The State Cabinet on Tuesday raised dearness allowance by 5 per cent which will benefit State Government employees and pensioners. The hike in DA will be effective from July 1, 2019.
State Cabinet Coordination department Secretary in-charge, Ajay Kumar Singh said, “The State Cabinet today gave its nod for increasing the DA of State Government employees from existing 12 per cent to 17 per cent. With the increase in DA, the state exchequer will bear the burden of Rs 564 crore.” The hike in DA is highest in recent years as earlier DA was increased only 2 to 3 per cent and has been made as per seventh pay commission recommendations.The State Cabinet also gave administrative approval of Rs 55.46 crore for financial year 2019-20 and 2020-21 under distribution of milch cattle under the Kamdhenu Dairy scheme. With an aim to increase dairy production in State, the Government under the schemes provides financial assistance for purchase of cows and buffaloes. Educated youths, self help groups and other bodies are encouraged to set up mini dairy (5 cows or buffaloes), mid dairy (10 cows and buffaloes), commercial dairy (20 cows or buffaloes) and modern dairy (50 cows and buffaloes).
Nod to creation of separate Ho language at Kolhan University was also taken at the Cabinet meeting. The separate department of Ho language will have an Assistant Professor. Ho is a tribal language spoken by Ho, Munda, Kolha and Kol tribal communities in Jharkhand and other neighbouring states.
The State Cabinet also gave its nod for setting up city gas station under IOCL city gas station project, 0.72 acre land was given to IOCL on lease for 30 years at Rs 16.45 lakh at Budhivinhor under Chas block of Bokaro district. The Cabinet also gave its nod for giving 1.56 acres of land at Gomia block of Bokaro district at a rate of Rs 71.57 lakh for period of 30 years on lease for construction of approach road of IOCL project. The State Cabinet also gave administrative sanction for clearing the dues of Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited (TVNL).
The State Cabinet also gave its nod for creation of one post of civil judge (senior division) in the Jharkhand High Court, State Court Management System Committee.
In the today’s Cabinet meet approval to 21 agenda were given approval. Some of the major other decision taken at Cabinet meet includes, dismissal of Dr Anjali Kumari medical officer at subdivision hospital Madhupur (Deoghar) from service as she was absent from her work.