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UP cabinet decides to give employment to families of martyrs

Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a scheme for appointment of dependents of the personnel of the three wings of armed forces and central para military forces (CPMF) who laid down their lives on the borders or while performing their duties after April 1, 2017.

lucknow Updated: Jan 31, 2018 15:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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Child paying floral tribute to the martyrs.(HT File)

Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a scheme for appointment of dependents of the personnel of the three wings of armed forces and central para military forces (CPMF) who laid down their lives on the borders or while performing their duties after April 1, 2017.

SP government decisions reversed
  • The cabinet reversed some of the decisions of the Akhilesh Yadav government deciding to withdraw Uttar Pradesh Local Self Government (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 that the governor had referred to the President of India. The Union government had observed that the amendment was against the spirit of 74th Constitutional amendment and provided for dilution of power of mayors.
  • The state cabinet also decided to cancel the selection of vendors for installing speed governors in transport vehicles. It decided to cancel the Samajwadi Party government’s order to take seven colleges under its control in the absence of any policy of secondary education department for this purpose.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath presided over the meeting of the cabinet that formulated rules on dependents eligible to get jobs in various departments of the state government. Appointments would be made on the basis of a roster on all posts barring the ones on which the UP Public Service Commission makes the appointments.

Briefing media persons, government spokesman and minister for energy Shrikant Sharma said the new rules would come into effect from April 1, 2017. The jobs will be provided to 18-year-old plus dependents of martyrs at the earliest. He said dependents of commissioned officers and soldiers and CPMF personnel who laid down their lives in a war, firing on borders, battle accident, incidents of terrorism, natural calamities or in road accidents etc. would be given jobs. He said jobs would be given to an independent in the martyrs’ family. For married martyrs, the priority list of dependents includes widow/husband, son/daughter in law, unmarried daughters, adopted daughters and parents. For unmarried martyrs, the dependents will include parents, unmarried brother, unmarried sister and married brother.

Applications for jobs would be given to Sainik Kalyan Nigam in case of dependents of officers and servicemen of armed forces and to home department for dependents of officers and personnel of CPMF. If more than one dependent has qualification for a post, the dependent listed on top of priority list will have to give in writing about transferring job to the other. Interest of parents of martyr and underage dependent would be kept in mind while making such appointments.

The cabinet also decided to provide e-PoS machines at all the state fair price shops for distribution of food grains to beneficiaries. The e-PoS will enable Aadhar authentication of beneficiaries and help in monitoring. Sharma said the state government will make efforts that all the beneficiaries got Aadhar cards. The fair price shops would, however, not deny food grains to those not having Aadhar card. UP has 67628 fair price shops. UPDESCO has been appointed nodal agency for setting up the e-PoS machines through a system integrator that will be entitled to get 2 percent centage charge.

A decision to launch Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (chief minister’s housing scheme-rural) was also taken to provide free houses to families that lose shelter in natural calamities, those who are affected by Kala Azar, Japanese Encephalitis/ AES and certified as Vantangia or Musahar by district magistrate or live in ‘kuchcha’ houses. Those who have been given Rs 95100 from revenue department as assistance for damaged house will not be covered under the scheme.

The cabinet also decided to adopt the Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules 2016 for laying of optical fibre cables, ground based mast and overhead wiring etc.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 15:24 IST