State Cabinet charts out roadmap to implement election promises
The State Cabinet, at its first meeting on Monday, charted out a roadmap to implement the promises made as a run-up to the elections. The Cabinet decided to constitute committees on key issues such as takeover of the APSRTC by the government, abolition of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), regularisation of services of the contract employees and education reforms.
Addressing a press conference, Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Minister Perni Venkatramaiah (Nani) said that in a major decision that would have implications on the State finances, the Cabinet decided to give 27% Interim Relief (IR) from July 1. It would benefit 4.24 lakh employees, while the additional burden would be ₹815 crore. The wages of angawadi workers was increased to ₹11,500 per month, while the honorarium for animators etc working under MEPMA/SERP was fixed at ₹10,000 per month. The Asha workers’ salary was increased to ₹10,000 from ₹3,000. It would be ₹4,000 in tribal areas as against the existing ₹400 per month. The wages of sanitary workers were increased to ₹18,000 per month, he said.