Jharkhand Cabinet Welcomes New Industrial Policy with Focus on 20 Key Sectors Including Automotive, Automotive Components and Electric Vehicles, Auto News, ET Auto

New Delhi: The state cabinet on Tuesday gave the green light to the New Jharkhand Industrial and Investment Policy (JIPP) 2021. The new policy will replace the current Jharkhand Industrial Policy of 2016, which was adopted during the tenure of former chief minister Raghubar Das.

“The JIPP will be in effect for five years. Through this policy, the government aims to secure investments worth INR 1 lakh crore in the state and provide jobs for 5 lakh people, ”Cabinet Secretary Vandana Dadel said.

As reported by TOI in March this year, JIPP aims to focus on 20 sector-specific industries, eight of which have been identified as high priority sectors. These include apparel, automotive, automotive components and electric vehicles, food processing and meat processing, pharmaceuticals and electronic systems and design manufacturing (ESDM).

Start-ups and incubation centers, healthcare, education, logistics and warehousing, tourism, IT and IT services, breweries and distilleries, renewable energies and light and medium engineering as priority sectors. The policy also promises capital grants between 5% and 25% on new projects and investments.

In another decision, the ministerial council approved a proposal from the State Department of Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare that aims to provide a one-time financial disbursement to all outsourced employees who have worked in Covid-19 services, Covid-19 control rooms, offices and warehouses during the pandemic. Previously, doctors, nurses, paramedics and contract workers in the health service had received one-off fees. “The one-time disbursement will be equivalent to their monthly fees,” Dadel added.

The cabinet also approved another proposal from the Ministry of Health that will allow public hospitals, medical schools and health facilities to appoint doctors, senior residents, nurses, ANMS and undergraduate nurses on the job. a short-term six-month contract.

Appointments will be made to alleviate labor shortages in hospital Covid-19 departments ahead of another possible rise in infections as predicted by health experts. Doctors will be paid Rs 3,500 for one shift per day while senior residents will be paid INR 2,000 for the same period.

Nurses will be paid between 800 and 1,500 INR per shift, Dadel said. In another decision, the cabinet approved the state higher and technical education department’s proposal to proceed with admissions to state BEd colleges for the 2021-23 academic session via the merit list.

“This is a unique arrangement keeping in mind the Covid-19 scenario, which prohibits the holding of joint entrance exams. Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of their grades in the graduation courses. Those who appear in their final semesters can also apply. Admissions will be made by the Jharkhand Combined Admission Examination Board, ”Dadel added.

The cabinet also gave its approval to the proposal of the State Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports and Youth to launch a Guru-Shishya Parampara program. As part of this program, experts in traditional tribal music and culture will be selected with their students by the government to keep the dying arts of the state alive.

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