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Rajasthan cabinet lifts ban on transport of ‘Nagori’ calves

JAIPUR: The state Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to lift the ban on export of ‘Nagori’ male calves, which are over two years old.

The government will make the necessary amendment to Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995, to allow the export of these male calves to states where slaughter is banned. The move was proposed by Gulab Chand Kataria-led sub-cabinet committee about three month ago. The ban on the export of the calves up to the age of three had led to huge losses and affected the business of cow breeders. Following this, the state government has proposed to lift the ban for exporting Nagori male calves.

Sharing details of decisions taken by the state cabinet in Tuesday’s meeting, state parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore said, “While the amendment has been cleared by the cabinet, it will be passed in the assembly and then sent for President’s approval.”

Those from Raj jailed during Emergency anywhere in country eligible for pension

In another major decision, the state government will now recognise prisoners of the Emergency period as ‘Democracy protectors’. The cabinet on Tuesday decided to rename the MISA and DIR Prisoners Pension Rules 2008 as Rajasthan Democracy Protectors Felicitation Fund Rules 2008. “The word, ‘prisoners’, seems derogatory. The prisoners of Emergency were those who had fought for democracy and hence, in order to give them the deserving respect, they would henceforth be recognized as democracy protectors,” the minister added.

The cabinet also approved certain relaxations in existing rules so that those from the state who were jailed anywhere in the country during the Emergency will now be eligible for pension.

“Previously, only those jailed in the state were eligible for pension. However, Rajasthanis, who were jailed during the Emergency anywhere in the country, will now be provided pension under the rules. Also, those who were jailed, but whose names were not put on record, will also be considered eligible and can apply for pension along with an affidavit attested by two fellow prisoners and elected representatives,” he said.

Among other decisions, the state government also decided to repeal four laws as they were already incorporated in the basic law. “The cabinet has decided to repeal the Rajasthan Revenue Laws (Extension) Act, 1957; Rajasthan Holding Consolidation Operation Validating Act, 1960; Rajasthan Land Revenue (Amendment and Validation) Act, 1966 and Rajasthan Land Revenue (Amendment and Validation) Act, 1979,” said Rathore.

Source : timesofindia

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Rajasthan cabinet lifts ban on transport of ‘Nagori’ calves


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