R'than govt puts welfare schemes on fast track

Before the announcement of the Assembly polls, the Gehlot government is working overtime to fill about one lakh vacancies in the state government and distribute the remaining instalments of the affordable housing scheme — one of its major initiatives — to provide shelter to homeless.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has directed the rural development and panchayati raj department officials to start a campaign from June 15 for disbursing the money of the remaining instalments to 2.86 lakh houses allotted for the economically weaker section this year under the Mukhyamantri BPL Awas Yojana and Indira Awas Yojana.

 The scheme proposes to construct 1.25 lakh houses every year. Applicants under the EWS and lower income group categories will get a house for Rs 2.40 lakh and Rs 3.75 lakh respectively.

Gehlot directed officials to distribute the remaining third instalment for the year 2011-12 and second instalment for the year 2012-13 for the housing scheme during the campaign.

 Besides, fresh appointments in the department will also be made at a fast pace.
Official sources said appointment orders for 19,515 posts of LDC will be released in mid-June and for the remaining 4,913 posts, including assistant engineers, assistant programme officers, computer instructors (panchayati raj), accounts assistants, will be released till June-end.

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