Union Cabinet discusses agenda for brief Parliamentary sessionMay 30th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): The Union Cabinet, which met here on Saturday, decided to hold the President’s address in the joint Parliament session on June 4 and delved on various issues related to UPA Govt.’s policies and programmes to be addressed.
The first meet of the Cabinet was held at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s 7, Race Course residence and lasted for nearly two hours.
President Pratibha Patil’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament on June four is expected to unveil the UPA Government’s agenda for the year ahead as per the policies and programmes of the ruling party and its allies.
It is likely to touch upon Govt.’s commitment to strengthening schemes like NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) and economic policies to be followed in the wake of global recession and promises to weaker sections of society.
Besides, the Cabinet also took up the business schedule of the coming session of Parliament.
The first session of 15th Lok Sabha will commence on Monday and will last up to June 9.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chaired the Cabinet meet. Dr. Singh is believed to have held deliberations with his team on implementing the 100-day programme of the government during the two-hour long meeting.
The Prime Minister has reportedly assigned each minister various tasks to be achieved by concerned departments under the ministry within 100 days of the government taking office. (ANI)
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