Imphal, January 24, 2018 (DIPR): The State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today approved the draft Governor’s address to be delivered on the first day of the coming Budget Session of the State Legislative Assembly, which will commence fromFebruary 2, 2018.

The approval was made after making necessary amendments through a lengthy and thorough discussion.

The Cabinet also decided to hike the remuneration of Home Guard personnel from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 7730 per month. The decision was taken after minutely deliberating the importance of their service and the present financial position of the State Government.

The State Cabinet also approved the proposal for amendment to Schedule-I of the MCS Rules, 1965. As per the amendment, the number of posts of MCS Grade-I and JAG would be increased from 57 to 73.

At present, there are 161 posts in MCS Grade-II, 57 posts in MCS Grade-I and JAG, 12 posts in MCS Selection Grade and one post in MCS Super Time Scale.

It also gave its nod to the proposal of contractual engagement to different categories of posts at Residential Hostels to be opened at Thoubal, Kakching, Chandel, Tengnoupal, Jiribam and two in Bishnupur district.

The Project Appraisal Board (PAB) – 2017 of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) had approved the establishment of seven hostels in the existing schools of these six districts. In the coming PAB – 2018-19, SSA/SMA is targeting to submit the proposal for the construction of buildings of these hostels.

As per the norm, each hostel will have one Warden, four fulltime Teachers, three part-time Teachers, one full-time Accountant, one Head Cook and two Assistant Cooks.

Fund required for the payment of remuneration of teaching and non-teaching staff is to be shared between the Centre and the State on 90:10 basis and there is enough provision in the State Budget to meet the State share.

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