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Bhopal: Pension of 9 engineers frozen over corruption in Bundelkhand Package


Bhopal: More than seven years after the launch of the Rs 3706-crore Budelkhand Package, the state cabinet, on Tuesday, cleared a proposal for freezing the pension of nine engineers of various ranks, who were posted in Sagar, Tikamgarh and Damoh districts of the state at that time. The special package comprising drought mitigation strategies, was implemented over a three year period, beginning from 2009-10.

The cabinet, which met here on Tuesday, approved a drinking water scheme for making permanent drinking water sources available in government primary and middle schools. For this Rs 44 crore was approved from the year 2017-18 to 2019-20.

It also decided to amend the pension rules for MISA detainees. As per amendment a person who was detained for a period of less than one month for political or social reasons under MISA will be eligible for a monthly pension of Rs 8000 and a person detained for a period of one month or more than a month will be eligible for an pension of Rs 25,000 month.

The cabinet also decided to include two new provisions in the “Chief Minister’s Permanent Agriculture Pump Connection Scheme”.

With the implementation of the new provision, maximum three farmers will now not have to make separate contribution fund for 20 horse power load of 25 kva capacity transformer for which a joint application has been made in case of connection given on the same infrastructure. The farmers who have applied for temporary agriculture pump connections have been given the alternative that they can obtain electricity supply on flat rate by depositing single installment of the fixed contributory amount in this scheme in place of temporary agriculture pump connection.

The cabinet decided to give third time scale pay of Rs 4200 to assistant teachers and grade pay of Rs 6600 to teachers after 30 years of regular service. This arrangement will be effective from July 1, 2014. This decision will benefit about 30,000 teachers. The cabinet took this decision under the assured career promotion scheme for employees.