Saturday, July 21, 2012

Uttar Pradesh Government scrapped the Post of Cabinet Secretary

The Uttar Pradesh government on 27 April 2012 decided to scrap the post of cabinet secretary of the state. The cabinet also decided to withdraw a proposed amendment Bill meant to give immunity to panchayat heads from no-confidence motion for two years.
The decision to withdraw 'kshetra panchayat and district panchayat amendment Bill', 2011 proposed by previous Mayawati government, was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
The Bill was sent to Governor for his ascent on 19 August 2011, but is still pending. The cabinet decided that the prevailing system of bringing a no-confidence motion after one year was better and hence the Bill should be withdrawn.
The previous Mayavati government had created the post of cabinet secretary in the state in 2007. From now on, Chief Secretary of the state will also be the secretary of cabinet. In another move the state cabinet also decided to rename Manyawar Sri Kanshiram Forest, Environment conversation award scheme in the name of Veer Abdul Hameed award.

(Note: APPSC Group-II Exam (21-07-2012) G.S. Question)

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