Patna, May 29 (PTI) Bihar Cabinet today gave its nod to set up a Fisheries College at Kishanganj at a cost of Rs 40.31 crore.Also Read - Bihar Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh Passes Away Due to COVID-19 at Patna Hospital

The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar okayed creation of academic and administrative posts apart from development of infrastructure of the College at a cost of Rs 40.31 crore in 2018-19 financial year, Cabinet Secretariat Department’s Principal Secretary Arun Kumar Singh told reporters here. Also Read - Nripendra Misra, PK Mishra to Continue as PS, Addl PS to PM Modi

It also approved creation of 88 new posts in Transplant and Nephralogy departments of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for starting the kidney transplant facility at the hospital, Singh said. Also Read - Hindi writer and critic Namvar Singh dies after prolonged illness

The cabinet also sanctioned creation of 25 new academic and non academic posts for carrying out Post Graduate course at Patna Dental College and Hospital, he said.

It also took a decision that the faculty of Nursing College of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) would get salary at par with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Principal Secretary said adding that the decision would put an additional annual burden of Rs 45.21 lakh on state’s exchequer.

It also sanctioned creation of 64 academic posts and 51 non teaching posts each for three newly set up government engineering colleges at Bhojpur, Vaishali and Banka, Singh said adding that a total of 192 and 153 posts of teaching and non teaching has been sanctioned.

A total of 20 proposals of different departments were discussed and given clearance at today’s cabinet meeting.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.