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Committee on compassionate appointments announced

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced to constitute a committee to look into the cases of appointments in government departments on compassionate grounds.

india Updated: Jan 04, 2006 14:34 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced to constitute a committee to look into the cases of appointments in government departments on compassionate grounds. He admitted that such cases were delayed for years, hence the bereaved families of the deceased government employees could hardly had the assistance in time when they required it most.

The matter was raised during question hour when Gurucharan Singh sought to know if the appointments were being awarded on contract basis on the compassionate grounds, and if the government would award proper appointment to the needy persons.

Minister of State for Home Nagendra Singh replied that the problem pertaining to compassionate ground appointments prevailed in the entire State. Since enough posts were not available for appointments of needy persons they were appointed on contractual basis. Speaker Ishwardas Rohani asked the chief minister to look into the matter on humanitarian ground.

He advised that if the applicant did not deserve to be appointed on the post, which was occupied by their deceased relatives he could be considered for a lower post. The CM said delegations of various government employee organisations met him and he received suggestions from them. He was looking into the suggestions and trying to simplify the procedure in respect with the appointments.

He would like to see that such appointments were awarded within a specified time frame.

Errors irk CM: The chief minister took serious note of number of errors in the reply to a question asked by Rajendra Kumar Singh. Singh sought to know cost of a canal project under Baragi dam. When he pointed out several mistakes in the reply from the department, the CM said a couple of errors could be overlooked but he would take serious view of the mistakes galore.

Indore ’s coop body: Indore police received as many as 85 complaints against Gujarat Mercantile Credit Cooperative. The police lodged FIRs against three persons Sanjay Modi, Dakore Lal Rathi and Sudhir Joshi. Investigation was going on into the rest of the complaints also while covering the complaints under the three FIRs.

This information was given in a written reply to the question from Congress’ Premchand Guddu. Power crisis and subsidy: Minister for PWD and Power Kailash Vijayvargiya informed that there was a gap of 2168 mw of power between demand and supply in the month of December.

However, he said there was no power crisis in the State as the power supply was being maintained in a regulated manner. The farmers were not facing power crisis. He informed in reply to another question that the Government gave power subsidy of Rs 1379.82 crore in 2004-05. Earlier, the Government had granted Rs 724.17 crore in 2002-03 and Rs 907.70 crore in 2003-04 against subsidy on power bills.

The amount of subsidy in 2004-05 was 191 per cent higher as compared to subsidy in 2002-03 and 152 per cent of 2003-04.

Expenditure on ministers: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed in a written reply that the state exchequer incurs Rs 5.17 crore per year on the ministers. There was no additional expenditure on those 20 persons who have been given status of ministers. The question was asked by former chief minister Digvijay Singh.

AIDS: The State has as many as 1609 AIDS patients reported from 1988 to November 2005. This was informed in a written reply to the question of Gajrajsingh Sikarvar.

First Published: Jan 04, 2006 14:34 IST