State Cabinet on Monday empowered the state government in matters of granting liquor license. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said media persons the State Cabinet approved the Odisha Excise Act, 2008 according to which State Government will grant license, permit or pass on payment of fees instead of the Excise Commissioner.
Cabinet also approved amendment to the Odisha Rice and Paddy Procurement and Custom Milling of Rice Order. By which the state agencies will purchase paddy from the farmers and pay them the minimum price.
The cabinet also approved a proposal of the Law department for amendment of Rule 6(2) of the Odisha Superior Judicial Service and Odisha Judicial Service Rule, 2007. According to which the eligibility criteria for promotion of Senior Civil Judge to the rank of District Judge will be five years instead of three years. With this the monthly retainer fee of the Advocate General and fees for representing the state government in the Supreme Court is doubled accordingly Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 and Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000.
The Cabinet also approved the increment of fees for the Odisha High Court officers as the government advocates and government counsels.
Cabinet also approved the grant-in-aid for the teachers and staffs of 43 Odisha Private Sanskrit Colleges. 243 teachers and 60 employees to be benefited. The state government will bear a cost of Rs 2.78 crore per annum.
The state cabinet approved formulation of the Odisha Government Press Industrial Employees Classification and Recruitment Rules for 22 employees who have been appointed as DTP operators, graphic designers, machine operator etc.
A new cadre in Revenue and Disaster Management department called as Odisha Revenue Service, Group B was also approved for the probation and examination.
State Cabinet also approved the rule that the teachers having PGT and Principals of all higher secondary schools running under the ST and SC Development Department will be eligible for the posts and would be considered as Group-B PGT Teachers. The recruitment of these teachers would be filled up through direct recruitment by the OPSC.