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Niti Aayog bats for setting up independent debt management office

At present, the government debt, including market borrowing, is managed by the Reserve Bank of India.

22 Feb 2019 1:52 PM

Niti Aayog to look for formal part for moving forward quality of government data

Budget has given an impulse to utilization request and the RBI has given a fillip to speculation request by cutting rates: Rajiv Kumar.

11 Feb 2019 12:18 PM

Not only Rajiv Kumar, Mamata wants to save herself in chit fund scam: Javadekar

A face-off between Mamta and the Centre erupted after a CBI team moved to arrest Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Sunday.

06 Feb 2019 9:48 AM

Kolkata Police-CBI face-off: BJP to address press conference today

'President’s Rule should be imposed on West Bengal to control this ‘Rogue’ TMchhi Govt under a corrupt CM Mamta Banerjee,' Babul's tweeted.

04 Feb 2019 8:30 AM

‘How can a country grow without employment?’: Chidambaram’s dig at Modi govt

Chidambaram claimed that when the government revised the GDP figures it did not realise that the unemployment figures also got revised.

01 Feb 2019 12:51 PM


Report saying '45-year high in unemployment' not verified: NITI Aayog

'Government did not release the data (on jobs) as it is still being processed. When the data is ready we will release it,' Kumar said.

31 Jan 2019 6:54 PM

'RBI not dependent on one individual': NITI Aayog on Urjit Patel exit

The functioning of the central bank is not dependent on any particular individual.

11 Dec 2018 12:24 PM

Demonetisation move was against corrupt not elite: Rajiv Kumar

Demonetisation as a massive, draconian, monetary shock that accelerated economic slide, says Arvind Subramanian.

30 Nov 2018 4:36 PM

India needs more reforms to grow over 8 per cent: Rajiv Kumar

India grew by 7.1 per cent in 2016-17 and 6.7 per cent in 2017-18.

29 Nov 2018 5:00 PM

Amalgamation not on cards; focus on internal consolidation: PNB MD

Post-merger, the asset size of the new entity would be over Rs 14.5 lakh crore.

07 Oct 2018 12:09 PM


Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda to be merged, says govt

Merger of the 3 banks will make this the third largest bank of the country, Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar said.

17 Sep 2018 6:49 PM

Govt need not respond to daily, weekly changes in oil prices: Niti Aayog

Crude oil has gained USD 7 a barrel in a fortnight, driven by fears that the US sanctions on Iran will likely contract supplies.

05 Sep 2018 4:10 PM

Objective of demonetisation was to reduce cash transactions: Niti Aayog VC

RBI report revealed that almost all demonetised notes were returned to banks.

31 Aug 2018 12:52 PM

Trade deficit greater concern than rupee, says Niti chief

Niti Aayog will soon come out with development agenda for 'New India 2022'.

21 Aug 2018 4:09 PM

Clean Banking is new normal for banks, says Rajiv Kumar

The NPA crisis brought opportunity for introduction of responsible and responsive banking.

19 Aug 2018 10:52 AM


Rupee closes at new all-time low of 70.16

Emerging market currencies remained in the crosshairs.

17 Aug 2018 2:38 AM

Banks to come out of PCA framework by this fiscal: Rajiv Kumar

Various measures taken by the government including implementation of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code has yielded good results.

16 Aug 2018 4:40 PM

Falling rupee not a cause of worry, says Niti Aayog VC

Rupee should be realistically valued and should not be overvalued, he said.

16 Aug 2018 3:10 PM

Niti Aayog working on proposal to replace LPG subsidy with cooking subsidy: Kumar

Govt subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg each per household in a year by directly transferring subsidy amount to the users' bank accounts.

16 Jul 2018 12:23 PM

Wish Amartya Sen spends some time in India to see structural reforms: NITI Aayog VC

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar was responding to a query regarding Sen's recent remarks about the present government.

15 Jul 2018 3:29 PM