Arogya Rajasthan Campaign from August 15

Jaipur, July 14. The State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje decided to start a health campaign Arogya Rajasthan (Healthy Rajasthan) from the Independence Day, August 15. The Cabinet also gave a final shape to the programme for the District Collectors-Superintendents of Police Conference slated to be held between July 22 and 25; approved changes in the recruitment process for college lecturers; removed discrepancies in salary of Public Health Nurse (PHN); and hiked Special-pay allowance of Police Wireless personnel making it equivalent to the RAC Wireless personnel.

The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shri Rajendra Rathore told the media-persons that in the first phase of Arogya Rajasthan campaign every citizen in the state would be issued e-Health Cards. For this, health camps would be held panchayat-wise for conducting health check-up on the people and a health information network would be created, he said. On the basis of data thus collected, efforts would be made to offer treatment to those inflicted with serious aliments, he said.

Shri Rathore said that ASHA Sahyoginis and health workers would go door-to-door in rural areas to get the survey forms filled in order to implement this innovative idea of e-Health Cards. An e-Health Card would have entire health-related data of a person on the basis of which patients would be given treatment by linking them with the health information network, he added.

The Minister said that the Cabinet also gave a final shape to the Collector-SP conference. As per this, the CM Smt. Raje would inaugurate the conference on July 22 at 10 AM. On the first day, the Collectors would present briefs about important works in their respective districts, public grievances and their possible redressal, he said. On the morning of 23 July, the CM would chair the conference with all district SPs. In the evening a joint conference of the Collectors and the SPs would be held. On the same day, a Collectors’ workshop would be conducted on Swacch Bharat Mission (Rural), the Minister stated.

He informed that on the third day, on July 24, in-charge Ministers would chair meetings of the MLAs, in-charge Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, the Collectors and the SPs of the respective districts. During this, innovative ideas, major problems, possible solutions and expectations from the state government would be discussed. On the last day on July 25, review of Sarkar Aapke Dwar (Government At Your Doorstep) campaign in Bharatpur, Bikaner and Udaipur divisions would be done, he added.

Shri Rathore told that the Cabinet decided to amend the Rajasthan Education Service College Branch Rules-1986. As per this, now the selection of College Lecturers would be done through written examination and interview both instead of interview alone. In the written examination conducted by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission, two papers of 75 marks each would be on the concerned subject and one more of 50 marks would be on general studies about Rajasthan, he said. Thus, the written examination would be of 200 marks and then interview would be of 24 marks. He said that with this, eligible candidates could be selected in a transparent manner.

The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that the State Cabinet further approved revision in the grade-pay of PHN from 3600/- rupees to 4200/- in the pay-band of 9300-34800/- by amending Rajasthan Civil Service Reviewed Rules-2008. He told that due to amendments done on July 1, 2013, discrepancy had emerged in the grade-pay of Nurse Grade-II and the PHN. Therefore, the Cabinet decided to make the grade-pay of PHN equal to the Nurse Grade-II, he added.

Shri Rathore said that now the Special-pay of the Police Wireless personnel too had been revised by making it equal to the RAC Wireless personnel. Now, special-Pay of the Inspector of Police Wireless had been hiked from 50/- to 100/- rupees. Similarly, the Cabinet gave approval for revision of the sub-inspector’s special-pay from 30/- to 40/- rupees, for ASI from 25/- to 40/- rupees, for head constable from 20/- to 40/- rupees and for the constable from 15/- rupees to 20/- rupees, he told.