MP to get its first ‘cashless’ village on Bhopal outskirts

Madhya Pradesh finance minister Jayant Malaya will announce on Tuesday the state’s first ‘cashless’ village on the outskirts of Bhopal, said government officials.
A cabinet meeting held on Monday discussed the initiatives required to be taken to promote cashless economy in all departments.
A cabinet meeting held on Monday discussed the initiatives required to be taken to promote cashless economy in all departments.
Updated on Dec 20, 2016 08:48 AM IST
Copy Link
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By

Madhya Pradesh finance minister Jayant Malaya will announce on Tuesday the state’s first ‘cashless’ village on the outskirts of Bhopal, said government officials.

Badjhiri village near Neelbad area is nearly 15 kms from Bhopal city. In October this year, Bank of Baroda had started a campaign to make Badjhiri village a digital or ‘cashless’ village by providing ATMs, point of sale machines and kiosks to the villagers for making cashless transactions.

A cabinet meeting held earlier in the day discussed the initiatives required to be taken to promote cashless economy in all departments. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told cabinet ministers to ensure cashless transactions in their departments.

Administrative control of 56 schools to zila panchayat/urban bodies

Among other important decisions, the cabinet meeting also decided to give administrative control of 56 schools fulfilling state government’s prescribed guidelines to zila panchayat/urban bodies as per the prescribed procedure in compliance to the order issued by the Supreme Court.

Under this, decision has been taken to merge eligible academic and non academic staff on contractual posts in the schools following prescribed guidelines as per the consent of finance department.

The cabinet also decided that the employees of teachers’ cadre who have completed three years will be merged in teachers’ cadre and minimum pay grade of the regular posts of principal higher secondary and principal high school will be fixed. This decision will benefit 1,600 persons and an annual expense of 12 crore will be incurred by the state government.

The state cabinet decided to give administrative sanction of 65 crore to purchase equipment, furniture and vehicle for New Medical College in Datia. Also, approval for creation of 1,685 posts and to fill these posts was given at the cabinet meeting. Moreover, services of 318 class 4 posts will be taken from outsourcing.

The cabinet also decided to approve proposal given by NTPC and the ministry for new and renewable energy for sale of bundled solar power from the proposed 250 megawatt solar energy project of NTPC of Suwasara district Mandsaur.

Similarly, the cabinet gave approval for revising the grant of Rs 10 crore provided by the state government to 65 crore to Eco-Tourism board. This amount is for the year 2012-13 to 2016-17 under the 12th five year plan.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chavan.

    ‘Do not sacrifice cattle for Bakrid festival,’ says Karnataka Minister

    Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chavan appealed to people not to sacrifice cattle for the Bakrid festival while warning of stern action against the offenders. The Minister emphasised the Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act has already been in force in Karnataka. Generally, during the Bakrid festival, there is a tradition of sacrifice, for which livestock such as cow, ox, calf and camels are also used, said Chavan.

  • Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. (HT PHOTO )

    Synthetic running track on Sukhna Lake gets Chandigarh administrator’s nod

    Chandigarh Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. UT adviser Dharam Pal, said, “The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee had earlier given its go-ahead for the proposal. Next, the detailed plan and cost estimates will be prepared; and then, tenders will be floated for the project.” A UT official said the proposed track is part of the administration's efforts to give Sukhna Lake a major facelift.

  • The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has approved two over-bridges, which are likely to reduce travel time between Kalka and Zirakpur and alleviate traffic jams on the stretch by next year. (HT PHOTo)

    Soon, 2 over-bridges to cut travel time between Kalka, Zirakpur

    The National Highway Authority of India has approved two over-bridges, which are likely to reduce travel time between Kalka and Zirakpur and alleviate traffic jams on the stretch by next year. NHAI has already floated tenders for the 60-m wide over-bridges, which will be constructed at a cost of ₹50 crore. It has invited bids for the “construction and site improvement of the four-lane national highway (NH-22) on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo junction.”

  • Fifteen students had a narrow escape after their school bus skidded into a waterlogged open drain in Daulat Singhwala village in Phabat area of Zirakpur. (HT Photo)

    Close shave for 15 students as bus skids into waterlogged ditch in Zirakpur

    Fifteen students had a narrow escape after their school bus skidded into a waterlogged open drain in Daulat Singhwala village in Phabat area of Zirakpur. The bus, which was ferrying students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, was making way for another school bus when it skidded into the overflowing drain. The bus tilted in the drain, but passersby and parents were able to rescue the children through the driver's window.

  • Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon. (HT PHOTO )

    Three missing as car washes away near Nayagaon

    Tricity residents woke up to heavy rainfall for the second time this month on Wednesday. Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon. The owner of the vehicle, Rakesh Kumar told the police that Gaurav had called him saying two people, travelling to Baddi, had booked his cab.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, July 07, 2022