Maharashtra government accepts revised salary policy for state government employees

The state cabinet has approved a proposal from the Social Justice Department to enter into a tripartite agreement with the Tarpan Foundation and the Revenue Department to extend benefits of state government welfare schemes to differently-abled people.

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The state government of Maharashtra has decided to accept a report from the K P Bakshi Committee on revising the salaries of state government employees. This decision will result in an additional cost of Rs 240 crore for the state. 

The benefits outlined in the report will take effect on the first day of the month following the official release of the order. The state finance department presented the proposal in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. 

The Bakshi Committee’s report reconciles the findings of the sixth and seventh pay commission reports and resolves any discrepancies between them.

The state cabinet has approved the transfer of 22,264 sq.mt of land from Modern Food Enterprises in Goregaon, Mumbai to Hindustan Unilever. Both parties had previously entered into an agreement, and the cabinet’s approval allowed the transfer to proceed. 

The cabinet also approved a proposal from the Social Justice Department to enter into a tripartite agreement with the Tarpan Foundation and the Revenue Department to extend benefits of state government welfare schemes to differently-abled people and those from economically-weaker sections who are suffering from severe illness. The Tarpan Foundation will conduct a survey of potential beneficiaries over the next two years and present their findings to both departments.

A change in the Maharashtra Village Panchayat Act 1959 to change the sentence clause from imprisonment to a monetary fine, has also been approved by the council of ministers. This change will mean letting cattle roam freely on roads will now invite penalties to owners, instead of earlier provisions of imprisonment.

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