Articles about Union Cabinet

Modi reshuffles Cabinet Committees; Irani, Sonowal among new faces

13 Jul 2021

Modi reshuffles Cabinet Committees; Irani, Sonowal among new faces

After reshuffling the Union Cabinet last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday rejigged Cabinet Committees, introducing several new faces.

Four new faces from Karnataka inducted into PM Modi's cabinet

08 Jul 2021

Four new faces from Karnataka inducted into PM Modi's cabinet

With PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday inducting four new faces from Karnataka into his Ministry, and Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanda Gowda resigning ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, the state's representation in the Union Council of Ministers now stands at six.

Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah made Co-operation Minister; Aviation for Scindia

07 Jul 2021

Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah made Co-operation Minister; Aviation for Scindia

Shortly after 43 new ministers were sworn into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expanded Union Cabinet on Wednesday, ministries were allocated to each member.

Cabinet Expansion 2021: Sonowal, Scindia, others sworn-in as Modi's ministers

07 Jul 2021

Cabinet Expansion 2021: Sonowal, Scindia, others sworn-in as Modi's ministers

The swearing-in ceremony for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new Union Cabinet Ministers took place on Wednesday.

Modi's new Cabinet to be more diverse; India's 'youngest ever'

07 Jul 2021

Modi's new Cabinet to be more diverse; India's 'youngest ever'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to reshuffle his Union Cabinet on Wednesday evening.

PM Modi's meet with Ministers amid Cabinet expansion buzz canceled

06 Jul 2021

PM Modi's meet with Ministers amid Cabinet expansion buzz canceled

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with top Union Ministers and the chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scheduled for today has been canceled, News18 and NDTV reported.

Modi's Cabinet expansion expected soon. Who are the frontrunners?

02 Jul 2021

Modi's Cabinet expansion expected soon. Who are the frontrunners?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce the expansion of his Cabinet soon for the first time in his second term.

Cabinet approves amendments to give more power to Delhi's L-G

04 Feb 2021

Cabinet approves amendments to give more power to Delhi's L-G

On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet approved proposed amendments to the Government of NCT of Delhi Act, that will give more power to the Lieutenant Governor.

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

05 Jan 2021

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

The Union Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will be presented on February 1, sources were quoted as saying by PTI on Tuesday.

Cabinet clears crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank's merger with DBS Bank

25 Nov 2020

Cabinet clears crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank's merger with DBS Bank

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the amalgamation of the crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL), the Indian arm of Singapore's DBS Bank.

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

23 Nov 2020

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.

Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

23 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

South coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to be hit by Cyclone Nivar by Wednesday, November 25. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the depression is still 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry.

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

21 Oct 2020

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bonus pertaining to the year 2019-2020 for 30.67 lakh central government employees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Government announces MSP hike amid protests over farm bills

21 Sep 2020

Government announces MSP hike amid protests over farm bills

Amid intense protests over the controversial farm bills, the Union Cabinet has approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops for the 2021-22 season, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the Lok Sabha, today.

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

20 Sep 2020

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

02 Sep 2020

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a scheme designed to bring post-recruitment reforms in civil services.

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

19 Aug 2020

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET). This process will help streamline the recruitment process for central government jobs.

PM-KISAN: Modi releases Rs. 17,100 crore to 8.5 crore farmers

09 Aug 2020

PM-KISAN: Modi releases Rs. 17,100 crore to 8.5 crore farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released Rs. 17,100 crore to the bank accounts of nearly 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme.

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

30 Jul 2020

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

29 Jul 2020

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

18 Jun 2020

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

20 May 2020

Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Jammu and Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020.

Coronavirus: Installments of Dearness Allowance for government-employees put on hold

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Installments of Dearness Allowance for government-employees put on hold

With coronavirus pandemic hurting the economy, the government said on Thursday it was holding installments of Dearness Allowance meant for Central government employees and pensioners.

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 21,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory statistics.

7-year jail for attacking health workers, says government

22 Apr 2020

7-year jail for attacking health workers, says government

Addressing a press conference after the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced stricter laws for the protection of doctors and healthcare staff against violence.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

The coronavirus outbreak in India seems to be accelerating as 704 positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump yet.

30% cut in salaries of MPs, including PM, for one-year

06 Apr 2020

30% cut in salaries of MPs, including PM, for one-year

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions, the Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries of all Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by 30% for a year, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Pensions will be reduced too.

Yes Bank rescue plan unveiled, withdrawals restrictions to be lifted

14 Mar 2020

Yes Bank rescue plan unveiled, withdrawals restrictions to be lifted

Crisis-hit Yes Bank got a lifeline after the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, notified a reconstruction plan backed by the State Bank of India (SBI).

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

09 Feb 2020

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.

Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

29 Jan 2020

Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

In a move that will bring a sigh of relief for women, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill that will allow abortion at 24 weeks, as opposed to the earlier upper limit of 20 weeks.

NPR green-lit by Modi Cabinet; Rs. 3,941 cr budget approved

24 Dec 2019

NPR green-lit by Modi Cabinet; Rs. 3,941 cr budget approved

As nationwide protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) continue, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday green-lit the National Population Register (NPR).

Amit Shah to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today: Details here

09 Dec 2019

Amit Shah to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today: Details here

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

On Wednesday morning, the Union Cabinet cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said the Bill is a top priority for the government, deeming it as significant as revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Maharashtra: Governor suggests President's Rule, sends report to Centre

12 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Governor suggests President's Rule, sends report to Centre

In a bid to end the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to Centre stating that President's Rule is the best thing that can happen to the state.

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena fails to get numbers, governor moves towards NCP

12 Nov 2019

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena fails to get numbers, governor moves towards NCP

Just when political pundits thought the crisis in Maharashtra will end on Monday, they were given another surprise.

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena gets Governor's invitation, its minister resigns from Centre

11 Nov 2019

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena gets Governor's invitation, its minister resigns from Centre

The political impasse in Maharashtra took another turn on Sunday when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari that it will not stake claim to form a government.

Justice Bobde will take oath as next CJI in November

29 Oct 2019

Justice Bobde will take oath as next CJI in November

On Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind approved a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India.

Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

09 Oct 2019

Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

Diwali has come early for lakhs of central government employees as the Centre on Wednesday announced that their Dearness Allowance will be increased by 5%.