Jagatpati report to echo at Cabinet meet

THE JAGATPATI Committee report on land allotment irregularities in the State will echo again at the State Cabinet meet tomorrow. The Cabinet will meet at 11 am at Vallabh Bhavan to be chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Cabinet will also reconsider doing away with the concerned sub-clause of Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Raj Evam Gram Swaraj Adhiniyam?s clause 36 (1), which prohibited a person who has more than two children from holding any post in panchyat.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 14:42 IST

THE JAGATPATI Committee report on land allotment irregularities in the State will echo again at the State Cabinet meet tomorrow. The Cabinet will meet at 11 am at Vallabh Bhavan to be chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The Cabinet will also reconsider doing away with the concerned sub-clause of Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Raj Evam Gram Swaraj Adhiniyam’s clause 36 (1), which prohibited a person who has more than two children from holding any post in panchyat.

The agenda of the meeting suggests that the Cabinet will consider institution of another Cabinet Committee to look into the Jagatpati Committee’s suggestions and recommendations.

Notably, Cabinet Committees were constituted in the past also to look into the Jagatpati Committee’s reports but nothing has moved so far in the direction of taking action in light of the recommendations.

Minister for Commercial Tax and Industries Babulal Gaur, who was also alleged to have violated the rules as a minister in Patwa Government, had defended himself last year. He had said the Congress government could not take action in eight years time on the report.

This amply showed that the inquiry was politically motivated. He had said lands were allotted for development works in various cities during his tenure and the allotment of land was done by a committee and not individually by him.

As far as the Panchayat Raj Act is concerned the then Babulal Gaur cabinet had taken the decision to do away with the clause in regard with urban bodies.

The Cabinet would review the manifesto implementation also. The Cabinet is also likely to take action on the report submitted by the judicial commission, which looked into the violent incidents on Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot premises on October 25, 2002.

The Cabinet is also likely to take important decisions on facilities to creating posts of additional principal chief conservator of forests and chief conservator of forest, implementation of Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme, endorsement of decisions taken by the Cabinet from January 1, 2006 to March 31, 2006.

First Published: Jun 05, 2006 14:42 IST