7th Pay Commission: Centre may not raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000, fitment factor 3.68 times

7th Pay Commission: Centre may not raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000, fitment factor 3.68 times

The govt had approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in June 2016 and raised minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month with fitment factor 2.57 times.

Mar 05, 2018, 15:29 PM IST
Anti-graft court adjourns hearing against Nawaz Sharif family till Dec 4

Anti-graft court adjourns hearing against Nawaz Sharif family till Dec 4

The cases were registered by the NAB on September 8 against 67-year-old Nawaz Sharif and his family in Islamabad.

Nov 28, 2017, 12:22 PM IST

Nutritional supplement could improve Parkinson's treatment

Lack of the neurotransmitter dopamine is thought to cause Parkinson's, a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement.

Jun 17, 2016, 16:11 PM IST

Anti-oxidants more effective for elderly with skin cancer

Cells found in the skin help the skin recovery from injuries, and can contribute to the growth and invasion of melanoma cells. 

Apr 05, 2016, 15:21 PM IST

DGFT slaps Rs 100 crore fine on Riddhi Siddhi Bullion

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has imposed a penalty of Rs 100 crore on Riddhi Siddhi Bullion and also cancelled its nominated agency certificate (NAC) for violation of RBI norms.

Jan 14, 2015, 19:06 PM IST

Naveen Patnaik asks BJD MP MLAs not to appoint close relatives

BJD chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked party MPs and MLAs to refrain from appointing their close relatives as their representatives or promoting them as block or notified area council (NAC)

Jul 05, 2014, 19:08 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi-headed NAC meets for last time

National Advisory Council, a "unique experiment" of involving civil society in government`s decision-making, held its last meeting on Tuesday where PM Manmohan Singh lauded its "legendary" role.

May 06, 2014, 22:17 PM IST

No role in declassification of Netaji files: NAC

The NAC has clarified that its chairperson plays no role in the declassification of secret documents relating to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Jan 15, 2014, 14:58 PM IST

Food bill needs proper selection of beneficiaries: NAC member

Food security is necessary but not sufficient for reducing hunger, National Advisory Council (NAC) member NC Saxena says, cautioning disenchantment and anger once distribution of food grain begins.

Jul 14, 2013, 15:09 PM IST

Aruna Roy opts out of NAC

Social activist Aruna Roy has decided not to continue in the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi-led NAC after her term expires on Friday.

May 29, 2013, 12:45 PM IST

NAC member says Survey `wanting` in social securit

Finding the Economic Survey "wanting" in its social security commitment for unorganised workers, NAC member Aruna Roy on Wednesday said it did not specify how the government intends to attend the issue.

Feb 28, 2013, 00:00 AM IST

NAC approves monitoring mechanism for RTE

The NAC has given in principle approval for a monitoring and grievance redress architecture from local to national level for effective implementation of RTE.

Jan 28, 2013, 21:13 PM IST

NAC suggests measures to tackle discrimination in schools

The Council has suggested to have a discussion with state governments on the issue and requested for suggestions from experts and teachers in this regard by January 28.

Jan 27, 2013, 16:20 PM IST

NAC pitches for development of Northeast region

The National Advisory Council has favoured internet connectivity to the region through Bangladesh, daily direct flights from each of the seven state capitals to Delhi and a separate plan to implement healthcare initiatives.

Nov 25, 2012, 16:23 PM IST

NAC for tax benefits to private employers of disabled persons

Giving its suggestions on the draft Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill (RPDB), the NAC has also suggested extending subsidies and financial incentives for starting small scale income generation activities by household of persons with disabilities (PWD).

Jun 10, 2012, 15:32 PM IST

Give disabled children a choice, amend RTE: NAC

The Sonia Gandhi-led NAC wants the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to amend the right to education (RTE) law to ensure that disabled children have the choice to study.

Apr 12, 2012, 13:24 PM IST

NAC discusses steps to protect Jarawas

The committee did not take any policy decision in today`s meeting as model code of conduct for assembly elections in five states is in place.

Jan 16, 2012, 21:04 PM IST

Cabinet clears Food Security Bill; subsidy up by Rs 27,663 cr

This bill would cover 75 percent of the rural population while the urban poor will get 50 percent of its share.

Dec 18, 2011, 21:03 PM IST

Cabinet to take decision on Food Bill today

The National Food Security Bill is considered the greatest experiment in the world to provide food security to the poor.

Dec 18, 2011, 08:25 AM IST

NAC want Communal Violence Bill in Winter Session

Members of the NAC on Friday demanded tabling of the Prevention of
Communal and Targeted Violence bill in the winter session of

Nov 18, 2011, 23:42 PM IST

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