Nirmala Sitharaman Unveils Indian Trade Portal

Nirmala Sitharaman Unveils Indian Trade Portal

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today inaugurated a user-friendly Indian Trade Portal ( which is aimed at providing information pertaining to  Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) and preferential tariffs, rules of origin, technical barriers to trade faced by Indian exporters at single point.

Speaking at the inauguration, Smt. Sitharaman expressed satisfaction over the fact that the Indian Trade Portal has been updated to have a wider coverage of information for the Indian business community at large. The Indian Trade Portal will make available important data for use of exporters and importers at one place, in a user friendly manner and this will contribute to ease of doing business for trade and industry.

The Minister urged exporters to make best use of the portal, give continuous feedback for further improvement and additional details that they may need. Smt. Sitharaman said that the Ministry welcomes suggestions and will continue to work for the updation and improvement of the portal. The portal will also facilitate exports and will help Indian exporters to utilise the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

The Indian Trade Portal is an initiative of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The portal has been developed and maintained by Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO).  

Statement of Union Home Minister in the Parliament on the incident of sexual assault of a woman by a cab driver in Delhi on 5/6.12.14

Following is the text of the Statement of Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh in the Parliament on the incident of sexual assault of a woman by a cab driver in Delhi on 5/6.12.14 in the Parliament today:

“I rise to report an extremely unfortunate incident of sexual assault on a young woman in the night intervening 5/6.12.2014.

The Government of India strongly condemns this dastardly act. It will be ensured that all necessary steps are taken to bring the offender to justice.

On 5.12.14 during late evening hours, a 26 year old woman (name withheld for privacy and legal reasons) had hired a taxi through the online cab service ‘UBER’ at around 10.30 PM for going from Vasant Vihar area to Inder Lok in the jurisdiction of PS Sarai Rohilla, North District. The woman works in Gurgaon and after her office hours she had come to Vasant Vihar with some friends.

The woman reported that while sitting in the taxi, she dozed off for a while and then suddenly realized that the taxi was parked at an isolated place and the driver was trying to molest her on the back seat. She tried to raise an alarm but the driver threatened her of physical injury and then she was sexually assaulted in the car. After committing the crime the driver dropped her at her home at around 1 AM and threatened her again not to disclose about the incident to anyone.

As soon as information was received by the police, a case was registered vide FIR No. 1291/14 dated 6.12.14, U/S 376/323/506 IPC PS Sarai Rohilla. Immediately police teams were formed to identify and locate the culprit. The woman was sent for medical examination and she was also counselled by an NGO volunteer authorized by Delhi Commission for Women.

Following the clues at hand and through painstaking investigation, the culprit driver was zeroed down as one person from Mathura, owner of the vehicle Swift Desire No. DL-1YD 7910. He has this vehicle registered with Uber Cab Service. The Vehicle used in the crime has been found and brought to Delhi where it will be subjected to thorough forensic examination.

The accused has been arrested on 7.12.2014 from Mathura and has been brought to Delhi where he will be produced before court on 8.12.2014 i.e. today.”

Awareness Programme on Pensioners’ Portal under National e-governance Plan

The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is implementing a web based mission mode project on pensions namely Pensioner’s Portal under the National e-Governance Plan. The Department has also started initiative called SANKALP for channelizing the experience and skill of Pensioners towards meaningful social activities.

The Department is proposing to conduct the next such Awareness Programme for Pensioners at Agartala, Pragna Bhaban, Pt. Nehru Complex, Gurkhabasti on December 13, 2014. The meeting will be chaired by Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances.

The basic objective of the project is to facilitate redressal of Pensioners’ Grievances as also to provide information and guidance to pensioners on various pension and retirement related matters. User Ministries/Departments, Pensioners, Banks, Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), Post Offices etc. are the stakeholders in this venture aimed at welfare of the Pensioners.

With a view to providing know how about the operational aspects of this Portal and the Grievances Redressal Mechanism in particular, the Department of Pensions is conducting Awareness Programme at stations other than Delhi.

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