Increase in the Staff of Mineral Department to Stop Illegal Mining in MP

The Madhya Pradesh government is now going to increase the staff in the mineral department to stop illegal mining and its transportation.
Increase in the Staff of Mineral Department to Stop Illegal Mining in MP

The Madhya Pradesh government is now going to increase the staff in the mineral department to stop illegal mining and its transportation. The proposal will be approved in the cabinet meeting to be held on November 2 under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Along with this, a decision will also be taken to keep the existing system of country liquor in force till March 31, 2022. The current arrangement is in force till November 5.

Meeting a proposal has been prepared to sanction new posts

Ministry sources said that in the meeting a proposal has been prepared to sanction new posts for the strengthening of the mineral department. At present, 848 posts are sanctioned in various cadres under the department. The number of posts has not increased after the year 2015, while the work has increased. Mineral revenue is also higher than other states, but the number of employees is less.

2.5 thousand crore rupees is received through minerals

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Officials of the Mineral Department say that in Rajasthan, the revenue of about 2.5 thousand crore rupees is received through minerals and the staff is from 1963. Similarly, the revenue of two thousand 733 crores is received in Andhra Pradesh. The number of employees in the department is 1200. It has been said in the proposal that in comparison to this. In the year 2020-21, mineral revenue of five thousand 85 crore rupees has been received in Madhya Pradesh, but the officers-employees are 848.

Need for effective action on cases of illegal mining

Due to the decrease in the availability of minerals and increase in demand. The need for effective action on cases of illegal mining, transportation, and storage is also increasing. It is also necessary to increase visits and monitoring to ensure approved mining operations. In view of this, the department has prepared a proposal to fill 511 regular and 357 posts by outsourcing. The creation of new posts will bring an additional financial burden of Rs 20 crore annually.

Liquor supply system in force till 31 October 2021

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During the meeting, the proposal of the Excise Department to extend the supply system of country liquor till 31 March 2022 will be considered. Officials say that in view of the circumstances of the Corona period. It was decided to keep the country's liquor supply system in force till 31 October 2021. But it would be impractical to make a new system after 6 months. Officials argue that there will be no loss of revenue to the government by taking the existing system forward. As the shops have been renewed and new contracts have also been done.

These proposals will also get approval

Apart from this, at the time of the Corona crisis, the amount was spent by the Health Department on medicines, oxygen, and other arrangements. Under the Chief Minister's Rural Street Vendor Loan Scheme. Ratify the decision regarding the grant of one thousand rupees each to 6 lakh 10 thousand 60 beneficiaries. will be presented. Other proposals including amendments in Madhya Pradesh Wood Chiran Act will also be considered.

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