27 Apr 2011
In a bid to connect more than 72,000 villages to banking services by March 2012, the nationalized banks, which were giving voluntary retirement schemes (VRS) to their staff a few years back are now gearing up for huge recruitments.
03 Jul 2012
The board of cash-strapped Air India (AI) on Tuesday discussed the feasibility of offering VRS to some of its nearly 29,000 employees as the national carrier fights for survival in the face of mounting debt.
25 Jan 2013
Ghaziabad Development Authority is all set to launch group housing scheme in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad.
04 Jan 2013
CPI(M) has questioned the legality of the government's cash transfer scheme, saying the law on which the pogramme is based has not yet been passed by Parliament.
26 Oct 2012
Moving ahead with the ambitious plan for direct electronic cash transfer, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday set up a high-powered committee headed by him which will identify the schemes to be covered and ensure smooth rollout of the programme within specified timelines.
02 May 2012
RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday opposed the government's policy of giving free accommodation to President and Vice-President after their retirement.
03 Dec 2012
The Congress and the BJP on Monday traded barbs over the government's direct cash transfer scheme after the Election Commission sought a reply from the Centre on the timing of the announcement.
30 Nov 2012
BJP leaders on Friday met Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath to lodge a protest over the government decision to pay cash to beneficiaries of official schemes, saying the announcement could influence voters in upcoming elections.
28 Feb 2013
Delhi government on Wednesday transferred Rs 8 crore to over 13,500 beneficiaries under a major food subsidy programme through Aadhaar-based direct cash transfer, the highest amount to be transacted by any state on a single day.
27 Nov 2012
The ambitious direct cash transfer scheme, to be launched from January one next year, will cover 29 welfare schemes initially, the government said on Tuesday while describing it as a "game-changer" but dismissing suggestions that the roll-out hinted at mid-term polls.