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Transfer of Railway Ticket

The popular belief about confirmed reserved railway ticket is that it can not be transferred , but opposite to popular belief there are certain situations whereby railway tickets can be transferred. Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorized by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name in the following circumstances namely : Where the passenger is a Government Servant, proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of trains Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in his name may be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Husband and Wife. Where the passengers are students of a recognized educational institution and the Head of the institution makes a request in writing 48 hours

Inter-Linking of Rivers

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has constituted a “Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers” vide Office Memorandum dated April 13, 2015, to look into issues relating to Inter linking of Rivers (ILR). The terms of reference of Task Force are as follows:- Take-up all issues for expediting the work on Interlinking of River as per National Perspective Plan for Interlinking of Himalayan and Peninsular rivers. They would also facilitate interlinking of intra-state, intra-basin rivers. Briefly the Task Force would review the; a. Time schedules for completion of remaining feasibility studies and DPRs. b. Implementation schedule of the ILR project. c. Innovative funding mechanisms for ILR Projects. Consider alternative plans, in case the proposals in the National Perspective Plan are not feasible. Provide guidance on norms of appraisal of individual projects in respect of economic viability, socio-economic, env

Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

The Government of India has announced a new Foreign Trade Policy for the period 2015-2020 on 1st April, 2015. The important measures taken by the Government in the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 to include ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ programmes and to ease the trade are: A. SIMPLIFICATION & MERGER OF REWARD SCHEMES 1. Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) (a) Earlier there were 5 different schemes (Focus Product Scheme, Market Linked Focus Product Scheme, Focus Market Scheme, Agri. Infrastructure Incentive Scrip, VKGUY) for rewarding merchandise exports with different kinds of duty scrips with varying conditions (sector specific or actual user only) attached to their use. Now all these schemes have been merged into a single scheme, namely Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) and there would be no conditionality attached to the scrips issued under the scheme. (b) Rewards for export of notified goods to notified markets under ‘Merchandise Exports from