Ranchi, May 2: The cabinet today decided to create a new post of zonal inspector-general of police for better monitoring of law and order in the Naxalite-prone Palamau division.
The districts of Palamau, Garhwa and Latehar will come under the jurisdiction of the new IG. At present, the three districts are under the sphere of the South Chotanagpur zonal IG.
Principal secretary in the cabinet co-ordination department Aditya Swaroop maintained that while the new police range would be known as Palamau zone, the South Chotanagpur zone had been renamed as South Chotanagpur (truncated).
Swaroop also added that certain posts of officials had also been sanctioned for smoothly running the new IG’s office. The jurisdiction of South Chotanagpur (truncated) IG will now be confined to Ranchi, Khunti, Lohardaga, Simdega and Gumla districts.
Meanwhile, the additional district and sessions judge of Sahebganj, Brajendra Kumar Sinha, will be the new presiding officer of the Jharkhand State Transport Authority Appellate Tribunal. He has already been promoted to the district and sessions judge’s rank. This post was lying vacant since Kumar Ganesh Dutt’s transfer.
The cabinet also approved amendments to the Jharkhand Secretariat Services regulations, 2010. The service regulations of secretariat assistants will now be in tune with their counterparts at the central secretariat in New Delhi.
The future action plans of energy, rural development and health departments during the current financial year too were discussed extensively at the cabinet meeting. These departments made power point presentations and justified how budgetary allocations available under both plan and non-plan heads would be utilised effectively.
The cabinet also approved Jharkhand Economic Survey Report of 2010-11 and Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement and Mid-term Fiscal Plan. The state Assembly had passed these rules during the recent budget session. The cabinet passed them with retrospective effect.