Cabinet takes momentous decision

ITANAGAR, Sept 17: The State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu which held its meeting today, came out with few important decisions.

The Cabinet approved for implementation of 7th CPC Pay Scales for teachers and librarians of Polytechnics w.e.f. 1st of January 2016. This decision of the cabinet will benefit fifty seven faculty members across six Government Polytechnics in the state.

The cabinet also approved for one time financial assistance to Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe candidates qualifying national level exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission. The candidates will be given Rs. 2 lakhs assistance upon clearing prelims and Rs. 3 lakhs on clearing mains. This scheme shall apply to eight national level examinations conducted by UPSC which includes – Indian Forest Service, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy, Central Police Organisations, Central Health Services, Indian Engineering Services, Indian Statistics Service in addition to Civil Services Examination.

In its continuous efforts to bring the administration to the doorsteps of the people, new Circle Headquarter at Paramputu with Camp Headquarter at Loth in Lower Subansiri district was approved by the Council of Ministers.

After detailed deliberations, the Cabinet has decided to adopt the UPSC Civil Services examination pattern for selection of candidates to Group –A and Group B posts of various departments through Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE).

In a major relief to inservice departmental candidates for direct recruitment to Group A and Group B posts, the Cabinet relaxed the age limit by five years in addition to the normal relaxation of age for the departmental candidates with three years of continuous services.

In order to encourage and ensure sustainable development of sericulture activities leading to upliftment of rural economic employment generation and doubling the farmers income by effectively utilising available natural resources of the state, the cabinet decided to create a separate Directorate of Sericulture. This directorate will have 94 officials including Director and Joint Director level officers.

Special remission was granted to five prisoners who have already completed more than 50% of their term of prison as a part of commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by the Cabinet.

The Cabinet also formally approved the Hamara Arunachal Abhiyaan, a campaign that will collaborate with CBOs, common public, PR leaders, Youths, student organisations, transport organisations, market welfare organisation etc. and take up various issues like drug addiction among youths, communal harmony, traffic management and many more to interact and learn from the people about its effects in their lives. In the process, the mission also aims at educating the masses and curbing menaces that has been disturbing the state for quite sometime now. Through this initiative the public and administration will work in tandem to create Arunachal of our dreams. (CMO)


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