Create professional body to assist GST Council: Jairam Ramesh

5 April 2017 2:33 PM GMT
He said that to work efficiently, the GST Council requires a "full-time, independent, professional expertise", and that it can neither depend on the Finance Ministry nor the state governments.

‘New land bill to help in curbing Naxalism’

18 Sep 2013 11:41 PM GMT
The just-enacted Land Acquisition Bill will help to a great extent in tackling the problem of Naxalism in the country, Union minister Jairam Ramesh...

Land bill to be notified next year, says Jairam

16 Sep 2013 10:30 PM GMT
The Land Acquisition Bill would be notified by early next year after framing of rules, union minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday and stressed the...

Split Uttar Pradesh, says Jairam Ramesh

18 July 2012 1:48 AM GMT
Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday favoured splitting Uttar Pradesh to end the 'administrative nightmare' in the country's biggest state. 'Uttar Pradesh should...

Jairam regrets lack of 'sanctity' in public life

6 July 2012 1:06 AM GMT
Hitting out at Opposition presidential candidate P A Sangma and his poll managers for indulging in 'mud slinging' against UPA nominee Pranab...

Jairam sets target to make India ‘clean’

1 July 2012 4:33 AM GMT
The union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said on Saturday that India has embarked on a 10-year mission to turn into an open-defecation-free...

Pension of Rs 200 an insult to dignity: Jairam

21 May 2012 4:27 AM GMT
Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, saying...

Govt will play role in land acquisition: Jairam

19 May 2012 6:26 AM GMT
Taking a contrary view of the recommendations made by the standing committee on the Land Bill, the rural development minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday...

Jairam’s fund offer upsets his babus

18 May 2012 2:02 AM GMT
The rural development minister Jairam Ramesh recently offered to spare one per cent of the budgetary allocation of his ministry for the panchayati raj...
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