SAC meets in Jammu, takes various decision
JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here Friday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the exemption of Toll Tax on machinery, equipment and key input materials being brought to the State for special projects like those under PMDP, National Highways, Airports, Railways, Educational and Medical Institutions etc.
Such exemption will only be granted if the executing organ of the Central Government or the State directly seeks such exemption in advance specifying numbers or volume of machinery, equipments or key input materials being brought. Such exemption will not be granted, if applied directly by the contracted executing private firms.
The SAC also accorded administrative approval to the construction of required infrastructure at an estimated cost of Rs 35.80 Crore at the Sheep Breeding Farm Khimber, Srinagar under NABARD Tranche XXIV.
Sheep Breeding Farm at Khimber shall have state of art infrastructure & in- house fodder production for livestock. It shall serve as major Germ Plasm Centre/Mother Stud Farm of the State and elite rams produced at the farm shall be distributed for genetic upgradation of local livestock enhancing mutton/wool production besides creating avenues for employment through establishment of sheep rearing units.
It also approved diversion of around 57 ha of Forest land in various parts of the State for undertaking developmental activities in the roads, drinking water, electricity, Railways and Fire & Emergency sectors.
The SAC also approved a proposal for diversion of Forest land for construction of Degree College at Sunderbani in Nowshera Forest Division keeping in view the importance of the project from public standpoint.
The diversion of Forest Land has been approved in pursuance to the recommendations of the 111th and 112th Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) meetings held on 04-01-2019 and 21.01.2019 respectively under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary.
The SAC also accorded sanction to the grant of 3rd Time Bound Promotion in favour of Veterinary Doctors.
The Time Bound Promotion scheme was introduced in the Animal/sheep Husbandry Department in February, 2004.
The scheme provides that veterinarians with more than 10 years’ service in respect of BVSC and more than 7 years’ service in respect of posts graduates will be entitled for first Time Bound Promotion. Veterinarians with 15 years of cumulative service are entitled to 2nd Time Bound Promotion.
The meet also accorded sanction to the promotion of IPS officers SudhanshuVerma and Sandeep Gupta of 2015 batch to the Senior Time Scale of IPS (Level 11 in the Pay Matrix) w.e.f 01.01.2019.
It also accorded sanction to the transfer of State land measuring 100 Kanals and 14 marlas situated in Village Jodhpur, Tehsil and District Doda to the KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan on lease basis for establishing a KendriyaVidyalaya (KV) School at Doda.