Rajasthan govt decides against divesting 2 power plants

Rajasthan govt decides against divesting 2 power plants

The Rajasthan government on Wednesday reversed the previous BJP dispensation”s decision to disinvest the Kali Sindh and Chhabra power plants. A proposal in this regard was passed in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The decision to not divest was taken because of the improvement in operational efficiency and financial condition of the Chhabra and Kalisindh thermal power plants, according to a release. The previous Bharatiya Janata Party government, led by Vasundhara Raje, had decided to disinvest the Chhabra and Kalisindh plants, located in Baran and Jhalawar districts respectively, in order to reduce the losses of power companies.

The cabinet also gave approval to amend the Rajasthan civil services (pension) rules in order to enhance the compensation on the death of polling personnel, the release said.

In case of normal death, the compensation has been increased to Rs 20 lakh from the present 10 lakh, the release said. Read More

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