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Cabinet nod for Equal Opportunity Commission & Coal Regulator

The Union Cabinet approved the creation of Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC), to check discrimination of minority communities in jobs and education.  About Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) Exclusively for minorities. Mandate: To ensure that no minority community is discriminated against on religious grounds by redressing complaints. Deal with grievances viz. denial of accommodation or buying rights ..

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Central Government: All public transport vehicles must have GPS by Feb 20, 2014

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways set a deadline for public transport vehicles running in major cities with a population of over 10 lakh to install GPS devices by February 20, 2014. The Union government has directed all state governments to follow the guidelines. All the owners of public service vehicles are required ..

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CCEA approved National Programme on Prevention & Management of Burn Injuries (NPPMBI)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal to convert and expand the pilot programme of Burn Injuries of the 11th Plan period into a full-fledged National Programme on Prevention & Management of Burn Injuries (NPPMBI) during the remaining part of the 12th Plan Period. At an estimated cost of Rs. 4 billion, ..

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Govt. suspended LPG subsidy transfer scheme and hiked cylinder quota

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) increased the quota of subsidized domestic LPG cylinders to 12 from 9 annually per household. The Union Government also suspended the direct transfer of LPG subsidy into the consumers’ bank accounts linked to Aadhaar unique identity numbers. Thus, consumers will continue to pay only the subsidized price to ..

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Cabinet approved proposal for setting up Rail Tariff Authority to advise Railway Ministry on fares

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a proposal to constitute a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) that will advise the Railway Ministry on fares. The RTA is crucial for railways as it will recommend fare revision from time to time taking into account input cost and volatile market condition. As per existing law, The ..

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