Odisha Cabinet Meeting held today, 9 proposals approved

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired the state cabinet meeting today at 12.30 pm to discuss some important matters and nine proposals have been approved.

Reportedly, an important proposal from the Department of Mass Education was likely to be approved.

Jaga Mission for five municipal corporation areas of the State got Odisha Cabinet nod. The state government will provide land to slum dwellers. As many as 1.9 lakh families in 938 slums will be benefited due to this approval.

The Cabinet also approved the proposal to provide grant-in-aid under the 7th Pay Commission to eligible teaching and non-teaching staff of new aided non-government High Schools, UP Schools, Madrasas, informed Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra. The salary hike will cost the State exchequer an additional Rs 292 crore, he added.

Odisha Cabinet also approved a proposal to amend Grama Panchayat Act, Panchayat Samiti Act, Zilla Parishad Act. A provision of penal action against candidates filing false affidavits has also been included, said reports.

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