Year of efforts for strengthening of governance and welfare of public servants


In the last one year, the state government has taken important decisions and has also implemented them for strengthening governance, for welfare of all sections and in the interests of government servants. The provision of reservation for other backward classes was increased from 14 to 27 percent by amending the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Reservation Act 1994. Meanwhile, the economically weaker section was given 10 percent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs. In order to give priority to the youth of Madhya Pradesh in government services, live registration of candidates in the employment office was made mandatory.

The state government has set a maximum age limit of 40 years for the posts to be filled by open competition. In this, the maximum age limit for SC / ST / OBC / Government Corporation, Board/ Autonomous Institution / Nagar Sainik/ Disabled / Women (unreserved / reserved) etc. has been set as 45 years Apart from this, one year relaxation has also been given in the maximum age limit for the State Service Examination 2019 of the Public Service Commission.

The ‘Aapki Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ programme has started in the state. Instructions have been issued to all the government departments to organize camps in the development block headquarters and conduct sudden tours of the villages to ensure redressal of routine problems and fulfillment of the needs of the general public. Secretaries in charge have been directed to visit the districts under their charge atleast once a month.

Advertisements were released for 5116 posts in the examinations conducted by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission in the last one year. Out of these, candidates for 3784 posts were also selected on the basis of merit. Meanwhile, Sub -divisional Officers (Revenue) were nominated in the districts to supervise the child care institutions and the institutions being operated to provide protection to distressed women. The validity period of Computer Efficiency Certification Examination (CPCT) certificate (score card) in Information Technology and Computer sector in the examinations of contract / regular appointments on various posts in government departments has been increased from 2 years to 4 years. Government servants were entitled to 2 advance increments upon family planning operation after twin children in first pregnancy, same as the one received after family planning operation after one surviving child.

The state government constituted Cabinet Committees on February 9 to find solutions to all sensitive matters. In compliance with this decision of the Government, the General Administration Department ordered formation of Cabinet Committees on total 16 issues including economic affairs, political issues and consideration of representations and demands of guest teachers, employment assistants and contract employee organizations, redressal of suspended forest land claims and investment promotion of Scheduled Tribes. These committees are presenting their reports to the government after considering the related issues in regular meetings.