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Cabinet Decisions under Modi Ministry since 27th May, 2014

27.05.2014

1. Constitution of Special Investigation Team in compliance with the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court

The Union Cabinet today approved constitution of Special Investigating Team (SIT) to implement the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court on large amounts of money stashed abroad by evading taxes or generated through unlawful activities.

18.06.2014

2. Cabinet approves Supervisory Committee on Mullaperiyar Dam

The Cabinet today approved the constitution of a Supervisory Committee on the Mullaperiyar Dam to implement the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated May 7, 2014.


25.06.2014

3. Minimum Support Prices for Kharif crops for 2014-15 season

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on the recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), has approved the following Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif crops for 2014-15 season.

4. CCEA defers domestic natural gas pricing guidelines for wider consultations

The domestic natural gas pricing guidelines which were announced on 10 January 2014 were later deferred due to the Model Code of Conduct that had been effected in the country at that time.

02.07.2014

5. Cabinet approves Transfer on lease of 12.91 acres of defence land to KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan at Air Force station Purnea

The Cabinet today approved the transfer on lease of 12.91 acres of defence land to KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan (KVS) at Air Force station Purnea.

6. 12th Plan scheme for modernization and strengthening of intellectual property offices

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of the Plan scheme to modernize and strength Intellectual Property (IP) offices during the 12th Plan period. The overall project cost would be Rs.309.6 crore, of which Rs.258 crore will be spent during 12th Plan and Rs.51.6 crore in the 13th Plan.

7. Additional allocation of 50 lakh tonnes of rice for BPL and APL families in States/UTs for the period July, 2014 to March, 2015

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved additional allocation for 50 lakh tonnes of rice for distribution to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL prices and Above Poverty Line (APL) price for the period July, 2014 to March, 2015 or till implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by the respective State/UT whichever is earlier.

8. Inclusion of onion and potato under the purview of stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the inclusion of onion and potato under the purview of stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

20.08.2014

9. Cabinet approves USOF supported scheme to provide mobile services in areas affected by Left Wing Extremism

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for providing mobile services at 2199 locations affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

10. Cabinet approves Nagpur Metro Rail Project

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the Nagpur Metro Rail Project covering a length of approximately 38.21 kms along two corridors.

11. Cabinet approves Digital India – A programme to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy

The Cabinet today at the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval for Digital India – A programme to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy.  This is a follow up to the key decisions taken on the design of the programme during the meeting of the Prime Minister on Digital India Programme on August 7, 2014, and to sensitize all ministries to this vast programme touching every corner of the government.  This programme has been envisaged by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

21.08.2014

12. Revision of Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent in respect of certain minerals (other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, yesterday approved the revision of rates of royalty and dead rent of all major minerals other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing, as per provisions of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 It also approved the application of these rates in all the States / Union Territories (UTs).

27.08.2014

13. Cabinet approves Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan in the field of healthcare

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the field of healthcare between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. The signing of this MoC will benefit people of both countries.

14. Cabinet approves Swapping of SOS village land measuring 2397 sqm. with equivalent airport land for construction of hangars at LokpriyaGopinathBordoloi International Airport, Guwahati

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for swapping of Save Our Soul (SOS) village land measuring 2397 sqm. with Airport Authority of India’s (AAI's) equivalent airport land measuring 2397 sqm. This will facilitate construction of hangars at the LokpriyaGopinathBordoloi International Airport (LGBI), Guwahati. The Secretary General, SOS village has already given his consent in writing for the swapping of the village land with AAI land.

15. Continuation of production of urea from MFL – Manali, MCFL – Mangalore and SPIC – Tuticorin after June 2014

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the continuation of production of urea from Madras Fertilizers Limited (MFL) – Manali, Manglore Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd (MCFL) – Mangalore and Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC) – Tuticorin after June 2014 by using existing feedstock naphtha for three months beyond 30th June, 2014, that is from 1st July 2014 to 30th September, 2014.

16. Empowering the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to decide on mode of delivery and amendments in Model Concession Agreement in respect of national highways projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to (a) amend the Model Concession Agreement (MCA) as may be required from time to time; and (b) to decide the mode of delivery of projects.

04.09.2014

17. Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding for co-operation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homoeopathy between India and Bangladesh

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homoeopathy between India Bangladesh.

18. Cabinet approves Release of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners due from 01.07.2014

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the release of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2014. This is an increase of seven percent over the existing rate of 100 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

10.09.2014

19. Cabinet approves Investment approval for construction of PakalDul Hydroelectric Project; Infusion of equity beyond Rs. 500 crore by NHPC in M/s. CVPPL and ex-post facto approval for formation and incorporation of M/s. Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval.

20. Cabinet approves Financial support to the National Export Insurance Account for overseas project exports

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for financial support to the National Export Insurance Account (NEIA) for overseas project exports by increasing the authorized corpus of the NEIA Trust to Rs. 4000 crore with risk underwriting capacity upto 20 times of the actual corpus. This is against the present leverage of 10 times and allocation of US$ 5 billion for Foreign Currency (FC) funds to Exim Bank out of Forex reserves, for on-lending by way of buyer's credit with NEIA cover.

21. Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for North-Eastern Region

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for implementing a Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the North-Eastern Region (NER). The proposal entails an estimated expenditure of Rs. 5,336.18 crore (inclusive of all applicable taxes except octroi and local taxes). The plan will be funded from the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). The USOF would fund Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operational Expenditure (OPEX) net of revenue for a period of 5 years. 

22. Payment of statutory dues, salary and wages in sick/loss making CPSEs under the Department of Heavy Industry

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the proposal for providing non-plan budgetary support of Rs. 287.67 crore for liquidation of statutory dues (Provident Fund, Gratuity, Pension, Employees State Insurance and Bonus) and salary and wages from 01-09-2013 to 31-03-2014 for eleven Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under the Department of Heavy Industry.

23. Development of additional liquid bulk terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the development of an additional liquid bulk terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). The estimated total cost would be Rs.2496 crore. The award would be on highest 'Royalty' basis.

24. Proposal for Approval of the Scheme "Integrated Coffee Development Project" in the 12th Five Year Plan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the proposal for implementation of the Integrated Coffee Development Project of the Coffee Board during the 12th  Five Year Plan (2012-13 to 2016-17).  This is based on the recommendations by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) in its meeting held on 26th September 2013. 

25. Approval of Phase-V of Unique Identification project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for Phase-V of the Unique Identification (UID) scheme for undertaking enrolments in the four States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. With this, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been given the target of generation of 100 crore Aadhaars by 2015. This includes including UID numbers issued in respect of enrolments done under the National Population Register process in 12 States/UTs allocated to it. Comprehensive proposals regarding Aadhaar Sampark Kendra, Information, Education and Communication Campaigns, Document Management System and Rent Rates and Taxes etc., will be prepared by the UIDAI and a revised cost estimate submitted for appraisal of the Expenditure Finance Committee.

26. Disinvestment of 5 percent paid-up capital in Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. out of Government of India shareholding

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the disinvestment of 5 percent paid-up capital in Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) out of the Government of India’s shareholding of 68.94 percent.

27. Disinvestment of 10 percent paid-up equity capital in Coal India Ltd. out of Government of India shareholding

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the disinvestment of 10 percent paid-up equity capital in Coal India Ltd. (CIL) out of the Government of India’s shareholding of 89.65 percent.

28. Disinvestment of 11.36 percent paid-up equity capital of NHPC Ltd. out of Government of India shareholding

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the disinvestment of 11.36 percent paid up equity capital of NHPC Ltd. out of the Government of India’s shareholding of 85.96 percent.

15.09.2014

29. Launching of National AYUSH Mission

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for launching of the National AYUSH Mission (NAM) with its core and flexible components.

30. Scheme on Enhancement of Competitiveness in the Indian capital goods sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the "Scheme for Enhancement of Competitiveness of the Capital Goods Sector" to boost the Indian economy. This scheme, on its implementation, would attempt to make the Indian capital goods sector globally competitive. The sub sectors of Capital Goods covered under the scheme are mainly for Machine Tools, Textile Machinery, Construction and Mining Machinery, and Process Plant Machinery. The proposed scheme addresses the issue of technological depth creation in the capital goods sector, besides creating common industrial facility centres.

31. Government sanctions a major power transmission scheme for Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim to bring them fully into the grid

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening of Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Systems (CSST&DS) in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs.4754.42 crore. The scheme is to be taken up under a new Central Sector Plan Scheme of Ministry of Power (MoP).

24.09.2014

32. India's participation in the Thirty Metre Telescope Project at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for India's participation in the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) Project at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA at a total cost of Rs. 1299.8 crores from 2014-23.

33. Filling up of post of Mission Director sanctioned for the National Water Mission Secretariat through Central Staffing Scheme

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for filling up of the post of Mission Director sanctioned for the National Water Mission (NWM) Secretariat through the Central Staffing Scheme.

34. Agreement on "Electric Power Trade, Cross-Border Transmission Interconnection and Grid Connectivity" with Nepal

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the India-Nepal Agreement on "Electric Power Trade, Cross-Border Transmission Interconnection and Grid Connectivity".

35. Memorandum of Understanding between India and United States for cooperation in gas hydrates

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United States for cooperation in gas hydrates for a period of five years.

36. Joint Declaration of Intent between India and United States of America for cooperation in the field of higher education for implementation of Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) programme

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing a Joint Declaration between the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of India and the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States of America, to initiate a new program entitled Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education. GIAN aims at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs to engage with the institutes of higher education in India to augment the country's existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reforms, and further strengthen India's scientific and technological capabilities.

37. Joint Declaration of Intent for cooperation in the field of higher education for Indo-US partnership for Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM), a programme for Online Education

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of a Joint Declaration of Intent between the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the U.S. Department of State for cooperation in the field of higher education for Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM), a programme for online education. Under the cooperation, the SWAYAM platform server will be based in India and US universities will be invited to offer post-graduate academic programs with certification on the SWAYAM platform.

38. Withdrawal of Higher Education & Research Bill, 2011 from Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for withdrawal of the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011 from Parliament (Rajya Sabha).

39. Restructuring of the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan into Swachh Bharat Mission

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for restructuring of the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) into Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and revision in the components of the programme.

40. Swachh Bharat Programme for Urban Areas

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for a massive program called "Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas". This is proposed to be implemented over 5 years starting from 2nd October, 2014 in all 4041 statutory towns. The total expected cost of the programme over 5 years is Rs. 62,009 crore, out of which the proposed Central assistance will be of  Rs. 14,623 crore.

41. Establishment of the Clean Ganga Fund

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for establishment of the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF).

18.10.2014

42. India's participation in the development of Chahbahar port in Iran

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the framework inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that is to be finalised by the Government of India with the Government of Iran.

43. Approval for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-1

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-1 covering a length of 35.96 km at a total project cost of Rs. 10,773 crore.

44. Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its ex-post facto approval for the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days' wages for the financial year 2013-14 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees.

45. Ex post facto approval regarding Special Banking Arrangement for payment of outstanding subsidy to fertilizer companies during 2013-14

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved ex post facto the implementation of the Special Banking Arrangement (SBA) for Rs.14,500 crore for outstanding claims on account of fertilizer subsidy in the year 2013-14.

46. Four laning/two laning of Chandikhole-Dubari-Talcher section of National Highway – 200 and National Highway - 23 in Odisha

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of the four laning/two laning of the Chandikhole-Dubari-Talcher section of National Highway – 200 and National Highway - 23 in Odisha. This work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-III. The approval is in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode.

47. Financial support to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited on account of liability arising from levy of Minimum Alternate Tax

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a proposal of the Department of Telecommunications to provide financial support to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) due to its liability arising from levy of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT).

48. Modified direct benefit transfer scheme to be relaunched in the country

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme in LPG being re-launched in 54 districts from mid-November, 2014 and in rest of country from 1.1.2015. The Cabinet has revisited the scheme design and processes and after thorough review, it has approved the Modified DBTL which will alleviate the hardships of the LPG consumers faced by them in the earlier scheme.

49. Policy framework for relaxations, extensions and clarifications at the development and production stage under psc regime for early monetization of hydrocarbon discoveries

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the proposal of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas regarding “Policy Framework for Relaxations, Extensions and clarifications at the Development and Production stage under PSC regime for early Monetization of hydrocarbon discoveries”.  There is a reform initiatives which would help in monetization of some of the pending discoveries, lead to resolution of various long pending operational issues which are hampering E&P operations and create better climate for investment.

50. Revision of Domestic Gas Prices

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the new domestic gas pricing policy.

51. Deregulation of Diesel Prices

The Union Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the issues relating to the under-recovery on sale of diesel and its present status. Instructions have been issued today i.e. on 18th October 2014 to make the price of Diesel market determined with effect from midnight of 18th-19th October 2014. The prices of Diesel will be market determined at both Retail and Refinery Gate level for all consumers thereafter.

29.10.2014

52. Ratification of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur supplementary protocol on liability and redress to the Cartagena protocol on biosafety by India

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for ratifying the 'Nagoya-KualaLumpur supplementary protocol on liability and redress to the Cartagena protocol on bio-safety' by India.

53. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of oil and gas between India and Mozambique

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of oil and gas between India and Mozambique for a period of five years.

54. Agreement on the abolition of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official/service passports between India Albania

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of the agreement on the abolition of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official/service passports between India Albania.

55. Review of Foreign Direct Investment policy on the Construction Development Sector

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for amending the existing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on the 'Construction Development Sector' in line with the Budget announcement of the Government.

56. Transfer on lease of 4.687 acres of Defence land to KendriyaVidalayaSangathan at Air Force Communication Centre andTransmitting Station (AFCCTS), Gurgaon

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for transfer on lease basis of 4.687 acres (instead of earlier approved15.19 acres) of Defence land in perpetuity to theKendriyaVidyalaya(KVS) for construction of KendriyaVidyalaya (KV) school building and other related infrastructure required for properfunctioning of the KV No. 2, Sohna Road, Gurgaon.

57. School of Planning and Architecture Bill, 2014

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to introduce the School of Planning and Architecture Bill, 2014 in the Parliament to bring all three Schools of PlanningandArchitecture(SPAs) within the ambit of the School of Planning and Architecture Bill, 2014. The Bill would adhere to Government policies on reservations fromtime to time. The proposed Act will empower these Schools toaward degrees through an Act of Parliament.

58. Acquisition of a Polar Research Vessel

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the acquisition of Polar Research Vessel (Ice-breaker, Research cum Supply Vessel) by the Ministry of Earth Sciences at a total cost of Rs. 1051.13 crore within a period of 34 months.

59. Minimum Support Price for Rabi Crops of 2014-15 season to be marketed in 2015-16

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Rabi Crops of 2014-15 season to be marketed in 2015-16

05.11.2014

60. Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill 2013

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the Ministry of Shipping's proposal for introducing 'official amendments' to the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill 2013. The amendments incorporate the recommendations of the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee and for accession to the Anti Fouling Systems (AFS) Convention 2001 of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) after enactment of the Bill.

61. Raising the authorized share capital of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency

The Cabinet today at the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval to raise the authorized share capital of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) from the existing level of Rs.1000 crore to Rs.6000 crore.

62. Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Second Amendment) Bill, 2013

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Shipping for introducing official amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Second Amendment) Bill, 2013. The amendments incorporate the recommendations of the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee, and for ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 of the International Labour Organization (ILO) after enactment of the Bill. There are no financial implications.

63. Treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Nigeria

The Cabinet today at the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval for signing a treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Nigeria.

64. Withdrawal of the Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2014

The Cabinet today at the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval for withdrawing the Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2014 as introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 19.02.2014.

65. Scheme for Revival of 23 unlicensed District Central Cooperative Banks in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir

The Cabinet today at the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval.

20.11.2014

66. Memorandum of Understanding between India and Nepal for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Nepal for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The Memorandum is proposed to be signed during the visit of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to Nepal from 25th to 28th November, 2014.

67. Integrated Power Development Scheme

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to launch "Integrated Power Development Scheme" (IPDS) with the objectives of:

68. Signing of "SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity)" among the SAARC Member countries in the forthcoming 18th SAARC Summit

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of "SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity)" among the SAARC Member States during the forthcoming 18th SAARC Summit scheduled to be held at Kathmandu, Nepal on 26-27 November, 2014.

69. North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for six (6) States (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland) for strengthening of the Intra-State Transmission and Distribution System

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSlP) for six States (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland) for strengthening of the Intra State Transmission and Distribution System at an estimated cost of Rs.5111.33 crore including capacity building expenditure of Rs.89 crore. The scheme is to be taken up under a new Central Sector Plan Scheme of Ministry of Power (MoP). The scheme is to be implemented with the assistance of World Bank loan and the budget of MoP. The project will be funded on 50:50 (World Bank loan: Gol) basis except the component of capacity building for Rs.89 crore for which GoI will bear entirely.

70. DeendayalUpadhyaya Gram JyotiYojana

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the launch of DeendayalUpadhyaya Gram JyotiYojana (DDUGJY) with components (i) to separate agriculture and non agriculture feeders facilitating judicious rostering of supply to agricultural and non-agricultural consumers in rural areas and (ii) strengthening and augmentation of sub transmission and distribution infrastructure in rural areas, including metering of distribution transformers/feeders/consumers.

71. SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger and Cargo Vehicular Traffic amongst SAARC Member States

The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the Signing and ratifying the SAARC Motor Vehicles Agreement at the SAARC summit on November 26-27, 2014 in Kathmandu. Further, the Cabinet approved the signing of a Bilateral Agreement for the regulation of passenger traffic between Government of India and Republic of Nepal on the sidelines of the forthcoming SAARC Summit in Kathmandu. The Cabinet has also authorized the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to sign similar Bilateral Agreements and Protocols with other SAARC member States.

72. Approval for signing and ratifying SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Regional Railways Agreement

The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved signing and ratifying the SAARC Regional Railways Agreement by India, as a member State of SAARC.

02.12.2014

73. Introduction of comprehensive Anti-hijacking Bill 2014

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for introduction of the comprehensive Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014. The current law, the Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982, was last amended in 1994.

74. India’s approach to climate change negotiations at Lima, Peru

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval forthe negotiating position for the 20th Conference of Parties (COP-20) on climate change scheduled to be held from 1 to 12 December, 2014 at Lima, Peru.

75. Amendments to Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the amendments in the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Act, 1976 to enhance authorized and issued capital to strengthen their capital base and to bring flexibility in the shareholding between Central Government, State Government and Sponsor Bank. The term of the non-official directors appointed by the Central Government will be fixed not exceeding three years.

76. Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the introduction of the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in Parliament to make certain amendments in the Companies Act, 2013.

77. Treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Qatar

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved thesigning of the treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Qatar.

78. Four laning of Lucknow-Sultanpur section of National Highway – 56 in Uttar Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of the four laning of the Lucknow-Sultanpur section of National Highway – 56 in Uttar Pradesh. This work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV. The approval is in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) (Toll) mode on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (BOT/DBFOT) basis.

79. Four laning of Nagina-Kashipur section of National Highway – 74 in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of the four laning of the Nagina-Kashipur section of National Highway – 74 in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. This work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV. The approval is in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) (Toll) mode on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (BOT/DBFOT) basis.

80. Four laning of Singhara-Binjabahal section of National Highway – 6 in Odisha

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of the four laning of the Singhara-Binjabahal section of National Highway – 6 in Odisha. This work will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV. The approval is in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) (Toll) mode on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (BOT/DBFOT) basis.

81. MSP of Copra for 2015 season

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of "Milling Copra" for 2015 season to Rs.5550/- per quintal. This is an increase of Rs.300/- per quintal over the previous year’s MSP. The MSP of "Ball Copra" for 2015 season will be Rs.5830/- per quintal. This is an increase of Rs.330/- per quintal over the previous year’s MSP. The approved prices are as per the recommendations by the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP).

05.12.2014

82. Indian Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2014

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the introduction of the Indian Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in the current session of Parliament to amend section 20 and 20A of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882.

83. Amendment in the Motor Vehicle Act for relaxation in norms for e-Rickshaws and e-Carts

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for proposal to remove difficulties in granting license to the drivers of the e-rickshaws and e-carts by amending the Section 7 (1) of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, and adding the definition of e-rickshaw and e-cart under the Act.

10.12.2014

84. Capital requirement of Public Sector Banks - Raising capital from public markets by broad basing shareholding

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for allowing Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to raise capital to meet their additional capital requirements under BASEL-III by diluting Government holding upto 52 percent in a phased manner.

85. Setting up over 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects by Defence Establishments under Ministry of Defence and Para Military Forces with viability gap funding under Phase-II/III of JNNSM

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval.

86. Establishment of Credit Guarantee Funds for Factoring

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to establish a Credit Guarantee Fund for Factoring for MSME units.

87. Creation of five posts of Additional Solicitors General of India in the High Courts of Punjab & Haryana, Patna, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Gujarat

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for creation of five posts of Additional Solicitors General, one each for the High Courts of Punjab & Haryana, Patna, Jharkhand, Karnataka and its Circuit Benches at Hubli-Dharwad & Gulbarga and Gujarat.

88. Establishment of 6 (Six) new Debts Recovery Tribunals (DRTs) at Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Ernakulam, Dehradun, Siliguri and Hyderabad

Cabinet approved establishment of six new Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRTs) at Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Ernakulam, Dehradun, Siliguri and Hyderabad (4 DRTs at Bangaluru, Chandigarh, Ernakulam& Hyderabad are additional DRTs).

89. Continuation, strengthening and establishment of KrishiVigyanKendras

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the continuation, strengthening and establishment of KrishiVigyanKendras (KVKs) with an outlay of Rs.5739.56 crore. The scheme envisages continuation of 630 KVKs established till the XI Plan and establishment of 121 new KVKs in the XII Plan to carry out its wide range of activities so as to meet the technological needs of farmers.

90. Interest subvention to Public Sector Banks, Private Sector Banks, Cooperative Banks, RRBs, NABARD for providing short term crop loan to farmers

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval

91. Amendments to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014) and the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946) and for introduction of a Bill in Parliament

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for amending the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014) and the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946) and for introduction of a Bill in Parliament during the winter session of Parliament, on the lines of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas and other related law (Amendment) Bill, 2014 with such modifications or changes of drafting and consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary.

92. Approval for Revised Project Cost and Extension of Contract for the Centralized Processing Center of the Income Tax Department at Bengaluru

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for extension of the contract for the Central Processing Centre (CPC) Project of the Income Tax Department at Bengaluru awarded to M/s Infosys Ltd by two years upto September 30th 2017. This would be after the end of the existing contract period on September 30th 2015 and for revision of the CPC project cost to Rs 1,078.59 crore.

93. Amendments to the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the officials Amendments to the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 and introduction in the Rajya Sabha when the Bill is taken up for consideration and passing.

94. Transfer of land for the implementation of Metro Rail Projects

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for transfer of land for the implementation of Metro Rail Projects.

95. Amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014. 

96. Implementation of scheme for setting up 1000 MW of Grid Connected Solar PV Power projects by CPSUs and GoIorganisations under various Central / State Schemes / self-use / 3rd party sale / merchant sale with Viability Gap Funding under batch – V of Phase-II of JNNSM

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the scheme for setting up of 1000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects with VGF (Viability Gap Fund) support of Rs.1000 crore, by CPSUs under various Central/State Schemes, in three years period from 2015-16 to 2017-18. The Scheme will have a mandatory condition that all PV cells and modules used in solar plants set up under this Scheme, will be made in India.

97. Creation of intra state transmission system in Tamil Nadu

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the creation of the intra state transmission system in Tamil Nadu.  The total cost of the project is Rs.1593 crore.

98. Closure of EIL Asia Pacific SenderianBerhad (EILAP SDN BHD), a 100 percent subsidiary of Engineers India Limited (EIL)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas to close Engineers India Limited (EIL) Asia Pacific SenderianBerhad (EILAP SDN BHD), a 100 percent subsidiary of Engineers India Limited (EIL). The closure will be as per Malaysian Laws with regard to winding up.

99. Mechanism for procurement of ethanol by Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to carry out the Ethanol Blended Petrol programme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a mechanism for procurement of Ethanol by Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to carry out the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Program.

100. Extension of financial assistance for setting up food processing units in North Eastern States during XII Plan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the inclusion of all North Eastern States for setting up food processing units within the Sub scheme of the Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States (HMNEH) of the Integrated Mission for Development of Horticulture (MIDH).

101. Tea Development and Promotion Scheme of the Tea Board for the 12th Five Year Plan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for implementation of the "Tea Development and Promotion Scheme" through the Tea Board during the 12th Plan (2012-13 to 2016-17).

17.12.2014

102. Review of the incentive towards marketing and promotion services for raw sugar production

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to ratify the methodology adopted to recalculate the incentive rate for bi-monthly periods of April-May, 2014, June-July, 2014 and August – September, 2014.

24.12.2014

103. Amendment for the seats in the Legislative Council for the successor State of Andhra Pradesh in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for amending section 23(1) and section 23(2)(i)(a) of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 to rectify the anomaly in allocating the number of seats in Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Council and to enhance the total number of seats to 58 as per the provisions of the Constitution.

104. Review of the policy on Foreign Direct Investment in Pharmaceutical Sector – carve out for medical devices

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to amend the existing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in the Pharmaceutical Sector to create carve out for medical devices.

105. Resolution for constitution of the Railway Convention Committee (2014)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the proposal of the Ministry of Railways to move a resolution in both the Houses of Parliament for constitution of the Railway Convention Committee (2014) for making recommendations in regard to the rate of dividend payable by the Railways to the General Revenues for the years 2014-15 to 2018-19 and other ancillary matters.

106. Transfer/exchange of Airports Authority of India / Indian Air Force land to the Government of Maharashtra for the Nagpur Airport and restoration of ownership of 288.74 acres of land in possession of IAF at Nagpur Airport to AAI

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for transfer/exchange of 278 hectares of IAF land comprising of 288.74 acres of AAI land in possession of IAF in lieu of 400 hectares of land offered by the Government of Maharashtra for the development of the Nagpur airport project and simultaneous restoration of ownership of 288.74 acres of AAI land at present in possession IAF at Nagpur Civil Airport to AAI.

107. Proposal for improved Voluntary Retirement Scheme for Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited employees

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for an improved Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for the employees of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC) and disinvestment of CIWTC thereafter. The VRS currently in vogue in CIWTC is under the existing Central DA 1996/ Industrial DA 1997 is not attractive to employees and therefore does not evince much interest from the existing workforce of CIWTC.

108. Cabinet pays homage to victims of cowardly attacks in Assam

The Cabinet, which met this morning under the chairmanship of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, paid homage to the victims of the cowardly attacks in Assam yesterday. The Cabinet members observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the victims.

29.12.2014

109. Proposals of Airports Authority of India (AAI) for leasing of land at various AAI airports to Indian Coast Guard (ICG)/Indian Navy

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the leasing of Airports Authority of India's (AAI) land to Indian Coast Guard (ICG)/Indian Navy (Ministry of Defence) at various airports as under.

110. Infusion of Rs. 60 crore in IFCI Ltd. to make it a Government Company

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today approved the infusion of RS. 60 crore in Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) Ltd. to make it a Government company by way of acquisition of preference shares from existing share holder(s).

111. Regularization of all unauthorized colonies

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today approved amendment to the existing guidelines that enables regularization of all unauthorized colonies that have come up till June 1, 2014 namely extension of cut-off date for regularization from March 31, 2002 to June 1, 2014.

112. Amendments made in the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved certain amendments in the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

1.1.2015

1. Government establishes NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) to replace Planning Commission.

NITI Aayog will seek to provide a critical directional and strategic input into the development process.  It will help evolve a shared vision of national development priorities, and foster cooperative federalism, recognizing that strong states make a strong nation. 01/01/2015,

2. Government constitutes National Institution for Transforming India NITI Aayog.

NitiAayog will provide Governments at the central and state levels with relevant strategic and technical advice across the spectrum of key elements of policy, this includes matters of national and international import on the economic front, dissemination of best practices from within the country as well as from other nations, the infusion of new policy ideas and specific issue-based support.

2.1.2015

3.PM dedicates  ICICI's ‘Digital Village’ to the Nation-

PM calls upon banks to create one lakh "Swachhta Entrepreneurs" within a year, to make the "Swachh Bharat" vision a sustainable reality

5.1.2015

4. Govt. approves the auction of spectrum in various bands

With the objectives of obtaining a market determined price of spectrum in various bands through a transparent process, ensuring efficient use of spectrum and stimulating competition in the sector, Govt. approved the auction of spectrum in various bands (800, 900 & 1800 MHz). The estimated revenues from this auction are Rs 64,840 cr (excluding 2100 MHz spectrum) of which Rs 16,000 cr is expected to be realized in the current financial year.

6.PM launches  Scheme for LED bulb distribution under domestic efficient lighting programme in Delhi ; A National Program for LED-based Home and Street Lighting

8.1.2015

7.Prime Minister meets the President of Guyana Donald R Ramotar, on the sidelines of the PravasiBharatiya Divas in Gandhinagar.

India has approved a new Line of Credit of USD 50 million for the East Bank Demerara -East Coast Road Link Project. India has also agreed to concessional credit to supply a passenger ferry to help Guyana overcome transportation problems in the northern region.

15.1.2015

8.Army donates over Rs 100 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund:

The Indian Army has donated over Rs. 100 crore to the Prime Minister`s Relief Fund. This amount has been raised by officers and soldiers of the Army donating a day`s salary each.

16.1.2015

9.Cabinet approves Direct sale of bio-diesel by manufacturers/suppliers other than OMCs.

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM  gave its approval for amending the Motor Spirit (MS) and High Speed Diesel (HSD) control order for Regulation of Supply, Distribution and Prevention of Malpractices dated 19.12.2005.

10. Cabinet approves FM Phase-Ill auctions and migrationfrom Phase-II to Phase-Ill in 69 existing cities

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime PM gave its approval for conduct of FM Phase-Ill auctions and migration (renewal) of Private FM Radio licenses from Phase-II to Phase-Ill in 69 existing cities for 135 channels.

19.1.2015

11. PM calls for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change

PM calls for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change, From "Carbon Credit", towards "Green Credit", He was Chairing a meeting of the Prime Minister`s Council on Climate Change.

21.1.2015

12. Prime Minister chairs a review meeting on the goal of "Housing for All" by 2022.

13.CCEA approves four laning of the Ramban-Banihal section of National Highway in J&K

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the PM has given its approval for development of the four laning of the Ramban-Banihal section of National Highway – 1A (now NH-44) in Jammu & Kashmir.

22.1.2015

14.PM launches National Program"BetiBachao, BetiPadhao" program at Panipat in Haryana

The PM made an emotional appeal to the people of India, saying he "comes as a bhikshuk to beg for the lives of daughters", on this  occasion

25.1.2015

15. Union Cabinet gives its nod to Project for setting up of 15,000 MW of Grid-connected Solar PV Power plants through NTPC

Union Cabinet chaired by the PM today gave its approval for the Implementation of Project for setting up of 15,000 MW of Grid-connected Solar PV Power plants through NTPC/ NTPC VidyutVyapar Nigam Limited under National Solar Mission. 

25.1.2015

16. Joint Statement during the visit of President of USA to India– ''Shared Effort; Progress for All''

The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, visited  India from 25-27 January 2015. Joint Statement during the visit of President of USA to India– ''Shared Effort; Progress for All''

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28.1.2015

17.Cabinet approves MoU between the Ministry of Tourism and Government of the Sultanate of Oman

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the PM has given its approval to enter into a MoU for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism, between the Ministry of Tourism and Government of the Sultanate of Oman

31.1.2015

18. PM reviews PAHAL Scheme

The Prime Minister, reviewed, in a high level meeting, PaHaL (PratyakshaHastaantaritLaabh), the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for LPG Subsidy.

2.2.2015

19. PM launches  “Visit India Year 2015” in China

PM launches  “Visit India Year 2015” in China-

7.2.2015

20. PM addresses India’s Heads of Missions abroad

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that the present global environment represents a rare opportunity, when the world is keen to embrace India, and India is moving forward with confidence

15.2.2015

21. PM inaugurated RE-Invest 2015

PM inaugurated RE-Invest 2015, the first Renewable Energy Global        Investors' Meet and Expo- organized by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

19.2.2015

22.PM launches 'Soil Health Card scheme'

PM launched  'Soil Health Card scheme' focusing attention on the health of soil in agricultural areas across the country, to boost productivity and bring about increased prosperity. 14 crore Soil Health Cards are envisaged to be issued over the next 3 years under this scheme

25.2.2015

23.Cabinet approves BRICS Bank proposal

Agreement on the New Development Bank and the BRICS Contingent Reserve Agreement . The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM  gave its approval for establishing the New Development Bank) and the BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement

9.3.2015

24.PM launches first indigenously developed and manufactured vaccine against Rotavirus.

The indigenously developed vaccine will boost efforts to combat infant mortality due to diarrhoea.

12.3.2015

25.PM Commissioned  Coast Ship Barracuda

‘Mauritius is a key leader for a secure and sustainable future for the Indian Ocean. We in India are proud to be your partner’ PM said on that occasion.

14.3.2015

26.PM hands over  homes at Ilavalai North-West Housing Project site, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

16.3.2015

PM launches Give up Subsidy

PM Modi on 16th March exhorted the better off sections of society to forego their LPG subsidy that can be utilized in providing subsidized LPG connections to the poor. Give it up” coined by PM at BJP National Executive meeting in on April 3,2015.Urging the well-off to give up their LPG subsidy, he said "gas cylinders surrendered by them would be transferred to the poor who use wood for cooking. If one crore people give up their LPG subsidy, one crore poor people will benefit as they will be given new LPG cylinders instead. According to Estimates, there are as many as 14.54 crore active LPG consumers in India, of which at least one crore consumers are eligible to surrender their subsidy.

20.3.2015

27.Cabinet approves Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill 2015

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM gave its approval to introduce the Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill, 2015 in Parliament so as to repeal 758 Appropriation Acts. This is in keeping with the Prime Minister’s commitment to bring reform in the country’s legal system, so as to make it more accessible to the common man.

28.Reservation for women in direct recruitment in Non-Gazetted posts in police forces of all Union Territories including Delhi Police

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM gave its approval for making reservation of 33 percent for women, horizontally and in each category (SC/ST/OBC and others) in direct recruitment in non-gazetted posts from Constables to sub-inspector in the police forces of all Union Territories, including Delhi Police.

29.Cabinet approves Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM gave its approval for the Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana with an outlay of Rs.1500 crore. This scheme will  provide skills training to youth, including class 10 and 12 drop outs and aims to cover about 24 lakh people.

30.PM launches Twitter Samvad .

Mr. Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter, calls on the Prime Minister.

25.3.2015

31.PM launches PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation):

A multi-purpose, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation. The platform is aimed at addressing common man’s grievances, and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programs and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments.

26.3.2015

32. Cabinet approves e-Kranti : National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0.

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM  gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti : National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0. This is a follow up to the key decisions taken in the first meeting of the Apex Committee on the Digital India programme held in November 2014. This program has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

33.PM calls for "uncompromising mission-mode approach" to stop further pollution of the River Ganga. PM chaires meeting of National Ganga River Basin Authority.

Budgetary Announcements

26.3.2015

Rail Budget - 2015

34.Railways to Digitize Mapping of Land Records to Counter Encroachment of Railways Land

35.Railways for a Comprehensive Policy to Tap Latent Advertising Potential

36.Railways to set up an Innovation Council Called “Kayakalp” for Purpose of Business Re-Engineering .

Railways Proposes to set up ‘Malaviya Chair’ for Railway Technology at IIT (BHU), Varanasi .

37.Railways to set up a Working Group to Modify the Present System of Accounting Railways to Digitally Integrate Vendorsthrough Vendor Interface Management System.

38.Railways to set up a working group to modify the present system of accounting, to ensure tracking of expenditure to desired outcomes. This would also help in undertaking post commissioning evaluation studies.

39.Railways Enhances Its Safety Measures

Train Protection Warning System & Train Collision Avoidance System on Select Routes ;.

40.Foreign Rail Technology Co-Operation Scheme Proposed to be Launched

It will help when technology intensive and complex projects like speed raising and station redevelopment require lot of handholding by a specialized agency in terms of preparatory work, exploring technology options and managing bid processes.

41.Railways to Work on ‘Swachh Rail - Swachh Bharat. It will ensure  higher standards of cleanliness is of utmost priority for Indian Railways..

42.Railways Proposes to Procure Power Through Bidding Process , Solar Mission of Railways in Full Swing

28.3.2015

Union Budget-2015

43.Self Employment and Talent Utilisation (SETU) to be Established

SETU will be a Techno-Financial, Incubation and Facilitation Program to support all aspects of start up businesses, and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology-driven areas. An amount of Rs.1000 crore is being set up initially in NITI Aayog for SETU.

44.ATAL Innovation Mission (AIM) to be Set up

AIM will be an Innovation Promotion Platform involving academics, entrepreneurs and researchers and draw upon national and international experiences to foster a culture of innovation, R&D and scientific research in India.

45.National Investment and Infrastructure Fund(NIIF) to be Set up .

This will enable the Trust to raise debt, and in turn, invest as equity, in infrastructure finance companies such as IRFC and NHB. The infrastructure finance companies can then leverage this extra equity, manifold.

46. Finance Minister proposes to fully support Agriculture Ministry’s organic farming scheme – “ParamparagatKrishiVikasYojana”.

Stating that the Pradhanmantri Gram SinchaiYojana is aimed at irrigating the field of every farmer and improving water use efficiency to provide ‘ Per Drop More Crop’’ , Shri Jaitley proposed allocation of Rs. 5,300 crore to support micro-irrigation, watershed development and the PradhanMantriKrishiSinchaiYojana.

47.The Government  sets up an ambitious target of Rs. 8.5 lakh crore of agricultural credit.

Stating the Government’s commitment to supporting employment through MGNREGA, The Minister proposed an initial allocation of Rs. 34,699 crore for the program.

48. Finance Minister proposed to create a Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank,

with a corpus of Rs. 20,000 crore, and credit guarantee corpus of 3,000 crore, which will refinance Micro-Finance Institutions through Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.

49.Finance Minister proposed to establish National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

with an annual flow of Rs. 20,000 crore.  He said that he also intends to permit tax free infrastructure bonds for the projects in the rail, road and irrigation sector. He said the PPP mode of infrastructure development has to be revisited and revitalized.

50. Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) to be set up

In order to promote investment in the country, the Minister proposed to set up a Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) which will bring both India’s external borrowings and domestic debt under one roof.

51.Finance Minister proposes to introduce a Gold Monetisation Scheme,

which will replace both the present Gold Deposit and Gold metal Loan Schemes. The New scheme will allow the depositors of gold to earn interest in their metal accounts and the jewelers to obtain loans in their metal account.

52. National Optical Fibre Network Programme (NOFNP) being speeded up.

Finance minister said the National Optical Fibre Network Program (NOFNP) of 7.5 lakh kms networking 2.5 lakh villages is being further speeded up by allowing willing States to undertake its execution under PM’s digital India Initiative.

53.Five New Ultra-Mega Power Projects to be Set Up; Second Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station Will be Commissioned in 2015-16 .

54.Task Force to Establish a Sector Neutral Financial Redressal Agency to be Set Up that  will address grievances against all financial service providers.

55.Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) to be Set Up - which will bring both India’s external borrowings and domestic debt under one roof.

56.Government to Launch National Skills Mission Soon, AIIMS to be Launched in J&K, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Assam in 2015-16 . Student Financial Aid Authority to Administer Scholarships and Educational Loan Schemes for Poor Students.

57.Soon-To-Be-Launched Pradhan MantriSurakshaBimaYojana to cover accidental death risk of Rs. 2 lakh for a premium of just Rs. 12 per year.

58. Atal Pension Yojana Launched

It will provide a defined pension, depending on the contribution, and its period. To encourage people to join this scheme, the Government will contribute 50% of the beneficiaries’ premium limited to Rs. 1,000 each year, for five years, in the new accounts opened before 31st December, 2015.

59.PradhanMantriJeevanJyotiBima Yojana Announced

It covers both natural and accidental death risk of Rs. 2 lakhs. The premium will be Rs. 330 per year, or less than one rupee per day, for the age group 18-50.

60.Finance Minister proposed the creation of a Scheme to Subsidize the Premiums of Vulnerable Groups

Such as Old Age Pensioners, BPL Card-Holders, Small and Marginal Farmers and Others. Shri Jaitley informed that a detailed scheme would be issued in March.

61.Integrated Education and Livelihood Scheme ‘NaiManzil’ will be Launched for Minorities

It will enable Minority Youth who do not have a formal school-leaving certificate to obtain one and find better employment.

62.‘Act East’ Policy of the Government

The Finance Minister announced setting-up of manufacturing hubs in CMLV countries, namely, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. Shri Jaitley stated that the ‘Act East’ policy of the Government endeavors to cultivate extensive economic and strategic relations in South-East Asia.

63.Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank Set up for Small Enterprises in Lending

Priority Given to SC/ST Enterprises

64.Budget to Create Jobs through Revival of Growth and Investment with Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing and “Make In India”–

The Budget in Lok Sabha proposed to defer the applicability of the General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) by two years. Investments made up to 31.03.2017 shall not be subjected to GAAR.

65.Tax Measures Announced to Promote Swachh Bharat Initiatives and Public Health.

Central Government will impose a Swachh Bharat Cess on all or certain taxable services at a rate of 2% from a date to be notified.

66.Four laning of six highways under the National Highways Development Project in West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs  chaired by the Prime Minister gave its approval to six projects (10 packages)  of a total length of 712 kilometres and a total cost of Rs. 12,646 crore were approved  under various phases of National Highways Development Project.

31.3.2015

68.CCEA approves Pooling of Gas in Fertilizer (Urea) Sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the PM, has approved a major policy intervention, to supply gas at uniform delivered price to all fertilizer plants on the gas grid for production of urea through a pooling mechanism.

69. Cabinet approves Revival of the Barauni and Gorakhpur Fertilizer Units

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM gave its approval for the revival of the closed unit of the Barauni of the Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Ltd. HFCL and Gorakhpur Fertilizer Unit of Fertilizers Corporation India Limited.

5.4.2015

70.PM witnesses signing of Agreement for transfer of land for construction of Memorial ForBabasahebAmbedkar.

PM witnessed a tripartite agreement between the Union Ministry of Textiles, the Government of Maharashtra and the National Textile Corporation, for transfer of 12 acres of land adjacent to the Chaityabhoomi in the Indu Mills Compound in Mumbai, where the last rites of BabasahebAmbedkar were performed.

71.PM advocates "Sashakt" and "Samarth" Judiciary to play "divine role" of delivering justice at Joint Conference of Chief Ministers of States and Chief Justices of High Courts.

6.4.2015

72. PM launches Air Quality Index

The Prime Minister launched a National Air Quality Index, which will monitor the quality of air in major urban centres across the country on a real-time basis.

7.4.2015

73. Cabinet approves Amendments to “The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval to amendments to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 pending in the Rajya Sabha, and approved amendments proposed in the Bill.

74.CCEA approves two significant FDI in pharmaceutical sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the PM, approved two significant foreign investments in the pharmaceutical sector.

8.4.2015

75.PM launches Pradhan Mantri MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency)Yojana

The PM  said that supporting the small entrepreneurs of India is the biggest way to help the Indian economy grow and prosper.

76.PM announces relief to farmers in distress

Announcing a landmark change in norms for input subsidy, the PM  said farmers will now be eligible for input subsidy if 33 percent of their crop has been damaged, as opposed to 50 percent or more, which was the norm till now. In another major announcement, the PM  said that the input subsidy given to distressed farmers will be enhanced by 50 percent of the existing amounts.

10.4.2015

76.PM in France: India to buy 36 Rafale   jets soon .

The Press Statement delivered by the PM after the Signing of Agreements in Paris.

22.4.2015

77.Govt  approves the introduction of Amendment to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014.

78.Govt approves the proposal to introduce the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Parliament.

23.4.2015

79. PM: India makes transformation from a country worried about its "brain-drain," to a country that thinks of "brain-gain" at inauguration of Global Exhibition on Services .

80.Cabinet approves Central Government spending of about one lakh crore on urban development

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi  approved Central Government spending of about one lakh crore on urban development under two new urban missions over the next five years. The Cabinet has approved the Smart Cities Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation of 500 cities (AMRUT) with outlays of Rs.48,000 crore and Rs.50,000 crore respectively.

81.Cabinet approves to increase import duty on sugar from 25 percent to 40 percent

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval toincrease import duty on sugar from 25 percent to 40 percent.

82.Cabinet nod for reimbursement of  amount of value cut on wheat procurement price to States

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval to reimburse amount of value cut on wheat procurement price to States. This decision has been taken in order to give relief to the farmers affected by the unprecedented rains and hailstorms

83. Cabinet approves to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 by pursuing the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013, pending before the Rajya Sabha by moving official amendments.

84. Cabinet nod for introduction of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015 in Parliament

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for introduction of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015 in Parliament during the current session. The proposed legislation seeks to provide an appropriate institutional mechanism, both at the Centre and in each State and Union Territory, to ensure expeditious utilization in efficient and transparent manner of amounts realised in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose.

85.Cabinet gives approval  for conversion of two additional battalions of the SSB for the NDRF.

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the conversion of two additional battalions of the SashastraSeemaBal (SSB) for the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and for strengthening existing NDRF battalions.

86. Cabinet nod to continue the minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month to the pensioners of Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS) beyond the financial year 2014-15 on perpetual basis.

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for continuation of the minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month to the pensioners of Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS) beyond the financial year 2014-15 on perpetual basis.  Currently, it is effective only upto March, 2015.

87. Cabinet nod for doing away with the filing of declaration by a company before commencement of business or exercising its borrowing powers

Doing away with the requirement for filing a declaration by a company before commencement of business or exercising its borrowing powers and rationalizing the procedure for laying draft notifications granting exemptions to various classes of companies or modifying provisions of the Act in Parliament, in order to ensure speedier issue of final notifications.

88.Cabinet approves the introduction of the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2015

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the introduction of the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and accession to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Ballast Water Management Convention) of International Maritime Organization (IMO)

89.Cabinet nod to introduce the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Parliament

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal to introduce the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Parliament. The amendments are focused on clarifying jurisdiction related issues for filing cases of offence committed under Section 138 the Negotiable Instruments Act,1881 (NI Act).

90.Cabinet approves for signing of a shipping agreement between India and Jordan

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for signing of a shipping agreement between India and Jordan. Recognizing the significant mutual benefit that can be derived from cooperation in the area of shipping between the two countries, it has been decided to sign the agreement with a view to strengthening cooperation and to provide sustained mutual assistance and advice on merchant shipping and other related maritime matters.

91.Cabinet approval for entering into an agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its ex-post-facto approval for entering into an agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for extending US$1.1 billion as a special /ad-hoc swap outside the Framework on Currency Swap Arrangement for SAARC Member Countries

92.Cabinet approval for placing the new Instrument adopted by the International Labour Organization, ILO

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for placing the new Instrument adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) - Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (No. 29), 1930 supported by Forced Labour Recommendation, 2013 (No.-203) before Parliament.

6.5.2015

PM launches Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan

Wielding the broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the country's biggest-ever cleanliness drive- the "Swachh Bharat" mission. The mission is expected to cost over Rs 62,000 crore. PM asserted that "Swachh Bharat" mission is "beyond politics" and inspired by patriotism.

93.Cabinet nod to revise the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention  signed in 1985, between India and the Republic of Korea

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for revising the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) which was signed in 1985, between India and the Republic of Korea, for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

94.Cabinet approves building of the GSAT-17communication satellite

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for building of the GSAT-17. This is a communication satellite, weighing about 3425 Kg, for providing replacement capacity and in-orbit back up.

95. Cabinet approves Amendments in the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011

The Cabinet approved amendments in the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011 by moving an amendment Bill in Parliament during the Budget Session, 2015 to incorporate necessary provisions aimed at strengthening safeguards against disclosures which may prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of the country, security of the State, etc.

96. Cabinet nod for building of the GSAT-18

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for building of the GSAT-18. This is a communication satellite, weighing about 3425 Kg, for providing replacement capacity.

97. Cabinet approves MoU on Renewable Energy Cooperation between India and Seychelles.

The Union Cabinet,   has given its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Renewable Energy Cooperation between India and Seychelles in March, 2015, during the visit of the Prime Minister to Seychelles.

98. Cabinet nod for operationalization of Atal Pension Yojna (APY), Pradhan MantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana (PMJJBY) and the Pradhan MantriSurakshaBimaYojana (PMSBY)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the operationalisation of the Atal Pension Yojna (APY), Pradhan MantriJeevanJyotiBima Yojana (PMJJBY) and the Pradhan MantriSurakshaBimaYojana (PMSBY).

9.5.2015

PM Modi launches 3 Social Security Schemes

Prime Minister Modi launched three social security schemes at a function in Kolkata. The schemes –

*Pradhan MantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana (PMJJBY)

*Pradhan MantriSurakshaBimaYojana (PMSBY)

and

*Atal Pension Yojana (APY) were simultaneously launched at 115 locations throughout the country.

The schemes -- two insurance products and one pension product -- are targeted especially to the unorganized sector and economically weaker population but others can enrolled themselves as well.A massive 80% of the country's population is still outside the insurance coverage while the government estimated that merely 11% of the working population are under pension net

Pradhan MantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana will offer Rs 2 lakh cover at Rs 330 premium every year. Bank account holders in the age 18 to 50 years are eligible to take this facility. The life risk cover will get terminated after 55 years.

Pradhan MantriSurakshaBimaYojana will offer a renewable one year accidental death cum disability cover of Rs 2 lakh at Rs 12 premium every year. The insured will get Rs 1 lakh in case of partial permanent disability.

Atal Pension Yojana is for the people in the unorganized sector who are outside a formal pension net so far.The pension scheme would allow subscribers of age 18 to 40. The government willco-contribute 50% of total contribution or Rs 1000 per annum whichever is lower, for the first five years. Subscribers without any social security and who don' pay income tax will get this added benefit. However, people have to enroll themselves before December 31, this year to get government contribution.Under this scheme, subscriber will get guaranteed minimum pension from the age of 60. The pension could be Rs 1000, Rs 2000, Rs 3000, Rs 4000 or Rs 5000 per month, depending on the size of contribution.

13.5.2015

99. Cabinet approves Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as an eligible financial instrument

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to allow the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as an eligible financial instrument / structure under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) 1999.

100.Cabinet nod to amend the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 by moving of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Parliament

As a sequel to the announcement in the Budget, the Union Cabinet, has given its approval to amend the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 by moving of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Parliament.

101.Cabinet approves Changes in prohibition of employment of a child.

The Cabinet has approved the proposal for prohibition of employment of a child below 14 years However, while considering a total prohibition on the employment of child, it would be prudent to also keep in mind the country’s social fabric and socio-economic conditions. In a large number of families, children help their parents in their occupations like agriculture, artisanship etc. and while helping the parents, children also learn the basics of occupations. Therefore, striking a balance between the need for education for a child and the reality of the socio-economic condition and social fabric in the country, the Cabinet has approved that a child can help his family or family enterprise, which is other than any hazardous occupation or process, after his school hours or during vacation.

102.Cabinet nod for NamamiGange program.

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi approved the flagship “NamamiGange” Program which integrates the efforts to clean and protect the Ganga river in a comprehensive manner. The program has a budget outlay of Rs. 20,000 crore for the next 5 years

103.Cabinet nod to a comprehensive New Urea Policy 2015 for the next four financial years

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to a comprehensive New Urea Policy 2015 for the next four financial years. The Policy has multiple objectives of maximizing indigenous urea production and promoting energy efficiency in urea units to reduce the subsidy burden on the Government.

104.Cabinet approves Agreement between India and China for in the field of tourism

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to enter into an agreement between India and China for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism. The agreement will be signed during the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister to China.

105.Cabinet approves  Agreement between India and Mongolia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for signing of an agreement between India and Mongolia on the transfer of sentenced persons.

106.Cabinet nod for MoU between India and China on cooperation in the field of mining and mineral sector.

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of mining and mineral sector.

107.Cabinet approves MoU between India and Mongolia for co-operation in border Guarding

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Mongolia for cooperation in Border Guarding, Policing and Surveillance

108.Cabinet approves India-Korea MoUin the field of electric power development and new energy industries

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the Republic of Korea on cooperation in the field of electric power development and new energy industries.

109.Cabinet nod for MoU on cooperation with the Republic of Korea in the fields of maritime transport and logistics.

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation with the Republic of Korea in the fields of maritime transport and logistics.

110.Cabinet approves for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy between India and Mongolia.

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi,  gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy between India and Mongolia.

111.Cabinet nod for Audio-Visual Co-Production Agreement between India and the Republic of Korea (RoK)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for entering into an Audio-Visual Co-Production Agreement between India and the Republic of Korea (RoK) and to complete internal ratification procedure, to enable the agreement to come into force.

21.5.2015

112.Cabinet approval for the revival of closed urea unit of Fertilizer Corporation India Limited (FCIL) at Sindri(Jharkhand) with an investment of Rs 6000 crore

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the revival of closed urea unit of Fertilizer Corporation India Limited (FCIL) at Sindri(Jharkhand) with an investment of Rs 6000 crore.

113. Cabinet nod for setting up of a new Ammonia-Urea Complex of 8.64 Lakh Metric Tonnes annual capacity with an estimated investment of Rs. 4500 crore at Namrup in Assam on Public Private Partnership (PPP) route by a Joint Venture (JV)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for setting up of a new Ammonia-Urea Complex of 8.64 Lakh Metric Tonnes annual capacity with an estimated investment of Rs. 4500 crore at Namrup in Assam on Public Private Partnership (PPP) route by a Joint Venture (JV).

114.Cabinet approves Continuation Programme of fifteen operational flights of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme of fifteen operational flights of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50.

115.Cabinet approves the proposal to review Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy on investments by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs).

30.5.2015

116. Cabinet apprised about the constitution of a Committee under the Chairpersonship of the Prime Minister to suggest different programs / activities to be undertaken by various Ministries/Departments and States/UTs to celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R Ambedkar.  The activities and celebrations will aim to spread the thoughts and ideas of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

117. Cabinet approves signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

118. Cabinet nod to the agreement on Coastal Shipping between India and Bangladesh to carry out coastal movement of goods between the two countries.

119. Cabinet approves to amend the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.

120. Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure for reclassification/upgradation of certain cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011, for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.

121. Cabinet gives its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on prevention of human trafficking especially trafficking in women and children: rescue, recovery, repatriation and reintegration of victims of human trafficking.

10.6.2015

122. Cabinet nod for the proposal to promulgate the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.

The proposed amendments to the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (“The NI Act”) are focused on clarifying the jurisdiction related issues for filing cases for offence committed under section 138 of the NI Act.

123.Cabinet approves signing of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger, Personal and Cargo Vehicular Traffic amongst BBIN.

The agreement will be signed on 15th June at the BBIN Transport Minister’s meeting in Thimpu, Bhutan.

124.Cabinet approves the Ratification of the International LabourOrganisation (ILO) Convention No. 185 on the Seafarers Identity Document (SID). A biometric based seafarer's identity document will be developed, mainly, to ensure a foolproof security system to ward off the potential risk of breach of security and possible terrorist attacks.

125.Cabinet approves the Ministry of Shipping's proposal for India's accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (Bunker Convention) of the International Maritime Organization [IMO] as well as to amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 to give effect to the Bunker Convention, Nairobi Convention and Salvage Convention.

17.6.2015

126. Cabinet gave its approval for launch of “Housing for All by 2022”

The move is aimed to reach out to urban areas with following components/options to States/Union Territories and cities:- a)Slum rehabilitation of Slum Dwellers with participation of private developers using land as a resource; b)Promotion of affordable housing for weaker section through credit linked subsidy; c)Affordable housing in partnership with Public & Private sectors and Subsidy for beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement.

127.Cabinetapproval for transfer of a portion of land and building of erstwhile National Instruments Limited by Jadavpur University, West Bengal to the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on long term lease. The land will be transferred for establishment of a defence research centre namely the Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre for Advanced Technology (JCBCAT).

128.Cabinet nod for signing of an agreement on the abolition of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic passports between India and Spain.

129.Cabinet nod to introduce a new Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015. The new Bill will provide legislative framework for following new provisions other than the provisions in the existing Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 which is proposed to be repealed.

130.Cabinet approves continuation, strengthening and establishment of KrishiVigyanKendras (KVKs) with an outlay of Rs.3900 crore. The scheme envisages continuation of 642 KVKs established till date and establishment of 109 new KVKs in the XII Plan, to carry out its wide range of activities.

131.Cabinet approves stepping up of India’s solar power capacity target under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) by five times, reaching 1,00,000 MW by 2022.

24.6.2015

132. Cabinet gave its approval for setting up of six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country.

These new IIMs will be located at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha) and Amritsar (Punjab).

133.Cbainet gave its approval to the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to apply to the Registrar of Companies for (i) converting it into a Section 3 company under the Companies Act, 2013 (No,18 of 2013); and (ii) renaming it as the Renewable Energy Corporation of India (RECI)

134. Cabinet nod to the proposal of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to transfer 0.5 acre of land belonging to the Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), Cuttack to the Police Department, Government of Odisha on lease basis for a period of 33 years for establishment of a police station at Cuttack.

135.Cabinet approves signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan.

136. Cabinet approves the proposal of the Ministry of Culture for setting up of a National Memorial at LalaKaTola, Sitabdiara, in Chhapra in Bihar - the birth place of LokNayak Jai Prakash Narayan.

137.Cabinet approves renewal of Long Term Agreement with Japanese and South Korean Steel Mills for supply of high grade Indian iron ore, during the three year period from April, 2015 to March, 2018.

1.7.2015

PM launches Digital India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally unveiled the Digital India project on 1st July. The program aims to make all citizens digitally literate and bring internet and e-governance to all sections of the society. The vision of Digital India program also aims at inclusive growth in areas of electronic services, products, manufacturing and job opportunities etc. The Prime Minister said that Digital India has drawn investments worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore and will create 18 lakh jobs. Pm said that "E-governance is going to change into m-governance or mobile governance. Mobile governance is going to be a reality soon,"

2.7.2015

138. Cabinet approved India’s first integrated National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015.

The Policy acknowledges the need for an effective roadmap for promotion of entrepreneurship as the key to a successful skills strategy.

139.Cabinet gave its approval for the institutional framework for the National Skill Development Mission in keeping with the commitment made during the Budget Speech for 2015-16.

140.Cabinet gave its approval for introduction of Common Norms across all skill development schemes being implemented by different Ministries / Departments of Government of India.

15.7.2015

PM launches Skill India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally unveiled the National Policy for Skill development and Entrepreneurship 2015 on 15th July,2015 while launching the Skill India Campaign. The National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 is an attempt to provide an integrated policy for comprehensive roadmap for growth of skilling as well as entrepreneurship in the country by addressing the needs of job seekers as well as job creators.Prime Minister also launched “National Skill Development Mission””on 15th July The National Skill Development Mission aims to consolidate skill initiatives across the country, and standardize procedures and outcomes.

16.7.2015

141.Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Canada in the field of Civil Aviation.

142.Cabinet gave its approval for forming an expert group under the Chairmanship of Shri Arvind Panagariya, Vice-Chairperson, NITI AAYOG, to classify the Caste names returned in the Socio Economic and Caste Census, 2011 (SECC).

143.Cabinet gave its approval for the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) Phase-II. The second phase will be implemented in the States of Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and West Bengal with World Bank Assistance at a total cost 2361.35 crore to address the vulnerability of the coastal community to cyclone. This section of the population is generally poor and from weaker sections of society.

144.Cabinet nod for extension for the next three years, that is upto 2016-17 of the scheme of recapitalization of weak Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). These banks are unable to maintain their minimum Capital to Risk weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR) of 9 percent. This decision will help them improve this ratio.

145.Cabinetapproved revised cost estimates for Phase-I of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The original cost has been enhanced by Rs. 835 crore to Rs 2331.71 crore from Rs. 1496.71 crore. This will address the vulnerability of coastal communities to cyclone. This section of the population is generally poor and from the weaker sections of society.

146.Cabinet gave its approval for the proposal to permit utilization of India's capital contribution to the SAARC Development Fund (SDF) for its Economic and Infrastructure Windows, in addition to the existing approval for utilizing India's capital contribution for the Social Window of SDF.

147.Cabinet approval for the second phase of eCourts Mission Mode Project at an estimated cost of Rs.1670 crore. It envisages enhanced ICT enablement of courts through universal computerisation, use of cloud computing, digitization of case records and enhanced availability of e-services through e-filing, e-payment gateways and mobile applications etc.

148.Cabinet nod to review the existing FDI policy on various sectors provided in the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2014, as amended by the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2015, by introducing composite caps for simplification of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy to attract foreign investments.

149.Cabinet gave its ex-post facto approval for Repealing and Amending (Third) Bill, 2015, which was introduced in Lok Sabha on 13th May, 2015 for repealing 187 Acts. The Cabinet also approved introduction of a new Bill, namely, the Repealing and Amending (Fourth) Bill, 2015 in the Lok Sabha for the repeal of 295 Acts, identified for repeal by the concerned Ministries/Departments and the Legislative Department.

150.Cbainet approval for redevelopment of railway stations on 'as is where is' basis, through open invitation from interested parties with their designs and business ideas including permitting commercial development of real estate by the Zonal Railways.

151.Cabinet gave its approval for signing and ratification of an Inter-Governmental agreement between India and Armenia, on cooperation in the field of Agriculture.

29.7.2015

152.Cabinetapproved the ‘Consumer Protection Bill 2015’ which provides for a comprehensive framework for the protection f the interests of consumers. It will replace the ‘Consumer Protection Act 1986’.

153.Cabinet has given its approval for moving official amendments to the Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014 and for considerations of the bill pending before the Rajya Sabha.

154.Cabinet has given its approval to the creation of “National Investment and Infrastructure Fund”. The NIIF is being created with an objective of maximizing economic impact mainly through infrastructure development in commercially viable projects.

5.8.2015

155.Cabinet has given its ‘in principle’ approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) into a separate company. This will help BSNL to realign its structure in the highly competitive telecom sector.   It will also help BSNL to unlock its tower assets and to improve its financial position.

156.Cabinet has given its approval to extend financial support of Rs 169.16 crore to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Rs 458.04 crore to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) totaling Rs 627.20 crore on surrender of 800 MHz CDMA carriers in few of their circles.  These are four Licensed Service Areas (LSAs) of BSNL (one carrier of 1.25 MHz each) and MTNL in Delhi and Mumbai (two carriers of 1.25 MHz each).

157.Cabinet nod for decentralization shipping arrangements in respect of ocean transportation of cargoes under the control of Government/Public Sector Undertakings.With a view to empowering various Government Departments/Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) with adequate flexibility to directly make their own shipping arrangements in respect of ocean transportation of cargoes, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Shipping for decentralizing existing chartering arrangements.

158.Cabinet has given its approval for direct release of wages to workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.(05 Aug 2015). This is keeping in with the view to better implementation and empowerment of States.

159.  Cabinet has given its approval for Signing and ratification of the agreement with UNESCO for establishment of “A centre for world natural heritage management and training for the Asia and Pacific Region” as a Category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO at the wildlife institute of India, Dehradun

160. Cabinet approves guidelines on spectrum sharing 

Fulfilling the Government’s commitment to improve spectral efficiency and quality of service, which is very essential to fulfill the dream of Digital India, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the guidelines on spectrum sharing, arising from the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). 

12.8.2015