Vital Cabinet decisions include APSSB draft bill


ITANAGAR, June 29:  The state Cabinet today gave its nod to Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) draft bill to set up a staff selection board (SSSB) for recruitment of all group-C posts has been cleared today, likely to be placed in next assembly session.

The Cabinet justified that since recruitment to group-C posts in the Govt requires conducting examinations involving standardized testing method without involving interviews, it is required to create a specialized body to hold recruitment at regular intervals. Besides, Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), which presently conducts recruitment of Group-C posts, will be relieved of the burden to solely concentrate on recruitment of senior official posts.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been rigorously working to streamline recruitment process of the GoAP to ensure that only eligible candidates are recruited through a fair and transparent process. Besides strengthening the APPSC, setting up of a SSB has been on his agenda from day one.

The APSSB, once passed by the assembly, would become an autonomous body with a chairman, members, controller of examination, secretary and other subordinate officials.

The Cabinet today also approved guidelines for implementation of Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS), a standardized financial monitoring and reporting system that consolidates all financial information needs of the Govt into one information database. This would enable the Govt to take macro decisions that affects the state as a whole.

It would also facilitate disclosure of public finance information to citizens to improve budget transparency. The GoAPi n its 2018-19 budget had announced to launch 1st phase of IFMS.

In order to create a common database of widows and welfare of widows, the Cabinet approved to amend Arunachal Pradesh Registration of Births and Deaths Rule, 2001. The amendment calls for compulsory incorporation of name, age and contact details of the widows on death report, death certificate and death register of the husband.

The Cabinet also viewed present stamp duty rate for execution of mortgage deed as exorbitant that deters prospective entrepreneurs from availing loans from banks. Therefore, it approved reduction of stamp duty for mortgage deed from Rs 50 to Rs 10 of the amount or value of the consideration not exceeding Rs 1000 and 1% of the amount or value of consideration exceeding Rs 1000.

The Cabinet approved creation of 97 Group-A, B and C posts under various nursing schools and colleges under medical education, training & research directorate of health & family welfare department. (PRO)

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