CM Jai Ram Thakur Ji presided over the Cabinet Meeting Today

The State Cabinet meeting held here today thanked the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, National BJP Working President J.P. Nadda and  Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur for gracing the function held at Shimla to celebrate the completion of two years tenure of the present State Government. The Cabinet also thanked the people of the State for their wholehearted support and cooperation with the State Government.

Female candidates exempted from paying the entrance exam fee.

The Cabinet decided to exempt the female candidates appearing in competitive examinations being held by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Shimla and Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur from paying entry examination fee.

SDRF to be Constituted:

Keeping in view the vulnerability of the State to multiple natural and man induced hazards, the Cabinet decided to constitute State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) consisting of three companies. This would facilitate the State Government to pre-position its resources and mobilize them within shortest possible time in case of natural calamities. In addition to this SDRF can also be utilized for organising events like Manimahesh Yatra, Shrikhand Yatra, Kinnar Kailash Yatra and other events where preventive measures are required.

Free textbooks to 9th and 10th students in government schools:

It also gave its consent to provide free textbooks to all the students of 9th and 10th standards of general category studying government schools.

Financial assistance increased under various schemes:

The Cabinet gave its consent to enhance the financial assistance being given to the eligible families under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna –Gramin and Mukhya Awas Yojna by Rs. 20,000. Now the beneficiaries will be getting Rs. 1.50 lakh instead of Rs. 1.30 lakh.  Similarly, it also decided to increase the amount under Mukhya Mantri Awas Mumramt Yojna from existing Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35000.

   Posts to be filled in various departments:

   The Cabinet gave its nod to fill up 10 posts of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services through direct recruitment from Himachal Pradesh Public Services Commission in Personnel Department.  The Cabinet gave its approval to fill up 174 posts of different categories in Police Department for smooth functioning of the department.

It decided to create and fill up seven posts of different categories  for Tertiary Cancer Care Centre in the department of Radiotherapy at Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College Ner Chowk in Mandi district.

          The Cabinet decided to fill up one of post of Radiation Safety Officer and two posts of Medical physicist in IGMC, Shimla through direct recruitment.

It also decided to open Health Sub Centres in village Baila tehsil Chachiot, village Bhayarta, tehsil Balh and village Masogal, Sub Tehsil Pangana in Mandi district and create and fill up three posts of female health workers and three posts of male health workers to man these health institutions.

          The Cabinet approved up-gradation of  Community Health Centre Nagwain in Mandi district to 50 bedded Civil Hospital along with creation and filling up of 19 posts of different categories to manage this civil hospital.

To ensure smooth functioning of the Excise and Taxation Department and provide adequate staff for e-way bills verification, recovery of registration verification and distillery duties and excise duty and other related works, the Cabinet decided to fill up 50 posts of Excise and Taxation Inspectors in the department through direct recruitment.

25 posts of JOA in DC office Shimla

          It decided to fill up 25 posts Junior Office Assistant (IT) in the Deputy Commissioner office Shimla on a contract basis.

In order to promote safe and secure adventure sports and to make aero sports activities more safe and professional, the State Cabinet gave its approval to Himachal Pradesh Aero Sports Rules, 2019. This would cover various activities such as paragliding, hand-gliding and paramotor etc.

                It decided to open new police post at Sarali at Chhayod khad under Police Station Arki in Solan district along with creation of 13 posts of different categories to man this Police Station.

                   It also decided to upgrade Health sub-center Lohara, tehsil Balh district Mandi and Health sub-center, Khalini district Shimla to Primary Health Centres.   It also gave its nod to rename Government Primary School Haleen as Government Primary School Alyaun in Primary Education Block Ramshahar, district Solan.The Cabinet gave its approval to fill up five posts of process engineers in Irrigation and Public Health Department on a contract basis through direct recruitment.

District tourism Development office for Chamba:
                   The Cabinet decided to open new district Tourism Development Office at Chamba and ADTO in three districts alongwith creation and filling up of 23 posts of various categories in Tourism Department.

It decided to upgrade veterinary dispensaries Sajao  Piplu in Dharampur area, Bagsiad of Seraj area, Gumma in Jogindernagar area of Mandi district and Bhalta Machchher and Nainatikkar in Pachhad of Sirmaur district to veterinary hospitals along-with creation and filling up of 21 posts of different categories to man these hospitals.

              The Cabinet decided to open the Health sub-center at Gram Panchayat Mani in district Mandi along with the creation of two posts.

              The Cabinet also lauded the services of Chief Secretary Dr. Shrikant Baldi provided to the State during his illustrious career of over 34 years. Dr. Baldi served the State in various positions of the State Government is retiring on 31st of this month as Chief Secretary.