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Cabinet okays transfer policy, dole to jobless

THE STATE cabinet today approved the annual transfer policy for employees of the State government and decided to pay ?unemployment allowance? of Rs 500 per month w. e. f. April 1, 2006 to graduates and postgraduates registered with employment exchanges on February 28, 2006.

india Updated: May 11, 2006 01:27 IST

THE STATE cabinet today approved the annual transfer policy for employees of the State government and decided to pay “unemployment allowance” of Rs 500 per month w. e. f. April 1, 2006 to graduates and postgraduates registered with employment exchanges on February 28, 2006.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the State cabinet that Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav presided over at his Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan annexe office here today.

Chief Secretary Naveen Chandra Bajpai said no major changes had been made in the previous year’s transfer policy. Last date of transfers had been fixed as May 31, 2006, he said adding such employees of group ‘a’ and group ‘b’, who had remained posted in a district for 6 years and a division for over 10 years would be transferred.

Barring the head of department other employees will be shifted from the office after completing 6 years. Officers of group ‘a’ will not be given posting in their home divisions while home district will not be provided to those in group ‘b’ category.

The chief secretary said efforts would be made to post husband and wife in the same district. Those having handicapped children would be given posting where the facilities of treatment were available, he said adding the handicapped employees would, however, not be transferred.

As per the decision regarding payment of unemployment allowance, graduates and postgraduates in the age group of 21 to 35 years will be covered. Youths of reserved category will, however, get relaxation in age limit. In all, 855,392 youths will get the benefit and the allowance will be transferred from treasuries to accounts of unemployed youth to be opened in nationalised banks.

According to principal secretary, labour, Anil Kumar Gupta the State government expected an expenditure of Rs 500 crore on implementing the scheme. A sum of Rs 400 crore is being arranged by presenting supplementary grants in the Vidhan Sabha to implement the scheme as the State government anticipates that at least one lakh youths must have got employment by now.

All those getting the allowance will have to submit an affidavit stating that the allowance is not being paid to them from any other employment exchange.

The State cabinet approved amendments in the tourism and hotel policy announced recently. As per the amendment, development authorities have been empowered to take a decision about allotment of land and deciding the star category of the proposed hotel.

At places that do not have development authorities the tourism department will take a decision on the issue. In cases where the proposal has come from any consortium of hotels the lead member of such consortium will have to meet the eligibility criteria.

The State cabinet also sanctioned a sum of Rs 1.82 crore for getting land on the Lucknow-Kanpur road to set up another government hospital in the State capital.

The new hospital would have high-tech medical facilities, said Bajpai adding the hospital would be set up in the next two years.

The State cabinet also approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of medical college for 100 students being set up at Azamgarh.

As per estimates, the medical college will incur an expenditure of Rs 300 crore.
A sum of Rs 10 crore has been already sanctioned for the college to be set up in three years, said Bajpai adding the new medical college would be second medical college in eastern UP after Gorakhpur. New medical college will have all major departments to impart education in surgery, anatomy, gynaecology, radiology, pathology and pediatrics with ultra modern equipment and facilities.

The State cabinet gave its nod to fill up various vacant posts under the Reproduction and Child Health Programme. As per the decision, various vacant posts at the district and state level will be filled on contract basis for one year.

First Published: May 11, 2006 01:27 IST