The State Cabinet also approved the proposal to shift eight major jails from city areas in two phases.
The jails of Shahjehanpur, Moradabad, Azamgarh and Jaunpur will be shifted out in the first phase while the ones at Budaun, Varanasi, Bareilly and Muzaffarnagar gets removed in the second phase. It decided to make the necessary allocations in next financial year.
The Cabinet also decided to handover 1.03 hectare land in the Chanda block of Bulandshahr to the UPSRTC to develop a satellite bus stop.
The State Cabinet decided to take note of promotions granted in medical colleges during 1998-2002. The decision would pave way for promotion of assistant professors to associate professors and associate professors to professors.
The State Cabinet also took a note of the serious irregularities in the Express Highway project in NOIDA and the Greater NOIDA where the UP Jal Nigam had sent a proposal to lay sewer lines at a cost of Rs 164 crore.
When this proposal was examined the estimated cost was found to be nearly Rs 98.35 crore. The State Cabinet decided to seek explanation from the then CEO NOIDA and the Chief Engineer UP Jal Nigam for their alleged laxity in supervision.
It also decided to initiate departmental action against the general manager and the project manager of Jal Nigam.
The State Cabinet decided to extend by three years the policy of giving priority to the products of UP Khadi and Village Industry Board in the purchases made by government departments.
It decided to increase the computer allowance payable to employees of treasuries.