Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh felicitated pensioners in the nation-wide pensioner's felicitation programme organized by Employees Provident Fund Association (EPFA) today at capital city Raipur of Chhattisgarh. For the first time under Employees Pension Scheme, Dr. Singh gave away pension cheques of minimum amount Rs 1000 along with shawl and shreephal to the pensioners. Nearly 35 thousand out 65 thousand pensioners in state have been benefited by the hiked amount of minimum pension under Central Government's monthly pension scheme.
State Government's Manpower Planning Department organized a Placement Camp at Pandri, Raipur based District Employment Exchange Office, for the first time. It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has instructed all the District Employment Exchange Offices to organize such camps so as to ensure direct contact of unemployed youth with the employers, for this will prove helpful to unemployed youth in getting employment and self-employment opportunities as per their qualification.
Employment Day will be observed along with Chawal Utsav under Food Security Scheme in 9734 village panchayats in the state under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA)on 7th of every month.
State Government's Manpower Planning Department in association with District Administration has organized a two-day 'Rozgar Mela' in naxal-affected district for the first time, on instructions of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. In this event, Small Industries Organization (Udyog Bharti) is conducting the registration of youngsters for jobs in various trades. On the first day, total 110 candidates were registered for various posts including supervisor, security guard and office staff related jobs.
The members of Chhattisgarh Shaskiya Snathak Abhiyanta Sangh (CSSAS) have hailed the decision of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh for making announcement to increase services years of government employees by two years. The decision indicates BJP Government serious and showed responsibility towards Government employees.
Various announcements by Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh in public interest at the state-level Independence Day celebrations programme organized in capital city, have been more than welcomed by the every section of society. Senior leaders of Chhattisgarh State Employee Association namely Virendra Namdeo, Pooran Singh Patel, Rajesh Kohli, AK Chelak, BR Rawat, PK Pandey, Usha Jha, Vinita Soni, and Urmila Shukla and other office-bearers of the association have thanked Chief Minister and welcomed his decision of increasing retirement age to 62 years. Leaders of the association said that Dr.
Chairman of Chhattisgarh Grade-III Government Employees Association, State General Secretary Chandrashekhar Tiwari and Patron Narendra Singh Chandrakar have thanked Chief Minister for his announcements in larger interest of employees on the occasion of Independence Day yesterday. Leaders of Employees Associations said that in last nine and a half year, Chhattisgarh Government has taken various important decisions for welfare of lakhs of state employees.
First Rural Multinational Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Call Centre of Chhattisgarh has been inaugurated at District Headquarters Kanker. This call centre has become a source of employment for educated youths of rural areas in Kanker district. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh inaugurated this call centre on August 7, and said that this is the first rural call centre of state that will provide more employment opportunities to the educated youngsters belonging to the rural areas of the district. It is noteworthy that a BPO call centre has also been established at capital city Raipur.
As announced by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh earlier, state government has started implementing the provision of employment of 150 days to labourers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) in all the districts of Chhattisgarh. But Rajnandgaon district has grabbed the first position by implementing the provision before any other districts of the state.
Complying with the announcement of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and the decision taken by the cabinet members, Panchayat and Rural Development Department has officially issued the orders for revising the pay-scale of Teachers (Panchayat) i.e. the Shikshakarmis of state who have completed eight years of service.