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MP cabinet makes ‘toilet at home’ mandatory for contesting panchayat polls

The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday made it mandatory for panchayat election candidates to have toilets in their houses to become eligible for contesting elections.

bhopal Updated: Jul 05, 2016 21:39 IST

The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday made it mandatory for panchayat election candidates to have toilets in their houses to become eligible for contesting elections.

A meeting of the state cabinet chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday decided that it would be mandatory for candidates of elections to three-tier panchayats that their houses must have flush or water flow-based toilets.

Rs 1,049 crore sanctioned for four medium irrigation projects

The cabinet also gave administrative sanction of Rs 1,049 crore for four medium irrigation projects that will irrigate 36,595 hectares during Rabi.

Special recruitment drive for filling backlog vacancies extended

The cabinet extended special recruitment drive being conducted for filling backlog/carry forward vacancies of SCs, STs, OBCs and disabled persons for one year from June 30, 2016.

The cabinet endorsed Madhya Pradesh Tax on Entry of Goods in Local Areas Amendment Bill 2016 for levying six percent entry tax on goods brought to local areas for consumption after purchase under e-commerce in view of losses suffered by state’s tax revenue due to e-commerce.

The cabinet also sanctioned to transfer Rs 75 lakh from Information Technology Project’s server up gradation head to change request head to make effective the computerisation project of Commercial Taxes Department. It was also decided to empower administrative departments to transfer amounts of various heads upto maximum sanctioned limit of project as per departmental requirement in future.

The cabinet also authorised finance minister to hear problems of daily wagers and work charged employees in the state. After getting apprised of their problems, the finance minister would inform the chief minister.

The cabinet sanctioned amended self-finance pension scheme sixth pay scale in accordance with terms and conditions of April 1, 2014 in Rajmata Scindia Agriculture University, Gwalior.

The cabinet also decided to create one post of computer operator-cum-assistant grade-III for Rs 11,000 monthly honorarium for smooth conduct of Samagra Social Security Mission in Agar-Malwa district.

MP cabinet approves 6 % entry tax on goods purchased online

In another major decision, the state cabinet on Tuesday approved 6 % entry tax on goods purchased online. According to the official statement, the cabinet endorsed Madhya Pradesh Tax on Entry of Goods in Local Areas Amendment Bill 2016 for levying 6 % entry tax on goods brought to local areas for consumption after purchase under e-commerce. This has been decided in view of loss being suffered by state’s tax revenue due to e-commerce.