UP govt to abolish 4,797 posts in ten departments

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 15:37

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to do away with under 5000 redundant posts in several departments of the state.

The state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, which met here today, decided to abolish 4,797 posts in ten departments which have been found redundant, Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan told reporters.

The cabinet has accepted the report of the committee headed by the chief secretary on redundant posts in the state, he said.

Among the identified 4,797 redundant posts, employees are deployed on 3,479 while the remaining 1,318 are vacant, Ranjan said, adding the vacant posts would be abolished immediately.

Employees on the remaining posts would not be removed as of now, but their list would be sent to the Planning Department and on demand from other departments these employees would be adjusted there, he said, adding the posts thus becoming vacant would be abolished.

The cabinet also took important decisions for the power sector under which another 660-MW plant would be set up under the Panki thermal power plant at a cost of Rs 4712 crore.

Besides, two units of 660-MW would be set up on the available land in Meja, he said, adding the enhanced cost of two plants of 250-MW each in Harduaganj was also approved by the cabinet.

The cabinet also gave its approval to facilitate land donation for setting up hospital by giving stamp duty exemption on them, he said.

The cabinet approved merger of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences nearby for better functioning of both, he said.

It has been decided to give the land of a closed down spinning mill in Etawah city to the Avas Vikas Parishad at a cost of Rs 102 crore, which would be used for developing housing colonies.

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to do away with under 5000 redundant posts in several departments of the state.

The state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, which met here today, decided to abolish 4,797 posts in ten departments which have been found redundant, Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan told reporters.

The cabinet has accepted the report of the committee headed by the chief secretary on redundant posts in the state, he said.

Among the identified 4,797 redundant posts, employees are deployed on 3,479 while the remaining 1,318 are vacant, Ranjan said, adding the vacant posts would be abolished immediately.

Employees on the remaining posts would not be removed as of now, but their list would be sent to the Planning Department and on demand from other departments these employees would be adjusted there, he said, adding the posts thus becoming vacant would be abolished.

The cabinet also took important decisions for the power sector under which another 660-MW plant would be set up under the Panki thermal power plant at a cost of Rs 4712 crore.

Besides, two units of 660-MW would be set up on the available land in Meja, he said, adding the enhanced cost of two plants of 250-MW each in Harduaganj was also approved by the cabinet.

The cabinet also gave its approval to facilitate land donation for setting up hospital by giving stamp duty exemption on them, he said.

The cabinet approved merger of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences nearby for better functioning of both, he said.

It has been decided to give the land of a closed down spinning mill in Etawah city to the Avas Vikas Parishad at a cost of Rs 102 crore, which would be used for developing housing colonies.
He hoped that no thermal plant in the state would close down because of shortage of coal.

On drought situation, he said there had been good amount of rainfall in the recent days all over the state following which there was no drought-like situation and there are reports that sowing has also started.

On the demand of CBI probe by the family members of the woman found brutally murdered in Mohanlalganj area of the state capital, he said government has not yet received any written demand.

"Once we get it we will think about it", he said adding that Lucknow police has been asked to look in depth into all the points being raised against the investigations.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 15:37

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