Five percent increase in dearness allowance of government servants
Bhopal : In a meeting of the Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, decision was taken to increase dearness allowance payable to government servants by 5 percent. The Cabinet granted approval for hike of 5 percent in seventh pay scale i.e. from 12 percent to 17 percent and increase in sixth pay scale by 10 percent i.e. increase 154 percent to 164 percent rate of dearness allowance / dearness relief payable to government servants / pensioners / teacher cadre / panchayat secretaries of Panchayat and Rural Development Department and permanent employees from 1 July 2019 (salary of July 2019 / payable in the month of August 2019). The increased amount of Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief will be paid from the salary / pension of March 2020 (payable in the month of April 2020). Separate orders will be issued for payment of arrears for the period from July 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020.
Two members appointed in Public Service Commission:The Cabinet approved the appointment of Shri Ramu Tekam and Shri Rashid Suhail Siddiqui as members of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. The meeting also approved the notification issued in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette (Extraordinary) on 7 February 2020 for amendment in the Madhya Pradesh Sand (Mining, Transportation, Storage and Trading) Rules 2019.
Discussion on checking spread of Novel Corona Virus: The guidelines issued to prevent the spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) in the state were also discussed in the Cabinet meeting. It was informed during the meeting that a high level Group of Ministers has been constituted by the Government of India, which is reviewing the situation closely. The Union Health Minister advised against mass gathering and unnecessary travel in the Parliament. It has also been directed not to allow mass gatherings. The World Health Organization is constantly urging state governments to take proactive steps to stop the spread of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19). Madhya Pradesh government is also taking necessary steps in this direction.
Legal measures are being taken to keep schools, colleges, anganwadis, public libraries, water parks, gyms, swimming pools, cinema halls and marriage halls in the state closed till further orders, postpone official travel, trainings and public functions and organizing gatherings of more than 20 people.