BHOPAL : Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, in his written reply to a question put up by MLA Ramnivas Rawat, said that so far 64 persons have been made accused in the irregularities committed in examination for Ayurved Medical Officer conducted by Vyapam and 16 of them have been arrested.

Chauhan informed the House that STF has registered a case of paper leak of the same examination held on May 18 and has started probe. He said 12 Ayurved doctors and 1 professor have been arrested.

Govt employees won’t get pay scales at par with Centre : Mallaiya

Finance minister Jayant Mallaiya, replying to a question of MLA Sudharshan Gupta, said there is no plan to give the benefits of sixth pay commission scale to state government employees. The state government employees have been demanding salaries as per sixth pay commission of the Centre for long time.

3600 complaints of excessive billing

Energy minister Rajendra Shukla, in his written reply to MLA Arif Aqueel, said that as many as 3628 complaints were received in last 6 months related to excessive billing of electricity bills. Shukla said the complaints have been disposed as per the directives of Power Regulatory Commission.

6 crore spent in one year on air travel

Chief minister Shivraj Singh, in his written reply to a question raised by MLA Govind Singh, said that more than Rs 6 crore were spent in air travel of chief minister and ministers. Chauhan said Rs 3.09 crore were spent on government planes and helicopters while Rs 3.05 crore were spent on planes and helicopters taken on rent. Out of the total money spent, Rs 3.72 crore were spent on flights across the country while Rs 2.43 crore were spent on flights within the state.

Ban on SIMI may continue

BHOPAL: SIMI operatives could not put up solid reason so that ban on the outfit could be lifted. On the second day of hearing, SIMI operative Ajajuddin’s father put his stand through advocate Ashok Agrawal before tribunal. Tribunal headed by High Court judge Suresh Kait organised two day hearing on SIMI operatives.  Additional solicitor general Rajiv Mehara, standing council’s Sachin Dutta examined witnesses of SIMI operative. But all the SIMI operatives who put up their stand were not sufficient enough for tribunal to consider the lifting of ban.  On the first day, Police submitted reports on SIMI activities in the state.

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