18 July, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday announced monsoon bonanza for state employees as he declared implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission which will benefit over 16 lakh employees.
The state cabinet which met here gave its assent to this decision.
“The nitty-gritty of implementation of pay commission’s recommendations would be finalised by a committee. The Chief Minister has been authorised to select the members of the committee. This committee will give its report to the government with in six months,” the spokesman here said.
The spokesman said after implementation of Seventh Pay Commission salary structure of the employees will change. The Committee will work out pay scale, pension and other government benefits under new pay commission. In monetary terms it is expected that after implementation of 7th Pay Commission the hike would be between Rs 2000 and Rs 5000 per month.
In another decision, the government has decided to introduce National Mobile Medical Unit scheme in 36 districts under which 170 national mobile medical units will be made operational. This scheme will be implemented through PPP model and the financial part will be taken care by NRHM.
“Under this scheme the mobile units will have facility of vaccination and carrying out basic tests. It will also give basic medicines to the patients. Each unit will have a doctor, a pharmacist, lab assistant and a nurse,” the spokesman said.
In the initial phase this scheme will be implemented in 36 districts including Kannauj, Rampur, Lucknow, Azamgarh, Kanpur and Varanasi.
The Samajwadi Party Government has also extended a helping hand to the weaving community by announcing Samajwadi Handloom Weavers’ Pension scheme. Any weaver in UP who attains the age of 60 years will get Rs 500 as pension per month. The money would be directly transferred to the account of beneficiary through RTGS.
The spokesman clarified that only one person from a family would be entitled for this scheme. In first year the scheme will cost Rs 30 crore. The budget would be altered as per demand and requirement, he said.
The government has also formulated a policy to set up super specialty hospital in the state under PPP model. The new policy sets the guidelines to set up heart care centres and other specialized institutions (barring cancer hospitals). It also says government would provide land for setting up these centres at lease of 30 years.
In other decisions government has removed anomalies in the pay scale of doctors and accorded gazetted officer status to senior lab technicians.
Government has also approved strengthening and broadening of Mainpuri-Shikohabad road, Sikandra-Jhijhak-Rasoolabad road in Kanpur dehat and Tirwa to Bela road in Kannauj. The cabinet has approved revised proposal of Rs 1513.51 crore for channelisation of Gomti river besides approved Janeshwar Mishra State Handloom Award scheme under which winner will get cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, second will get Rs 50,000 and third Rs 25,000.
Government has also brought smiles on the faces of retired teachers and employees by announcing a family pension of Rs 3500 per month for them. The cabinet decided that a Central Master co-ordination centre for Dial 100 would be set up in Lucknow.