By TC News Desk
Agartala: September 30. The state government has launched a new scheme named “Chief Minister Social Assistance Scheme” which has been approved in the state cabinet meeting today in view of those deprived of social allowances in the state said Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha.
He informed about these decisions taken in the cabinet while inaugurating the state-wide program of ‘Chief Minister Cancer and Non-Communicable Disease Detection and Public Awareness Campaign’ organized by National Health Mission at Rabindra Bhawan today.
The Chief Minister also announced several other decisions taken by the Cabinet.These include recruitment of 6,065 special executive posts under the Home Department, recruitment of 3,108 teachers from TET qualified candidates, 15 per cent increase in salaries of Anganwadi workers, helpers and Asha workers working in the state.
The Chief Minister said on the occasion that there are many poor people in the state who have not come under the social allowance scheme of paying Rs 2,000.
“Considering them, the state government has decided to launch a new scheme called ‘Chief Minister’s Social Assistance Scheme’. 30 thousand new beneficiaries have been brought under this scheme who will henceforth get a monthly allowance of Rs 2,000” said CM.
The chief minister said that about 30 percent of cancer patients are affected by oral cavity cancer. Therefore, emphasis should be placed on increasing awareness in this regard. For this reason, the health department should take initiatives to organize more awareness programs. The Chief Minister urged the health workers including doctors to work in a mission mode to make the cancer and non-communicable diseases detection and public awareness campaign 100 percent successful.