Important Cabinet Approvals: 16th January 2019

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the following set of approvals. The important Cabinet Approvals are given as follows:

The Cabinet has approved- 

1. MoU between India and Australia on the safety in Mines, Testing and Research Station.

2. Regularisation of Pay Scales of below Board Level Executives in NHPC Ltd., North East Electric Power Corporation, THDC India Ltd. and SJVN Ltd. w.e.f. 1.1.97.

3. Revised Cost of Estimates (RCE) for 13 new Central Universities in the States of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir (Two), Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, set up under Central Universities Act, 2009.

4. Expenditure sanction for Integrated E-filing and Centralized Processing Centre 2.0 Project.

5. Recapitalization of Export-Import Bank of India: 

    • Issuance of Recapitalization Bonds by the Government of India to the tune of Rs.6,000 crore for capital infusion in Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank).
    • The equity will be infused in two tranches of Rs. 4,500 crore in FY 2018-19 and Rs.1,500 crore in FY 2019-20 respectively.
  • The Cabinet also approved an increase in the authorized capital of Exim Bank from Rs. 10,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore.

6. Ex-post facto approval for Agreement on the facilitation of visa arrangements signed between India and Maldives.

Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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