Odisha Cabinet Nod For Medical College In Phulbani

Bhubaneswar: The state Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for the establishment of a 100-seated new government medical college in Phulbani.

The Cabinet also approved a proposal to establish a 650-bedded teaching hospital at the Government medical college and hospital at Koraput. The teaching hospital will have 650 beds.

The project is targeted to be completed in 36 months at a cost Rs 680 crore.

The State Cabinet during its meeting today approved 12 proposals.

Out of these, one related to Energy department, one to Skill Dev and Technical Education, two to Water Resource, two to Agriculture and Farmer’s Empowerment, one to Finance, one to Home, two to Panchyati Raj and Drinking Water, one to Works and one related to Parliamentary department.

Here’re the other highlights of the meeting:

A rural piped drinking water supply project under one package to provide drinking water in Bargarh district out of BASUDHA (RIDF) funding. The project will help people of 43 panchayats of two blocks in the district.

Settlement of arrear electricity dues of government departments till March 31, 2020. This will clear the arrear EDs outstanding against government offices and departments enabling payment of current dues in time.

Conversion of convertible bonds of Rs 200 crore and non-convertible bonds of Rs 200 crore including interest accrued thereon to equity investment of government in OPTCL. This will increase the equity capital investment of government in OPTCL thereby reducing the interest burden of OPTCL.

The cadre of Odisha Engineering Service has been restructured by keeping the total cadre strength intact, abolishing the post of Deputy Executive Engineer (DEE), merging the post of Superintending Engineer, Level-II and Level-I has been merged and designated as Superintending Engineer in pay Level -14. A new post of Additional Chief Engineer in pay level-16 between SE and CE created, the posts of AEE to be filled up by AE of Odisha Diploma Engineering Service increased from 33% to 40%.