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GDP and GVA numbers to be released Thursday, experts expect recovery after adverse impact of demonetisation and the pre-GST slowdown.
Cabinet Secretary disappointed with suggestions and proposals made so far, wants radical ideas for adapting public sector enterprises to ‘New India’.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq says Modi govt lacks “Vajpayee approach”, paying lip service about holding talks.
By spreading benefits of OBC reservations more evenly among all castes, the BJP can win over 40 crore of India’s most deprived people.
Days before Supreme Court judgement on privacy, health and railway ministries had raised concerns over sharing citizens’ details for the new database. Before the Supreme Court delivered its landmark judgement on privacy being a fundamental right, the Narendra Modi government’s massive people-contact database initiative, e-Sampark, had already hit a privacy roadblock. As the debate over privacy raged on, the health and railway ministries had red-flagged the new initiative due to privacy concerns at a meeting of top officials on 11 August. e-Sampark is an IT platform for government-to-government and government-to-citizen communications, which will use mailers, outbound dialling, and SMS campaigns. The government considers e-Sampark key to its communications strategy. It is also considered very useful for targeted campaigns based on geography, gender, occupation etc. The government intends to scale it up in a big way, with plans for a much larger citizen database, besides a comprehensive database of all government functionaries. Concerns raised The e-Sampark...