Committee on Kalam’s Memorial at Ramesh-waram
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 October announced a memorial would be constructed for Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. A committee of Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Manohar Parrikar and Pon Radhakrishnan and former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy will work out the details of the memorial.

Achary panel recommended 400% hike in basic salary of Delhi MLAs
The three-member committee chaired by former Secretary General of Lok Sabha PDT Achary, in its report submitted to Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, has favoured a 400 percent hike in basic salary of MLAs from Rs 12,000 to Rs 50,000 per month. Overall, the hike recommended has been 138 percent. In July, a group of AAP legislatiors had demanded a significant hike in salary, arguing their earnings were not enough to run their family and offices.

Central Press Accreditation Committee reconstituted
The Central Press Accreditation Committee (CPAC) that issues Press Information Bureau (PIB) cards to journalists has been reconstituted by the Ministry of Information and Broad casting. PIB director general Frank Noronha will be the ex-officio chairman of the Committee. The period of the committee is two years from the date of it’s first meeting.

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