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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 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 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 Finance30-October, 2014 18:13 IST
Government Committed to Increase Savings Rate in the Country: Secretary, Financial Services;
Various Initiatives Announced; New Products for Mobilizing Savings to be Launched Soon; KYC Norms Simplified to Include Poorest of the Poor in the Formal Financial Sector

National Savings Institute (NSI), Ministry of Finance, Government of India jointly celebrated here today the World Thrift Day, in collaboration with World Savings & Retail Banking Institute (WSBI), Brussels. In his message on this occasion, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that “Thriftiness teaches us to be more modest and restrain ourselves in using scarce resources as well as provide support to the developmental efforts by mobilization of resources through National Savings Schemes”. The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in his message stated that “ It should be the endeavour of all the agencies engaged in mobilization of savings to ensure that the savings movement is taken to the farthest corners of our country”.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri G.S. Sandhu, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Government of India said that the Government of India is committed to boost the savings rate in the country and he also informed that “Pradhan Mantri Jan- Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)” a massive Financial Inclusion Mission has been launched by the Government. It will bring unbanked section of the society into formal financial sector. It was highlighted that various steps have been taken by the banks in this direction. These include opening of basic savings account with zero balance and providing of micro insurance products to the account holders. Beneficiaries would get Rupay Debit Card having inbuilt accidental insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh. It was highlighted that Department of Posts may also leverage technology and its tremendous reach in this Mission.

Earlier speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rajat Bhargava, Joint Secretary (Budget), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India told that two new products will be launched soon by the Government. These will be of tremendous significance in increasing the savings rate and giving more choices to small savers. It was further stated that time has come to look for a change and means to provide a safety network in the shape of new products to the young customers.

Department of Posts informed about the modernization measures being taken by them. Ms. Fiona Joyce, Head of International Relations, World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI) assured all cooperation with India in enhancing the savings rate in Indian economy.

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