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English Release 21-August 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan’s ‘In-Residence Programme’ to feature two artists and two writers in September 2014
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM at Nagpur
  • PM at Mouda, Maharashtra
  • PM at Ranchi
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
  • Revision of Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent in respect of certain minerals (other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing)
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Exchange Rate of Foreign Currency Relating to Imported and Export Goods Notified
  • Text of the Speech of the Union Finance and Defence Minister
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • No Ebola suspect case admitted today to Quarantine cum Isolation Health Facility at Delhi Airport
  • Government considering national, regional dental hospitals
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • DG, Border Guards Bangladesh calls on Union Home Minister
  • Home Minister to Review Flood Situation in Uttar Pradesh
  • Min of Labour & Employment
  • Central Advisory Committee on Beedi Workers Welfare Fund meets under the Chairmanship of Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Min of Mines
  • Revision of Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent in respect of certain minerals (other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing)
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • 15- Member Delegation from Ladakh Calls on Dr. Najma A. Heptulla
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket increased to US$ 100.32 per bbl on 20.08.2014
  • Min of Power
  • Prime Minister Dedicates to the Nation Mouda Super Thermal Power Project Stage-I (1000 MW)
  • Prime Minister dedicates 765 kV Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat transmission line ; Initiates Commencement of work on 3x660 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue Earnings of Railways goes up by 14.72 per cent during the Month of July 2014 & 9.30 per cent during April-July 2014
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • NHAI Board Resolves Some Pending Finacial Disputes/Claims
  • Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Minister for SJE reviews the implementation of Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • India’s Tourism Sector resolves to Co-Create, Collaborate and Co-achieve
  • Full text of the Resolution adopted at the Second National Conference of Tourism Ministers
  • Full text of the speech of the Union Tourism and Culture Minister Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at the inaugural session of the State Tourism Ministers’ Conference
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Ministries of Water Resources and Environment & Forests to Work in Close Tandem for Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • National Sports Awards – 2014

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Cabinet20-August, 2009 14:53 IST
Amendments to the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to amend the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007. The main features of the amendment are: i) Incorporation of Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007; (ii) Need to strengthen existing transitional provisions of the Act; (iii) Need to give representation to nearby premier Central Institutions in the Board of Governors; and (iv) Need to amend the procedure for appointment of Deputy Directors in NITs.

Effective amendments into the NIT Act 2007 will remove certain drawbacks in the NIT Act 2007; and incorporation of IISERs into the NIT Act, 2007. Declaring them as Institutes of national importance, will enable them in awarding of the degrees etc.

The proposed amendments aim at fostering improvements in the existing set-up, establishment of proper and effective management structures in the Technical Institutions, providing an environment to encourage innovative ideas.

BACKGROUND:

The National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 covers 20 such institutions as listed in the Schedule of the Act. Now that the Act has been in operation for about 23 months, a need has been felt to amend it.

The Bill to amend the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 will be introduced in both the Houses of Parliament in their next session, and once the same is approved, the amendment to the Act will come in to force after receiving the assent of the President.

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