In the last few decades, there has been a steady migration towards urbanisation. The unplanned growth has put pressure on urban infrastructure, including poor living and sanitation conditions, particularly for migrant labourers. When COVID-19 hit with resultant lockdown, factories and businesses came to a grinding halt. Many migrants suddenly found themselves rendered jobless and homeless, […]Continue Reading..
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new guidelines for Unlock 2 to open up more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones, but where deemed necessary to combat Covid 19 pandemic, norms have been tightened. The new guidelines will come into effect from July 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of […]Continue Reading..
Overcoming the challenges Speaking at the 66th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Prime Minister Modi said, “There could be any number of challenges but our history shows that we have always overcome them. We have emerged stronger after challenges.Problems and challenges come but should we consider 2020 as bad? I don’t […]Continue Reading..
The Indian Press Information Bureau’s twitter account has posted about yet another fake news forward doing the rounds online. This time it seems to be a doctored government order instructing tech companies to restrict the functioning of a few China-made smarphone applications in India. Under the header of the National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the […]Continue Reading..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now made it clear to the state Chief Ministers that there will be no lockdown 5 or 6, the unlock phase has already started. Now, there is no going back. Prime Minister Modi’s this announcement has amid rumours and MHA’s continuous effort to bust the fake news on a probable […]Continue Reading..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, a Rs 50,000 crore dedicated programme to create jobs for millions of migrant workers who returned home during the coronavirus-induced lockdown across the country. The Prime Minister launched the programme, which will be a “focused campaign” and run in “mission mode” for 125 days […]Continue Reading..
The Narendra Modi government will launch a massive rural public works scheme — Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan — on 20 June to provide livelihood to migrant workers and rural citizen. The campaign involves 125 days of work and will have “intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide employment to the […]Continue Reading..
The Common Services Centres (CSCs) are now sprucing up to provide many other government-related services like pensions, Aadhaar, passport sewa, PM Kisan Yojana, Stree Dhan Yojana and BSNL internet under one roof. It is basically aimed at providing hassle-free services like banking and insurance facilities to villagers even in the remotest of areas. The Government […]Continue Reading..
Retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Monday said it has launched a multi-location claim settlement facility to expedite member claims, moving away from the existing system of geographical jurisdiction for claim processing. The facility will bring a paradigm shift by allowing EPFO offices to settle online claims from any of its regional […]Continue Reading..
The 40th GST council meeting, first since lockdown, was held on Friday under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The GST Council has made the following recommendations on Law and Procedures changes. Reduction in Late Fee for past Returns As a measure to clean up pendency in return filing, late fee for non-furnishing FORM […]Continue Reading..