Cabinet of India

Conditional exemption to exporters under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955

The Union Cabinet yesterday approved exemption to exporters having IEC Code issued by DGFT from the purview of stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 with respect to edible oilseeds, edible oils and rice. This will help exporters benefit from economies of scale and bigger operation for optimally meeting export demands on a… Read More

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GoI clairfies Land Acquisition Bill Not Against Industrialisation

Union Minister for Rural Development Shri Jairam Ramesh said that the new Land Acquisition Bill is not against industrialisation and urbanisation as there is no bar on purchase of private land. He said the new Act renamed as the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 will come… Read More

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Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 Introduced in Rajya Sabha

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, as approved by the Union Cabinet in its meeting on 4th June 2013, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha today . The Bill has been piloted by Dr. (Ms) Girija Vyas, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation . Soon after its introduction, the Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development… Read More

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Amendment to the Government’s Resolution on the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI) Resolution.

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for amendment in the Resolution No. 89 dated 21st April, 2004, commonly known as the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI) Resolution to designate the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of each Ministry/Department of the Government of India as the "Designated Authority" in addition to the Central… Read More

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Review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) caps and routes in various sectors

Cabinet  Decision The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) caps and routes in various sectors.   The Government has decided to amend the provisions relating to the FDI caps and routes in various sectors as under: 1.   Petroleum & Natural Gas (Petroleum refining by the Public Sector Undertakings (PSU), without… Read More

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Review of the policy on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Multi-Branded Retail Trading

Cabinet Decision The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for amendment in the existing FDI policy in Multi-Brand Retail Trading (MBRT) in para 6.2.16.5(1) (iii), (iv) and (vi) of 'Circular 1 of 2013 - Consolidated FDI Policy. a) Amendment in para 6.2.16.5(1) (iii) of 'Circular 1 of 2013- Consolidated FDI Policy' to read as follows: At least… Read More

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Guidelines for Determination of Tariff for Projects at Major Ports announced.

Union Minister for Shipping Mr. G K Vasan today announced in Mumbai the new Guidelines for determination of tariff for major port projects in the country.  The new simplified guidelines are expected to pave way for increased investment flows into the port sector. Addressing a press conference, Mr Vasan said "the new guidelines allow the competitive market forces to… Read More

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Comments invited on Draft Sports Bill

The Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has sent the draft of the National Sports Development Bill to the Union Council of Ministers, Leaders of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, States/UTs Sports Ministers, Standing Committee/Consultative Members of MYAS, Leaders of various political parties in… Read More

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Meeting of Consultative Committee of Information & Broadcasting

Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari today chaired the meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Ministry. The meeting discussed the activities related to Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and the members were given a presentation of the Leveson Report and its relevance and implications in the Indian context. Welcoming the members,… Read More

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Cabinet approves setting up of National Aviation University in India

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the proposal for setting up of a National Aviation University (NAU) in the name of Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University at the District of Rae Bareli in the State of U.P. as a Central University. The Cabinet also approved the proposal to introduce the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation… Read More

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Cabinet approves introduction of the Coal Regulatory Authority Bill, 2013 in Parliament

Constitution of independent regulatory authority for coal sector and approval for introducing the Coal Regulatory Authority Bill, 2013 in Parliament The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the proposal for setting up of an independent regulatory authority for the coal sector and also approved the introduction of the Coal Regulatory Authority Bill, 2013 in… Read More

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Government of India Strongly Raises Issue of Cash Bonds for UK Visa

Stresses need for Pragmatism in Harvesting Agreements in India-EU BTIA Shri Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry visited UK on 23-25 June to review bilateral trade and investment and taking part in investment promotion events. He met Dr. Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Mr. Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government… Read More

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Implementation of Wakf Act, 1995

Shri K Rahman Khan Reviews Implementation of Wakf Act, 1995; Calls for Timely Completion of Important Provisions ; Evolve Comprehensive System for Efficient Management of Wakfs-Says K Rahman Khan Shri K Rahman Khan, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs and Chairman, Central Wakf Council (CWC) has called for evolving a highly transparent and comprehensive system for efficient… Read More

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