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BPL families’ power bills as on June 30 waived

A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday decided to waive domestic consumers’ electricity bills of BPL category as on June 30, 2013. Total outstanding amount under this category is Rs 564.68 crore.

bhopal Updated: Jul 17, 2013 11:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday decided to waive domestic consumers’ electricity bills of BPL category as on June 30, 2013.

Total outstanding amount under this category is Rs 564.68 crore.

After deducting amount of surcharge amounting to Rs 114.93 crore, basic outstanding amount comes to Rs 449.75 crore of which the state government will bear Rs 225 crore.

The state government will provide funds as grant to power distribution companies against 50% waiver of surcharge and remaining 50% on waiver of original bill amount.

The consumers not enlisted in BPL category in the billing system of power distribution companies can avail this benefit by producing ration cards issued to BPL families (including Antyodaya families).


The cabinet decided to implement Madhya Pradesh police health and security scheme for police officers and employees. Police officers and employees of all cadres working in Madhya Pradesh will be eligible to become its members.

The scheme will not be applicable to IPS officers.

The scheme will be run by a registered trust, whose state-level management committee will be headed by the DGP. A sum of Rs 5.60 crore has been provisioned for the first year and later on Rs 4 crore per annum under the scheme.

Each member will have to deposit entry fee of Rs 100 and Rs 50 per month contribution.

Member and spouse/dependent of the member will be entitled for up to Rs 8 lakh for treatment in a financial year.

Treatment facility will be available in state government-recognised hospitals in and outside the state.

After consulting chief medical and health officer, the unit head will refer scheme’s member for treatment in hospitals in and outside the state.


The cabinet decided to implement Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in mission mode during 12th FiveYear Plan for reconstituting and strengthening it. In all, 30 hyper sensitive districts will be covered in the first phase in year 2012-13. Remaining 20 districts will be included in year 2014-15.

Apart from developing anganwadi centres in attractive shape, pre-school day will be observed to ensure participation of community and parents in running these centres.

About 8,000 anganwadi buildings will be constructed during 5 years. Besides, quality nutritious diet will be provided at increased rates.

For effective conduct of the mission, 6 statelevel, 100 district-level and 453 project-level posts have been sanctioned.


The cabinet sanctioned 4-tier pay scale for medical officers, dental surgeons and specialist cadre working under health department. With this, discrepancies in pay benefits of doctors have been removed.

For higher pay scale, counting of 6 years, 12 years and 18 years will be done from the date of joining cadre.

Recovery of excess payment of pay allowances of doctors in the context of departmental order dated May 23, 2009 will be made from arrears of Sixth Pay Scale.

If any amount remains even after this adjustment, it will be recovered from medical service allowance of concerning doctors.

The cabinet sanctioned setting up of skill development centres in 20 development blocks of 15 districts.


The cabinet decided to start badminton day boarding new scheme and tennis day boarding new scheme at Bhopal for honing players’ skills through modern techniques. Twenty boys and girls each will be selected for the scheme every year.

Keeping in view vacancies of nursing and paramedical staff in government hospitals, the cabinet decided to open 11 general nursing training centres. Sanction was accorded to create 357 posts for conducting these.

The cabinet decided to accord tehsil status to Nai Sarai in Ashok Nagar district. It will include 29 Patwari Halkas and 72 villages. Posts of one tahsildar, one naib tahsildar and 11 other posts have been sanctioned for the new tehsil.

The cabinet decided to provide guarantee of Rs 336.93 crore to Bhopal Municipal Corporation, Rs 371.66 crore to Indore Municipal Corporation, Rs 56.05 crore to Indore Development Authority, Rs 308.89 crore to Jabalpur Municipal Corporation and Rs 47.47 crore to Ujjain Municipal Corporation for availing loans from HUDCO or any other financial institution approved by finance department.

For making available less expensive engineering teaching to students, the cabinet decided to provide free land for new engineering college being set up at Sironj as affiliate institution of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya and give exemption from stamp duty on exchange deeds and registration fee. The college will have 4 faculties, each with 60 seats.

The cabinet sanctioned creation of 38 posts in 18 categories for conduct and administrative arrangements of Tribal Museum. Seven posts were sanctioned for Information Technology Department. It was also decided to give sanction to continue 10 posts in Medico Legal Institute, Bhopal from March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2018.


The cabinet decided to allot 8.52 hectare government land at villages Naugarh, Amleri, Viloji Bhattawa, Dhatura Barwa, Gadahra Khurd and Hirrwah in Singrauli district to Sasan power limited for construction of coal conveyor.

First Published: Jul 17, 2013 10:56 IST