The Madhya Pradesh state cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of chief minister Shivraj Singh on Tuesday decided that government employees set to retire in May would be given contractual appointments in Ujjain till the month-end in view of Simhastha Mahakumbh.
The cabinet also decided to extend the term of the special investigation team (SIT). Accordingly, the extended contractual period of the SIT will be six months or end of SIT’s term, whichever is earlier.
The cabinet also gave a nod to the administrative sanction of Rs 308.56 crore to Barkhera medium irrigation project in Dhar district for Rabi irrigation in 9,900 hectares, Rs 304.44 crore to Karam medium irrigation project to irrigate 8,750 hectares and Rs 366 crore to Sajli medium irrigation project in Damoh district to irrigate 9,950 hectares. It also approved Rs 112.83 crore sanctioned for construction of the Asan barrage as balancing reservoir.
To motivate institutional deliveries and reduction in infant and maternal mortality rate, the cabinet also decided to create 13 posts in maternity and gynecology department of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Indore.
The cabinet decided to extend term of judicial commission for enquiry into the August 3, 2015 police encounter in Gwalior till June 30. Similarly, the term of judicial commission for enquiry into January 6, 2012 firing incident in Bhind has also been extended till June 30.
The cabinet also decided to extend term of 21 out of 50 sanctioned posts of data entry operator in divisional and district office of planning and statistics department for two years with effect from September 1, 2015. Sanction was also granted to fill remaining 29 vacancies of data entry operator through outsourcing. Sanction was granted to create one contractual post of data entry operator in the office of planning and statistics department in new district Agar Malwa for 2 years.
The cabinet endorsed the decision to retire/de-commission units 3 and 4 (2X120 MW) of powerhouse number-2 of Amarkantak thermal power station, Chachai. Experts had recommended to retire these units.
Major cabinet decisions
The cabinet decided that a committee headed by public relations minister will allot government houses to journalists. Quota for allotment of government houses was increased from 150 to 230
The cabinet granted sanction to reappoint retired districts and sessions judge Shri Balbir Singh and retired executive engineer Pawan Sharma in the Lokayukta organisation for one year each
The cabinet also extended the term of judicial commission for enquiry into August 2015 encounter in Gwalior till June.