Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI)
CCI is one of the new Standing Committee of the Cabinet for focussed and speedy decisions for infrastructure. Prior to setting up of the CCI, infrastructure development was conventionally, and by implication included in the general mandate of CCEA/ Cabinet. CCI considers and takes decisions in respect of all infrastructure related proposals costing more than specified levels (Rs. 3 Billion at present) specifically those concerning Energy, Railways, Roads, and National Highways, Ports, Airports, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Irrigation, Housing and Urban Development with particular emphasis on rural housing and augmentation of facilities in urban slums.
The CCI also considers and decides fiscal, financial, institutional and legal measures that are required to enhance investment in the infrastructure sector, including grant of requisite approvals to facilitate private sector investment in specific projects.
The CCI both lays down parameters and targets for performance for all infrastructural sectors and reviews the progress of infrastructural projects. CCI considers cases of increase in the firmed up cost estimates/revised cost estimates for projects etc. in respect of the business allocated to CCI as well.