cabinet another important decision
The Chhattisgarh Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed the proposal of fixing 7.9 per cent interest rate for General Provident Fund (GPF) for the period April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017.
The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh also endorsed the proposal for electrification of 3,120 settlements which do not come under any State or centrally sponsored schemes under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana parameters, an official press release informed.
It was also decided to exempt transit passes for 15 varieties of wood and for bamboo in seven districts mainly- Surguja, Jashpur, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Dhamtari, Kawardha and Mahasamund.
The Cabinet has waived the Transit Pass for 15 species of wood (logs). They include Siris, Rimja, Rubber, Shankudhari species, Australian Babul, Kesia Saimia, Bacon, Glerisidia, Khamer, Kadam, Sissu, Kapok, Maharukh and Silver Oak. Apart from this waiver bamboo (Baans) from Surguja, Jashpur, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Dhamtari, Kawardha and Mahasamund will not require Transit Pass.
The State Cabinet Ministers’ Discretionary Funds was increased from Rs1 crore to Rs1.50 crore and Parliamentary Secretaries Fund was hiked from Rs50 lakh to Rs70 lakh.
The Government also decided to take the assistance of ‘Vidhya Mitans’ in Raipur Durg Bilaspur Divisions Scheduled Tribes’-dominated areas soon. During the Lok Suraj Mission it was found that there are 1882 vacancies lying in High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools in subjects like English, Mathematics, Commerce and Science groups. The vacancies are about 40 per cent of the total posts. The vacancies will be filled with Chhattisgarh domiciled candidates.
The Cabinet also decided to allocate one kilogram sugar on subsidy to all the card-holders families (58, 24, 676 families). Earlier the sugar allocation on subsidy was only for Antyodaya families.