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Agar-Malwa to be 51st district of Madhya Pradesh
14 August 2013
Bhopal,13/August/2013 (ITNN)>>>>A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to constitute new district Agar-Malwa here today. The 51st district of Madhya Pradesh will come into being from August 16, 2013. The new district has been carved by excluding Agar, Badaud, Susner and Nalkhera tahsils from Shajapur district. Population of the district spread over 2785 square kilometers will be 4 lakh 80 thousand. It will have two sub-divisions Agar and Susner. Situated on Indore-Kota Highway, Agar is mainly agrarian with one lakh 7 thousand farmers and 2 lakh hectare arable land.

The cabinet sanctioned posts of collector, SP, deputy collectors, ASP, DSPs, treasury officer, deputy director agriculture, executive engineer, PWD and other necessary posts for the new district. Sanction was also granted to create 163 new posts for SP office and working police force. Responsibility for offices of district-level officers etc. has been entrusted to Ujjain Divisional Commissioner.

Mukhyamantri Yuva Engineer-Contractor Yojana
The cabinet endorsed Mukhyamantri Yuva Engineer-Contractor Yojana announced by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Yuva Panchayat.

Under the scheme, 500 young engineers holding civil and electrical engineer’s degree will be imparted 6 months’ internship training. Public Works Department has been appointed nodal department for the scheme. Intern should be a domicile of the state. If number of applicants is more then their selection will be made through lottery system. In the selection, reservation quota prescribed by the State Government under Sewa Bharti Niyam for SC, ST and women will be adhered to.

Rs. 5000 per month honorarium each will be given to graduate engineers during training period and additional Rs. 2000 per month during field training. Following training, young engineers will be registered as C Grade contractors under Centralised Registration System but necessity of A and B Grade electricity licence holder contractors will continue for power distribution, transmission and generation under Madhya Pradesh Anugyapan Mandal (Vidyut) Viniyaman 1960. Engineers trained under Mukhyamantri Yuva Engineer-Contractor Yojana will be eligible to secure upto Rs. 25 lakh loan under Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana.

Minor Mineral Rules amended
The cabinet approved amendment in Rule 3 of Madhya Pradesh Gaun Khanij Niyam 1966. According to it, permission to mine minor minerals will be granted to Water Users Associations from government land allotted to them. This will ensure expansion of irrigation facility in the state. Muram (coarse sand) is used on large scale in government construction works in the state. Construction works are undertaken by government departments, boards, authorities, local bodies and public sector undertakings also. Amendment in Madhya Pradesh Gaun Khanij Niyam 1966 has been made for empowering executive engineers of government departments to sanction mining licencse of these minerals.

Interest-free loans to farmers
The cabinet decided to continue scheme to provide short-term interest-free loans to farmers through cooperative banks in year 2013-14 also. It was also decided to set due date for re-payment of loans distributed for Kharif season as March 28, 2014 instead of March 15 under the scheme. This will facilitate farmers to re-pay loans in time.

Pulses from other states exempted from Mandi Fee
The cabinet decided to exempt from Mandi Fee pulses of urad/urada, moong, tuar/arhar, gram, masoor and matar/batra/batri etc. for next one year. At present, a number of Dal Mills are processing pulses in the state giving jobs to thousands of people. The decision has been taken to promote pulses processing in the state.

Contributory pension to Gram Panchayat Secretaries
The cabinet decided to implement contributory pension scheme for Panchayat Secretaries working in over 23 thousand Gram Panchayats in the state. This was announced by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on March 24 last. Panchayat Secretaries’ association had been raising this demand from time to time.

New tahsil
The cabinet decided to accord tahsil status to Revenue Inspector Circle Badauni in Datia district. The new tahsil will have 36 Patwari Halkas and 78 villages. One post each of tahsildar and naib tahsildar, 5 assistant Grade-3, and 6 other posts have been sanctioned for the new tahsil.

Other decisions
In view of necessity for transfers of contractual school teachers having assumed duties as contractual school teachers Grade 1, 2 and 3, the cabinet endorsed the directives issued regarding transfer of newly appointed contractual school teachers within the local body and from one body to another if posts are vacant category-wise/reservation-wise/subject-wise. Only women teachers will get this benefit.

The cabinet decided to allot 18.500 hectare land to NTPC Limited in Narsinghpur district to set up a thermal power project.

The cabinet decided to grant State Government’s security for availing loans and interest payable on it to Madhya Pradesh Finance Corporation for availing loans from HUDCO, commercial banks and private placement bonds.

The cabinet accorded administrative sanction to Sanaudha water supply scheme in Sagar district. The scheme implemented by Madhya Pradesh Water Corporation Limited covers 32 villages. Its cost is Rs. 54 crore 61 lakh.

The cabinet sanctioned creation of 17 teaching and 26 non-teaching posts under self-finance scheme at Pharmacy Study Cente of Vikram University, Ujjain. The sanction has been granted on the condition that the burden of recurring expenses on these posts will be borne by concerning institution from fees realised from courses conducted by it.

The cabinet approved draft of ordinance 2013 regarding constitution of Shri Satyasai University of Technology and Medical Science, Sehore.

The cabinet granted permission to create 313 posts of block women’s empowerment officers under Directorate of Women’s Empowerment.

The cabinet decided to grant one-time exemption of one year in qualifying service for filling up 4 of the promotion quota vacancies of stenographers in Mantralaya.

The cabinet sanctioned one post each of protocol assistant and steno-typist for Madhya Pradesh Bhavan Mumbai office.

The cabinet endorsed the Chief Minister’s order to fill up 14 newly created direct recruitment posts of DSP through promotions while relaxing departmental service recruitment rules.

The cabinet decided to sanction one post each of district law officer, 2 of assistant grade-3 and one class-4 post each for Alirajpur, Dindori, Umaria and Singrauli districts.

The cabinet sanctioned revised pay scale for Panchayat Secretaries working in Gram Panchayats. This pay scale will be implemented with effect from August 1, 2013.
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