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Government re-launches Kisan Vikas Patra

On 18th November 2014, Union Government re-launched Kisan Vikas Patra scheme (KVP) in New Delhi to encourage the habit of small savings among the citizens. The scheme will soon be made available through designated branches of nationalized banks across the country. The previous KVP was discontinued in 2011. The scheme was very popular among the ..

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“National Ayush Mission” gets Government’s nod

Government has permitted the launching of National Ayush Mission (NAM) to attend to the gaps in health services in vulnerable and far-flung parts of the country. The judgment to launch the NAM was taken in a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Via the AYUSH Mission (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, ..

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Finance Ministry planning to double the Banks’ commission for DBT scheme from 1% to 2%

Finance Ministry is in the final stages of the course to double the commission to banks at 2% of the quantum of funds they transmit to individual beneficiaries under the government’s Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. The current rate of commission is 1% per for every transaction under the DBT. The government transfers money to ..

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Govt to provide training to IAS, IPS, IFoS officers in dealing with Naxalism

The government has devised a training programme for IAS, IPS and Forest Service officers on dealing with problem of Naxalism. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has written to Chief Secretaries of 8 states requesting nomination of at least 3 officers each from Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest ..

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Govt notifies amendments in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending norms

The government has made alterations to the norms governing expenses on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) undertakings under the fresh Company Law (2013). Now a particular class of profitable companies are necessitated to spend minimum 2% of their 3-year yearly average net profit towards CSR works. The obligation is part of the Companies Act, 2013, maximum ..

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