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Kalia benefits for 10L farmers more

Bhubaneswar: The cupboard on Tuesday determined to add 10 lakh farmers to the prevailing listing of 32 lakh already under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme for the 2018-19 monetary yr. Sources said the state executive intends to cover a total of 45 lakh beneficiaries including small and marginal farmers, proportion croppers, landless labourers throughout the present fiscal yr.
“The decision used to be taken to ensure that no eligible beneficiary is left in the back of,” leader secretary A P Padhi said after the assembly.

Talking in regards to the decision to prepone the second one segment of Kalia instalment to April 1, the executive secretary said, “The decision used to be taken to lend a hand farmers acquire agricultural inputs like seeds and fertilizer previous to the start of the Kharif season.”

The cupboard also approved restructuring of the Odisha Elementary Education Service cadre to present extra alternatives at promotion to teachers and headmasters working in various number one schools. The decision is prone to lend a hand more than 72,000 basic teachers and headmasters.

The restructuring will supply scope for no less than three promotions — senior instructor, graduate instructor and senior headmaster — for basic teachers. The decision is expected to place an annual burden of Rs 454 crore on the state exchequer.

Restructuring of the Odisha Engineering Services cadre has also been considered by the cabinet. This will remove stagnation in promotion. The decision will benefit around three,130 engineers serving in various state executive departments.

Among others, the cabinet approved the Dynamic Assured Career Progression scheme for state executive doctors. The decision will supply them three assured promotions after seven, 14 and 2l years of carrier from the access stage.

Besides, the cabinet brought some amendments to the Odisha Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Rules while also clearing incentives for departments using Odia in legitimate communique.

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