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Tag: Cabinet

Students to get edu loan for higher studies @1% interest

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet today accorded in-principle approval to the implementation of Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana to provide education loan to aspiring students who want to pursue higher studies at a nominal 1 percent interest. Briefing newsmen after the meeting which was presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here, chief […]

Pulse prices set to come down from today

Bhubaneswar: After reduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) on pulses from 5% to 1%, the prices of pulses are likely to come down by Rs 4 or 5 per kg from Friday, the Federation of All Odisha Traders Association (FAOTA) informed media persons on Thursday. “Consumers will get pulses at Rs 4 to 5 less […]

Pulse prices to come down from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: After reduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) on pulses from 5% to 1%, the price of pulses is likely to come down by Rs 4 or 5 per kg from tomorrow, the Federation of All Odisha Traders Association (FAOTA) informed media persons here today.. “Consumers will get pulses at Rs 4 to 5 less […]

Decks cleared for over 500 new panchayats

A State Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday approved a proposal on amendment to the Gram Panchayat Act, thereby creating chances for creation of more than 500 panchayats in Odisha

Now, Odisha govt will grant liquor license

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Monday empowered the state government in matters of granting liquor license. The cabinet, which took the decision at a meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here, also cleared seven other proposals. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the […]

Food Commission likely to get cabinet nod today

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet in its meeting on Monday is likely to approve a proposal of the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare department on the constitution of Food Commission in the state, official sources said here on Sunday. The meeting, to be presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here, is […]

Process for identification of small investors to begin by Mar 15

Bhubaneswar: With the approval of the State Cabinet in the amendment of some provisions of the Odisha Protection of Interests of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Act, 2011, the Odisha government has decided to start the process of identifying the small investors, allegedly duped by different ponzi firms, in the next two weeks. Informing the media […]

OPECA welcomes amendment to BPUT Act

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Private Engineering College Association (OPECA) has welcomed the State Cabinet’s approval to a proposal to amend the Biju Patniak University of Technology (BPUT) Act, 2002. As per the amendment proposal, Minister for Skill Development and Technical Education will be the Pro-Chancellor of BPUT. Besides, the term of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) will also […]

rural jobs
Odisha expects to spend Rs 2,000 crore on rural jobs scheme

Odisha has surpassed several states in utilisation of fund under the rural job employment scheme and expects that the total utilisation may cross Rs.2,000 crore by end of this financial year, an official statement said on Friday

Cabinet nod for Odisha Law Commission

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Friday gave in-principle nod for the constitution of a Law Commission in the state. Addressing the media after the meeting, chief secretary AP Padhi said, “The aim of constituting the Law Commission is to aid and advise the government on legal reform and quality legislation relevant to present day society.” […]

Ensure proper implementation of commission: Opp tells govt

Ahead of Odisha Cabinet’s meeting tomorrow, which is likely to approve proposals on formation of the Food Commission and Law Commission, Opposition on Thursday raised doubts over the effectiveness of the two proposed bodies

Govt to take over 7 police high schools

Odisha government on Saturday decided to take over seven police high schools. A decision regarding this was taken at the State Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat here

Odisha approves new SEZ policy

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today approved a new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy which allowed developers to sub-let land to other industries. “Under the new SEZ policy, the developer can sublet leased land to other industries,” said Chief Secretary G C Pati after the state cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved […]

Cabinet approves amendments to child labour act

New Delhi: The government on today approved amendments to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill which prohibits employment of children under 14 years in all occupations. “However, the prohibition will not apply if a child is helping his family or family enterprise, which is other than any hazardous occupation or process, after his […]

Cabinet hikes sugar import tax to 40 percent

The Union cabinet today raised the tax on import of sugar to 40 percent from 25 percent to check falling prices of the commodity and to enable loss-making mills to clear cane payments arrears

coal scam
Coal India to sell up to 10 percent equity stake

The central government today said it would sell up to 10 percent equity stake in state-owned Coal India Ltd. (CIL) numbering a maximum of 631,636,440 shares through the offer for sale (OFS) route. The sale will begin on Jan 30

Cabinet approves Rs.3,705 crore per MHz reserve price for 3G

The Cabinet today approved a reserve price of Rs.3,705 crore per megahertz (MHz) for third generation (3G) spectrum auction due March 4 next, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said

Odisha Cabinet decides to auction all mines except collieries

The Cabinet today decided to auction all the mines in the State except that of coal. It also decided to auction captive and non-captive mines separately, chief secretary G.C. Pati told mediapersons after a meeting of the Cabinet in the Secretariat here

Odisha Cabinet meeting today

Odisha Cabinet is meeting today at State Secretariat here

Discretionary quota: All allotments cancelled, Vig to probe multiple mess

The Cabinet decided on Thursday to cancel allotment of the plot(s) or flat(s) which have been done over and above one allotment made under discretionary quota since January 1, 1995

GST Bill gets Cabinet nod; likely in Parliament this session

The Cabinet Wednesday approved the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST), clearing the way for its introduction in ongoing session of Parliament to bring about long-pending indirect tax reforms

'Prime Minister', his 'cabinet' looks after school in Odisha

As you enter Sevashram, a residential school for SC and ST students at Sipaiput in Odisha's Koraput district, you are welcomed by the "prime minister" of the school