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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Admission of children of Gramin Dak Sevaks in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Civil and Defence areas.


Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Today Announced That India Post Would Be Launching Payment Banking By March 2017

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Inaugurates Good Governance Week Celebration

23 New Products Launched Payment Bank to Begin from March 2017
Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad
A week-long celebration of Good Governance Week was organized by Department of Electronics and Information Technology starting from 25th December 2015. A National event on Good Governance was inaugurated on 28th December 2015 by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) in India Habitat Centre at New Delhi. This event involved active participation from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Department of Posts (DoP) and their agencies. 
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterated the commitment of the Government towards the successful implementation of ‘Digital India’ which would help to transform India into a truly digitally empowered society and knowledge economy in the 21st century. He said the government is aiming at empowering people of India through digitalization. Millions of citizens have already joined in this initiative and invited others to do so. He said e-services should reach more people at the earliest and sought cooperation from State Governments, industry and acadmecia in the early achievement of this objective. 
Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad also announced that India Post would be launching Payment Banking by March 2017. He said after the successful turn around of BSNL, new initiatives have been taken for improving performance of MTNL. He also announced launch of free incoming all over the Country by MTNL from New Year. 
The event saw the launch / inauguration of new 23 products / eServices. 
The key launches are as follows:
Department of Telecommunications
  • Inauguration of Wi-Fi hotspots at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar and Dargah Sharif, Ajmer. 
  • Announcement of Pan India Free Incoming Roaming Facility for MTNL Customers.
Department of Posts
  • Launch of Post-Terminals (Rural ICT - RICT) – handing over Post Terminals to rural Post Masters.
Department of Electronics and Information Technology
·  Launch of National Centre of Geo-Informatics
·         Launch of e-Payment Portal
·         Launch of Olabs for Schools
·        Launch of Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) Phase-II
·         All India BPO Promotion Scheme
·         North East Business Process Outsourcing Promotion Scheme
·         Transfer of Technology for “ICT Centre on Tactile Graphics” at IIT Delhi
·         Announcement of Setting up of NIC Data Centre at Bhubaneswar
* The detail on each of 23 new products / eservices is available at the Digital India Portal (www.digitalindia.gov.in).

No LPG subsidy if taxable income exceeds Rs 10 Lac

Benefit of LPG subsidy will not be available if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs Ten lakh in previous financial year 
At present, there are 16.35 crore LPG consumers in the country. With the implementation of the PAHAL Scheme (DBTL), the subsidy is being transferred directly to the Bank Account of 14.78 crore LPG Consumers. The objective of the scheme was to ensure that the subsidy benefits go to the targeted group. The Government had also given a call to the well-to-do households for voluntarily giving up LPG subsidy. So far, 57.50 lakh LPG consumers have opted out of LPG subsidy voluntarily heeding the call given by the Prime Minister. The subsidy saved from the ‘GiveitUp’ campaign is being utilized for providing new connections to the BPL families under the ‘Giveback’ campaign. This enables provision of LPG, a clean fuel, to poor households by replacing the conventional fuels such as kerosene, coal, fuel wood, cow dung, etc. relieving the poor of the hardships and health hazards from such fuels.
While many consumers have given up subsidy voluntarily, it is felt that consumers in the higher income bracket should get LPG cylinders at the market price. Therefore, the Government has decided that the benefit of the LPG subsidy will not be available for LPG consumers if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs 10,00,000/- during the previous financial year computed as per the Income Tax Act, 1961. In keeping with the approach of trusting the citizens, this will be given effect to initially on self-declaration basis while booking cylinders from January 2016 onwards. 

Raising the subscription amount of AIPSA to Rs.50/-.