‘State officers won't get salary hike if they fail to declare assets'
The Rajasthan Cabinet on Wednesday accepted the long pending demands of the medical teachers of the State's teaching hospitals and medical colleges on grades and time-bound promotions along with an announcement on increasing their non- practicing allowance. The Cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, also decided to stop the annual salary hike of the officers of the Rajasthan State Services in case they have not declared their assets as per the recent directives.
The decision on the medical teachers has been on the basis of the recommendations of the three-member Ministerial sub-committee which had negotiated with them during their recent agitation. This would pave way for parity in pay and promotions for 1400-1500 medical teachers in six State-run medical colleges with the Centrally-run medical colleges and those in other States.
With the Cabinet nod, the grade pay for a senior professor would be Rs. 10,000 in place of Rs. 8,900. Three promotions would be given to the medical teachers within a time period of 14 years without the condition of availability of the vacant posts. The proposed promotions would be from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor in six years, from Associate Professor to Professor in four years, and from Professor to Senior Professor in another four years.
Professors who complete 14 years service under D.A.C.P. (Dynamic Assured Career Progression) scheme would be provided the grade pay of Senior Professor after completing two years in the grade pay of Professor. The increase in Non Practice Allowance (NPA) for medical teachers and other doctors is from 20 to 25 per cent. Hereafter the private practice fee for Assistant Professor would be Rs. 100, for Associate Professor, Rs. 125, for Professor, Rs. 150 and for Senior Professor, Rs. 200 per visit. A separate committee would be constituted for other issues related to private practice.
The Cabinet, taking an important decision regarding the declaration of assets by the officers, decided that in case of non-compliance of the order on declaration of assets by the officers not having any promotion pending --but service period is remaining-- would not get the benefit of the annual salary hike. D.L.C. rates (rates fixed by District Level Committee) will be the base for estimating the current value of immovable property. The Cabinet also gave approval to a proposal related to an amendment to the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (Limitation of Functions) Regulations, 1951. The title of the proposed regulation is the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (Limitation of Functions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011. It would draw a clear line between posts which fall under the limitations of the RPSC and outside.
The Cabinet approved the proposal to set up a 2x135 MW capacity power project in Barmer under the provisions of the “Policy for Promotion of Private Sector Investment for Setting up of Power Generation Projects in the State of Rajasthan” released by the State Government. This step is expected to bring down the static cost of the 1080 MW capacity project being established by the Rajwest Power Ltd. along with its power tariff. The new project would bring in an investment of Rs. 1,000 crore.