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Mumbai: Fearing a stringent Code of Conduct coming into force any moment, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been acting quickly, holding a large number of cabinet meetings over the last 25 days. After declaring a Rs. 5,000-crore package for Konkan and a Rs. 7,000-crore package for the Nashik region, and taking a policy decision that cost the state exchequer nearly Rs. 30,000 crore in quick succession, Chavan in the state cabinet yesterday took steps to prevent illegal sale or use of Wakf properties, a demand that was being sought since more than a year.


Trying to undo the damage caused to his party by controversial decisions to redevelop Waqf land held by Muslim religious and charitable trusts for commercial purpose, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan also ordered to appoint a commissioner in every revenue division of the state to survey all Wakf properties.


Further extending its new-found affections for the minorities ahead of the crucial assembly polls, the cabinet approved construction of Hajj House in Nagpur and decided to establish ITI Institutes at 48 places in whole of Maharashtra including Aurangabad, Bhiwandi, Malegaon, Nanded and Washim - all Muslim dominated towns in the state.


Shivaji Memorial plans approved

The cabinet meeting also approved plans submitted by Indian and Thailand architects plans to construct a world class memorial to the great Maratha worrier king Shiv Chatrapati Maharaj. The memorial is to be constructed on an artificial island to be constructed in the Arabian Sea off Marin Lines-Chowpati shore of Mumbai.


The proposed memorial would cost Rs. 300 crore while government has made a provision of Rs. 50 crore in its last budget The Teamone of Mumbai and Benslay Design Studio of Thailand had presented the winning bid for the design concept and plan of the gigantic memorial. It is to be completed within a period of five years.


Medical fraternities not ignored

Medical professors who had threatened to go on an indefinite strike on Monday also got the relief from yesterday's cabinet meeting when the cabinet approved their demand for the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission. The decision would be applicable to all assistant and associate professors, and professors in state medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges and would be implemented with retrospective effect from January 1, 2006.


The decision will benefit around 2,750 professors across the state. The medical teachers salaries are expected to go up by almost 50%. An assistant professor drawing a salary of Rs. 30,000 at present will now get around Rs. 45,000, an associate professors salary will go up from Rs. 35,000 to around Rs. 65,000 and that of professor from Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 90,000.


In another decision, the Cabinet gave its nod to a proposal to construct 70400 small ponds to hold rain water to benefit small and medium farmers. This scheme will be taken up under the employment guaranty scheme. The government has decided to construct more than 3.5 lakh such ponds over the next five years.


In yet another decision to benefit small farmers, the government decided to waive reconstituted loans of farmers under the Central government loan waiver scheme. This will benefit 8 lakh farmers, while the exchequer will be burdened by Rs. 392 crore.






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