Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved to Revised Cost Estimates for the establishment of permanent campuses of new National Institutes of Technology, NITs, at a total cost of 4371.90 crore rupees for the period till 2021-2022.
NITs were established in the year 2009 and started functioning from the academic year 2010-2011 in their temporary campus with very limited space and infrastructure. These NITs will be fully functional from their permanent campuses by 31st March 2022.
It also approved the extension of tenure of the Commission constituted under Article 340 of the Constitution, to examine the issue of sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes in the Central List.
Briefing media in New Delhi on Wednesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the tenure has been extended by six months till 31st July 2020.
Cabinet has also granted approval to the addition of Term of Reference to the existing ToR of the Commission which includes studying various Entries in the Central List of OBCs and recommending correction of any repetitions, ambiguities, inconsistencies, and errors of spelling or transition.
Mr. Javadekar said, Daman, will be the capital of newly carved out Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. (AIR NEWS)