The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, met on Wednesday via video-conferencing.
After the cabinet meet, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar and Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot briefs the media about the key cabinet decisions.
The Union #Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to revise the guidelines for obtaining a license for Direct-To-Home (#DTH) broadcasting service, to make the period 20 years instead of existing 10 years.
Further, the period of license may be renewed by 10 years at a time. pic.twitter.com/XwMSCgM171
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) December 23, 2020
Take a look at Key Cabinet Decisions
Cabinet approves merger of Films Division, Directorate of Film Festivals, National Film Archives of India, and Children’s Film Society, India with National Film Development Corporation.
Cabinet approves Revision in guidelines for providing DTH services in #India. DTH license to be issued for 20 yrs and license fee to be collected quarterly.
Govt’s big push for education for SCs. Approves Rs.59,000 Cr post matric scholarship scheme for more than 4 Cr SC students in 5 years; Central Government would spend Rs. 35,534 Cr (60%) and the balance would be spent by the State Govts. It is estimated that 1.36 Cr such poorest students, who are currently not continuing their education beyond 10th standards would be brought into the higher education system in the next 5 years.
Central share in the scheme would be released on DBT mode into the bank accounts of the students; Central Assistance of Rs 1100 crore annually during 2017-18 to 2019-20 would be increased more than 5 times to be around Rs 6000 core annually during 2020-21 to 2025-26.