Group Of Ministers

  • GoM recommends creation of Telangana, Cabinet to discuss report tmmorrow 04-12-2013 10:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will on Thursday discuss the report on Telangana and the draft bill to create the new state as the GoM completed its work tonight and is believed to have recommended merger of two districts of Rayalseema with the proposed state. Emerging from an hour-long meeting,...
  • GoM on Telangana likely to meet on Wednesday again: Sources 03-12-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: The group of ministers meeting to clear the draft bill on Telangana has ended on Tuesday. Sources said GoM on Telanagana is likely to meet on Wednesday again. Meanwhile, Andhra Ministers Pallam Raju J Seelam and KS Rao are meeting Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Union Minister...
  • Telangana draft to be taken up by GoM today 03-12-2013 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: The countdown has begun for the creation of the Telangana state. The Group of Ministers formed by the Centre to prepare the Telangana draft will meet to give the final touch-up to the draft on Tuesday evening in New Delhi. Some leaders are favouring a Rayala-Telangana by including...
  • GoM finding ways not to hurt anyone: Shinde on Telangana 26-11-2013 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, is trying to find ways to not to hurt any region of the state while creating Telangana, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said on Tuesday. "We are trying to find out a solution which...
  • Telangana: GoM meet today, sources say bifurcation may be slowed down 11-10-2013 09:03 AM

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers on Telangana will meet at Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's residence on Friday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that while there will be no rethink, the bifurcation process might be slowed down. The political stand off over the issue continues with Union HRD Minister Pallam...
  • Shinde to chair GoM meet on Telangana statehood on Friday 09-10-2013 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: As the government remains committed to the Telangana statehood, the Group of Ministers on Telangana will meet on Friday. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will chair the meeting. The government had on Tuesday reorganised the high-powered ministerial panel by dropping HRD Minister M Pallam Raju and bringing Defence...
  • Cabinet resolution on Telangana within 20 days, says Sushil kumar Shinde 02-09-2013 03:59 PM

    Taking forward the decision on creation of Telangana, the Home Ministry hopes to present in the next 20 days a cabinet note for initiating the process of carving out a new state. "We are preparing a note to pass a resolution in the Cabinet.After we finalise the note, it will...
  • Airport Metro link: CAG says DMRC gave undue advantage to DIAL 09-08-2013 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: The CAG has pulled up Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for relaxing payment conditions for Rs 448 crore owed by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in lieu of construction work carried out on Airport Metro Line. In its report, the auditor said that when the Airport Metro link was...
  • Government submits affidavit on CBI autonomy in Supreme Court 03-07-2013 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: The government has filed its 41-page affidavit on the autonomy of the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Supreme Court. The affidavit says that a collegium headed by the Prime Minister and also consisting the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok...
  • GoM meet on BSNL, MTNL revival deferred by a day 10-06-2013 08:45 PM

    New Delhi: The meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into the revival strategy for state- owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL has been deferred by a day to June 12. "It has been deferred to June 12," an official source told reporters. The GoM, headed by Finance Minister...
  • DoPT opposes autonomy of CBI at GoM meet 23-05-2013 10:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Thursday opposed scrapping of the provision which requires the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to seek government's permission for probing bureaucrats in corruption cases. The DoPT raised the issue during a power-point presentation at the maiden meeting of the Group...
  • Autonomy debate: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha skips first GoM meet 23-05-2013 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers formed by the PM to review the SC observations on the CBI met for the first time on Thursday in New Delhi. Union Ministers P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid and MoS PMO V Narayanasamy were in attendance. However, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, who...
  • First meeting of GoM on CBI autonomy today 23-05-2013 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The first meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to ensure greater independence for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will take place on Thursday in the Finance Minister's office. The government had set up the GoM after the Supreme Court had pulled it over the lack of...
  • The Last Word: Can the GoM convert the CBI into a free bird? 15-05-2013 09:55 PM

    Karan Thapar discusses the future of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), called a caged parrot by the Supreme Court of India, with a panel of experts. ...
  • CBI autonomy: Govt forms GoM to deal with issues raised by SC 10-05-2013 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Friday formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) to deal with the issues raised by the Supreme Court on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its recent hearing on the agency's affidavit on the coal scam probe. The SC had indicted the government for its...
  • FTN: Is it right to lower the age of sexual consent from 18 to 16? 13-03-2013 11:59 PM

    Sources said that in the final draft, the word 'sexual assault' has been replaced by 'rape', thus making the anti-rape bill women-centric. The age of consent for sex has been reduced from 18 to 16. ...
  • Cabinet fails to approve anti-rape Bill as differences remain 12-03-2013 08:30 PM

    There are differences in the Cabinet over provisions like reducing the age of consent from 18 to 16 years. ...
  • Land Acquisition Bill cleared by Group of Ministers 16-10-2012 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Controversial Land Acquisition Bill has been cleared by the Group of Ministers on Tuesday. The Land Bill is likely to be moved in the Winter Session of Parliament, the report said. "We succeeded in bringing some understanding on issues on which there were different views," said GoM chairman...
  • Govt to refund telecom cos whose licences were cancelled 09-10-2012 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Monday decided to refund licence fee of companies whose telecom licences were cancelled earlier this year but had no criminal charge against them. The EGoM, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, also decided to recommend to the Cabinet a one-time fee...
  • GoM meet on Land Acquisition Bill inconclusive 08-10-2012 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Land Acquisition Bill on Monday remained divided over the issue of retrospective acquisitions and the consent required from land owners with Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar saying two-three meetings are required to finalise the bill. During the last meeting too, the same issues...
  • GoM submits pharma pricing proposal to Cabinet 28-09-2012 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: A ministers panel, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Thursday finalised the pharma pricing policy under which 348 essential drugs will come under price control of the government. The Group of Ministers (GoM) will be sending their recommendations to the Cabinet within a week for approval to...
  • GoM to take up Boeing compensation issue tomorrow 24-07-2012 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers, headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram, would take up on Wednesday the issue of compensation to be paid by US aircraft maker Boeing to Air India for a four-year delay in the delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, official sources said on Tuesday. According...
  • Decision on spectrum pricing unlikely today 20-07-2012 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the scheduled meeting of EGoM on telecom on Friday, GSM industry body COAI wrote to the panel's head, Home Minister P Chidambaram, that the new model being considered to fix spectrum base price will lead to hike in tariffs. "By changing the payment model to lower...
  • EGoM discusses modalities of spectrum auction 12-07-2012 09:03 PM

    New Delhi: A high powered ministerial panel on Thursday discussed modalities of auction of telecom spectrum but some issues, including the price for sale of airwaves, could not be finalised. The reconstituted Empowered Group of Ministers under Home Minister P Chidambaram deliberated on auction of spectrum for nearly three hours...
  • EGoM sets the ball rolling for spectrum sale 01-05-2012 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: A ministerial panel headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday approved starting the process to auction spectrum which would be freed in the wake of Supreme Court cancelling 122 licenses. The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) gave the approval to the process for selecting an auctioneer who...