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Cabinet nod for 31 child development projects

THE STATE Cabinet today accorded sanction to start 31 new child development projects and 9537 additional anganwadi centres. Out of these, 5726 centres would be set up in urban areas and the remaining 3811 centres would be started in rural areas. The Cabinet meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2006 15:33 IST

THE STATE Cabinet today accorded sanction to start 31 new child development projects and 9537 additional anganwadi centres. Out of these, 5726 centres would be set up in urban areas and the remaining 3811 centres would be started in rural areas. The Cabinet meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

In the first phase, as per the norms laid down by the Government of India, the centres would be set up in the villages that do not have any anganwadi centre and whose population is more than 1000 in general areas, over 700 in tribal areas and over 300 in inaccessible hilly areas predominantly inhabited by tribals. The Cabinet also accorded sanction for creation of posts for 31 new projects.

The Cabinet decided to amend Madhya Pradesh Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1976 in the context of voluntary retirement facility to the government servants.

Accordingly, permission for voluntary retirement would be given on completion of 20 years of qualifying service and weightage of only five years would be given in qualifying service for computation of pension benefits. However, this period would not be computed for the purpose of notional pay fixation.

For Health and Medical Education Departments 25 years of qualifying service would have to be completed before permission for voluntary retirement would be given.

The Cabinet decided to adopt Swiss Challenge System to attract private capital investment for road construction, infrastructure development and re-densification schemes. Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation would frame the rules for its implementation.

The Cabinet also endorsed the State Government’s decision to extend the special recruitment drive to clear the backlog of posts for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes up to June 30, 2006. Earlier, the time limit for the drive was December 31, 2005.

The Cabinet decided to institute Bhaiya Shri Mishrilal Gangawal Award for goodwill as part of the efforts to promote social harmony. The award would be given to such registered institutions that have done outstanding work towards removal of religious, communal and social animosity while fighting against social evils, bitterness and enmity. The award would carry a cash amount of Rs. one lakh.

The Cabinet endorsed the order for withdrawal of Rs. five lakh for payment to the families of martyred soldiers from the Corpus Fund of Kargil Relief Fund. The Cabinet decided to give one time exemption of one year in the qualifying service of five years for promotion to the post of Chief Engineer in the rule 6 (1) of Engineer-in-Chief and Chief Engineer in the service condition rules 1083 of the Public Works Department.

The Cabinet decided to appoint 50 retired military personnel at the post of excise sub inspector on contract basis against the vacant posts till December 31, 2006.

The Cabinet also decided to re-establish fifteen circle divisional offices of Public Works Department.

First Published: Feb 12, 2006 15:33 IST