Himachal Cabinet Decision

Himachal Cabinet Decision

  • Qualification relaxed for direct recruitment of class IV posts of visually impaired.
  • Cabinet approves SCHIS Scheme 
  • HPSEBL to purchase power from Himachali’s  in hydel projects upto 100 KW
  • SPV for Shimla Smart City formed
  • Grant-in-Aid for Tailoring Teachers enhanced 
  • Staff Nurses & Para-Medical Staff of RKS to be regularized after 3 years service

SHIMLA: The cabinet decided to relax educational and other qualification for direct recruitment on class-IV posts and services against direct recruitment quota posts in favour of visually impaired persons who have crossed age of 35 years. It also gave relaxation in other qualification prescribed for direct recruits for the post of Junior Office Assistant (IT) i.e. diploma in computer science in favour of visual impaired. The selected visually impaired persons after appointment may not be insisted up on to complete the diploma as required in the light of recruitment rules and may be imparted basic computer training by the concerned departments.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presided over the meeting.

It also approved Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS) with an objective to provide easy access to curative geriatric health care services by way of additional insurance cover for utilization by senior citizens aged 60 and above and enrolled under Rashtriya Swasthay Bima Yojna only. The scheme shall provide an additional coverage of Rs. 30,000 per senior citizen per year in the eligible RSBY beneficiary family. A beneficiary under SCHIS will be able to get cashless treatment in any of RSBY empanelled hospitals. At present there are 1,30,587 senior citizens enrolled under RSBY in the State.

The Cabinet in its meeting held here today approved that the Staff nurses and other para-medical staff appointed under Rogi Kalyan Samitis (RKS) through Staff Selection Hamirpur, after following the proper procedure of recruitment as per R&P Rules would be considered for regularization after 3 years service, at par with the other contractual employees of the state.

To benefit the Himachali’s and to meet the power requirements of remote areas investing in Micro-hydel projects upto 100 KW, the Cabinet decided that the HPSEBL will buy the power from the projects up-to 100 KW capacity and the royalty rates for these projects will be 2 percent for first 12 years, 12 percent from 13 to 30 years and 18 percent from 31 to 40.

As a big relief measure to the power producers, the Cabinet gave its nod to reduce the Capacity Addition Charges from Rs. 20 lakh per MW to Rs. One lakh per MW or the upfront premium quoted whichever is higher, for those projects whose installed capacity after capacity enhancement is more than 5 MW. This provision will be applicable only to those projects where revised capacity agreements for enhancement of capacity have not been signed and for all projects which will have capacity enhancement after the notification of this provision.  The above provision shall not be applicable to the projects where revised capacity agreements have already been approved and signed. 

Cabinet gave its nod for setting up of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the implementation of the Smart City Mission at Shimla. Shimla smart city will have a robust advisory mechanism in shape of city advisory forum comprising of all stakeholders for rendering support to SPV at all stages of planning and implementation.

It also approved to increase the remuneration of Special Police Officers (SPOs)  from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 6000 per month from prospective effect to fulfill the announcement of the Chief Minister as they render vital support to state police and security forces deployed in difficult and remote areas of district Chamba and Lahaul bordering Jammu and Kashmir. The services of 518 SPOs have been approved in above districts by Government of India.

Other Important Decisions

  • The cabinet decided to extend the period of acquiring minimum education qualification for PTAs as per R&P Rules from 2 years to 5 years i.e. till 16 August, 2021 and to provide 10 day medical and 10 days casual leave instead of 8 days to the PTA (GIA)
  • Cabinet approved to give regular scale of the respective post of 97 left out Para Teachers at par with their predecessors.
  • It was decided in the cabinet to give 10 days medical leave to Primary Assistant Teachers (PAT) and 10 days casual leave in a calendar year besides framing one time transfer of PATs against vacancy on the request of individual.
  • The cabinet also decided to provide an honorarium of Rs. 1500 per month to cooks cum helpers engaged under Mid Day Meal Scheme. Besides, it also enhanced Grant-in-Aid to tailoring teachers to Rs. 6300.
  • The Cabinet in its meeting held last month approved the procurement price of apple to Rs. 6.75 per kilogram under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) proposes to enhance the same to Rs. 7.00 per Kg to provide remunerative prices to the farmers.
  • Cabinet also approved opening of Sub-Divisional Office (c) at Dheera in Kangra district and Sub-Treasury Office at Ner Chowk in Mandi district.
  • It was decided by the Cabinet to hire manpower on outsource basis for Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College, Mandi and Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College, Chamba. Besides, a decision was taken to provide one seat in medical college at Nahan and two seats in Chamba Medical college be filled up from Tibetan refugees on the basis of NEET-UG Merit, subject to the availability of the eligible candidates.
  • The cabinet gave its approval for Sub-Tehsil at Panjhera in district Solan and new Patwar Circle in Badhawani in Shimla rural, Mahasu and Bagahar in Kotkhai in district Shimla,  at Pangi in Kalpa in district Kinnaur and Parwada, Dharot (Chachiot), Bara-gaon (Padhar), Karla (Nihri) in Mandi and Barog (Solan), Ghadsi (sub-tehsil Krishangarh) and Shehrol (Arki) in district Solan.
  • It gave approval for opening of Sub-Tehsil at Lagdu in Kangra district, Sub-Tehsil at Jangla in Shimla district,  Sub-Tehsil at Saraswatinagar in Shimla district and up-gradation of Sub-Tehsil of Ramshehar to Tehsil in Solan district to fulfill the announcement of the Chief Minister.
  • The cabinet gave its approval for opening of Sub-Employment Exchange at Padhar, in district Mandi along-with staff as recently announced.
  • Cabinet approved the setting up of Himachal Pradesh Central Inspection System (HPCIS) for ease of doing business covering department of Labour and Employment, Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Industries Department etc. for more effective planning of inspections.
  • As per the representation of the Panchayats the Cabinet approved transfer of area of jurisdiction of  Gram Panchayat Khatnol (Shimla) under Police Station Sunni, Gram Panchayat Changer-Handola in Mehatpur under police station Una  and Gram Panchayat Santoshgarh under Sadar Police Station Sadar, in Una.
  • Cabinet gave its approval for opening of Fire post at Banalgi (Kuthar) in District Solan by creating 7 technical posts and Fire Post at Dada Siba and at Dehra in Kangra District by creating 7 technical posts as per prevailing pattern.
  • It also decided to renew MoU for telemedicine project in tribal areas of the State.
  • It also decided to up-grade government High School Rehan (girls) to Senior Secondary School in Kangra as per announcement of the Chief Minister.
  • The Cabinet decided to declare Maa Nagarkoti Fair Narag, Ram Navami Fair Nainatikkar, Gugga Navami Fair Pabiana (Dhawag) of district Sirmaur and Mata Durga Gaada Gushaini Fair in Mandi as district level fairs.

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