Cabinet nod to set up six police stations in Kerala

The government has decided to give administrative sanction to six police stations, announced in the last budget, on an in-principle basis.

Published: 26th October 2017 01:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2017 09:44 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has decided to give administrative sanction to six police stations, announced in the last budget, on an in-principle basis.

The new stations will be coming up at Mattannur Airport (Kannur), Elavumthitta (Pathanamthitta), Kannanallor (Kollam), Pandeeramkavu (Kozhikode), Udumbanchola (Idukki) and Melparamba (Kasargod).

Land for BPCL Institute

The government decided to provide 3.24 hectares of land at Ettumanoor to Bharat Petroleum Corporation to set up its Skill Development Institute. The land will be given on lease for 30 years, from an area of 8.85 hectares currently in the possession of Ettumanoor ITI.  The Cabinet favourably considered a request from the BPCL, as the project would help provide employment to thousands of students in state.

Other decisions

Kerala Blood Bank Society to be given 15.5 cents of land on lease for 30 years at Vanchiyoor. The family and political pension of erstwhile rulers of princely states in Kerala and their family members to be unified and increased to Rs 3,000. Family pension given to the heirs of those retired as personal staff to be revised as per the Kerala Service Rules.  50 posts of police officers to be created at Police Control Room, Vadakara. Employees of the Kozhikode Development Authority, which has been dissolved, will be given the benefits of 9th Pay Revision Commission.  

IT Cell to be formed in the Industries Department. Six posts to be created. 29 contract employees, dismissed from Kinfra, to be retained.  Manual applications to be invited from eligible applicants in mountaineering and kalarippayat categories for jobs earmarked for sportspersons during 2010 to 2014. The applications are invited under the project to provide government job to sportspersons. 

Appointments

L Shibukumar, who was director of Kerala Farming Corporation, has been made managing director of Agro and Fruit Processing Company Vazhakkulam.

Professor U Jayakumar to be appointed special officer to coordinate the activities of agri task forces and agro service centres.

Government to give financial aid of Rs 4.05 lakh to Vijayan of Kunjuvilakath house and Rs 2 lakh each to Hridayadasan and Babydasan of Pallivilakam and Sistas of New Colony - who suffered losses during the 2013 riots at Poonthura and Edayar.

The government will provide treatment aid of Rs 3.70 lakh to S Aiswarya of Ernakulam - a child undergoing treatment at Amrita Hospital Kochi following fungal infection in lungs, eyes and brain. The amount will be given from the chief minister’s distress relief fund.

CM unhappy over Cabinet info getting leaked

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is reportedly unhappy over the discussions in the Cabinet meet getting leaked to the media.

The dissent within the Cabinet over the government seeking second legal advice on the Solar Commission report had come out last week.

Expressing concern over the Cabinet meet-related details appearing in the media, the Chief Minister directly communicated his displeasure with ministers. Also, strict instructions were given to the ministers not to share Cabinet details with the media.   During the Cabinet meet last week, certain ministers had expressed dissent over the government going for another round of legal advice. 

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