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7th Pay Commission Terms of reference to be taken up by Cabinet tomorrow – Many proposals expected to be cleared by Cabinet
As per media reports, among many other proposals such as anti-graft bills, 7th Pay Commission Terms of Reference is likely to be taken up by Cabinet tomorrow for clearance.
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has also proposed for prorogation of Parliament ahead of this Cabinet meeting
Government will be considering as number of proposals in the cabinet meeting likely to be condcted on 28.02.2014, before general election announcement of the Election Commission which would enforce Code of Conduct soon. One of the other important proposals likely to be cleared by Cabinet in this meeting is approval for 54 new Kendriya Vidyalayas.
Extract of new reported in the Hindu on Tomorrow’s Cabinet Meeting is as follows
Marathon Cabinet meeting expected
With the schedule for the Lok Sabha likely to be announced on Saturday, the UPA government is working “feverishly” on a record number of announcements, appointments and initiatives before the model code of conduct kicks in.
The Cabinet meeting on Friday is expected to be a “marathon” one as it will be the last opportunity for the government to take policy decisions as well as ‘populist’ sops, top Finance Ministry sources told The Hindu.
The proposals lined up for Friday’s Cabinet include 54 new Kendriya Vidalayas, space programme GSLV-Mark III, a six-lane bypass for Delhi, terms of reference for the 7 Pay Commission which was set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently.
It is expected to consider Rs. 3,500 crore budget for new broadcasting infrastructure for All India Radio and Doordarshan, 10-per cent Dearness Allowance for government employees and 600 MW hydro-power projects in Bhutan. The dearness allowance hike to 100 per cent from the existing 90 per cent is expected to benefit to benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.
New schemes have been put up for approval by the Ministries for health, tourism, water resources, human resource development and agriculture. These include expansion of government-funded PhD seats for electronic systems design and manufacturing of hardware, a new investment scheme for urea, two new highways and a health research scheme from the Human Resource Development Ministry. Some shipping and steel projects will also come up for approvals.
Officials believe some more items could be put on the block-buster agenda. A Cabinet Minister told The Hindu that the government expects the Election Commission to announce the general election schedule on Saturday or latest by Monday.
Source : The Hindu