In Bihar, the dearness allowance of the employees and pensioners of the fifth pay scale has been increased by 12 percent. At the same time, 7 percent more dearness allowance will be given to the employees in the sixth pay scale. With effect from July 1, 2021, all employees and pensioners will get the benefit of increased dearness allowance. Its approval was given in the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday.
To strengthen the rural health infrastructure in the state, the government will equip all 534 blocks with one life-saving ambulance. The proposal to include one thousand new ambulances in the fleet of 102 ambulances was approved in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday. Along with this, the cabinet has also approved the proposal to build a new bus stand at Patli on 50 acres of land at Kanholi near Bihta. 217.46 crore has also been approved for the construction of the bus stand. At the same time, dearness allowance of government employees has increased. A total of 23 proposals were approved in the meeting. This information was given by Sanjay Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary of the Cabinet, after the cabinet meeting.
750 ambulances to be purchased this year
Sanjay Kumar said that this year 250 ambulances were to be purchased for the fleet of 102 ambulances. Now apart from 250 ambulances, 750 life saving ambulances will also be purchased. Of these, 534 life saving ambulances will be given to the blocks. Apart from this, 216 basic life saving ambulances will also be purchased.
Patli bus stand will be built, will cost 217 crores
On the proposal of the Urban Development and Housing Department, the cabinet has also approved the construction of a bus stand named Patli on 50 acres of land in Kanholi, Bihta. The construction of this bus stand will benefit Patna as well as the neighboring districts. At present, Rs 217.46 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of the bus stand.
Proposal to reduce VAT rate of petrol and diesel passed from cabinet
The cabinet had recently reduced the rates of VAT on petrol and diesel. Diesel was reduced from 19 per cent to 16.37 per cent and on petrol from 26 per cent to 23.58 per cent. This work was done with the permission of the Chief Minister. Which was also passed by the cabinet today.