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Health directorates back

THE STATE Cabinet today decided to revive the offices of regional director, health at Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Rewa, Ujjain and Sagar that had been closed in the wake of the implementation of the now-scrapped district Government concept by the Digvijay Singh government.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 13:42 IST

THE STATE Cabinet today decided to revive the offices of regional director, health at Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Rewa, Ujjain and Sagar that had been closed in the wake of the implementation of the now-scrapped district Government concept by the Digvijay Singh government.

Expenditure on setting up of the offices will be borne by the Health department budget. The regional director office would have financial and administrative powers. The Cabinet also sanctioned other posts in the offices.

The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to reconstitute a Cabinet sub-committee  to look into the proposal to set up a new revenue administration office Women and Child Development Minister Kusum Mehadele would head the sub-committee comprising Minister for Cooperatives and Food and Civil Supplies Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Panchayats and Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar and the Minister for Revenue Kamal Patel. Principal Secretary, Revenue would be convener of the sub-committee which would submit its report in a month.

The Cabinet also sanctioned the posts of district health officer, district family welfare officer and chief  health and medical officers. It was felt that absence of a cadre of administration at block level was causing difficulties in implementation of national programmes.

The Cabinet approved the Governor’s report on administration in scheduled areas for the years 2003-04 and 2004-05.
The Cabinet approved the Madhya Pradesh Nirashriton Avam Nirdhan Vyaktiyon Ki Sahayata (Sanshodhan) Adhyadesh, 2006. It includes widows, divorced women and women subjected to cruelty in the definition of destitute persons under section 2 of the existing Act.

Similarly, in section 3, the word loan has been replaced by assistance and specific schemes to benefit the girls of below poverty line families have been included. Besides, in section 4 a state destitute fund has been provided for and in section 7 the term Adivasi Panchayat has been deleted.

The Cabinet decided to institute Amar Shahid Chandrashekhar Azad National Award for individuals/institutions to recognise their constructive contribution to promoting the ideals of freedom struggle, patriotism and social service. The award comprises Rs. 1.50 lakh, a citation and a plaque of honour.