Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sir Ganesh Dutt birth anniversary as state function

PATNA: The state government sanctioned as many as 1,785 posts for the newly set up government medical colleges and hospitals at Pawapuri (Nalanda), Bettiah (West Champaran) and Madhepura. A decision to this effect was taken at the cabinet meeting held here on Tuesday. A decision to create additional 29 posts at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Bhagalpur, and 19 additional posts for Sri Krishna Singh Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarpur, was also taken keeping in mind the government’s intention of enhancing undergraduate seats from existing 50 to 100 in each of these two medical colleges. Fund to the tune of Rs 39.72 crore was sanctioned for constructing a new building for the Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology, Patna. The new building would come at the place of the old one by demolishing it. The meeting also gave some relief to the trading community as Section 22(5) of Bihar Value Added Tax Rules, 2005, was amended so that it would now not be compulsory for traders to get the audit work done at the place of their work and also introduced a provision allowing traders to seek one month additional time for the audit work. A decision to add people of Barhi and Patwa castes to the list of extremely backward castes was also taken. Earlier, these two castes came under the backward caste category. The Jamhor Gram Panchayat of Aurangabad district and Mohania Gram Panchayat of Kaimur district were upgraded to Nagar panchayats. It was also decided to organize state functions on the occasion of birth anniversaries of the late Swami Vivekanand (January 12) and the late Sir Ganesh Dutt (January 13). Few other decisions, including sanctioning of posts for the State Mahadalit Ayog, too, were taken at the meeting.