Union Cabinet takes key decisions

union-cabinetThe Union cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra modi met on Wednesday on 21 sep 2016, to take the following decisions .

  • Cabinet approves merger of rail budget with general budget; advancement of budget presentation and merger of plan and non-plan classification in budget and accounts
  • Cabinet approves the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016
  • Cabinet approves provision of submarine optical fibre cable connectivity between mainland (Chennai) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters
  • Cabinet approves enactment of Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2016 and to repeal five archaic admiralty statutes
  • Cabinet approves USOF support to BSNL for Rural Wire-line connections installed prior to 1.4.2002
  • Cabinet approves raising Extra Budgetary Resources to augment infrastructure spending
  • Cabinet approves conversion of Government of India loan into equity and waiver of interest in respect of Richardson & Cruddas (1972) Ltd.
  • Cabinet approves extension of the validity of Central Orders dated 28.09.2015 in respect of edible oils and edible oilseeds and Central Order No. S.O. No. 2857(E) dated 18.10.2015 in respect of pulses from 01.10.2016 to 30.09.2017
  • Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Samoa for exchange of information with respect to Taxes