04 October Wednesday

Kannichar Landslide To Be Treated As Exceptional Disaster; Read Cabinet Decisions Here

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Tuesday Jun 6, 2023

Thiruvananthapuram : The Cabinet, in its meeting held Tuesday, decided to consider landslide that occurred in Iritti taluk of Kannichar in Kannur district as an exceptional disaster. Compensation for damaged houses will be provided it were  for the flood victims of 2018 - 19. Rs 4 lakh  from the funds including Chief Ministers Disaster Relief Fund(CMDRF), will allowed for those who lost their homes entirely.

Those whose homes are partly damaged too will be entitled to financial relief. Solatium, to a maximum of Rs 4 lakh, shall be given to next kin of deceased victims. State Disaster Response Fund and CMDRF will be used for this purpose. Rs 1 lakh shall be paid to kin of Pettimudi disaster.

170 senior residents from 59 families who could not return to their homes owing to landslides will be paid Rs 100 for each day they spent outside Relief camp and Rs 60 shall be given to children who were stranded similarly.

The respective departments will be instructed to make claims toward damaged roads, buildings, houses, bridges, culverts, electricity poles, agriculture, livestock, and drinking water sources.  Rs 20 lakhs has been paid in advance to the Kannur District Collector from the State Disaster Response Fund, for remitting funds to disaster victims, assistance for loss of livelihood, emergency financial assistance etc.

Officials' Meeting To Resolve Complaints Set Aside in Adalats.
Meetings of officials shall be held in districts., attended by minister, to resolve grievances received but set aside by Taluk and District level adalats. Meetings in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam,  Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Kottayam, and Kannur districts shall be held on 10 July  while Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram will have them on 13  July. Date for Wayanad, Kasaragod and Alappuzha is 24 of July. Grievances shall be resolved in time-bound manner.

Kerala Freedom Fighter pension raised.
Kerala freedom fighter pension has been rsed from Rs 11,000 to Rs 14,000 and would be applied from 1st April 2023. They will also be also be allowed dearness allowance payable to State Service Pensioners as per Pension Revision Order of 2019.

District Govt Pleader and Public Prosecutor
It was decided to appoint T Harikrishnan as govt Pleader and Public Prosecutor in Pathanamthitta District.

ICFOS (International Center for Free and Open Source Software) Director Dr. TT Sunil will be appointed on alternate service basis for one year. He is currently a professor in the College of Engineering under IHRD, Attingal.

Tenure of Special fast-track courts  extended
Tenure has been extended of the 56 fast track courts in State. The temporary posts created at these courts for Special Public Prosecutors too has been extended up to 31.03.26. The extension will apply from 01.04.2023.

Dr. Ajay Kumar to be KIIFB Independent Member

It was decided to induct former Defense Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar as Independent Member of KIIFB.