Govt. to pay 20% interim relief to employees

The State Cabinet has cleared a proposal to pay an interim relief (IR) of 20% to the State government employees. The IR would be paid to the employees with effect from June 1, 2018. The Cabinet also cleared a proposal to pay the salaries of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) and the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) under 010 head of account — through treasury.

The employees have been demanding IR as the Pay Revision Commission (PRC) is yet to submit its report. In the run-up to elections in 2014, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had promised the municipal employees that their salaries would be paid under ‘010’. Barring the VMC and the GVMC, all other municipalities and corporations have already been brought under this system. In another major decision, the Cabinet has decided to issue health cards to the outsourcing employees also.

Varsity in Amaravati

Disclosing the details of the Cabinet meeting on Friday, Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Minister Kalava Srinivasulu said that the Cabinet has cleared the proposals relating to setting up JNTU Amaravati University. The objective was to develop it as a model university in the State. The government would allot 70-acre land to Accord University in Vangali village in Sabbavaram mandal of Visakhapatnam district. The university would have to pay ₹ 10 lakh per acre. The Vizianagaram University would be renamed as Gurajada Appa Rao University. A government medical college and a degree college would also be established in Vizianagaram district, he said.

The government would allot 20-acre land to the Amaravati American Institute of Medical Sciences Private Limited in Ibrahimpatnam mandal of Krishna district. The Cabinet cleared the proposal to change the nomenclature of the institute from Amaravati American Institute of Medical Sciences to Amaravati American Institute of Medical Sciences Private Limited. The government would allot 153-acre land to the Andhra Pradesh Economic Cities Promotion and Development Corporation at Jakkampudi and Vemavaram villages near Vijayawada. Of this, 60 acres would be allotted in Vemavaram and 93 acres at Jakkampudi, he said, adding Eluru would be developed as a smart city.

The Minister said that the government would release ₹ 250 crore to provide immediate relief to the AgriGold victims. The High Court approved the government’s decision. The amount would be paid to the depositors in April, he said.

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