Cabinet Decisions: 26 proposals approved including 8 percent hike in DA for government employees

Ranchi: The Jharkhand cabinet has decided to increase the dearness allowance (DA) of government employees and pensioners by 8 percent. 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.

Briefing the press post the meeting Cabinet Secretary Vandana Dadel said that a total of 26 proposals have been approved in the cabinet meeting. She said DA of government employees getting an unrevised pay scale has been hiked to 221 percent from 212 percent while that of those whose scale has been revised from January 1, 2016 has been hiked to 42 percent from 34 percent.

Accordingly, the family pension has been revised. Among the other important proposals approved include hike in the monthly remuneration limit of guest, temporary and class-based faculties giving their services against sanctioned strength of assistant professors in the technical colleges, universities and other affiliated colleges to run the education system.

Earlier the limit was Rs 30,000 per month now it has been hiked to Rs 57, 500 per month. The cabinet has also approved Rs 71.50 crore to upgrade the crime criminal tracking network system (CCTNS) to give better law and order in the state.

Other approvals include age relaxation in the promotion of two excise and prohibition department employees in the wake of the Jharkhand High Court order, withdrawal of charge against Gumla BDO Dilip Tirkey, acceptance of the same form for caste certificate for a state government job which is used for issuance of caste certificate for a union government job (Form-5), increase in remuneration of contract workers and fixation of fee for the private medical college UG and PG students want clinical and autopsy training in government-run medical colleges and hospitals. 

Other approvals included the establishment of a sub-divisional court at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district, a continuation of services of 9 data operators working in treasuries, an amendment in the service code of geological analyst, Rs 64 lakh for an additional wall around the houses constructed for the poor, nomination of Kolkata based institution for running two mobile science exhibition vans, Rs 25 crore for establishment of a degree college in Nawadih, service code for MVI, industry extension officer and allowing JSBL to work in those districts where placement agencies have not been finalized and appointment of administrators in 34 urban local body with the end of the tenure of people‚Äôs representatives.

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