A committee had been constituted by the Department of Economic Affairs, under the Chairmanship of Ratan P Watal, former Finance Secretary and Principal Adviser, Niti Aayog, in August 2016 to review medium term measures necessary to promote digital payment systems in the country. This Committee on Digital Payments has recommended structural reforms in the payment ecosystem, including amendments to the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.
To expedite implementation of 143-km Angul-Chhendipada-Talcher common coal corridor taken up at an investment of Rs 8,000 crore, the Odisha government has announced the formation of an eight-member committee, headed by the State Principal Secretary (Industries) Parag Gupta.
Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan headed committee will finalise the candidates who will be eligible to run a bank. The committee will also have former ICICI Bank executive director Nachiket Mor, former Securities and Exchange Board of India chairman CB Bhave and former Reserve Bank of India deputy governor Usha Thorat.
Acting on a recommendation of a committee of environmentalists, the Union Environment Ministry has asked Adani group to create a green restoration fund of Rs 200 crore for repairing the environmental damage done to Mundra in Gujarat. Adani's port and SEZ projects are coming up in Mundra.
A Parliamentary committee suggested the government to impose a cap on natural gas price once it is linked to the formula proposed by the Rangarajan panel from April 2014. The Parliamentary committee suggested the cap in order to avoid the potential for unlimited gains to local producers owing to an upswing in
A Parliamentary panel report shows that the government has not conducted any due diligence before clearing the proposal to hike domestic natural gas price in line with the Rangarajan committee recommendation. According to the report, submitted by the parliamentary standing committee on finance,
Sitaram Yechury, who headed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture suggested major ports in the country to invest their surplus funds on modernisation and expansion projects. He said major ports must raise capacity to cater to the projected rise in traffic to 1,229.24 million tonne by the end of the 12th five year Plan from the present level of 545.67 million tonne
Even as the union cabinet decided to double the price of domestically produced natural gas to $8.4 per mmbtu from the present $4.2 mmbtu, experts are debating the pros and cons of such a move. Some experts feel that the the move would raise the subsidy burden of the central government. Some reports indicate that the centre's annual subsidy bill will rise by at leas