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Odisha Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved nine major proposals

Bhubaneswar:31/12/21:Odisha Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved nine major proposals on Friday.

The first proposal was the fixation of pay of eligible teaching and non-teaching employees of new-aided non-government high school, upper primary school, and madrasas as per the Odisha Revised Scale of Pay Rules, 2017 or 7th Pay Commission.

It will be fixed notionally from 01.01.2018 up to 01.01.2022. They will receive this grant-in-aid as per the 7th Pay Commission from 01.01.2022. It will benefit over 26,000 teaching and non-teaching staff of the schools and madrasas.

Similarly, the grant-in-aid of eligible teaching and non-teaching employees of aided non-government colleges in Odisha has also been enhanced as per the 7th Pay Commission.

It will be fixed notionally from 01.01.2018 up to 01.01.2022. They will receive this grant-in-aid as per the 7th Pay Commission from 01.01.2022. It will benefit 15,664 teaching and non-teaching staff of the colleges.

With the approval of the above two proposals, the State Exchequer will bear an additional cost of 126 crores annually towards the grant-in-aid for schools and Rs 166 crore annually for colleges.

The Cabinet approved the amendment of three recruitment rules of Higher Education Department. They are recruitment rules of Laboratory Assistant-cum-Storekeeper, Librarian, and P.E.T of Government Colleges.

Earlier, they were recruited through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), but as per the new proposal, they will be recruited through the Selection Board of the Higher Education Department.

The proposal to amend the Municipal Corporation Act to provide land rights in slum areas was also approved today.

Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) have done various housing projects on land provided by the Revenue and General Administration Department. There were issues between the department regarding penal interest and premium payment.

The Cabinet decided that the payment will be done as per the premium applicable on the day the land was handed over by the Revenue and General Administration Department to the OSHB and BDA and the penal interest of Rs 14.71 crore was waived.

The amendment proposal of Odisha Gram Panchayat Act, 1964, Odisha Panchayat Samiti Act, 1959, Odisha Zilla Parishad Act, 1991 was also approved by the State Cabinet today.

Under this, action can be taken against the candidates who provide false information in their affidavits while contesting for Panchayati Raj institutions. As natural disaster is frequent in Odisha, disaster management has also been included in the activities of Panchayati Raj institutions.

A proposal for restructuring of the Engineering cadre of the Rural Development Department was approved today. Under this, a new Rural Works Circle will be set up in Rayagada.

Further, three new Rural Works Division will be constituted at Udala in Mayurbhanj, Banspal in Keonjhar, and Bonai of Sundargarh district.

The Cabinet has also decided to set up eight new Quality Control Division under Rural Works Department in different districts. Besides, Rural Works Sub-Division will be set up at 314 block headquarters. There will be two Section offices under each Sub-Division.

The posts under Rural Works Department have been enhanced from 1447 to 1633 with the restructuring.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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