GN Bureau | February 21, 2012
The government is reportedly considering a move to grant legal status to the model code of conduct (MCC) for electioneering. MCC has been in news of late after two central ministers got election commission notice for alleged violations of the code. An argument has been made out that making MCC legal will give it teeth, and politicians will think twice before breaking it. On the other hand, the legality will not only take the moral force out of it, but will make every EC notice open to court cases – which can take time and thus defeat the whole purpose.
The time has come for India to announce to the world that India can no longer be transgressed or trespassed with impunity. And there couldn’t have been a more telling way of doing so than by unleashing the special mission operations, with the brilliance and precision of an experienced surgeon’s
The government has ruled out the disinvestment plan for state-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), for the time being. After massive protests by employees` union of MTNL, NITI Aayog has cleared the air, saying that as of now there is no proposal of strategic sale or closure of the government
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has collaborated with Common Services Centers (CSCs) to expand the reach of its services to the employees’ provident fund (EPF) members. The CSC network is an internet-enabled delivery system spread across rural areas, where citizens c
The Goods and Services Network(GSTN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) for sharing of foreign exchange realisation and Import Export code data, a move that is expected to strengthen processing of export transactions of taxpayers under GST, increase trans
The union cabinet chaired by prime minister c has given in-principle approval to Niti Aayog’s proposal for strategic sale in public sector undertakings (PSUs), on Thursday. The Cabinet meeting also decided that the department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM) would work out the broad
Aditya Verma, secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) which is yet to be recognised by the BCCI, has been batting for a full membership for more than a decade. Since 2005, he has also been fighting for transparency and accountability in the working of the BCCI. It was on his petition that t