The state government has given a big gift to its employees by announcing a hike in the dearness allowance.
A decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of the state cabinet which was chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren at the project building.
Briefing the press after the meeting cabinet secretary Vandana Dadel said that now government employees will now be getting 28 percent DA instead of 17 percent given earlier. This decision is in sync with the decision of the Central Government.
She said that the state government has approved a 11 percent hike of the DA for government employees and its pensioners. She said that the hike will benefit 2.50 lakh government employees however that will cause an additional burden of Rs 1000 crore on the state exchequer.
In wake of the Coronavirus pandemic the centre had imposed a ban on increase of DA in January 2020 however when the centre decided to lift the ban and announced a hike on the DA after that decks were cleared for the state government to increase the DA of its employees.
Further approval was given to incorporate the courses of higher level and tribal language) in the Jharkhand Animal Husbandry Services (Recruitment, Promotion and Other Conditions of Service), Rules, 2013.
She said that the government with NIH Roorkee will prepare a State Specific Action Plan for the water sector to achieve the goals set by the “National Water Mission” under the National Action Plan (NAPCC) of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India. Approval has been given to conduct a revised Agreement (MoU) and amend clauses-6, 7, 8.1 (12) and 8.3(4) of the previously issued resolution no-707, dated 06.11.2018.
Under the centrally sponsored “Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services” scheme already operated, various centrally sponsored schemes/programmes/sub-components were approved for extension up to March 31, 2022 in the light of the decision of the Central Government.
In an another important decision it was decided to provide free textbooks annually to all categories of students enrolled and studying in class-9 and 10 of government schools of the state.
For the conduct of by-election of 13-Madhupur Assembly Constituency, Rs 5,51,00,000/- (Rupees five crore one and one lakh) only on the proposal to receive and withdraw as advance from Jharkhand Contingency Fund, for which approval was given from retrospective effect.
Approval was also given to extend the tenure of Jharkhand State Law Commission from 14.11.2019 to 13.11.2021 with retrospective effect.
It was decided to pay the amount of subsidy directly to DVC and NTPC through treasury from the departmental budget against energy purchase being done by Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited.
With retrospective effect approval of Shrinath University Bill, 2021 was given while nod was given on the draft of Jharkhand Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2021.
Further a proposal to implement training fee and increase the rate of Caution Money in the State Government Industrial Training Institutes was also agreed by the cabinet.