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Punjab Cabinet decisions : Emoluments enhancement approved for service providers, Vet Pharmacists & Safai Sewaks to get benefits

Chandigarh, March 6: In a bid to provide better animal health services to livestock farmers, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday decided to enhance the emoluments of service providers (Veterinary Pharmacists) and Safai Sewaks of the Rural Development Department. 

While the emoluments of service providers have been increased from Rs.8000/- to Rs.9000/- per month, those of Safai Sewaks have gone up from Rs.4000/- to Rs.4500/- per month w.e.f July 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, on the pattern of service providers (Health Pharmacists and Safai Sewaks). 

Notably, the Animal Husbandry department contributes about 13% of GDP in economic growth of the Punjab State along with Agriculture sector. The state government has already transferred back 582 Civil Veterinary Hospitals to the Animal Husbandry Department, including 582 sanctioned posts of Rural Veterinary Officers from Rural Development & Panchayat Department, to provide efficient animal health services.