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Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Monday   approved nine proposals, including the establishment of Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre in Bhubaneswar.

Services at the facility will be provided free of cost to the patients.

Karunashraya Hospice Trusts, a charitable organization, has volunteered to establish the hospital. It will be first-of-its-kind in Odisha.

Apart from Hospice-based palliative care, it shall provide home- based palliative care and take the responsibility to train local doctors, healthcare providers and caregivers in palliative care, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra and Additional Chief Secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra told at a briefing after the cabinet meeting.

Odisha Skill Development Authority Chairman Subroto Bagchi and his wife Susmita Bagchi have pledged Rs 130 crore for the palliative care centre.

Odisha Government will provide 20 acres of land in Infocity-II, Bhubaneswar free of cost for establishment of the hospital, Mr.Mahapatra said.

The palliative care hospital will be equipped with 100 beds, which will be expanded later. The Centre will provide holistic palliative care along with pain clinic and aseptic procedures etc.

The Cabinet also approved continuation of ANWESHA scheme for providing quality education to ST & SC students in partnership with Urban Educational Institutions for another five years.

The State Government had launched the scheme during 2015-16.

Under the ‘ANWESHA’ scheme, ST & SC students are admitted every year to Std. I in different Government/ Private/ Aided English medium schools of repute, located in urban areas and provided with education till completion of Class-XIL

At present the program is being implemented successfully in 177 schools of 17 districts and 21682 students are being benefited. This will entail a financial implication of Rs.569.90 crore.

The Cabinet also approved the revised amendment of OMPTS Rules, 2007. Keeping in mind the advance Information and Technology knowledge, use of modern mechanism and changing technology requirement and to make the (OMPTS Rules) Odisha Minerals (Prevention of Theft, Smuggling and Illegal Mining and Regulation of Possession, Storage, Trading and Transportation) Rules, 2007, framed by the State Government, more compatible to the such changing requirement, the proposal for Amendment to OMPTS Rules 2007 that has got the approval of the Hon’ble State Cabinet in its meeting on dt.22.03.2021 in the name and style OMPTS (Amendment) Rule, 2021 has been modified in the last cabinet meeting in order to remove the unwarranted substitution of provision in the said Rule and to restore the power of the State Govt, vested under the said Rule.

Before issue of Gazette notification, some inadvertent errors were noticed which warranted rectification in Rule 10 (15) of the OMPTS Rules. Through this amendment such errors have been sought to be rectified.

The Cabinet also approved  amendment of Odisha Welfare Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1992.

Mr.Mahapatra said the recruitment and conditions of service of District Welfare Officers are guided by Odisha Welfare Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1992. State Government has restructured the Odisha Welfare Service cadre as per the decision taken in the 63rd meeting of Cabinet held on November 2, 2018.

This has been published in Odisha Gazette vide this Deptt. Resolution No. 4420/SSD dtd. 01.03.2019. In view of restructuring of the cadre the existing Odisha Welfare Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1992 requires some amendments and are placed before the State Cabinet for approval.

The restructuring of OWS cadre has been made with changes in no. of posts as well as with creation of some new posts in this cadre. By this restructuring various programmes under Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste, Other Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Department will be implemented successfully by the officers with greater motivation and dedication.

Therefore, the proposal for amendment of Odisha Welfare Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1992 has been made, he said.

A proposal to amend Odisha Sub-ordinate Welfare Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1992.

The recruitment and conditions of service of Welfare Extension Officers are guided by Odisha Sub-ordinate Welfare Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1992. Govt of Odisha have restructured the Odisha Sub-ordinate Welfare Service cadre as per the decision taken in the 63rd meeting of the Cabinet held on dtd 02.11.2018.

This has been published in Odisha Gazette vide this Deptt. Resolution No. 4420/SSD dtd. 01.03.2019. In view of restructuring of the cadre, the existing Odisha Sub-ordinate Welfare Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1992 requires some amendments and placed before the State Cabinet for approval.

As a result of the restructuring of Odisha Sub-ordinate Welfare Service, the post of ADWO has been upgraded and included in OWS cadre. By this restructuring various programmes under Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste, Other Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Department will be implemented successfully by the officers with greater motivation and dedication.

Therefore, the proposal for amendment of Odisha Sub-ordinate Welfare Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1992 has been made.

The annual report on the activities of Odisha Public Service  Commission for the year 2016-17,  framing   of  Odisha   Laboratory  Technician   Service   (Methods  of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2021 and a proposal on the process of recruitment to the cadre of District Judge and to postulate the manner of seniority of the Officers in a recruitment year it is decided to amend the Odisha Superior Judicial Service and Odisha Judicial Service Rules, 2007 by setting the cut-off date as 1st April of the year instead of 1st August for deciding the eligibility in terms of service rendered, age, duration of practice for in-service candidates as well as candidates from Bar also got the Cabinet nod.

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