Educated unemployed youths to get age relaxation in jobs for another year

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jan 2017 10:21:05


Staff Reporter,

RAIPUR,

Jan 3,

Chhattisgarh Cabinet on Tuesday took several significant decisions including extending age limit relaxations for educated unemployed youth in Chhattisgarh for another year, fixation of SC/ST/OBC reservation percentage in reconstituted Raipur and Durg revenue divisions, amendment in the compensation policy for underlined projects, amendment in custom milling policy and allowing Rs 10 crore soft loan facility to District Cooperative Central Bank Bilaspur.


The maiden Cabinet meeting in the calendar year 2017, chaired by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh decided to extend the benefit of five years in maximum age-limit of 35 years for general category as well as maximum age limit for other special categories inclusive of all relaxations amounting to 45 years till the completion of calendar year 2017. Earlier, these relaxations in age-limit were given till the end of calendar year 2016. The relaxations which are valid for bonfide residents of Chhattisgarh have been given keeping in view the benefit of educated unemployed youths.


The Cabinet also decided to amend the reservation percentage of Scheduled Tribe, Schedule Caste and Other Backward Caste categories in reconstituted Raipur and Durg Revenue Divisions. It is worth mentioning here that after the reconstitution of Raipur Revenue Division in February 2013, the Durg Revenue Division got reconstituted automatically. Due to reconstitution of both these revenue divisions, it was felt necessary to amend thepercentage of SC/ST/OBC reservations as per the population percentage in Census 2001 in both the revenue divisions and in districts therein.


Accordingly, it was decided that in Raipur Division, the reservation percentage of Scheduled Caste will be 14 per cent, the reservation percentage of Scheduled Tribe will be 17 per cent and that of Other Backward Class will be 14 per cent. Earlier, the reservation percentages were SC-13 percent, ST-17 percent and OBC-14 percent. Similarly, in Durg division the proposed reservation percentage has been fixed at 12 per cent for Scheduled Caste, 17 per cent for Scheduled Tribe and 14 per cent for Other Backward Classes.
In Baloda Bazaar district the reservation percentage proposed by Cabinet are 21 per cent for Scheduled Caste, 13 per cent for Scheduled Tribe and 14 per cent for Other Backward Classes. Presently the prevailing rates are 10 per cent for Scheduled Caste, 37 per cent for Scheduled Tribe and 14 per cent for Other Backward Classes.


The Cabinet on Tuesday decided to pay additional rehabilitation grant equal to 50 per cent of compensation paid against the land acquired or maximum Rs 5 lakh, to every account holder whose land has been affected due to land acquisition for linear projects (road, railway track, canal, etc). This grant will be paid apart from the compensation against land acquired.


The Cabinet has decided to amend the policy approved for custom milling of paddy procured under paddy procurement drive during Kharif Marketing Year 2016-17 under Minimum Support Price. Accordingly, incentive will be given apart from the custom milling rates fixed by the central government for milling both plain (Arva) and par-boiled (Usna) rice. Accordingly, if the miller submits complete milled rice but is less than the two month’s capacity of his milling plant, he will receive only the central government rate for rice-milling. However, the miller will be entitled for incentive if he deposits milled rice equivalent to his plant’s two months capacity. In case the paddy is not supplied to the miller under some special circumstances by the paddy procurement agency, MD MARKFED will examine the circumstances and on the basis of merits and demerits of the claim and release the incentive on getting rice equivalent to two month’s capacity of respective miller. If the miller deposits complete quantity of milled plain rice which is equivalent to his plant’s two months capacity, the miller will be entitled for incentive at the rate of Rs 30 per quintal.


Regarding usage of single use gunny bags from Kharif Marketing Year 2016-17, the single use gunny bags pending with the millers will be treated as the property of MARKFED and these can be used for paddy procurement during next Khariff Marketing year. However, MARKFED will keep security deposit equal to the depreciated rate of 62 per cent of new jute gunny bags. Accordingly, the miller will have to deposit 50 per cent of this security deposit as bank guarantee and the remaining 50 per cent will be deducted from the custom milling charges being paid to the miller.


The Cabinet also approved the Government guarantee given to Jila Cooperative Central Bank Bilaspur for securing Rs 10 crore soft loan from Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Bank (APEX BANK), Raipur. The Cabinet also approved waiver of Guarantee Fees (five percent) chargeable to Jila Cooperative Central Bank Bilaspur against the said loan.