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English Release 30-October 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President to flag off the ‘Run for Unity’ tomorrow at Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Vice President's Secretariat
  • STUDENTS FROM J&K UNDER AEGIS OF SADBHAVNA EDUCATIONAL /MOTIVATIONAL TOUR CALL ON VICE PRESIDENT
  • Vice President Inaugurates 7th Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Scientific Session
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM condoles loss of lives in Sri Lanka landslide
  • Shri Azim Premji calls on the Prime Minister
  • Goa CM calls on PM
  • Department of Space
  • Engineers’ Conclave-2014 to be held in Bangalore
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Shaida Moh. Abdali Afghanistan Ambassador Calls on Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh
  • Good Performance of NCDC
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Sugar production estimated 250.46 lakh tons during 2014-15
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Government Announces Measures for Fiscal Prudence and Economy; Every Ministry / Department to Effect A Mandatory 10% Cut in Non-Plan Expenditure; Utmost Economy to be Observed in Organizing Conferences/Seminars/Workshops; Ban on Purchase of Vehicles; in all Cases of Air Travel, the Lowest Air Fare Tickets Available for Entitled Class to be Purchased/Procured.
  • Government Committed to Increase Savings Rate in the Country: Secretary, Financial Services;
  • Finance Minister Asks the Senior Officers of the Income Tax Department not to Lose Sight of Domestic Black Money
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • For ending TB, Dr Harsh Vardhan calls for “Power of belief”
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Activities on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations on 31st October
  • Union Home Minister Approves Grant of Higher Compensation to Victims of Riots, Naxal and Terrorist Violence
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • Ministry of HRD to Host 2nd Meeting of SAARC Education Ministers
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • Shri Arvind Mayaram is New Secretary of Minority Affairs
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Early closure of Government Offices today in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk
  • ACC Appointments
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 85.14 per bbl on 29.10.2014
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Japan offers assistance in promoting Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Uma Bharti to Visit Kanpur Tomorrow
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi to hold first round of Regional Consultations on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme in Chandigarh tomorrow

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Ministry of Finance07-December, 2012 18:22 IST
Relief to Exporters

Following the deregulation of interest rates on export credit the rate of interest to be charged to exporters is now left to the commercial judgment of the banks. Guidelines on grant of timely, adequate and hassle free flow of export credit have been issued to all Scheduled Commercial Banks vide Reserve Bank of India Master circular on Rupee/Foreign Currency Export Credit and Customer Service to Exporters dated 02.07.2012.

However, to provide relief to labour intensive sectors, the Government of India has extended interest subvention of 2% on pre and post shipment rupee export credit in the following sectors w.e.f. April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 on the same terms and conditions.

Handicraft, Carpets, Handlooms, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES), Readymade Garments, Processed Agriculture Products, Sport Goods and Toys.

Further, in view of the difficulties faced by exporters on account of the weakening of external demand, RBI has taken following measure;

(i) Period of realization and repatriation to India of the amount representing the full export value of goods or software was enhanced from 6 months to 12 months.

(ii) AD Category-I banks have been permitted to allow exporters to receive advance payment for export of goods which would take more than one year for manufacture shipping.

(iii) Powers have been delegated to A.D. Category-I banks to open and maintain Diamond Dollar Accounts by Diamond exporters with them with relaxed norms and so on.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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