Class IV daily wagers can work till 62 years of age, Relief to BPL and Antyodaya beneficiaries to continue, Sugar at the rate of Rs. 13.50 per kg: State Govt. to bear Rs. 60 crore burden, Police inspectors to be gazetted officers
A cabinet meeting chaired by Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today sanctioned Tantya Bhil Swarozgar Yojana for tribal youths. The scheme will be implemented through banks. Under the scheme, loans worth Rs. 50 thousand to Rs. 25 lakh or more will be provided. Under Tantya Bhil Swarozgar Yojana, the State Government will provide 30 percent subsidy subject to a maximum of Rs. 3 lakh and 5 percent loan interest subsidy. Besides, fees and service tax guarantee will also be given by the State Government. A target has been set to benefit 5000 tribal youths under the scheme during year 2013.
The cabinet endorsed “Madhya Pradesh Dainik Vetanbhogi (Sewa Ki Sharten) Niyam-2013 regarding daily wage employees working in various departments of the State Government. Accordingly, class III or equivalent rank daily wage employees will retire on completing 60 years of age and class IV or equivalent rank daily wage employees on attaining age of 62 years. Special per month allowance given on completion of 10 and 20 years of service has also been increased from Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000, to Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2500, respectively. These employees will be given benefit of National Pension Scheme. Under it, 10 percent will be deducted from their wages and equal amount will be contributed by the State Government. There is also a provision to give Rs. one lakh gratuity to these employees. Now, they will be given 3 national holidays, 5 festival holidays, 7 casual leaves and weekly off on Sunday. Women will be given maternity leave as per government policy. This decision will benefit about 50 thousand daily wagers incurring expenditure worth Rs. 70 crore on the State Government.
Sugar at Rs. 13.50 per kg
The cabinet decided to continue supply of sugar at the rate of Rs. 13.50 per kg to Antyodaya and BPL ration card holders. The decision will entail a burden of Rs. 60 crore on the state exchequer. It will benefit 74 lakh families. The State Government has taken this decision as a result of abolition of sugar levy policy by the Union Government. Now, the State Government will have to purchase sugar from open market to provide it at the rate of Rs. 13.50 per kg to the poor.
Police inspectors declared gazetted officers
The cabinet has declared police inspectors drawing salary of Rs. 6500-10500 (revised pay scale Rs. 9300-34000-4200 grade pay) and officers working on equal rank as gazetted officers class-II and laid down their service conditions. Under Public Service Commission (Limitation of Function) Regulation Act 1957, posts of inspector/equal rank will be kept outside purview of Public Service Commission. Provisions regarding administrative control and discipline for these posts will continue as before. Additional salary/allowance given to these employees will remain effective as before.
The cabinet sanctioned 4 new industrial training institutes (ITIs). These ITIs will be opened at Kasrawad in Khargone district, Patan in Jabalpur district, Devsar in district Singrauli and Virsinghpur in Satna district. There will be 2 trades in these ITIs in the first year. Two more trades will be introduced in year 2014-15 and all 6 trades in year 2015-16. Every year, 240 students will be benefited. In all, 15 percent seats will be reserved for scheduled caste, 21 percent scheduled tribe and 14 percent for OBC students. In each ITI, 36 posts will be created in next 3 years.
The cabinet decided to allot 0.28 hectare government land at village Siddi Khurd to Sasan Power Project for construction of its corridor (ash pipeline).
It was decided to allot 3.204 hectare government land at villages Bharoli and Itahra in Satna district to Messrs Reliance Cementation Private Limited.
Choice for alternative for exam for promotion to junior electricity charge accounts examiner for one time to assistant grade-1 and 2, who have passed accountancy exam, under class-III service recruitment rules under Madhya Pradesh Power Examination Directorate of the Energy Department, and exemption of one year in experience for promotion of junior electricity fees service examiners and assistant grade-2 for promotion to the posts of senior electricity fees service examiner and junior electricity fees service examiner.
The cabinet accorded permission to Indore Municipal Corporation to acquire loan worth Rs. 34.51 crore for completing Indore BRTS Project.
The cabinet sanctioned opening of an additional division for buildings and roads in Sehore district and National Highway Division in Rewa only from the available staff of Public Works Department.
The cabinet has decided to constitute a separate cell for carrying out works of 14th Finance Commission and create 10 new posts for the same.