07 June Wednesday

4G Saturation Scheme: Land To Be Leased To BSNL; Read Other Cabinet Decisions Here

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

Thiruvananthapuram : The Cabinet in its meeting held Wednesday decided to lease land to BSNL under existing provisions so as to be able to utile Universal Service Obligation Fund*USOF)  for the purpose of 4G saturation. The intended lease would be drawn from existing places identified by the Telecommunications Dept and select land belonging to Local Self-govt establishments and the government.

Other decisions
It was decided to create one post for Environment Officer in the pay scale of Rs.56500-118100 and two for Assistant Environment Officers in the pay scale of Rs.51400-110300 at the  State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority.

It has been decided to appoint VP Subramanian as the Managing Director of the State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation for a period of two years.

Appointment of Special Officer of Kotur Elephant Rehabilitation Center and Puttur Zoological Park shall be extended up to 31.12.2023.

Approval of  long-term contract
It was decided to lend approval for long-term workers’ contract  between 1.07.2017 to 30.06.2022 at Forest Industries Travancore Limited .

Stamp duty relief
The cabinet decided to allow concession in stamp duty for 8 landless workers of Nellai village in Thrissur’s Parapukkara who will receive land under government scheme for building home. Eligible for the relief are people with less than Rs 2 lakh in annual income. The maximum concession amounts to Rs 90,064. They would also be eligible to avail rebate in registration  fee,  the maximum of which would be up to Rs  22,516.

It has been decided to absorb four employees in  the Technical Department  of Thrissur Development Authority into the Local Self-Government Engineering Service.

Ex gratia
In Kerala State Coir Corporation Limited, it has been decided to grant exgratia for the year 2021-22 to the employees who are not eligible for bonus. Rs 14600 would be allowed in this regard.

KIIFB funding
KIFB approved in-principle funding toward acquisition of roughly 70.7 acres of land at a cost of Rs 61.58 crore for development and implementation of economic development zones in the Akkulam-Kollam section (Reach-2) of the West Coast Canal.