The State Cabinet on Wednesday decided to amend the policy for giving no objection certificate to new para medical colleges and exempted feature film Babul from entertainment tax for three months. It also decided to bring 'pan supari' in purview of trade tax and gave nod to four companies to manufacture liquor.
Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav presided over the meeting of the State Cabinet that took a decision in this regard. As per the decision new para medical colleges would now need to have 5 acres of land instead of 1 acre. At the same time the new paramedical colleges would have to open a 100 bed hospital within the campus for running the para medical courses.
The State Cabinet also decided to constitute a five-member screening committee to give clearance to new para-medical colleges to be set up in the private sector. The committee, to be presided over by secretary medical education, would include the principal secretary finance, principal secretary law, nominee of secretary revenue and DG Medical Education and Training. The committee would submit its report to the empowered committee headed by the chief secretary.
The State Cabinet decided to bring the 'pan supari' under the purview of trade tax. The State Government is likely to earn an additional revenue of Rs 10 crore. Out of this the State Government is likely to get a sum of Rs 3 crore in the next three months. The State Cabinet gave its nod to four companies to manufacture liquor that include Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited, Bijnore, DSM Limited Budaun, Dayal Breweries Private Limited Saharanpur and Bajaj Hindustan Limited Lakhimpur Kheri.
The State Cabinet gave its nod to constitute UP State Police Reforms Commission also. The State Government had announced the decision on Tuesday. The State Cabinet decided to make a recommendation to the Governor to prorogue the two Houses of the State Legislature. The State Cabinet also decided to amend the UP Public Service Tribunal Act-1976 to raise the age limit for chairman to 67 years and 65 years for the vice chairman and the members.
Now the PCS officers in the scale of 18,400 to 22000 would be eligible to become members of the tribunal.
The State Cabinet decided to shift the Etawah and Rampur jails out of the city areas. It decided to increase the nutritious food allowance from Rs 500 per month to Rs 550 per month payable to the securitymen working with Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad. It also decided to change the name of their posts.
The State Cabinet gave its nod to appointment of workers in ICDS on contract basis too. As per the decision the Child Development Officers and the Mukhya Sevika would be appointed on contract basis. The State Cabinet decided to amend the Higher Judicial Service Rules 1975 also. The State Cabinet gave its nod to increase the Vidhayak Nidhi from Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.25 crore.
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