Jaipur, The State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje reviewed status of implementation of the decisions taken in its earlier Cabinet meetings in years 2014 and 2015. The Cabinet also decided to start recruitment process for 1,148 posts of Pre-Primary Teachers and approval of educational qualifications for candidates contesting elections of local bodies.
Briefing the media-persons on the Cabinet decisions, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said that it was for the first time in the history of Rajasthan that the State Cabinet reviewed the status of implementation of its decisions. He said that during the year 2014, the State Cabinet took 173 decisions in various meetings, of which 162 had been successfully implemented, while implementation of rest 11 was under progress. Similarly, of the total 148 decisions taken in the Cabinet meetings during year 2015, 89 had been implemented and implementation of 59 others was under progress, he said. During the meeting, the CM sought details on implementation of all the decisions one-by-one and suggested for time-bound implementation of the decisions under-progress, he said.
Rathore said that the Women and Child Development department would soon re-start the process for conducting examination for recruitment on 1,148 posts of Pre-Primary Teachers (NTT) which was postponed earlier. This would ensure early recruitment on these posts, he added.
The Minister said that the candidates selected by the Mines and Geology Department through a constable's written examination for the Mines Protection Force in the year 2013 would be absorbed in the RAC 14th Battalion after physical competency tests. This process would start next month, he added.
Rathore further said that the Cabinet also approved Rajasthan Municipalities (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 for amending Section 21 of the Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 2009. As per this amendment, provisions had been made for educational qualification for the candidates contesting the local bodies' elections. As per this, minimum educational qualification for a candidate to file nomination would be Matric Pass. For this, the candidate would have to produce a Matric Pass certificate from the Rajasthan Secondary Education Board or its equivalent Board. Also, the candidate had to give an affidavit in regard to a toilet facility in the house, he said.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that during the past election of Panchayati Raj institutions, percentage of Zila Parishad members with Matric or higher qualification was 33, which increased to 70 during this election. Similarly, percentage of educationally qualified Panchayat Samiti members increased from 18 to 54. In the election of Sarpanch, percentage of persons with Class 8 pass and above qualification increased from 23 to 48 percent. In view of this, the decision was taken to impose educational qualifications for the local bodies' election, he added.
Rathore said that during the Cabinet Meeting decided for revision of the cut-off date for giving pattas of residential plots in the colonies settled on agricultural land prior to the year 1999 from 30 September, 2012 to 31 May, 2013. This decision would benefit about 1.25 lakh families. These families would be given benefits proposed for the Prashasan Shahron Ke Sang campaign, he said.
The Minister stated that during the Nyay Aapke Dwar (Justice At Your Doorstep) campaign, between May 18 and July 15, initiated for disposal of revenue cases, over 20.37 lakh cases were disposed off. This gave relief to about 30 lakh families. Due to this 61 Gram Panchayats in the state had become revenue dispute-free, he added. He said that during this campaign about 3.99 lakh revenue dispute cases were disposed off in just one and a half month, while during year 2014, the number of cases disposed in Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Assistant Collector courts was merely 92 thousand. During the campaign, over 5 lakh cases of revenue record correction, about 82 thousand cases of division of titles, about 6.25 lakh cases of mutations, 5.62 lakh cases of land record certificates and 13 thousand cases of giving land titles to those not having titles, he added.