Thursday, February 28, 2019


The world’s ‘Largest oil lamp’ carrying 868.83 liters of oil signifying ‘A wish for good health’ was inaugurated and lit by actor Sonu Sood at the Ardh Kumbh Mela.                                                                                                                 

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood along with Mr. Anupam Bokey - CMO, RP- Sanjeev Goenka Group FMCG holding the Guinness World Record certificate awarded to Too Yumm! for the Largest Oil Lamp  

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood along with Mr. Anupam Bokey - CMO, RP- Sanjeev Goenka Group FMCG as Too Yumm! achieves a Guinness World Record feat with the Largest Oil Lamp

Too Yumm! India’s fastest growing snacks brand from the house of Guiltfree Industries, FMCG division of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group installed the largest diya as a symbol of its commitment towards good health. Post achieving the Guinness World Records® in Mumbai, the brand conducted the presentation ceremony for the record at the Kumbh Mela where Bollywood actor Sonu Sood set alight the largest oil lamp (diya) and took the pledge for ‘good health’. The colossal diya manufactured in Mumbai, Mira Steels measuring 476.5mm in height, and 2390.6mm in diameter is installed at the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

The iconic event was inaugurated by Sonu Sood and Mr. Anupam Bokey - VP Marketing (CMO), FMCG Business of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. The spectacular installation will be on display till the 04th of March, for devotees to witness this once in a lifetime event. By taking the pledge for good health, devotees can also participate. Too Yumm!, known for its innovative, healthier offerings, installed the world’s largest diya with an aim to propagate its wish for good health for one and all. 

The RP-SG Group through its FMCG Business entered the snacking category in 2017 and has had phenomenal growth since then. With an array of product variants such as Quinoa Puffs, Veggie Stix, Foxnuts, Multigrain Chips and the newly launched Karare, the brand has become the face for ‘guiltless bingeing’ amongst the consumers. Sharing his views on this remarkable achievement for the brand, Mr. Suhail Sameer, CEO of the FMCG business stated, “This is yet another proud moment for Too Yumm! We believe FMCG industry will be one of the largest value creators over the next 5-10 years; our focus has always been to keep innovating our products to offer our consumers the perfect balance of maximum taste and good health. Activities symbolizing good health (like the largest diya) reinforce our commitment to bring the best to the fans of the Too Yumm! brand!”

Commenting on this momentous occasion, Mr. Anupam Bokey - VP Marketing (CMO) of the FMCG Business, stated, “We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved this wonderful feat of the Guinness World Records®, especially at one of the most sacred gatherings across the globe. Through this monumental diya, we have endeavored to make a wish for good health for one and all. ‘Being healthy’ forms the very foundation of our brand Too Yumm!. We have always tried to convey our brand message through disruptive ideas, be it through the #WhyChipsVirat campaign and now with this largest diya. While Kumbh offers us an excellent opportunity to get closer to our audience, the disruptive record will continue to help manifest our core brand message and propagate the significance of good health to the whole nation. After all, health is wealth!”

Sharing his thoughts on the activity actor Sonu Sood commented, ‘I feel privileged to be here in support of Too Yumm!’s campaign for a healthy tomorrow. I’m a great proponent of eating healthy and a true advocate of Too Yumm!, a brand that has succeeded in driving home this message through its many path breaking ideas and products. This diya is a testament of that commitment and I am extremely proud to be a part of this remarkable day. I will encourage everyone to take the pledge for themselves and definitely ‘make a wish for good health’.

 After spreading a wish for good health to all Kumbh devotees, the installation will be donated for a good cause. The successful record was a result of the joint efforts of Mullen Lintas, GolinOpinion, Rapport, Initiative Media and Interactive Avenues.

 So if you are at Kumbh, don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to witness and participate in the phenomenal Guinness World Record’s achievement!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Shri Nitin Gadkari Lays Foundation Stone for Road Project in Phagwara

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for an elevated structure and vehicular underpass (VUP) on NH-44 at Phagwara City in Kapurthala district of Punjab today. The length of this six lane project is 2.555 Kms, and approximate cost is Rs 165 crore. This project will bring safety and convenience to local road users. It will also reduce road accidents and pollution by easing road congestion.

Addressing a gathering at Phagwara on this occasion, Shri Nitin Gadkari said that corruption free, transparent and good quality work is the focus of his Ministry, and to get contracts for any road no one has to come to Delhi as the whole system is online. He said that projects worth Rs One lakh crore are underway in Punjab at present which include road projects of Rs 60 thousand crore and irrigation projects of Rs 40 thousand crore. Shri Gadkari said that the government is emphasizing on concrete roads as their life span is better. The Minister said, the elevated structure and vehicular underpass at Phagwara was a long pending demand of the people of the area, which has been fulfilled today. He said, work on the project will start next month and will be completed in a year’s time.

Shri Nitin Gadkari said that till year 2014 the length of National Highways in Punjab was 1739 kms. This has increased to 3,778 kms in 2018. He said, 21 big projects have been completed in the state between 2014 and the present, at a total cost of Rs 10,500 crore, under which 1,250 kms of NH have been constructed. The Minister said that work on 845 kms NH is underway at a  cost of Rs 13,400 crore and it will be completed by 2019-2020. He announced that under Setu Bhartam Yojna ten Railway Over Bridges will be constructed at Barnala, Nangal, Bathinda, Amritsar, Firozpur, Faridkot, Jalalabaad and Kotakapura.

Referring to stopping of India’s share of water of Ravi, Sutlej, Beas from flowing to Pakistan, Shri Nitin Gadkari said that the treaty in this regard between the two countries was based on mutual understanding, love and good relations. By supporting terrorism, Pakistan is not fulfilling this commitment. The government will not allow India’s share of water from the Eastern rivers to flow to Pakistan. Work is on to divert this water to Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, he added further.
Union Minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla thanked the Union Minister for execution of different roads and irrigation projects in Punjab. He said that it was a big hurdle on NH in this area which will be solved now after the completion of this elevated road in Phagwara City.

Punjab Public Works Minister Sh. Vijay Inder Singla also thanked Union Minister for laying foundation stone of this elevated road and said that there are about six such points on this NH which may also be completed. Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik was also present on this occasion.

Earlier, interacting with students at GNA University Phagwara, Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari emphasized on research in the area of bio-fuel. He said that students are future of nation and their innovations will definitely help the common people. Shri Nitin Gadkari said that government is emphasizing on Make in India-Made in India and every-one should take benefit from it.


Water Conservation and Management should become people’s movement- Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation & Road Transport and Highways & Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari today distributed 82 National Water Awards in 14 categories jointly with Minister of State, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Secretary, Shri U.P. Singh at New Delhi.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Gadkari said that India does not have a shortage of water, rather, the management of water is not adequate. He said that a need to institute national level water awards spanning all sectors was strongly felt to encourage people to play their respective roles in conservation of water. Shri Gadkari said that a new vision for entire water resource sector is required and National Water Awards is a good step in this direction.

Listing some of the steps which have been taken for effective management of water in India, Shri Gadkari said that 400 MLD water from Okhla barrage will be treated and will be used for Delhi through Wazirabad barrage. Apart from this, he added, that many projects have been completed under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMSKY). He said that preference is being given to piped irrigation instead of canal irrigation to conserve water and existing canals are also being concretized to avoid wastage of water. 

On Clean Ganga Mission, he said that during Kumbh Mela the water was both Nirmal and Aviral and people of India enjoyed the cleanliness. The sighting of dolphins, turtles & birds in Ganga shows that the water quality of the river has improved. While congratulating all the winners and participants, Shri Gadkari sought people’s participation in making the issue of water conservation a public movement. He also acknowledged that groundwater recharge, rejuvenation of water bodies etc. are great challenges.  

Minister of State Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal expressed his happiness over National Water Awards which have been resumed after a gap of 12 years and said that this is a very big step to spread awareness about water conservation. While congratulating all the winners, Shri Meghwal urged them to motivate as many people as they can in their respective areas to use water efficiently. He urged the Ministry to hold National Water Awards every year and assured the participants that the next awards will be even better.

In his welcome address, Secretary Shri U.P. Singh said the country is passing through a critical phase as far as water resource is concerned. He said that per capita availability is now one-fourth as compared to Independence and management of water resources is the need-of-the-hour. Talking about the awards he said that around 376 valid entries were received from all over the country and good work should be rewarded. Shri Singh added that as there was a lack of a national level awards covering entire water sector for healthy competition among states, districts and local bodies, the National Water Awards have been instituted. He hoped that more and more people will come forward in future to participate in such events. 

In total, the prizes were distributed in 14 categories including best district in six zones (with 3 sub-categories of best district in groundwater recharge, revival of river and creation of water bodies), best state (normal/special), best village panchayat, best municipal corporation, best research/innovation/adaptation of new technology for water conservation, best mass awareness campaign, best TV show for promoting water conservation, best newspaper in Hindi/English/Regional language, best school, best institution for successful campus water usage, best RWA, best organization for religious/recreational & tourism water uses, best industry for industrial water conservation and best water regulatory authority. The prizes include a trophy and citation in all categories. Cash prizes of Rs. 2 lakh, Rs. 1.5 lakh and Rs. 1 lakh for Ist, IInd and IIIrd prize winners respectively were given in some categories.

Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were given first, second and third National Water Awards respectively in best state category. Shri Girish Mahajan, Minister for Medical Education, Water Resources and Command Area Development, Maharashtra government and Shri Ram Shinde, Minister for Water Conservation and Protocol, Maharashtra government received the Award on behalf of the Maharashtra state. The Award for the best water regulatory authority was won by Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority, Pune. A separate category of aspirational district was instituted to focus on water management in these areas.

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation instituted National Water Awards to emphasize the importance of water resource management in India. The prime objective of these awards is to bring the best efforts being done in water conservation to the national from across the country and encourage all stakeholders including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Water User Associations, Institutions, Corporate Sector, Individuals etc. to manage their water resources efficiently.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to confer the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 Awards to the Winners

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will confer the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 awards to the winners on 27th February, 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan. Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd) had launched the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 on 12th January, 2019, the National Youth Day in order to encourage the youth in the age group of 18-25 years to engage with public issues and understand the common man’s point of view.

Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat address on 31st December 2017, had shared his idea of organizing Youth Parliaments for young people in every district of the country. It is to provide a chance to the youth to brainstorm about new India and to find ways and chalk out plans to realize our resolves before 2022. He reiterated his idea to capture the voice of the youth in his address to the youth during the 22nd National Youth Festival on 12th January 2018.  

National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 has been jointly organised by National Service Scheme (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, on the theme of “Be the Voice of New India” and “Find solutions and contribute to policy”. Youth in the age bracket of 18-25 years were invited to participate in the District, State and National level Youth Parliaments. The National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 has already been conducted at the District and State levels. The participants for District Youth Parliament, (DYP) were selected through two screening processes i.e. Digital and Walk-in screenings in Nodal Institution in 471 designated districts across the country from 24th to 28th January. The best three speakers selected by a Jury from each District Youth Parliament have participated at the State Youth Parliament (SYP). Similarly, the two best speakers selected from each SYP will participate as speakers in the National Youth Parliament (NYP) on 26th February, 2019. As many as 28 State Youth Parliaments were held across the country from 5th to 7th February to select 56 final contestants for NYP.

 Col Rajyavardhan Rathore will inaugurate the National Level Finals of National Youth Parliament Festival on 26th February, 2019 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre. The best three speakers at the National Youth Parliament will be awarded Rs. 2 Lakhs, Rs. 1.50 Lakhs and Rs. 1 Lakh respectively in order of merit along with a certificate by the Prime Minister.

More than 50 thousand youth have participated through Youth Parliaments at all levels and the narrative will be strengthened and made more vibrant by their voices and ideas and suggestions. The National Youth Parliament Festival also encourages the youth to engage with public issues, understand the common man’s point of view, form their opinion and express these in an articulate manner. It captures relevant and effective voices on the vision of New India and these are made available to policy makers and implementers to take them forward.

Karachi Bakery owners had to declare his Hindu antecedents to prevent his bakery getting attacked by angry patriots. 👏👏👏

Sunday, February 24, 2019

PM Narendra Modi launched his government's flagship scheme for farmers, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) from Gorakhpur on 24th February 2019.

With the launch today, the first instalment of Rs 2,000 will be directly credited to the bank accounts of selected beneficiary farmers.

The Prime Minister congratulated the farmers for the launch of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. He also congratulated farmer families engaged in dairy farming, and fisheries, as they now have access to Kisan Credit Cards.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that this day is etched in history, because the biggest scheme for farmers since independence, has begun today.

The Prime Minister said that the Government is determined to make the farmers capable and empowered. He said that the Government is working to provide all the necessary means to the farmers, to enable them to double their income by 2022.

About 12 crore farmers are expected to benefit from PM-KISAN. The Prime Minister said that through this scheme, Rs. 75,000 crore will be transferred to farmers’ accounts every year. He urged State Governments to send the lists of beneficiary farmers to the Union Government at the earliest, so that farmers can receive the benefit of this scheme in time.

  •  PM KISAN is a Central Sector scheme with 100% funding from Government of India

  •  It has become operational from 1.12.2018.

  •  Under the scheme an income support of Rs.6000/- per year in three equal instalments will be provided to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of upto 2 hectares

  •  Definition of family for the scheme is husband, wife and minor children.

  •  State Goverment and UT Administration will identify the farmer families which are eligible for support as per scheme guidelines.

  •  The fund will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

  •  The first instalment for the period 1.12.2018 to 31.03.2019 is to be provided in this financial year itself.

  •  There are various Exclusion Categories for the scheme.

Detailed Analysis on Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN).

Objective -

*With a view to augment the income of the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs), the Government has launched a new Central Sector Scheme, namely, “Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)” in the current financial year.

*The PM-KISAN scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of the SMFs in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and appropriate yields, commensurate with the anticipated farm income at the end of the each crop cycle.

*This would also protect them from falling in the clutches of moneylenders for meeting such expenses and ensure their continuance in the farming activities.

Cut-off Date - 

*The Scheme shall be effective from 01.12.2018 for transfer of benefit to eligible beneficiaries. 

*The cut-off date for determining the eligibility of beneficiaries, has been kept as 01.02.2019. 

*Changes, if any, in the cut-off date for eligibility of benefit under the scheme for next 5 years will only be considered with approval of the Cabinet. However benefit will be allowed on transfer of ownership of cultivable land on account of succession due to death of the landowner.

Definition of Families _ 

*The SMFs landholder farmer family is defined as “a family comprising of husband, wife and minor children who collectively own cultivable land upto 2 hectare as per land records of the concerned State/UT”.

Basis for Identification- 

*The number of eligible SMFs under the scheme has been estimated on the basis of projection of Agricultural Census 2015-16 data for 2018-19.

*The projected number of holding of SMFs landholder farmer families for FY 2018-19 is 13.15 crore.

* Due to likely exclusion of certain categories of beneficiaries of higher economic strata, the total number of eligible beneficiaries has been taken as 12.50 crore.

*The existing land-ownership system will be used for identification of beneficiaries for calculation of financial benefit under the scheme.

Scheme Contours and Financial Outlay

*The Scheme to be implemented as Central Sector Scheme with 100% financial support by Government of India (GoI).

*For financial year 2018-19, a budget provision of Rs. 20,000 crore has been kept for disbursal of financial benefit to the eligible landholding SMFs families. 

*Similarly, a budgetary provision of Rs. 75,000 crore has been kept in the financial year 2019-20 for disbursal of financial benefits to eligible landholding SMFs families.

Benefit to eligible SMFs -

*Under the Scheme, a direct payment of Rs. 6000 per year will be transferred in three equal installments of Rs. 2000 each every four months into the Aadhar ceded bank accounts of eligible landholding SMFs families.

*The first installment for the period 01.12.2018 to 31.03.2019, under the scheme will be transferred to the eligible beneficiaries in the current financial year (2018-19) itself. First Installment shall be transferred immediately on identification of the beneficiaries.

Aadhar Capturing -

*For availing benefits under the scheme, Aadhaar is mandatory. However, in cases, where the beneficiaries at present are not having Aadhar or Aadhar Enrollment number, alternate prescribed documents can be collected for identity verification and transfer of benefit to such farmer families for transfer of 1st installment in 2018-19.

*All such beneficiaries not having Aadhaar card shall have to be compulsorily enrolled under Aadhaar, since transfer of subsequent installments will be done only on basis of Aadhaar seeded data base.

*States/UTs to ensure that there is no duplication of the payment transferred to eligible families. Speedy reconciliation in case of wrong/incomplete bank details of the beneficiary to be ensured.

Monitoring of the Scheme -

*For effective review and monitoring of the scheme, a Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) at Central level will be set up in DAC&FW. 

*The PMU headed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), shall also undertake publicity campaign (Information, Education and Communication-IEC).

*A stratified review/monitoring mechanism at National, State and District Level.

*At the National level, there will be a Monitoring Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary. State Govt. shall also notify the Monitoring Committees at the State & the District Level.


  • The following categories of beneficiaries of higher economic status shall not be eligible for benefit under the scheme.

  • (a) All Institutional Land holders.

  • (b) Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following categories

  • i) Former and present holders of constitutional posts

  • ii) Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers and former/present Members of LokSabha/ RajyaSabha/ State Legislative Assemblies/ State Legislative Councils,former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, former and present Chairpersons of District Panchayats.

  • iii) All serving or retired officers and employees of Central/ State Government Ministries /Offices/Departments and its field units Central or State PSEs and Attached offices /Autonomous Institutions under Government as well as regular employees of the Local Bodies 
    (Excluding Multi Tasking Staff /Class IV/Group D employees)

  • vi)All superannuated/retired pensioners whose monthly pension is Rs.10,000/-or more 
    (Excluding Multi Tasking Staff / Class IV/Group D employees) of above category

  • v) All Persons who paid Income Tax in last assessment year

  • vi) Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, and Architects registered with Professional bodies and carrying out profession by undertaking practices.




- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an intergovernmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions.

- The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and to promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. In collaboration with other international stakeholders, the FATF also works to identify national-level vulnerabilities with the aim of protecting the international financial system from misuse.


-  In order to fulfil its objectives, the FATF carries out the following tasks:

a) Identifying and analysing money laundering, terrorist financing and other threats to Identifurines the integrity of the financial system, including the methods and trends involved; examining the impact of measures designed to combat misuse of the international financial system; supporting national, regional and global threat and risk assessments;

b) Developing and refining the international standards for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation (the FATF Recommendations); 

c) Assessing and monitoring its Members, through 'peer reviews' ('mutual evaluations') and follow-up processes, to determine the degree of technical compliance, implementation and effectiveness of systems to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation; refining the standard assessment methodology and common procedures for conducting mutual evaluations and evaluation follow-up;

d) Identifying and engaging with high-risk, non co-operative jurisdictions and those with strategic deficiencies in their national regimes, and co-ordinating action to protect the integrity of the financial system against the threat posed by them;

e) Promoting full and effective implementation of the FATF Recommendations by all countries through the global network of FATF-style regional bodies (FSRBs) and international organisations; ensuring a clear understanding of the FATF standards and consistent application of mutual evaluation and follow-up processes throughout the FATF global network and strengthening the capacity of the FSRBs to assess and monitor their member countries;

f) Responding as necessary to significant new threats to the integrity of the financial system consistent with the needs identified by the international community, including the United Nations Security Council, the G-20 and the FATF itself; preparing guidanceas needed to facilitate implementation of relevant international obligations in a manner compatible with the FATF standards (e.g., continuing work on money laundering and other misuse of the financial system relating to corruption);

g) Assisting jurisdictions in implementing financial provisions of the United Nations Security Council resolutions on non-proliferation, assessing the degree of implementation and the effectiveness of these measures in accordance with the FATF mutual evaluation and follow-up process, and preparing guidance as needed to facilitate implementation of relevant international obligations in a manner compatible with the FATF standards.

h) Engaging and consulting with the private sector and civil society on matters related to the overall work of the FATF, including regular consultation with the private sector and through the consultative forum.

i) Undertaking any new tasks agreed by its Members in the course of its activities and within the framework of this Mandate; and taking on these new tasks only where it has a particular additional contribution to make while avoiding duplication of existing efforts elsewhere.


- In the development of the FATF standards, guidance and other policy, the FATF consults widely amongst its Members, Associate Members, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and other observer organisations, as well as with other stakeholders including the private sector.


FATF Members are the jurisdictions and organisations that have agreed to work together in the form of a task force toward the common objectives laid out in this mandate. 

FATE MEMBER JURISDICTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS are Argentina Italy Australia Japan Austria Kingdom of the Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Brazil Mexico Canada New Zealand China Norway Denmark Portugal Argentina Italy Australia Japan Austria Kingdom of the Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Brazil Mexico Canada New Zealand China Norway Denmark Portugal European Commission Republic of Korea Finland Russian Federation France Singapore Germany South Africa Greece Spain Gulf Co-operation Council Sweden Hong Kong, China Switzerland Iceland Turkey India United Kingdom Ireland United States.

FATE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS are Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Eurasian Group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG) Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering in South America (GAFISUD) Inter Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)


-  Member jurisdictions commit to:

a) Endorse and implement the FATF Recommendations for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation, using where appropriate guidance and other policy endorsed by the FATF; and

b) Undergo and actively participate in systematic 'peer reviews' (mutual evaluations') and follow-up processes using the agreed assessment methodology and procedures; evaluations will be published by the FATF. 

-  Member organisations commit to:

a) Endorse and promote the effective implementation of the FATF Recommendations among their member jurisdictions; and

b) Support systematic 'peer reviews' ('mutual evaluations') and follow-up processes using the agreed assessment methodology and procedures.


Within and in furtherance of their respective mandates to promote financial and economic stability and development, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank play a special role in the development, promotion and dissemination of measures for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and other related threats. In particular, the IMF and the World Bank:

a) Contribute to the development of the FATF standards, guidance and other policy for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system;

b) Help to promote the effective implementation of the FATF Recommendations through country assessments conducted in the context of the Financial Sector Assessment Program using the agreed assessment methodology and promoting publication of detailed assessment reports; and;

c) Provide technical assistance and capacity building on combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats.


- The FATF works closely with other international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, who participate as observers in the work of the FATF. Other bodies are eligible to participate in the work of the FATF as observers.

- The decision as to whether a body may participate as an observer to the FATF is taken by the Plenary. The eligibility of observers is reviewed periodically by the Plenary in light of FATF objectives. The current list of Observers is contained in Annex C.

- Observers have a stated role related to combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation and commit to:

a) Endorse the FATF Recommendations, guidance and other policy for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation; and

b) Contribute to the work of the FATF in accordance with their respective legal frameworks and policies.


African Development Bank

Asian Development Bank

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)

Commonwealth Secretariat

Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

European Central Bank (ECB)

Eurojust Europol Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors (GIFCS) (formerly the Offshore Group of Banking Supervisors - OGBS]

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Interpol Organization of American States / Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (OAS/CICTE)

Organization of American States / Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS/CICAD)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Task Force on Money Laundering in Central Africa (GABAC)

United Nations - . Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

                           . Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate                     

                           -  The Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee (1267/1989 Committee)

The World Bank

World Customs Organization (WCO).

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