THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would take up the issue of sanctioning two more cadre posts of DGPs in the state when he would meet the Prime Minister on Wednesday, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala told the Assembly.
Chennithala said that there were more cadre posts for IAS and IFS officials compared to IPS. “There are about 12 Additional Chief Secretaries drawing the chief secretary-level salary in the state. For IFS, there are three cadre posts in the rank. But for IPS, there are only two cadre posts for DGPs. The state has already pointed this out to the Centre. The chief minister will take it up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting on December 9,” the Home Minister informed the Assembly.
Chennithala said that as per rules, the state government could temporarily create ex-cadre posts which could be later made cadre posts.
‘Safety Should Not Hinder Development’
T’Puram: The government could not allow the stand that only three-storeyed buildings should be permitted, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Monday. Responding to Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan in the Assembly, Chandy said that safety should be ensured but that should not be a hindrance for development. Chandy said that an amount of Rs 170 crore had been proposed to be given for safety measures.
Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali said that though the National Building Rules were always there, the state had been following the Kerala Municipal Building Regulations. “If all of a sudden, someone insists that the NBC should be followed, that cannot be accepted,” he said.