THE STATE Cabinet on Tuesday approved a simplified procedure for appointments on compassionate grounds to dependents of government servants who die on service. The Cabinet accepted recommendations of the Cabinet sub-committee constituted under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Raghavji Bhai in this regard.
In a meting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Cabinet took a host of decisions related to various departments.
It decided to revive the post of superintendent in the hostels in tribal blocks and sanctioned two new posts of Director, Health.
It was decided that in case of death of a work-charged/contingency employee, the dependents would be paid a lump sum of Rs one lakh including gratuity as gratuity-cum-compassion.
In cases where applicants are eligible for a class four post only and no post is available or the applicant is not qualified even for a class four post, a lump sum of Rs one lakh would be paid to the dependents and the case would considered disposed of.
A provision would be made to give compassionate appointment to the dependents of employees missing for over seven years on the condition that the concerned family has lodged an FIR with the police and the police have given the report that the missing employee has not yet been traced.
The Cabinet decided to revive 756 posts of superintendent in the hostels in tribal blocks and to appoint them on contract basis. They would be appointed on a salary of Rs 3,500 per month. The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Welfare Department had abolished 1620 posts of hostel superintendent in the pre-matric and post-matric hostels in 2002.
Due to absence of fulltime superintendent, maintenance and management of these hostels was getting adversely affected. The Cabinet decided to create two new posts of director in the Public Health and Family Welfare Department for smooth implementation of different health programmes and schemes in far-flung areas of the State.
In order to regularise the services of assistant surgeons on completion of two years , the Cabinet decided to expunge the ‘regularisation rules 2005 1 (3) for public health and family welfare medical cadre contract appointments’ and replaced it with ‘two years’ in place of 1095 days mentioned in rule 4(2).
The Cabinet decided to upgrade the post of additional secretary in the office of the Chief Minister to the post of Officer on Special Duty in the scale of 18,400-22,400.
It also decided to increase annual limit of the Chief Minister’s discretionary fund from Rs 4 crore to Rs 8 crore for the financial year 2006-07.
An empowered committee was earlier constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary for all administrative and technical decisions pertaining to the second Madhya Pradesh Bhawan (Madhyanchal) in New Delhi.
As per the decision taken today, the Washi area of Mumbai and all the matters pertaining to its construction have been included in its jurisdiction. The Cabinet endorsed the constitution of an inquiry commission appointed by the CM for a judicial inquiry into the drowning of pilgrims in Sindh River on October 1, 2006, in Sewada tehsil of Datia district.
In view of the disturbance in teaching due to retirement of assistant teachers, lecturers and principals in mid-academic session, it has been decided to give re-appointment to teachers retiring after November 1, 2006-07 during the current academic session till completion of the session that is April 30, 2007.