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Compassionate appointment: Now married daughter, adopted progeny also eligible

BHOPAL: In a significant decision in the interest of employees, Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved draft including married daughters and legally adopted progeny in the list of person eligible for compassionate appointment.

The amount of compassionate grant, in case an eligible person is unable to get appointment on class IV post, has been increased from Rs 1.25 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. Compassionate grant given to daily wagers, work-charged employees and employee drawing salary from contingency fund has also been increased from Rs 1.25lakh to Rs 2 lakh.

It has also been provisioned that if an eligible member of family of government servant is in regular service then another member of his family will be ineligible.

In case a government servant has no major progeny, then his first progeny will be eligible to get compassionate appointment till one year from the date of his attaining majority.

The cabinet sanctioned 109 posts including those of Co-Chief Superintendents to strengthen and improve arrangements in government hospitals. At present, administrative arrangements are looked after by doctors posted in hospitals, which affects their prime duties.

Expanding higher education facilities, the cabinet sanctioned 17 new colleges. Sanction was also given to start new faculties in some colleges. The 17 new colleges will be opened at Phoop (Bhind), Kumbhraj (Guna), Bajag (Dindori), Gulabganj (Vidisha), Tal (Ratlam), Shamgarh (Mandsaur), Govindgarh (Rewa), Chand (Chhindwara), Umarnala (Mohkhed), (Chhindwara), Makdaun (Ujjain), Mau (Bhind), Bag (Dhar), Suwasara (Mandsaur), Malhargarh (Mandsaur) Mohan Badaudiya (Shajapur), Shahganj (Sehore) and Sirali (Harda).

For attracting prestigious private training providers to the state, the cabinet gave sanction to amend Technical Education & Skill Development Policy-2012. As per the amendment, a provision of up to Rs 3 crore subsidy has been made on building construction, equipments etc of ITIs. Besides, provision has also been made to reimburse training fee for 50 seats sponsored by state government. In addition, 5 acre government land will be provided free and 50 per cent cost on training of trainers will also be reimbursed. Skill Development Centres will be run permanently in rented buildings.

Simplifying and rationalizing Motor Vehicle Taxation Act’s provisions, the cabinet approved Motor Vehicle Taxation Amendment Ordinance. In the amendment, tax rate on environment-friendly vehicles has been reduced. Option of lifetime tax instead of quarterly tax is being given to various categories of cargo vehicles. This will rid them of difficulty of depositing tax repeatedly.