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PM Modi chairs first in-person Union Cabinet meet in over a year

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NEW DELHI: JULY 14 – With the Monsoon session of Parliament round the corner, the first in-person meeting of the Union Cabinet was held at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official residence on Wednesday.

The Union Cabinet held its first physical meeting in over a year today. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the first meeting with the Council of Ministers virtually after the Union Cabinet reshuffle on July 7.

A day after the expansion of the Union Cabinet, the Prime Minister had back-to-back meetings with the union cabinet and council of ministers on Thursday.

In the meeting, sources had said that Prime Minister had cautioned Ministers against any complacency in the fight against COVID-19, saying that over the past few days there have been pictures and videos of crowded places and people roaming about without masks or social distancing, and “it should instill a sense of fear in us”.

The sources said that the Prime Minister noted that people not following COVID-19 protocols was not a “pleasant sight”.

Today’s meeting comes two days after the Cabinet Committees were reconstituted by the Central Government on Monday.

The Monsoon session of Parliament is set to commence from July 19 and will conclude on August 13.