State cabinet approves advertisement policy

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: The State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in its daylong meeting on Tuesday approved the much awaited Arunachal Pradesh Advertisement Policy 2018, besides other key decisions.
With the policy, a centralized funding policy will be in place for enabling the government to make payment of government advertisement bills to media houses on time.
In another landmark decision, the State Cabinet approved for release of gratuitous relief of Rs 2000 for all contingency and casual workers serving under the Arunachal Pradesh government.
Earlier, Chief Minister Pema Khandu had announced to release the same during a labour rally in August 2017.
The Cabinet further approved the creation of 25 posts of Assistant Professors for government colleges of the state in the department of Education under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiya (RUSA) programme.
The council of ministers also approved enhancement of salary of the teachers working under SSA and RMSA on contractual basis up to 22 per cent (w.e.f. April 1st 2018).
The cabinet directed the education department to ensure that salaries are disbursed by the first week of the subsequent month through the Aadhar based DBT through PFMS method.
It also issued strictures to the department to frame a detail action plan to inculcate discipline amongst teachers and also take actions against errant teachers.
Two important bills – Central Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, (No.7 of 2014), Arunachal Pradesh Bill, 2018 and Arunachal Pradesh Land and Ecological Sites (Protection and Management) Bill 2016 were adopted and will be placed in the ensuing Assembly Session.
The cabinet also decided to implement the revised 7th CPC pay scales under UGC regulations for college principals, teachers and librarians.