In a cabinet meeting on Friday, MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided to regularise 48,000 daily wagers, a decision that would bring smiles on many faces this festive season. A pay scale of Rs 4,000 to Rs 7,000 has been fixed for the unskilled workers, Rs 4,500 to Rs 7,500 for semi-skilled labourers and Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000 for the skilled workers.
Chouhan said this decision would bring stability to the life of daily wage workers who worked hard for years together but their future was uncertain. The workers will also be entitled to 125% dearness allowance.
Moreover, to provide benefits of seniority, as on September 1, 2016, the pay scale will be fixed after calculating the increment rate depending on the number of years of service.
The salary will be payable from September 1, 2016 and the increment a year after. On completion of superannuation age, 15 days of gratuity per year will be paid to the workers.
The daily wagers who started working between May 16, 2007 and September 1, 2016, will be the only ones considered for regularisation. Those appointed by the competent officer with approval from the government are the exceptions.
This scheme is not applicable for people appointed on contractual or hourly basis or have been outsourced from elsewhere
Other cabinet decisions include creation of 6,250 new posts in the state police department and approval for setting up a composite logistics hub at Katni.
The hub will run for 30 years through private investment at government land on DBFOT (Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer) principle.
Chouhan has also agreed to increase financial assistance for brick kilns from Rs 3,000 to Rs 10,000 in case of natural calamities.
Further, the cabinet has also sanctioned Rs 65.49 crore for construction of a new joint office building of the revenue division, commissioner land record, bandobast and commissioner, Gwalior, which come under the revenue department.
The legislators have also given their consent to merge seven serving employees of state cooperative Tilhan Utpadak Sangh in state cooperative tribunal as assistant grade -3, drivers and peons under the merger scheme of various government departments.
A proposal to get a loan of Rs 840 crore from KLW Germany Development Bank for starting transmission projects in the state also received an approval at the meeting.
Approval for setting up a composite logistics hub at Katni. The hub will run for 30 years through private investment at government land
Increase in financial assistance for brick kilns from Rs 3,000 to Rs 10,000 in case of natural calamities
Proposal to get a loan of Rs 840 crore from KLW Germany Development Bank