State Cabinet Meeting
State AYUSH Society To Be Constituted
Jaipur, Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje chaired the meeting of the State Cabinet at the CM Office on Monday. During this meeting the decision of constitution of Rajasthan State AYUSH Society was approved alongwith an accent for tabling the Rajasthan Heritage Conservation Bill-2014 and Rajasthan Apartments Ownership Bill-2014 in the impending session of the State Assembly.
Addressing the media-men after the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shri Rajendra Rathore said that for advancement of Ayurved, Yog and Naturopathy, Siddha and Homeopathy hospitals or clinics; development of graduate and post-graduate teaching institutes; development and control in Ayurved, Homeopathy, Unani laboratories the Rajasthan State AYUSH Society would be constituted with a Governing Council in the chairmanship of the Minister for Ayurved, while Principal Secretary Ayurved would chair the Executive Committee.
Shri Rathore said that as per the draft of Rajasthan Heritage Conservation Bill 2014, State Heritage Council would be constituted in the chairmanship of the Chief Minister for conservation, regulation and maintenance of heritage structures of historical and archeological importance. The Council would have three ministers and archeological experts as members. Also, a state-level heritage authority headed by the Secretary, Urban Development would be constituted. The Council could declare the properties of historical importance as protected. The authority would identify and list the heritage properties to prepare their databank and prepare a Heritage Management and By-laws plan. The authority would also grant permission for construction works in heritage protected regions.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that as per the provisions of Rajasthan Apartment Ownership Bill 2014, for protection of interests of apartment owners the apartments would be heritable and transferable. The developer would be required to sub-let the leased or rented land to the apartment owner. Declaration of the complete details of land, building construction and other information, by the apartment developer before a competent authority had been made compulsory. Developer would also share information and documents of ownership, map, construction period and payment schedule. Apartment Owners Association needed to be constituted within six months and the association would be required to be registered as per the Societies Act. Deed of the apartment would also need to be registered with the details of area and rights.
Shri Rathore said that for those ex-soldiers who served in the state government, the Rajasthan Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1996 would be amended and they would get separate pension for their service tenure with the state government. This way the ex-servicemen would get double benefit of pension.
The Minister informed that the decision for change of the name of Government Hospital, Gangauri Bazaar, Jaipur to be Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Government Hospital too had been approved.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister told that 5,000 fair price shops in the state would be developed as 'annapurna bhandar'. Consumers would get quality products of the producers, wholesalers, branded-packed goods of multi-brand distributors approved by the state government through these bhandars. Products would be purchased in bulk for the multi-product wholesalers and the profits earned through these shops would be shared between the shopkeeper and the consumers in a 40:60 ratio. The MRP would be printed on each product.
Shri Rathore said that Rajasthan Education Service Rules, 1970 would be amended such as the ratio of promotion to the post of Principal from Lecture and Headmaster would be 67:33 instead of the present 50:50. This has been decided in view of numerical difference in the number of posts of Lecturers and Headmasters. In addition to this, 5,000 new posts of Principal would also be created.
Rajasthan Education Subordinate Service Rules, 1971 would be amended to provide promotional benefits to the BEd degree holder IIIrd Grade Teachers who graduated in Commerce, Drawing, Music and Agriculture etc, a new post of Senior Teacher (General) would be created, which would be filled through promotion only. This would lead to promotional benefits of about 9,000 teachers.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that to ensure better education to the disabled children in the state, it was decided to amend Rajasthan Education Subordinate Service Rules, 1971 and create special 485 posts of Senior Teacher (Special Education). These posts would be filled through promotion and direct recruitment in the 50:50 ratio.
Shri Rathore said that the cabinet further decided to amend sections 9 and 10 of the Rajasthan Ayurved University Act, 2002 to empower the Chancellor to order enquiries in regard to inspection, teaching and examinations etc. Also, it was decided to amend section 24 so that a Vice Chancellor could serve for five years or till attainment of 70 years of age, whichever is less. Similarly, decision was taken to amend the Maharana Pratap Agriculture and Technology University Udaipur Act, 2000 to provide for affiliation of agriculture colleges situated in the region under jurisdiction of the university.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that the Cabinet also approved the decision of Special Economic Zone Bill, 2015 in order to created SEZs in the state. For effective implementation of the SEZ, a State Approval Committee would be constituted in the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary. Under the Single-Window system, Development Commissioner would be empowered to approve the master plan and campus building of the SEZ along with powers of Labour Commissioner and those for presenting annual report. The SEZ regions would be given 100 percent exemption from VAT, stamp duty and power tariff. Also, the developer would be given exemption of land ceiling and as per the need of the case the state government would provide for land- acquisition, land-use change, basic facilities and utility services etc.
Shri Rathore said that the Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011 provided as per Section 357-A of the Indian Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 would also be amended. As per the decision, compensatory amount for a rape victim was revised from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. Similarly, provisions had been approved to provide compensation from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh for the victims under the POCSO Act. For a victim of acid attack, the compensation had been revised to Rs. 3 lakh instead of Rs. 1 lakh. It had been approved to provide such compensation within 15 days.
The Parliamentary Affair Minister said that as per the directions of the Rajasthan High Court, Rajasthan Forensic Science Service Rules, 1979 would be amended to create required posts for driving the Narcotics, Arson and Explosives divisions into action.
Also, by amending Rule 53 of the Rajasthan Judicial Service Rules, 2010 it would be provided to give benefit of practice for 3 years and 7 years respectively to the Civil Judges and District Magistrates appointed through direct recruitment in the advocate quota while calculating their service tenure for pension. For recruitment of Assistant Public Prosecutor IInd Grade the provision of examination too had been annexed with interview. In all, interview of 25 marks would be held with the written examination of 150 marks.
Shri Rathore said that the fruits and vegetables would be exempted from the Mandi Tax by amending section 17 of the Rajasthan Agriculture Marketing Act, 1961. Although market committees could charge 'user charges' on sale of fruits and vegetables in the market campus, but nothing would be charged on the deals outside the market complex.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that the Rajasthan Forest Service Act, 1962 would be amended to rename the posts of forest officers as per the need and eligibility criteria for selection of forest officers in accordance with the Entrance and Training Rules (Revised), 2004 of the union government.
Shri Rathore said that in order to provide promotion benefits to recruited employees in the Public Health and Engineering Department the Rajasthan Engineers and Allied Posts Service Public Health Engineering Rules, 1968 and Rajasthan Engineering Subordinate Service Rules, 1967 would be amended so as to fill the post of Junior Chemist by direct recruitment and promotion from Lab Assistant in a 50:50 ratio.