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GOM Recommendations on Restructuring Centrally Sponsored Schemes in the 12th Plan

The Union Cabinet today decided to restructure the existing Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)/ Additional Central Assistance (ACA) schemes in the Twelfth Five Year Plan into 66 schemes, including Flagship programmes. This includes 17 Flagship programmes with significant outlays for major interventions required in health, education, irrigation, urban development, infrastructure, including rural infrastructure, skill development, etc. To… Read More

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Change of Guard :: Shri Mallikarjun Kharge Takes Over as Minister of Railways

Shri Mallikarjun Kharge assumed charge as the Union Minister of Railways here today i.e. 19th June, 2013. Prior to this, Shri Kharge was Union Minister of Labour and Employment. He is a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Gulbarga constituency in Karnataka. Immediately after assuming the office, the Shri Kharge was briefed by Shri Vinay Mittal,… Read More

Tags: Cabinet of IndiaGulbargaKarnatakaKarnataka Pradesh Congress CommitteeLabour & Employment MinisterLok SabhaMallikarjun KhargeSiddaramaiah

Change of Guard : K S Rao Takes Charge as New Textiles Minister

Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao took over as the new Union Minister for Textiles here today. Dr. Rao is a Lok Sabha member from Eluru constituency of Andhra Pradesh. Speaking to mediapersons after taking charge as the new Textiles Minister, Dr. Rao expressed concern over the current account deficit (CAD) which is affecting the nation™s economy. He highlighted… Read More

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Change of Guard: Shri Oscar Farnandes is New Minister for Road Transport and Highways

Shri Oscar Fernandes has taken over as new Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways here today. Shri Fernandes is a Rajya Sabha member (INC) from Karnataka. Earlier, he has held the charge of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Ministry of Overseas… Read More

Tags: Cabinet of IndiaGovernmentKarnatakaMinister of StateMinistry of Statistics & Programme ImplementationOscar FernandesRajya SabhaRoad Transport

Change of Guard: Shish Ram Ola Takes over as New Union Minister Labour and Employment Minister

Shri Shish Ram Ola has taken over as new Union Minister Labour and Employment Minister here in Shram Shakti Bhawan New Delhi today. Shri Ola is a Lok Sabha member (INC) from Jhunjhnu Constituency of Rajasthan and has already handled this portfolio from May 23, 2004 to November 27, 2004 in the UPA-I tenure. Speaking on… Read More

Tags: Cabinet of IndiaGirija VyasIndiaLok SabhaMallikarjun KhargeNew DelhiRajasthanSis Ram Ola

Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Ministry of Steel

The Union Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that India continues to hold the 4th position in global crude steel production for the past 3 years. Chairing the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry here today, he said that the Crude Steel production in India has grown by… Read More

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Coporates to Partner with Government for Training and Skill Development for Minorities

A Joint Committee to be set up with CII, FICCI and PHDCCI to Promote Entrepreneurial Development Programme-Shri K Rahman Khan Shri K. Rahman Khan, the Union Minister of Minority Affairs has suggested to set up a Committee of the three Business Chambers and Ministry of Labour and Employment to give impetus to the efforts to… Read More

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CLR Snippets | Restructuring of the Income Tax Department

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax Department in various cadres that is 1349 additional posts in the IRS cadre and 19,402 additional posts in the non-IRS cadres. This will help the Income Tax Department collect increased revenue and provide better tax payers services. An… Read More

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CLR Snippets | Cabinet Revises Income Criterion applying to “Creamy layer” in OBCs

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The new income criterion will be Rs. 6 lakh… Read More

Tags: BusinessCabinet of IndiaConsumer Price IndexCreamy LayerHuman ResourcesMinistry of Human Resource DevelopmentOther Backward ClassUnion Cabinet

Cabinet to Consider Land Sale Bill to unlock values

The Union Cabinet is set to consider on a policy which is aimed at helping unlock values of unused land under Government Institutions in a transparent manner. Salient features of the proposed comprehensive Land Sale policy: It covers land owned by statutory bodies and surplus land having a market value of less than Rs 50… Read More

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CLR Snippets | Kapil Sibal is the New Law Minister

Eminent Senior Advocate and tax expert Shri Kapil Sibal has been appointed the Law Minister of India, after Shri Ashwani Kumar resigned from his post in the wake of the Coalgate issue. Shri. Kapil Sibal™s father, Shri. H. L. Sibal, was an eminent tax counsel and has appeared in hundreds of tax matters. Shri. Kapil Sibal has… Read More

Tags: Ashwani KumarBharatiya Janata PartyCabinet of IndiaIndiaKapil SibalManmohan SinghPawan Kumar BansalShri Kapil Sibal

Setting up of the National Skill Development Agency

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for constituting an autonomous body called the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) by subsuming the Prime Minister™s National Council on Skill Development (PMNCSD), the National Skill Development Coordination Board (NSDCB) and the Office of the Adviser to the PM on Skill Development. The NSDA will be located in… Read More

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Functioning of Employees™ Provident Fund

As on 31.03.2012, the total members of Employees™ Provident Fund are 8.55 crore and pensioners under Employees™ Pensions Scheme are 41.03 Lakh. The present composition of Central Board of Trustees (CBT), Employees™ Provident Fund (EPF) is Annexed. The composition of the CBT, EPF is as per Section 5A of the Employees™ Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. As… Read More

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