Bill for death to rapists of minor girls deferred

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Nov 2017 11:02:30


Staff Reporter,

Cabinet deferred the bill, which proposes capital punishment to rapists of minor girls. The proposed bill has been deferred for further contemplation. Now Law Department will do further contemplation to make bill more effective and it will be brought in next Cabinet meeting. Along with this, second supplementary budget estimate was also deferred for next meeting.

Addressing the mediapersons after Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Jayant Mallaiya told that that bill seeking capital punishment to rapists of minor girls and second supplementary budget estimate have been deferred for further contemplation. However, Cabinet decided to continue to zero percent loan facility given to farmers on short term loan through the medium of primary agriculture credit cooperative committees.

Along with this, Cabinet decided to amend Freedom Struggle Army Treatment Grant Rule 1986 and provided right to Collector to sanction medical treatment grant amount till Rs 50,000.

Most importantly, entry fee in religious town Omkareshwar has been ended. Same kind of arrangements will be done in other religious towns. Cabinet also approved continuous operation of Tribal Works Department’s College Hostel Scheme for three years. Under the scheme, 84 boys hostels and 68 girls hostels, a total of 152 post-metric hostels are being transformed into college hostels to make residential facility available for students studying in the colleges. Total 62 buildings will be constructed in the coming 3 years, which includes 32 hostels without buildings and 30 new hostels. The Cabinet has granted approval of more than Rs 203.32 crore for extension of the scheme for coming 3 years.

Cabinet has granted approval for extension of scholarship scheme of Class IX and X of the Tribal Affairs Department. Approval has been granted of more than Rs 290 crore and extension from 2017-18 to 2019-20 under the scheme. Target has been set to benefit as many as 13 lakh 56 thousand students of Class 9-10 in the coming 3 years.

Cabinet has given its approval to continue construction of residential houses for officers and employees of Revenue Department. Total Rs 38 crore will be spent on construction of the houses in the year 2017-18, Rs 37 crore 40 lakh in year 2018-19 and Rs 24 crore 80 lakh in year 2019-20.

The Cabinet has granted approval to extend the scheme for construction of toilet, ramps, lifts and buildings to provide free environment to the disabled by the Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department and extension of Sahayta Anudan Yojana for the blind, deaf and dumb and multi-disabled/mentally retarded. Moreover, making an amendment in the Madhya Pradesh Swatantra Sangram Sainik Chikitsa Sahayta Anudan Niyam 1986, the Cabinet has decided to give rights of granting approval for treatment amount of Rs 50,000 to concerned District Collector. Besides this, the Cabinet has given approval to give all rights to sanction the amount more than Rs 50,000 and up to the Government rates prescribed by the Public Health and Family Welfare Department for treatment of serious illness to the Divisional Commissioner on recommendations of District Collector.