Union Cabinet

Nirmala Sitharaman gets thumbs up on steps to combat economic slowdown

Modi gave a thumbs up tweeting: 'The measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will boost the overall economy.'

published on : 24th August 2019

Union Cabinet approves setting up of ISRO's technical liaison unit in Moscow

The ITLU Moscow office will be managed by an ISRO scientist or engineer designated as Counsellor (Space) on deputation and supported by the staff sourced locally.

published on : 31st July 2019

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code amendments to impact Essar Steel, Jet Airways resolutions

Officials said wherever the resolution plan has not been finalised or has been appealed against, this provision will come into effect retrospectively.

published on : 20th July 2019

Finance panel to suggest defence fund allocation

Currently, the Centre-state formula for resource sharing as drawn up by previous finance commissions is 58:42.

published on : 18th July 2019

Union cabinet okays seven amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy code

The amendments include enforcement of a strict 330-day timeline for completion of the resolution process, including judicial matters.

published on : 18th July 2019

Cabinet approves Rs 330 crore loan to help three pharma PSUs meet salary payments

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved loans worth Rs 330.35 crore for three state-owned pharma companies to help them clear employees’ liabilities.

published on : 18th July 2019

New NIDs to become institutions of national importance, Modi government approves bill

Granting the status of institution of national importance to new NIDs will ensure that design education will address the needs of design in various sectors including agriculture, health care.

published on : 17th July 2019

Union Cabinet okays amendments to POCSO Act 

Amendments in Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Act were made to provide for stringent punishment including death penalty for sexual assault and aggravated penetrative sexual assault against children. 

published on : 11th July 2019

Union Cabinet clears bill to make arbitrators more accountable

A previous bill was cleared by Lok Sabha in August 2018 but could not be passed by Rajya Sabha. The bill lapsed following the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.

published on : 3rd July 2019

Sub-categorisation of OBCs: Cabinet accords ex-post facto approval for extension of panel

The extension of the tenure of the commission would enable it to evaluate the issue of sub-categorisation of OBC's in the central list based on wider consultations with various stakeholders.

published on : 13th June 2019

PM Modi to chair first meeting of council of ministers on June 12

According to the sources, the meeting is likely to deliberate on the action plan of the government for the next five years.

published on : 8th June 2019

Siddaramaiah slams BJP for not inducting any Dalit MP from Karnataka in Union Cabinet

Five Dalit candidates of the BJP had won from Karnataka in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

published on : 5th June 2019

Union cabinet recommends dissolution of 16th Lok Sabha

The Cabinet meeting came a day after the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in which the NDA retained power with a massive mandate.

published on : 24th May 2019

Cabinet approves five GSLV flights during 2021-24

The programme will meet the demand for the launch of two satellites per year with participation by the industry. 

published on : 15th April 2019

Cabinet approves pacts with five countries

The meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved the pact with Cambodia for cooperation in communications, according to an official statement.

published on : 15th April 2019
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