Monthly Archives: December 2016

General Bipin Rawat takes charge as Chief of Army Staff

Bipin Rawat

General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Army Staff, after an illustrious career spanning over four decades, handed over the baton to General Bipin Rawat  in a ceremony held at South Block today. Amongst numerous achievements, the tenure of Gen Dalbir Singh was operationally significant wherein a high tempo of operations was maintained  in J&K and North… Read More

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa takes charge as Chief of Air Staff

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC took over as the  25th Chief of the Air Staff at a ceremony held at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) today.

In his address to the IAF, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said “I feel honoured and privileged to have been entrusted with the responsibility to lead one of the finest Air Forces in the world. I will certainly… Read More

Ministry of HRD : Year End Review 2016

In pursuance to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision for ‘Transforming India’, Ministry of Human Resource Development took a leap forward in transforming education sector with the motto of “सबको शिक्षा, अच्छी शिक्षा ” (Education for All, Quality Education).

Year 2016 has been a yet another… Read More

Ministry of Minority Affairs : Year end review 2016

Ministry of Minority Affairs

-The Central Government increased the Budgetary Outlay in respect of Ministry of Minority Affairs from Rs. 3712.78 Crore in 2015-16 to Rs. 3800 Crore for 2016-17. The increase is of about Rs. 87 Crore for 2016-17. In addition to these Rs. 3800 Crore the Central Government also channelizes minimum 15% financial resources and physical targets from other flagship… Read More

Ministry of Environment and Forests 2016 at a Glance

The year 2016 witnessed hectic activity at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change – on the international and national fronts.  While at the international level, India steered the negotiations on amendment in Montreal Protocol for amendment for phase down of HFCs at Kigali, Rwanda, at COP-22 in Morocco, the International Solar Alliance… Read More

Major achievements of Ministry of Earth Sciences during 2016

During 2016, many significant achievements have been made on providing weather and climate services. Many observational campaigns have been taken up as special atmospheric observations help us to understand model deficiencies and to improve the models. To address the issue of better measurement and understanding of small-scale processes that drive … Read More

Indian Railways measures to Promote Digital Payments

Indian Railways

In pursuance of this announcement made by Government of India for promotion of  Digital & Cashless Economy, Ministry of Railways has initiated some additional following package of incentives and measures. This shall be made effective from 1st January 2017.

1.Ministry of Railways has decided to instruct Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSKs) to install… Read More

India to Supply Additional 80 MW to Nepal from 1st Jan

From the first day of the new year, 1st January, 2017, additional power transfer of 80MW to Nepal is expected to commence. With this, the total supply of electricity to Nepal from India will be about 400 MW.

Shri Janardan Sharma, Minister of Energy, Government of Nepal, in a recent visit to India, held discussions with Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) … Read More

Ministry of Culture : Year End Review 2016

Ministry of culture

Ministry of Culture’s mandate revolves around the functions like preservation and conservation of Ancient Cultural Heritage and promotion of Art and Culture both Tangible and Intangible in the country. Ministry is working on the protection, development and promotion of all types of heritage of culture namely, tangible heritage, intangible heritage… Read More

Ministry of Tourism : Year End Review 2016

Ministry of Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India is responsible for the formulation of national policies and programmes for the tourism sector and for co-ordination of activities of various Central Government Agencies, State Governments/UTs and the Private Sector for the development and promotion of tourism in the country. This Ministry is headed by the Union Minister… Read More

Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016 extended to 31st Jan

In view of the representations received from various stakeholders and for the convenience of the taxpayers, the last date for availing the Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016 (the Scheme)  has been extended up to 31st January, 2017. The scheme was to close on 31st December, 2016.

In order to reduce the pending litigation, the Scheme was introduced … Read More

A K Dhasmana appointed Secretary- Cabinet Secretariat

Shri A K Dhasmana IPS (Madhya Pradesh 1981) has been appointed Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat and will hold charge concurrently as Director General (Security). wishes Shri A K Dhasmana the very best.… Read More