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Union Cabinet decisions

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Jammu & Kashmir Government to issue “The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019′ by the President of India. It provides for amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 to bringing persons residing in the areas adjoining International Border within the ambit of reservation at par with persons living in areas adjoining Actual Line of Control (ALoC).

Due to continuous cross border tensions, persons living alongside International Border suffer from socio-economic and educational backwardness. Shelling from across the border often compels these residents to move to safer places and is adversely impacting their education as Educational Institutions remain closed for long periods. Hence, it was felt justifiable to extend the reservation benefits to persons residing in the areas adjoining International Border on the similar lines of the persons living in areas adjoining Actual Line of Control (ALoC).

Cabinet decisions 28 February 2019

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)

GST, Aadhaar and bank accounts: People have become defaulters due to glitch in the system

Newsroom24x7 Staff

New Delhi/Bhopal: During the penultimate moments on 30 June 2017, just before the historic rollout of GST from midnight, commoners were running from pillar to post and tearing their hair as they were finding it impossible to use the online banking facility to link their Aadhaar cards with their bank accounts. Even after any number of attempts they repeatedly kept getting the message that the Aadhaar number was not matching with UIDAI.

When Newsroom24x7 investigated the matter by accessing the Aadhaar Online Services that offer the facility to check Aadhaar Enrolment; Locate Enrolment Center; Check Aadhaar Status; Download Aadhaar, Get Aadhaar Number on Mobile, Retrieve Lost UID/EID, it was found that even after filling the Aadhaar number, the online service was not responding satisfactorily.

In the case of many, hours after they had visited the UIDAI enrolment centre and completed all formalities to register or change their mobile number, the UIDAI website kept flashing the message “Your registered mobile number is not Valid. Please use EID.” People were also drawing a blank even after feeding the EID.

Under these circumstances, for no fault of their’s, people have become defaulters when it comes to the basic compliance of linking the Aadhaar number with the bank account.

Adhaar is the identity document for ex gratia payment to victims of Bhopal disaster

Newsroom24x7 Staff


The abandoned Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal -the capital of the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh . It was from this multinational US contraption that tonnes of deadly Methyl isocyanate (MIC) had leaked on the midnight of 2 and 3 December 1984, killing thousands of citizens and critically wounding hundreds of thousand others.

Bhopal: Office of the Welfare Commissioner, Bhopal Gas Victims, in the State capital, which is functioning since 1992 under the Department of Chemicals and Petro- Chemicals (DCPC), Government of India, for speedy adjudication, award and disbursement of compensation to the survivors and families of the victims of the Bhopal gas Leak Disaster, has asked the beneficiaries of the compensation scheme to get themselves enrolled for Aadhaar by 30 June 2017.

Under the compensation scheme,  called Ex-gratia to Bhopal Gas Victims, the cash compensation is paid to certain eligible categories of gas victims on a one-time basis.

In order to put the gas victims’ scheme on the DBT platform, the DCPC has issued a notification on 6 March 2017 under the relevant sections of Aadhar Act, 2016 in consultation with UIDAI.

In this Photo, extreme left, is Lalit Shastri, Editor Newsroom24x7 and author of “Bhopal Disaster-an eyewitness account”. He is  seen talking to the hapless parents of a little child struggling for life after inhaling the poisonous gas that leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal on the midnight of December 2-3, 1984.

Under the DCPC notification, the beneficiaries of the scheme are required to get themselves enrolled for Aadhaar by 30 June 2017, if they are not already enrolled. In case, beneficiaries of the scheme are unable to enroll for Aadhar due to non- availability of Aadhaar enrollment centres, they have been advised to contact Deepak Bansal, Dy. Welfare Commissioner, at the officer of the Welfare Commissioner, Bhopal Gas Victims, Bhopal. He is the nominated officer to facilitate the beneficiaries vis-a-vis the Aadhaar Card.