PM condoles loss of lives in landslide in Pune district

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has directed the Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, to rush to Pune to take stock of the situation, following the landslide in Pune district. 80 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force have reached the spot for relief and rescue operations. 
The Prime Minister has condoled the loss of lives in the landslide, and directed all possible efforts to help the affected people. 

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/pm-condoles-loss-of-lives-in-landslide-in-pune-district/

PM writes to Afghan President

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has written to the President of Afghanistan, Mr. Hamid Karzai, condoling the demise of his cousin, Mr. Hashmat Karzai, in a terrorist attack.

In his letter, the Prime Minister said, “incidents such as this only deepen our conviction that terrorism remains the main threat to peace and security in Afghanistan.” He also said such incidents demonstrate that brave Afghans who oppose the menace of terrorism and its use as an instrument of state policy are being targeted systematically.

“I know that you will remain a steadfast bulwark in the face of these challenges and continue to work to deliver a better future to Afghanistan,” the Prime Minister wrote to President Karzai, adding that India would remain a constant partner in this endeavour.

The Prime Minister has also sent his condolences to the family of Mr. Hashmat Karzai.

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/pm-writes-to-afghan-president/

PM accepts Shri Nehchal Sandhu’s resignation as Deputy NSA with regret

Shri Nehchal Sandhu, Deputy National Security Advisor and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat, resigned from his position with effect from 31 July 2014 for personal reasons. Prime Minister accepted his resignation with regret and expressed appreciation for Shri Sandhu’s outstanding service to the country in a career spanning over 40 years – as a police officer, Director of Intelligence Bureau and Deputy National Security Advisor. 

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/pm-accepts-shri-nehchal-sandhus-resignation-as-deputy-nsa-with-regret/

Prime Minister launches the MyGov portal; says that success of democracy is impossible without participation of its people

The honorable Prime Minister of India launched the MyGov portal to provide a direct connect to citizens of India and contribute towards Surajya. The Prime Minister assumed that people would welcome the initiative and step forward for getting connected to the platform.

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/prime-minister-launches-the-mygov-portal-says-that-success-of-democracy-is-impossible-without-participation-of-its-people/

Finance Ministry seeks creative inputs on a logo, design and name tag line for their Financial Inclusion initiative

On 26th July 2014 the Prime Minister of India launched MyGov, a citizen engagement platform enabling the people of India to contribute towards good governance by sharing their thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Since its launch MyGov has generated a phenomenal response across the nation. Registrations have reached a record high as citizens are making their contribution towards nation building through this platform.

Among the most innovative facets of MyGov is the Creative Corner, where various ministries can seek creative inputs for logos, captions etc. pertaining to their departments.

In the creative corner the Finance Ministry has shared a task where they seek a logo, name and tagline for the Ministry’s initiative to provide inclusive financial services to the people of India particularly the poorest of the poor. The last date of submission is 7th August 2014 and the winning entry would be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 50,000.

Creative Corner Screenshot

More about the task

The details put up on the MyGov Creative Corner section clearly list out the technical parameters that need to be adhered to while submitting an entry.

The evaluation criteria is an innovative mix of a selection committee and other MyGov users, who can ‘like’ the designs of their choice. This adds an element of public participation to the task and the platform in general.

More about comprehensive financial inclusion

Comprehensive Financial Inclusion incorporates providing all households in the country with banking services, with particular focus to empower the weaker sections of society, including women, small and marginal farmers and labourers, both urban and rural.

http://mygov.nic.in/task/towards-inclusive-financial-services/show

Comprehensive Financial inclusion of the excluded sections is therefore proposed to be achieved by 14th August, 2018 in two phases as under :

Phase I (15th August, 2014 – 15th August, 2015) –

Universal access to banking facilities
Providing Basic Banking Accounts with overdraft facility of Rs. 5000( after satisfactory completion of one year of operations) and RuPay Debit Card with inbuilt accident insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh
Financial Literacy Programme
Creation of Credit Guarantee Fund for coverage of defaults in overdraft A/Cs

Phase II (15th August, 2015 – 15th August, 2018) –

 Micro Insurance
Unorganized sector Pension schemes like Swavlamban

Some of the Phase II activities would also be carried out in Phase I.

In addition, in this phase, coverage of households in hilly, tribal and difficult areas would be carried out.  Moreover, this phase would focus on coverage of remaining adults in the households and students.

Know more- http://financialservices.gov.in/detailsFIPs.pdf

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/mygov-a-raging-hit-among-citizens-record-participation-witnessed-since-launch/

MyGov a raging hit among citizens, record participation witnessed since launch

On 26th July 2014 the Prime Minister of India launched MyGov, a citizen engagement platform enabling the people of India to contribute towards good governance by sharing their thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Since its launch MyGov has generated a phenomenal response across the nation. Registrations have reached a record high as citizens are making their contribution towards nation building through this platform.

Among the most innovative facets of MyGov is the Creative Corner, where various ministries can seek creative inputs for logos, captions etc. pertaining to their departments.

In the creative corner the Finance Ministry has shared a task where they seek a logo, name and tagline for the Ministry’s initiative to provide inclusive financial services to the people of India particularly the poorest of the poor. The last date of submission is 7th August 2014 and the winning entry would be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 50,000.

More about the task

The details put up on the MyGov Creative Corner section clearly list out the technical parameters that need to be adhered to while submitting an entry.

The evaluation criteria is an innovative mix of a selection committee and other MyGov users, who can ‘like’ the designs of their choice. This adds an element of public participation to the task and the platform in general.

More about comprehensive financial inclusion

Comprehensive Financial Inclusion incorporates providing all households in the country with banking services, with particular focus to empower the weaker sections of society, including women, small and marginal farmers and labourers, both urban and rural.

http://mygov.nic.in/task/towards-inclusive-financial-services/show

Comprehensive Financial inclusion of the excluded sections is therefore proposed to be achieved by 14th August, 2018 in two phases as under :

Phase I (15th August, 2014 – 15th August, 2015) –

Universal access to banking facilities
Providing Basic Banking Accounts with overdraft facility of Rs. 5000( after satisfactory completion of one year of operations) and RuPay Debit Card with inbuilt accident insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh
Financial Literacy Programme
Creation of Credit Guarantee Fund for coverage of defaults in overdraft A/Cs

Phase II (15th August, 2015 – 15th August, 2018) –

 Micro Insurance
Unorganized sector Pension schemes like Swavlamban

Some of the Phase II activities would also be carried out in Phase I.

In addition, in this phase, coverage of households in hilly, tribal and difficult areas would be carried out.  Moreover, this phase would focus on coverage of remaining adults in the households and students.

Know more- http://financialservices.gov.in/detailsFIPs.pdf

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/mygov-a-raging-hit-among-citizens-record-participation-witnessed-since-launch/