The meeting, slated for 10.3am, was to consider a number of proposals, including amendments to the Whistleblowers' Protection Bill. The meeting had to be postponed as the Prime Minister is a little unwell, sources said.

The Cabinet was also to take up a proposal for providing a stand-alone Rs 1000 crore additional central assistance to districts affected by Maoist violence for strengthening development and welfare initiatives.

The additional central assistance for Maoist-affected districts will be on 100 percent grant basis and cover 82 Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts.

(Agencies)

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