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Monday, May 21, 2012

Govt. Employees take Pledge on Anti-Terrorism

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Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs 

21-May-2012 12:10 IST

Govt. Employees take Pledge on Anti-Terrorism

Anti Terrorism Day is being observed throughout the country today. Employees in Govt. offices, Public Sector Undertakings and other public institutions in the country took a pledge to oppose all forms of terrorism & violence. The Union Home Minister Shri P.Chidambaram administered the oath to the officers and staff of the Ministry of Home Affairs in North Block this morning.

The Day is observed to generate awareness in the country among all sections of people, about the danger of terrorism, violence and its dangerous effect on the people, the society and the country as a whole. 

`The objective behind the observance of Anti-Terrorism Day is to wean away the youth from the terrorist/violence cult by highlighting the suffering of the common people and showing how it is prejudicial to the national interest. These objectives are aimed to be achieved by organizing debates/discussions in schools, colleges and universities; holding of symposia/seminars, lectures, etc. on the dangers of terrorism & violence and a determined and sustained drive to bring about a mass awakening against terrorism and violence. 


Functioning of RRBs

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Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance 

18-May-2012 16:22 IST

Functioning of RRBs

The Government reviews the performance of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) on an ongoing basis. The Committee constituted by Government under the chairmanship of Dr. K.C. Chakrabarty on Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR) has reviewed the performance and the financial position of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). After assessment of financial position of RRBs the Committee in April, 2010 inter-alia recommended recapitalization of 40 RRBs to improve their CRAR. 

In view of the recommendations of Dr. Chakrabarty Committee, an amount of Rs. 66.49 crore was released to 5 RRBs during 2010-11 and Rs.402.43 crore has been release to 19 RRBs during 2011-12 as the release of Central Government share is subject to the release of proportionate share by concerned State Government and sponsor bank. 

As per information reported by NABARD, the total loan issued by RRBs have increased from Rs.56,079 crore during 2009-10 to Rs.71,724.19 crore during 2010-11 registering a growth of 27.89%.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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Allotment of Government Accommodation.

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The below information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development Shri.Saugata Roy in a written reply in Lok Sabha on 8.5.2012 regarding the question of allotment  of Government Accommodation.

All Central Government employees working in eligible offices and the employees working in eligible offices in the Government of NCT of Delhi, National Political Parties and their Presidents, Ex-President of India, Ex-Prime Minister of India, Ministers, Judges of Hon’ble Supreme Court and Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and Members of Parliament are entitled for allotment of accommodation from General Pool.

Total number of Government accommodation in General Pool (type-wise) is as per Annexure.

Private Insurance Services

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Private Insurance Services 

The Government had launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) on 01.10.2007 to provide for smart card based cashless health insurance cover of Rs. 30000 per annum on a family floater basis with the premium being shared by Central Government and the State Government in the ratio of 75:25 respectively to BPL families (a unit of five) in the unorganized sector, including single women, widows and senior citizens. The scheme became operational w.e.f 01.04.2008. This Scheme is being implemented by public sector general insurance companies as well as private insurance companies. 

RSBY has been extended to building and other construction workers, street vendors, beedi workers, MGNREGA beneficiaries and domestic workers. As on 30.04.2012 the scheme is being implemented in 25 States/UTs. More than 2.95 crore smart cards have been issued upto 30th April, 2012 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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