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Govt clears Rs 1,300-cr package

Dec 27, 2017
Govt clears Rs 1,300-cr package

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS). An official statement said that new skill development scheme covers the entire value chain of the textile sector, excluding spinning and weaving in the organised sector.

The scheme will be applicable from 2017-2018 to 2019-2020 with an outlay of Rs 1,300 crore. It will have the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF)-compliant training courses with funding as per the common norms notified by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the statement said. Meanwhile, there was confusion over Cabinet approval of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2017, and withdrawal of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2015.

The Cabinet also approved the extension of term of the Commission to examine the issue of sub-categorisation of OBC to April 2, 2018. A National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara also got the nod.

The Cabinet also gave its nod to the conferment of Central Group ‘A’ Service and Cadre Review of Group ‘A’ Executive Officers of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). There will be an increase of existing structure of Group ‘A’ posts from 1,253 to 1,272. A net creation of 19 posts of various ranks from Assistant Commandant to Inspector General of SSB will also be there, an official statement said.