Sunday, February 26, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ms Ambica Soni, today (18/02/2012) said that with the selection of a new Prasar Bharati CEO, vacancies in Doordarshan and All India Radio would be filled and all stations especially those on the border areas will be made functional. “While maintaining the autonomous structure of Prasar Bharati, I want that issues related to staff resolved because they have been pending for a very long time,” Ms Soni told reporters here. She was asked about the priority areas of the new Prasar Bharati CEO. Mr. Jawhar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, has been selected by a panel headed by the Vice-President for the position.
“We have recently formed recruitment rules after forming a recruitment board. We now awaiting Dot clearances, so wherever there are slots vacant they should be filled urgently,” Ms Soni said. The Minister said she wants Doordarshan and AIR centers situated in border areas to be made functional. “I also want that all Doordarshan and Akashvani Kendras which are situated on the country’s borders to be activated,” she said. “More programmes should be generated in local languages and Doordarshan and Akashvani should reflect a picture of the entire country,” she said.
Ms Soni also said that though she had not been able to meet Mr. Sircar after he was selected, she had faith in his ability. “I have not yet been able to meet him. Only yesterday there was an announcement and notification regarding his appointment. He is an experienced IAS officer and was the Secretary Culture,” she noted. Asked if the absence of a full time CEO had affected the functioning of Prasar Bharati, the Minister said: “It is time to leave the past and move ahead.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Source:The Economic Times
Friday, February 17, 2012
SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had tabled the DTC Bill in Lok Sabha in August which was referred to the Standing Committee for scrutiny. The draft report, prepared by the Committee, has suggested categorisation of the home and commercial property for the purpose of income tax. The income from these two sources should accorded different tax treatment.
It wants the government to incorporate provisions to prevent misuse of the facilities and tax relief provided to People of Indian Origin (PIOs). The DTC, which seeks to modernise the direct taxation system, will replace the Income Tax Act, 1961. Although the government is unlikely to introduce the DTC from