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Monday, August 14, 2023

CCEA - Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs


CCEA - Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

  • CCEA is one of the Cabinet Committees

Composition of CCEA in 2021 year 

Prime Minister

Shri Narendra Modi

Minister of Defence

Shri Raj Nath Singh

Minister of Home Affairs

Shri Amit Shah

Minister of Road Transport and Highways

Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Minister of Finance; 

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of Agriculture 

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Minister of External Affairs

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of Commerce and Industry

Shri Piyush Goyal

Minister of Education

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan


Cabinet Committees are 

  1. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

  2. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

  3. Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.

  4. Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth.

  5. Cabinet Committee on Security.

  6. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

  7. Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill Development.

  8. Cabinet Committee on Accommodation.

  • All committees except Cabinet Committee on Accommodation and Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs are headed by Prime Minister.

The object of the Cabinet committees are 

  1.  To lessen the enormous workload of the Cabinet. 

  2. Facilitate an in-depth examination of policy issues 

  3. Principle of the division of labour and effective delegation

  4. Frame proposals for the Cabinet’s consideration

  5. Also, take decisions, but of course, Cabinet can review such decisions. 

  • COM - Council of Ministers is a Constitutional body by Articles 74 & 75 of Constitution of India, whereas the Cabinet Committee is an extra-constitutional body (not mentioned in the Constitution of India)  in emergence. 

  • Although Cabinet committees are not constitutional bodies, their work cannot be under estimated as they provide crucial guidance to the Cabinet. 

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Office Order 01 of 2017 Approval of Railway Projects


Approval of Railway Projects - Office Order No 01 of 2017 


  • Procedure for Appraisal and approval of New Public funded Projects in IR 

Delegation of Powers

Cost of the Project

IPA - In Principal Approval

Appraised by

Approved by

Up to Rs.100 Crores

Member Finance

Member Finance

Chairman & CEO, Railway Board

Rs. 100 Crores to Rs.500 Crores

Member Finance

Railway Board

Minister of Railways (after being examined and recommended by the RB)

Rs. 500 Crores to Rs.1000 Crores

Member Finance

NITI Aayog, Expanded Board for Railways chaired by CRB & CEO

Minister of Railways

Rs. 1000 Crores & above

Member Finance

NITI Aayog, EBR - Expanded Board for Railways chaired by CRB & CEO

CCEA - Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

  • Projects costing Rs. 50 Crores and above  - Preparation of DPR - Detailed Project Report is mandatory before they are processed for sanction of the competent authority. 


  • In Simple, All projects irrespective of cost - IPA - In Principal Approval by Member Finance


  • Rs. 100 Crores to Rs. 1000 Crores - Approval by Minister of Railways.  Less than Rs.100 Crores - CRB & CEO and More than 1000 Crores - CCEA