Panchayat Secretary to get 5200-20,200 + 2400 grade-pay payscale

05 Feb 2018
Panchayat Secretary to get 5200-20,200 + 2400 grade-pay payscale

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that removing the historic injustice with panchayat secretaries, pay scale of Rs 5200-20,200+ 2400 grade-pay will be given to panchayat secretaries who have completed 10-year service on April 1, 2018. Calling the Panchayat Secretaries the foundation of rural Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister said that they will now be paid Rs 10,000 from the date of appointment. After two years they will be given 5200-20,200+ 1900 grade-pay. CM Chouhan was addressing a Panchayat Secretaries meet at CM House on February 5.

The Chief Minister said that women serving as Panchayat Secretaries will be given 180 days maternity leaves. Their secretary husbands will get a 15-day paternity leave. He said that it is the government’s duty to honour the panchayat secretaries. Secretaries are an important part of the government. On compassionate appointments for panchayat secretaries, he said that henceforth the eligibility for compassionate appointments will be from April 1, 2018. They will get a 15-day medical leave in case of illness. He said that the picture of rural Madhya Pradesh will be transformed with the help of panchayat secretaries. All those facilities available in cities will now be available in villages too.

The Chief Minister said that the good performance of Madhya Pradesh in the rural development schemes is due to the hard work of secretaries. He mentioned how about a decade ago the condition of roads, drinking water arrangements, housing facilities and interior roads in the villages were in bad shapes. Today a new phase of rural development is visible in Madhya Pradesh. Panchayat secretaries used to get Rs 500 at the time when the government was formed. The amount was hiked to Rs 1200 in the year 2008 and in 2008 the panchayat secretaries started getting a regular pay scale. He said that the panchayat secretaries have always been supported by the government.

CM Chouhan said that the government is working for the welfare of the poor. The poor and needy are being made landowners. Madhya Pradesh tops in the number of houses constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana in the country. Assistance will be given through Mukhya Mantri Antyodaya Awas Yojana in case of a dearth of funds during construction of rural houses.

Lauding the panchayat secretaries and the Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated them. He said that the rural development schemes will be implemented more effectively with the support of everybody. Madhya Pradesh is in the second position in the country in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Rs 3500 crore in MNREGA and Rs 8000 has been spent on Panch Parmeshwar Yojana. He said that with the support of the panchayat secretaries, the state is moving ahead in the direction of realizing its dream of all-round development. The picture of rural Madhya Pradesh is changing very fast. He urged the panchayat secretaries to serve people and extend support in creating new records in the development of rural Madhya Pradesh.

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava said that the processes and systems based on information technology have brought transparency in the rural development schemes. He said that it is the moral responsibility of the panchayat secretaries to fulfil their duties along with their rights. Shri Bhargav said that Madhya Pradesh will continue to progress in future. More efforts have to be put to ensure this.

Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Secretary Association President Shri Dinesh Sharma, Shri Balmukund Patidar, Azad Panchayat Secretary Employees Association President Shri Hakam Singh thanked the Chief Minister on behalf of the panchayat secretaries and felicitated him.

A portrait of Mahakal was gifted to CM Chouhan by the secretaries’ organizations. Director Panchayat Shri Shamimuddin proposed the vote of thanks. Rajya Karamchari Sangh President Shri Ramesh Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Iqbal Singh Bais, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal and a large number of secretaries were present on the occasion.