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PM to review implementation status of Cabinet decisions


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review next week the implementation status of some key decisions taken by the Union Cabinet, including those taken way back in July 2014. Scheduled for February 17, this will be the second such review meeting that Modi will undertake with the Council of Ministers in just about three weeks.

The 27 decisions of the Cabinet and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs whose implementation status would be reviewed include the amendments to the Factories Act and the Apprentices Act, which were cleared over one and a half years ago in July 2014, sources told PTI.

Modi had chaired a similar meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 27 as well. Other decisions slated for implementation status review are setting up of a Credit Guarantee Fund for providing guarantees to loans extended under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, operationalisation of Budget announcement of 2015-16 on the Atal Pension Yojana, the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana.

The Prime Minister will also check progress in the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, the Swacch Bharat Mission for urban areas, the Housing for All by 2022 mission, the National Skill Development Mission, the National Health Mission and the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana.

Other such decisions relate to the National Ayush Mission, amendment to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014, setting up three new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Mangalagiri, Nagpur and Kalyani and strengthening of the drug regulatory system.

The decisions relating to setting up of six new IITs and IIMs, amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, and the nationwide celebration of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar will also figure in the status review.