Tahlka News Bureau
Lucknow: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has scheduled his fifth Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Cabinet has decided to celebrate January 24 as Uttar Pradesh Day. After conducting a huge reshuffle in the state administration and the police department, Yogi cabinet has approved the new transfer policy for 2017-2018 on Tuesday.
* The cabinet meeting which was presided by CM Yogi has end the existing manual tender and procurement pocess and have adopted e-tendering and e-procurement policy to bring transparency in the system.
* "According to 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 GST Bill to be ratified in the forthcoming session of state legislature commencing on May 15.
* The cabinet also decided to exempt stamp duty of about Rs 210 crore on the transfer of land for fertilizer factory in Gorakhpur. Singh said the Union government would make an investment of Rs 6,500 crore on the revival of the factory.
* In another decision, the cabinet approved the District Mineral Foundation Trust Rules 2017 that was notified by the Union government on April 25, 2017.
* Under its provisions, a part of the royalty received from mining of mineral and minor minerals will be invested on providing facilities, including drinking water, in the area where the mining is carried out.