The cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a decision to raise the maximum limit of economic assistance of Rs. One lakh, paid to the dependent wife and minor children in case of death of accredited Shramjivi Journalist to Rs. 4 lakh.
Similarly, a decision has also been taken in the cabinet to increase monetary assistance of Rs. 25 thousand to Rs. 50 thousand from the Journalist Welfare Fund in case of damage caused to vehicles and cameras of shramjivi journalists/ cameramen.
Interest subsidy of 5 percent on housing loan for journalists
Moreover, the cabinet has taken a decision give 5 percent subsidy on interest, charged from the accredited journalists on housing loan. This interest subsidy will be payable on obtaining loan from any financial institution recognized the Reserve Bank of India. The interest subsidy will be paid for 5 years on housing loan of Rs. 25 lakh. This facility will be provided to journalist husband or his wife for single house from the current fiscal year.
Benefits of 7 pay scale to teachers and officers working in government colleges
The cabinet has given approval to give benefits of 7th pay scale from January 01, 2016, according to the amendments of Human Resources Ministry and University Grant Commission to teachers and the entire officers posted at equivalent cadre in government colleges of Madhya Pradesh and Registrars of the Universities (Excluding Private Universities). Payment of arrears amount from January 01, 2016 will be deposited in the GPF accounts of the officers of these categories in single installment in the year 2018-19 itself .
Upgradation/ Establishment of 19 Urban and 32 Rural Health Institutions
Moreover, the cabinet has given approval for upgradation/establishment of 19 urban and 32 rural health institutions. Under this, District Hospital Bhopal will be upgraded from 300 to 400 bed. Similarly, the District Hospital Panna from 200 to bed, District Hospital Umaria from 100 to 300 bed, District Hospital of Ashok Nagar and Agar-Malwa from 100 to 200, Civil Hospital Hajira Gwalior from 48 to 100 including Community Health Centres of Mungawali, Barghat, Baihar, Amla, Nagda, Chanderi, Kevlari, Mauganj, Jirapur, Gadhakota, Sirmour and Anjad civil hospital into 50 bed civil hospital and civil dispensary Banganga will be upgraded into 30 bed community health centre.
Furthermore, the cabinet has given approval for upgradation and new establishment in rural areas that include 32 health institutions i.e. primary health centre Belkheda, Phoof,Kothi, Unravan and Bori into 30 bed community health centre including sub health centres of Chhaktala, Puchhikarguva, Kundalpur, Bijora (Rawatpura), Chainpura, Ashta, Mungawani, Shivpurva, Nayagaon, Manikar, Ghutas, Tilawali, Pariksha, Sunwani Atra, Ajgarha, Bhatlo, Kamarji, Rajnagar, Dhanela, Padkouli and Baya will be upgraded into primary health centre and to establish new sub health centres at Semlapura, Podi, Pali, Koteshwar and Dadroa. Approval has also been given for 797 posts including building construction, equipments and furniture for these institutions.
City DUTF to be formed in 20 cities
The Cabinet decided to constitute City DUTF in 20 cities and set up SDUTF at the state level in order to strengthen the public transport system in these cities of Madhya Pradesh. This consists of 16 municipal corporations and 4 municipalities. Among these cities, Bhopal, Indore, Vidisha, Dewas, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Ratlam, Ujjain, Sagar, Guna, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Morena, Bhind, Jabalpur, Katni, Rewa, Satna, Singrauli and Chhindwara are included.
Utkrishtata Kendra Yojana launched
The Cabinet decided to implement the Utkrishtata Kendra Yojana to cater to the need of highly skilled manpower in modern industries. The plan will be effective for next 5 years. Students and teachers/trainers of Engineering, Polytechnic College, ITI institution and Colleges will be trained under the Yojana. Under the Yojana, minimum 90 percent capital investment will be borne by the concerned eligible institution applying for the Yojana and remaining 10 percent of the financial burden will be borne by the state government.
The Cabinet decided to establish 13 new I.T.I.s and upgrade Women I.T.I. Singhna Manawar as Eklavya I.T.I.
The Cabinet decided to create 2 temporary posts of Director General of Police till the release of the notification of cadre revision/for two years. Approval was given for adjust of cadre revision will be done with the posts obtained vacancies after the notification is issued / two years after the issue of the notification.
The Cabinet approved the creation of new tehsil, Sleemanabad, the headquarters of which will be Sleemanabad. Creation of total 20 posts including one Tehsildar, two Naib Tehsildar, two Assistant Grade-II, 4 of Assistant Grade-III, 3 of Assistant Grade-III Translators, one each of Jamadar / Daftari/ Bastavardar, one of Driver and 6 of peons were approved for the newly-formed tehsil Sleemanabad, Katni district.
The Cabinet approved the formation of Kuno National Park after cancelling the notification of the formation of Karera Sanctuary, (Denotification), denotification of partial area of Sonchidiya Sanctuary, Ghatigaon, and including the land equivalent to the land being used by other development schemes in the form of protected area (National Park/ Sanctuary).
Madhya Pradesh Sand Rules 2018 approved
The Cabinet approved the Madhya Pradesh Sand Rules 2018 in the sequence of Madhya Pradesh Sand Mineral Policy 2017. According to this, all new sand mines will be run by village panchayats only. The Rules provide for confiscation of vehicle, machinery and mandatory confiscation on being caught for the second time in cases of illegal excavation and illegal storage. The process of permitting sand storage has been simplified to a great extent.
The Cabinet has decided to increase the period of exemption from Mandi fees payable on imported notified pulses like urad/urada, moong, tuar/ arhar, peas/ batra/ batri from August 1, 2018 (publication of notification) for one year for processing by Dal Mills in Mandi area from foreign countries and other states.
The Cabinet permitted the Dairy Operations Development and Extension Activities Scheme to be continued from year 2017-18 to year 2019-20 under the Animal Husbandry Department in the 12th Five Year Plan.
The Cabinet approved the expenditure of Rs 350 crore in year 2017-18, Rs 233 crore in 2018-19 and Rs 117 crore in year 2019-20 in connection with the continuation of interest subsidy scheme on conversion short term loans of farmers affected by natural calamities to mid term loan.
The Cabinet has increased the period of Mukhya Mantri Rin Samadhan Yojana to September 30. So far 5 lakh farmers have availed the benefits of the scheme.
The Cabinet approved a total state’s share of Rs 58 crore 78 lakhs for the continuance of the popular Fire Services Scheme for urban bodies in the state from year 2018 to year 2022.
The Cabinet approved to fill 96 posts of direct recruitment through the Joint Selection Examination under the Directorate of Town and Country Planning and decided to provide two years’ relaxation in the stipulated deadline for issuing appointment orders.
The Cabinet granted administrative approval of Rs 155 crore 26 lakh for total irrigated area of 5700 hectare of Wardha Irrigation Project of Betul district.>