Govt nod for Police Establishment Board

The Board is part of the police reforms directed by the Supreme Court to be implemented by all the states. It will comprise the DGP besides three senior officers. Setting up of the Board is likely put an end to ad hoc police transfers by the ruling dispensation.

Sources said the Cabinet has approved setting up of goshalas in all 175 taluks at a cost of Rs 10 lakh each. During the first phase 50 goshalas will be established and the maintenance will be entrusted  to NGOs.

Truck terminal

The Cabinet also approved setting up of a truck terminal in Nachannahalli on Nanjangud Road near Mysore at a cost of Rs 33 crore. The terminal, to come up on a 16.2 acre plot can house 1,000 trucks. A decision to set up such terminals in Bellary and Shimoga was deferred.

Subsidy increased

The Cabinet decided to hike the government subsidy for Ashraya houses to Rs 40,000 from Rs 30,000. The subsidy for housing scheme under Indira Awaaz Yojana will also be increased from to Rs 40,000 from Rs 35,000. The Cabinet decided to release Rs 9.57 crore for taking up rain harvesting project in Shimoga, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Chikmagalur, Kodagu, Hassan, Dharwad, Belgaum and Davangere districts. The Cabinet approved implementation of the centrally sponsored computer-based education scheme in 250 government and aided high schools.

Other decisions

* KPSC rules to be amended to allow candidates waiting for their degree results to appear for examination to recruitment for gazetted posts
* Tenure of president and vice-presidents of Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) reduced to 20 months.
* Honourarium for ‘Gram Sahayaks’ increased to Rs 3,000 from Rs 2,000 per month.
* Sites in 157 acres in Davangere to be allotted by the Davangere Development Authority

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