MP govt seeks legal opinion in NCSC warrant against CS

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government is seeking a legal opinion on the issuance of arrest warrant against the State Chief Secretary, Avni Vaish, by the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC).

The NCSC issued the warrant against Vaish yesterday after he allegedly failed to turn up before it following summons issued to him in connection with a complaint. The complaint had alleged that candidates belonging to general category were promoted to fill the posts reserved for SC in government departments.

"The government is seeking a legal opinion on the issue and would come out with its stand in the matter by tomorrow," Parliamentary Affairs Minister and State Cabinet Spokesman, Narottam Mishra told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

The Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today decided to allot 10 hectare land to Bhopal Medical Trust for constructing a medical college. It also decided to allot land to energy department for handing over to power distribution and transmission companies of the state.

Besides, the cabinet also decided to give promotional benefits to 80,000 teachers appointed as Shikshakarmi and later absorb them in Adhyapak cadre.