New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved leave encashment up to 180 days for the deceased defence personnel or those who were invalidated out of service from 30 December 1991 to 29 November 1999, with less than 15 years of service.
“The decision will benefit the families of 9,777 officers and other personnel of defence services. This period is very significant as a large number of causalities took place during the Kargil conflict (“Operation Vijay”) and in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East during the period,” the cabinet statement read.
The cabinet, on Wednesday, also gave ex-post facto approval for introduction of the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill 2017 and the National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament. It also gave its approval for retention of posts and office premises held by the existing National Commission for Backward Classes by the proposed new commission.
“The proposed Act of repeal is necessary in view of setting up of the National Commission for Backward Classes by insertion of Article 338B of the Constitution,” the statement read.
An official statement issued after the union cabinet approved the signing of a protocol amending the Convention between India and Portugal for avoidance of double taxation. The protocol is aimed at ensuring prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.