State cabinet meeting today, proposals related to these departments will be discussed
The cabinet will discuss the recommendations related to the engineering departments and benefit of old pension to the employees appointed before the implementation of the new pension scheme
Under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, a meeting of the state cabinet will be held at the state secretariat at 11 am on Wednesday. In the meeting, proposals related to health, education, revenue, forest and environment, housing, urban development department and other departments will be discussed.
The recommendations of the cabinet sub-committee will also come before the cabinet. In these, the cabinet will discuss the recommendations related to the engineering departments regarding amendment in the Uttarakhand Procurement Rules and the recommendation to give the benefit of old pension to the employees appointed before the implementation of the new pension scheme.
Chief Minister returns from New Delhi tour
Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has returned from a three-day visit to New Delhi. During his stay, he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda. He also met Union ministers regarding the development plans of the state.
During the meeting, he demanded clearance of pending proposals of the state. According to sources in the Chief Minister's Office, the Chief Minister can give information about his Delhi visit to the media on Wednesday.
Discussions of by-election intensified as soon as the Chief Minister returned
With the return of the Chief Minister from the Delhi tour, the discussions of the assembly by-election have intensified in the politics of the state. However, till now it remains a mystery from which seat, the Chief Minister will contest the by-election.
In March, the reins of power were handed over to Tirath Singh Rawat. The six-month term of the Chief Minister will be completed in September. As per the rules of the Election Commission, he has to take the membership of the Legislative Assembly within six months to continue in the chair of the Chief Minister. For this, he has to go to the by-election.
At present, the Gangotri assembly seat is vacant in the state. That is, if the Chief Minister wants to contest the election on this seat, then no MLA will have to vacate the seat. BJP MLA Gopal Rawat was the MLA from the Gangotri seat which fell vacant after his death. There are talks of the Chief Minister contesting from this seat.