Cabinet Committee

  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs clears rail lines in Jharkhand, Rajasthan 13-02-2014 12:09 AM

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the construction of two broad guage line between Pirpainti-Jasidih in Jharkhand and Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur via Tonk in Rajasthan. The line between Pirpainti-Jasidih situated in Mohanpur in Jharkhand will be constructed at a cost of Rs 915.96 crore. While...
  • Panel on coal linkages to meet on February 19 02-02-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial panel will meet on February 19 to review the status of existing coal supply arrangements to the power and other sectors. "The meeting of the Standing Linkage Committee (Long-Term) for power/sponge/cement to review the status of existing coal linkages/letters of assurance and other related matters will...
  • Cabinet meets to decide on de-allocation of coal blocks 13-01-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) met on Monday to discuss the criteria for de-allocation of coal block licences in the coalgate scam. The meeting comes in wake of the Central Bureau of Investigation producing a fresh status report in the coal scam before Supreme Court on...
  • Government okays CCTV, panic buttons in public vehicles 02-01-2014 11:09 PM

    The government on Thursday approved the first project under the Nirbhaya fund, approving the installation of panic buttons, CCTV cameras and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in public transport vehicles in 32 cities in India. The approval was given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at its meeting...
  • Govt clears Rs 1,912 crore of road projects in Bihar, Gujarat 26-12-2013 11:45 PM

    The government on Thursday approved the widening of highways in Bihar and Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1,912 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared projects that include the four-laning of a highway stretch in the Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar for Rs 1,408.85 crore and...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard Indo-Myanmar border 19-11-2013 09:03 PM

    In a major decision, government has decided to replace the Assam Rifles (AR) with BSF for guarding the porous Indo-Myanmar border notorious for movement of insurgents and smuggling of arms and narcotics. The decision in this regard was recently taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a Cabinet note...
  • Cabinet nods to Jet-Etihad stake sale deal 03-10-2013 09:33 PM

    Paving the way for the biggest ever foreign investment in India's aviation sector, the Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared Jet Airways' proposed sale of 24 per cent equity to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, days after the Rs 2,058 crore deal got regulatory clearances. "Yes, it has been cleared," said Civil Aviation...
  • ONGC to start drilling for shale gas in Gujarat next month 25-09-2013 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: A day after government allowed state-owned firms to extract shale oil and gas, Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) Wednesday said it plans to start drilling for the unconventional hydrocarbon resource in Gujarat next month. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday allowed ONGC and Oil...
  • Cabinet nod for shale gas exploration on nomination basis 24-09-2013 09:09 PM

    New Delhi:The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday approved exploration and exploitation of shale gas and oil by national oil companies (NOCs) on acreages given on a nomination basis. "This policy will allow NOCs to carry out exploration and exploitation of unconventional hydro-carbon resources particularly shale gas and oil...
  • Parliament's monsoon session extended till September 6 26-08-2013 05:43 PM

    To make up for time lost due to disruptions, government on Monday decided to extend the monsoon session of Parliament till September 6 and hopes to pass key Bills relating to food security, economic reforms and land acquisiton. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs took the decision to extend the...
  • Cabinet Committee approves 20 lakh tonnes of wheat exports 09-08-2013 05:24 AM

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved export of 20 lakh tonnes of wheat at $300 per tonne, a statement said. According to the statement, a similar procedure will be followed for this export as was done earlier for export of 45 lakh tonne of wheat. The export...
  • Cabinet approves 10 pc stake sale in Indian Oil; to fetch Rs 3,750 crore 01-08-2013 09:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal for sale of 10 per cent government stake in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which may fetch around Rs 3,750 crore to the exchequer at the current market price. "IOC disinvestment proposal has been cleared by the CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic...
  • PM to chair first meeting of Cabinet committee on Uttarakhand floods 31-07-2013 10:10 AM

    New Delhi:: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday will chair the first meeting of a Cabinet committee set up to oversee reconstruction and rehabilitation in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. The committee has been tasked with providing broad guidance to reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in Uttarakhand, and take such decisions, as may be...
  • Moily says no rethink on gas price hike decision 11-07-2013 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst Finance Ministry raising prospects of forcing Reliance Industries to sell gas at old price of $4.2, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday said there was no rethinking in the government on the decision to double gas rates from April 1, 2014. "There is no thinking on...
  • FM for reviving animal spirits, starting stalled projects 06-06-2013 11:16 PM

    Mumbai: Asking India Inc to revive its "animal spirits", Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday announced setting up of a committee headed by Anil Swarup to re-start 215 large projects worth over Rs 7 lakh crore that have been stalled for various reasons. "After extensive discussions today, the Prime Minister...
  • PM-headed panel on investment to drive growth 14-12-2012 08:49 AM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday set up a Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) to accord approval to mega projects worth over Rs 1,000 crore, remove investment bottlenecks and drive growth. The panel will be headed by the Prime Minister and seek to "fast-track mega projects of over Rs 1,000...
  • Govt clears panel to clear mega projects, calls it CCI 13-12-2012 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking to remove investment bottlenecks and promote growth, the government on Thursday decided to set up a Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) to accord single-window approval to mega projects of over Rs 1,000 crore. "The proposal to set up Cabinet Committee on Investment, headed by Prime Minister, to...
  • India seeks IAEA help for safety of N-plants 03-12-2011 12:51 AM

    New Delhi: The government has sought assistance from the Operational Safety Review Team of the International Atomic Energy Agency for the safety reviews and audit of its nuclear power plants, said an official release on Friday. According top priority to the issue, the Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday reviewed...
  • Anna arrested: PM takes stock of situation 16-08-2011 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Amid showdown between Anna Hazare and the government on the Lokpal issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday took stock of the situation arising out of the detention of the activist. The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) met on Tuesday morning where officials briefed the meeting on...
  • Oil Ministry approves Cairn, Vedanta deal 26-07-2011 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: More than three weeks after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave conditional nod to the $ 9-billion Cairn-Vedanta deal, the Oil Ministry on Tuesday sent a formal letter to the companies informing of the decision. "The letter was collected by Cairn India representatives this afternoon," an oil...
  • Govt asks AI to make long-term plan for revamp 29-06-2011 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: Government is understood to have asked Air India to prepare a 8 to 10-year-plan of resource generation to revamp itself by implementing the turnaround and financial restructuring programme to the hilt. With a Group of Ministers (GoM) last week setting the ball rolling for effecting the turnaround, Air...
  • India tweaks navy's rules for combating pirates 11-03-2011 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: India, making all out efforts to seek the safe release of 53 sailors held by Somali pirates, on Friday also tweaked its navy's rules of engagement against pirates in the Indian Ocean, widening the scope of its offensive operations but within the framework of international laws of the...
  • Cabinet proposes new phone tapping norms 18-02-2011 01:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security proposed new norms on phone tapping which put the onus of monitoring conversations on the government instead of service providers. The Committee has proposed a centralised hub for phone taps. The move follows the publication of the telephone conversations of corporate lobbyist Nira...
  • Pay market rent for bunglows: Govt tells ex-MPs 13-11-2010 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: In a tough message to all former members of Parliament and bureaucrats, the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation has decided to ask non-government occupants of official bunglows to pay rentals for their houses as per the market rate. The red beacon light, hooter, security cordon and the official bungalow...
  • Govt to discuss Army's powers in J-K on Friday 08-09-2010 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security will meet in New Delhi on Friday to discuss the situation in Kashmir as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking amendments in the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or its partial withdrawal from the state. Omar, who...
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  • Govt okays rail freight corridors 22-02-2007 03:05 PM

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