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Sunday July 20, 2014
The government is mulling restarting the DBT (direct benefit transfer) scheme to directly transfer money into Aadhaar-linked bank accounts with a view to plug leakages by weeding out ghost beneficiaries, according to a source.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 9, 2014
Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam figure among the poorest states where over 40 per cent of people are below poverty line, according to the C Rangarajan panel.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday July 7, 2014
A panel headed by former RBI governor C Rangarajan has dismissed the Tendulkar Committee report on estimating poverty and said that the number of poor in India was much higher in 2011-12 at 29.5 per cent of the population, which means that three out ...
Thursday July 3, 2014
As the debate over the definition of poverty continues, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has said descriptions don't matter when it comes to financial services, which are unavailable for a large number of people.
India | Reuters | Monday June 30, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi never had a high opinion of the Planning Commission, an institutional vestige of the country's attempts to mimic the Soviet command economy during the infancy of its independence more than half a century ago.
India | Agencies | Tuesday June 17, 2014
Since he became India's youngest chief minister two years ago, Mr Yadav has struggled to shake off the impression that he is merely doing the bidding of his powerful father Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is chief of the Samajwadi Party.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 13, 2014
After books by a former media adviser to the Prime Minister and a top bureaucrat, a member of the outgoing Planning Commission has added grist to the mill by saying it was Sonia Gandhi who called the shots on all appointments and policies of UPA gove...
Friday May 9, 2014
Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission is likely to meet on May 15, mainly to discuss spectrum trading and auction-related matters, according to an official source.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday May 9, 2014
Within days of a DIPP report praising Gujarat, a Planning Commission sponsored study lists Narendra Modi led Gujarat as one of top performing states in the country in terms of business regulatory environment.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 8, 2014
Attacking Narendra Modi for planning "Ganga Arti" programme in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today alleged that it was not a religious but a political programme.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 8, 2014
The members of the Planning Commission are likely to put in their papers on May 16, the day when result for the Lok Sabha elections will be announced, paving the way for reconstitution of the panel by a new government.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 7, 2014
The Lok Sabha elections have taken an unusual toll in Arunachal Pradesh with the state government employees yet to receive their salaries for April as the Planning Commission has not sanctioned the required funds due to ongoing poll process.
Monday March 10, 2014
Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, and Oil Minister Verappa Moliy also attended the EGoM.
Sunday February 9, 2014
The Planning Commission and other high-level panels such as the Expert Committee on Road Map for Coal Sector Reforms, also known as the T L Shankar Committee, had recommended restructuring CIL in view of the rapidly increasing demand for coal, the ne...
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 6, 2014
India will extend visa-on arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday.
Monday February 3, 2014
India's north-eastern region can generate revenue of Rs 650-670 crore every year by taping its hydro power potential, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Monday.
Tuesday January 28, 2014
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday said there is not much of a case for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to lower the interest rates.
Tuesday January 14, 2014
Ahead of a quarterly policy review by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said controlling inflation should not be the only target of central banks.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan; Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Monday January 6, 2014
Former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, indicted for sexual harassment, is reportedly planning to step down as the chief of the West Bengal human rights panel.
Tuesday December 17, 2013
The minister said the Finance Minister, in his budget speech, had announced public-private participation (PPP) with CIL as one of the partners to augment coal production.