The Rajasthan Cabinet on Friday approved two separate policies for the girl child and the youth and endorsed a new housing scheme for allotment of dwelling units at concessional prices to the State government employees. The rules framed for establishment of special courts to hear the cases of corruption and disproportionate assets were also approved at the meeting presided over by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The policy on the girl child will ensure protection of girls against violence, exploitation and harassment. Mr. Gehlot, who will head a committee for the policy's enforcement, said it would also be effective in controlling the declining child sex ratio in the State. A task force will review the impacts and results of the policy's implementation.

The youth policy will pave the way for utilisation of young people's capacity and energy and ensure their multi-faceted development. “Different aspects of the youngsters’ lives, such as physical, mental, social, economic and spiritual, will be taken care of by the policy,” said an official release. The policy also provides for skills development and creation of employment opportunities.

The Rajasthan Special Courts Rules, 2013, approved at the Cabinet meeting provide for confiscation of properties owned by public servants disproportionate to their known sources of income. The Cabinet also approved adoption of a Central legislation of 2011 for organ transplant in the State.

The housing scheme for the State government employees provides for allotment of houses on concession through group housing and building societies. The Government bodies such as the Rajasthan Housing Board, Jaipur Development Authority, Urban Improvement Trusts and urban local bodies will allot land to housing societies.

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