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MP Cabinet approves Rs 550 crore for Social Security Pension

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Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Kamal Nath on 6 September, has decided to sanction an amount of Rs 550 crore to the districts for the payment of social security pension. This amount will be withdrawn from the State level destitute fund account as per monthly requirement and social security pension will be paid.

Branded Hotel Promotion Policy-2019

The Cabinet has also approved the Branded Hotel Promotion Policy-2019 to provide continuous grant to attract and encourage the brands for the establishment of hotels, resorts and heritage hotels in the State. The brands have been classified under the category of Brand Hotels, Brand Resorts and Brand Heritage Hotels.

Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to form such a policy for the establishment of brand hotels. It is estimated that under this policy, at least a thousand luxury and world-class new rooms will be set up in the branded hotels in the next 5 years. Under the policy, 20 to 30 percent subsidy will be given for 3 years on the annual turnover obtained from the rent of hotel rooms on the establishment of new branded hotels with an investment of minimum Rs 100 crore or more. The maximum limit of grant will be Rs 3 crore. Moreover, operating subsidy up to Rs 2 crore will be given each year to the branded resorts and branded heritage hotels for a 3 year period. This grant to the brand hotel will be in addition to the capital grant to be received by them under the policy.

In order to fulfill the tourism development goals of the State government, the Cabinet has approved the proposed amendment to the tourism policy-2016 so as to make it efficient, practical, comprehensive and suitable for capital investment.

Amendment in the 2016 policy for the establishment and operation of Way-side Amenities was approved in the Cabinet. Under this, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation will encourage the establishment of road facilitation centres keeping in mind the need of road network and passenger facilities throughout the state. Also, potential sites and ready brown-field road facilitation centres will be popularized to create an environment for investment.

Housing and Habitat Policy

The Cabinet has decided to delete the Clause 5.4 of the Housing and Habitat Policy 2007. In this, there was a provision to keep an area of ​​two hectares of land or plot for land development in the areas of investment. For this reason, due to the requirement of minimum two hectares of land, small plots of land used to remain unutilized. Continued development was also being hampered as the chances for developing illegal colonies increased in such areas.

Resort bar license

The Cabinet has decided to simplify the resort bar license to encourage tourism in the forest areas of the state. In this, in addition to the national parks, the facility of resort bar licenses will also be provided near the forest sanctuary. The resort bar should be located within 20 km range from the boundary of the national parks / sanctuaries. The provision for a minimum of five rooms has been made in place of ten rooms in the resort. It has been decided to reduce the minimum area from 2 hectares to one acre for the resort bar. It has been decided to increase the annual license fee to Rs 50 thousand for five rooms, Rs one lakh for 6 to 10 rooms and Rs 1.5 lakh for resorts with more than 10 rooms for resort bars located in forest areas. In cases of acceptance and renewal of all bar licenses, a report will be taken in place of the prescribed certificate, regarding fire safety arrangements with the joint signature of the District Excise Officer and the concerned resort bar licensee.

The Cabinet has decided to provide bamboo to the farmers / betel leaf cultivator families at a low rate. The post-approval was given after incorporating the order issued by the Forest Department in the Nistar policy of betel leaf cultivator families from March 10, 2019. The revised Nistar policy year-2019 was also approved.

The Cabinet has decided to create additional post in the Director General of Police Grade for the period up to 31 October 2019 as per the Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules. Simultaneously, it has been decided to continue the tenure of the court manager for the last time, continued on a contractual basis till 31 March 2020 or till the recruitment to the post of regular court manager, whichever is earlier. The Cabinet has also decided to hand over operation and maintenance of Madhyalok Bhawan in Mumbai to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation.

MP Cabinet decides to hike DA to government servants and pensioners by 3%; 27% quota for OBCs

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Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday 3 June 2019 took the decision to increase the Daily Allowance /Relief under the 7th Payscale of Government servants, permanent employees, panchayat secretaries and pensioners/family pensioners.

The Cabinet decision to hike the DA will benefit about 700, 000 State government servants and 4.5 lakh pensioners in madhya Pradesh. The increased amount from January 1 to March 30 will be deposited in the general provident fund account. Cash payment will be made from May 2019 onwards. This will involve additional expense of Rs 1647 crores by the State Government under the salary-DA head.

The Cabinet has also decided to end the need for approval of Chhattisgarh government under Section 49 of Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 for hiking theDA of pensioners/family pensioners.

Reservation for OBCs

The Cabinet also ratified the Madhya Pradesh Public Service (Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) Amendment Ordinance -2019 to increase the percentage of reservation to 27 per cent for Other Backward Classes.

Housing for All by 2022: MP Government’s bonanza for urban poor

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Housing for all2Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet, presided by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, today took the decision to give a grant of Rs. 2 lakh each to the urban poor who live in slums. This would be in addition to the grant of Rs. 1.5 lakh available to them under the Prime Minister’s Housing scheme.

For the benefit of the poor not residing in urban slums, the State Cabinet has taken the decision to offer a grant a Rs. 1 lakh besides Rs. 1.5 lakh available to them as central grant for constructing their own dwelling units. This is to achieve the target of “Housing for All by 2022”.

“Housing for All by 2022” – National Mission for Urban Housing

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Ministe Narendra Modi, on June 17 this year had given its approval for launch of “Housing for All by 2022” aimed for urban areas with following components/options to States/Union Territories and cities:

a) Slum rehabilitation of Slum Dwellers with participation of private developers using land as a resource;

b) Promotion of affordable housing for weaker section through credit linked subsidy;

c) Affordable housing in partnership with Public & Private sectors and

d) Subsidy for beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement.

Central grant of Rs. one lakh per house, on an average, will be available under the slum rehabilitation programme. A State Government would have flexibility in deploying this slum rehabilitation grant to any slum rehabilitation project taken for development using land as a resource for providing houses to slum dwellers. Under the Credit Linked Interest Subsidy component, interest subsidy of 6.5 percent on housing loans availed upto a tenure of 15 years will be provided to EWS/LIG categories, wherein the subsidy pay-out on NPV basis would be about Rs.2.3 lakh per house for both the categories. Central assistance at the rate of Rs.1.5 lakh per house for EWS category will be provided under the Affordable Housing in Partnership and Beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement. State Government or their para statals like Housing Boards can take up project of affordable housing to avail the Central Government grant.

The scheme will be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme except the credit linked subsidy component, which will be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme. The Mission also prescribes certain mandatory reforms for easing up the urban land market for housing, to make adequate urban land available for affordable housing. Houses constructed under the mission would be allotted in the name of the female head of the households or in the joint name of the male head of the household and his wife.

The scheme will cover the entire urban area consisting of 4041 statutory towns with initial focus on 500 Class I cities and it will be implemented in three phases as follows, viz. Phase-I (April 2015 – March 2017) to cover 100 Cities to be selected from States/UTs as per their willingness; Phase – II (April 2017 – March 2019) to cover additional 200 Cities and Phase-III (April 2019 – March 2022) to cover all other remaining Cities.