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Working to reduce transaction cost on online payments: RBI to PAC

Working to reduce transaction cost on online payments: RBI to PAC

RBI on Friday informed a parliamentary panel that it is working on a mechanism to bring down transaction cost on online payments even as the meeting was stalled for a while as BJP members protested Chairman K V Thomas' statement on demonetisation.

Demonetisation: When Manmohan Singh came to rescue of RBI Governor Urijit Patel

Demonetisation: When Manmohan Singh came to rescue of RBI Governor Urijit Patel

Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel Wednesday escaped possible grilling by a parliamentary committee over the demonetisation issue but for the intervention of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Demonetisation talks with government began in early 2016: RBI Governor Urjit Patel

Demonetisation talks with government began in early 2016: RBI Governor Urjit Patel

Urjit Patel met a parliamentary panel on finance Wednesday to answer questions about the country`s recent move to abolish 500 and 1,000 rupees notes.

RBI Governor Urjit Patel to brief parliamentary panel on demonetisation today

RBI Governor Urjit Patel to brief parliamentary panel on demonetisation today

Urjit Patel will brief a parliamentary panel about demonetisation and its impact on the economy and the steps taken by the central bank to deal with the cash crunch.

Demonetisation: RBI Governor Urjit Patel to brief parliamentary panel on Wednesday

Demonetisation: RBI Governor Urjit Patel to brief parliamentary panel on Wednesday

RBI Governor Urjit Patel will on Wednesday meet the parliamentary panel and brief them about the demonetisation move taken up by the Modi government.

Terrorists may use uninhabited islands as safe haven: Parliamentary panel warns government, security agencies

Terrorists may use uninhabited islands as safe haven: Parliamentary panel warns government, security agencies

Government and security agencies were warned about possible use of uninhabited islands in seas being used as safe haven by terrorists.

No comments, says MEA on Foreign Secretary's remark on surgical strikes

External Affairs Ministry on Thursday declined to comment on Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's remarks on cross-LoC surgical strike.

 DGMO, Foreign Secretary to brief to Parliamentary panel on surgical strikes

DGMO, Foreign Secretary to brief to Parliamentary panel on surgical strikes

Top officials including Foreign Secretary and DGMO are scheduled to brief a panel of MPs, including congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on the surgical strikes conducted by the army across the LoC on October 18.

Parliamentary panel to examine inordinate delay in judges' appointments

Amid a raging debate on shortage of judges, a parliamentary panel has decided to seek the views of the Law Ministry on "inordinate delay" in filling up vacancies in the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts of the country.

Finance Ministry officials to brief MPs on budget reforms

Finance Ministry officials will brief a Parliamentary panel Thursday on the merger of Railway Budget with General Budget and advancing the date of budget presentation.

'Streamline norms for co-op societies to curb ponzi schemes'

'Streamline norms for co-op societies to curb ponzi schemes'

To curb possible diversion of ponzi proceeds, a Parliamentary panel has asked the government to streamline the regulatory regime for multi state cooperative societies and also come out with a legislation for chit funds.

Parl panel advocates variable fare structure in railways

Parl panel advocates variable fare structure in railways

A parliamentary panel has recommended to the railways introduction of a rationalised variable fare structure to compete with airlines and boost earnings.

Terrorists hiding near Pathankot airbase, can launch fresh attack: Parliamentary panel

Terrorists hiding near Pathankot airbase, can launch fresh attack: Parliamentary panel

Terrorists are hiding in villages close to the "vulnerable" Pathankot airbase and can launch fresh attack from them, the Parliamentary panel on Home Affairs warned on Tuesday.

To curb exorbitant charges, Parliamentary panel recommends fixing upper limit for economy class airfares

Raising concern over the exorbitant air fares during the peak seasons, a parliamentary panel on Friday recommended clearly fixing the upper limit for the economy class charges.

Govt to push bankruptcy code in upcoming Parliament session

A Parliamentary panel is expected to submit its report on the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code on April 29 and government would push for the passage of the bill in the second leg of the Budget session, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said today.

Parliamentary panel for publicising SC exam marking process; UPSC differs

Parliamentary panel for publicising SC exam marking process; UPSC differs

The civil services examination is conducted by UPSC annually in three stages --preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers for IAS, IFS and IPS, among others.

Parliamentary panel for permanent mechanism for review of salaries of MPs

Members of a parliamentary panel today pushed for establishment of a "permanent mechanism" on the lines of Pay Commission to ensure that salaries and allowances of MPs are raised on a regular basis.

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MPs, health officials spar over tobacco pack warnings

The panel, which has been criticised before by tobacco control activists for apparent conflict of interest, sent a list of 32 questions to the health ministry in October.