Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) itself would implement the Kochi Metro project.
Briefing cabinet decisions here on Wednesday, he said there was no need for confusion on the issue.
He said E Sreedharan would supervise the project. On July 10, the director board meeting of Kochi Metro would be held here at 12 pm. E Sreedharan also will attend the board meeting. He said there would not be any delay on the issue of land acquisition. He said cabinet had discussed the State Skill Development project mooted in the State budget. The Education and Labour departments have been asked to prepare a DPR in this regard. The Chief Minister said 24 panchayats which have no Primary Heath Centres (PHCs) would get the PHCs . Of this, 12 PHCs would be started this year itself. The rest of them would be started in next year.
The Health Minister would decide the first 12 PHCs to be started this year. The PHC at Pallikkal panchayat in Varkala constituency will be upgraded as Community Health Centre. A total of 12 new posts would be created here.
Chandy said the salary for guest lecturers in government engineering colleges would be revised. The lecturers who gets Rs 200 per hour would get Rs 500 per hour subject to the maximum limit of Rs 20,000 per month.
Those having PG degree and NET would get Rs 600 per hour with a maximum limit of Rs 22,000 per month. BTech and MTech degree holders would get Rs 750 per hour with the maximum limit of Rs 23,000 per month. Workshop Instructors would get an enhanced salary of Rs 300 per hour.