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Health, education to top PM Modi’s meeting with council of ministers

PM Modi is also likely to review several issues related to Women and Child Development, Social Justice and Empowerment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Labour and Employment in the meeting.

Written by Raghvendra Rao | New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2016 12:27 am
Prime minister narendra modi, PM narendra modi, council of ministers meeting, modi council of minister \PM Modi is also likely to review several issues related to Women and Child Development, Social Justice and Empowerment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Labour and Employment in the meeting.

Progress made on setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and six Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), among other things, is likely to figure prominently when Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting with his Council of Ministers on Wednesday.

This will be the second review meeting of its kind, the first having been held on January 27 in which schemes related to the agriculture, rural development, consumer affairs, food and public distribution, chemical and fertilizer and water resources were discussed.

On Wednesday, the PM is also likely to review several issues related to the ministries of Women and Child Development, Social Justice and Empowerment, Health and Family Welfare, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Labour and Employment in the meeting, government sources told The Indian Express. As many as 26 agenda items have been shortlisted for this meeting.

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Through a Cabinet decision in October last year, the government had cleared the setting of three news AIIMS at Mangalagiri near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Nagpur in Maharashtra and Kalyani in West Bengal under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. Union Health Minister J.P Nadda will apprise the PM about the progress made on these projects. In addition, he will also dwell on the progress made under the National Health Mission.

Similarly, Union Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani is likely to give a status report on the progress made on setting up six new IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jammu, Kerala and Karnataka. The Union Cabinet had given an in-principle approval to set up these IITs as registered societies under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 last year. The HRD minister will also apprise the PM about the progress made on establishing six new IIMs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Punjab.

Operationalisation of the budget announcement on Atal Pension Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, the setting up of a credit guarantee fund for Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana, and the progress made Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana will also be up for review, sources said. Also, the PM’s pet projects—the Swachh Bharat Mission (rural and urban) and the Housing for All by 2022 Mission—will be reviewed.

During the meeting, Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi is slated to talk about the recent amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014.

The progress made on the financial restructuring of Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Kanpur, and on the setting up of Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) will also be reviewed during the meeting with Social Justice and Empowerment minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot expected to talk on these matters. Gehlot is also expected to brief the PM about the efforts being put in by his ministry for the nationwide celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B.R Ambedkar.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, National Skill Development Mission, National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, Common Norms for Skill Development Schemes implemented by Centre and Amendment to the Apprentices Act, 1961 will also be up for review during the meeting.

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  1. C
    Feb 16, 2016 at 7:05 pm
    Include/heed suggestions from Kejriwal in your discussion.....
    1. Abhijit Bhattacharya
      Feb 16, 2016 at 9:20 pm
      Jawaharlal Nehru created 5 IITs. Modi added another 5. This is called a radically new Modi's development model and we have finally a Congress Mukt Bharat. Pseudo-hindu bhakts are becoming ecstatic with these new achievements. What a original thinking inherited from the Vedic civilisation. lol
      1. M
        Feb 17, 2016 at 5:01 am
        There you go brahins. IITs and IIMs will have 500% reservation for you. Now work to manufacture more of your children and increase the potion from 1% to 75%. You can also brag that you have increased the Hindu potion!!! Win Win!!!
        1. B
          Feb 17, 2016 at 12:41 am
          4th amd 10th grader is in charge of iit and iim what kind of joke is it
          1. J
            Feb 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm
            precisely the point. The first 5 insutes were established immediately after independence or soon thereafter and it took us another 50 years to announce the setting up of more insutes. Mr. Bhattacharya, the infrastructure in this country of 1.3 billion is simply appalling. Who do we attribute this failure to other than the establishment that has governed this country for most of the time since independence. The G old Party of Indian politics (Congress) has been only indulging in vote bank politics and throwing a few crumbs here and there. Development has happened but at a snails pace and has not kept up with the aspirations or needs of the growing Indian potion. Please stop politicking and support good policies, regardless of which government puts them in place.
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