Centre reinstates Shah Faesal as Deputy Secretary in Tourism Ministry

The Central government has reinstated controversial IAS officer Shah Faesal and appointed him as Deputy Secretary in the Tourism Ministry. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in its order issued two days ago appointed Faesal in the Union Tourism Ministry, a senior DoPT official told ANI. The … Read more

In unclaimed funds case, Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and others on a plea seeking directions to create a centralised database providing information about bank accounts, insurance, post office funds etc. held by deceased account holders. A bench of Justices S A Nazeer and J K Maheshwari issued notices to the … Read more

Independence Day: Centre issues advisory to states over Covid protocols

The central government on Friday issued an advisory to states and Union Territories to avoid large gatherings while celebrating India’s 75th Independence Day, as a precautionary measure, according to a media report. The advisory from Ministry of Home Affairs came at a time when India is reporting over 15,000 Covid-19 cases. On Friday, … Read more

Centre asks states and UTs to monitor trader stocks as tur prices rise

With tur (arhar) sowing down by almost 11.6 per cent this kharif season, the Centre on Friday asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that stockists and traders disclose quantities of tur dal held by them. The output was down owing to the late onset of monsoon in major-growing states … Read more

Covid: 100 mn doses of Corbevax supplied to Centre, says Biological E

Biological E. Ltd (BE) on Thursday said it has delivered 10 crore (100 million) doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, Corbevax to the Centre so far. In a release, the city-based vaccine maker said, Biological E. Limited has delivered 10 crore doses of Corbevax to the Government of India till now. Pan-India roll-out … Read more

Centre advances devolution as states hunt for funds, transfers Rs 1.16 trn

The Centre on Wednesday released Rs 1.16 trillion in devolution to states, instead of the usual monthly practice of Rs 58,333 crore. It is a clear indication that owing to healthy direct tax and goods and service tax collections, the Centre is frontloading devolution to states from the divisible … Read more

Centre notifies establishment of campuses of NFSU in Goa, Tripura

The Central government has notified the establishment of campuses of the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) in Goa and Tripura. The Women Safety Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued a notification mentioning the move of the Central government as part of plans to set up 10 NFSU … Read more

Domestic airlines get a boost as Centre lifts cap on ticket prices

Shares of Indian domestic airlines rose on Thursday, a day after the civil aviation ministry said it will remove the restrictions on ticket prices it had imposed two years ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic airlines IndiGo, SpiceJet Ltd, Air India, Go First and Vistara – a joint … Read more

Centre to launch digital locker facility in flood-prone Kerala villages

Two flood-prone village panchayats in Kerala are getting ready to go the tech way and implement digital locker facility for people for the safe upkeep of their valuable documents, in the wake of frequent downpours. The authorities of Kodiyathur and Karassery would soon conduct free camps in most rain-hit areas in the … Read more

Centre releases two instalments of Rs 1.16-trn tax devolution to states

The Centre on Wednesday released two instalments of tax devolution totalling Rs 1.16 lakh crore to states. This is in line with the commitment of the government to strengthen the hands of states to accelerate their capital and developmental expenditure, a finance ministry statement said. “The Union Government … Read more