IEP DEHRADUN AUGUST 25, 2022
The Uttarakhand government has decided to provide service extension for 1,662 health workers appointed during the pandemic of Covid-19. A decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of the State cabinet held at the secretariat on Wednesday. Informing about the decision, the chief secretary SS Sandhu told media-persons that 673 workers were appointed in the medical education department while 986 in the health and family welfare department during the pandemic period in the State. He said that the cabinet has decided to give these workers an extension of six months.
In another decision the cabinet decided to introduce the health care and hygiene subjects in the syllabus of the students of class I to XII. The CS said that the decision was taken in view of the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and would help in ensuring a healthy lifestyle for the future generation. He informed that the cabinet approved the implementation of the central government’s draft for Uttarakhand Real Estate , Regulation and Development, the Agreement for Sale Regulation-2022 in its meeting. The regulation would safeguard the interests of the buyers and provide protection to them from different types of property related frauds. In an important decision, the state cabinet decided to hire an international consultant for formulating a plan for doubling the economy of the State. A decision to relax the norms for construction in Kedarnath was also in the cabinet. The CS said that in view of the space constraints the consultant deployed in Kedarnath had requested permission to construct two story buildings which was given by the cabinet. He informed that the State cabinet gave its nod to the proposal to create a Project Management Unit (PMU) with 70 posts in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded Rs 526 crore project in the horticulture department of the State.
In other decisions the cabinet approved the proposal to shift 19 revenue villages from Jaspur Tehsil to the Kashipur Tehsil in Udham Singh Nagar district and gave its nod for the new regulation for the transport tax officers in the department of transport. In pursuance of the order of Supreme Court (SC) the cabinet approved relaxation in norms for granting promotion to seven Sangrah Ameens on the post of Nayab Tehsildars. After the approval of the cabinet the junior division judge and senior division judge of the Law department would be named as Civil Judge and Civil Judge senior respectively. In an important decision the state cabinet adopted the railway manual after which different departments of the State would have to take permission from the Railways for any construction work near the railway track.
The cabinet also decided to reduce the amount of security deposit from five per cent to two per cent and earnest money from existing one per cent to 0.25 per cent of the total value for operating the Sitarganj Sugar mill of the State on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The cabinet gave its approval to the proposal to grant the authority to the Principal and higher education director to use the money lying unclaimed in the colleges under the caution money head for development works in the colleges. In the meeting chaired by the chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, the State cabinet took a total of 15 decisions.