The government has set an ambitious Rs 72,500 crore fund mop-up from the divestment process next FY. The political mandate the BJP got in the recent state polls is expected to give a further impetus to reform measures.
The committee headed by Veerappa Moily said it would recommend for suitably streamlining the NITI set-up, so that they can play their designated role more effectively.
The cabinet also decided to increase their representation in the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) from the present 33 per cent to 50 per cent.
The priest-turned politician Yogi Adityanath was unanimously elected the BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the newly elected MLAs.
Others who took oath as Cabinet ministers include Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik, Arvind Pandey, Subodh Uniyal, Yashpal Arya and Prakash Pant.
He thanked the creator of the petition and everyone who has signed it so far. Tharoor also thanked everyone for their support and requested that the petition be withdrawn.
Punjab Governor would address the Vidhan Sabha on March 28, followed by a debate on the Governor’s Address and Motion of Thanks, besides presentation of Supplementary Grants for year 2016-17.
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday (March 14) passed the long-pending bill through a voice vote after amendments passed by the Rajya Sabha earlier were incorporated. The upper house had passed the bill on Friday (March 10).
After days of total washout due to paralysis in the wake of demonetisation issue, the government suddenly brought the bill under the revised list of business showing its eagerness to get it passed immediately.
Shah also reiterated that come what may the government will not backtrack from its demonetisation step, when the party leaders tried to draw his attention to the consequence in the next year’s assembly polls in several states.