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Pension enhanced to Rs 2,750

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PNS | Amaravati

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday gave its green signal to increase the social pension to Rs 2,750 per month from the existing Rs 2,500. The increased pension will be distributed from January 1, 2023.

According to an official release, an additional expenditure of Rs 130.44 crore per month will be incurred with the increment. There are currently over 62 lakh pensioners in the state and 2.43 lakh new pensioners will be added in the current month.

The Cabinet also approved the formulation of Andhra Pradesh Pumped Storage Power Promotion Policy-2022 to promote pumped storage and hydro projects in the State as part of utilisation of non-conventional energy sources.

The Cabinet approved the establishment of an integrated steel plant proposed to be set up by JSW Steel Limited in YSR district and the decision to grant permission to Adani Green Energy Limited for setting up a total of 1,600 MW of pumped hydro storage projects in the state.

The government will formally launch a programme on December 21 to make tabs and e-content available to 8th standard students in government schools for 24 hours.Free distribution of Samsung Tabs to 4.6 lakh 8th Class students and 60,000 8th Class teachers will be done.

The tabs are provided with content by Byju’s in both online and offline modes.The expenditure for this is Rs 668 crore, besides Byju’s content worth Rs 778 crore is free.
The Cabinet, among other proposals and decisions, also approved the proposal to lease out the lands belonging to defunct Chittoor Dairy to Amul for 99 years, according to the release.

The cabinet approved the implementation of welfare schemes for all the poor under ‘Navaratnalu’ who have been left behind earlier due to various reasons. On December 27, 2.51 lakh people will be benefited to the tune of Rs 403 crore. In addition to this, 2.63 lakh pensions, 44,543 rice cards, 14,441 Aarogyasri Cards, 14,531 house titles and insurance claims worth Rs 65 crore were sanctioned.

The Bapatla UDA will extend over 1301 sq.km. comprising two municipalities and 101 villages, while the Palnadu UDA will cover 7,281 sq.km. which includes 349 villages in 28 mandals of eight municipalities.

The Cabinet also approved the ratification of Welfare Calendar implemented in May and June 2022 in Agriculture, Cooperation and Fisheries Departments and irrigation water release schedule implemented earlier in the State for Kharif 2022.

The Cabinet approved new Animal Husbandry Polytechnic to be set up at Santagudipadu in Rompicharla mandal of Palnadu district, filling up of two radiographers posts in State Institute of Animal Husbandry (Tanuku), Area Veterinary Hospital (Gopalapatnam), Visakhapatnam under Animal Husbandry Department through APCOS in outsourcing mode.

Approvals were also given to amendments in Dr YSR Free Crop Insurance and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Scheme, creation of 108 posts including 52 teaching staff and 56 non-teaching staff in the Mekapati Gautam Reddy Agricultural College established in Udayagiri, Nellore district, Changing the name of YSR Pasu Bhima Scheme (Live Stock Insurance Scheme) as part of National Live Stock Mission, increasing the capacity of Community Health Center in Sadum, Chittoor District from 30 to 50 beds and as part of this, 18 additional posts will be filled up.

The Cabinet approved flling the posts of three professors, three assistant professors, four professors, three associate professors and two assistant professors in the post graduate department as part of the program to provide the best education in NTR District Vijayawada Government Ayurveda College as per the guidelines of the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine.

Approval was given for the works undertaken under APMSIDC as part of ‘Nadu-Nedu’ in the Department of Medicine and Health.As a part of this, approvals were given for newly constructed and already in use medical colleges, multi specialty hospitals, super specialty blocks and cancer care centres. Proposals to set up multi and super specialty hospitals in the private sector in 16 municipal corporations, sanctioning of 40 posts of 20 teaching and non-teaching posts for each ITI along with setting up new departments in Minority Government Industrial Training Institutes at Adoni, Kurnool District and Rayachoti, Annamaiya District.

Creation of SE posts in Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) and Visakhapatnam Metro Region Development Authority (VMRDA), amendments to Andhra Pradesh Right of Children to Pre and Compulsory Education Rules-2010 regarding School Education Department, inclusion of Rule No. 30 to the Andhra Pradesh Right of Children to Pre and Compulsory Education Rules-2010, creation of 55 additional posts under various categories in the newly established Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy, aendments to Andhra Pradesh Rights in Land and Pattadar Passbook Act – 1971, allotment of government land for the establishment of various government offices in the newly-established five districts, allotment of 7.45 acres of land to Vishwamanava Samayyakita Sansad for the construction of super specialty block (mother and child care) hospital in Nadimipalem village of Prattipadu mandal of Guntur district, allotment of the remaining 8.32 acres of land free of charge for the upgradation of Government Medical College and Government Hospital in Anantapur, allotment of 15 acres of land to IOCL on lease basis for setting up wind turbines in Gandikota, Jammulamadu Mandal, YSR district, sanctioning of a Chief PRO post for giving publicity to some departments in the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) and once again initiating milk revolution in Rayalaseema districts were among other decisions taken by the Cabinet.

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