Policy & Law

For Environment conscious New India- MHA Advisory against use of National Flag made of plastic

Ban is National Flag made of plastic

For Environment conscious New India, which hosted to World Environment day 2018- celebrations be it the independence day need to be in conformity with its environment stance. Hence, ahead of the Independence Day, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an Advisory to the Chief Secretaries/Administrators of all State Governments/UT Administrations, Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments of Govt. of India ...

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Justice Manjula Chellur takes charge as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

Ministry of Power

Justice Manjula Chellur took Oath as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Ministry of Power, on 13 April 2018. Prior to this,  Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. Technical Members I.J. Kapoor, B.N. Talukdar, Judicial Member Justice N.K. Patil and Technical Member S.D. Dubey were present on the occasion. Tribunal Bar Association President M.G. Ramachandran assured the ...

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Mandatory Compliance with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act for India Inc, a major step towards making workplace safe for the women in the private sector: Gandhi

India Inc + Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act

In order to ensure safe workplaces for Women in the private sector, the Ministry of Women and Child had requested Minister for Corporate Affairs to mandate the disclosure regarding implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in the Directors Report of every company. Vide its notification dated 31.07.2018,the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has ...

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Driving Licence, Registration Certificate in digital format through DigiLocker or mParivahan platform are at par with original documents: Advisory

Digital documents as good as original

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued an advisory to states to accept Driving Licence, Registration Certificate or other documents in ‘electronic form‘ presented through DigiLocker or mParivahan platform as valid under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and treat them at par with the certificates issued by the transport authorities. This is in response to a number of Grievances/RTI ...

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India’s National Policy on Biofuels-2018 to give big fillip to Bio-fuels by 2030; Modi to inaugurate World Bio-fuel day 2018 celebration at Vigyan Bhawan

World Biofuel Day 2018” at Vigyan Bhawan

World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and to highlight the various efforts made by the Government in the biofuel sector.  The World Biofuel Day is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for the last three years. ...

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Government E-Marketplace (Gem) grosses over Rs. 10,000 crore in GMV through more than 6.16 lakh Transactions; celebrates its second anniversary as part of Digital India revolution 

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Government e-Marketplace (GeM),the National Public Procurement Portal, will turn 2 years old on 9 August 2018. It was launched on 9thAugust 2016, with the objective of creating an open, transparent and efficient procurement platform for government. GeM is an end-to-end, one stop online marketplace for Central and State Government Ministries and  Departments, Central & State Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs & SPSUs), ...

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Startup India’s Academia Alliance Programme academia to bridge gap between academia and industry

Startup India hub

To fulfill the Governmentof India’s mission to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country, Startup India launched the Startup Academia Alliance programme, a unique mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains. The Startup Academia Alliance aims to reduce the gap between scientific research and its industrial applications in order to increase the efficacy of these ...

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NITI Aayog’s International Conference hosts expert deliberation on policy prescriptions, development and growth of material recycling in India

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari addressing the inaugural Session of the “International Conference on Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling”, in New Delhi on August 06, 2018.

NITI Aayog’s International Conference on “Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions” was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in the capital on 6 August 2018. Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar, CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and renowned experts from all over the world in material recycling took part ...

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Data harvesting; targeted messaging & profiling; money and media influencers prop us as newer challenges @ Elections Commission’s First Ever Orientation Workshop on Election Management

The Chief Election Commissioner, O.P. Rawat along with the Election Commissioner, Ashok Lavasa and other dignitaries at an Orientation Workshop on Election Management for IAS officers/Assistant Secretaries of the 2016 Batch, conducted by the Election Commission of India (ECI), in New Delhi on August 03, 2018.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) conducted a day-long Orientation Workshop for IAS officers of the 2016 Batch in New Delhi on 3 August 2018. The workshop was aimed at familiarising the Assistant Secretaries with all facets of Electoral Management before they are required to handle crucial assignments in conducting Elections in their field postings soon. Addressing the young officers, ...

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WCD enlightens UN Experts on prevention, protection and rehabilitation aspects of India’s Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

International Women’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan

UN human rights experts had recently aired a few doubts on the  Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018  passed in the Lok Sabha last week. According to the latest updates,  the UN human rights experts have expressed arguments over the measures contained in the Trafficking of persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 stating that it is ...

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Post directions of the Supreme Court; Government sets up high level committee chaired by the Union Home Secretary

high level committee chaired by Union Home Secretary to check mob lynching

In order to formulate appropriate measures to address the situation, Government has set up a high level committee chaired by the Union Home Secretary to deliberate in the matter and make recommendations. The Secretary, Department of Justice, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Secretary, Legislative Department and Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment are the members of the committee. The committee will ...

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1200 permits (average) issued per day to the vehicles visiting Rohtang Pass: Tourism Minister

In compliance with order on green permits 1200 permits (average) issued per day to the vehicles visiting Rohtang Pass

In compliance with the directions of National Green Tribunal in OA No.237/2013, permits are issued online, through the dedicated portal to the vehicles visiting Rohtang Pass K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha informed the house on 23 July 2018. Average number of 1200 permits are issued per day (excluding Tuesdays, ...

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