A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today decided to amend provisions of Revenue Book of Circulars (RBC) 6-4 for extending more relief to calamity-affected farmers in the state.
Following this decision, relief amounts to farmers will be sanctioned at revised rates. Assistance worth Rs. one lakh is provided to the next of kin of a deceased person, which has now been increased to Rs. 1.50 lakh. Similarly, the quantum of assistance on loss of limb has been increased from Rs. 35 thousand to 43 thousand 500 and Rs. 62 thousand 500 from Rs. 50 thousand on 80 percent disability. Similarly, the quantum of other relief amounts will also be increased.
Dakhal Rahit Bhoomi Adhiniyam
The cabinet while amending “Madhya Pradesh Mein Dakhal Ki Rahit Bhoomi (Vishesh Upbandh) Adhiniyam 1970”, decided to extend its cut-off date from June 23, 1980 to December 31, 2111. Under the Act, those residents of villages who possess land and are landless labourers or artisans and who had built residential structure on freehold land before June 23, 1980, become entitled for ownership rights over the land and are legally certified for it under the Act. Now, this cut-off date has been extended from June 23, 1980 to December 31, 2011.
Houses of urban slum dwellers
It has been decided to make available houses available to urban slum dwellers through participation of private investors. For this, Re-development of Slums Scheme has been chalked out. Under the scheme, haphazardly built slums on precious urban lands will be converted into systematic pucca houses and the rest of land will be used in a planned manner. The scheme will be implemented by various government agencies like Housing and Infrastructure Development Board, Development Authorities, SADA and urban bodies. A supervision committee comprising Principal Secretaries of Housing & Environment, Urban Administration & Development and Revenue departments and Chief Executive Officers of the concerning government agencies will be constitute for examining the project. The government agency will chalk out a project proposal of the selected and identified slums in prescribed format and present it before the supervision committee. People’s suggestions will be sought by making the project report public in which consent of residents of the concerning slums will be necessary.
This work of house construction will be undertaken with the participation of private investors. If required, the private investor will also make arrangements for emporary dwellings for the concerning slum dwellers. Under the scheme, precious urban lands, where slums have cropped up in unplanned and haphazard manner, can be put to optimum use in planned manner.
Khiladi Kalayan Kosh
In fulfilment of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s announcement, the cabinet decided to set up “Mukhyamantri Khiladi Kalyan Kosh”. Khiladi Kalyan Kosh Niyam-2012 will be framed for the fund. Initially, a sum of Rs. one crore has been provisioned for this fund. The object of institution of the fund is to make financial assistance available to the present national and international-level sportspersons of Madhya Pradesh who are representing the state or country in national and international competitions and the former sportspersons who have done so in the past. An eligible sportsperson will be able to get maximum financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh at a time from the fund.
The assistance will be in three categories. The financial assistance will be made available for treatment of serious diseases prescribed by the Public Health & Family Welfare Department, treatment on sustaining injury during recognised competitions and for modern coaching as recommended by Sports Federations for preparation of Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, world and Asian championships. Assistance for coaching will be made available in case the Union Government does not make financial assistance available or provides inadequate assistance.
Gurujis of primary schools
The cabinet decided to extend grants to School Management Committees/Panchayat Raj institution for payment of honorarium to gurujis working in primary schools upto the age of 60 years only. Gurujis of 60 or more years can work only during the academic session 2012 till April. After that, their services will not be continued. However, no recovery will be made against the payments made earlier to such gurujis. New gurujis will not be appointed on the post falling vacant due to gurujis attaining the age of 60 years. Appointments to such posts in primary schools will be made as per provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act-2010.
Industrial Training Institutes
In pursuance of Resolve No. 50 passed by the Vidhan Sabha, the cabinet decided to upgrade existing 46 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) at the district headquarters and establishing ITIs in rest of four districts with a view to further strengthening and activating technical education and training. Besides, a decision was also taken to strengthen and upgrade 107 more existing ITIs. Posts required for this will also be created.
Sainik School, Rewa
The cabinet decided to increase the income limit of low income group parents of Madhya Pradesh for entitlement of their children studying in Sainik School, Rewa for scholarship. At present, each student belonging to general category low income group whose parents’ income is upto Rs. 2750 per month is given Rs. 12 thousand 750 as scholarship. Presently, the school charges s. 52 thousand 494 as teachings fees per annum due to which low and middle income group families face difficulties in paying the teaching fees.
Following this decision, children of parents belonging to low income group will get scholarship worth Rs. 52 thousand 494 per annum whereas the children of parents earning maximum Rs. 15 thousand per month will get scholarship worth Rs. 13 thousand 124 each per annum. Besides, Rs. 1500 each will be given as uniform allowance to all the students. The decision will benefit about 190 students at present.
The cabinet accorded sanction for filling 18 posts for set-up of Commissioner, Chambal Division, Morena and 6 posts of peon through contract/outsourcing.
For prompt and effective disposal of judicial cases of Cooperatives Department, the cabinet sanctioned 70 additional posts for headquarters and Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior divisions and Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior.
The government decided to repay Rs. 770.64 crore loan taken at 6 percent interest rate on government guarantee by Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative and Rural Development Bank Limited from NABARD in 16 equal half-yearly installments in 8 years. On account of payment of due installment for July 2011 against the bank on December 30, 2011, NABARD has charged unreceived interest. The cabinet decided to make payment of Rs. 31.97 crore of earned inadequate interest amount.
For several works under Sarva Shiksha Mission, services of retired persons are required on contract basis. The cabinet decided to delink contractualk appointments made under Sarva Shiksha Mission from the prescribed process of the General Administration Department. All the terms and conditions of the General Administration Departments will have to be followed in all these contractual appointments.
The cabinet decided to introduce the syllabus of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education in 201 model schools in the state.