The launch of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders in Delhi will be of great help for an emerging segment of new consumers like IT professionals and BPO employees who do not have proper proof of address, which is necessary to receive standard LPG connection.
Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily is all set to launch sale of mini LPG cylinders at petrol pumps in the national capital.
An official from the petroleum ministry said, "There is an emerging segment of new consumers like IT professionals, BPO employees who want LPG but in absence of proper proof of address cannot access the same."
The oil ministry may once again allow state transport utilities (STUs) to buy diesel at subsidized rate, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily said.
Moily said that the oil ministry was mulling a plan to roll back its order that made it mandatory for STUs to purchase diesel at market price.
Speaking on the topic, Moily, "The oil ministry is mulling the withdrawal of the order that made it mandatory for STUs to buy diesel at market price. We have received representation from various states on the issue.”
Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily has agreed to allow Indian airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo to use state-owned refiners' facilities to store imported jet fuel, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said.
Moily also confirmed the decision and said he would discuss the terms of access with the refiners. However, he did not give a precise timeframe for concluding the discussions.
With a sincere intention to help Delhi government to make Delhi a kerosene-free city, Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily yesterday agreed to hike the financial contribution of government-run oil companies to allow them to offer free LPG connections to poor households that are currently using kerosene as cooking fuel.
The development will allow the Delhi government to re-start its ambitious kerosene-free city scheme under which around 3.56 lakh economically weak households will receive free LPG cylinder plus a gas stove.
A new business index based on robust economic parameters will be developed to indicate the strength of the corporate sector, Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily announced on Friday.
Speaking at a function organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Mr. Moily said that a credible agency would be assigned with the task of developing the corporate strength index.
Speaking on the topic, he said, "This index will be based on robust economic parameters that will reflect the true strength of corporate sector."
Power Minister Veerappa Moily has said that the power purchase agreements (PPAs) should be revisited only in exceptional cases.
Mr. Moily said on Tuesday that PPAs can not be revisited as a matter of routine as there is sanctity for the signing of a PPA.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an NTPC event, Mr. Moily said, “There is sanctity for the signing of a PPA. It cannot be meddled with, that easily. When there is a need, it has to be examined case-to-case on exceptional circumstances.”
The Law and Justice Ministry, the advisory reference point for all government departments on complex legal issues, is on an administrative record-making spree these days.
For the first time, a new Law Secretary has been appointed for a tenure of one year, and a new post of advisor to the Law Minister has been created.
Ministry officials cannot recall the last time there was a secretary on a year’s tenure.
New Delhi, Oct. 24 : Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday proposed classification of court cases to avoid further delays.
“One thing is the time management, then on the case management, then on the working on ICT (Information and Communication Technology), internet arrangement with not really the old model but the global model. This has been attempted in many courts, which can be done. So the classification of cases is very important," Moily said.
New Delhi, Oct. 20 : The Government has plans to bring the Women Reservation Bill in the coming winter session of the Parliament, Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily said here on Tuesday.
“Government is planning to bring Women Reservation Bill in the Winter Session of the Parliament,” said Moily after coming out of an all party-meet on the Karnataka floods.
New Delhi, July 9 : Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily today said that the government will review the Delhi High Court''s ruling to legalize gay sex among consenting adults.
Moily, although stopped short of clarifying government''s stand on the issue, said that all aspects of the judgment would be reviewed shortly.
His reaction came after the Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on a petition challenging the Delhi High Court judgment.
The apex court posted the matter for hearing on July 20.
New Delhi, June 30 : Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily has said he would look into a claim made by a High Court Judge that a Union Minister tried to persuade him to grant anticipatory bail to a doctor and his son in a forged mark sheets case.
"I would verify the case. Let me verify the case first, then I can comment on it. It is only through media that I came to know that this particular thing has happened. Let me see what has happened," Moily told reporters here.
New Delhi, May 9 : Congress party removed its Media Chairman Veerappa Moily from the post, a day after he made strong remarks against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar - emerging as Indian politics'' most-wanted.
Moily has been replaced by AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who had been holding the charge earlier.
Kolkata, May 8: Congress spokesman Veerappa Moily took his party's spat with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Lok Janshakti Party to another level on Friday when he accused coalition partners of "insulting" the Congress over seat-sharing in Bihar.
"We should be more angry. We never wronged them. It''s only Paswan and Laluji for reasons best known to them, they left us only two seats," Moily said.
New Delhi, Oct. 10 : Former Karnataka Chief Minister and head of the Congress party''s media cell, Veerappa Moily, on Friday told a press conference here that the party is in favour of banning the right-wing Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
"The Bajrang Dal deserves to be banned... They have earned this image for themselves. The terrorists hide and do it, they (Bajrang Dal) do it openly," Moily said.
New Delhi, Sep 16 : The second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) led by Veerapa Moily today recommended the need for a comprehensive anti-terrorist legislation and establishment of a federal agency to investigate acts of terror in the country.
“A comprehensive and effective legal framework to deal with all aspects of terrorism needs to be enacted. The law should have adequate safeguards to prevent its misuse,” the ARC report said.