Patna: The state government on Tuesday decided to take away pension revision work of its former employees from banks and treasuries and hand it over to the Bihar auditor-general (AG).
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar in the light of various problems and inordinate delay in the revision work experienced by pensioners or their dependents.
There are over 6 lakh pensioners of the state government and according to the seventh pay revision committee their pension has to be revised on the basis of the 14 recommended levels. So far their pension could have been revised only on the basis of grade pay levels.
The cabinet also approved the proposal of the general administration department to expand the Patna Circuit House at a cost of Rs 30.5 crore. Under this a G+5 (ground floor plus five storeys) annexe building, a G+3 staff quarters and a G+3 dormitory will be constructed.
The cabinet also approved the plan of the water resources department to conduct topographical survey of 52km upstream (which falls in Nepal) and 125km downstream (in Bihar) from Birpur barrage over Kosi river after floods every year for five years at a cost of Rs 7 crore. The study will be helpful in model development of the river and will be useful for the people.
A 637-metre-long bridge over Sakri river in Rajauli sub-division of Nawada district to be built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana at a cost of Rs 40.47 crore was also approved by the cabinet. Similarly, Rs 94 crore has been approved for Kisan Salahkar Yojana (farmer consultant scheme). The cabinet also gave its nod to construction of seven major roads in different districts.
Courtesy: The Telegraph