GROUP OF MINISTERS

  • GoM recommends creation of Telangana, Cabinet to discuss report tmmorrow December 4, 2013

    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 hourlong meeting, Home...
  • GoM on Telangana likely to meet on Wednesday again: Sources December 3, 2013

    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 December 3, 2013

    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 touchup to the draft on Tuesday evening in New Delhi. Some leaders are favouring a RayalaTelangana by including...
  • GoM finding ways not to hurt anyone: Shinde on Telangana November 26, 2013

    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 does...
  • Telangana: GoM meet today, sources say bifurcation may be slowed down October 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers on Telangana will meet at Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's residence on Friday. Sources have told CNNIBN 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 Raju...
  • Shinde to chair GoM meet on Telangana statehood on Friday October 9, 2013

    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 highpowered ministerial panel by dropping HRD Minister M Pallam Raju and bringing Defence Minister...
  • Cabinet resolution on Telangana within 20 days, says Sushil kumar Shinde September 2, 2013

    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 be...
  • Airport Metro link: CAG says DMRC gave undue advantage to DIAL August 9, 2013

    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 July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has filed its 41page 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 June 10, 2013

    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 P...
  • DoPT opposes autonomy of CBI at GoM meet May 23, 2013

    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 powerpoint presentation at the maiden meeting of the Group...
  • Autonomy debate: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha skips first GoM meet May 23, 2013

    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 was...
  • First meeting of GoM on CBI autonomy today May 23, 2013

    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 functional...
  • The Last Word: Can the GoM convert the CBI into a free bird? May 15, 2013

    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 May 10, 2013

    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 interference...
  • FTN: Is it right to lower the age of sexual consent from 18 to 16? March 13, 2013

    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. ...
  • Anti-rape Bill: GoM reaches consensus, 'sexual assault' now 'rape' March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM) that met on Wednesday to thrash out differences over the anti-rape bill has finalised the changes to it, Union Minister Kapil Sibal said. The Cabinet will take up the draft on Thursday. Sources said that in the final draft, the word 'sexual assault' has...
  • GoM likely to finalise anti-rape Bill for Cabinet approval today March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: After differences in the Cabinet, the government's proposed anti-rape legislation has finally made some headway. A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram is likely to finalise the anti-rape Bill for Cabinet approval on Wednesday. The government is likely to stick to the gender specific...
  • Cabinet fails to approve anti-rape Bill as differences remain March 12, 2013

    The Cabinet once again failed to approve the draft of the proposed anti-rape Bill on Tuesday. There are differences in the Cabinet over provisions like reducing the age of consent from 18 to 16 years. A group of ministers will not consider the draft and look into the points of...
  • Cabinet to stick to term 'rape' in the proposed anti-rape Bill March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to stick to gender specific term 'rape' in the proposed anti-rape Bill, which sources said would be brought in Parliament on March 20. The Prevention of Child Abuse Act is also likely to be amended for cases of sodomy and sexual abuse against men....
  • EGoM to meet again on Jan 7 regarding spectrum auction January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: An Empowered Group of Ministers on telecom on January 3 deliberated upon several issues regarding spectrum auction due this fiscal, but did not reach a final decision and would meet again on January 7. "EGoM deliberated on 1800/900 MHz spectrum but it could not discuss CDMA (800 MHz)....
  • EGoM likely to discuss spectrum auction details January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Empowered Group of Ministers on telecom is scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss modalities about the spectrum sale due this fiscal. The EGoM, headed by Finance P Chidambaram, will discuss the auction plan prepared by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) after Cabinet approved the sale of...
  • Land Acquisition Bill cleared by Group of Ministers October 16, 2012

    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 Sharad...
  • Govt to refund telecom cos whose licences were cancelled October 9, 2012

    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 October 8, 2012

    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 had...
  • GoM submits pharma pricing proposal to Cabinet September 28, 2012

    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 bring...
  • GoM to take up Boeing compensation issue tomorrow July 24, 2012

    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 fouryear delay in the delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, official sources said on Tuesday. According to...
  • Decision on spectrum pricing unlikely today July 20, 2012

    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 upfront...
  • EGoM discusses modalities of spectrum auction July 12, 2012

    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 but...
  • EGoM sets the ball rolling for spectrum sale May 1, 2012

    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 will...