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Madhya Pradesh govt approves Rs 24,420 crore electricity subsidy, over 46,000 new vacancies in health sector

The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday approved a subsidy of around Rs 24,420 crore on electricity for different categories of consumers and sanctioned over 46,000 new vacancies in the health sector in the state.

Proposals for these initiatives were tabled at the state cabinet meeting in Bhopal, chaired by Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, where they received unanimous approval from the council of ministers.

State cabinet minister Kailash Vijayvargiya provided a breakdown of the subsidy, saying that Rs 6,000 crore has been approved for domestic consumers, Rs 13,000 crore for general category farmers, and Rs 5,000 crore for SC/ST farmers.

He also highlighted that various important decisions were taken to improve the quality of health services in the state.

“If the promotion posts are vacant and there are no eligible persons for promotion, approval has been given to fill the posts through direct recruitment. There are around 1,214 such posts, and of these, half will be filled through promotion and half through direct recruitment. Besides, the cabinet approved the creation of 46,491 new posts in the health sector under the Indian Public Health Standards, in which grade 3, grade 4 employees, and paramedical staff will be recruited,” he said.

Furthermore, Vijayvargiya said that the cabinet gave instructions to connect three state universities, Rani Avanti Bai Lodhi Government University in Sagar, Krantisurya Tantya Bhil University in Khargone, and Tatya Tope University in Guna, with the higher education department and to fulfill all their needs.

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