Govt hikes HRA, CCA for staff in 28 towns
THE MULAYAM Singh Yadav Government today hiked house rent allowance (HRA) and city compensatory allowance (CCA) for State Government employees and teachers in 28 towns. The upgradation of these cities had been done on the basis of Census 2001. However, the government rejected the plan for reservation in sports colleges and hostels.india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 01:29 IST
THE MULAYAM Singh Yadav Government today hiked house rent allowance (HRA) and city compensatory allowance (CCA) for State Government employees and teachers in 28 towns. The upgradation of these cities had been done on the basis of Census 2001. However, the government rejected the plan for reservation in sports colleges and hostels.
The State Cabinet meeting, chaired by the Chief Minister here on Monday, decided to give B-1 grade HRA and CCA to employees in Agra, Allahabad and Meerut.
So far, they were covered under B-2 grade. Similarly, the gradation of 25 towns, including Jaluan, Renukoot, Obra, Dadri, Mubarakpur, Rath, Chibramau, Gangoh and others, had been increased from D to C. The Cabinet decision would entail a burden of Rs 2.24 crore on the State exchequer.
The benefit will also go to those government-aided schools, which had been providing HRA and CCA to its teachers. The Centre had already provided these facilities to its employees.
The government has also approved the proposal for regularization of 2323 subject experts in unaided intermediate colleges. The government has decided to amend the Intermediate Education Service Selection Board Act, 1982, for the purpose. They will be absorbed as lecturers and assistant teachers.
However, there will be no additional burden on the exchequer as of the total 22,626 posts of lecturers and 72,475 posts of assistant teachers, 1619 and 6551 posts were lying vacant, respectively.
The Cabinet has also approved the smart card scheme for four-wheeler owners and drivers from April 2007. The registration fee for the card will be Rs 395 and zodiac.com has been hired for 15 years to do the job.
The Cabinet expressed concern over the inordinate delay in completion of developmental projects, which had led to massive hike in project costs. It gave the nod for action against concerned officers.
The Cabinet was shocked to know that of the total 64 projects in 15 departments there was cost escalation of Rs 4236 crore in 60 projects. According to information, 56 projects were behind schedule by four to 336 months.
The proposal to appoint teachers from general category on contract for Saifai Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in place of reserved posts was deferred. The government has also okayed proposal for 50 per cent merger of DA in basic salary of officers of UP Pollution Control Board.
Moreover, the Industrial Investment Rules, 2003, would be amended to provide more relief to pioneer units for the promotion of industries.
The government has hired Major Kothari Associates of Delhi as architect for the Jaiprakash International Centre.
The company would be paid 3.5 per cent of the total cost of the project. It would involve an additional burden of Rs 4 crore.
Vote on account: WITH A view to the forthcoming Assembly election early next year, the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government has decided to bring vote on account for 2007-08 during the current session of the House. The Cabinet authorised the chief minister to table the vote on account, which was also approved.