Cabinet

  • Cabinet sends poll dates to President for notifications 10-03-2014 03:10 PM

    Government on Monday initiated the process of notifying the dates of the nine-phase Lok Sabha polls by sending to the President the Election Commission's recommendation. The first notification will be issued on March 13 for the polls beginning April 7. The Cabinet meeting held on Monday recommended to the President...
  • Harish Rawat allocates portfolios to Cabinet colleagues, no major changes made 05-03-2014 05:06 PM

    Over a month after taking over as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat has finally allocated portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues without making any major changes in their departments. A notification allocating portfolios to the 12-member Cabinet headed by Mr. Rawat was issued late on Tuesday night which stated...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs 03-03-2014 01:16 PM

    Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs. Ghatwala khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik and Balyan khap council head Naresh Tikait...
  • UPA's effort to push Rahul's anti-graft ordinances meets dead end 02-03-2014 09:29 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's effort to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route met a dead end. The Union Cabinet did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reluctance to sign all the anti-graft ordiances. The Cabinet has cleared...
  • Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota 02-03-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared reservation for the Jat community under the other backward castes quota. According to sources Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh was keen to clear reservation for Jats. The Congress had, however, dismissed reports that the Centre was trying to woo Jats...
  • Cabinet to discuss anti-graft Bills despite President's reservations 02-03-2014 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is set to meet on Sunday to take a decision on whether to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-graft Bills via ordinances. This meet comes even as President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly expressed reservations over the Bills via ordinance route after a...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President 02-03-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • Eyeing Lok Sabha polls, Cabinet hikes DA of 50 lakh Central employees 28-02-2014 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: With an eye on Lok Sabha elections, the Union Cabinet approved a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 100 per cent from existing 90 per cent benefiting 50 lakh Central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners. The DA hike though, will not be merged with the basic pay....
  • Manmohan Cabinet to meet today, likely to clear key poll sops 28-02-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: In what could be Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh's last Cabinet meet, the UPA government is all set to clear some vital proposals on Friday before model code kicks in ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Sources say the Cabinet could approve the merger of the Dearness Allowance...
  • Union Cabinet likely to approve 10 per cent DA hike on Friday 25-02-2014 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve hiking dearness allowance to 100 per cent from existing 90 per cent benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners in it meeting scheduled on Friday. "The Union Cabinet will take a proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and...
  • Cabinet may take up coal regulator proposal on Thursday 19-02-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is expected to consider on Thursday the proposal for setting up a regulator for the coal sector through an executive order. "The Cabinet may tomorrow consider the proposal to set up coal regulator through an executive order," said a source. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal had earlier...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold cabinet meeting in Bharatpur today 18-02-2014 08:02 AM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will on Tuesday hold the cabinet meet in Bharatpur for the first time away from the state capital, after criss-crossing the division for 11 days along with several ministers. The cabinet meeting will be held at the Collectorate Building in Bharatpur around 2 pm, a...
  • AAP not ready to fight LS polls, but it's the will of the people: Kejriwal 15-02-2014 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Arvind Kejriwal quit as the Chief Minister of Delhi, he defended himself over his resignation saying that the Aam Aadmi Party is determined in its fight to eradicate corruption from the country. He said that the though the AAP is not ready to fight the...
  • AAP didn't know what to do of its impressive victory: Khurshid 15-02-2014 10:45 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet resigned, the Congress said that as far as the Aam Aadmi Party was concerned they touched a core at a particular time and as a result they got an impressive victory, but clearly they didn't know what...
  • Assembly in suspended animation, Delhi set for President's Rule 15-02-2014 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in a meeting to discuss the future course of action for Delhi Assembly has accepted Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's report and recommended President's Rule in the national capital. It has also recommended that the Assembly be placed under suspended animation. The Cabinet's recommendation has been...
  • Union Cabinet meets to discuss future of Delhi Assembly 15-02-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Union Cabinet met on Saturday evening at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence to discuss the future of Delhi Assembly after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet resigned on Friday within 49 days of coming to power. A day after Kejriwal resigned as the chief minister of Delhi,...
  • Another administrative reshuffle in UP, 9 IAS officers transferred 14-02-2014 12:07 AM

    In yet another administrative reshuffle, Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday night transferred nine senior IAS officers, besides making changes in the posting of two others and relieving two more of additional charges. Kumar Kamlesh, awaiting posting, has been made the new Commissioner of Varanasi while Commissioner Bareilly Gurdeep Singh has...
  • 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...
  • Delhi Cabinet passes Jan Lokpal Bill, to be tabled on Thursday 12-02-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi cabinet has cleared the Jan Lokpal Bill and it will now be tabled on Thursday despite the Centre's opposition. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also seek the sense of the House during a special outdoor Assembly session on the February 16. The passing of the Jan...
  • Talks between government and Vodafone over tax dues break down: Sources 11-02-2014 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: There has been a breakdown in talks between the government and Vodafone over tax dues. Sources say that the government is likely to withdraw the proceedings. The Finance Ministry has floated a Cabinet note for the withdrawal of conciliation and the Law Ministry, too, has cleared the withdrawal....
  • IPS officer HN Meena granted deputation to Cabinet Secretriat 11-02-2014 07:58 AM

    Senior IPS officer HN Meena, who was shifted twice in reshuffle after BJP government came to power December last, has been granted deputation to Cabinet Secretariat in Delhi, an official statement said on Monday. Meena's deputation would be effective from the day he takes charge of his new post as...
  • Congress reaches out to BJP for clearance of Telangana Bill 08-02-2014 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana draft bill, the Congress has now reached out to the Bharatiya Janata Party for support. Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Ahmed Patel met BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu for smooth passage of the Bill in Parliament. However, driving a hard...
  • BJP to support Telangana Bill in Parliament 07-02-2014 10:32 PM

    New Delhi: After the Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana Bill, BJP on Friday said it will support the bill in Parliament as it has not changed its stand on the new state's formation. "There is no change in our stand or policies with regard to Telanagan formation. We are a...
  • Telangana just a step away from reality as Cabinet clears draft Bill 07-02-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: The suspense over Telangana is over. The Union Cabinet has finally cleared the Telangana draft Bill. The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh gave its assent to the Bill. The Cabinet rejected the demands of the Seemandhra region and decided against making Hyderabad a Union...
  • Cabinet approves Telangana Bill, Hyderabad to be joint capital, not UT 07-02-2014 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the Telangana Bill. The Bill is likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on February 12. Hyderabad will be the joint capital for Telangana and Seemandhra. There is no major change in the original Telangana draft. The demand of Seemandhra leaders to...
  • Full text: Kejriwal's letter to L-G on Jan Lokpal Bill 07-02-2014 05:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday wrote to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung justifying the Delhi Cabinet's decision to clear the Jan Lokpal Bill. "There is no provision in the Constitution that consent needs to be taken from the Centre (before passing the Bill). If for every...
  • Cabinet clears Vodafone's Rs 10,141 crore FDI proposal 06-02-2014 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday cleared UK-based Vodafone's proposal to buy out minority shareholders in its Indian arm for Rs 10,141 crore, the single largest foreign investment in the telecom sector. After this, Vodafone India will be the first telecom operator in the country to be fully owned by...
  • Cabinet decision on Telangana unlikely today 06-02-2014 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: The stalemate in Parliament over the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana seems unlikely to be resolved. According to sources, the Telangana Bill may not be ready in time for discussion in the Cabinet meeting that is scheduled for Thursday evening. Meanwhile, the Group of Ministers...
  • Delhi Cabinet clears Jan Lokpal Bill draft 03-02-2014 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet has finally cleared the final draft of the Jan Lokpal Bill on Monday. The government was planning to pass the bill in a special session at the Indira Gandhi stadium on February 16. The AAP has invited the public to attend. Once the bill is...
  • Jan Lokpal bill likely to be cleared today, Delhi Cabinet to meet shortly 03-02-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government may finally clear the Jan Lokpal draft bill on Monday. The bill envisions an effective Lokayukta - the AAP has termed the present Delhi Lokayukta redundant - elected by an independent panel of experts. The Chief Minister will be under the purview...