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Honorarium of advocates raised

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Bhopal, Sep 12 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh government today decided to raise the honorarium of government advocates and additional government advocates to Rs 10,000 and Rs 9,000 respectively.

A decision to this effect was taken at the cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here, entailing additional burden of Rs 1.23 crore per month on the state exchequer.

There are 45 government advocates and 212 additional government advocates in the state. Their honorarium had not been enhanced since 1999, official sources said.

The cabinet also endorsed the decision to extend the time limit from June 30 to December 31, 2006 for special recruitment drive being carried out to remove the backlog for SC, ST and OBCs. So far, 11,640 appointments had been made and another 8789 posts were yet to be filled.

The cabinet decided to delete music and fine arts subjects from the list of higher education department and to include them in the list of culture department.

An action plan for different departments for effective implementation of Utthan Abhiyan for rehabilitation of disabled persons has been cleared by the cabinet, which also approved sanction for establishment of three zonal offices of the handloom directorate.

UNI SP PK RK1802

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