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In 2018, the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for closure of two autonomous bodies, namely the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi and Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh.(AP)

Government may rationalise 120 autonomous bodies

By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:14 AM IST
In a slew of recommendations to the cabinet secretariat, a copy of which has been reviewed by Hindustan Times, the department has suggested that 83 of the 231 autonomous bodies be retained and 117 merged into just 29. It recommended that the Centre disengage from 20 entities.
File Photo of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)
File Photo of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)

‘Govt recruitments to continue’: Finance Ministry clarifies order banning creation of new posts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The ministry today said the order issued by the Department of Expenditure (DoE) on Friday only deals with internal procedure for creation of posts.
File Photo of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)
File Photo of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Finance Ministry bans new appointments and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other updates from Hindustan Times.
The department of expenditure (DoE) issued an order on Friday asking all government departments and autonomous bodies to cut administrative expenses.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The department of expenditure (DoE) issued an order on Friday asking all government departments and autonomous bodies to cut administrative expenses.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Cash-strapped govt cuts non-essential expenditures amid Covid-19 crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:40 PM IST
The Union government has resorted to cutting costs after the economy saw a sharp 23.9 percent contraction in the first quarter of 2020-21, mainly because the Covid-19 lockdown.
File photo of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)
File photo of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)

Eyes on economy, Finance Ministry bans creation of new posts in central ministries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 07:44 PM IST
An order in this regard was issued this evening by the Department of Expenditure under the ministry.
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