Apart from this, the Chief Minister also approved the creation of one post of junior engineer on contract basis at each block of the state under MGNREGA for its better implementation and for making timely 100 percent payment to unskilled workers.
The spokesman said that the posts will be filled through service provider under outsourcing policy and the qualification and eligibility criteria for recruitment will be three-year diploma in Civil Engineering from an institute recognised by the Central or the State government with basic knowledge of computer application and two-year experience in the relevant field.
The Chief Minister also decided to increase the honorarium payable to the inquiry officers from Rs 9,750 to Rs 12,000 per inquiry plus Rs 1,500 for every additionally charged officer in the same inquiry. Apart from this, they will also be provided with secretarial assistance by the department concerned.
The government has further decided that non-practicing allowance (NPA) will be treated as part of pay for pensionary benefits. A spokesman of the Finance Department said that the maximum pension including NPA would not exceed Rs 1,12,050, that is, 50 per cent of the highest pay, which is Rs 2,24,100 as applicable in the State.