The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday approved proposal to give 33% reservation to women in government jobs.
State government spokesperson Narottam Mishra confirmed the news but clarified that due to the model code of conduct in force in the state due to the forthcoming by-elections, permission from Election Commission would be sought before implementation.
For this purpose, State Public Service Commission's State Service Exam Rules 2008 would be changed.
Women presently have 30% reservation in government jobs in all departments except the forest department. The cabinet also ratified the proposal for 10% relief on seeds and fertilisers to drought-hit farmers.
Further, the cabinet endorsed the decision for providing pension to living widows and parents of those killed or injured in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. A sum of Rs 2,500 per month would be given as pension with effect from April 1, 2013.
The cabinet has decided to give one-time exemption of two years in the five years of service required to qualify under the departmental service rules for promotions to the post of deputy director prosecution from year 2015 to 2016, in addition to a one-time exemption of one year in the five years of service required to qualify under the service recruitment rules for promotions in view of shortage of superintending engineers in the Urban Development and Environment Department.
The cabinet also decided to create a post of chief engineer in view of shortage in Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation.
Among other important decisions, the cabinet has decided to exempt from entertainment tax the tickets sold for the one-day international cricket match played between South Africa and India on October 14, 2015, at Indore.
It has also been decided to merge primary health centres of Mandhdata and Omkareshwar and construct a 20-bed hospital at Omkareshwar. The sum of Rs 225 lakh has been sanctioned for its building and Rs 43.95 lakh for equipments and furniture.