Government allocates Rs 232 crore for infrastructure development of CAPFs
The CAPFs, which are the backbone of internal security, are pressed into service in anti-naxal, anti-terror and anti-insurgency operations across the country in addition to law and order duties in states and work in difficult circumstances away from their families.
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MHA sanctions 2,000 posts in CISF
The Central Industrial Security Force guards about 60 civil airports in the country and has an elite VVIP security wing under its command called the Special Security Group (SSG). The Union Home ministry has recently given approval for the creation of about 2,000 posts in the CISF, a senior official said on Tuesday.
India plans to mandate cyber security measures for power grids
Grid operators and regulatory agencies will need to have a continuity plan handy in the event of a cyber attack, according to draft rules published by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. The move is part of a overhaul of the decade-old guidelines.
Accidents, suicides claimed lives of 2,200 CAPF personnel in 2014-2018 period
In 2018 alone, 104 CAPF personnel died in accidents while 28 in suicides, totalling 132 deaths during the year, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data showed.
Government considering specific excise duty on ATF
Concessional rate of 2 per cent is applicable for ATF sold under Regional Connectivity Scheme. Ad valorem rate means that the impact of an increase in price of the fuel because of global rate hike translates into an even higher price for airlines as the tax incidence also rises.
Government may include off-budget spending for a clearer picture
The govt may present other liabilities on its books, a move that could raise fiscal deficit sharply.
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Market participants also remained on the sidelines ahead of the Union Budget.
Anti evasion wing of Mumbai Central GST busts major illegal gold movement channel
“The customs and GST officials have raised their drive to curb evasion of import duty or of the GST,” said a government official speaking on anonymity. India imports 700-800 tonnes of gold on average each year. After the UPA government raised the duty in stages from 2% to 10% in 2013 to check a ballooning current account deficit, smuggling reared its head.
Central Vista makeover: North, South Blocks likely to reflect India's pre and post-1857 history
At present, the South Block houses the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs, while the North Block has offices of Home Ministry and Finance Ministry.
Punjab seeks central assistance for biomass projects
This, stressed Captain Amarinder, would go a long way in complying with the directions of the Supreme Court of India for tackling the problem of stubble burning in Punjab.
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Public debt is the total liabilities of the central government contracted against the Consolidated Fund of India. It excludes liabilities contracted against Public Account. According to Economic Survey 2018-19, total liabilities of the Central Government at end-March 2019 stood at Rs 84.7 lakh crore and 90 per cent of which was public debt.
Government decides to withdraw NSG from VIP security duties
This will be after over two decades that the 'black cat' commandos of the elite counter-terror force will be taken out from VIP protection duties, a task not originally charted for it when the force was conceptualised and raised in 1984. The force provides proximate and mobile security cover under the top 'Z+' category to 13 'high-risk' VIPs.
Banned NDFB gives up arms, signs agreement with government
According to the pact, the National Democratic Front of Boroland under the leadership of its 'president' B Saoraigwra will abjure violence and join in peace talks with the government. The tripartite agreement was signed by representatives of the NDFB and the central and Assam governments, the officials said.
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