PM's remarks at the release of a commemorative coin to mark the 175th Birth Anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the release of the commemorative coin to mark the 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, in New Delhi on January 06, 2015.

PM's remarks at the release of a commemorative coin to mark the 175th Birth Anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, paid tribute to the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, saying that those who create history, without seeking or holding power, are truly great.

The Prime Minister was speaking after the release of a commemorative coin to mark the 175th Birth Anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. He praised Jamsetji Tata for his vision of environment friendly energy, and for his initiatives for welfare of the people associated with the Tata Group. 

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi releasing the commemorative coin to mark the 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, in New Delhi on January 06, 2015.

The Prime Minister said that the culture of businessmen donating massive amounts in charity was new to the western world, but Jamsetji Tata had done the same long ago.

Shri Narendra Modi also referred to the meeting between Swami Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata, on board a ship from Japan to Canada in 1893. He said the two great men – one an ascetic and the other an industrialist – shared the same wavelength, and had a common vision for a self-reliant India.

The Prime Minister said it was a privilege for him to be releasing a commemorative coin in honour of Jamsetji Tata.

The MoS (Finance) Shri Jayant Sinha, and the Chairman, Tata Sons, Shri Cyrus Mistry were present on the occasion.


DoNER Ministry to coordinate tours by Union Ministers to North-Eastern States 
Delhi to host “Focus North-East” festival shortly 

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh has said that beginning this month, the DoNER Ministry will coordinate tours by different Ministers of the Union Council to different States and districts of North-East by rotation in order to give a boost to various ongoing projects and works undertaken by the Central Ministries. 

Dr. Jitendra Singh was speaking in response to certain proposals put forward on behalf of the Government of Manipur by the State Health Minister Shri P. Tonsing who called on him here today and handed over a letter from Manipur Chief Minister Shri O. Ibobi Singh. 

In his letter, the Chief Minister of Manipur has put forward the demand for setting up of a 3-star hotel adjacent to Imphal International Airport with the collaboration of North Eastern Council (NEC). According to the CM, such a hotel will go a long way in promoting tourism and entrepreneurship in the region. 

Responding to the CM’s request, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the Prime Minister is constantly stressing on rapid development of North-East region and the Ministry of DoNER has taken upon the responsibility of ensuring equitable development of all the eight States and different regions in North-East with due consideration of their diversities, sensitivities and security concerns. 

Reiterating Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s focus on the North-East, Dr Jitendra Singh informed that only today a meeting was held to discuss a roadmap for North-East in the New Year. The meeting was attended by senior Cabinet Minister Shri Ananth Kumar, along with two Union Ministers from North-East, Shri Sarbanand Sonowal and Shri Kiren Rijiju. 

Dr Jitendra Singh said, tourism is high on North-East agenda and in the months to come, a mega North-East festival called “Focus North-East” is planned to be held in Delhi to showcase potential and viability of the North-East Region to the rest of the world as also to attract tourist operators, film makers and holiday seekers to the region. 


Flight Diversions Get Reduced Despite Low Visibility at IGI Airport 

The flight diversions at IGI Airport, Delhi have reduced by nearly 36% despite longer duration of low visibility period this winter. An analysis of data, from 1st December 2014 to 5th January 2015, has revealed that although during the current winter season, the total duration of low visibility period at IGI Airport increased and the airport witnessed total closure due to zero visibility for almost 30 hours as against 15 hours during the corresponding period last winter, the flight diversions got reduced from 71 to 45. 

The analysis shows that the overall flight operations at IGI Airport also increased during low visibility period this winter by nearly 67%, from 2808 aircraft movements (both take-off and landing) last winter to 4683 in the current season.This has been possible with better management of flight operations wherein airlines have been asked to requisition more number of Cat 3B complaint aircraft to/from IGI Airport along with adequate number of Cat 3B trained pilots. Operators have also been advised to reschedule flights of smaller aircraft ,between 1000 hrs to 2000 hrs, which are non-Cat 3 compliant, in case the visibility conditions are not favourable. 

Press Note No. 1 (2015 Series) - Mapping of the sector specific FDI Policy in Consolidated FDI Policy 2014 in terms of National Industrial Classification (NIC)-2008 

Chapter VI of the Consolidated FDI Policy 2014 issued vide DIPP circular dated the 17.04.2014 indicates sector specific FDI policy for industrial and other sectors such as permissibility of the activities under FDI policy, equity cap, whether under automatic or government approval route and conditions to be fulfilled, if any.

With the objective of improving ease of doing of business, an exercise has been undertaken to map the activities listed in Chapter VI of the Consolidated FDI Policy, 2014 with the National Industrial Classification – 2008. 
Accordingly, a chart indicating mapping of the activities covered under Chapter VI of the Consolidated FDI Policy 2014 with NIC -2008 is attached. 


Press Note No. 2 (2015 Series) - Review of the policy on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Pharmaceutical Sector- carve out for medical devices 

1.0    Present Position:

1.1 Paragraph 6.2.18 of ‘Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2014’, effective from April 17, 2014, relating to Foreign Direct Investment policy in pharmaceuticals sector is as under:

2.0  Revised Position:

2.1 The Government of India has reviewed the position in this regard and the policy will now be read as under:

Other Conditions:

(i) ‘Non-compete’ clause would not be allowed except in special circumstances with the approval of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board.
(ii) The prospective investor and the prospective investee are required to provide a certificate along with the FIPB application.
(iii) Government may incorporate appropriate conditions for FDI in brownfield cases, at the time of granting approval.
Note: i. FDI up to 100%, under the automatic route is permitted for manufacturing of medical devices. The abovementioned conditions will, therefore, not be applicable to greenfield as well as brownfield projects of this industry.
ii. Medical device means-
a. any instrument, apparatus, appliance, implant, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, including the software, intended by its manufacturer to be used specially for human beings or animals for one or more of the specific purposes of-
(aa) diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of any disease or disorder;
(ab) diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of, or assistance for, any injury or handicap;
     (ac) investigation, replacement or modification or support of the  anatomy or of a physiological process;
(ad) supporting or sustaining life;
(ae) disinfection of medical devices;
(af)  control of conception,
and which does not achieve its primary intended action in or on the human body or animals by any pharmacological or immunological or metabolic means, but which may be assisted in its intended function by such means;
b. an accessory to such an instrument, apparatus, appliance, material or other article;
c. a device which is reagent, reagent product, calibrator, control material, kit, instrument, apparatus, equipment or system whether used alone or in combination thereof intended to be used for examination and providing information for medical or diagnostic purposes by means of in vitro examination of specimens derived from the human body or animals.
iii. The definition of medical device at Note (ii) above would be subject to the amendment in Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

3.0       The above decision will take effect from 21.01.2015.

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