line number 1098. The Minister also highlighted that till date 175 One stop centres for women affected by violence have been set up by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. One Stop Centres are to help those women who have no access to either police or medical facilities or are not able to visit a police station in times of distress.

The letter also stressed that Section 21 of the POCSO Act may be invoked in all cases wherever failure to report or record is noted. Section 21 states that any officer who fails to report or record the commission of an offence under section 19/20 of the Act is liable for punishment.

The WCD Minister called for suggestions from the state Governments on dealing with the crimes against women and children.

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Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

F.No. 24(3)/E.Coord/2018
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 26th March 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India.

The Department of Expenditure has from time to time issued instructions on provision of telephone facilities, monetary ceilings on reimbursement to the officers of the Government of India. Given the increasing dependence on telecommunication technology including mobile telephones for carrying out official work, the existing instructions have been comprehensively reviewed, revised and the following instructions are hereby circulated for compliance by all Ministry/Departments, in supersession of all earlier instructions issued by this Department on the subject.

1. Official Telephones

1.1 All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for office telephone with STD facility. For officers of the level below Deputy Secretary, Ministry/Departments may decide in consultation with the Financial Advisers on providing STD facility depending on their functional requirements.

1.2 ISD facility is allowed on official telephones in respect of Administrative Secretaries only.

1.3 All other cases for providing ISD facility on official telephone for officers of the level below Secretary to the Government of India may be decided by the Administrative Secretary in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser.

1.4 Administrative Secretary/ Head of Departments may in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser provide officers below the level of Deputy Secretary official telephones with STD facility on functional basis. This facility should not be given in a routine manner but extreme caution and austerity should be exercised.

1.5 Financial Advisors shall submit a half-yearly report to D/o Expenditure on the number of ISD facility concurred/approved during a financial year.

2. Residential telephones

2.1. All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for one official residential landline telephone with STD facility.

2.2 Residential telephone can be allowed to officials below the rank of Deputy Secretary equivalent on functional basis subject to the condition that this facility shall be restricted to 25% of the sanctioned strength of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/Department. This limit will equally apply to Attached and Subordinate offices.

2.3 ISD facility shall not be allowed on residential telephones.

2.4 Personal staff of Ministers [Private Secretary, Additional Private Secretary and 1st PA of Ministry] and Administrative Secretary [Principal Staff Officer (PSO)/ Senior Principal Private Secretary/ Principal Private Secretary/Private Secretary], Section Officer (Parliament) and Assistant Section Officer (Parliament) are entitled to the facility of one residential landline telephone.

3. Mobile Phone Handsets

3.1 Officers of the level of Secretary and equivalent will be entitled to reimbursement for one mobile handset costing not more than Rs.25,000/-(Rupees Twenty Five thousand only) once during the whole tenure. Global roaming facility shall not be allowed on the mobile connection.

4. Reimbursement of telephone call charges

4.1 Reimbursement of telephone call charges of residential telephone/ mobile phone/broadband/mobile data/data card shall be as per entitlement given below:

SI. No. Level/Designation Limit on reimbursement
1 Secretary to the Government of India and

equivalent level

Rs. 4200/- per month + taxes as applicable
2 Additional Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 3000/- per month + taxes as applicable
3 Joint Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 2700/- per month + taxes as applicable
4 Director/Deputy Secretary to the

Government of India and equivalent level

Rs. 2250/- per month + taxes as applicable
5 Below the rank of Deputy Secretary and
equivalent to the Government of India
(restricted to 50% of the sanctioned strength
of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/
Department/Attached/Subordinate office)
Rs. 1200/- per month + taxes as applicable

4.2 No SIM/data-card will be provided by office.

4.3 There will be no separate ceiling for the landline/ mobile/broadband/mobile data/data card. The amount reimbursable will cover landline and / or mobile /broadband/mobile data/data card connection and shall be limited to the ceiling prescribed or as per actuals whichever is lower. Call charges over and above the ceiling prescribed along with taxes thereon shall be paid by the officers

4.4 The amount shall be reimbursed on submission of bills/receipt by the concerned officer. Officers are at liberty to choose the service provider and the tariff package for residential landline/mobile phones.

4.5 In case where husband and wife are sharing the same residential landline telephone and both are entitled for reimbursement, only one of them will be allowed reimbursement against the residential landline telephone. The claim for mobile phone charges shall be treated separately for each of the officer subject to the entitled ceiling.

4.6 Reimbursement for mobile will be restricted to the officer in whose name the mobile connection is registered.

4.7 The entitlement of an officer drawing pay in a scale intervening between that of Director and Joint Secretary would be at par with that of Deputy Secretary/Director.

4.8 Excess expenditure upto 30% of the ceiling amount (applicable to the officer) can be reimbursed to officers of Joint Secretary equivalent and above and also to Private Secretary/ Officers on Special Duty to the Ministers subject to their submitting a certificate, duly justifying that excess expenditure incurred was for official purpose and unavoidable. This reimbursement would require the concurrence of the Financial Adviser concerned and sanction of the Administrative Secretary/ Secretary Equivalent of the Department/ Organization. In so far as Secretary/ Secretary equivalent officer are concerned, they shall be competent to exercise the aforesaid powers in their own cases. The power to sanction this expenditure shall not be delegated.

4.9 Telephone reimbursement will not be admissible in cases of Leave (of any nature) and trainings which are for more than one calendar month (s).

5. Mobile Facility during official visits abroad

5.1 Officials and delegations visiting abroad for the purpose of short official visits/meeting/conferences/workshops may be provided SIM card by our Mission / Embassy. In case SIM card is not provided by our Mission / Embassy, there will be a monetary ceiling of Rs.2000/- per day for officer above the level of Additional Secretary and equivalent and Rs.1000/- per day for other officers towards reimbursement of call charges.

5.2 No mobile phone facility shall be provided during training period whatsoever including training abroad.

6. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

S/d,
(H.Atheli)
Director

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The Government of India issues clarification regarding requirement for furnishing of Country-by Country Report under Section 286(4) of Income Tax Act, 1961

Ministry of Finance
The Government of India issues clarification regarding requirement for furnishing of Country-by Country Report under Section 286(4) of Income Tax Act, 1961

26 MAR 2018

 

In keeping with India’s commitment to implement the Recommendations of the 2015 Final Report on Action 13, titled “Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting”, identified under the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Section 286 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) was inserted vide Finance Act, 2016, which provides for furnishing of a Country-by-Country (CbC) Report in respect of an International Group.
The CbC Report is to be furnished by the ultimate parent entity of an International Group in the country or territory of its residence. As specified under sub-section (2) of Section 286, the said Report is to be furnished on or before the due date specified under Section 139(1) of the Act for furnishing of return of income for the relevant accounting year. The date for furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (2) of Section 286 for FY 2016-17 was subsequently extended to 31stMarch, 2018 vide CBDT Circular No. 26 of 2017 dated 25th October, 2017.
Sub-section (4) of Section 286 specifies situations in which the said report shall be furnished in India by the constituent entity of an international group, resident in India, namely, those in which there is failure to obtain CbC Report on account of the parent entity being resident of a country or territory with which India does not have an agreement providing for exchange of CbC reports or where there has been a systemic failure of the country or territory and the same has been intimated to such constituent entity.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Constituent Entities of International Groups, resident in India, have apprehensions that the due date of furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (4) of Section 286 is also 31st of March, 2018.

In order to allay the aforesaid apprehensions, it is hereby clarified that the due date of 31st March, 2018 applies for furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (2) of Section 286 only and not under sub-section (4) of the said Section.

It is further stated that the Finance Bill, 2018 (as passed by the Lok Sabha) has proposed that the due date for furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (4) of Section 286 shall be as prescribed. Accordingly, the time for furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (4) of Section 286 of the Act is proposed to be prescribed after the enactment of Finance Bill, 2018.

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Highlights of the Monthly Account of the Government of India upto October 2017

Highlights of the Monthly Account of the Government of India upto October 2017

The Monthly Account of the Government of India upto October 2017 has been consolidated and reports published. Highlights of the same are given below:

The Government of India has received Rs.7,67327 crore (47.9% of corresponding BE 17-18 of Total Receipts) upto October 2017 comprising Rs. 6,33,617 crore Tax Revenues (Net to Centre), Rs. 95,151 crore of Non-Tax Revenues and Rs.38,559 crore of Non-Debt Capital Receipts. Non-Debt Capital Receipts consists of Recovery of Loans (Rs. 8,394 crore) and Disinvestment of PSUs (Rs. 30,165 crore).

Rs.3,37,280 crore has been transferred to the State Governments as Devolution of Share of Taxes by Government of India in this period.

Total Expenditure incurred by Government of India is Rs.12,92,648 crore (60.2% of corresponding BE 17-18), out of which Rs.11,29,853 crore is on Revenue Account and Rs.1,62,795 crore is on Capital Account. Out of the total Revenue Expenditure, Rs.2,57,909 crore is on account of Interest Payments and Rs.1,91,336 crore is on account of Major Subsidies.

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SCoS: Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries

Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

No. 4(4)/E.Coord/2015
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

 New Delhi, 27th November 2017

Subject: Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

Reference is invited to this Department’s OM of even number dated 5th January 2016 on the above subject. Para 22 of the ibid OM provides that ‘Proposals, complete in all respects, seeking approval of SCoS shall be submitted to Department of Expenditure 15 days prior to departure date of delegation’.

2.It has been observed that Ministries/Departments are not submitting their proposals within the stipulated time, often sending proposals one day prior to the departure of the official (s). While it is understandable that requisite approvals and clearances from different agencies/departments take time, it has been observed that Ministries/Departments have been casual in processing their proposals internally without giving due regard to the time frame stipulated for receiving the proposals in Department of Expenditure and seeking approval of the SCoS. Late receipt of proposals for SCoS approval leads to administrative inconveniences both for the SCoS and Ministries/Departments.

3.Hence, Ministries/Departments are directed to ensure that as far as possible, proposals of foreign visits requiring SCoS approval are received 15 days prior to departure date of the delegation but not later than 5 days before date of departure of the delegation. Proposals not adhering to the time frame are liable to be rejected.

S/d,
(H. Atheli)
Director

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Reservation for OBCs in Civil posts and Services under the Government of India

Reservation for OBCs in Civil posts and Services under the Government of India

Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT),
dated the 8th September, 1993, to all Ministries/Departments, etc.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Pats and Services under the Government of India – Regarding.

The undersigned Is directed to refer to this Departments O.M. No. 15012/31/90-Estt. (SCI), dated the 13th August, 1990 and 25th September, 1991 regarding reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Government of India and to say that following the Supreme Court judgement in the Indira Sewhney and other and others Vs. Union of India and others case (Write Petition (Civil) No. 930 of 1990) the Government of India appointed an Expert Committee to recommend the criteria for exclusion of the ;oddly advanced persons/section from the benefits of reservations for Other Backward Classes in civil poser and services under the Government of India.
2. Consequent to the consideration of the Expert Committee’s recommendations this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/31190-Ests (SCT), dated 131.90 referred to in pan (1) above is hereby modified to provide as follows:

(a) 27% (twenty seven percent) of the amoeba in civil posts and services under the Government of India, to be filled through direst recruitment, shall be reserved for the Other Backward Classes. Detailed instruction relating to the procedure to be followed for enforcing reservation wit be issued separately.

(b) Candidates belonging to OBCs recruited on the basis of merit in an open competition on the same standards prescribed for the general candidates shall not be adjusted against the reservation quota of 27%.

(c) (i) The aforesaid reservation shall not apply to persons/sections mentioned in column 3 of the Schedule to this office memorandum.

(ii) The rule of minion win not apply to persons working as artisans or engaged in hereditary occupations, callings. A list of such occupations, callings will be issued separately by the Ministry of Welfare.

The OBCs for the purpose of the aforesaid reservation would contain, in the first phase, the castes and communities which are common to both the lists in the report of the Mandal Commission and the State Governments’ Lists. A list of such canes and communities is being issued separately by the Ministry of Welfare.

(e) The aforesaid reservation shall take immediate effect. However, this will not apply to vacancies where the recruitment process boa already been initiated prior to the issue of this order,

3. Similar instructions in respect of public sector undertakings and financial institution  including public sector banks will be issued by the Department of Public Enterprises and by the Ministry of Finance respectively effective from the date of ibis Office Memorandum.

Sd/
(Smt. Smite Prasad)
Joist Secretary to the Government of India.

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Proposal for grant of Apex Scale to Director General (DG) level officers at the Centre on Seniority basis instead of post specific basis

Proposal for grant of Apex Scale to Director General (DG) level officers at the Centre on Seniority basis instead of post specific basis

By Speed Post

No. 11047/5/2017-AIS-II

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the 22nd September 2017

To
The Chief Secretaries of
All States/ Union Territories.

Subject: Proposal for grant of Apex Scale to Director General (DG) level officers at the Centre on Seniority basis instead of post specific basis.

Sir,

I am directed to say that the Ministry of Home Affairs in consultation with this Department proposes to amend Part ‘C’ and Part ‘D’ of Schedule II of IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016 as under:

(i) In the Part C of Schedule -II of the IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), at Serial Nos. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,13,14,17,19 under column (4), for the entry relating to the posts of Director (IB), Director (SVPNPA), DG (BSF), DG(CRPF), DG (ITBP), DG (CISF), DG (BPR &D), DG (NSG), DG (RPF), DG (SSB), DG (Civil Defence Home Guard and Fire Services), DG (HRC) and DG (NIA), the following entries shall be substituted , namely:

” Apex or HAG+ pay scale as decided by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet”.

(ii) In the Part (D) of Schedule -II of the IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules) column (2) of the table for the entry relating to the post of Special Secretary to the Government of India, the following entries shall be substituted, namely:

” Apex of HAG + pay scale as decided by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet”.

2. The amended Rules shall deemed to have come into force w.e.f. 21st July 2016.

3. You are requested to furnish comments on the proposed amendments latest by 5th October 2017, falling which it will be presumed that the State Government has no comments to offer.

4. This issues with the approval of the competent authority

(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tel. 23094714

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Standard Operating Procedure for Engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PFMS and NTRP

Standard Operating Procedure for Engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PFMS and NTRP.

SOP for Engagement of Ministries/Department with PFMS and NTRP

F. No. S-11012/e-payment-PFMS/9(4)TA-II/2016-17/553

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan. GPO Complex
E-Block, INA, New Delhi – 110023

Date: 07.06.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Standard Operating Procedure for Engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PFMS and NTRP.

Reference is invited to this office QM. No. S-11012/e-payment-PFMS/9(4VTA-II/2016-17/251 dated 22nd March, 2017 regarding engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PF MS and NTRP.

2. With reference to above, a Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) containing necessary guidelines / instructions for engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PFMS and NTRP is enclosed for information and necessary action. All the Ministries/Departments of Central Government are required to go through the SoP in order to submit their proposals for integration with PFMS and NTRP to office of CGA through their Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs. O/o CGA, alter examining the proposal with respect to the relevant Rules/Provisions of GAR, R& P Rules, GFR, DFPR etc., will forward the same to PFMS for further necessary action. The PFMS will process the proposal in consultation with the concerned Ministry/Department and CGA and implement the same finally under intimation to CGA and Ministries/Departments concerned.

3. The proposal may contain the following:-

a) The reason for integration – Payment/Receipt/Accounting/Reporting;

b) The nature of the facility which is to be integrated- Whether manual access needed or portal available

c) The details regarding portal and integration

1. Objective

ii. Scope

iii. Deliverables

iv. Status of development

v. The future Phases

vi. Timelines

d) ‘AS IS’ and ‘TO BE’ process

e) Process flows and business rules of the line function

f) Any Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) envisaged

g) Timeline envisaged for integration

h) Resources, if any available to support development

i) Expectation from PFMS/ office of CGA

j) Team for integration and nodal officer- coordinates

3. All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs of Ministries/Departments of Central Government may circulate these instructions to various Departments/Wings/Divisions of their ministries for information and necessary action.

4. The Non-Civil Ministries/Departments i.e. Railways, Defence, Posts and Telecommunications may submit their proposals to this office through their accounting heads.

This issues with the approval of the Controller General of Accounts.

(Dr. Shakuntala)
Joint Controller General of Accounts
Encl: As above.

To

1. All Secretaries of the Civil Ministries/Departments of Government of India
2. Secretary (Defence Finance), Ministry of Defence
3. Controller General of Defence Accounts, Ministry of Defence
4. Financial Commissioner, Ministry of Railways, Railway Board
5. Member (Finance), Department of Telecommunications
6. Financial Advisers of all Civil Ministries/ Departments
7. Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Posts
8. All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (I/c) of Ministries/Departments

Copy to:
l. PPS to CGA
2. PPS to Addl, CGA (GPG)
3. PPS to Addl, CGA (C)

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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: Information for All

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: Information for All

It has come to the notice of Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD), Government of India that certain unauthorized sites/organizations/ NGOs/individuals are distributing illegal forms in the name of cash incentive under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme. The scheme has no provision for individual CASH TRANSFER COMPONENT by Government of India. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme focuses on challenging mindsets and deep rooted patriarchy in the societal system, strict enforcement of PC&PNDT Act, advancing education of the girl child: focus is on issues of women empowerment on a life cycle continuum. It is not a DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) scheme.

The Ministry of Women & Child Development has taken up this matter with the State Government Authorities where this illegal activity has taken place namely, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. The warning has been broadcast several times by this Ministry on print media as well as electronic media to this effect. The Ministry had advised that no personal details should be shared in this regard and no one should subscribe to such fraudulent scheme.However, still some people are falling prey to such frauds and paying money or disclose personal details in name of such non-existent benefit being falsely offered in the name of BBBP scheme. The general public is therefore, once again advised not to fall prey into this fake and fraudulent information.

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Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India)

Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India)

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: May 23, 2017

All Constituents of Staff Side(JCM)

Dear Comrades!

Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India)

Today I met the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India) and handed him over a copy of our letter regarding inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Ashok Lavasa Committee on Allowances.

Also shown him our anguish regarding other demands, pending with different committees, such as Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula and NPS, etc. etc.

The Cabinet Secretary said that, he has fixed date of 1st June, 2017 for perusal of the report of the Allowances Committee by the Empowered Committee, and soon after that, he will send a memorandum to the Cabinet for their consideration.

This is for your information.

Comradely yours,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)

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Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS clarification

Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS clarification

7thCPC-MACP

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/2016/MACPS/1

New Delhi,
Dated :19.05.2017

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 55

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4,State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 55

Sirs,

Sub:- Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS – clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 23.01.2017 and AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/MACPS (848), dt. 17.03.2017 on the above subject.The matter has been consulted with DoPT, the nodal department of Govt. on the subject and DoPT have stated that 7th CPC in para 5.1.45 of its report recommended that the benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’. In addition, introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the Government. This recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted by the Cabinet. Hence, withdrawal of DoPT’s OM dt. 28.09.2016 is not feasible.

As DoPT is nodal department of Govt. for the purpose of MACPS, this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions issued by them.

Yours faithfully,

S/d
for Secretary, Railway Board

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Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS

Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS

F.No.A.60011/13/2017-CGHS.II
Government Of India
Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare
C.G.H.S. -II Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 8th March 2017.

ORDER

Subject: Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS – regarding.

In pursuance to Nursing Division’s Order No.Z.28015/41/2014-N, dated 09.09.2016, the nomenclature of following Nursing Staff in CGHS have been changed as mentioned against each, with immediate effect:

SL.No. Existing Nomenclature of the Post New Nomenclature
1 Staff Nurse Nursing Officer
2 Nursing Sister Senior Nursing Officer

2. The change in nomenclature as mentioned above doesn’t involve change in duties and responsibilities and any additional financial benefits.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Dharminder Singh)

Under Secretary to the Govt. Of India

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General Provident Fund (Tamilnadu) : Rate of interest for the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017

General Provident Fund (Tamilnadu) : Rate of interest for the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017
PROVIDENT FUND : General Provident Fund (Tamilnadu) : Rate of interest for the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017 – Orders – Issued.

Read the following:- 1. G.O.Ms.No.276, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 24.10.2016.
2. From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, (Budget Division) New Delhi, Resolution No.5(1)-B(PD)/2016, dated 18.01.2017.

ORDER:
In the Government Order read above, orders were issued fixing interest for the accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to the General Provident Fund (Tamil Nadu) at 8.0% for the period from 1st October 2016 to 31st December, 2016.

2. In its order second read above, the Government of India has announced that during the year 2016-2017 accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8.0% with effect from 1st January 2017 to 31st March 2017.

3. The Government now direct that the rate of interest on the accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to the General Provident Fund (Tamil Nadu) shall carry interest at the rate of 8.0% (Eight point zero per cent) during the period from 1st January 2017 to 31st March 2017.

4. The rate of interest on belated final payment of General Provident Fund accumulations remaining unpaid for more than three months of its becoming payable shall be at the same rate as ordered in para 3 above.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

K. SHANMUGAM ADDITIONAL
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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CGA Orders: One day Strike on 16th March 2017

CGA Orders: One day Strike on 16th March 2017

No.A-12017/1/2010/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/Assoc-Agi/1224
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, GPO complex, INA
New Delhi-110023

Dated: 13th February, 2017

Subject: One Day Strike on 16th March, 2017.

Reference is invited to this office 0M of even no.502 dated 18th January, 2017. All India Civil Accounts Employees Association has intimated that the proposed One Day Strike on 15th February, 2017 has been to 16th March, 2017.

2. Attention is invited to the provisions of Government of India (Ministry of Home Affairs) 0M No.25/23/66-Estt(A) dated 09.12.1966 (reproduced as G.l. decision No.2 below Rule 7 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, which inter-alia provides that under Rule 7 (ii) of rules ibid, a Government servant shall NOT resort to or in any way abet any form of strike in connection with any matter to his service or the service of any other Government employees. If any Government servant resorts to any action in violation of Rule 7 (ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, disciplinary action would have to be taken against him.

3. Attention is also invited to proviso to FR 17(I) according to which any employee(s) who is absent from duty without permission shall not be entitled to any pay and allowances during the period of absence. Further, unauthorized absence shall be deemed to cause an interruption or break in service Of the employee under FR 17(A).

4. In this regard, the following decisions of the Supreme Court may also be brought to the of the employees under your Ministry/Department. The Supreme Court has held in the Case Of T.K.Rangarajan Vs. Govt. of Tamil Nadu that no right exists with the Govt. employees to strike, whether fundamental, statutory or an equitable right. In All India Bank Employees Association Vs. National Industrial Tribunal & Ors„ (1962 (3) SCR 269) the Constition Bench of the Suprerne Court specifically held that even very liberal interpretation of sub-clause (C) of Clause (1) of Article 19 of the Constitution cannot lead to the conclusion that the trade unions have a guaranteed right to strike, either as part of collective bargaing or otherwise. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court also agreed that going on strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by Government Employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with law. Hence, once it is proved that an employee has committed the of going on a strike in any form, the Supreme Court has held in Bank of India vs. TS Kelawala [1990 (4) SLR 249] that he will have to face the consequences which may include deduction of wages and even dismissal from service.

5. In this context, it is clarified that strike means refusal of work or stoppage or slowing down of work by a group of employees acting in combination and includes:-

vii) mass abstention from work without permission which is wrongly described mass Casual Leave.

viii) refusal to work on overtime where such overtime work is necessary in public interest.

ix) resort to practice or conduct which is likely to result in or results in the cessation or substantial retardation of work in any organization. Such practice include what are ‘go-slow’, ‘sit-down’, “pen-down’, ‘stay-in’. ‘token’, ‘sympathetic’ or any other similar strike as also absence from work for participation in a ‘Bandh’ or similar movements.

6. Accordingly, Casual Leave or any other kind of leave, if applied for, should not be sanctioned to the officers and employees during the period of proposed One Day Strike on 16th March, 2017 and it should be ensured that the striking activities are not allowed inside and around the office premises. It may also be ensured that the employees, who intend to attend their office work despite the call for the strike, are not prevented from attending the office by the striking employees. Suitable contingency plan may be worked out for carrying out the various functions in field offices and Principal Accounts Offices.

7. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of staff working under your control. All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs are requested to deal with the cases in respect of employees, Who resort to action as above, in the light of above referred instructions.

8. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

sd/-
(Sandeep Malhotra)
Sr. Accounts Officer

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Cashless treatment of ESIC Employees and cash compensation for loss of wages

Cashless treatment of ESIC Employees and cash compensation for loss of wages: Loksabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 875
ANSWERED ON: 21.11.2016

ESIC Employees

YOGI ADITYANATH
Y. S. AVINASH REDDY
KOTHA PRABHAKAR REDDY

cash-compensation-under-esic-scheme

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has stopped/proposes to stop the cashless treatment of ESIC Employees;

(b)if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c)the steps being taken by the government to alleviate problems of ESIC employees in this regard;

(d)whether the Health Insurance Scheme run by the Government provides guarantee of income which is necessary for livelihood and if so, the details thereof; and

(e)if not, whether the Government proposes to implement such schemes in future?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) & (c): No, Madam. The employees under ESI Scheme are eligible for cashless treatment in the ESI Hospitals and tie up hospitals. In case of emergency treatment outside the ESI network, the employees are reimbursed on CGHS rates or respective state rates.

(b): Not applicable in view of answer at (a) above.

(d): Yes, Madam. Under ESI Scheme, cash compensation for loss of wages is paid as under:

1. Sickness Leave – For 91 days @ 70% of wages

2. Temporary disablement – Till the spell of sickness lasts @ 90% of wages

3. Maternity leave – For 12 weeks (under revision to 26 weeks) @ 100% of wages

4. Unemployment allowance- @50% for first year and 25% for second year.

(e): Not applicable.
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Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through Effective Implementation of RTI Act Release of funds to YASHADA, Pune

F.No.14/13/2016-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 06th February, 2017

To
The Pay & Accounts Officer
Pay & Accounts Office
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi

Subject: Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through Effective Implementation of RTI Act Release of funds to YASHADA, Pune.

Sir,
I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to make a total payment of Rs.3,62,050/-
(Rupees Three lakhs sixty two thousand fifty only) to Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Pune towards Setting up of Help Line on RTI.
2. The details of sum, being released, alongwith the conditions attached thereto are furnished in the Annexure.
3. The expenditure of Rs.3,62,050/- will be met from the Major Head 2070 – Other Administrative Services, 41.01-Propagation of Right to Information Act, 41.01.31 – Grants-in-Aid under Demand No.64 for the year 2016-17.
4. The amount of Rs.3,62,050/- may be released electronically through RTGS as per the Bank details mentioned below. IDBI BANK, Account No. 062104000065663, IBC Code: IBKL0000062
5. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division vide their CF No. 3126672 dated the 03.02.2017.

Yours faithfully,
(M.M Maurya)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tel: 23040401

 

Annexure to Sanction Order No.14/13/2016-IR

Dated 06th February, 2017

The fund of Rs.3,62,050/- is subject to the following terms and conditions:

(i) This grant is released for the Setting up of Help Line on RTI;

RTI Activities Amount (Rs.)
I. Awareness Generation for RTI Setting up of Help Line

I. Computer System

II. Sony PS3 Wireless and noise cancelling headsets

III. Broadband Telephone Line

IV. Stationery

V. Furniture

VI. Manpower (Honorarium Rs.165000/ month )(Dec, 2016-
March, 2017)

VII. Software

VIII. Database and Storage

IX. Miscellaneous Expenditure

X. Administrative Charges @15% (on sub-total from point I
to IX)

75,990

13,446

30,000

12,000

15,000

33,000

90,000

20,000

25,390

47,224

Total 3,62,050

(ii) The General Financial Rules, 2005 should be followed while incurring the expenditure.
(iii) Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Pune should furnish to this
Department for record and audit, Utilization Certificate in GFR 19-A Form duly countersigned
by the Head of the Institute along with Achievement-cum-Performance Report as required
under Rule 212 of General Financial Rules, 2005.
(iv) The unutilized amount of grant, if any, may be surrendered to this Department by a Demand
Draft drawn in favour of “Under Secretary (Cash), DOPT payable at New Delhi.
(v) There should not be any overlap of activities under any other Scheme.

(M.M. Maurya)
Under Secretary to Government of India

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Allotment of 12 Digit PPO Number to Pre-90 pensioners

Allotment of 12 Digit PPO Number to Pre-90 pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

No.CPAO/DBK/Pre-90/2017/1

Dated: 12-01.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Allotment of 12 Digit PPO Number to Pre-90 pensioners – regarding

Reference is invited to this office circular No. CPAO/TECH/PRE-90/DBK/2011-12/115 dated 02.01.2012 (copy enclosed), regarding allotment of 12 Digit PPO Numbers to the Pre-90 pensioners/family pensioners. Since CPAO database recognizes only 12 digit PPO Number, it is required to lodge & track grievances and make queries on CPAO website. The 12 Digit PPO number is also required for the e-revision of pension. Therefore, all the Pay and Accounts officers are advised to follow the instructions contained in previous circular dated 02.1.2012 for the conversion of Old PPOs. A list of all pending Pre-90 cases where PPO numbers are not yet converted into unique 12 digits PPO number is displayed at Sl.No 19 under the login of PAO in CPAO website www.cpao.nic.in.

All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs(IC) are requested to instruct concerned PAOs to download old cases and send the photocopies of PPOs along with duly filled proforma for allotment of 12 digits PPO Number.

(ABHE SINGH)
Dy. Controller of Accounts

Authority: www.cpao.gov.in

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Court orders against Government of India instructions on service matters – consultation with Ministry of Law and Department of Personnel and Training on question of filing appeals

F. No. 28027/1/2016-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated: December 9, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Court orders against Government of India instructions on service matters – consultation with Ministry of Law and Department of Personnel and Training on question of filing appeals.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 16.03.2016 (copy enclosed) on the above mentioned subject and to say that the Department of Personnel and Training is the nodal Department that formulates policies on service matters and issues instructions in this regard from time to time. Vide para 4 of the O.M. dated 16.03.2016, it was explained how action on different decisions/orders of the Courts/CAT has to be taken after consulting Department of Legal Affairs and DOP&T.

2. In this regard, it is pertinent to point out here that the Parliament committee on the Welfare of SCs and STs in its report has observed that the above instructions are not being followed stringently by the Ministries/ Departments. The Ministries/Departments are independently fighting out service related cases to the detriment of employees particularly those belonging to the reserved categories. The Committee, therefore, desired that this Department reiterate the standing instructions.

3. In view of the above, all the Ministries/ Departments are once again requested to scrupulously follow the instructions contained in this Department’s OM dated 16.03.2016 while taking action on the decisions/orders of the Courts/CAT.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
Tel: 23093176

To
Secretaries of all Ministries/ Departments

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Historic announcements on ending corruption and black money by PM; Five hundred and one thousand rupee notes will no longer be legal tender from midnight tonight

Historic announcements on ending corruption and black money by PM; Five hundred and one thousand rupee notes will no longer be legal tender from midnight tonight

In a historical move that will add record strength in the fight against corruption, black money, money laundering, terrorism and financing of terrorists as well as counterfeit notes, the Government of India has decided that the five hundred and one thousand rupee notes will no longer be legal tender from midnight, 8th November 2016.

The Government has accepted the recommendations of the RBI to issue Two thousand rupee notes and new notes of Five hundred rupees will also be placed in circulation.

Notes of one hundred, fifty, twenty, ten, five, two and one rupee will remain legal tender and will remain unaffected by the decision today.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi made these important announcements during a televised address to the nation on the evening of Tuesday 8th November 2016. He said that these decisions will fully protect the interests of honest and hard-working citizens of India and that those five hundred and one thousand rupee notes hoarded by anti-national and anti-social elements will become worthless pieces of paper.

The Prime Minister said the steps taken by the Government would strengthen the hands of the common citizens in the fight against corruption, black money and counterfeit notes.

Fully sensitive to some of the difficulties the common citizens may face in the coming days, the Prime Minister has announced a series of steps that will help overcome the potential problems.

Persons holding old notes of five hundred or one thousand rupees can deposit these notes in bank or post offices from 10th November onwards till 30th December, the Prime Minister announced. There are also some limits placed on the withdrawals from ATMs and bank for the very short run.

Shri Modi stated that on humanitarian grounds notes of five hundred and one thousand rupees will be accepted at government hospitals, pharmacies in government hospitals (with prescription of a doctor), booking counters for railway tickets, government buses, airline ticket counters, petrol, diesel and gas stations of PSU oil companies, consumer cooperative stores authorized by the state or central government, milk booths authorized by state government and crematoria, burial grounds.

Shri Modi emphasized that there is no restriction on any kind of non-cash payments by cheques, demand drafts, debit or credit cards and electronic fund transfer.

In his address the Prime Minister shared the insight into how the magnitude of cash in circulation is linked to inflation and how the inflation situation is worsened due to the cash deployed through corrupt means. The Prime Minister added that it adversely affects the poor and the neo-middle class people. He cited the example of the problems being faced by the honest citizens while buying houses.

A time-tested commitment to eradicate black money

The Prime Minister has time and again said that the Government is committed to ensure that the menace of black money is overcome. Over the past two and a half years of the NDA Government, he has walked the talk and led by example.

The very first decision of the Prime Minister led NDA government was the formation of a SIT on black money.

A law was passed in 2015 on disclosure of foreign bank accounts. In August 2016 strict rules were put in place to curtail benami transactions. During the same period a scheme to declare black money was introduced.

The efforts have borne fruit. Over the past two and a half years, more than Rs. 1.25 lakh crore of black money has been brought into the open.

Raising the issue of black money at the world stage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has time and again raised the issue of black money at the global forum, including at important multilateral summits and in bilateral meetings with leaders.

Record growth in last two and a half years

The Prime Minister said that the efforts of the Government have led to India emerging as a bright spot in the global economy. India is a preferred destination for investment and India is also an easier place to do business in. Leading financial agencies have shared their optimism about India’s growth as well.

Combined with this, Indian enterprise and innovation has received a fillip due to the ‘Make in India’, ‘Start up India’ and ‘Stand up India’ initiatives that seek to celebrate enterprise, innovation and research in India.

The historic announcements made by the Prime Minister will add value to the already thriving efforts of the Central Government.

PIB

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