Ministry of Finance

Economic Survey-India Needs $206 Bn for 2030 SDGs Agenda

The Ministry of Finance of GOI, in its Economic Survey 2020-21 released on January 29, 2021has also devoted a chapter to “Sustainable Development and Climate Change”. agenda India and the SDGs: The agenda 2030 for sustainable development with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets comprises a complete developmental agenda integrating social, economic, and […]

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Delay in Imposition of BCD on Solar Equipment Impacting Investments: CII

CII has urged the finance ministry to impose the BCD on solar equipment, stressing that the delay in implementation is impacting investments. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in a written memorandum to the Ministry of Finance has urged the ministry to impose the planned basic custom duty (BCD) on solar equipment as announced in the last general budget, stressing […]

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NSEFI Pitches For A 6 Months Extension Across Solar Projects

The New Delhi-based NSEFI (National Solar Energy federation of India) has pitched for a clean 6 month extension for solar projects at various stages  of completion, citing multiple causes for delays beyond the lockdown period laid down by the MNRE. The body, an umbrella federation of stakeholders in the solar energy sector, sent a letter […]

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Solar Manufacturers Support Vocal-for-Local Program; Seek Level-Playing Field

The country’s leading solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers, including RenewSys, Vikram Solar and Webel Solar, have extended their support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent call for Vocal-for-Local program. However, they sought level-playing field for all irrespective of the area within the country. By welcoming the government’s move, Avinash Hiranandani, Global CEO & Managing Director of […]

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Ajoy Choudhury Appointed as REC’s New Director Finance

State-owned power sector lender REC Ltd said that Ajoy Choudhury has been appointed as Director (Finance) on the company’s Board effective from today i.e. June 1, 2020. Prior to this, Choudhury was handling the post of Executive Director (Finance) REC Ltd. The state-owned lender notified through a regulatory filing that “Ajoy Choudhury… has been appointed as Director […]

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WB Industrial Consumers Took Legal Action against Power Utilities on Fixed Charges

Industrial consumers in West Bengal (WB) has dragged power utilities in the state to court after their plea for relief on fixed charges among other demands in the lockdown was rejected. Moreover, nodal agency West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) had also paid no heed to their demands, when they approached the regulator, the high-tension […]

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PM Stresses on Attracting Private Investments for Power Sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday emphasized the need for enforcement of contracts effectively in order to attract private investments for the ailing power sector. He said during a detailed meeting held on the power sector with his team of Ministers. Prime Minister also took stock of the impact of the coronavirus. Narendra Modi also […]

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Govt Extends Phase-II of Atal Jyoti Yojana Till Mar 2021; EESL to Float New Tender

After subdued progress in the installation of solar street lights, the Government has extended the second phase of its Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) for a period of one year till March 31, 2021. The move came after the instructions issued by the Finance Ministry’s Expenditure Department on continuation and extension of public funded ongoing schemes. […]

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