Important Decisions In Cabinet Meeting
Jaipur, Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje chaired a meeting of the State Cabinet at the CMO on Tuesday. Draft of the Rajasthan Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Ordinance 2015, which aimed at uniformity in the elections of these societies, was approved in this meeting. Other decisions include, launch of Sarkar Aapke Dwar (Government at Your Doorstep) campaign in Kota Division from August 24 onwards and free distribution of sanitary napkins to about 20 lakh adolescent girls in the state.
The State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore told the media-persons that the Cabinet decided to modify the Rajasthan Cooperative Societies Act, 2001 by amending its sections 27, 30 and 32 and inserting one section 30-C. These amendments would result into time-bound elections of about 33,000 cooperative societies in the state at one time, he said.
Presently, the Minister said, in the situation of appointing an Administrator on expiry of term of office of the executive board of a society, there was a provision of opportunity for hearing. Now, necessary amendment would be made for appointment of Administrator on expiry of term of office. Also, if an executive board was expelled before it completed half its tenure, elections would be held for the rest of the term only. On the event of the board demitting office after the half-time mark in terms of its tenure, next elections would be conducted by the State Cooperatives Electoral Authority with other societies, he added.
Shri Rathore said that the Cabinet decided to organize this year's state-level Independence Day Function at Kota and launch the Government at Your Doorstep campaign in Kota Division between August 24 and August 31. On August 24, members of the Council of Ministers led by the Chief Minister would gather at Kota and a meeting of the State Cabinet would be held on August 31. Status and action taken in regard to the memoranda, complaints and applications received during the campaign events in Bharatpur, Bikaner and Udaipur divisions would be reviewed at the CM and the Ministers' level.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister informed that the Cabinet also approved for free distribution of sanitary napkins to about 20 lakh girls in the age group 13-19 years studying in class 6 to 12 under Rajasthan Kishori Swasthay Evum Swachhata Karyakram. This would include girls of the BPL families as well. For implementation of this programme, a group of the Ministers and Principal Secretaries of various departments including Medical and Health, Women and Child Development, Education, Social Justice and Empowerment and Rural Development and Panchayati Raj had been formed.
Shri Rathore said that during Nyay Aapke Dwar (Justice At Your Doorstep) campaign, which started May 18 onwards over 4,000 Lok Adalats had been held disposing off over 9 lakh cases. He said that during this, about 6.5 cases of judicial and quasi-judicial nature were disposed, which include about three lakh cases of mutations, two lakh of amendment of records and 1.5 lakh other cases related to revenue disputes. During the campaign, about 2.5 lakh land record certificates were also issued. This campaign would continue till July 15, he added.
The Minister said that the Cabinet further approved the Rajasthan Excise Laboratory (State & Subordinate) Services Rules, 2014. This decision would create opportunities of promotions for the officers and employees in the laboratories of Excise Department.
While addressing newsmen, the state Public Works Department Minister Shri Yunus Khan said that the Cabinet proposed and passed a Vote of Thanks resolution for the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari for his announcement to provide assistance worth 10,000 crore rupees to Rajasthan for rejuvenation of road network and extension of transport services. It was for the first time that such a huge assistance was proposed for development of infrastructure in the state, he said. The Union Minister had assured the state that for this, allocations would be made within six months of sending the proposals, the Minister added.
Shri Khan said that on December 13, 2014 Shri Gadkari had laid foundations of nine road projects with construction costs amounting to 3,900 crore rupees. Works had started on all these projects. He added that on request of the CM Smt. Raje the Union Minister had agreed to raise the CRF and give 700 crore rupees to the state. He had assured that as soon as the State Government would send a revised CRF proposal to the Centre, it would be given approval.
The PWD Minister said that of the 10,000 crore rupees assistance, about 1,500 kilometers of roads in the border areas would be linked with National Highways by spending about 4,500 crores of rupees. Jaipur would be among 10 major cities in the country selected for the Intelligent Traffic System. Other works include, construction of Ring Road for Jodhpur by spending 500 crore rupees; development of three bus terminals of the state on PPP mode; conversion of Barr-Jodhpur road into a Four-lane; and inclusion of 72-kilometer stretch from Anupgarh to Suratgarh under the Bharatmala Yojna as suggested by the CM.