After withdrawing its accounts from six personal banks after the brand new authorities got here to energy, the state cupboard on Wednesday allowed the empanelment of 15 district cooperative central banks (DCCB), two regional rural banks (RRB) and IDBI for presidency funding and wage accounts.
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities, comprising the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, had scrapped its agreements with six personal banks in March. The earlier authorities’s determination to rope in sure personal banks had led to allegations of favouritism.
The MVA authorities printed the record of nationalised banks with which agreements had been made for wage and pension accounts, and funding. The state cupboard on Wednesday determined to incorporate the DCCBs, RRBs, and IDBI within the record of banks via which it might be conducting transactions.
The cooperative banks are the spine of the agricultural financial system, whereas the opposite two banks have state and central authorities stakes, the assertion by the federal government talked about.
“The finance department enters into a contract with these banks with conditions related to the interest rates and service charges on salary and pension. We had already finalised contracts with nationalised banks in March this year. There will be fresh contracts with these banks added on Wednesday,” stated an official from the finance division.
The state cupboard additionally determined to revise its lease lease levied for 490 sqm allotted to the meals court docket at Juhu Chowpatty in line with a Supreme Court order. Of the 80 stalls at Juhu Chowpatty, 38 are on state authorities land, whereas 42 are on 794 sqm owned by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).
AAI had decreased the lease as per the court docket order. The state authorities has now introduced it down at par, a transfer that’s anticipated to result in income discount by ₹6.39 crore.
The state cupboard has additionally determined to maintain the speed of Shiv Bhojan thali at ₹5 for 3 extra months until September. The fee was decreased on March 30, within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Additionally, the cupboard gave its approval for the conversion of extreme milk into skimmed milk powder to keep away from losses to dairy farmers. The demand for milk has decreased by 17 lakh litre a day, owing to the Covid-19 lockdown introduced in March.
Cabinet to amend MRTP Act for further time to work on DP
The Maharashtra cupboard on Wednesday permitted a proposal to amend the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act, to hunt further time misplaced through the lockdown for the completion of procedures associated to growth plans (DP), excluded elements (EPs) and regional plans.
Section 148-A of the MRTP Act provides powers to municipal companies to increase the deadline for the method in case of a lapse of time due to the code of conduct or court docket orders.
“This will help in the extension of the deadline of the EP for Mumbai and Shirdi, and DP of Aurangabad, Beed, and Nanded,” stated an official from the city growth division.
The official, nevertheless, clarified that the interval of the lockdown is but to be determined because it nonetheless has not ended.
‘Give extension to all development boards’
Congress leaders Ashok Chavan and Nitin Raut demanded that extension be given to the Vidarbha Development Board, Marathwada Development Board and Development Board for the Rest of Maharashtra on an pressing foundation.
While the five-year extension to those boards, meant for equal distribution of growth funds to all areas, ended on April 30, the extension proposal has been placed on maintain because the MVA authorities desires to nominate representatives from three events. The authorities can also be contemplating separate boards for north Maharashtra and Konkan areas. It can also be planning so as to add the phrase ‘statutory’ of their names because it was dropped by the earlier Fadnavis authorities.
Congress ministers stated that the choice needs to be taken on the earliest as sentiments of the individuals from Vidarbha and Marathwada are linked with the boards.