A meeting of the Council of Ministers was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Cabinet ratified the increase in the rate of dearness allowance and relief payable to government servants and pensioners by 4 percent from January 01, 2023. Due to the increase of 4 percent in the dearness allowance payable to the employees, an additional estimated expenditure burden of Rs 265 crore is possible in this financial year.
It is worth mentioning that on the instructions of Chief Minister Chouhan, the rate of dearness allowance and relief payable to government servants and pensioners in the 7th pay scale on January 27, 2023, has been increased by 4 percent from January 01, 2023 (payment month is February 2023). An order was issued to increase the dearness allowance to 38 percent and proportionate increase in the fourth and fifth pay scales of government servants working in the 6th pay scale and state government undertakings, corporations, boards, and aided institutions working on deputation in the state government.
In Section 49 of the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2000, as a result of the increase in dearness relief to pensioners and family pensioners, the expenditure burden is borne by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the Government of Chhattisgarh in a fixed proportion. After obtaining the consent of the Government of Chhattisgarh, the Finance Department was authorized to issue the order for dearness relief. An additional estimated expenditure of Rs 145 crore is possible in this financial year due to an increase in dearness relief by 4 percent for the pensioners and family pensioners in case consent is received from the Government of Chhattisgarh.
Pension office approved in Niwari
The Cabinet approved opening of district pension office in district Niwari and creation of 9 new posts.
The Council of Ministers has decided to let the proceedings of the contract/registry proceedings by the district collector for the transfer of five parcels of a land asset located at ward no 51, Cosmo Ananda, at a reserve amount of Rs.1 crore 78 lakhs, Rs.63 lakhs, Rs.52 lakhs, Rs.1 crore 78 lakhs and Rs. 42 lakhs respectively the highest tenderer H-1. The highest tender amount for Parcel No.1 is Rs. 2 Crore 33 Lakh 09 Thousand 201 which is 1.30 times the reserve price amount, Highest tender amount of Rs.1 crore 35 lakhs for parcel no.2 which is 2.14 times of reserve price amount, the highest tender amount of Rs. 1 crore 17 lakhs of parcel no 3, which is 2.25 times of the reserve price amount, parcel no. 4 highest tender amount of Rs.3 crore 24 lakh which is 1.82 times of reserve price amount and highest tender amount of parcel no. 5 is Rs 54 lakh 113 which is 1.28 times of reserve price amount, and sell the same after depositing 100 percent of the tender amount by the H-I tenderer.