The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a subsidy of Rs 60,939.23 crore for phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilisers, including DAP, for the first six months of this fiscal, as part of its efforts to provide soil nutrients to farmers at an affordable price.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) project for upgrading 2G mobile services to 4G at security sites in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) areas.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the equity infusion of Rs 1,500 crore in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA).
Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the payment of ex-gratia amount of Rs 973.74 crore to the SBI as reimbursement related to loan moratorium.
Ahead of the Assembly elections in five states, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the extension of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) term for three years which was set to expire on March 31, 2022.
It noted that India and Nepal have been working together on different regional forums such as SAARC and BIMSTEC as well as the global fora.
The scheme is expected to usher in a new era in electronics manufacturing by providing a globally competitive incentive package to companies in semiconductors and display manufacturing as well as design. It will strengthen India's technological prowess in these areas of strategic importance and economic self-reliance.
The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per Member of Parliament is Rs 5 crore, released in two instalments of Rs.2.5 crore each, subject to the fulfillment of conditions as per the MPLADS guidelines.
The implementation of the Mission components will be done in a structured and time-bound manner, with thorough gap analysis of required infrastructure, detailed 5-year action plans, and annual action plans with timelines.
The government has been in talks with several stakeholders, including banks, for a package for the sector as Vodafone Idea is in a beleaguered state with heavy losses and high debt and concerns have been raised over a possible duopoly in India telecom sector if it shuts. Further, it is also the most impacted telco due to the AGR claims of the government.
Union Minister of State, Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs, Bishweswar Tudu on Monday lashed out at Odisha government for failing to utilize the central funds in a proper manner for the welfare of people in Odisha. Tudu also alleged that the State government is however busy in rebranding the central schemes as its own.
The meeting is expected to witness many notable issues and discussion related to key ministries like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, now being handled by Mansukh Mandaviya, and education being taken care of by Dharmendra Pradhan.
The total strength of the Council of Ministers now stands at 78, including the Prime Minister. The prime minister can have up to 81 members in his Union Council(15 per cent of the Lok Sabha strength).
Hardeep Singh Puri has got Ministries of Petroleum along with his existing portfolio of Urban Affairs while Jyotiraditya Scindia is the new Minister for Civil Aviation.
As many as 15 Cabinet ministers, including some new faces, were sworn-in at the swearing in ceremony held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. While 13 members took oath in Hindi, two took in English.
Some ministers of state, including G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala and Anurag Thakur, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, RK Singh and Kiran Rijiju were also there, and they may be elevated, sources said.
The PMGKAY was reintroduced for two months till June this year in order to minimise the economic hardships being faced by the poor PDS (public distribution system) beneficiaries during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi: For faster processing and implementation of projects for modernisation of armed forces to meet the security challenges, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved enhanced delegation of financial powers under capital procurement to deputy chiefs and command chiefs of the armed forces. The Cabinet approved enhanced delegation of financial powers under capital procurement to […]
Paradip: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the project for deepening and optimisation of inner harbour facilities including development of Western Dock at Paradip Port to handle cape size vessels. The Western Dock will be developed on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) […]
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition as well as BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it an “anti-farmer” move and some staging a walkout, and widespread protests by farmers in various states over the issue. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, of the Akali Dal, resigned from […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the scheme for distribution of free food grains to the country’s poorest until the end of November to help them cope with the economic pain of the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Briefing reporters about the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Information […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the modification to the existing partial credit guarantee scheme for NBFCs. Post the modification, the scheme will be extended to bonds or commercial papers (CPs) issued by NBFCs, housing finance companies, and microfinance companies, whereby the government would provide the sovereign portfolio guarantee of up to 20 […]
New Delhi: To ensure sufficient supply during the Covid-19 lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries. A decision in this regard was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved several schemes to boost domestic manufacturing of electronic components, semiconductors, and mobile segments. The major decisions have been taken to enhance manufacturing in the domestic ecosystem. In its meeting on Friday, the Cabinet approved a ‘production-linked incentive scheme (PLI)’ scheme for promoting the manufacturing of electronic components and […]
New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday decided to make the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) voluntary for farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. Addressing an event here, Tomar said that the decision was taken in Wednesday’s cabinet meeting following some complaints regarding the scheme launched in April 2016. PMFBY is compulsory for […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) till 2024-25 to focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus), which includes ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM). The programme will also work towards ensuring that no one is left behind and everyone uses a toilet, […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the ‘Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020’, intended to protect women’s reproductive rights. Calling it “historic Bill”, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said that the Bill aimed for the welfare of women in the country as it proposes law to establish a national registry. “A […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. It also gave ex-post facto approval for creation of 21 posts of Directors and Registrars, one each in 20 IIITs (PPP) and one in IIITDM Kurnool (IIIT-CFTI). Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the upper limit for permitting abortions from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks. The Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. The Bill will be introduced in the ensuing session of Parliament. While […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for designation of Daman as headquarters of Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, making it the capital of the two merged UTs. The Parliament on December 3 passed Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an extension of six months in the tenure of a commission set up to examine the issue of sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Central List. Now the term of the panel will be till July 31 2020. This is the 8th extension given to […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post-facto approval to the memorandum of cooperation (MoC) between the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in the field of health. The MoC was signed last November during the visit of Bill Gates, the co-chair and trustee […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for the National Population Register (NPR) with no requirement by the people to submit any document to prove their identity. Announcing the decision taken in the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said no proof will be sought […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Chief of Defence Staff’s (CDS) post and its charter and duties. The CDS will be a 4-star general who will head the new Department of Military Affairs. “He will be drawing a salary equivalent to service chiefs, and will head the Department of Military Affairs to […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-anticipated Personal Data Protection Bill and the government will now introduce the bill in Parliament in the ongoing winter session. Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, however, did not give any details of the bills to the media, saying details will be discussed first […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday recommended President’s rule in Maharashtra where no political party has been able to form a government after the assembly polls last month. Sources said the Union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met here this afternoon to discuss the political impasse in Maharashtra and decided to recommend […]
New Delhi: The government on Wednesday approved setting up of a Rs 25,000 crore bailout fund to finance 1,600 stalled housing projects as it looks to boost the economy by kickstarting incomplete projects. The decision was approved by the Union Cabinet at a meeting held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet here on Wednesday gave ex-post facto (with retrospective effect) approval for the memorandum of understandings (MoUs) signed between Indian and foreign broadcasters in radio and television. The MoUs will help the public broadcaster explore new visions and strategies to address the demands of new technologies and competition, media liberalisation and […]
New Delhi: The Cabinet has approved a new process of strategic disinvestment with a view to expediting privatisation of select PSUs, officials said on Friday. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at its meeting on Thursday evening approved the new policy under which the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) […]
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with an aim to increase ease of doing business and strengthening corporate governance. The Bill, when passed as an Act, would replace the Companies (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019 with certain modifications. “The proposed amendments will lead to further promotion of ease of […]