NEW DELHI: Acceding to the long-standing demands of Group A executive officers of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), the Union Cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a proposal to give them parity in service conditions with Group A services (IAS & IPS).
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said the Cabinet approval would boost the country’s internal security.
The Cabinet has also given nod to extend benefit of non-functional financial upgradation to Group A executive cadre officers of the CAPFs, besides non-functional selection grade as well.
The Cabinet also approved a proposal for leasing out three airports — Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru — of the Airports Authority of India through Public Private Partnership to the highest bidder, Adani Enterprises, for operation, management and development for 50 years.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affair approved a modest increase in minimum support prices (MSPs) for all kharif crops (2019-20). While the MSP for paddy has been increased by `65 per quintal to `1,815, jowar and ragi saw an increase of `120 and `253, respectively.