Policy

By GovernanceToday
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Jul 7th, 2016
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The Union government recently cleared a plan to replace a decade-old rule of allowing new domestic airlines set up in India to fly on international routes. According to the new rules, a new airlines will need to deploy 20 aircraft or 20 per cent of the total fleet size, whichever is higher, on domestic routes in order to secure international flying rights. The ‘5/20 ru...
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Jul 7th, 2016
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The Centre recently announced an overall increase of 23.5 per cent for over one crore government employees and pensioners in line with the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations. The hikes will come with the August paychecks and be paid with effect from January 1, 2016. The arrears for the six months will be disbursed during the current financial year (2016-17) itsel...
By GovernanceToday
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Jun 29th, 2016
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A joint venture agreement has been signed between NTPC and Coal India for formation of a joint venture company to take up the revival of fertilizer plants of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) at Sindri, Bihar and Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh by setting up an ammonia-urea plant at each location. The JV Company would initially be incorporated with equal equity (...
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Jun 29th, 2016
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The Ministry of Power is coming up with a new framework to boost hydropower development in the country by lowering the cost and removal of longdrawn  clearances. Addressing a conference in New Delhi recently, Additional Power Secretary BP Pandey said, “Very soon we will take it up to the highest level in the government, so the focus is going to be back on hydro.” Hydro...
By GovernanceToday
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Jun 28th, 2016
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The use or misuse of  MPLADS fund remains a serious concern as it amounts to refusal of  timely intervention by the people’s representatives Lekshmi Parameswaran Ever imagined what it is to be a toothless lion? Endowed with the powerful exterior but lacking the strength to  win crucial battles? The case of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme popularl...
By GovernanceToday
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Jun 24th, 2016
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Dr Madhu Omalloor        In a sound democratic system of administration, the Delegation of Authority and Responsibility go simultaneously. The power  along with responsibility delegated from top of management to the bottom can make wonders in better governance. It is a saying that ‘small is beautiful’. But is it true in the case of states governance too? Is there any c...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Issue 7
Apr 4th, 2016
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Inland waterways based transport in India has not been exploited fully despite holding tremendous potential 20 May, 1498 is a day that changed the destiny of India forever. It was on this day that the Portuguese traveler Vasco de Gama reached Indian shores. The knowledge of navigation helped him travel via the Atlantic Ocean to reach the fabled land called India. In fa...
By Ramesh Raja
In Governance Watch
Feb 8th, 2016
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The Forum for Trade Remedies organized a workshop on subsidy law and practice at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi recently. With the imposition of first countervailing duty on Chinese imports of wind operated electricity generator castings, the industry expressed a need for holding deliberations where they could understand how the subsidy law works and when subsidy du...
By Ritika Bisht
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Jul 28th, 2015
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Ahmedabad: Gujarat government issued a notification to make voting compulsory in the elections of local bodies. Incidentally, the bill was introduced when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The notification would mean that people have to compulsorily vote from now onwards during elections held for municipal corporations, municipalities, and...
By GovernanceToday
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Apr 9th, 2015
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Finally, there seems to be a good news for Indian farmers as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces higher compensation to those who face uncertain crop damage due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm. This move would ease the criteria for them to avail government support. Speaking at the launch of Rs 20,000-crore MUDRA Bank, Modi said criteria of 50% crop damage for provi...