Black Fungus declared epidemic in Jharkhand

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Government on Tuesday declared Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) as an epidemic in the state. 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 here. In the meeting, it was decided to give approval from retrospective effect to give extension to the panel of teachers appointed in PG departments of the universities and in the constituent colleges till September 30, 2021.

The cabinet agreed to make minor amendments in provisions related to the appointment of retired army personnel and JCOs as Special Auxiliary Police. It was decided to transfer 2.05 acres of land on Mudma of Nagdi to NTPC at the payment of Rs 4,04,94,778 for the building office of NTPC. Further another area of 1.03 acres will be given to NHAI in Mudma of Nagdi to build their regional office. It was decided to implement SVAMITVA, a scheme of the Union Panchayati Raj Ministry (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) in Jharkhand.

In an important decision the government has also decided to give service extension to doctors part of Jharkhand Medical Services in teaching and non-teaching category who were due to retire by March 2022 by a period of six months from the date of their retirement.

The government has also decided to form statutes on minimum qualification for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for maintenance of standards in Higher education 2021 in pursuance to UGC Regulations.

It was also agreed to transfer free of land in Badapahad of Ghatshila Circle area of West Singhbhum district measuring 07.94 acres to set up a Kendriya Vidyalay to MHRD Government of India. It was decided to make an advance withdrawal of Rs 8.49 crore from Jharkhand Contingency Funds as part of money provided by center to tackle Coronavirus.

Approval from retrospective effect was also given to a proposal worth Rs 3.85 crore to build new residential homes as per requirements in 83 blocks offices of the state. A sum of Rs 56.69 crore was also approved for transportation and distribution of food grains which will be provided to the beneficiaries of Pradhanmantri Garib Kalyan Yojana under NFSA for the period May 2021 to June 2021.

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