Thiruvananthapuram: The Cabinet on Wednesday decided not to impose salary challenge on government staff this year. It discussed the issue and felt that since floods didn’t occur across the state like last year, the situation didn’t warrant a salary challenge for seeking contribution from government staff towards chief minister’s distress relief fund (CMDRF).
The government decided to disburse financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to each flood affected family before September 7. The assistance will be given to the affected families under the supervision of ministers. The beneficiary lists will be examined by village officers and panchayat secretary. Stay in flood relief camps would not be criteria... for disbursement of financial assistance.
In view of the devastating floods, Cabinet decided to scale down Onam celebrations this year and avoid extravaganza during the festival.
The area between Kawdiar and Mancaud has been declared as festival zone in connection with the tourism week celebrations from September 10 to 16.
Cabinet decided to grant bonus to the staff as per last year’s criteria. A miniumum bonus of 8.33 per cent was approved for public sector undertaking for 2018-19. However, no decision has been taken yet on the festival allowance for staff.
As many as 83 national games medal winners will be given government jobs. So far only gold medal winners had been granted government job. The silver and bronze medalists will be recruited through general administration department by creating supernumerary posts in various departments.
Cabinet decided to construct flood resistant community shelter in 12 panchayats in Kuttanad utilizing funds from CMDRF.
The community shelters will be constructed on the lines of Care Home scheme of cooperative department.
50 acres of land will be acquired in Chelode Estate for setting up government medical college in Wayanad District. There is no government medical college in the district at the moment....