Cabinet Committee

  • Govt to constitute 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development 1 week ago

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development in the state and to remove all difficulties faced in establishing industries in Lucknow. The Chief Minister will head the committee and Chief Secretary will be its secretary. The state industries department will be its nodal...
  • Government reconstitutes six key Cabinet Committees June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday reconstituted six key Cabinet Committees, four of which will be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The Committees reconstituted were on Security, Economic Affairs, Political Affairs, Parliament Affairs, Accommodation and Appointments. Modi will head the Cabinet Committees...
  • PM Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees including that on UIDAI Aadhaar June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Sending out yet another loud and clear signal of his intent for "more governance, less government", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday scrapped four Standing Committees of Cabinet. The Committees were on Management of Natural Calamities, Prices, World Trade Organisation Matters and UIDAI Aadhaar. Aadhaar was one of the...
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs clears rail lines in Jharkhand, Rajasthan February 13, 2014

    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 50 per...
  • Panel on coal linkages to meet on February 19 February 2, 2014

    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 January 13, 2014

    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 January 2, 2014

    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 held...
  • Govt clears Rs 1,912 crore of road projects in Bihar, Gujarat December 26, 2013

    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 the...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard Indo-Myanmar border November 19, 2013

    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 will...
  • Cabinet nods to Jet-Etihad stake sale deal October 3, 2013

    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 Minister...
  • ONGC to start drilling for shale gas in Gujarat next month September 25, 2013

    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 India...
  • Cabinet nod for shale gas exploration on nomination basis September 24, 2013

    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 in...
  • Parliament's monsoon session extended till September 6 August 26, 2013

    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 session...
  • Cabinet Committee approves 20 lakh tonnes of wheat exports August 9, 2013

    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 of 20...
  • Cabinet approves 10 pc stake sale in Indian Oil; to fetch Rs 3,750 crore August 1, 2013

    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 Affairs),"...
  • PM to chair first meeting of Cabinet committee on Uttarakhand floods July 31, 2013

    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 required. Singh...
  • Moily says no rethink on gas price hike decision July 11, 2013

    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 June 6, 2013

    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 has...
  • 'CCI may give nod to several projects in 3 weeks' March 30, 2013

    Chennai: The Cabinet Committee on Investments, which was set up in January for clearing major infrastructure projects, is expected to give its nod for a number of projects within the next three weeks, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said. "My hope is that the Cabinet Committee on...
  • PM-headed panel on investment to drive growth December 14, 2012

    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 December 13, 2012

    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...
  • Govt clears Rs 2 lakh cr bailout for power sector September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In a slew of decisions taken by the government to push reforms, the Cabinet on Monday cleared a Rs 2 lakh crore package for the financially bleeding state electricity boards, a bonanza of One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen and also hiked Dearness Allowance by 7 per cent...
  • Broadcast sector reform: FDI upto 74 pc to be allowed September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major decision to liberalise the broadcast sector, the government on Friday decided to raise FDI cap to 74 per cent in various services of the sector, except the TV news channels and FM radio where the cap of 26 per cent will apply. The decision of the...
  • Govt to push for aviation FDI, Mamata on board September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is getting ready to push for FDI in aviation with sources confirming that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has agreed to the proposal. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs is likely to discuss and clear FDI in aviation on Friday. The proposal will be sent to the Cabinet...
  • No fuel price hike for now, Cabinet meet deferred September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Political pressure from within the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) over fuel price hike forced the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs meeting, which was scheduled to be held later on Tuesday, to be postponed. While the Finance and Petroleum ministries want an immediate hike, pointing out that future economic reforms...
  • Fuel price hike not on CCPA agenda today: Reddy September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: An increase in diesel, cooking gas and kerosene price is "unavoidable", Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy said on Tuesday but indicated that the hike may not be decided by the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) at its meeting later in the evening. "There...
  • Steep hike in diesel, kerosene, LPG prices likely September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG are likely to be hiked, according to sources. Sources say diesel prices are likely to be hiked by Rs 4 to 5 per litre, while the price of LPG is expected to be hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder. Oil companies...
  • Cabinet committee to meet, may discuss fuel price September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs will meet on Tuesday at 5:45 pm and is likely to discuss the fuel price hike. The Cabinet was awaiting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's return from her foreign trip to take a decision of the fuel price hike. The Oil Ministry had circulated...
  • Cabinet clears IAF's trainer aircraft deal May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday cleared the Indian Air Force trainer jets deal, which has been a major IAF requirement. The government cleared the Rs 2900-crore worth deal to procure 75 Pilatus basic aircraft trainer for IAF. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The lack...
  • India seeks IAEA help for safety of N-plants December 3, 2011

    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 the...