Rajasthan: Policy to release government advertisements on news websites

Jaipur, July 6. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot chaired the State Cabinet meeting at his official residence on Wednesday. Many important decisions were taken in the meeting, including removal of anomalies in salary of government personnel in the state, to release government advertisements on news websites, to constitute Rajasthan College Education Society for the management of new Government Colleges.

The Cabinet has approved the proposal of issuing new policy guidelines to release advertisements by the Department of Information and Public Relations on news websites. Currently, government advertisements are released on print and electronic media. Various news websites on social media are popular among the general public, therefore, as per the need of the hour, with the issuing of policy guidelines, the benefit of the state government’s policies and public welfare schemes/programmes will immediately reach the general public through the news websites.

According to the new guidelines, the website should be registered with DAVP. Besides this, 50% of the total content should be news and 25% of this 50% should be related to Rajasthan. According to the A, B and C categories created by DAVP, the prevailing advertisement, size and rate will be applicable for advertisements released by the state government.

The Cabinet has approved the formation of Rajasthan College Education Society (Raj-CES) for the management and development of government colleges under higher education. With this, new government colleges can be managed in a better manner and smoothly.

With the formation of this society, the employability of the youth of Rajasthan will increase in the field of higher education. It will facilitate the conduct of research activities related to various specialities and strengthen analytical approach. It will also be easy to establish coordination with other specialised educational institutions in Rajasthan or elsewhere.

The Cabinet has approved a one-time special ex-gratia for rehabilitation of people residing in fully submerged villages located on the government land in the submergence area of Takli Medium Irrigation project in Ramganj Mandi tehsil in Kota. People settled in Dadia, Dudkali, Tamolia, Sarankhedi, Sohanpura, Talyabadi and the partially submerged village Raghunathpura will be paid Rs 21,12,78,000.

With this decision, 1104 families in the fully submerged area will get special ex-gratia of Rs 1,91,375 per family. Pending construction works will be completed soon with the removal of this deadlock. With this, irrigation facility will be augmented in 7800 hectares of 32 villages of Ramganj Mandi tehsil.

The Cabinet has given post-facto approval of the orders issued to remove the anomalies in Assured Career Progression (ACP) and pay discrepancy of Police Telecommunication Subordinate Service Assistant Sub Inspectors and Head Constables as announced in the budget. The conveyance allowance of the specially-abled employees of the state has been increased to Rs 1200 from Rs 600. Besides this, in the category of specially-abled, it has been approved to give conveyance allowance to ‘spinal deformity’ category too.

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to extend the reappointment tenure of Additional Resident Commissioner, New Delhi, Shri Vimal Sharma. Giving relaxation in rule 164-A of Rajasthan Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1996, after the age of 65 years, the contractual period of Shri Sharma has been increased for a total of six months from April 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022. This decision will help in smooth functioning of the office of the residential commissioner.@ashokgehlot51