The move is part of efforts to ensure that such people do not face inconvenience during security checks at airports.
Pradhan said the state had extended the tax concession in 2004 to make the refinery project viable.
BSE asked clearing members and custodians to report about their preparedness to comply with the amended prevention of money laundering rules.
ICICI Bank announced to reduce interest rate on savings accounts by 50 basis pts to 3.5% on deposits below Rs 50 lakh.
The FTSE 100 .FTSE index ended the session down 0.9% at 7,323.98 pts, extending the previous session's losses after three days of gains.