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Textiles Ministry for inclusion of handloom weavers under NREGA

India.Textiles Ministry is working on a proposal to include handloom weavers under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA).under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) so that they can be entitled to higher wages."Our Ministry has taken this (inclusion of handloom weavers under NREGA) up very seriously with the Ministry of Rural Development. We have had a very positive dialogue...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : Business

Vodafone India to implement making NREGA payments through its M-Pesa service

period.Vodafone India soon plans to enable making NREGA payments through its newly launched M-Pesa , the mobile money transfer and payment service.The service that is currently used mainly for money transfer , mobile re charges andand utility bills is also designed to make payments to workers under NREGA schemes. " We are in talks with agencies in Orissa and Chattisgarh for implementing this," said...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : Business

Jairam Ramesh writes to UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to implement HC order on NREGA funds

aJairam Ramesh writes to UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to implement HC order on NREGA fundsJairam Ramesh has shot off another letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking early implementation of the Allahabad High Court order on CBI inquiry into misappropriation of funds under the NREGA.While recalling his earlier correspondence to the Chief Minister, in a fresh letter issued yesterday, Ramesh...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : National

Move to hike buffer stock of foodgrains ahead of polls

With the Congress planning to vigorously roll out the National Food Security Act ahead of this year’s general election, as it believes this could match UPA-1’s NREGA as a vote-winner, the government is all set to finalise new norms to raise the level of foodgrain buffer stocks from 99.30 metric tonnes to 162.35 metric tonnes a year.Government sources said a decision on this is likely at the Union ...
Source : Asianage |
Category : National | City : New Delhi

Bombay HC notice to govt, 25 others over NREGA irregularities

Bench of Bombay High Court has sent notices to union ministry of rural development and 25 others after a public interest litigation (PIL) alleged irregularities in implementation of Nation Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) scheme at Nagpur district.Petitioner Umesh Choube, through his counsel Srikant Khandalkar claimed that in 2011, the Nagpur district collector prepared a report in a matter in...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Nagpur

Prez Pranab to convene Governors conference on Feb 12

resident Pranab Mukherjee has convened a three-day Governors conference from February 12 to articulate the stability of the Union Government, anticipating a hung Parliament in May 2014.Pranab Mukherjee in his letter to the Governors stressed on internal security, food security, implementation of NREGA, university education, defence and external policies.This will be the UPA regime's last conference...
Source : Rediff |
Category : National

This year's State of the Union is a defining test for Obama

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Source : World News |
Category : Headlines

Abbott unveils union rorts inquiry

settings.Five unions have been named as specific targets in a royal commission into corruption.The Australian Workers Union, Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, Electrical Trades Union, Health Services Union and Transport Workers Union were named in the terms of reference released in Canberra on Monday before parliament resumes for 2014."This royal commission is designed to shine a great,...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald |
Category : International

Union corruption inquiry about to begin

business sector hopes a royal commission into union corruption will lead to changes in workplace relations and practices and help lift productivity.But unions have labelled the inquiry set up by the coalition federal government a politically motivated witch hunt.The Health Services Union, Australian Workers Union, Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, Electrical Trades Union and Transport...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald |
Category : International

Its a historic victory, says Jaipal Reddy

Union Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy Thursday termed as, a historic victory, the passing of draft bill by the union cabinet for formation of...
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : Headlines