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Education to Physically Challenged Persons

Education to Physically Challenged Persons

Presently Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), which is the main vehicle under the Ministry of Human Resource Development for implementation of the provisions of The Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 is providing inclusive education wherein children with special needs are mainstreamed in regular schools. Under SSA, over 32 lakh CWSN [...]

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Why Companies Must Embrace Food Security

Why Companies Must Embrace Food Security

By Shachindra Nath Any Defence of the food security law is found to raise eyebrows. Naysayers have already taken a tough stand against the law, given its fiscal implications. Many believe that a high-growth economy will itself tackle poverty and hunger. I disagree. I grew up in a tier-II city and worked extensively in rural [...]

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Indian Railways’ Passenger Friendly Initiatives

Indian Railways’ Passenger Friendly Initiatives

      By Anil Kumar Saxena Indian Railways continuously strive to provide comfortable and affordable travel experience to its passengers. Following steps/initiatives have been taken in this direction: Proliferation of E-Ticketing: Owing to liberalization of norms, increase of booking hours and increased convenience, the percentage of tickets being electronically booked is progressively increasing and [...]

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Renewable Energy – The way forward

Renewable Energy – The way forward

    By Ashok Handoo The Government recently announced an ambitious plan to produce more electricity from renewable sources as a part of its target to add 10 Giga watts of solar energy by 2017 and 20 Giga watts by 2022. The steps being taken in this direction include setting up of an ultra-mega green [...]

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Chhattisgarh Wants all CSR Spending to Go to CM Development Fund

Chhattisgarh Wants all CSR Spending to Go to CM Development Fund

Corporate Affairs Ministry to seek legal opinion on diversion from Companies Act NEW DELHI: The Chhattisgarh government has sprung a unique and potentially illegal interpretation of the new Companies Act’s mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provision on private sector players in the State, by asking firms to deposit their contributions to the Chief Minister Community [...]

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Vedanta Khushi: Nanhi is Getting Married

Vedanta Khushi: Nanhi is Getting Married

This is a story sent from Bihar by Rajshekhar Pandey, who is a fisherman and has 3 boats. He got married in 1989 and has 2 daughters and a son. His story has been narrated by one of his friend from Patna, who is a VEDANTA KHUSHI member. INDIACSR News Network Bihar has been prone [...]

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The new Companies Bill – a new dawn for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India

The new Companies Bill – a new dawn for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India

By Krishnan Neelakantan The passage of the revamped Companies Bill in the Rajya Sabha today ushers in a new regulatory stance towards corporate social responsibility (CSR) in India. The Bill, which should get enacted into a law in the next few weeks, lays down mandatory requirements in regards to CSR for larger companies (those with [...]

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Wealth Management in Times of Economic Stress

Wealth Management in Times of Economic Stress

By P Saravanan When money flow is tight, as is the case in the last few quarters, it is essential to know how to manage your wealth and portfolio. What is economic stress? It is basically a temporary economic decline, owing to which trade and industrial activities are reduced and, generally, people stop spending on [...]

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Companies Bill Sets Global Benchmarks By E Balaji

    By E. Balaji The enhanced role for women and independent directors on the board is welcome. The new Companies Bill is a landmark in the history of Corporate India. The Bill, awaiting the President’s approval, will be formally promulgated as the Companies Act, 2013, replacing the Companies Act, 1956. The 1956 Act was [...]

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Private Cos Groan Under Weight of Companies Bill By Anupam Kumar

Private Cos Groan Under Weight of Companies Bill By Anupam Kumar

By Anupam Kumar Companies Bill 2012 has received mixed reactions, and industry bodies and professionals have sought numerous clarifications from the Government. While the Bill has attempted to increase transparency in governance by introducing specific provisions, there are multiple instances where private enterprises have not been exempted from certain provisions. This can create additional compliance [...]

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