CABINET

  • Haryana government to give Cabinet Minister status to Ramdev 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday decided to give "status equivalent to Cabinet Minister" to Ramdev, who has been appointed as the state's brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda. "Ramdev, Brand Ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in Haryana, will be given status equivalent to Cabinet Minister," Haryana's Health...
  • Cabinet approves long-pending amendments to Real Estate Bill April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Paving the way for regulation of realty business, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved amendments to the long-pending real estate bill to bring under its ambit commercial and all ongoing projects as also brokers, while safeguarding consumers. While Bill already provides for strict penalties including jail for errant builders,...
  • Dearness Allowance hiked by 6 per cent; to benefit over 1 crore employees, pensioners April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: In a bonanza to over one crore central government employees and pensioners, the Cabinet on Tuesday hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) by 6 per cent to 113 per cent of their basic pay with effect from January. The decision benefiting 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners would lead to...
  • Cabinet will take up Juvenile Justice Bill for discussion today, say sources April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take up Juvenile Justice Bill for discussion in the meeting on Tuesday evening, sources said. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has recommended that juveniles should be treated at par with adults in case of heinous crimes like rape. The matter...
  • CCPA recommends reconvening Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday recommended reconvening the Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13. Even though the Lok Sabha passed the Land Acquisition Bill with nine amendments on March 9, it is yet to be take up in the Upper House. The Upper...
  • Modi to appoint PDP MP Mehbooba Mufti to council of ministers: sources April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to expand his council of ministers to include a key leader from the restive Kashmir region, sources said, as he looks to win the support of allies to push economic reforms through Parliament. Mehbooba Mufti, daughter of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and...
  • PM Modi seeks report from Naidu on MPs with conflict of interest: Sources April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu to identify MPs on various panels with any conflict of interest and withdraw their nominations, sources said. A separate report will be submitted for Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha in this case. Modi is likely to go for...
  • Cabinet reshuffle likely soon, 3 Ministers of State may be elevated: sources April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to go for a second round of Cabinet reshuffle early next week before he heads for Europe and Canada tour, sources said on Saturday. Three Ministers of State are likely to be elevated as Cabinet Ministers. Ministers of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajiv...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • Cabinet approves Bill to unearth black money March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to unearth black money and illicit assets stashed abroad, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a Bill with stringent provisions for prosecution of such offences with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. "The Cabinet has approved Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax)...
  • BJP's only Muslim MLA in J&K wants Cabinet rank March 13, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's only Muslim MLA Abdul Ghani Kohli in Jammu and Kashmir is appointed as Junior Transport Minister. He has asked for a Cabinet rank. Kohli said, "My community is not happy with my appointment as a Junior Transport Minister. My community feels I should be given a post...
  • Corporate espionage case: Police recover Cabinet Secretariat note from leak suspect March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has recovered a Cabinet Secretariat note from the custody of Lokesh Sharma, one of the arrested persons in the corporate espionage case. Police sources said it will be decided on the basis of this note whether violation of Official Secrets Act should also be added to...
  • Full list: Nitish Kumar's Cabinet in Bihar February 22, 2015

    Patna: The new Nitish Kumar-led JDU government in Bihar took oath on Sunday evening. The newly formed government have 22 ministers apart from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The complete list of Nitish Kumar's Cabinet and and department allocated to the ministers: Nitish Kumar: Cabinet Secretariat, Surveillance, Election, Home, General Administration, Energy, SC/ST...
  • Swine flu scare: Over 700 people dead, 11,071 cases reported; don't panic, says government February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu scare became worse on Thursday with over 700 people having died and 11,071 cases getting reported so far in the country in 2015. Speaking on the spread of swine flu, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth said the government is providing all help to all the states. "We are...
  • Modi government plans to put Cabinet notes on Kindle to maintain secrecy, Congress questions move February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday came down heavily on reported plans of the BJP-led government to put all Cabinet notes on Kindle devices to stop leakage of information, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even trust his own ministers. "PMO, it appears, has passed a 'no-confidence vote' in...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to monitor 'AAP ki sarkar', Manish Sisodia Deputy CM February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwal will not hold any portfolio but will monitor the work of all the ministries, ensure good governance and will communicate directly to the people. He said the Aam Aadmi Party government will focus on its...
  • Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia's journey from journalist to number 2 in Kejriwal's Cabinet February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: From journalism to anti-graft activism to the number two position in the Delhi government, Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia has come a long way to emerge as a prominent figure in Delhi's political scene. Apart from being Kejriwal's deputy, Sisodia will handle Education, Urban Development and PWD --...
  • Kejriwal's 7-member cabinet to have Sisodia as deputy CM, 4 new faces, no woman minister February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal will be heading a seven-member Cabinet which will include his close confidante Manish Sisodia as deputy chief minister and four new faces and, party sources said on Friday. The party has submitted a list of the seven cabinet ministers to Lt...
  • Cabinet approves 3G spectrum for Defence January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 3G spectrum, identifying 49 slots between 3 MHz and 40 GHz, of which nine would be exclusively for the Defence services. Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 1,900 MHz spectrum will be swapped between Defence and Telecom ministries. Government's working group will...
  • CCPA to announce the dates for the budget session today January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet committee on Political Affairs will meet on Wednesday to announce the dates for the budget session. According to sources, the session is likely from Febuary 23. With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', the government is planning to introduce the recent ordinances...
  • PM Modi to meet entire council of ministers on Monday, will share idea, vision January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his entire council of ministers on Monday where he will share his idea and vision. He will also assess the performance of ministers and listen to their problems. Modi will enjoy high tea with his council of ministers at 5 PM. The Prime Minister...
  • 101 mines will be allocated and auctioned in this financial year: Coal Secretary January 1, 2015

    After the Cabinet cleared the coal ordinance post the winter session washout, the government has now issued new deadlines for coal allocations. "101 mines will be allocated and auctioned in this financial year," said the Coal Secretary. ...
  • Cabinet approves Ordinances on land acquisition, regularisation of illegal colonies in Delhi December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Monday approved two ordinances - one on Land Acquisition and another on National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions). The Bills could not be passed in the winter session of Parliament because of the ruckus on conversion issue. Informing about the ordinances, Information and Broadcasting...
  • Cabinet to discuss changes in Land acquisition Act through ordinance today December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Monday evening is likely to approve ordinances for the Land Acquisition Act and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. President Pranab Mukherjee had last week, signed ordinances on raising the cap of Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance as well as...
  • Government asks its wings to procure 'Made in India' goods December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretariat has asked all government agencies to give preference to domestically produced goods in its procurement programme in a bid to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign. "A committee of secretaries has decided that all ministries and departments should identify department-specific domestically manufactured electronic...
  • Cabinet approves easing FDI norms for medical devices business December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved liberalising foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for the cash-starved medical devices sector. The proposal to relax the policy was considered and approved, sources said after the meeting of Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is expected to help attract...
  • Cleared by Cabinet, GST Bill to be taken up in Parliament during Winter Session December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to be taken up in the ongoing session of Parliament with the Union Cabinet giving its nod to bring about long-pending indirect tax reforms. The Bill was approved by the Cabinet late on Wednesday evening and it...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks about the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra December 14, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha talks about the Shiv Sena joining the BJP government. With the cabinet expansion Shiv Sena and BJP join hands again after 15 years. ...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Electricity Act, 2003 December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the power ministry's proposed amendment bill. "The amendments will usher in much-needed further reforms in the power sector, promote competition, efficiency in operations and improvement in quality of supply of electricity in the...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...