Cabinet nod to bill seeking capital punishment to rapists of girls below 12 years

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Nov 2017 14:12:20


Staff Reporter,

Finally, Madhya Pradesh Cabinet gave its nod to much-awaited bill which seeks to amend law to provide capital punishment to person accused of rape and gangrape of girls below twelve years of age on Sunday. Likewise, bill also seeks stricter punishment to accused involved in other crime against girls and women. Now this bill will be tabled in Assembly for approval. esides, cabinet also gave its nod to budget estimate.

Disclosing mediapersons about Cabinet decisions, Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya told that bill also seeks to increase the punishment to eve-teasers. Likewise, accused who rape on the pretext of marriage would be prosecuted under 498K and this section also covers cases of live-in relation. Bill also speaks that without hearing prosecution, bails should not be provided to habitual offenders involved in crime against women. In case of disrobing woman, bill seeks minimum fine of Rs 1 lakh. When asked that what are the provisions to stop misuse of bill, he said no case will be filed without proper investigation. In last Cabinet meeting, this bill was deferred for the next meeting as some ministers have some reservations. Besides, a decision to grant 3 per cent hike in 6th payscale and 1 per cent in 7th payscale from July 1, 2017, in the DA/Relief to permanent workers and panchayat secretaries of Panchayat and Rural Development and Planned Teaching Cadre of Government employees/pensioners/panchayati raj institutions and local bodies was taken at the Cabinet meeting.

The cash payment of the proposed hike in DA will be made from July 2017. Cabinet took the decision to establish Acharya Shankar Cultural Unity Trust to acquaint the common man with the darshan and life of Adi Shankaracharya-one who reinstated Sanatan ideology by establishing the four maths in the four corners of the country and who is the founder of Adi Acharya Advait Darshan of Indian cultural unity. Cabinet has decided to constitute Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development and Employment Board under Youth Empowerment Mission connecting Employment Board under Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission and Commerce, Industry and Employment Department under Department of Technical Education and Skill Development.

The Chief Minister will be the Chairman of the Board. The Employment Board and Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission currently in operation has been included in the new board. The Cabinet decided to recruit Saharia, Baiga and Bhariya Special Primitive Tribe candidates to the vacant posts of Scheduled Tribes for the post of Constable (GD) in Police Department. The counting of the vacant posts in connection with the recruitment will be done in the situation of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The counting of the vacant posts of Scheduled Tribe will be done only according to the roster percentage reservation fixed for the unit. For selection of candidates of Special Scheduled Tribes Sahariya, Baiga and Bhariya on one-third of the vacant posts, the candidate with minimum qualification will be appointed on the post of Constable (GD).