Tag Archives: transparency

Smart Campaign Recognizes 5 MFIs at Inclusive Finance Summit 2015

The Smart Campaign, a global movement to embed client-protection principles in microfinance institutions worldwide, on Tuesday recognized five Indian financial institutions with Smart Certification, acknowledging their high standards of client care. The five are Arohan, Grameen Koota, Janalakshmi, Sonata and Utkarsh. This is the third year in a row that the Campaign has recognized Smart-Certified Indian institutions at the annual ...

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Centre Promises More Health Funds for Northeast, Seeks Transparency to Avoid ‘Misuse’

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the union health ministers who is on tour of the northeast has promised to release funds to the eight sister states, allaying fears that health is given a back seat in the region, mostly governed by the Congress governments. The meeting held at Assam Administrative Staff College at Guwahati on Saturday with Health Ministers and Secretaries of ...

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National Sports Awards Schemes Revamped, to Videograph Selections

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has revised the Schemes of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Awards. In the revised Schemes, several amendments have been made as below: (i) Selection Committee for Arjuna Award will be headed by Retired Judge of Supreme Court/High Court. (ii) A sportsperson of eminence/sports administrator/sports expert belonging ...

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Telecom Minister Pitches for Transparency in Organ Donations, Affordable Healthcare

Seeking transparency in organ donations in the country, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India needs to have a good network of hospitals which are affordable to common man. “One of the most important challenges today is to provide good healthcare. It has to be affordable also,” he said at the release of a commemorative stamp to celebrate the 15th ...

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Expenditure on NREGA, other rural schemes are open to audit by the CAG: Jairam Ramesh

Union Minister for Rural Development and Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Jairam Ramesh said here that after extensive consultations with the C&AG, it has been agreed that all expenditure on all the schemes of the two Ministries will be open to audit by the Comptroller & Auditor General both in the Centre and the States. He said, the action plan ...

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