Cabinet

Rajendra Trivedi resigns as Gujarat Assembly Speaker  

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi resigned from his post on Thursday, as per an official notification by the Gujarat Sachivalaya. The news came hours before the new Cabinet of the Gujarat government is sworn-in on Thursday afternoon at the Raj Bhavan. Rajendra Trivedi became the Speaker in February 2018. Meanwhile, giving credence to the...

Gujarat Cabinet swearing-in: Phone calls to ‘chosen’ MLAs begin

Jitu Vaghani’s name on list of probable ministers who might be inducted in Gujarat Cabinet Gandhinagar: Hours before the swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet of Gujarat government, the political corridors were already buzzing with action. There were reports of phone calls being made to MLAs, an indication that they might be taking oath at...

Gujarat: Swearing-in of new Cabinet on Thursday

Gandhinagar: Preparations for the swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet of Gujarat government have started. According to a tweet by the CMO on Wednesday afternoon, the swearing-in ceremony of the new Gujarat Cabinet will be held at 1.30 pm on Thursday at Raj Bhavan, instead of Wednesday as speculated earlier. According to reports, the party...

Cabinet approves DA, DR hike of 11% for central govt employees, pensioners

The Union government on Wednesday increased the dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and dearness relief (DR) for pensioners from 17 per cent to 28 per cent. The 11 per cent hike approved by the Cabinet committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be applicable from July 1. The hike in DA and...

Govt approves Rs 59,000 cr investment for scholarship scheme to benefit SC students

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved changes in the centrally sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme to benefit more than four crore Scheduled Caste students in the next five years and approved a total investment of over Rs 59,000 crore for the purpose. Of the total investment of Rs 59,048 crore approved by the...

Amendment to Essential Commodities Act gets cabinet nod

The Union cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved amending the Essential Commodities Act (ECA). Earlier finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said the government will amend the six-decade old Act. The Act allows for the government to impose curbs on stocking of farm produce. The move is also aimed at attracting investments...

Centre announces Rs50k cr equity infusion for MSMEs, rise in MSP for 14 kharif crops

The Centre has approved Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion for MSMEs to strengthen their growth potential. The MSME has been severely hit by the pandemic and the resultant lockdown. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the decision on equity infusion will allow micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to get listed on stock exchanges. The Centre...