Uttar Pradesh cabinet raises employees' house rent allowance
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet which met here on Monday decided to increase the House Rent Allowance of state government employees by 30 per cent. The government has also decided to set up a new institute for skill development.
In addition, the cabinet decided to bring the pay-scale of employees of the King George Medical University at par with the pay-scale of their counterparts in the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences.
Talking to media persons later, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav , said he has urged the members of parliament elected from the state to put pressure on the Centre for release of the central fund meant for the state. The chief miniser has written to all Members of Parliament in this regard
Seeking their support,he has also asked them to help resolve as many as 28 pending issues”of the state with the BJP government at the Centre.
He has also sent a booklet to the MPs providing details of pending issues which include one with the Union Human Resource and Development Ministry and three with irrigation and water resources departments. Others are related to the Union Home Ministry and road and transport, power, and defence.
He also urged them to raise the issue in the two houses of Parliament.
The Union government had promised to pay for the damage suffered by the people of the state due to natural calamity like hailstorm . But the amount is yet to reach the state. The state is also waiting for the release of money promised by the Centre in some other areas.
The other issues to be raised are: increasing the pay of cooks under the mid-day meal scheme from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 per month, release of the Centre’s share of Rs 187 crore under the Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, release of second instalment of funds for construction of 26 schools under the secondary education mission and release of Rs 4,742 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund .