A Cabinet Meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pu Lal Thanhawla, at Chief Minister's Office Cabinet Room yesterday decided to hike the price of petrol and diesel by Rs. 0.50 paisa per litre, and approved 'The Mizoram Energy Conservation Fund Rules, 2010", "Amendment of Mizoram Air & Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Rules and decided to raise duty allowance of Mizoram Home Guard Volunteers.

The Cabinet Meeting also gave nod to a one-time relaxation for one year in the recruitment rules for selection of Science, Mathematics and English subject teachers and also decided to relocate Sainik School and its related matters from the Home Department to the School Education Department.

The Cabinet meeting also approved in principle the Sixth Pay Commission Report, and agreed to implement  it at the earliest, after making necessary revisions as per the suggestions of the Employees' Federation. The Cabinet also approved in principle to implement the "Scheme of Revision of Pay of Teachers and Equivalent Cadres in Universities & Colleges on the Recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission", and re-arrangement of various posts among different Departments in the Secretariat.

A decision on proposed NLUP Grant-in-aid Rules, 2010 (Grant-in-aid to Executing Agencies and Individual from  NLUP Board and Grant-in-aid to NLUP Board from the Government) has been postponed for reconsideration in future meetings.


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