Showing posts with label GOOD GOVERNANCE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOOD GOVERNANCE. Show all posts

Soon, you’ll be able to file FIRs online

Soon, you’ll be able to file FIRs online. Citing unidentified officials, PTI reports that the government is planning a nationwide launch of "citizen-centric portals." The web-based platform will allow people to register police complaints against seven crimes initially, besides services such as verification of prospective employees and tenants, vehicle theft reports, and lost and found articles. More than 90% police stations are entering details of all FIRs in a pan-India network, enabling investigators to access crime data seamlessly.

PM announces increase in remuneration for ASHA and Anganwadi workers

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today announced a landmark increase in remuneration for ASHA and Anganwadi workers. The announcement which will be effective from next month was made during a video bridge interaction with lakhs of ASHA, Anganwadi and ANM workers today.

The Prime Minister announced the doubling of routine incentives given by the Union Government to ASHA workers. In addition, all ASHA workers and their helperswould be provided free insurance cover under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana.

Prime Minister also announced significant increase in the honorarium given to Anganwadi workers. Those receiving Rs. 3000 so far, would now receive Rs. 4500. Similarly those receiving Rs. 2200, would now get Rs. 3500. The honorarium for Anganwadi helpers has also been increased from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2250.

Prime Minister also announced that Anganwadi workers and helpers using techniques such as Common Application Software (ICDS-CAS), would get additional incentives. The incentives ranging from Rs. 250 to Rs. 500, would be based on performance.

The Prime Minister interacted with teams of three As - the ASHA worker, Anganwadi worker and ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) from across the country. He appreciated their efforts to work together, to use innovative means and technology, to improve the delivery of health and nutrition services and achieve the goal of the POSHAN Abhiyan - reduction of malnutrition in the country.

Government Takes Measures for Transparency in Employment Related Data

Government has taken measures in recent past to bring in more transparency in data releases. It would like to present a proper perspective on these issues so that the end users and public at large become aware of the processes involved in generation of these estimates. Labour Bureau conducts two major surveys on employment scenario i.e Annual Employment-Unemployment Survey (EUS) and Quarterly Employment Survey. So far, five Annual EmploymentUnemployment Surveys have been conducted by Labour Bureau and reports on all five surveys have been released. The field work of Sixth Annual Employment Unemployment Survey (2016-17) has been completed and data entry validation work is in progress. 

The report pertaining to 6th Annual EUS is to be completed by September, 2018. On the recommendations of Task Force on Employment, chaired by Dr. Arvind Panagariya, the then ViceChairman of NITI Aayog the Annual Employment Unemployment Survey has been replaced by Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) being conducted by Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI). The Periodic Labour Force Survey would not only have annual data on employment-unemployment on rural sector but will also have quarterly data on employmentunemployment on urban sector based on larger sample size. 

Therefore, the corresponding AEUS data set would be comparable. The Quarterly Employment survey (New Series) is an enterprise based survey, carried out with an objective to measure relative change in employment situation over successive quarters for the establishments having 10 or more workers. The QES has several limitations and `some of the important ones include i.e (i) enterprise data of the 6th Economic Census (January, 2013 - April, 2014), therefore, does not include the new units which have been added after April 2014 and (ii) takes into account the enterprise having more than 10 workers and does not cover employment in establishments having less than 10 workers. As a result, the QES effectively, captures the employment size of about 2.40 crore workers only as against the total workforce of about 47 crore. Therefore, the Government has constituted a Technical Committee under the Chairmanship of former Chief Statistician Prof. T.C.A Anant to look into the above aspects and submit its report at the earliest. The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), a statutory organization under Ministry of Labour & Employment has commenced releasing of payroll data on monthly basis. Under Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana, 46.36 lakh new employees covering 58,400 establishments have been enrolled under PMRPY and an amount of Rs. 855 crore has been spent.

Railways Plans to Equip All Trains With Bio-Toilets by December 2018

New Delhi: Despite the extensive foray of airways with more affordable travel options in the country, Indian Railways continues to be hailed as the national transporter for obvious reasons.

Almost every person in the country can corroborate to the fact that they have travelled in the railways at least once in their lifetime. Catering to the travel needs of an economy as large as India’s, which alone comprises 17.74 per cent of the total world population, management and maintenance of rail infrastructure is a mammoth task in itself.The Ministry of Railways has advanced the target for 100 percent completion of installing Bio-toilets in coaches to December 2018.

The decision was announced at event titled, "Indian Transport Sector: Marching towards sustainable mobility" at Conference of Parties (COP-23), Indian Pavilion at Bonn, Germany on Tuesday.

Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Ministry of Railways, who is on official tour to Germany, presented the quintessential role of Indian Railways in promoting sustainable mobility.

Gupta also emphasized particularly on the innovative steps taken by Indian Railways by way of bio-toilets for having an open discharge free in line with mission of "Swachh Bharat" and an Open Defecation Free (ODF) Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Two sessions were organized as a part of this side event. The first session highlighted efforts of Indian Railways towards a low carbon pathway and the second was dedicated to overall sustainable mobility initiatives in Indian transport sector.

The event was attended by nearly 50 national and international participants including eminent speakers, policy makers, industry representatives.

The event started with an Audio-Visual film on Indian Railways showcasing key low carbon transport initiatives being taken by Indian Railways such as Electrification, Energy Efficiency initiatives, renewable energy deployment etc.

National Workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), a professional body under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, is organizing a three-day workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) from 22nd – 24th August, 2017, in New Delhi.

11 lakh PAN have been deactivated: Here's how to check if your PAN is active or not

With an aim to put a check on the soaring number of bogus PAN cards across India, the Central Government has deactivated as many as 11.44 lakh PAN cards by July this year. According to government rule, it is illegal for a person to have more than one PAN number registered under his/ her name and it is also advisable to link your Aadhaar number with PAN before the deadline i,e. August 31. A report by Indian Express says that the central government has also noticed several fake PAN cards are allotted to non-existing people or individuals who have provided false information about themselves for PAN.

Click here or access https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/KnowYourPanLinkGS.html   the link to check your pancard status 

Income Tax dept. simplifies linking PAN with Aadhaar

The Income Tax Department has made it easy for taxpayers to link their PAN with Aadhaar.
Taxpayers can go to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on the link on the left pane-> Link Aadhaar, provide PAN, Aadhaar no. and ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit. After verification from UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed.

Responding to grievances of taxpayers regarding difficulties in linking PAN with Aadhar as their names did not match in both systems, the department has come out with a simple solution now.

PM Modi to falicite four Collectors of MP on Civil Service Day

Four Collectors on Madhya Pradesh will be falicited by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Civil Service Day at New Delhi on 21st April 2017. Collector of Badwani Tejassavi Niek will be awarded for outstanding implemetation of Govt.’s Deendayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Dadwani district.While Collector Indore P Narhari and Collector Burhanpur Smt. PJ Irene Cynthia will be awarded for effective work of stand up India.

Also Collector Jabalpur will be awarded for innovation integrated solid waste management and generation of power from waste.