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300 Crore Approved for Publicity in Tourism Department

Bhopal. Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today approved Mukhya Mantri Tendupatta Sangrahak Kalyan Durghatna Sahayta Yojana. The cabinet has given its consent in principal for expenditure of Rs. 12 crore 45 lakh for the next 3 years i.e 2017-18 to 2019-20.

The cabinet has also grant approval to the proposal for providing benefits of death cum retirement gratuity to the employees of the state under the National Pension Scheme and withdrawal from the pension fund. Under this, death cum retirement gratuity could be approved to the goverment employees appointed under the civil services of the state government and civil posts on January 1, 2005 or appointed later on under the provisions of rule 44 of Madhya Pradesh Civil Services (Pension) Rule 1976. Along with this, the circumtances,conditions and facility of withdrawal from the collected pension fund amount within limit defined under the provisions of notification of May 11, 2015 of Government of India Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority and deduction of share 3 months before the retirement will be stopped.

Moreover, the cabinet has given approval for creation of new offices and 84 posts of Malaria officers in district headquarters at Burhanpur, Anuppur, Ashoknagar and Agar-Malwa. Approval for establishment of hostels in 41 district headquarters under the School Education Department to provide better education opportunities to the students of rural areas and for Rs. 52 crore 42 lakh for providing free meals and residential arrangements this year in the hostels besides Rs. 384 crore 64 lakh for the next 3 years has been given by the cabinet. Moreover expenditure of Rs. 9 crore 72 lakh 97 thousand has been approved by the cabinet to complete the construction of incomplete school buidings from 2017-18 to 2018-19 under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

The cabinet has grant approval for continuation of ‘Vidhyarthi Kalyan Sahayta Yojana’ being conducted by the Scheduled Caste Welfare Department from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The cabinet has fixed Rs. 300 crore for publicity in tourism sector for 3 years by including various programmes being conducted by the Tourism Department under the Umbrella Scheme.

The cabinet has approved the expenditure of Rs. 18 crore 33 lakh towards display and sell of products being produced by the enterprises established in the state at international, national and state level from financial year 2017-18 to 2019-20.

Moreover, the approval has been given by the cabinet for continuation of the period of Current Central Finance Commission for investement in state’s share capital scheme for loan towards works of group water supply schemes being implemented by the Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam under the Public Helath Engineering Department till March 31, 2020 . Beside this, approval has been given for continuation of Mukhya Mantri Gramin Payjal Karyakaram and the period of Central Finance Commission till March 31, 2020.

In this series, the cabinet has given administrative approval to Ban Sagar Group Water Suply Scheme costing Rs. 106 crore 43 lakh based on surface water source (Son River) of Shahdol district. This would help providing potable water to 61 villages of Byohari block through ghar-ghar nal connection.

The cabinet gave approval to the proposal for receiving finance from the National Development Bank for implementation of 9 group water supply schemes i.e. Satna-Ban Sagar (Bhadanpur-Parasmaniya), Damoh-Patera District Damoh, Kundaliya, Mohanpura, Pahadgarh district Rajgarh, Kandela district Rewa, Paili district Jabalpur, Narsinghpur and Seoni, Garhakota of district Sagar and Pawai Bandh district Panna. The total cost of the project is Rs. 45 crore 12 lakh. These schemes are proposed to be completed in the next 4 years. Potable water could be provided through ghar-ghar nal connection to 3 thousand 467 villages under the schemes.

Approval has been given by the cabinet for financial provision of Rs. 36 crore 44 lakh 80 thousand for the next 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 for the scheme being implemented for constant supply of fish seeds.

The cabinet has given approval for expenditure of Rs. 76 crore 93 lakh 55 thousand for providing free books at the rate of Rs. 1500 per student and free stationary at the rate of Rs. 500 per students at the under-gradute and post- graduate level to the students of Scheduled Caste/Tribe pursuing studies in government colleges.

Moreover, the cabinet has grant approval to the estimated expenditure of Rs. 4 crore between 2017-18 and 2019-20 to the Gwalior Trade Fair Authority for construction of Convention and Exhibition Center. Approvalof Rs. 236 crore 56 lakh 92 thousand has been given by the cabinet for the infrastructures of sports academies of Sports and Youth Welfare Department for 2017-18 to 2019-20. Beside this, approval has also been given for expenditure of Rs. 163 crore one lakh 75 thousand for stadiums and sports infrastructure for the next 3 years.

The cabinet has approved the Model Service Rule 2018 for academic category in autonomous colleges under the Medical Education Department. Moreover, a decision to extend exemption of one percent mandi fee being provided on cotton from January 8, 2018 to the next one year was taken in the cabinet meeting.