HP cabinet decides with heart and mind
A series of empathetic decisions were rolled out by the HP cabinet. The meeting was presided over by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and was held in Shimla today. In it, the cabinet decided to simplify the policy for providing employment on compassionate ground to the dependents of government servants who die while in service to benefit the maximum employees of the State Government.
According to policy, now age limit condition of employee up to 50 years has been abolished and the retirement age of the deceased employee will be the age limit to consider the eligibility for compassionate appointment and income criterion has been enhanced to Rs. two lakh per annum per family.
The Cabinet gave its nod to provide 16-11 bigha land of Industries Department at Mauza Kheri in Tehsil Nahan, district Sirmaur to Director General, ESIC for setting up of 100 bedded ESI Hospital for 95 years on lease at the rate of Rs. one per acre.
It gave its approval to make certain amendments in Hydro Power Policy of the State to make it more attractive for the small power producers of less than five MW.
As the mark of respect to the martyr Tilak Raj of Kangra district martyred in Pulwama terrorist attack on 14th February 2019, the Cabinet decided to provide employment as Clerk to Smt. Savitri Devi wife of the martyr in the office of Deputy Commissioner, Kangra.
The Cabinet gave its approval to create four patwar circles in the State. These will be at Tikkar in Deha Sub Tehsil of Shimla district, at Bataran in Nadaun of Hamirpur district, at Gudah in Thunag tehsil and at Khoorahal in Dehar Sub Tehsil of Mandi district along with creation and filling up of four posts of patwari to man these patwar circles.
It gave its nod to merge technical staff of H.P. State Education Society formed under District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) in HPPWD and IPH on the contract basis.
It decided to open Tehsil Welfare Office at Nankhari in Shimla district alongwith creation and filling up of requisite posts to manage this office.
The Cabinet put its seal to increase bed capacity of Government Ayurvedic Hospital, Rampur in district Shimla from 10 beds to 20 beds.
Nod was also given to increase bed capacity of Government Ayurvedic Hospital, Jogindernagar in district Mandi from 10 beds to 30 beds.
The Cabinet approved the opening of regular veterinary dispensaries at village Sharati in Gram Panchayat Kholanal and at village Bakahari in Gram Panchayat Kao in Mandi district and at village Makdauli in Gram Panchayat Makdauli and at village Handal in Gram Panchayat Kohalapur in district Kangra along with creation and filling up of requisite posts to manage these dispensaries.
It also accorded its consent to upgrade veterinary dispensary, Thauna in tehsil Sarkaghat of Mandi district to veterinary hospital alongwith creation of requisite staff.
It also gave its approval to upgrade veterinary hospital Kotla Behar in district Kangra to veterinary polyclinic alongwith creation and filling up of requisite staff.
It also gave its consent to open an office of Police Sub Division (SDPO) at Banjar in Kullu district along with creation and filling up of six posts. It decided to open new polytechnic in Jaswan Pragpur Assembly constituency in Kangra district alongwith creation and filling up of 80 posts of different categories.
The Cabinet gave its consent to upgrade 50 bedded Civil Hospital, Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra district to 100 bedded hospital alongwith creation of 16 posts of different categories.
It gave its nod to provide one additional chance of typing test to the candidates of Class IV employees who passed the written Test conducted under Limited Direct Recruitment for the post of Clerks.
The Cabinet decided to enhance the authorized share capital of Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited from Rs. 300 crore to Rs. 350 crore. The Cabinet gave its consent to increase the wages of Panchayat Chowkidhar from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 4500 per month from 1st April 2019.
It gave its approval to accord District level Fair status to Seraj Deep Utsav Thunag in Mandi district. It also decided to open Fire posts at Bhawanagar and Sangla in Kinnaur district alongwith creation and filling up of 12 posts of various categories to manage these fire posts.
The Cabinet put its seal to create additional 15 posts of different categories for Police Station Bhawarna in Kangra district for the smooth functioning of the Station.
It gave its approval to start science classes in Government Senior Secondary Schools, Galanaghat and Jadol-Taproli in Sirmaur district and Ghoond in Shimla district alongwith creation and filling up of requisite posts.