Govt seeks Rs 1629.51 cr suppl. grants
THE STATE government today presented supplementary demands for grants to the tune of Rs 1629.51 cr in the Vidhan Sabha. It has demanded Rs 400 cr to pay ?unemployment allowance? to graduates and postgraduates registered with various employment exchanges on February 28, 2006. Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav presented the first supplementary grants even as he turned down the demand for increasing the amount of Vidhayak Nidhi in the Vidhan Sabha today.india Updated: May 13, 2006 00:50 IST
THE STATE government today presented supplementary demands for grants to the tune of Rs 1629.51 cr in the Vidhan Sabha. It has demanded Rs 400 cr to pay “unemployment allowance” to graduates and postgraduates registered with various employment exchanges on February 28, 2006.
Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav presented the first supplementary grants even as he turned down the demand for increasing the amount of Vidhayak Nidhi in the Vidhan Sabha today.
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Pramod Tiwari had requested him to increase the amount of Vidhayak Nidhi.
The chief minister said the government would find it difficult to mobilise additional resources in an election year, adding that questions were being raised about the utilisation of the MPLAD funds and the Vidhayak Nidhi.
The chief minister said politicians were being targeted even though the officers including the CDOs and the DMs were responsible for using the funds. Those who were targeting politicians had themselves assets disproportionate to their known sources of income, said the chief minister.
The chief minister said the legislators, however, were not cooperating. The state government had authorised legislators to make recommendation for electrification of 10 villages in their respective districts but they did not forward names of the villages despite reminders from the district magistrates, the chief minister said.
Besides, funds demanded for paying ‘unemployment allowances’ the state government also demanded Rs 20 cr to set up a paramedical institute at the Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Saifai in Etawah. A sum of Rs 113.81 cr has been demanded to set up a super specialty hospital at the proposed government medical college to be set up in Azamgarh. A sum of Rs 100 cr has been demanded for Ardh Kumbh Mela to be organised at Allahabad in 2006-2007.
The state government has also demanded additional funds for welfare of minorities that include Rs 1 cr for developing infrastructure facilities at Arbi-Farsi Madarsas. A sum of Rs 1.35 cr has been demanded to pay compensation to those killed in stampede at Mina during Haj pilgrimage. A sum of Rs 5.2 cr has been demanded to purchase new vehicles while Rs 89 lakh has been demanded for setting up air conditioner plant at Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan Annexe here.
2,956 securitymen’s posts sanctioned
THE STATE Government on Friday sanctioned 2,956 additional posts of securitymen at various levels to strengthen security of three disputed shrines situated at Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura along with the security of the Taj Mahal.
A decision to strengthen security of three shrines and the Taj Mahal was taken in view of recent terrorists’ attack in Ayodhya and blasts at Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi recently. Home secretary RK Tiwari talking to media persons said special posts were sanctioned for intelligence units and deployment of trained commandos at these places.
Out of total sanctioned posts, 1310 were sanctioned for security of Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid complex, while 619 posts were sanctioned for security of Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi Masjid complex of Varanasi, he said.
At Krishna Janma Bhoomi-Shahi Idgah complex of Mathura 271 posts were sanctioned and 756 were sanctioned for the Taj Mahal, he said.
Other posts sanctioned included 197 posts of sub-inspectors, 197 posts of head constables and 505 posts of constables. Additional 80 posts of women constables were also sanctioned for deployment at Varanasi.