Bhopal: CM discretionary fund hiked to Rs 200 crore annually

MLA Area Development Fund also increased from Rs 1.85 crore to Rs 2.50 crore.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 01:29 AM IST
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Cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, being held in Bhopal on Tuesday. | FP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The state Cabinet, on Tuesday, approved proposal to increase Chief Minister's discretionary fund from Rs 150 crore to Rs 200 crore annually. The grant has been increased for financial year 2022-23 and the coming financial years.

The Cabinet which met on Tuesday with meeting chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to increase the MLA Area Development Fund too from Rs 1.85 crore to Rs 2.50 crore and discretionary fund from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 50 lakh annually.

The Cabinet granted in-principle approval to establish medical college with 100 MBBS seats admission capacity and 500-bed affiliated hospital, besides setting up of a nursing college of 60 seat admission capacity for nursing courses and a paramedical college of 60 seat admission capacity for paramedical courses in Budni Tehsil located in Sehore district.

It also gave in-principle consent with the purpose of increasing the 100 seats of undergraduate courses for setting up a new medical college in Ujjain. With the establishment of a medical college, medical facilities are available to the people of the area, along with 100 more MBBS seats in the medical field for students of the state.

Approval was given for the establishment of 23 new ITIs in development blocks of the state without ITIs, creation of 437 instructor posts and 253 administrative posts proposed for the year 2022-23.

The Cabinet also approved to allocate land total area of 15 acres out of total area of 6.082 hectares government land located at Berkheda Bondar village to the university at free premium and one rupee as annual land rent under the conditions of the government for the establishment of the 'National Forensic Science University (NFSU) Gandhi Nagar campus.

The Cabinet gave its approval for setting up of Rural Technology Park at Morena. Approval was given to create posts for the operation of Rural Technology Park.

Decision to constitute the State Statistical Commission was also approved. The Commission will be headed by an eminent statistical expert having 20 years of experience in this field. In the Commission, 1 member will be nominated by the State Government and maximum 6 members will be special invitees as subject experts.

Other decisions

  • MLA Area Development Fund hiked from Rs 1.85 crore to Rs 2.50 crore and discretionary fund from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 50 lakh annually.

  • Medical college in Budni with 100 MBBS seats and 500-bed affiliated hospital nursing college and paramedical college in Sehore district.

  • Medical College in Ujjain with 100 seats of under-graduate courses in Ujjain.

  • 23 new ITIs in development blocks of the state without ITIs, creation of 437 instructor posts and 253 administrative posts proposed for 2022-23

  • Allocation of 15 acres out of 6.082 hectares of government land at Berkheda Bondar village for university for the establishment of the 'National Forensic Science University (NFSU) Gandhi Nagar campus.

  • Setting up of Rural Technology Park at Morena.

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