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Madhya Pradesh cabinet endorses compassionate appointment in power companies

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh cabinet here on Tuesday endorsed amendments in compassionate appointment policy-2013 for power companies in the state. Accordingly, such cases have also been included in the policy where dependents are getting compassionate financial assistance after accidental death of employees before the effective date of compassionate appointment policy-2013 April 10, 2012 and after November 15, 2000.

As per the amendment, dependents of employees who died before April 10, 2012 will also be entitled for compassionate appointment.

The cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave revised sanction of Rs 346.75 crore for construction of Mantralaya Vallabh Bhavan annexe. The sanction has been accorded on the recommendation of project examination committee of Urban Administration & Environment Department. Construction of annexe will remove shortage of space being felt in Vallabh Bhavan. Cabinet chamber will also be upgraded as per standard norms.

The cabinet sanctioned creation of 208 posts in various departments including 62 posts for Vidhan Sabha Secretariat. The cabinet sanctioned 83 posts for Directorate of Local Fund Audit including one post of Additional Director, 7 of Joint Director, 12 of Assistant Director and 63 posts of Assistant Auditors.

The cabinet also decided to create 34 posts in Directorate of Integrated Child Development Service and 9 additional posts in Directorate of Women’s Empowerment. It decided to create 14 new posts to strengthen Directorate of Medical Education.

The cabinet decided to give one-time relaxation in ban on direct recruitment for filling up 470 posts in teachers training institutes of Rajya Shiksha Kendra. In all, 226 vacancies of lecturer, 106 of senior lecturer, 120 of assistant professors and 18 posts of professors will be filled by through Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.

The cabinet decided to declare Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Department as State Agricultural Statistics Authority for handing over work of collecting data regarding agriculture.

Presently, this work is done by Commissioner Land Records & Settlements. The works include sending agricultural statistics, information about area under main crops and assessment of yield, rationalisation of irrigation statistics and improvement in statistics of main crops.

The cabinet decided to extend for further 3 months the scheme for merger of staff of Oilseed Federation into various government departments. Now, the scheme will continue till November 11, 2014.