The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi has given approval for various proposals.
Cabinet approves Inter-bank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement & Co-operation Memorandum relating to Credit Ratings by Exim Bank:
i. The Cabinet has approved signing of the Interbank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement & Co-operation Memorandum Relating to Credit Ratings by Exim Bank with participating member banks under BRICS Interbank Co-operation Mechanism.
ii. The Board of Directors of Exim Bank has been authorized to negotiate and conclude any individual contracts and commitments within their framework.
iii. These agreements will promote multilateral interaction, political and economic relations with BRICS nations.
iv. Exim Bank will reach the international platform through this agreement.
Cabinet approves Umbrella Scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces:
i. The Cabinet approved the implementation of Umbrella Scheme of ‘Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)’ for years 2017-18 to 2019-20.
ii. The estimated cost of the scheme is Rs.25,060 crore.
iii. Out of which, the Central Government share will be Rs.18,636 crore and the State Government share will be Rs.6,424 crore.
iv. Special provision has been made under the Scheme for internal security, law and order, women security, availability of modern weapons, mobility of police forces, logistics support, hiring of helicopters, upgradation of police wireless, National Satellite Network, E-prison project etc.
Cabinet approves Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service doctors to 65 years:
i. The Cabinet approved the enhancement the superannuation age to 65 years for doctors in the following categories:
· Doctors in Indian Railways Medical Service
· Doctors working in Central Universities and IITs under Department of Higher Education
· Doctors in Major Port Trusts under Ministry of Shipping
· Doctors under Ministry of AYUSH
· Doctors under Department of Defence
· Doctors under Department of Defence Production
· Dental Doctors under Department of Health & Family Welfare
· Dental doctors under Ministry of Railways
· Doctors working in Higher Education and Technical Institutions under Department of Higher Education
ii. The Cabinet has permitted respective Ministries to take appropriate decision with respect of the age of doctors for holding the charge of administrative position as per requirement.
Cabinet approves revision of policy for providing Defence land to Communication Operators:
i. The Cabinet has approved a proposal for revision of policy of Ministry of Defence for providing Defence land to Communication Operators for construction of Shared Communication Towers and allied Infrastructure.
ii. Issue of clearance, for installation of Mobile Towers will be done based on experience in implementing the policy and guidelines issued by Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
About Union Cabinet:
i. Purpose – Supreme decision making body of India
ii. Members – Prime Minister and Union Ministers