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GTA staff brought under same pay scale as state employees

BY Team MP24 Aug 2022 7:00 PM GMT KOLKATA/DARJEELING: The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to bring all the employees of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), including all its deemed employees, who had been erstwhile employees of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC), under the revised pay structure, similar to that as applicable to the employees …

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NASA: Asteroid 2.5 times the height of Empire State Building to pass Earth on Jan 18

NASA: Asteroid 2.5 times the height of Empire State Building to pass Earth on Jan 18

An asteroid around two-and-a-half times the height of the Empire State Building is heading towards Earth on January 18, 2022. Does the universe, asteroids, comets, space, earth, moon, Mars excite you? Scientists all over the world are being kept busy trying to unravel the secrets of the universe in a desperate attempt to make sure …

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State funds to popularise digital payment appropriated by banks: PCI chief

Payment aggregators popularised the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) but they have hardly earned any money from it, said an industry representative on Monday in response to a finance ministry statement that the government has no plans to “levy any charges” for the service. “The concerns of the service providers for cost recovery …

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Freebies make sense only if state budget has revenue surplus: Economists

With the issue of freebies announced by political parties being heard by the Supreme Court, economists are of the view that if there is revenue surplus in the budget then freebies could be implemented. In simple terms, what is applicable at the home front is equally applicable for the governments – …

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State Bank of India moves NCLT to recover dues from Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar

State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has moved the National Company Law Tribunal’s (NCLT’s) Allahabad Bench against Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar because the company has not repaid its dues. The SBI petition, filed under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, is yet to be admitted by the tribunal, said a banking source. The company …

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State govts announce free rides for rakhi but how can public transport be made more women-friendly?

A push toward public transport is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, close income inequality gaps and address social disparities, intense traffic and congestion problems. Photo : iStock Rakshabandhan and international women’s day put the focus back on token measures that governments take to make living easier for women. Uttar Pradesh and Haryana …

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