Union Cabinet to physically meet today after almost a year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a Union Cabinet meet today, its first physical meeting in over a year.  The Union Cabinet will meet at 11 am.

Sources told news agency PTI that the last Cabinet meeting held physically was in the first week of April last year, when the coronavirus pandemic struck the country.

The Union Cabinet had, however, been meeting regularly almost every week through video conferencing, even during lockdown.

The Prime Minister will also chair a meeting of the Council of Ministers at 4 pm through video conferencing.

This is the second time in a week that the Council of Ministers will meet after its expansion on 7 July, with the induction of 43 new ministers.

The new Council of Ministers had met on 8 July.