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Bonus of 30 days for non gazetted Govt staff

| | Dehradun | in Dehradun

The non gazetted employees of Uttarakhand Government would get a productivity linked bonus of thirty days or Rs 7,000 whichever is lesser before the festival of Diwali. The State Exchequer would be burdened with Rs 130 crore from this largesse. This was one of the many decisions taken by the State Cabinet on Wednesday.

Informing about the decisions of the Cabinet, the Cabinet Minister and spokesman of the State Government Madan Kaushik said that the employees of the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) and Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) would get the benefit of the seventh pay commission. A similar decision was also taken for employees of the 92 local bodies of the State. However, these employees would get new pay commission when the proposals from these bodies are put before the high power committee constituted for the purpose.

In another important decision, the State Government has decided to provide cooking gas connections to all deprived families which are not covered under the Ujjawala scheme of the Government of India (GOI). In the State four lakh families don’t have the cooking gas connection and the Government has decided to provide the gas connection before 2019.

Kaushik said that the Government has made it mandatory for all Government departments and local bodies to install power efficient equipment. The Cabinet also approved the order to increase the annual limit of Rs 20 lakh from Rs 10 lakh for GST registration.

In another decision the Cabinet decided to extend the time of opening the liquor shops in the mountainous areas. These shops would now remain open from 10 am to 10 pm. The Cabinet also approved the amendment in Excise Act which increased the upper limit of the levy imposed on different types of the liquor.

Kaushik said considering the fact that teaching activity is being hampered in Government degree colleges of the State due to vacant posts of lectures, 585 eligible candidates would be appointed on per lecture basis till permanent appointments are made. These lecturers would get a remuneration of Rs 500 per period. The State Cabinet also paved for setting up of a private university ‘The University of Northern West Himalayas’ at Doiwala, Dehradun by approving the land use conversion of 3.637 hectares of agriculture land.

The Cabinet also decided to include divorced daughter of deceased employee for eligibility of jobs on the compassionate grounds. Kaushik said that the Raheempur and Shivam Vihar Colony have been added while Padali Gujjar and Rampur were removed from the Roorkee Municipal Corporation.

Similarly, the Cabinet approved the proposal for inclusion of four villages with an area of 665 hectares and population of 26,268 in Haridwar Municipal Corporation.

The Cabinet also cleared the decision to increase the minimum support price of Khariff crop. In the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management (USDM) department, the Cabinet approved creation of two posts of GIS and two posts of Geologists.

In other decisions 162 new services were added into the Right to Service act in the State, the term of Mandi committees was reduced from three to two years and the period of strike (37 days) of the ministerial employees of Women Empowerment and Child Development department was adjusted as Earned Leave (EL).  



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