Retirement age limit of forest officials increased

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Bhopal, Jan 30 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh government today decided to increase the age limit for retirement of class I, II and III employees of the Forest Development Corporation from 58 years to 60 years.

A state Cabinet meeting -- chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here -- approved proposal of the Forest Department to calculate net profit from bamboo and 'imarti' wood and distribute dividend to forest committees to encourage them to protect forests, official sources said.

Accordingly, it is proposed to distribute Rs 11.36 crore for 2005 to 06 and Rs 15.57 crore for 2006 to 07 for which there is adequate amount in the present budget. The cabinet has approved this procedure for the 2007 to 08.

A decision was taken to provide compensation of Rs one lakh and cost of treatment in case of loss of life due to attack by wild animals excluding snake and 'guhera'. A maximum of Rs 20,000 would be given as compensation in case of injury due to attack by wild animals.

There is alreadly a provision in case of loss of life or injury due to attack by snake or 'guhera' in the Revenue Book Code (RBC).

For more compensation, a separate application has to be sent to the government. In case of permanent disability, Rs 75,000 and cost of treatment would be paid.

In cases of loss of cattle due to attack by wild animals, Revenue Book Code (RBC) provisions would be applicable, the sources added.

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