AP Cabinet Approves Regularisation of 10,000 Contract Employees, Rolling Out A Slew of Key Decisions.
*Date:* June 7, 2023
*AP Cabinet Approves Regularisation of 10,000 Contract Employees, Rolling Out A Slew of Key Decisions*
*_CM Jagan: Work hard for 9 months and I will take care of the rest_*
*_Govt introduces new pension scheme Guaranteed Pension Scheme (GPS) replacing the contributory pension scheme (CPS)_*
The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet, led by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy made several key decisions during the cabinet meeting convened today. Addressing the media at the Secretariat after the cabinet meeting, Minister Chelluboina Venugopala Krishna revealed crucial decisions taken by the government towards fulfilling the aspirations of the people.
In a significant development, the cabinet approved the regularisation of 10,000 contract employees who have completed five years of service by June 2, 2014. It is to be remembered that CM Jagan assured this to the contract employees while launching the party’s manifesto in 2019. Additionally, the creation of 6,840 new job positions, including 3,920 vacancies in the police battalion and 2118 posts in new medical colleges in the state was also sanctioned.
Furthermore, CM Jagan-led YSRCP government approved setting up a new 12th PRC for government employees and implementing 2.73 percent DA with arrears from January 1, 2022. The HRA for those working in district headquarters has been hiked from 12 percent to 16 percent.
The cabinet meeting also addressed matters related to land allotment, signing of MoUs at the Global Investor Summit, and other administrative decisions. These included the approval for the allotment of land to various entities mentioned in the signed MoUs, authorizing a loan collection of Rs 5,000 crore through the AP Civil Supplies Corporation, and granting 28 acres of land on a lease basis to the Chittoor Dairy Plant.
Additionally, the Andhra Pradesh government has also proposed a new pension scheme for government employees in the name of a guaranteed Pension Scheme, under the title AP Guaranteed Pension Bill 2023 replacing the contributory pension scheme (CPS). This new bill has been drafted in a novel way to gradually increase the Daily Allowance (DA) for government employees without reducing the 50% post-retirement pension. “GPS system is ideal for the country,” said Minister Chelluboina.
In the aftermath of the Odisha train tragedy, the cabinet approved an ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakhs for the State victims. Displaying paramount importance to the education sector, the cabinet gave its endorsement to the implementation of the Amma Vodi scheme and the distribution of Jagananna Vidya Kanuka this year.
Other decisions include awarding Jagananna Animuthyalu awards to the students who have excelled in the SSC examination, the creation of two junior colleges in each Mandal, the appointment of night watchmen for 476 government junior colleges, and installing electric meters to 18.58 lakh agricultural electricity connections at a cost of Rs. 6,888 crores.
Andhra Pradesh Cabinet also approved regular employees in BC Residential Junior Colleges and took decisions to approve supernumerary posts in Co-operative Societies, 116 posts at Kadapa College of Psychiatry, 23 posts at Sita Nagaram PHCs, and 41 medical officers for the Dialysis Unit at the Kidney Research Center in Palasa.
Furthermore, the cabinet approved the appointment of Group-1 and 2 posts while the posts of Deputy EE, in the Agriculture Marketing Department have been upgraded to EE.
Boosting the confidence of the Ministers through his encouraging words, CM Jagan while speaking in the cabinet meeting said, “Work hard for 9 months and I will take care of the rest.”