Govt to seek service of retired officials for speedy handling of departmental action

Patna,(BiharTimes): The Nitish Kumar cabinet on Tuesday gave  its approval to the proposal of enlisting retired officials, for speedy handling of departmental action against government employees.

According to the Principal Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat Department, Brajesh Mehrotra the decision has been taken in light of the fact that serving officials often have too much of workload to complete departmental actions in time.

He told reporters after the cabinet meeting that applications would be invited from eligible retired officials for the purpose and selections would be made accordingly.

He said said a stamp duty exemption of Rs 216 crore has been approved for transfer of lease of 480 acres of land, for 55 years, to Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd, a joint venture of NTPC, IOCL and CIL, by the Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation at Barauni.

This would facilitate revival, by 2020, of the fertilizer plant at Barauni which has been lying defunct for close to two decades.

Besides, the cabinet approved hike in remuneration for 2745 krishi samanvayaks in the state, who have been hired on contract to provide technical assistance in implementation of various agricultural schemes.

Their stipend has been raised from 15,000 to 32,000 with effect from April 1, 2017.



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