Drinking water scheme for schools okayed

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Sep 2017 11:45:50


Staff Reporter,

Vetanman to Assistant Teacher/Teacher

Drinking water scheme was approved for making permanent sources available in Government primary and middle schools in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. For this Rs 44.65 crore was approved from the year 2017-18 to 2019-20.

The Cabinet decided to give Third Kramonnat Vetanman Grade-pay 4200 to Assistant Teachers and Third Kramonnat Vetanman Grade-pay 6600 to Teachers after 30 years of regular service. This arrangement will be effective from July 1, 2014. This decision will benefit about 30,000 teachers. The Cabinet took this decision under the policy of implementing Assured Career Promotion Scheme to employees by the State Government.

The Cabinet approved Rs 38.50 crore in three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 under the free textbook supply scheme to students of all Government schools from Class I to VIII.
The Cabinet approved expenditure of Rs 24.96 crore in the year 2017-18 to 2019-20 under Shikshak Awas Griha Kaksh Nirman programme under security scheme of girls hostels.
The Cabinet has approved Rs 180 crore in the coming 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 under Free Uniform Supply Scheme for above BPL boys belonging to nearly 45 lakh unreserved and Other Backward Classes in the State. The Cabinet approved in principle Rs 205 crores for financial year 2017-18 to 2019-20 for implementation of Sakshar Bharat Yojana.

More than Rs 2,032 crore fund for two irrigation schemes: The Cabinet has given approval of Rs 1097.67 crore for Gond Lift Irrigation Project. This project will benefit 18,080 hectare of 82 villages of Singrauli and 9920 hectare of 65 villages of Sidhi district that is total 28 thousand hectare area Rabi and 6500 hectare area of Kharif irrigation. Drinking water supply would be possible through this project to a total population of nearly 3.13 lakh of 218 villages including 40 villages of Majhouli development block of Sidhi district and 178 villages of Devsar development block in Singrauli district.

The Cabinet approved Rs 935.01 crore fund of Bargi Diversion Project’s Command Area Development and Water Management Scheme. The project’s annual irrigation capacity is 3,76,515 hectare. The project will benefit total 1450 villages including 438 villages of Jabalpur district, 127 villages of Katni district, 855 villages of Satna district and 30 villages of Rewa district.

Amendment to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan Samman Nidhi: The Cabinet has decided to make amendments to the Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (MISA or DIR. Persons detained for political or social reasons) Samman Nidhi rules 2008. As per amendment such a person who has been detained for a period of less than one month for political or social reasons under MISA/DIR will be eligible for a monthly Samman Nidhi of Rs 8000 and a person detained for a period of one month or more than a month will be eligible for an Samman Nidhi of Rs 25 thousand per month. From the date of publication of these rules in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette to November 30, 2017, such eligible persons who have been detained for a period less than a month for political or social reasons under MISA/DIR would have to present an application. The Cabinet gave approval to continue the scheme for construction and upgradation of hospitals and dispensary buildings from 2017-18 to 2019-20 in urban and rural areas. For this Rs 994.39 crore has been approved.

An amount of Rs 410 crore has been approved in rural areas for the coming three years. Under this, 16 rural health institutes without buildings, 47 dilapidated community health centres and primary health centres, 88 community health centres and seven health institutes would be upgraded. Apart from these, post mortem buildings would be constructed at 30 places besides buildings of 18 community health centres, 24 primary health centres and 13 sub health centres. Approval of Rs 583 crore and 55 lakh has been given for health facilities and building upgradation in urban areas.

This includes building construction/upgradation of 32 district hospitals and civil hospital, sewage treatment plants in 112 district hospitals and civil hospitals and modular OT in 14 district hospitals, upgradation by AC installation in labour room of 15 district hospitals and high tension connection for unhindered electricity supply in 31 district hospitals. Two new provisions in Chief Minister’s Permanent Agriculture Pump Connection Scheme: The Cabinet has decided to include two new provisions in the Chief Minister’s Permanent Agriculture Pump Connection Scheme implemented for supply of permanent agriculture pump connections in the State.

With the implementation of the new provision, maximum 3 farmers will now not have to make separate contribution fund for 20 horse power load of 25 kva capacity transformer for which a joint application has been made in case of connection given on the same infrastructure. The payable amount on the basis of application of maximum capacity will be distributed evenly among these applicants on the basis of the capacity of their pumps. This will provide permanent connections to these applicants on payment of less portion of the amount. Including new provision for farmers who have applied for temporary agriculture pump connections, they have been given the alternative that they can obtain electricity supply on flat rate by depositing single installment of the fixed contributory amount in this scheme in place of temporary agriculture pump connection. The farmer will not have to pay energy charge etc for temporary connection in such a case.

Power will be made available to the farmer at flat rate on this connection. Also he will have to make payment for the first six months on flat rate in the next round. By taking the benefits of these provisions the farmer will be in a position to obtain power supply for the entire year at the rate of Rs 7,000 per horse power on flat rate for 5 horse power pump whereas he has to pay more than Rs 13,000 for just three months for temporary agriculture pump connections. The responsibility of making the infrastructure of these connections permanent in maximum 6 months will be of the distribution company. With the implementation of these provisions more farmers will be encouraged to get included in the Chief Minister’s Permanent Agriculture Pump Connection Scheme.