Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicGroup of Ministers

Topic: Group of Ministers

Pakistan-funded NGOs lobbying against Indian products to hurt exports, says ministers’ panel

The report by the Group of Ministers stresses on the need to 'find ways to counter such negative campaigning' and ensure 'proper lobbying for Indian products'.

As Modi revives UPA’s GoMs, Amit Shah has become what Pranab Mukherjee was — the ‘GoM dada’

In episode 638 of CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Shekhar Gupta looks at how Modi govt is revitalising the UPA's Group of Ministers idea, and what this tells you about NDA governance.

Let industries buy land directly from farmers, Smriti Irani-led GoM suggests to states

Group of Ministers on manufacturing flags need to shorten land acquisition process for industries, but clarifies they’ll still need to seek permission.

Taskforce under PM, zero paperwork, policy certainty — GoM’s tips to boost manufacturing

The Group of Ministers also recommends building a brand ‘Credible India’ by avoiding arbitrary policy making at central, state and district levels.

India ‘critically dependent’ on China in imports across 86 tariff lines, GoM report says

GoM to promote manufacturing suggests govt departments should work to cut down imports like refrigerators, point-of-sale machines, 5G optical fibre.

Auto parts, footwear, chargers, oil — Chinese products flooding India illegally, govt finds

A group of ministers set up to promote Indian manufacturing has flagged various ways through which Chinese goods are evading duties and other restrictions.

No ICMR panel or GoM meetings, no briefings — Modi govt ‘retreats’ even as Covid cases surge

The ICMR task force on Covid-19 hasn’t met in over two weeks, while the daily official statement now mentions only good news, not new cases or deaths.

Modi govt constitutes GoM to look into issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir

Sources say Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister for the PMO Jitendra Singh will be part of the group.

Nirmala Sitharaman & Smriti Irani to be on reconstituted sexual harassment panel of ministers

The Group of Ministers was set up to examine and give recommendations for strengthening the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with sexual harassment at workplace in October 2018.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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