Cabinet

  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms before...
  • India to free up extra 10 million tonne wheat in open market 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India will free up another 10 million tonnes of wheat in the open market, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday after a Cabinet meeting, as part of efforts to keep a lid on food prices. The government buys rice and wheat from local farmers to build reserves...
  • Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved raising of FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent,"...
  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • Union Cabinet defers decision on gas pricing by three months June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a hike in gas and kerosene prices, the Union Cabinet met on Wednesday and decided to defer the decision on gas pricing by three months. "Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has deferred the decision on gas pricing by three months," said Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at...
  • 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...
  • Cabinet approves Modi's decision to scrap GoMs and EGoMs June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap 30 GoMs and EGoMs set up by the previous UPA government on Wednesday received the formal nod of the Union Cabinet. Dismantling the legacy of UPA rule, Modi had on May 31 abolished all the 30 Empowered Group of...
  • Akhilesh Yadav reshuffles portfolios of 11 ministers, sacks junior minister June 18, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday sacked a junior minister and changed the portfolios of 11 ministers including 9 of cabinet rank in a major reshuffle of his council of ministers. Yadav removed Minister of State for Entertainment Tax Taj Narain Pandey, an official statement said. Portfolios of nine cabinet...
  • 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 Secy holds talks with government secretaries to curb inflation June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth met top government secretaries on Saturday. This was the third such meeting after the NDA assumed office on May 27. Sources told CNN-IBN that the discussion took place on ways to control inflation. Sources added that Seth also discussed the prospects of poor monsoon adding...
  • Four ministries to work together for cleaning up the Ganges June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to clean up the Ganges, four ministries would work hand in hand to cleanse the polluted holy river and make it a hub of spiritual tourism. Announcing this at a press conference on Friday after a meeting of the ministries, Minister...
  • Another JD(U) spokesperson quits after cabinet expansion June 4, 2014

    Crisis in Bihar's ruling JD(U) on Wednesday deepened with Sanjay Singh, another legislator unhappy over his ouster from the council of ministers, resigning from the post of party spokesperson. He is the second person after legislator Neeraj Kumar quit as party spokesperson two days ago. Both are considered close to former...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Narayan Rane upset with CM Chavan, say sources June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to expand the Cabinet by inducting Congress leaders Amit Deshmukh and Abdul Sattar has reportedly not gone down well with state Minister Narayan Rane. Rane, the Industries Minister in Maharashtra Cabinet is upset with Chavan, say sources. He has also conveyed his unhappiness over...
  • Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao's cabinet meets informally June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad : The council of ministers of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held an "informal" meeting on Monday after he assumed charge, sources said. Rao took charge at about 1300 hours in his office in the Secretariat building here after priests performed a puja and blessed him. The Telangana Legislative Assembly...
  • PM Modi meets Council of Ministers two days ahead of commencement of 16th Lok Sabha June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Just two days ahead of the first Parliament session of the 16th Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting with his Council of Ministers on Monday. The meeting comes in the backdrop of Modi asking his ministers to draft a 100-day action plan for their respective...
  • SIT on black money holds its first meeting June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team formed by the Centre to probe black money held its first high-level meeting in the national capital on Monday. The meeting was chaired by retired Supreme Court judge Justice M B Shah. SIT Vice-Chairman retired Justice Arijit Pasayat and top officials of 11 high-profile...
  • Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth gets six-month extension June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, who was due for retirement this month, was on Monday given an extension of six months. The extension of 62-year-old Seth, a 1974 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, was cleared by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government...
  • Amit Deshmukh, Abdul Sattar sworn in as ministers in Maharashtra Cabinet June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet was expanded on Monday as late Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Amit and Abdul Sattar of the Congress sworn-in as ministers in the Prithviraj Chavan government. This is the second expansion of the Chavan cabinet in recent days. Earlier, the NCP's Jitendra Awhad was inducted as well. The state...
  • Maharashtra ministry likely to be expanded today June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Expansion of the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan-led Congress-NCP ministry is scheduled to take place on Moday, sources said. Two ministers are set to be inducted at 9:30 AM at Raj Bhavan, they said. Chavan, who returned from Delhi in the evening after meeting the Congress top leadership, met Maharashtra Governor...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi to induct 10 to 12 ministers in Cabinet today June 2, 2014

    Bihar's new Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is likely to induct at least 10 to 12 ministers in the state Cabinet, JD(U) sources said. Five defectors from other parties hold bright chances to be part of Manjhi's Cabinet, they said ruling out induction of any member of the Congress or the...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha June 1, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Smriti Irani's educational row, and much more. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to 'former Pakistani minister' over Modi-Sharif meet in New Delhi. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Modi's decision to have an age limit for ministers June 1, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed leaders only under the age of 75 years in his Cabinet. The move has led to several senior BJP leaders without a berth in the Cabinet. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitin Gadkari's portfolios June 1, 2014

    Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. ...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion put on hold June 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has deffered its decision to expand the state Cabinet. The Cabinet expansion to include three Congress leaders was scheduled to take place this evening. With Assembly elections slated for later this year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had decided to expand his ministry after the Congress faced a...
  • PM Modi to meet his ministers to decide agenda for Parliament session June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Cabinet ministers on Monday ahead of Parliament session. He will hold consultations with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. The meeting is likely decide the government's agenda for Parliament session, which is likely from June...
  • Modi unveils 10-point agenda for governance June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a new 10-point agenda for his ministers. Among other things, Modi wants his colleagues to raise the confidence level of bureaucrats so that they come with more innovative ideas. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100-day action plan. The focus would...
  • FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities? May 29, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. However, new HRD Minister requested the people to judge her for her work. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi's 10 commandments and 100 days action plan: Will 'Achche Din' truly return? June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got his ministers working and has issued them guidelines and priorities. Modi, who addressed his second Cabinet meet in the past 48 hours, has listed down a 10-point priority list for his government. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100-day action plan....