Major decisions were taken at the first Cabinet Meeting in Andhra Pradesh today. Hike in the salary of several categories of workers, 27% Interim Relief to the Govt. employees and implementation of Cash Assistance Scheme for Farmers were some of the major decisions taken by the new cabinet today at Amaravathy. The six hour-long Cabinet meeting was presided over by A. P. Chief Minister Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
The cabinet decided to increase the salary of community health workers under the Tribal Welfare Department from current Rs. 400 to Rs. 4,000 a month. The move is expected to benefit 7,265 health workers in the Integrated Tribal Development Authority (ITDA) as per ITDA Officials.
The Monthly Social Security Pension for aged and other beneficiaries was also enhanced from Rs. 2000/- to Rs.2,250/- The Cabinet also decided to constitute a committee to decide on the proposal to merge the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) with the State Government.