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Odisha Cabinet approves 18 proposals to set up new industries

Bhubaneswar,November 2 : The Odisha Cabinet today approved 18 proposals to form a land bank to set up new industries in the state.

The meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here, approved a proposal of the Industries department to constitute a land bank for industries.

The cabinet also approved two proposals of the Health and Family Welfare department to ensure transparent recruitment and promotion rules for two cadres of staff by effecting some changes in the Vital Statistics Clerk Service Method of 

Recruitment Conditions Service Rules, 2015 and the Odisha Ministerial Services for Drugs Controller, the chief secretary said.

He also said the Cabinet also approved new pension schemes of the Finance department under the Odisha Civil Services Pension Rules as well as the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare department for construction of 2601 godowns in the state which will solve the problem of storage of paddy the department has procured from the farmers.

The new pension scheme will be applicable to those who have been appointed as contract employees in which these employees would pay 10 percent of their salary amount while the government will pay 10 percent.

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