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'Home guards’ remuneration increased

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The State Government has increased the remuneration of  the home guards by Rs50 per day. A decision  to this effect was taken  during the meeting of the State Cabinet held on Wednesday. The home guards would now get a daily remuneration of Rs 450 per day instead of Rs400 they are receiving at present.

The decision would benefit 5000 home guards in Uttarakhand. Informing about the cabinet meeting, the State Government spokesperson Madan Kaushik said that in all, 17 issues came up before the cabinet meeting out of which 14 were approved. He said that the cabinet decided to hand over 0.401hectare land to the Uttar Pradesh tourism department to construct a guest house in Badrinath.

An amount of Rs 2.59 crore, however, would be charged on UP for transfer of land. The state cabinet also approved changes in the Uttarakhand police pension regulation (extra ordinary) to make it more comprehensive. Now the special pension would be paid to the family members of the policemen killed in mob violence, fighting terrorists, Naxalites, during disaster, rescue operation and fire fighting activities.

Kaushik added that cabinet also approved amendment in the Mining Regulation- 2005 to allow transport of River Bed Material (RBM) outside the state. He said that the departmental regulations have now been adopted in the Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSME) department of Uttarakhand. The cabinet also gave its approval to the government’s declaration of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs1735 for Wheat. Kaushik added that the cabinet approved plans to settle the long- pending issue of repayment of Rs4.56 crore with EPP private limited company.

The company had deposited the said amount to the government coffers for building a five- star hotel in the Garhi Cant area in the year 2006.

The company now wants the money back with interest and has taken the issue in arbitration.

The cabinet also gave its consent for the request of Uttarakhand Transport corporation workshop to set up a consumer petrol pump in Rishikesh. Later, while talking to the journalists, Madan Kaushik said that the departments are making necessary changes in the transfer act to cater special requirements. 




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