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Union cabinet reshuffle on cards: Ministries of minority and steel may get new heads

There is also speculation that the Ministry of Coal and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology may also get new faces to head.

published on : 12th January 2023

Cabinet reshuffle buzz gains ground ahead of BJP's national executive meeting

Though there has been no official word, sources said the changes may occur anytime this month before the start of the Budget Session of Parliament on January 31.

published on : 11th January 2023

Union Cabinet approves Rs 27,360 crore scheme to develop PM SHRI schools 

Select schools managed by the Union/state governments and local bodies will be strengthened to be upgraded as ‘PM SHRI schools’.

published on : 8th September 2022

Cabinet okays 1.5 per cent interest subvention on short-term agri loans of up to Rs 3 lakh

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved restoring interest subvention on short-term agriculture loans of 1.5 per cent for all financial institutions.

published on : 17th August 2022

Union Cabinet nods to Rs 1.64 lakh crore BSNL revival package: Telecom Minister Vaishnaw

The project will provide 4G mobile services in 24,680 uncovered villages in remote and difficult areas, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said.

published on : 27th July 2022

Cabinet approves auction of 5G Spectrum, auction to be held by July end

The bidders would be given an option to surrender the spectrum after 10 years with no future liabilities with respect to balance instalments.

published on : 15th June 2022

Cabinet gives approval for 29.5% stake sale in HZL

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 29.5% stake sale in Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) as part of the government’s disinvestment drive, according to sources.

published on : 26th May 2022

Union Cabinet amends biofuels policy, advances ethanol blending target to 2025-26

An official statement said that the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at its meeting on Wednesday approved the amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels.

published on : 18th May 2022

Internet upgrade from 2G to 4G approved in Left extremism areas

The cabinet approved a Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) project for upgrading 2G mobile services to 4G at security sites in these areas.

published on : 28th April 2022

Cabinet hikes dearness allowance by 3 per cent for central government employees

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief will be Rs 9,544.50 crore per annum.

published on : 30th March 2022

Union cabinet gives nod to Bill on merger of Delhi civic bodies, likely to be tabled this session

The MCD was trifurcated in 2012 by the then Congress government led by Sheila Dikshit through an amendment in the Delhi Municipal Corporation Amendment Act, 1911. 

published on : 23rd March 2022

Cabinet approves setting up of National Land Monetisation Corporation

The NLMC will be set up as a wholly-owned Government of India company with an initial authorised share capital of Rs 5000 crore and paid-up share capital of Rs 150 crore.

published on : 9th March 2022

Cabinet approves amendment in MMDR Act to fix royalty rates of certain minerals 

The Mines Ministry had proposed reasonable rates of royalty in order to encourage better participation in the auction of mines.

published on : 9th March 2022

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for capacity building of civil servants

Mission Karmayogi is an endeavour to reincarnate a government servant into an ideal Karmayogi to serve the nation by enabling him to be creative, constructive, pro-active and technically empowered.

published on : 2nd September 2020

Union Cabinet condoles death of Karunanidhi, says country lost a distinguished leader

The Union Cabinet, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condoled the demise of the 94-year-old leader, who had passed away on August 7 at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai.

published on : 9th August 2018

Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

The Ordinance mandates that there would be stringent punishment for rapists of children below 12 years of age with minimum 20 years of jail term and maximum punishment being death.

published on : 21st April 2018

Cabinet may take up proposal to hike salaries of Supreme Court, High Court judges

The then Chief Justice of India T S Thakur had written to the government in 2016 seeking a hike in salaries of Supreme Court and high court judges.

published on : 21st November 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: Diplomat, bureaucrats, ex-police chief among nine new faces in Modi government

Nine new faces, including former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri, will be inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday.

published on : 2nd September 2017

Union Cabinet approves National Health Policy

Government sources said the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its nod to the policy which has been pending for the last two years.

published on : 15th March 2017