Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
TopicRajiv Kumar

Topic: Rajiv Kumar

Chief Election Commissioner, colleagues curtail tax benefits on sumptuary allowances, use 1 LTC

The decision was taken following the first meeting of the Election Commission after Kumar assumed charge on 15 May.

New EC chief Rajiv Kumar is ‘low-profile & accessible’, expert on finance, public policy & law

Rajiv Kumar, who retired as finance secretary in Feb 2020, has worked on key aspects of several flagship projects under PM Modi, and monitored work on banking & pension reforms.

If India has to spend to save lives, livelihoods, it must ignore deficit & spend: Rajiv Kumar

There is a high probability of a third wave in India, NITI Aayog's Kumar said, by way of supporting his prescription to overlook fiscal considerations until the pandemic is curbed.

EC Rajiv Kumar wanted to file separate affidavit in Madras HC, denied due to ‘lack of precedence’

The split in the EC came over the Madras HC’s censure and ‘murder-charges’ remark. The body was reportedly not unanimous in its approval for the plea on a gag order on media.

‘1 District, 1 Product’ export scheme, farm reforms on govt, NITI blueprint to push growth

PM Modi will chair NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meet on 20 February. His govt’s new blueprint for growth & development will be discussed.

India’s fast economic recovery will surprise everyone in 2021-22: NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar says Modi govt’s labour reforms and PLI scheme will boost industry and exports, and not joining RCEP won’t freeze India out of global markets.

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed new Election Commissioner to replace Ashok Lavasa

Rajiv Kumar, a 1984 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS officer, is credited with bringing in key reforms in banking and the bureaucracy.

GDP growth could slip to zero or negative in 1st quarter due to lockdown: NITI Aayog VC

Kumar, however, ruled out the possibility of a recession as after June, he does expect some sectors such as hospitality, transport, entertainment and FMCG to start functioning.

Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar says linking Citizenship Act to NRC is ‘most unfortunate’

Rajiv Kumar said the linking of the Citizenship Act with NRC is aimed at creating fear and vulnerability among people.

Financial sector still recovering from ‘excesses of the past’: Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

Highlighting lack of labour and land reforms, Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar says ‘regulatory cholesterol in states has to be reduced’.

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NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.