State Education Service to be constituted in state
Bhopal: State Education Service will be constituted to streamline teaching arrangements in Madhya Pradesh. This important decision was taken at the meeting of cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today. Other major decisions include constitution of an autonomous body in the name of UID Project Madhya Pradesh, upgradation of health institutions and regularisation of illegal colonies as on December 31, 2012. Earlier, it was decided to regularise illegal colonies as on December 2007.
State Education Service: For giving a new shape to education set-up in the state, the cabinet decided to constitute State Education Service. A sum of Rs. 68 croroe will be spent on the service. This will eliminate shortage of field-level supervisors of primary and secondary education. Employees of civil bodies will be able to avail opportunities of promotion on a large scale now. They will be given opportunity to join State Education Service trough Restricted Competitive Exam. Now, education and Adhyapak cadres will be able to participate in the process of promotion to A.E.O. (Regional Education Officer) and High School principal. Fifty percent posts of Assistant Director in State Education Service will be filled up by direct recruitment through common exam by Public Service Commission. Along with State Education Service, subordinate Education Service will also be constituted. Assistant Directors posted in it will have drawing and disbursing powers and leave sanction authority for supervisors and teachers of primary and secondary schools.
Ratio for recruitment to posts through direct recruitment, selection and promotion has also been fixed. Under the service, 50 percent posts for high school principal will be filled up through government departmental lecturers of higher secondary schools, 25 percent from AEO promotions and 25 percent posts will be filled up from senior teachers of local body cadre through restrictive competitive exam. Special promotion scheme will also be implemented for teaching cadre. Of these, the lecturers and senior teachers who are unable to get selected to State Education Service or do not participate in it, will be given promotion and equivalent pay scale. Increments will be given after 12, 24 and 30 years.
9 new sub-health centres, 31 centres to be upgraded: The cabinet decided set up 9 new sub-health centres and upgrade 31 health institutions. For these 40 institutions, 990 new posts will also be created. Of the sanctioned posts, 122 are of class I and 61 class II, which will be filled up through Public Service Commission. Remaining 648 class III and 150 class IV posts will be filled up through selection process. Staff quarters will also be constructed at new and upgraded health centres.
Illegal colonies as on December 31, 2012 to be regularised: The cabinet sanctioned regularisation of illegal colonies having come up as on December 31, 2012 through amendment in Rule 15-A of Madhya Pradesh Nagar Palika Niyam-1998. In the process, coloniser/residents will bear 50 percent, State Government 30 percent and urban body 20 percent expenses to be incurred on internal development of colony. Priority in regularisation will be given to the colonies where colonisers/residents will deposit over 50 percent funds with concerning civil body immediately. For illegal colonies developed on government land, a separate policy will be formulated by Revenue Department and presented before the cabinet.
Condition of income limit for disable students abolished: The cabinet decided to abolish condition of income limit for eligibility of disable students for educational promotion scheme in Social Justice Department. Earlier, rules had set a limit of Rs. 96 thousand for eligibility. Due to this, a number of disabled students could not avail benefit of disabled students scholarship scheme, foreign study scholarship scheme, higher education fee exemption scheme, conveyance allowance, transport allowance scheme and Chhatra Grih Yojana.
Relief to hail storm-affected farmers
For giving relief to frost and hail storm-affected farmers during January-February, 2013, the cabinet had decided to suspend recovery of short-term crop loans taken by them from primary agriculture credit cooperative societies for Rabi 2012-13. Under the scheme, short-term loans worth Rs. 80 crore have been converted to mid-term loans in 29 districts. At today’s cabinet meeting, it was decided to provide 11 percent loan subsidy to cooperative societies and 15 percent share of mid-term loan conversion as per directives of NABARD to district cooperative banks. Besides, it was also decided to ensure action for providing government guarantee for 60 percent repayment of converted mid-term loans as per Madhya Pradesh Shaskiya Pratyabhooti Niyam-2009.