Source: News Bharati English09 Mar 2016 14:37:48

Itanagar, March 9: Endorsing all decisions and initiatives taken by Governor during President’s Rule, the newly constituted Arunachal state Cabinet on Tuesday decided to improve service delivery and adopt Zero tolerance against corruption and to scrupulously implement and comply with the order for cancellation of all out of turn, officiating promotion or functional appointments.

The first cabinet meeting of the Government chaired by Chief Minister Kalikho Pul further decided to lay primary focus on education, health, power, water supply, effective policing for upkeep of law and order, maintenance of basic essential services including roads.
In order to ensure financial proprietary, quality of execution and monitoring and non duplicacy in execution of projects, the isolated engineering wings functioning in the departments other than PWD, RWD, Forest, WRD, RD, PHED, Power, Hydro Power will be closed w.e.f. April 1st next and all engineers on deputation will be reverted back to the parent department. Issue of seniority and pay protection will be settled by a committee headed by Secretary PWD with Secretary personnel and Finance as members.

All department will ensure public disclosure of important projects so as to encourage public scrutiny, audit and accountability of expenditure, Cabinet decided. The Cabinet further directed the Finance Department to immediately close the system of parking funds in the civil deposit so as to ensure transparency in public expenditure.The law and order would be a priority and accordingly additional manpower of 2022 posts; 400 lady police posts, mobility 224 vehicles, TA/DA, medical and uniform allowances will be implemented forthwith. Cabinet approved for a one time grant of uniform allowances to police in the bank accounts for the year 2015-16.

Cabinet also approved for creation of 2541 posts in health department to fill the critical gap of manpower in the priority sector. To improve the living standard of contingency/casual employees, cabinet approved to enhance the minimum salary of workers from existing Rs. 4500 to 6000 for unskilled and Rs. 5100 to 7000 for skilled worker with additional 2000 for five yearly enhancement scheme. The casual and contingency employees serving in area II shall continue to draw Rs. 600 per month in addition to the above enhanced rates, the Cabinet said.

Integrated check gates will be prioritized for all entry points with standard design as per requirement – hotel/motel, public utilities, high mast lights, telephone, CCTV, vehicle X ray, parking etc. Thrust for agro industry with special emphasis on food processing, tea industry for economic growth and winery would be given

It also approved to implement all the key policies and decisions made by Chief Minister during his 20th February 2016 Statehood day speech and during meetings with commissioners, secretaries and officers of the state government. While issuing strictures, the cabinet asked all the secretaries and commissioners to obtain necessary approval of the resolutions passed by the state cabinet.

Micro-hydel power policy along with non-conventional sources such as wind and solar for each major habitations would be worked out. Cabinet decided to promote Arunachal as film destination and encourage local entrepreneurs for production, distribution and display.

It further decided to rejuvenate mines and minerals besides maintaining the roads in capital, district headquarters and all weather roads for administrative headquarters. Taking into consideration the youths of the state, the Cabinet endorsed the decision of CM for enhancement of stipends which is to be paid on monthly basis besides keeping fund for excursion for the colleges from May 1st next. Also, it decided to pay the salaries of all contractual employees under NHM and SSA on monthly basis from May 1st next.