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Forthcoming budget to be tabled paperless

For the first time in the history of independent India, the Finance Ministry will not print the documents of the forthcoming budget to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1. The move to go paperless comes in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country.

Political upheavel likely in Bihar ?

There are reports of political upheavel in Bihar on the eve of the West Bengal elections in April. Guessing game has already started.

Binoy Viswam urges Modi for release of DA to employees

The Finance Ministry had issued an order in April 2020 for freezing 4 per cent additional DA to Central Government employees and DR to the pensioners till July 2021. CPI Rajya Sabha Member Binoy Viswam has urged PM Narendra Modi to reconsider the decision and release the DA. In a letter to the PM, Viswam pointed out that the Cabinet had decided to release the additional DA in light of Covid-19 pandemic. 

Lokpal gets 33 complaints against office-bearers of boards, corporations

As many as 33 complaints against chairpersons, members and employees of different boards, corporations, or autonomous bodies wholly or partially financed by the Centre were received by anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal between April and December 2020.

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