Cabinet approves settin up of SC ST Commission in Goa
Digital Goa News Service
Panaji, March 12 - Goa cabinet today decided to set up a commission
for Schedule tribe and schedule caste. Cabinet also took a decision to
enhance enumeration of college teachers who are employed on contract
and lecture basis to the tune of Rs 21,000 and 27,000.
Chief Minister Digamber Kamat briefing media about the decision taken
in cabinet meeting, said that the government had assured to ST and SC
community in the state to set up a commission for them. Bill to this
effect will be tabled in the coming session of state assembly
commencing from March 22.
Giving relief to hundreds of college teachers cabinet today decided to
enhance their salary. Those teachers who are without NET/SET
qualification will get salary of Rs 21,000. Presently they are getting
monthly salary of Rupees Rs 8,000. Teachers who are having NET/SET
qualification will get salary hike upto Rs 27,000 per month. Presently
they are getting salary of Rs 15,000, CM informed. This is applicable
to teachers who are on contract, he mentioned. Remuneration per
lecture is also hiked by Rs 250 for teachers who are employed on
lecture basis, CM said.
Cabinet also approved amendment to The Rent Act so as to make divorced
women eligible for availing tenancy rights. Cabinet gave its nod to
the centrally sponsored ``Rashtriya swasthya Bima Yojana`` for people
under below poverty line.
Cabinet relaxed the retirement benefit to the anganwadi workers and
helpers. Presently only employees who have completed 20 years of
service are getting retirement benefit. Henceforth workers completed
15 years of service will also be entitled for retirement benefit,
Cabinet gave green signal to create traffic cells for Ponda, Curchorem
and Calangute. There was demand from people to create such cells on
account of increase in traffic in these particular areas, CM argued.
Cabinet also agreed to recruit 79 police drivers.
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