A virtual meeting of the Council of Ministers was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the residence office Samatva Bhawan. The Cabinet approved “Mukhya Mantri Ladli Bahna Yojana-2023” for the all-round development of women in the state, economic independence, maintaining continuous improvement in health and nutrition level and strengthening the decision-making role of women in the family. A provision has been kept in the plan to give approval within the time limit.
Married women of the state between the age of 23 to 60 years will be eligible for the benefits of the scheme. An amount of Rs. 1000 per month will be deposited directly into the Aadhaar linked bank account of every eligible woman during her eligibility period. If a woman below the age of 60 years of a family is receiving less than Rs. 1000 per month under the Social Security Pension Scheme, then a provision has been made in the scheme to supplement the amount up to Rs. 1000 by giving that amount to that woman.
All applications in the scheme will be received online free of cost. Apart from this, if the beneficiary herself gives the “form of information required for the application”, then arrangements have been made to enter the same on the online portal.
In the financial year 2023-24, under the scheme, the amount will be deposited in the account of about one crore women beneficiaries at the rate of Rs. 1000 per month.
Facilitation of Establishment and Operation of Madhya Pradesh Industries Act, 2023
The Cabinet decided to replace the Madhya Pradesh Industries Facilitation of Establishment and Operation Ordinance, 2023 with the Madhya Pradesh Industries Facilitation of Establishment and Operation Act, 2023.
The application for the investment intent proposal by the industrial undertaking or industrial unit will be made to the nodal agency in the prescribed format through the online portal. Acknowledgment of the investment intent proposal received by the nodal agency will be issued in the prescribed format. MP Industrial Development Corporation Limited Bhopal has been nominated as the nodal agency, which will issue the acknowledgment certificate. The specified service, permission, acknowledgment certificate received by the industrial undertaking or industrial unit in connection with the establishment of industry in the notified areas will remain valid for 3 years from the date of receipt or till the commencement of business activity operations of the industrial undertaking or industrial unit, whichever is earlier. Necessary permissions, consents will be obtained within 6 months of the expiry of the said period. During the validity period of the issued acknowledgment certificate, no competent authority will be able to inspect the permissions mentioned in the Act. The Act will have provisions for the State to select notified areas where the Act will be implemented. On the application of the unit before the commencement of the unit, permission and consent can be given by the concerned department or agency if necessary after inspection. The state government will be able to constitute the state level empowered committee through notification. The committee will coordinate with the competent authority and industrial undertakings to find an amicable solution to the dispute.
Gwalior Trade Fair Authority Amendment Bill-2023
In various acts enacted by the Central and State Government, action is taken by the competent authorities of the concerned department. There is a need to decriminalize the provisions of these Acts. Action is being taken by many departments of the state government to decriminalize the acts and rules administered by them. In the same sequence, the Council of Ministers approved the amendment of the provision mentioned at the end of Section 12 of the Act “Gwalior Trade Fair Authority Act-1996” administered by the Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, to be replaced by Gwalior Trade Fair Authority (Amendment) Bill 2023. The Cabinet has authorised the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department to take all the steps to get the bill passed in the Legislative Assembly.