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English Release 28-February 2015
Date Month Year
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Text of PM’s reaction on Union General Budget 2015 to DD News
  • PM accepts resignation of Dr. R.K. Pachauri from PM's Council on Climate Change
  • PM welcomes Union Budget; terms it positive and pragmatic
  • PM remembers the dedication, determination and untiring efforts of our scientists on National Science Day
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Physics Utsav-2015 at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre inaugurated by Dr. Sekhar Basu, Director, BARC
  • Min for Develop. of North-East Region
  • Union Budget fulfills aspirations of the North-Eastern Region and J&K, say Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • Min of Defence
  • Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff pays Homage to Valiant Armed Forces Personnel at Noida Shaheed Smarak
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Budget 2015-16 Marks the Beginning of Co-Operative Federalism and Empowerment of the States.
  • Self Employment and Talent Utilisation (SETU) to be Established
  • ATAL Innovation Mission (AIM) to be Set up
  • Corporate Tax to be Reduced and GST to be Implemented
  • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund to be Set up
  • Five New Ultra-Mega Power Projects to be Set Up

    Second Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station Will be Commissioned in 2015-16

  • Facilities at Cultural World Heritage Sites are to be Restored: Arun Jaitley
  • Arun Jaitley Says Development Should be as Green as Possible
  • Facilities at Cultural World Heritage Sites are to be Restored: Arun Jaitley
  • Education Sector Allocated Rs. 68968 Cr while Rural Development gets Rs 79526 Cr in the Year 2015-16
  • Task Force to Establish a Sector Neutral Financial Redressal Agency to be Set Up
  • Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) to be Set Up
  • Government to Launch A National Skills Mission Soon Aiims to be Launched in J&K, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Assam in 2015-16
  • Forwards Markets Commission to be Merged with Sebi
  • 8 Centrally Sponsored Schemes Delinked from Support of the Centre
  • No Change in the Rate of Personal Income-Tax and The Rate of Tax for Companies on Income in Financial Year 2015-16
  • A Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) an Electronic Plateform for Financing of Trade Receivables of MSMES
  • Monetising Gold
  • Postal Network Spread Across the Country to be Used for Increasing Access to Formal Financial System
  • Universal Social Security System for all Specially the Poor and the Under-Privileged:
  • Employees Under the Employees Provident Fund(EPF) to be Provided two Options
  • Shri Jaitley Announces Measures to Improve the Ease of Doing Business with
  • Focus to Improve Quality and Effectiveness of Activities Under MGNREGA
  • Benefits to Middle Class Tax Payers in the Budget 2015-16
  • ‘Act East’ Policy of the Government
  • Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank Set up for Small Enterprises in Lending Priority was Given to SC/ST Enterprises
  • Distinction Between Different types of Foreign Investments Done Away to Simplify the Procedure for Indian Companies to Attract Foreign Investment
  • Jaitley’s Budget to Create Jobs through Revival of Growth and Investment with Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing and “Make In India”
  • Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna to be Fully Supported
  • Tax Measures Announced to Promote Swachh Bharat Initiatives and Public Health.
  • Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley Outlines Measures to Curb Black Money in Budget 2015-16
  • Effective and Hassle-Free Agriculture Credit with a Special Focus on Small and Marginal Farmers
  • Job Creation Through Revival of Growth and Investment and Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing and ‘Make in India’.
  • Investment In Infrastructure To Go Up By Rs.70,000 Crore In Year 2015-16 Over Year 2014-15
  • Black Money Bill in the Current Session
  • Corporate Tax to be Reduced and GST to be Implemented;
  • Eligible Donations to Swachh Bharat Kosh and Clean Ganga Fund to be 100% Deductible
  • Effective and Optimal Allocation of Natural Resources and Financial Inclusion Among the Priorities of the Government Enunciated in Budget Speech
  • Indirect Tax Proposals to Maximize Benefits to the Economy
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Budget is Pro-People, Balanced, Growth-Oriented, Inclusive and Progressive: Shri J P Nadd
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Rajnath Singh congratulates Arun Jaitley
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Tourist Visa on Arrival Scheme to be Extended to 150 Countries Gradually, Finance Ministe
  • Min of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Sports Minister Sarbanand Sonowal congratulates Indian cricket team

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Ministry of Communications & Information Technology30-March, 2012 19:41 IST
Shri Kapil Sibal Launches ‘Open Government Platform’ Developed by India and US
Initiative will Spur Citizen Engagement and Interface with Government
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Shri Kapil Sibal launched India’s Open Government Platform (OGPL) here today

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Shri Kapil Sibal launched India’s Open Government Platform (OGPL) here today. Jointly developed by India and the US, OGPL is a software platform which aims to provide enhanced public access to government data and documents, and spur citizen engagement and interface with the Government. The OGPL combines and expands the best features of the India’s “India.gov.in” and the U.S. “Data.gov” sites.

While launching OGPL, Shri Sibal said it is the first step towards future, as information is power and this platform will transfer power to the citizen providing seamless data sharing. The Minister said such a platform would have a significant impact on improving governance, enhancing accountability and generating greater collaborations between India and the US. He said this effort is a result of leveraging the collective strengths of the two sides and a great example of collaborative working. Shri Sam Pitroda, Adviser to Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations spoke about the need for democratizing information and improving governance by creating new tools and platforms such as the OGPL.

National Informatics Center Director General Dr. B. K. Gairola, spoke about the role of NIC as the technical partner on this project. He also highlighted the Platform’s capabilities and gave an overview of its technical aspects.

The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Peter Burleigh said the Open Government Platform represents a new kind of diplomatic collaboration that benefits the global community. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake also addressed the press about this U.S.-India collaboration. On the US side, Project Head Mr. Steve VanRoekel, Chief Information Officer and Mr. Chris Vein, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, joining via video from the White House, also shared how the teams from India and the US (India’s National Informatics Center (NIC) and the U.S. General Services Administration) have worked together using open source technologies and project management tools to develop this product.

The Open Government Platform, a collaborative endeavour, was started as part of a series of initiatives announced by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama in November 2010 in Delhi. This initiative has been chaired on the Indian side by Mr Sam Pitroda, Adviser to Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations and on the US side by Mr Aneesh Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer to President Obama.

The purpose of the platform is to enhance access and use of government data to foster innovation; improve delivery of government services for interested countries and cities around the world; and promote government transparency, accountability, and public participation.

The India-US OGPL technical team further demonstrated the key features of the OGPL which include:

·         The ability to publish government data, documents, and processes from multiple departments within a government

·         An internal workflow process for approvals and management of datasets

·         The ability to create data-rich community spaces around topics of national priorities

·         Cloud/ Host-based operation at multiple levels of government, with the ability link data from federal, central, state, district, municipal, and local levels

·         Open source architecture to allow software developers to develop applications and new features to view, compare and use Government data

With this launch, the two sides will now work on enhancing the scope and increased use of OGPL as the project moves forward, including offering it to interested countries.

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