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  • RFID system at 13 toll plazas to go cashless from Friday; double penalty for violators Commercial vehicles with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags will have to compulsorily switch to cashless payment from Friday, failing which they will have to cough up double the tax amount as penalty, a senior SDMC official has said. The Economic Times 12 September 2019
  • After Amazon, Uttar Pradesh govt to partner Flipkart and Alibaba The Uttar Pradesh government will soon partner Alibaba and Flipkart under its flagship one district, one product scheme, days after partnering e-commerce giant Amazon for marketing of indigenous products. Business Standard 12 September 2019
  • Delhi: Non-compliance to RFID will be fine From September 13 midnight, vehicles entering Delhi without recharged RFID tags will have to pay twice the toll amount as fine. This was decided at an EPCA meeting on Tuesday where it was revealed that 3.4 lakh vehicles had already been tagged at Delhi’s borders . The Times of India 11 September 2019
  • Need to enhance patient safety and deliver affordable healthcare using global standards : Ravi Mathur Patient safety is the single biggest concern in healthcare and draws attention of regulators & policy makers worldwide. In a study undertaken by Harvard University , it was found that nearly 50,00,000 deaths occurred in India, annually, due to medical errors. Patient safety relates to five basic rights which include, identifying the right patient, administering the right drug with the right dosage, at the right time and through the right route. ET Healthworld 31 August 2019
  • FASTag System To Soon Be Mandatory For All Vehicles Across The Country As some might remember, 2 years ago, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) had issued a notification stating that all four-wheelers sold in India from 1st of December, 2017, would have to be fitted with FASTags. Daily Hunt Motoroids 27 August 2019
  • Final deadline for RFID tags on Aug 23 midnight; violators to be fined Both the SDMC and the EPCA have made it clear that the deadline for pre-registration of RFID tags and recharge of tags will not be extended beyond the midnight of August 23, 2019. Earlier, the transporters and transporters' union had requested the SDMC Mayor, Chairman's Committee and the EPCA for extension of deadlines for entry of commercial vehicles into Delhi with RFID tags/sufficient recharge amount from midnight of August 23. Millenium Post 21 August 2019
  • FASTags Mandatory For Toll Payment On Highways Starting December 1 On Monday, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) announced that starting December 1, 2019, all the lanes at toll plazas on national highways will be specifically FASTag lanes. Further in accordance with the National Highway Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008, in a case when non-FASTag users pass through these dedicated exclusive FASTag lanes, they will be charged double the toll amount. Good Returns.in 19 August 2019
  • No RFID tag? Pay double the toll to enter Delhi post-August 16th! Starting August 16th, commercial vehicles not carrying RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags will have to shell out double the toll to enter the national capital. The directions were issued by the Supreme Court-appointed panel EPCA (Environmental Pollution (Prevent and Control) Authority). Commercial vehicles entering Delhi from any of the 13 toll-plazas in the city, which do not have the RFID tag, post-August 16th, will have to shell out twice the Environmental Compensation Charge (ECC) along with the municipal toll tax. The fines will gradually increase four and six times for the corresponding second and third week after the set deadline. The Financial Express 14 August 2019
  • Standardizing for fast, efficient tomorrow With an aim to boost cashless transactions and speed up toll tax collection from the concessionaire to the government, the Delhi Government officially kick-started electronic toll collection (ETC) in July 2019 using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based ‘FASTags’ across 13 booths in the capital city. Auto Tech Review 13 August 2019
  • Proper identification of medicines and medical devices are crucial: Ravi Mathur Shahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld spoke to Ravi Mathur, CEO, GS1 India, to know more about the challenges due to the rising incidence of spurious drugs in the Indian and global markets and the systems in place to curb such practices. ET Healthworld 12 August 2019
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