In addition to clearing the state’s excise policy, the cabinet has also directed all district magistrates to expedite collection of data regarding farmers so that the Rs 6,000 announced by the Centre in the interim budget for each farmer with up to two hectares land can be disbursed.
Further, in a move that will provide relief to natives, the cabinet decided that for group C jobs in the state government both under and outside the purview of the public service commission, only those who have passed Class X and XII from recognised institutions in Uttarakhand will be eligible. These and 12 other decisions were taken in the cabinet meeting held here on Wednesday.
Due to the notification of the Vidhan Sabha budget session, no official media briefing was held after the cabinet meeting.
However, according to sources, out of total 17 issues on the agenda, the cabinet took decision on 15 points and deferred the remaining two for the next meeting. The Cabinet approved an amendment in the Societies Registration Act 1960 in order to facilitate online registration of societies.
Further, the cabinet also approved the 2019-20 excise policy. It was decided that the 120 licensed liquor shops that had achieved more than the allocated revenue target would be offered to the same contract holders at 20 per cent additional amount while the remaining licenses shops would be offered on contract as usual. Considering the request from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) the cabinet approved decreasing the utility shifting charge from 15 per cent to 2.5 per cent for such works under the Public Works Department on national highways.
The cabinet also approved the bill to be tabled in the Vidhan Sabha for Himalayi Vishwavidyalay in Dehradun. The cabinet also approved three month extension of time period for hearing/resolving 37,000 pending cases related to Value Added Tax.
Further, in line with the decision taken by the Centre, the cabinet also directed all district magistrates to expedite collection of data on farmers so that the Rs 6,000 payable to each farmer with up to two hectares land land can be disbursed. This would entail disbursal of about Rs 500 crore a year in the state, informed sources.
Thursday, 07 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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