Draft 12th Five Year Plan approved
161 INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE DOCTORS TO BE REGULARIZED
Srinagar, May 10: The State Cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday approved the draft 12th five year plan for Jammu and Kashmir besides Okaying the regularization of 161 doctors from Indian System of Medicines.
The plan will be now taken up with the Planning Commission for its nod.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that an expert panel constituted by the government and comprising of former Director General Economics and Statistics Organization, GA Qureshi, and former Secretary Planning and Development Department, S Mahajan, had proposed an outlay of Rs 67,822.47 crore for the 12th five year plan with thrust on social service sectors and power.
Qureshi said around Rs 20315.40 crore (30 percent of the total outlay) has been proposed for social sectors including health, education, social welfare, roads and water supply.
For the crucial energy sector, the outlay proposed has been Rs 17235.91 crore (25.4 percent of the total plan) with the target generation of 5000 MW during 12th five year plan.
For the first time, the Rural Development sector has got priority with a proposed plan outlay of over Rs 2373.56 crore amounting to 3.5 percent of the total size. “The aim is to enhance employment avenues in rural economy,” Qureshi said.
Likewise, the irrigation and flood control sector has got hike in the proposed allocation which stands at Rs 2947.11 crore (4.35 percent). “The production in the agriculture sector has remained stagnant during recent past,” sources said. “The hike in plan allocation in the irrigation sector is likely to help the agriculture sector.”
Regarding employment avenues, the draft plan has proposed generation of 6.40 lakh additional job opportunities during the 12th five year plan including 1.20 lakh salaried jobs, 4.40 lakh self employment avenues and 80,000 casual laborers. Another 60000 vacancies are likely to be created due to retirement and recruitment in police department. The draft plan has targeted creation of 36 crore labor days under MGNREGA during the plan period.
The plan has laid stress on revival of State Finance Commission and State Road Transport Corporation. Reviving the SFC would go a long way to facilitate investment in industry. The SRTC has proved to be a dependable transport provider in hilly areas and the chances of accidents have been less,” Qureshi said.
The plan also talks in detail about the revival of once famous Wool Board, presently defunct, to provide marketing support for wool growers. Besides it has proposed annual growth of 7.5 percent for the next five years.
The Cabinet also gave nod to regularization of 161 doctors from Ayurvedic and Unani systems who were working for past more than seven years.
“While government had earlier decided to regularize contractual and adhoc employees after completion of seven years of service, the fate of doctors was hanging in balance,” sources said.
The doctors were working against the posts of Assistant Surgeons. “Some of them had even 10 to 12 years of service,” sources said.
In other decisions, the Cabinet gave its nod for transfer of state land measuring 202 kanals and 12 marlas in favour of Industries and Commerce Department for setting up industrial estate at Trajoor in Majaltaa Tehsil of District Udhampur.
It approved transfer of state land measuring 123 kanals and 13 marlas in favour of Industries and Commerce Department for setting up of silk cluster at Thanda Pani in Tehsil Sunderbani of District Rajouri.
The Cabinet approved use of 0.50 hectare of strip plantation area at Awantipora and Galander Pampore units of social forestry department coming in the 4-laning of National Highway-1A by NHAI.
It also approved use of 0.90 hectare of forest land for construction of Mini Secretariat at Mendhar, besides use of 1.51 hectare of forest land coming in 4-laning of Jammu Udhampur section.
Moreover, the Cabinet approved change of nomenclature of Allopathic dispensaries into “New Type Primary Health Centres” and Medical Aid Centers into “Sub Centers”. It also approved use of forest land for non forestry purposes.
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