Odisha Cabinet approves 17 proposals including restructuring of cadre for promotions of primary teachers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday approved as many as 17 proposals including the restructuring of Odisha Elementary Education Service Cadre to give more promotional opportunities to the teachers and headmasters working in Elementary Education Service.

The state Cabinet that met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik praised the IAF’s action. Patnaik moved a motion in the Cabinet praising the action of Indian Airforce to protect our country. The Cabinet unanimously adopted a resolution to this effect. This was informed by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi soon after the meeting.

The restructuring will provide scope for at least three promotions to the teachers. New posts of Senior Teacher, Graduate Teacher and Senior Headmaster of Primary Schools have been created and the number of posts of Headmasters of Upper Primary Schools has been increased.

About 72,563 Elementary teachers and headmasters will be benefited immediately and subsequently, all teachers of the elementary cadre will be benefited.

The Odisha Elementary Education (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service of Teachers and Officers) Rules, 1997 have been amended accordingly to give effect to the restructuring.

The Cabinet also gave its green signal for the Odisha State Film Policy-2019 which will promote quality Odia films, facilitate film tourism in the State.

The Odisha State Film Policy-2019 has been formulated in consultation with stakeholders including Film Industry Associations, experts from the film fraternity, Government Departments and Agencies.

In a bid to encourage filmmakers to shoot in Odisha, a subsidy upto Rs 2.5 crore shall be provided to English/Hindi/International/ other language films that promote Odisha, its culture, heritage, tourist destinations, etc. The State Government shall provide an assistance of Rs 10 crore to the first three big-budget Hindi or international language films, having a minimum budget of Rs 50 crore, which promotes Odisha, its culture, heritage, tourist destinations, etc. Besides, the Policy also provides concession to filmmakers on their stay during shooting in Odisha.

This apart, the state Cabinet approved the Modification of KALIA Scheme.

The Cabinet, as the Chief Minister has announced that no eligible beneficiary under the KALIA Scheme will be left out, accordingly today approved that an additional 10 lakh small farmers/ marginal farmers/actual cultivators (sharecroppers)/landless agricultural households be included in the scheme during 2018-19 so that no one who is eligible will be left out.

The Cabinet also nodded the proposal to provide compensation to victims of man-animal conflicts within 15 days.

After the approval of the Amendment of the Wildlife (Protection) (Odisha) Rules, 1974 for early payment of compassionate grant to the victims and legal heir of the victims in respect of injuries and human kills respectively by the wild animals, the inquiry will be now completed within 3 days and payment of compassionate amount will be made within a period of 15 days from the date of lodging FIR.

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