The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to fill up 12,528 posts of police constables in the state. The Chief Minister’ Office (CMO) said this in a commentary. In view of the Supreme Court’s recent interim order staying implementation of 2018 law that granted reservation to the Maratha community in education and jobs, the state cabinet directed the home branch to take steps regarding the recruitment process in consultation with the law and judiciary branch, it said.
In 2019, a complete of 5,297 posts for police constable were created, while in 2020, 6726 posts were created.
In a similar way, for the newly-created Mira Bhayandar and Vasai- Virar police commissionerates, 505 of the 975 posts are to be filled in the first phase, the commentary said.
“All of the 12,528 posts will be filled,” it said.
The cabinet also gave its go-ahead to the extension of the Balasaheb Thackeray Street Accident Insurance Scheme in the state.
For this, funds would be given to the State Health Warranty Society. Insurance companies will be selected through due procedure. Beneficiaries would be sufferers of Road accidents regardless of the region, the commentary said.
An accident victim will be given medical aid and financial assistance all the way through the ‘golden hour’.
Golden hour refers back to the first hour after a traumatic injury when emergency remedy is very an important.
On the state highways and rural areas, 13,000 people are killed annually in Road accidents, while 40,000 people are injured, the commentary said.
“Whether these people got medical aid quickly, their lives could have been saved,” it added.
Under this insurance scheme, the victim will be treated at a nearest hospital for the first 72 hours.
Medical expenses of Rs 30,000 will be free of cost for 74 kinds of medical remedy.
Accidents taking place in industrial units, day by day work or at residence don’t seem to be liable for benefit under this scheme, the commentary elucidated.