Tag: Ministry of Defence

Landmark CIC order: Defence Secretary will re-examine issues relating to Liberalized Family Pension for the next of kin of deceased Defence Personnel

Newsroom24x7 Network It has been observed that there is a perceptible lack of clarity in the various circulars/orders issued by the Defence Ministry from time to time in respect of pensionery benefits on death/disability in aggravated cases and determining such entitlements in different categories. The amendments/modifications carried out by the Government from time to time have also led to the

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CBI registers case in US $ 210 Million Embraer deal

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against some unidentified officials of Ministry of Defence and Research and Development Organisation (DRDO); a Brazilian aerospace company and its officials; a Singapore based firm and some individuals yet to be identified on charges of corruption linked with the procurement of three modified Embraer

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Antrix-Devas Agreement, national security and CBI

Lalit Shastri The CBI has taken a long time in completing the entire round of investigations into the Antrix-Devas scam and has registered a case against the accused only under Section 120-B, besides Section 420 of IPC and Section 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988. Section 120-B of the I.P.C. prescribes punishment for criminal

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“Make in India” and the ground reality

Lalit Shastri The apex auditing agency –the Comptroller and Auditor General of India–has put a question mark on the ability of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to absorb technology and this has been underlined in the latest Annual report (2013-14) of the Ministry of Defence. HAL is an organisation that claims to pursue the vision of becoming a

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Defence Ministry sets up anti-sexual harassment panel

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 10: Ministry of Defence has set up a new Committee headed by Lakshmi Sowbhagya Akundi, joint secretary department of ESW, for redressal of Complaints relating to sexual harassment of women at workplace in the Ministry of Defence. The other members of the committee are Shanti Priya Sarela, Director Defence (Finance),

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India the biggest arms purchaser

Lalit Shastri The projection two-years ago by a Swedish Research Group that India had replaced China as the biggest arms purchaser in the World had not come as any surprise as the Ministry of Defence was continuously going around scouting for arms all over the world to fill the huge gap in defence preparedness. It was

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