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Postby suryag » 26 May 2019 23:23

Hi all (admins and BRFolk) - we need a thread which acts as a repository of what all is happening with this new Govt. No discussions and just compendium of links and data, so that people can follow what is going on. Discussions can take place in the other policy thread re: policies in Modi sarkar etc.


Will also act as a useful counter to all the motivated propaganda (sure to occur) which says nothing is done.

I'd suggest the following format: Title, Date, Explanation/Brief description, Link

There can be topics which straddle multiple topics, but please make an attempt to at least add one.


Administration (Reports of Modi govt working 18 hr days e.g., MOS not asking for freebies)
Economy (General - e.g. GST etc, indices, stock exchange movement, trade - local and international)[/list]
Infrastructure (Construction, Roads - both come in here - am splitting other components out for greater focus)
Energy
Water Management (Cleaning Rivers also comes here)
Environmental issues
Medical / Quality of Living Indices (E.g. Policy for road safety would come under QoL, Infra both)
Defence (Services, Production, Exercises, Acquisitions)
Industrial Policy and Technology ( SME, Medium Industry, IT, Mfg - anything beyond just general trade indices)
Agriculture/ Food Security (Both Agriculture and any attempts to reform the creaky PDS)
External Affairs/Diplomacy (Outreach to other countries)
Internal Security (e.g. IB breaking terror modules, Art 370)
Womens Security (Modis speeches mentioning this topic, policy decisions)
Education (Skill Development can go here)
Cultural (Any policy decisions re: temples/ RJB movement, portray pride in Indian culture, awards to national level folks)
Sports (Hopefully more than cricket)[/list]

Aim is to have a repository of everything the Govt does. Otherwise we run the risk of losing track and the MSM again gets to spin its overall theme of doom and gloom as and when relevant payouts are made to them.

If I have missed anything in the list above, please add it to your heading - aim is to start off and keep it going.

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Postby VKumar » 26 May 2019 23:44

Arrest of Naresh Goyal by recall of his flight even as it was taxiing for take-off. Scamsters being brought to justice.

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Postby disha » 01 Jun 2019 05:16

Modi na sota hai, na sone deta hai !

Title: Scholarship extended to children of Police who are martyred in terrorist/naxal attacks., Extension of PM kisan scheme to all farmers., Pension scheme for traders., Extension of scholarship to Police personnel
Date: May 31, 2019
Description:
1. The rates of scholarship have been increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month for boys and from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs. 3000 per month for girls.
The ambit of the Scholarship Scheme is extended to the wards of State Police officials who are/were martyred during terror/naxal attacks. The quota of new scholarships for wards of state police officials will be 500 in a year. The Ministry of Home Affairs will be the nodal Ministry in this regard.

2. A day after taking oath, the new cabinet met on Friday and approved the extension of the PM-KISAN scheme to all 14.5 crore farmers across the country. The first meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office in South Block.

The extension will cost Rs 87,000 crore a year. A pension scheme worth Rs 10,000 crore, which will benefit five crore farmers, was also announced.

3. Pension scheme for traders

The government also approved a new scheme, which assures a minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to all shopkeepers, retail traders and self-employed persons after attaining the age of 60. The decision is expected to benefit more than three crore retail traders and shopkeepers.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that five crore traders are expected to join the scheme in the next three years.

"All shopkeepers and self employed persons as well as retail traders with GST turnover below Rs 1.5 crore and aged between 18-40 years can enrol for the scheme," an official statement said.

3.
URL: [url]https://www.narendramodi.in/first-decision-of-the-prime-minister-dedicated-to-those-who-protect-india-545148[/quote]

URL: https://www.news18.com/news/politics/in-first-meeting-modi-cabinet-approves-extension-of-pm-kisan-scheme-to-all-farmers-2166151.html

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status ... 66151.html

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Postby ramana » 01 Jun 2019 23:55

Synopsis of New Education Policy by Dr Amit Thadani
One of our friends.

https://twitter.com/amitsurg/status/113 ... 87457?s=19

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Postby jaysimha » 05 Jun 2019 15:26

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Abu Dhabi celebrates PM Modi swearing-in, lights up Adnoc tower in tricolour

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Postby Karmasura » 09 Jun 2019 07:42

Temples of south east asia: How India is restoring these adobes of faith brick by brick

https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/travel-tourism/temples-of-south-east-asia-how-india-is-restoring-these-adobes-of-faith-brick-by-brick/1580307/

For India has had deep cultural ties with South-East Asian nations, which precede the beginning of the Christian Era and have left an indelible impression on many aspects of life in a number of countries of the region.

Interestingly this is one area which is then, an example in the history of mankind where one sees such cross-fertilization between different cultures and people for over two millenniums, all of this, without any involvement of political or military force. Many monuments in this region reflect this syncretic culture and some of these have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

India has been partnering with some of the countries of the region for restoration and conservation of these heritage monuments. India was the first country to respond to an appeal made by Cambodia to the world community in 1980 to come forward to help save the Angkor Vat, the center of the Khmer Kingdom for several centuries.


From a little bit before Modi 2.0, but still important.

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Postby Ashokk » 26 Jun 2019 02:44

Govt may deliver 1cr houses 2 years before 2022 date
NEW DELHI: The housing ministry on Tuesday announced to advance the deadline for delivering one crore houses under PM Awas Yojna (PMAY) in urban areas by almost two years to 2020. The government had set the 2022 deadline for PMAY.
Union housing minister Hardeep Singh Puri said he was confident that sanction for almost all required number of houses will be received by the first quarter of next year and completion of constructions will be achieved by the end of the year.
Earlier in the day, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, "No stone will be left unturned to fulfil the dream of Housing for All, which will give wings to crores of aspirations."

These initiatives have seen record investment, speed, use of technology & public participation. We are committed to… https://t.co/3P5Hgkdk2k
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1561432128000

PM said his government is committed to further improving urban infrastructure while citing that PMAY(Urban), AMRUT and Smart Cities missions were launched four years back "with the aim of transforming urban landscape".


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Postby dnivas » 29 Jun 2019 23:21

One nation one ration card’ scheme from July 1, 2020

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/centre-gives-1-year-deadline-to-states-for-rolling-out-one-nation-one-ration-card/article28227599.ece

‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme, which will allow portability of food security benefits, will be available across the country from July 1, 2020. This means poor migrant workers will be able to buy subsidised rice and wheat from any ration shop in the country, so long as their ration cards are linked to Aadhaar.....


Fortified grains

In a bid to reduce nutrition deficiencies among beneficiaries, the Centre would roll out a pilot project in 15 districts to fortify rice grains with iron, folic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin B12. The first fortified grains would be available in ration shops from this November.

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Postby vijayk » 16 Jul 2019 03:47

https://swarajyamag.com/politics/pm-mod ... is-working
PM Modi’s Project To Transform India’s Most Backward Districts Is Working

Snapshot
The Modi government has identified 115 most backward districts in the country and endeavours to put them on the aspirational path.

The programme has thus far shown remarkable results, using evidence-based data.

While some critics oppose their ranking, based on what they see as ‘naming and shaming’ of districts, the government has put in place a rewards system, wherein the greater the development, the more the financial support.


On 15 June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the fifth meeting of the governing council of Niti Aayog. On the agenda were four key issues: water management, agriculture reforms, security in left-wing extremism affected districts and achievements/challenges of the aspirational district programme.

PM Modi noted that many districts have witnessed huge transformation in the past one year and he praised the local teams working to create ‘champions of change’ out of the most backward districts of the country.


But first things first, a short introduction of the PMAD is in order here. It was announced by Modi in January last year while addressing a gathering of district magistrates and commissioners of India’s 115 most backward districts which rank at the bottom on development parameters such as education, skill development, basic infrastructure, health, nutrition, agriculture resources, financial inclusion, et cetera.


In his speech at the launch, the Prime Minister had emphasised the need to change the mindset and label them as “aspirational” rather than “backward”, in line with his government’s approach of using politically correct terminology (for instance, viklang are now officially called divyang). Once the districts were selected, they were given initial scores (baseline) based on 49 performance indicators (81 data points) under five themes - Health and nutrition (weightage in final score: 30 per cent), Education (30 per cent), Agriculture and water resources (20 per cent), Basic Infrastructure (10 per cent), Skill Development (5 per cent) and Financial Inclusion (5 per cent).


Recently, Niti Aayog announced that it was making available additional funding to the tune of about Rs 1,000 crore for two years as a reward to top performing districts. Additionally, the government has also mandated that ‘60 per cent of CSR allocation of Central Public Sector Enterprises under health, nutrition and education be spent on projects in aspirational districts.’

PMAD is changing the most backward districts of the country. Focused attention to these districts on improving education, health, basic infrastructure, skill development and financial inclusion will not only help India raise its Human Development Index drastically in the coming years, but also give a renewed sense of hope and confidence to those living in utter neglect for the past many decades.

The intent of this pet initiative of the Prime Minister is worth applauding. Its success will prove that the different arms of the Indian state spanning across centre, state, district levels and so many ministries can indeed come together and work to deliver for the poorest of the poor.

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Postby vijayk » 16 Jul 2019 20:13

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/construct ... ted-by-bro
Construction Of Over 2,000 KM Strategic Road Infra Across LoC, China Border Completed By BRO
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed over 2,000 kilometres of road along the actual line of Control and international borders with China, thus giving a boost in the arm of India’s bid to develop the strategic road infrastructure along the border, The New Indian Express reports.

Work has been completed on 61 roads with the stretch of 2,304.65 kilometres identified as strategically important, Minister of State (MoS) (Defence) Shripad Naik said.


A revised Long Term Roll on Works Plan of BRO for five years (2918-19 to 2022-23) has been formulated for constructing/renovating of 272 roads of 14,545 km length. Of these 272 roads, 61 roads of 3,323.57 km have been identified as strategic roads.

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Postby ramana » 22 Jul 2019 09:48

Fifty day report from Times of India

Please post the crucial achievements.

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/modi-2 ... share_tray

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Postby vijayk » 24 Jul 2019 00:08

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 310110.cms

How an in-house e-commerce platform has revolutionised government procurement
Rolled out in 2016, GeM is a platform to make govt procurement cashless, contact-less and paperless.

Entrepreneur Shweta Sharma, 27, harboured similar notions, too. Started by three college friends in 2016, her startup Leaf Era sells moringa leaf tea and extracts.

They started retailing on Amazon and Flipkart and now exports to Hong Kong. Late last year, her entrepreneur father, who runs a sanitary fittings business, suggested something that made her raise her eyebrows.

tart selling on GeM, or the Government e-Marketplace (gem.gov.in), he said. Doing business with the government has become easier and safer, with timely payment and few logistical hassles. Sharma was sceptical.


But within days, she changed her views. Onboarding the GeM platform was easy, with all registration formalities, such as uploading documents and their verification, done remotely in two days. Within a month, Leaf Era was selling on GeM.




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Chauhan acknowledges the challenges but is upbeat. “It’s a journey. We are working to get better. We are at 3,000 daily transactions today and should touch Rs 1 lakh crore this fiscal. We hope to reach Rs 5-6 lakh crore within five years.”

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Postby vijayk » 24 Jul 2019 00:13

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 306262.cms

PM Kisan enrolments speed up, likely to be 70 million by July
Under the scheme that became operational on December 1, the Centre gives a cash benefit of Rs 6,000 to eligible farmers in three equal instalments to help them fund agricultural input costs.


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Postby vijayk » 24 Jul 2019 00:15

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 310916.cms

How India won Kulbhushan Jadhav's case against Pakistan at the International Court of Justice
The Indian case has been a well-prepared and solidly argued one on a simple request - of access to Jadhav.

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Postby A Nandy » 25 Jul 2019 20:32

Triple Talaq and RTI Amendment bills passed.

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Postby Mollick.R » 05 Aug 2019 16:56

Feeling tempted to post it here first, :D :D :D

Modi Government revokes Article 370, present Jammu & Kashmir state is to be bifurcated into two UTs.
Jammu and Kashmir will be a UT with its own Legislature.

> Ladakh region will be a separate UT without its own Legislature.

> The two states will have separate Lieutenant Governors.

> Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Re organisation Bill in the Rajya Sabha for the same.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/article-370-revoked-bifurcation-into-uts-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-jk-crisis-right-now-4289781.html

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Postby vijayk » 13 Aug 2019 05:53

https://swarajyamag.com/magazine/indias-mr-clean-up

India’s Mr Clean-Up

If someone were to ask Narendra Modi, at the end of his second term as Prime Minister in 2024, what is your lasting achievement, there could be many answers. It could be about poverty reduction, cutting down corruption and black money, taking the Indian economy to the $5 trillion level, improving ease of doing business rankings, or many such things.

Narendra Modi can genuinely lay claim to the title of Mr Clean-Up.

Cleaning up is costing him political capital – and the economy some amount of growth. Growth is down and in trouble because cronyism will no longer help rescue firms in loan default to recover quickly; there is no great advantage in remaining small or in the unorganised sector after the advent of the goods and services tax (GST) and incentivisation for formalisation of employment; the scope for speed money in transactions with government is rapidly reducing; the digital push is forcing more and more small businesses, even vegetable sellers and kirana merchants, to accept non-cash payments or risk losing business; the real estate sector, once the Gangotri of corruption and black money, is learning to clean up its books, especially after the legislation of the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA); and corrupt businessmen, who once demanded the right to hire and fire labour, are now finding that they themselves are being fired by being pushed to the insolvency court, the National Company Law Tribunal.


The Prime Minister’s clean-up strategy can be broken up into three broad categories: physical clean-up of our natural surroundings, financial clean-up of the banking and related corporate crony systems, and transparent policies that prevent the build-up of more opportunities for corruption and illegal wealth generation in future.


Physical Clean-Ups

The most obvious and costliest attempt at clean-up of the physical environment relates to the Swachh Bharat campaign. It started out as a general clean-up exercise involving all public places, with political leaders showing up on TV channels with brooms in hand, but the scheme’s parameters were quickly focused on building toilets and making India open defecation-free (ODF). According to the Swachh Bharat Mission portal, by the third week of July 2019, some 624 districts (out of 725) and 5.73 lakh villages had declared themselves open defecation-free, thanks to the building of 9.83 crore household toilets, not to speak of public conveniences.


Financial Clean-Ups

The Modi government’s financial clean-up act involves a handful of approaches. One is to focus inwards, at government subsidy payouts to citizens to prevent leakages. The second is to bring more and more people and businesses into the tax net by extending the goods and services tax (GST). Third, the attempt is to put fly-by-night shell companies to pasture. Fourth, the government is cleaning up bank balance-sheets by both recapitalising them and by pushing defaulter companies towards the bankruptcy courts, thus enabling recovery of some of the money lent, faster. Fifth, it is going after economic fugitives who flee the country after failing to pay up banks. And sixth, it has closed some of the tax loopholes that allowed round-tripping of funds and gave unintended tax breaks to investors bringing in money from abroad. Double-taxation agreements with Mauritius, Cyprus and Singapore have already been reworked to enable this.

Clearly, the most successful clean-up has been the extension of the direct benefits transfer (DBT) scheme to more and more subsidies. At last count, the government was running nearly 439 subsidy schemes, and direct payments to beneficiary bank accounts are believed to have saved a cumulative Rs 1.41 lakh crore since 2013. The government says that in 2018-19 alone Rs 51,664 crore was saved by transferring government payments directly into Aadhaar-authenticated bank accounts.



Ever since the IBC came into force in end-2016, some 1,858 cases of loan default were admitted for resolution by March 2019. Of these, some 378 companies were being liquidated, 94 had been sold to new owners, 152 were under appeal or settled, and 91 cases were withdrawn due to settlement outside the IBC process. This still leaves a hefty 1,143 cases pending before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), but the delays were primarily due to court challenges and the refusal by some company managements to help the resolution professionals, which the government is planning to address through some key changes to the IBC law.


Internal Clean-Ups

The third prong of the Modi strategy – to gradually eliminate opportunities for corruption by increasing transparency in government procurements and allotment of scarce natural resources through auctions – is now slowly becoming the norm. Coal mines and spectrum have been auctioned in recent years only through an auction process, and increasingly government purchases are being made online through a cashless, paperless and contact-less process. The last is most important, for corruption happens only when sellers have to contact the government department for payments on supplies made.

According to an Economic Times report on GeM (the Government e-Marketplace), the government’s e-procurement platform now has 2.5 lakh vendors and 37,000 buyers (ie, government departments and public sector undertakings), offering over 10 lakh products and 12,798 services. Over the last three years since 2016, transactions worth Rs 32,000 crore went through GeM, and the target for 2019-20 is Rs 1 lakh crore.

We are talking of an Amazon or Flipkart being built quietly, and no one has even noticed its potential to revolutionise e-procurement and reduce corruption and speed money payments to buyers


Simultaneously, in the last financial year, the government began lateral inductions to the bureaucracy, with nine experts being given five-year contracts at the level of joint secretary. This year, some 40 more could be inducted at levels of joint secretary and below.

Modi is clearly moving slowly but surely to clean his own house even as he focuses on cleaning up the rest of the country.

It does not matter if all the claims of improvement do not fully materialise, or actual achievements turn out to be less than stated. What matters is the direction of change, not its speed.

Modi has earned the right to be called India’s real Mr Clean-Up.

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Postby vijayk » 15 Aug 2019 21:47

https://swarajyamag.com/defence/a-chief ... ff-at-last

Chief Of The Defence Staff, At Last

While conveying greetings to all Indians on the Independence Day, I am hopeful that the majority would have watched and listened to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 94-minute speech.
Tucked away in the second half was the communication of a decision that the strategic community has wished for long and had almost given up on it. The Prime Minister announced that his government had decided to create the post of Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) which he hoped will help in taking the Indian armed forces to a higher level of efficiency and greater recognition internationally.
To the layman this means absolutely nothing. So let me try and explain in the simplest terms what this is all about.
Just remember war and the means of waging it are never static. They are always dynamic; even as a war is being fought there are changes taking place in technology, strategy and means of operational application.
In earlier years, war on land was not even remotely connected with war at sea. Then came the air arm, the air force and the dynamics of war changed completely. Nuclear technology had its own effect as much as the way information revolution has had its impact on today’s wars.
I have written about hybrid war extensively and how it picks and chooses domains from the spectrum and combines them to make it a lethal whole.
In short, a nation fights wars today not necessarily in the conventional domain alone and no service can claim exclusive rights or priority except in exceptional situations.
Senior professionals to a great extent and their juniors down the ranks to a lesser degree are expected to be aware of all means of waging war and not be restricted to their service domain only. Thus an element of jointness has entered into fighting wars and the more integrated the three services are their war waging potential will be optimised that much better.
With modernisation of all three services, they can no longer function purely in their own domains. A classic example is the fact that the air force may have its own priorities about the way it will address threats.

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Postby ramana » 21 Aug 2019 20:28

Keep up the good. work.
Also please post the 2019 BJP manifesto.
And President Kovind recent address.

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Postby RKumar » 22 Aug 2019 21:40

Here is the BJP Election 2019 Manifesto, I hope we can store this somewhere on the BRF.

https://assets.documentcloud.org/docume ... nglish.pdf

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Postby RKumar » 22 Aug 2019 21:45

https://presidentofindia.nic.in/speeches-detail.htm?695

ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI RAM NATH KOVIND ON THE EVE OF INDIA’S 73RD INDEPENDENCE DAY Rashtrapati Bhavan : 14.08.2019

Dear Fellow Citizens

1. I offer you my greetings on the eve of our 73rd Independence Day. This is a happy and emotional day for all children of Mother India, whether living at home or abroad. We remember with gratitude the countless freedom fighters and revolutionaries who struggled, strived and made heroic sacrifices to win us our freedom from colonial rule.

2. We complete 72 years as a free nation at a very special juncture. In a few weeks from now, on October 2nd, we will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the guiding light of our successful effort to liberate our nation and of our continuing effort to reform our society of all inequities.

3. Contemporary India is very different from the India in which Mahatma Gandhi lived and worked. Even so, Gandhiji remains extremely relevant. In his advocacy of sustainability, ecological sensitivity and living in harmony with nature, he anticipated pressing challenges of our times. When we design and deliver welfare programmes for our disadvantaged fellow citizens and families, when we seek to harness the power of the sun as renewable energy, we put Gandhian philosophy into action.

4. This year also marks the 550th birth anniversary of one of the greatest, wisest and most influential Indians of all time – Guru Nanak Devji. He was the founder of Sikhism, but the reverence and respect he commands go far beyond just our Sikh brothers and sisters. They extend to millions of others in India and across the world. My best wishes to them on this pious occasion.

Fellow Citizens

5. The illustrious generation that led us to freedom did not perceive independence only in terms of transfer of political power. They considered it a stepping stone in a longer and larger process of nation building and national welding. Their objective was to improve the life of each individual, each family and of society as a whole.

6. In this backdrop, I am confident that the recent changes made in Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh would be of immense benefit to those regions. They will enable the people to access and enjoy the same rights, same privileges and same facilities as their fellow citizens in the rest of the country. These include progressive, egalitarian laws and provisions related to the Right to Education; accessing public information through the Right to Information; reservations in education and employment and other facilities for traditionally deprived communities; and justice for our daughters by abolishing unequal practices such as instant triple talaq.

7. Earlier this summer, the people of India participated in the 17th general election, the largest democratic exercise in human history. For this I must congratulate our voters. They turned up at polling stations in large numbers and with much enthusiasm. They gave expression to their electoral right as well as their electoral responsibility.

8. Every election marks a new beginning. Every election is the renewal of India’s collective hope and optimism – a hope and optimism that can be compared, I would say, to what we experienced on August 15, 1947. Now it is for all of us, everybody in India, to work together and take our cherished nation to new heights.

9. In this regard, I am happy to note that the recently concluded session of Parliament saw lengthy and productive sittings of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Many important Bills were passed, in a spirit of cross-party cooperation and constructive debate. I am confident this is only an indicator of what the coming five years have in store. I also urge that this culture percolates to all our legislative assemblies.

10. Why is this important? It is important not merely because the elected must be equal to the trust placed in them by their electors. It is also important because nation building – a continuous process, of which Independence was a key milestone – requires every institution and every stakeholder to work in tandem, to work in harmony and to work in togetherness. Nation building, at the end of the day, is about creating that optimal partnership between voters and their representatives, between citizens and their government, and between civil society and state.

11. The state and the government have an important role here, as a facilitator and an enabler. As such, it is critical for our key institutions and the policy makers to study and appreciate the message being sent by citizens and to be responsive to the thoughts and wishes of our people. As the President of India, it is my privilege to travel all over our country, to our diverse states and regions, and meet fellow Indians from all walks of life. Indians can be very different in their tastes and habits, but Indians share the same dreams. Before 1947, the dreams were for a free India. Today, the dreams are for accelerated development; for effective and transparent governance; and yet for a smaller footprint of government in our everyday lives.

12. Fulfilling these dreams is essential. Any reading of the mandate of the people would make their aspirations clear. And while the government inevitably has its part to play, I would argue that the greater opportunity and ability lies in the skill, talent, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship of 1.3 billion Indians. These attributes are not new. They have kept India going and have nurtured our civilisation for thousands of years. There have been times in our long history when our people encountered hardships and challenges. Even on such occasions, our society proved to be resilient; common families showed uncommon courage; and so many determined individuals found the strength to survive and to thrive. Today, given a facilitative and enabling environment by the government, we can only imagine what our people can achieve.

13. The government can build financial infrastructure in the form of a transparent, inclusive banking system, an online-friendly tax system and easier access to capital for legitimate entrepreneurs. The government can build physical infrastructure in the form of housing for the poorest of the poor, and availability of energy, toilets and water in every home. The government can build institutional infrastructure to address the paradox of floods and calamities in some parts of the country, and water scarcity in other parts. The government can build connectivity infrastructure in the form of wider, better highways and safer, faster trains; airports in the interiors of our country, and ports that dot our coasts. And near universal data access that allows common citizens to benefit from Digital India.

14. The government can build social infrastructure in the form of a comprehensive healthcare programme, and facilities and provisions for the mainstreaming of our Divyang fellow citizens. The government can build legal infrastructure by enacting laws that advance gender equality, as well as by removing obsolete laws to make life easier for our people.

15. However, what is more crucial is for society and for citizens to use and nurture this infrastructure – for the benefit of themselves and their families, and for the benefit of society and us all.

16. For example, rural roads and better connectivity have meaning only if farmers use them to reach bigger markets and get better prices for their produce. Fiscal reforms and easier regulations for business have meaning only if our entrepreneurs, whether small start-ups or big industrialists, use these to build honest and imaginative enterprises and create sustainable jobs. Universal availability of toilets and household water have meaning only if they empower the women of India, enhance their dignity and become a catalyst for them to go out into the world and achieve their ambitions. They can achieve their ambitions as they choose: as mothers and homemakers – and as professionals and individuals with their own destiny.

17. To cherish and safeguard such infrastructure – infrastructure that belongs to each one of us, the people of India – is to secure another aspect of our hard-won freedom. Civic-minded Indians respect and take ownership of such facilities and such infrastructure. And when they do so, they display the same spirit and resolve as the valiant men and women who serve in our Armed Forces and paramilitary and police forces. Whether you guard our nation at the frontiers or check that hand before it throws a stone at a passing train or any other public property – just like that, for the sake of it; or perhaps in anger – in some measure you protect a shared treasure. This is not just a matter of obeying laws; it is of answering to an inner conscience.

Fellow Citizens

18. I have spoken so far of how state and society, government and citizen, must see each other and must cooperate with each other. I would like to turn to how we Indians should see one another – how we should have the same expectations from and regard for fellow citizens as we would expect them to have from and for us. Through the millennia and through the centuries, India has rarely been a judgemental society. Rather, it has had an easy-going, live-and-let-live organising principle. We respect each other’s identity – whether born of region, language or faith; or even the absence of faith. India’s history and destiny, India’s legacy and future, are a function of coexistence and conciliation, of reform and reconciliation – of expanding our hearts and embracing the ideas of others.

19. This spirit of cooperation is what we bring to our diplomatic endeavours as well, as we gladly share our experiences and our strengths with partner countries in every continent. At home and abroad, in domestic discourse and in foreign policy, let us always be conscious of the magic and uniqueness of India.

20. We are a young country, a society increasingly defined and shaped by our youth. The energies of our young are being channelized in so many directions – in a quest for excellence from sport to science, from scholarship to soft skills. This is heart-warming. Nevertheless, the greatest gift we can give our young and our coming generations is to encourage and institutionalise a culture of curiosity – especially in the classroom. Let us listen to our children – for through them the future whispers to us.

21. I say this with the confidence and belief that India will never lose its capacity to listen to the feeblest voice; that it will never lose sight of its ancient ideals; that it will forget neither its sense of fairness nor its sense of adventure. We Indians are a people who dare to explore the moon and Mars. We are also a people who persevere to create a loving habitat for three of every four wild tigers on our planet, because it is characteristic of Indianness to empathise with nature and with all living beings.

22. Over a hundred years ago, the inspirational poet Subramania Bharati gave voice to our freedom movement and its expansive goals in the following lines in Tamil:

मंदरम् कर्पोम्, विनय तंदरम् कर्पोम्

वानय अलप्पोम्, कडल मीनय अलप्पोम्

चंदिरअ मण्डलत्तु, इयल कण्डु तेलिवोम्

संदि,तेरुपेरुक्कुम् सात्तिरम् कर्पोम्


This can be interpreted as:

We will learn both scripture and science

We will explore both heavens and oceans

We will unravel the mysteries of the moon

And we will sweep our streets clean too


Fellow Citizens,

23. May those ideals and may that urge to learn and to listen and to become better, may that curiosity and may that fraternalism, always be with us. May it always bless us, and always bless India.

24. With that, I once more wish you and your families all the very best on the eve of Independence Day.

Thank You

Jai Hind!


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RUPAY launched in UAE. This is a big one for our indigenous payment system.


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Postby Nikhil T » 31 Aug 2019 00:57

Centre transfers Rs 47,000 crores to states for increasing green cover

Hugely welcome step. This money was being collected from the industry since last two decades, but was never used. Just hope GoI has good monitoring so that the money is not eaten up by incompetence or corruption. India needs more green cover desperately to improve the living conditions and ensure water availability.

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Postby Mollick.R » 31 Aug 2019 14:35

10 public sector banks to be merged into four


https://www.livemint.com/news/india/pnb-obc-and-united-bank-to-be-merged-nirmala-sitharaman-1567158678718.html

Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank to be merged; Union Bank, Andhra Bank and Corporate Bank to be merged
Punjab National Bank (PNB), Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and United Bank of India to be merged; Indian Bank and Allahabad Bank to be merged

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced a big consolidation of public sector banks: 10 public sector banks to be merged into four. Under the scheme of amalgamation, Indian Bank will be merged with Allahabad Bank (anchor bank - Indian Bank); PNB, OBC and United Bank to be merged (PNB will be the anchor bank); Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank to be merged (anchor bank - Union Bank of India); and Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank to be merged (anchor bank - Canara Bank). In place of 27 public sector banks in 2017, now there will be 12 public sector banks after the latest round of consolidation of PSU banks. The consolidation of public sector banks will give them scale, the finance minister said.

The government also announced capital infusion totalling over ₹55,000 crore into public sector banks: PNB ( ₹16,000 crore), Union Bank of India ( ₹11,700 crore), Bank of Baroda ( ₹7000 crore), Indian Bank ( ₹2500 crore), Indian Overseas Bank ( ₹3800 crore), Central Bank ( ₹3300 crore), UCO Bank ( ₹2100 crore), United Bank ( ₹1,600 crore) and Punjab and Sind Bank ( ₹750 crore).

Last year, the government had approved the merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB) that become effective from April 1, 2019. In 2017, the State Bank of India absorbed five of its associates and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank.

Here are the highlights of what the finance minister said today:

We want banks with strong national presence and enhanced risk appetite

Indian Bank to be merged with Allahabad Bank (anchor bank - Indian Bank)

Consolidated Indian Bank and Allahabad Bank to be 7th largest public sector bank with cRs 8.08 lakh crore business ((anchor bank - Indian Bank)

PNB, OBC and United Bank to be merged (PNB will be the anchor bank)

Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank to be merged (anchor bank - Union Bank of India)

Consolidated Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank to be 5th largest public sector banks with ₹14.6 lakh crore business

Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank to be merged
Consolidated Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank to be 4th largest public sector bank with ₹15.2 lakh crore business
No retrenchment has taken place post merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank; staff has been redeployed and best practices in each bank have been replicated in others. 8 PSU banks have so far launched repo rate-linked loans

Loan tracking mechanism in PSU banks is being improved for the benefit of customers

4 NBFCs have found liquidity support through PSU banks since last Friday

For NBFCs, partial credit guarantee mechanism has already been implemented

Govt working on banking reforms

Gross NPAs of PSU banks have come down

Provision coverage ratio highest in 7 years

Best practices of each bank in consolidation of Vijaya Bank, Bank of Borada and Dena Bank have been absorbed

Non-official directors to perform role analogous to independent directors

Public sector banks enabled to do succession planning

Bank boards given flexibility to fix sitting fee of independent directors

Bank of India, Central Bank of India will continue as public sector banks
"To make management accountable to board, board committee of nationalised banks to appraise performance of general manager and above including managing director," Sitharaman said.

Post consolidation, boards will be given flexibility to introduce chief general manager level as per business needs. They will also recruit chief risk officer at market-linked compensation to attract best talent.

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https://www.dailypioneer.com/2019/state ... nched.html

National cyber crime reporting portal launched
Sunday, 01 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Ministry of Home has launched the national cyber crime reporting portal where the citizens can log on to https://cybercrime.gov.in and lodge complaint on cyber crimes

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https://www.oil-india.com/pdf/100-Days.pdf
major achievements of
Min of petroleum and natural gas
during 100 days

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Postby Mollick.R » 24 Sep 2019 15:13

Though little late but still posting it for records.........


Corporate tax cut: Modi govt gives big relief to India Inc, slashes rate to 22% from 30%


FM Nirmala Sitharaman announced that effective corporate tax rate, inclusive of all surcharges and cess, for the domestic companies would be 25.17%, and that for new manufacturing companies would be 17%

Corporate tax cut: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced the government's decision to cut corporate tax rate for domestic firms and new domestic manufacturing companies. The Finance Minister said the current corporate tax rate has been brought down to 22% from 30%. She added the effective corporate tax rate for the companies would be 25.17% inclusive of all surcharges and cess. For new manufacturing companies the existing tax has been reduced to 15% from rate 25%. The effective tax rate after surcharges and cess will be 17%.

"In order to promote growth and investment, a new provision has been included in the Income Tax Act, that allows any domestic companies an option to pay income tax at the rate of 22% without exemptions. Amendments will be made through an ordinance to IT Act," said Sithraman in a press conference ahead of the GST Council meet in Goa.

Sitharaman further announced companies which pay corporate tax at 22%, without any exemption or incentives, would not be required to pay Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT). Making the announcement, the finance minister said the new tax rate would be applicable from the current fiscal which began on April 1.

Sitharaman said that the revenue foregone on reduction in corporate tax and other relief measures would amount to Rs 1.45 lakh crore annually. This, she said, was being done to promote investment and growth.


https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/nirmala-sitharaman-finance-minister-slash-corporate-tax-rate-domestic-firms/story/380221.html


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