Major decisions were taken in the fifth cabinet meeting of the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday.
The cabinet also decided to celebrate every year as January 24 Uttar Pradesh Day.
The cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Yogi Adityanath also decided to stop the existing manual tender and procurement process and adopt e-tendering and e-procurement policies to bring in transparency in the system.
“Under the new transfer policy, 20 per cent officers and employees of group ‘A’ and ‘B’ who have completed three years in a district or seven years in a division will be transferred. The transfers will be completed by June 30,” said UP urban development minister Suresh Khanna who, along with cabinet colleague Siddharth Nath Singh, briefed media persons about the cabinet decisions here.
“Heads of departments will be authorised to carry out transfer of group ‘B’ employees while the state government will approve the transfers of group ‘A’ officers. Differently-abled officials have been kept out of the purview of the transfer policy. The group ‘B’ employees who have two years to go for retirement will be allowed posting in their home district while those in group ‘A’ will be given the district of their choice close to their home district,” Khanna said.
The state cabinet also approved the to be ratified in the forthcoming session of state legislature commencing on May 15.
“Apart from this, the government of India had decided in July 2016 to set up a Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited in with an investment of Rs 6,000 crore. But for about a year, this project was lying dead as the transfer of land and the registry is still pending. Almost Rs 210 crore stamp duty was to be paid by the state government for this purpose, but the last government couldn’t do so. Hence, today the Cabinet has decided to give a discount in stamp duty in this land transfer,” said Singh