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Union Home Secy Rajiv Gauba appointed Cabinet Secretary

The appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet. Gauba took charge as the home secretary on August 31, 2017.  Sixty-year-old Gauba had also served as secretary in the Union urban development ministry, additional secretary in the home ministry, looking after crucial left wing extremism division, among many other responsibilities.  Gauba has wide-ranging experience in senior positions ... Read More »

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa inducts 17 news minister in his Cabinet

Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new Ministers in a function held in  Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.  Prominent leaders including  Govind Karajol, C N Ashwath Narayan, Laxman Savadi, K S Eeshwarappa, R Ashok, Jagadish Shetter and B Sreeramulu are among those who sworn in today. The lone Independent MLA H Nagesh  has also  been ... Read More »

Cabinet approves ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow

Briefing reporters in New Delhi after the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the unit will collaborate with Space agencies and industries in Russia and neighbouring countries for mutually synergetic outcomes.  He said, ITLU will also support the ongoing bilateral programmes of cooperation in space technology and act on behalf of ISRO. The Cabinet has ... Read More »

Cabinet approves J&K Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill

Briefing media persons in New Delhi on Wednesday after the cabinetmeeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the bill will pave the way of extending the benefit of reservation of up to 10 per centfor Economically Weaker Sections in educational institutions and publicemployment alongside existing reservations. The cabinet also accorded approval to the introduction of Chit Funds(Amendment) Bill, 2019 ... Read More »

Cabinet takes major decision benefiting sugarcane farmers

Providing huge relief to sugarcane farmers the government has announced an increase in the sugar buffer stock to 40 lakh metric tonnes. Many a times there is a surplus of stock of sugar which goes to waste, and second the lack fair price renumeration due to the low prices of sugar. Keeping this mind, the government approved creation of sugar ... Read More »

Four new ministers take oath in Goa Cabinet Reshuffle

BJP leader Michael Lobo, who had resigned as Deputy Speaker earlier, is the only BJP MLA who was sworn-in as minister. Earlier in the day, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant dropped four alliance Ministers from his cabinet, hours before the swearing-in of four new Ministers at the Raj Bhavan. State Secretariat said that the four Ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister ... Read More »

Cabinet resignation : Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo, resigns from post

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo submitted his resignation to Speaker Rajesh Patnekar at noon. “I resigned from the post as I will be inducted into the cabinet later in the day,” Deputy Speaker said. Apart from Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo, Chandrakant Kavlekar, Philip Nery Rodrigues, Atanasio Monserratte, who had quit the Congress and joined the BJP Wednesday, would be sworn in ... Read More »

Goa CM: New cabinet ministers to be sworn in on 3 PM Saturday

Ten Congress MLAs had on Wednesday joined the BJP increasing the strength of the party to 27 on the floor of the House. The chief minister said the three members from coalition partner Goa Forward Party and an Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte would be dropped from the cabinet. Goa CM refused to name the MLAs who would be inducted but ... Read More »

Karnataka cabinet meeting to take a call on present political crisis

Bengaluru,11 July(Udaipur Kiran): The HD Kumaraswamy led cabinet of Janata Dal-Secular and Indian National Congress(INC) coalition government is scheduled to meet in a short while from now and is expected to take a call on the present political crisis in which the alliance partners have been embroiled into, thanks to multiple resignations of their respective parties. The trouble to the JDS-INC ... Read More »

Cabinet approves bill to merge 13 central labour laws into single code

This consolidation can potentially benefit large sections of the 40-crore workforce. The proposed Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, will enhance coverage of workers manifold.  Labour minister Santosh Gangwar said the code will be applicable to all business entities dealing in the port and mining sector even if they have only one employee.  The proposed changes are ... Read More »

Union Cabinet takes big ticket Cabinet decisions

The Union cabinet met on Wednesday in Parliament under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and took key decisions related to cracking down on offences against children, streamlinging labour laws and promoting workers’ interest, boosting rural connectivity, banning chit funds among others. BOOST FOR RURAL ROAD CONNECTIVITY — The cabinet committee on economic affairs took the decision to launch ... Read More »

Cabinet Decisions: Major boost to Farmers’ income

Giving a major boost to the farmers’ income, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices for all kharif crops for 2019-20 Season. The move will lead to increased investment and production through assured remunerative prices to the farmers. For the kharif crops of 2019-20, Government has increased the MSPs of soyabean by ... Read More »

Govt reconstitutes eight Cabinet Committees

Cabinet Secretariat said in a press release that the Cabinet Committee on Security will have Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah. While Cabinet Committee on Investment and ... Read More »

PM Modi forms 2 cabinet panels for growth & jobs

Government sources said both the panels, respectively on Investment and Growth and on Employment and Skill Development, will be headed by the prime minister. The Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth will have Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sithataman, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal as its members. The ... Read More »

Bihar cabinet expansion: Eight JDU leaders take oath

Bihar governor Lalji Tandon administered the oath of office and secrecy. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said only agreed alliance vacancies  have been  filled from JDU quota . Ashok Choudhary, Shyam Rajak, L Prasad, Beema Bharti, Ram Sevak Singh, Sanjay Jha, Neeraj Kumar and Narendra Narayan Yadav took oath as ministers.   WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App to read ... Read More »

Team Modi 2.0 fulfils major electoral promises in its first cabinet meeting

A day after taking oath, Prime Minister Narednra Modi assumed office on Friday. He set out to accomplish the task of serving the nation right from the word go.   In line with his vision for India’s safety, security and the well-being of those who protect the nation, the very first decision on assuming office was approval to a major change ... Read More »

FM Arun Jaitley opts out of Cabinet citing health problems

Just a day before the swearing-in ceremony of the new government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he does not want to be a minister in his new government citing health problem. He  posted on Twitter the letter he wrote to Modi requesting recusal from being a part of the new government on health ... Read More »

Pulwama terror attack: Cabinet Committee on Security meeting ends

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, EAM Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh are in the meeting. Cabinet Secretary, Defence Secretary and CRPF DG also attended the meeting. A team of National Investigation Agency and National Security Guards has left for Kashmir to assist in the investigation. DG, CRPF RR Bhatnagar will also go to Srinagar  to take stock of the situation. Read More »

Cabinet decisions: Key changes to deter Ponzi Scheme promotions; Punishment for Film Piracy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave approval to the Proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting regarding Prasar Bharati’s “Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development” scheme at a cost of Rs.1054.52 crore for 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20. CABINET APPROVES AMENDMENT TO THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to tackle the menace ... Read More »

Cabinet okays amendment in ‘Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018’

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave approval to the Proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting regarding Prasar Bharati’s “Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development” scheme at a cost of Rs.1054.52 crore for 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.  CABINET APPROVES AMENDMENT TO THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 The Cabinet also approved amendment to the Cinematograph Act, 1952 to tackle ... Read More »

Cabinet approves creation of National Bench of GST Appellate Tribunal

Extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh also got cabinet approval. The total distance of the extended line will be 9.41 kilometres. Union Cabinet also approved landmark amendment to Article 280 and sixth Schedule of the Constitution, empowering autonomous districts councils in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. HIGHLIGHTS –Dilshad Garden-Ghaziabad Metro ... Read More »

Cabinet approves capital infusion of 6,000 crore rupees in EXIM bank

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the trebling of the capacity of the Numligarh Oil Refinery in Assam. The refinery’s capacity will be hiked from 3 million metric tonnes per year to 9 with a cost of 22,594 crore rupees. The capacity expansion will generate jobs apart from bridging petroleum products deficit in ... Read More »

Cabinet approves setting up of three new AIIMS

The Cabinet approved the creation of the post of Vice Chancellor for National Rail & Transport Institute (Deemed to be University) set up in Vadodara, Gujarat. The Cabinet also approved a proposal for a 75-billion US dollar bilateral swap arrangement between India and Japan, a move aimed at enhancing the RBI’s ability to manage exchange rate volatility. The Cabinet approved ... Read More »

Cabinet approves setting up HLC for implementation of Assam Accord

Union Cabinet has approved the setting up a high level  committee for implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord and measures envisaged in the Memorandum of Settlement, 2003 and other issues related to Bodo community. While addressing media, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, the committee is expected to be set up in next three days. It will hold discussions ... Read More »