Digital transactions irrelevant in Puducherry: CM V Narayanasamy

Digital transactions irrelevant in Puducherry: CM V Narayanasamy “Modi has not succeeded in his initiative to curb black money,”said Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. Hitting out at the demonetistion scheme of the Centre, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Friday said digital transactions would be irrelevant when over 70 percent of the Union territory’s population lives in rural areas without basic infrastructure. “Digital transactions and electronic mode of payment would not be relevant when more than 70 percent of the people were living in rural areas without basic infrastructure,” he told reporters in Puducherry. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Read More


Digital banking should be introduced only in phased manner, says V Narayanasamy

Digital banking should be introduced only in phased manner, says V Narayanasamy V Narayanasamy said he would meet Modi during his next visit to Delhi in January 2017 and reiterate his plea that digital banking in the UT should take place only in a phased manner. Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday said he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stressing on the need to provide infrastructure and open banks in unbanked areas to ensure the digital banking scheme can be implemented without hassles and in a phased manner’. Stating that he was not opposed to the Centre’s scheme, Read More


Pondy CM V Narayanasamy urges Centre to supply adequate new currency notes

Pondy CM V Narayanasamy urges Centre to supply adequate new currency notes “There is still difficulty for people to get change even after doing business at retail centres,” said CM V Narayanasamy Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday called on the Centre to ensure adequate supply of new Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes to banks in the Union Territory, to meet the demand. “The Union Finance Ministry should provide sufficient new currency notes to banks in Puducherry to meet the demand,” he told reporters in Puducherry. “Customers are facing hardship as the banks do not have sufficient supply Read More


Puducherry CM Narayanasamy: Government intensifying steps to implement Swachh Bharat

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy: Government intensifying steps to implement Swachh Bharat Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said his government will convert solid waste collected from the region into compost for farm lands using ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said the territorial government has intensified steps to implement “Swachh Bharat Mission” expeditiously and a proposal was being framed to convert the solid waste collected from the region into compost for farm lands. Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Narayanasamy said, the government would provide subsidies to households to construct toilets in case they did not have the facility already and Puducherry would Read More


Puducherry: CM V Narayanasamy to be inducted as member of Assembly tomorrow

Puducherry: CM V Narayanasamy to be inducted as member of Assembly tomorrow Narayanasamy defeated AIADMK’s Om Sakthi Segar in the bypoll, held on November 19, by a margin of 11,144 votes. Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, who won the Nellithope Assembly bypoll, will be inducted as a member of the House on Wednesday. He would be inducted as member by the Speaker V Vaithilingam in the latter’s chamber in the Assembly premises at 11 am, official sources said. The 69-year-old senior Congress leader, who was Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in the second UPA government after serving as Read More


It is Centre’s duty to help Puducherry: V Narayanasamy

It is Centre’s duty to help Puducherry: V Narayanasamy He hit out at the previous All India N Rangasamy Congress government led by N Rangasamy Puducherry Chief Minister, V Narayanasamy Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Friday said it is the Centre’s duty to help the Union Territory by sanctioning required funds for developmental activities. Addressing a meeting, organised by Pradesh Congress Committee to celebrate the 122nd birth anniversary of former Congress Chief Minister Edouard Goubert at the party office in Puducherry, Narayanasamy mentioned his visit to Delhi recently and his meetings with the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, Finance Read More


Puducherry CM Narayanasamy expresses satisfaction after meeting with PM Modi

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy expresses satisfaction after meeting with PM Modi Narayanasamy said his government had drawn up plans to link Puducherry through air connectivity with Bangalore, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Coimbatore and Kochi. Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday expressed satisfaction over his recent meetings with, President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modiand Central Ministers at New Delhi. “The meetings were very satisfactory” Narayanasamy told reporters after his return from New Delhi on Saturday. He said a detailed memorandum was presented to the Prime Minister seeking inclusion of Puducherry in Central Finance Commission or earmark funds under the category of a Read More


V Narayanasamy, cabinet skip yoga day in Pondicherry

V Narayanasamy, cabinet skip yoga day in Pondicherry The CM and all his Cabinet colleagues who were to participate in the yoga show in Pondy instead went to Yanam to attend different programmes. Puducherry: The first signs of strained relations between Puducherry Lt Governor, Kiran Bedi, who led the celebrations on the Beach road, and Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy surfaced on International Yoga Day. The CM and all his Cabinet colleagues who were to participate in the yoga show in Pondy instead went to Yanam to attend different programmes. The CM is due to leave for New Delhi Wednesday evening. Read More


Puducherry’s new CM V Narayanasamy has a tough road ahead

Puducherry’s new CM V Narayanasamy has a tough road ahead Son of a toddy tapper of Thavalakkuppam, a small village in the union territory, Narayanasamy’s strength is in playing a Machiavellian role in the churns in Puducherry politics. V Narayanasamy is the tenth chief minister of Puducherry where only four have completed their full tenure. The choice of V Narayanasamy, who has never won an assembly election, is a controversial one as he worked for the removal of ex-chief minister N Rangasamy. Rangasamy, in 2008, floated the All India N Rangasamy Congress (AINRC) after he quit the Congress following a Read More


In Puducherry, V Narayanasamy is a chief minister whom almost no one wants

In Puducherry, V Narayanasamy is a chief minister whom almost no one wants He has never contested an Assembly election, lost once in the two times he contested as a Lok Sabha MP, and yet, on 6 June, Congress leader V Narayanasamy, will become Puducherry’s new Chief Minister. He will become only the second person to assume the office of Chief Minister without having a seat in the House. In spite of strong opposition and lobbying within and outside his party the Indian National Congress, he is all set to take the reins in the Union Territory. When his name Read More


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