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Tag: Jayant Sinha

'Double-engine' government to speed up development process: Jayant Sinha

Bhubaneswar: Criticising the Odisha government for its lack of cooperation in various developmental projects of the Centre, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha stressed on the need for a ‘double engine’ government (government of same party at Centre and State) to speed up development process. The union minister’s comment came during a […]

Controversy surfaces over naming Jharsuguda airport

Bhubaneswar: Controversy surfaced over naming of Jharsuguda airport after Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha denied receiving any proposal in the form of a resolution from the State government while Odisha CM had written a letter to the Centre urging to name the new airport after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. In […]

FinMin requested to bring ATF under GST: Sinha

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Ministry has proposed to include jet fuel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Parliament was informed on Thursday. “This ministry has requested Ministry of Finance to include ATF in the ambit of GST regime with full input tax credit at the earliest possible,” Minister of State of […]

Jayant Sinha article reads like PIB release, says Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said Union Minister Jayant Sinha’s article “New economy for New India” reads like a release of the government’s Press Information Bureau and that administrative changes were not structural reforms. In a series of tweets, Chidambaram, a former Union Finance Minister, posed several questions and asked if […]

Unique ID proposed to be made mandatory for flight booking

New Delhi: The government proposes to make it mandatory for Indian air travellers to provide a unique identification (UID) like Aadhaar, passport or PAN card at the time of booking tickets, Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said on Thursday, while announcing the launch of the digital travel experience initiative – Digiyatra – for fliers. “It […]

MoS for Finance for more banks, ATMs in Odisha

Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said Odisha can benefit a lot due to Jan Dhan Yojana, Mudra Yojana and Jan Suraksha Yojana with opening of more banks and ATMs