Govt refutes charges of withholding caste census data, lays onus on expert group

16 July 2015, 03:08 PM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday informed media that a committee under NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya will collate caste census data.

He added, “The caste data will be then made public at the appropriate time after the process of classification is complete.”

The Finance Minister also mentioned that Cabinet has cleared the policy for composite foreign investment limits by including FDI, FII and other routes.

Regarding redevelopment of railway stations, Jaitley said, “400 railway stations will be redeveloped using the Swiss Challenge method.”

"Rs 700 crore additional funds sanctioned for recapitalisation of regional rural banks," Jaitley added.

First Published: Thursday, July 16, 2015 13:07 [IST]
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