Kushabhau Pension Scheme in MP

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Bhopal, July 3 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh government today endorsed the Kushabhau Thakre Contributory Pension Scheme for those working in the unorganised sector.

The endorsement was made at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here, an official release said.

The Scheme aims at motivating people of low-income group who are not covered under any other provident or pension fund scheme.

A member may deposit a maximum Rs 6,000 in a year in monthly instalments. The state government would contribute maximum Rs 1,000 in the account of every member annually.

The Cabinet decided to improve the condition of 48 district hospitals and set up district hospitals at Alirajpur and Baidhan.

A total 6,586 posts of doctors and staff were sanctioned for district hospitals. To facilitate upgradation and rationalisation of district hospitals, 928 posts of specialist doctors and class one medical officers, 4,763 posts of paramedical and clerical cadre and 895 contract posts of staff would be created.

The Cabinet endorsed a decision to give the cabinet powers to the reconstituted committee for implementation of Information Technology schemes. Besides, the Cabinet approved a cabinet committee decision to allot ten acres to M/s Underhill Technology Inc, New York.

The Cabinet endorsed a proposal to revise pensions of pensioners who retired prior to January 1, 1996 and family pensioners.

Sub-engineers associated with construction work are going to get the benefit of a time-bound payscale.

Sanction was accorded to convert eight women's polytechnics into co-ed educational institutes. The Cabinet decided to transfer three lift irrigation projects of Neemuch district to the Water Resources Department. It decided to set up a Madhya Pradesh Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam at Ujjain.

It was decided to increase transportation grant for families to be displaced due to submergence following construction of the Kutani Feeding Reservoir under the Bariyapur Project.

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