TS to pay SERP, MEPMA staff on par with govt employees

The Chief Minister announced that the staff coordinating with the mid-meal scheme would be getting a salary of Rs. 3,000 as against the present salary of Rs. 1,000.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 March 2022 1:44 PM GMT
TS to pay SERP, MEPMA staff on par with govt employees

Hyderabad: In a major financial relief to the employees of the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) and the Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA), Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday announced that these employees would be getting salaries on par with the state government employees.

He made this announcement in the state Assembly here. He said the field assistants would be reinstated and village revenue assistants (VRAs) would be absorbed into the irrigation department soon.

The Chief Minister announced that the staff coordinating with the mid-meal scheme would be getting a salary of Rs. 3,000 as against the present salary of Rs. 1,000. He said the details pertaining to Boodhan lands in Pochampally would be included in the Dharani portal, which is a one-stop destination for agriculture land registration transactions.

Criticising the Central government for discriminating against Telangana, KCR said that as per the Handbook of Statistics published by the Reserve Bank of India, Telangana has done very well in terms of taxes, money, and more. He pointed out that the country was financially declining even before COVID-19 hit. Further, the state's development rate is 38% more than the country's development rate, he said and added that the unemployment rate throughout the country has risen since the current Central government took over.

Improved infant, mother mortality rates

Speaking about infant mortality rates and mother mortality rates (MMR), KCR said he had visited Tamil Nadu and adopted several of their ways. "We learned from them and adopted various methods. Hence, we began KCR medical kits, worked towards providing nutritional food in Anganwadis, and much more," he said.

"As per a government-mandated NITI Aayog survey published recently, we have higher mother mortality rates as compared to Tamil Nadu," he said and added, "When I visited Tamil Nadu, the MMR in Telangana was 92 and in Tamil Nadu it was 79. Now, MMR in Telangana is 56, and in Tamil Nadu, it is 58."

Funding education of students returning from Ukraine

In addition to the 33 medical colleges in the state, nursing colleges will also be established soon, KCR said.

He also announced that the state will fund the education of students who have returned from Ukraine. KCR said 740 students from Telangana were studying in Ukraine's medical colleges and have now returned safely.

He said that the decision was made keeping the student's future in mind and to ensure their studies were not disrupted. He also requested the state chief secretary and health minister to write to the government of India regarding this.

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