The State Cabinet on Thursday ratified the Government proposal for increasing reservation for women in the urban local bodies from 33 to 50 per cent.
The Cabinet also approved proposal of the Health Department for regularisation of services of ayurvedic and homoeopathic officers serving on contractual basis. The meeting further approved the proposal to upgrade the status of ayurvedic and homoeopathic officers from Class-III to Class-II service. However, their services will be regularised in the Class-III. After regularisation, they will be upgraded to Class-II posts.
Considering the difficulties faced by persons with disability (PWD) in getting disability certificates, the Cabinet approved the proposal to delegate the power to issue certificates to doctors of PHCs and CHCs. The certificate have been issued by only CDMOs. However, the CDMOs will issue disability certificate to persons having multiple disability, Chief Secretary BK Patnaik told mediapersons.
The Cabinet also gave its assent to the proposal of the General Administration Department to fix the tenure of the chairman and members of the Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission at five years with the upper age limit at 62 years. The monthly pay and allowances of the chairman have been fixed at ` 64,000 while the remuneration of the members will be ` 58,000 each. The Cabinet also approved the proposal of the Parliamentary Affairs Department for convening the Monsoon Session of the Assembly from August 28.