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In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his 57-member Council of Ministers was sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind for the second consecutive time, the new NDA government held its first Union Cabinet meeting on Friday. In his first decision after assuming office, PM Modi approved a hike in scholarship given to widows and wards of deceased or ex-service personnel of armed and paramilitary forces from the National Defence Fund and extended its ambit to include wards of state police officials martyred in terror or Maoist attacks. The schedule for the first Parliament session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been also announced followed by the cabinet meet of the Narendra Modi government. The Budget Session of the Parliament will be held between June 17 and July 26, with the regular budget to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 May 2019, 10:42:05 PM
In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

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A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his 57-member Council of Ministers was sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind for the second consecutive time, the new NDA government held its first Union Cabinet meeting on Friday. In his first decision after assuming office, PM Modi approved a hike in scholarship given to widows and wards of deceased or ex-service personnel of armed and paramilitary forces from the National Defence Fund and extended its ambit to include wards of state police officials martyred in terror or Maoist attacks. The schedule for the first Parliament session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been also announced followed by the cabinet meet of the Narendra Modi government. The Budget Session of the Parliament will be held between June 17 and July 26, with the regular budget to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5.
In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted on his arrival for the first Cabinet meeting of the second term of the newly elected NDA government at South Block in New Delhi on Friday.
In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

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Newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers tribute to idols of freedom fighters Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, at the PMO in South Block, in New Delhi.
In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes charge of the office of Prime Minister of India, at the PMO in South Block in New Delhi on Friday.
In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

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Newly-appointed Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari gesture after their first cabinet meeting under PM Modis second tenure in New Delhi.
In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

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Newly-appointed Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani leaves after their first cabinet meeting under PM Modi's second tenure in New Delhi.
In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

In Pictures: Modi government 2.0 holds its maiden Cabinet meeting, take path-breaking decisions

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Newly-appointed Union Ministers Ram Vilas Paswan, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and others leave after their first cabinet meeting under PM Modis second tenure in New Delhi.