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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

NAC member defends petrol price hike, experts differ

Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has defended the petrol price hike by saying it will not have any major impact on inflation, however some experts are of opinion that it was unwarranted.

Khurshid slams RSS for criticising NAC

Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid lashed out at the RSS for questioning the
constitutional validity of the National Advisory Council (NAC).

Oppose Communal Violence bill: RSS to Tripura CM

Bill is based on the dangerous assumption that the majority community is always perpetrator and the minority is always victim.

Link NREGA with natural resources management: NAC

The Sonia Gandhi-led NAC also portrayed decentralisation of
planning to natural village and hamlet level as a means to
make villages leverage the workdays under the scheme.