National Food Security Bill draft gets Cabinet nod
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Nov 25: The cabinet has approved draft National Food Security Bill.
The National Food Security Bill draft was submitted to all the states on August 29, 2011 for comments. The Departments of Planning, Law, Finance, Housing and Urban Development and Revenue of J&K government gave specific recommendations to the CAPD department on the draft National Food Security Bill and the same were placed before the cabinet for approval and onward submission to the Government of India. The cabinet approved the recommendations on the draft to be forwarded to the Centre.
The proposal to enact National Food Security Act was under the active consideration of the Government of India during the past some time and the same was considered by the National Advisory Council (NAC) in the month of August.
The cabinet also approved payment of compensation to the kanals of land belonging to Rakhs and farms wing of Agriculture Production Department, utilized or being utilized for establishment of a Central University, Kashmir at Ganderbal. The cabinet also discussed the land compensation and livelihood generation issues of the families affected by the establishment of Central University and cleared the compensation of Rs 60,000 per kanal for all land except paddy growing and Rs 1.20 lakh per kanal for intensive paddy growing land.
The cabinet also okayed a draft policy for grant of ex-gratia relief to the departmental and non-departmental persons killed or injured due to the negligence of the Power Development Department besides clearing other items on agenda.
The compensation amount for accidental cases in Power Development Department was increased from Rs 1 lakh being paid as compensation for electrocution to Rs 3 lakh.
As per the draft bill, an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh in case of total disability and Rs 30,000 in case of partial disability will be paid. In case of domestic animals, Rs 5000 compensation will be paid in case of death of cow, bull or horse due to electrocution and Rs 10,000 will be for paid for sheep and goat.
The promotion of Selection Grade Officers to the special scale of Rs 37400-67000 with grade pay of Rs 8700 of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service with effect from November 19, 2011 was also approved in favour of 9 KAS officers viz., Atta-ur-Rehman Natnoo, Muhammed Akbar Ganai, Peerzada Hafizullah Shah, Arifullah, Mir Tariq Ali, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat, Ghulam Rasool Khan, Gulzar Hussain and Sheela Bhagat.
The sanction was also accorded to the promotion of T Angchok, Director Fisheries, J&K to a Common Pool post in the pay scale of Rs 18400-500-22400 (pre-revised) now revised to PB-4 Rs 37400-67000 with grade pay of Rs. 10000 with immediate effect.
Creation of two posts of Helicopter pilots on deputation basis from IAF on the terms and conditions. The cabinet also approved the implementation of State Data Centre Project J&K state in I&T Department and okayed filling up of the post of Chief Engineer, R&B, Kashmir.
The cabinet also accorded sanction to the promotion of SE Hameed as Chief Engineer PMGSY, Srinagar while the incumbent was shifted to R&B.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 Nov 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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