Plan and Policy

Plan & Policy

Aadhaar, SIMs linking simplified

To ease and expedite linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers, the department of telecom (DoT) on Wednesday introduced 3 new rules – through one-time password, app-based and interactive voice response (IVRS) facility. It will help accelerate co­mpliance of the February 6 Supreme Court order rega­r­ding linking of Aadhaar with phone number and re-verification of mobile users.

Global firms to pick stakes in ONGC, OIL blocks

The government proposes fresh reforms in the oil and gas sector.

It will allow global energy companies to pick up majority stake in old and ageing fields of ONGC and OIL to help increase production from these depleting blocks and meet increasing domestic demand. The oil and gas ministry has finalised a new policy on auction of producing nominated fields of state-run upstream companies under a joint venture route.

The policy would be implemented soon after the Union cabinet approves it in a month’s time, sources privy to the development said.

Aadhaar, SIMs linking simplified

To ease and expedite linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers, the department of telecom (DoT) on Wednesday introduced 3 new rules – through one-time password, app-based and interactive voice response (IVRS) facility. It will help accelerate co­mpliance of the February 6 Supreme Court order rega­r­ding linking of Aadhaar with phone number and re-verification of mobile users.

To Make In India, We Have To Mine In India

Continuous decrease of the mining sector’s share in the economy is holding back India’s GDP growth. The mining sector can act as a force multiplier and contribute 7-8 per cent to GDP. Sunil Duggal, CEO of Hindustan Zinc (HZL), owned by mining mogul Anil Agarwal, in an interview with Financial Chronicle, spoke about role of the mining sector in boosting Indian infrastructure and in jobs creation. Duggal joined HZL in 2010 as executive director and became COO in 2012.

Corruption crackdown yields $1b, claims govt

The Indian gov­e­r­nment is inte­n­s­ifying the crack­down on dubious firms after it un­e­arth­ed over $1 billion in sus­pi­cious cash de­posits as part of its inves­tigations into corr­u­p­tion and efforts to boost foreign inv­es­tment, a minister said.

While the government has already revoked permissions for over 200,000 companies and restricted their bank accounts, it is now working on limiting property transfers to trace any further generation of black money, said PP Chaudhary, minister of state for corporate affairs, in an interview on October 18 in New Delhi.

Terror funding: Salahuddin’s son Shahid Yusuf arrested

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested Syed Shahid Yousuf, the son of  Hizbul Mujahideen’s chief Syed Salahuddin. Yousuf, a government employee, was taken into custody after he was called for questioning in a 2011 terror funding case.

J&K interlocutor will decide whom to talk to: Centre

The Centre has left it to the newly-appointed interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to decide whom to engage with in the troubled state even as the Congress alleged that the appointment was “only for publicity”.

On Monday, former Intelligence Bureau(IB) chief Dineshwar Sharma was appointed by the Centre as its special representative for a “sustained dialogue” with all stakeholders in (J&K), in a fresh move aimed at bringing peace in the border state.

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