Cabinet recommends ordinance to use funds in U'khand

Cabinet recommends ordinance to use funds in U'khand

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday night recommended promulgation of an Ordinance authorising use of funds in the new financial year in Uttarakhand that has been placed under President’s Rule.

The meeting, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, also recommended re-promulgation of the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance that his pending in the Rajya Sabha.

“In view of the situation in Uttarakhand, an appropriation ordinance has been recommended, thereby valid withdrawal of Govt revenue can be done,” Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here.

The recommendations will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for consideration and would become law of the land once he signs it.

Despite the Lok Sabha passing the bill replacing the ordinance amending the Enemy Property Act on January 8, some opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha recommended it to be sent to a Select Committee, which the government rejected.

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