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Congress leader P Chidambaram(Ajay Aggarwal/HT photo)

P Chidambaram takes a dig at NITI Aayog CEO, says ‘there is too much bureaucracy’

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Taking a veiled dig at NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s reported comments on the issue of democracy, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said there is too much “bureaucracy” in the country.
Delhi health minister and AAP leader Satyendar Kumar Jain during a press conference in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Delhi health minister and AAP leader Satyendar Kumar Jain during a press conference in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Health minister Jain puts spike on better tracing, but numbers don’t really add up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:49 AM IST
An expert committee headed by NITI Ayog member (health) VK Paul has warned that the number of cases in Delhi could go up to 15,000 a day during the winter months.

In INX case, 71 ex-bureaucrats write to PM on ‘selective targeting’ of officers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 04:15 PM IST
The letter has been signed by retired civil servants like former cabinet secretary K M Chandrasekhar, former foreign secretary and national security advisor Shivshankar Menon, former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh and former DGP of Punjab Julio Riberio.
The government has granted sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation to prosecute former NITI Aayog chief executive officer Sindhushree Khullar and other officials in connection with alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance given to INX Media(PTI)
The government has granted sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation to prosecute former NITI Aayog chief executive officer Sindhushree Khullar and other officials in connection with alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance given to INX Media(PTI)

INX Media: CBI gets nod to prosecute former NITI CEO

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2019 03:06 AM IST
The approval comes days after former PM Manmohan Singh questioned why the Congress leader had been arrested when he had approved a “unanimous” recommendation by a dozen officials, including six secretaries .
India wants its automobile industry to progressively shift to electric vehicles as part of its strategy to fulfil its climate change commitments.(Mint file)
India wants its automobile industry to progressively shift to electric vehicles as part of its strategy to fulfil its climate change commitments.(Mint file)

NDA house divided on electric mobility plan

Livemint, New Delhi | By Shreya Nandi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The latest case in point being transport minister Nitin Gadkari who is of the view that the government will not set a specific deadline for automakers to switch to EVs and nor will it ban production of petrol and diesel vehicles but instead let market forces decide on the preferred technology.
A water shortage could cut food exports from India, which has emerged as a leading supplier of a number of food products to the world, the water resources minister warned on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A water shortage could cut food exports from India, which has emerged as a leading supplier of a number of food products to the world, the water resources minister warned on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Water shortage could cut India’s food exports, says water resources minister

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, however, added, “Judicious use of water can save India from future calamities.”
A group of ministers (GoM) is scheduled to meet on Monday to consider privatisation of 97 oil and gas exploration blocks currently held by state-run Oil and Natural gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd.(REUTERS)
A group of ministers (GoM) is scheduled to meet on Monday to consider privatisation of 97 oil and gas exploration blocks currently held by state-run Oil and Natural gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd.(REUTERS)

Group of Ministers to discuss proposal to privatise 97 oil, gas fields

New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2019 11:46 PM IST
The proposal is based on a report prepared by a high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar.
Acting chairman PC Mohanan and external member J Meenakshi both had terms lasting until June 20 next year, according to the website of the NSC.(PC Mohanan and JV Meenakshi. Photo: Twitter@Nationalstatistical commission)
Acting chairman PC Mohanan and external member J Meenakshi both had terms lasting until June 20 next year, according to the website of the NSC.(PC Mohanan and JV Meenakshi. Photo: Twitter@Nationalstatistical commission)

‘Commission not very effective’: Statistics body chief, member quit

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Acting chairman PC Mohanan and external member J Meenakshi both had terms lasting until June 20 next year, according to the website of the National Statistical Commission. Mohanan was also an external member. With their departures, the commission now has no external members.
The Niti Aayog has suggested that the upper age limit for entry into the civil services be brought down to 27 years from the present 30 years for general category candidates in a phased manner by 2022-23.(Mint/file)
The Niti Aayog has suggested that the upper age limit for entry into the civil services be brought down to 27 years from the present 30 years for general category candidates in a phased manner by 2022-23.(Mint/file)

UPSC Civil Services Exam: NITI Aayog for reducing upper age limit to 27 years

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 04:57 PM IST
The Niti Aayog has suggested that the upper age limit for entry into the civil services be brought down to 27 years from the present 30 years for general category candidates in a phased manner by 2022-23.
(Hindustan Times)
(Hindustan Times)

Mumbai’s one ticket system: After state-railway tussle over payment, Niti wants uniformity

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 08:26 AM IST
The state government’s plan to launch a one-ticket system for all of Mumbai’s public transport modes by the end of December may be further delayed
People walk past as CBI team seals Punjab National Bank’s South Mumbai branch at Brady House in Mumbai on February 19.(PTI File Photo)
People walk past as CBI team seals Punjab National Bank’s South Mumbai branch at Brady House in Mumbai on February 19.(PTI File Photo)

PNB says tightened credit norms to curb frauds, ensure fair evaluation

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Punjab National Bank had reported an alleged fraud of over Rs 13,000 crore by diamantaire Nirav Modi in February-March this year.
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant speaks at a panel discussion on 'The City that Never Sleeps : Cities of Tomorrow' during the last day of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad.(PTI File Photo)
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant speaks at a panel discussion on 'The City that Never Sleeps : Cities of Tomorrow' during the last day of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad.(PTI File Photo)

States like Bihar, UP, MP keeping India backward: NITI Aayog’s Amitabh Kant

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 01:25 PM IST
Speaking at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Kant said, “Eastern part of India particularly states like Bihar, UP, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan is keeping India backward especially on social indicators.”
The policy will be effective from April 1, 2020, and life of the commercial vehicle for scrapping has been fixed at 20 years, an official said.(HT File Photo)
The policy will be effective from April 1, 2020, and life of the commercial vehicle for scrapping has been fixed at 20 years, an official said.(HT File Photo)

Govt may soon cap life of commercial vehicles at 20 years

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 11:24 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari recently said the policy was needed to curb vehicular pollution.
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