It was perhaps for the first time in the recent past that the State cabinet held its meeting sans any heated arguments and differences over any particular issue and concluded the proceedings in a peaceful manner. The state cabinet which met on Friday has decided that the tribal welfare department will henceforth function independently and will be delinked from social welfare department.
The cabinet meeting which lasted for about two hours discussed various issues including panchayat elections to be held next week along with the flood situation in the state. According to sources, the cabinet has decided to create 157 new posts for administrative convenience. The meeting also ratified IT hardware policy.
It was decided to hold Rachabanda in the state after panchayat elections. Sub- committees on Rachabanda which will meet on July 23 will decided the date for the next phase of Rachabanda.
Further, the Cabinet has decided to request the Election Commission to postpone panchayat elections in the rain-hit villages. The state government had not taken any decision pertaining to regularisation of panchayat secretaries.