‘Bhopal Declaration 2002 scheme was suspended in 2005’
In a reply to a PIL filed by Bhu Adhikar Abhiyan, the state government informed the MP high court on Monday that the Bhopal Declaration 2002, a scheme to allocate funds for purchasing and providing agriculture land to SC/ST families, was suspended way back in July 2005.bhopal Updated: Nov 08, 2016 10:52 IST
In a reply to a PIL filed by Bhu Adhikar Abhiyan, the state government informed the MP high court on Monday that the Bhopal Declaration 2002, a scheme to allocate funds for purchasing and providing agriculture land to SC/ST families, was suspended way back in July 2005.
Bhu Adhikar Abhiyan, a Bhopal-based social organization, had filed the PIL to seek benefits under the Bhopal Declaration 2002 scheme.
The details of the land distributed among the beneficiaries are available with the tehsildar office of every district, the state’s reply said. It also suggested that the petitioner could avail the details under Right to Information Act (RTI).
The state had implemented the scheme in its letter and spirit, the government reply claimed. The court granted six weeks’ time to the petitioner to file a rejoinder, the petitioner’s counsel Raghvendra Kumar said.
On January 12 2002, the government adopted Bhopal Declaration for providing basic rights to the Dalits, including land provisions for Dalit families.
Nurses’ strike: PIL seeking alternative arrangement filed
The Nagrik Upbhokata Margdarshak Manch has moved a petition in the Madhya Pradesh high court demanding the state to make alternative arrangements of nurses at government hospitals, in view of the proposed nurses’ strike from November 9.
Dr PG Najpandey, senior member of the consumers’ forum, filed the petition claiming medical services were essential services and the impending nurses’ strike would jeopardise health services at all hospital.
Around 25,000 nurses working in government hospitals, including medical colleges, would go on an indefinite strike to press for their demands of additional increments as per a 1989 state cabinet decision, besides better and timely pay.
“According to a decision of the state cabinet taken in 1989, nurses who hold degree in nursing are entitled for four additional increments, while those who have done diploma are entitled for three increments. But the state government is not giving additional increments to nurses under any of these categories. This is when in all other departments they are giving additional increment to employees,” said Rekha Parmar MP Nursing Association president.