HP Cabinet Meeting Decisions

HP Govt. cabinet decisions 2016: More than 600 posts approved in various departments

 Amendments approved in Himachal Pradesh Lokayukta (Conditions of Service) Rules-2016 and the H.P. Panchayati Raj (Finance, Audit, Works, Taxation and Allowances) Rules-2002, Four Small hydropower projects cancelled

SHIMLA- Himachal Pradesh Govt’s Cabinet meeting was held on October 5, 2016, in which various decisions were taken. Cabinet decided to amend the ‘Land Record Manual’ by creating one Kanungo circle over every six Patwar circles leading to creation of 154 posts of Kanungos in the State. To strengthen the ‘Revenue Records Rooms’ 148 posts of various categories has been sanctioned.

Now, cabinet decided that in lieu of allowing sell/ transfer of equity share above 26 percent to 49 percent of projects up to 2- MW capacity from Himachali promoters to Non Himachali and to sell/transfer equity shares above 49 percent to 51 percent of projects above two MW to five MW capacity from Himachali to Non Himachali, a fee at a rate of Rs. 25000 per MW will be charged at the time of signing Tripartite Agreement for transfer of project and the same is to be incorporated in Hydro Power Policy 2006.

The Cabinet also cancelled four Small Hydro Electric Projects namely Seri Nala (2.50 MW) in District Shimla, Malin-II (0.50 MW) in District Kangra, Tikar (1.00 MW) and Kandi (0.90 MW) both in District Mandi recommended by Himurja for failing to adhere to the guidelines as agreed upon.

Approval to creation/filling of 600 posts

Cabinet Approved creation/filling of 175 posts of various categories in the Health Society on contract basis through National Health Mission, 57 posts in State Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substance Crime Control Unit (SNCC) will create/fill 57 posts and its field units for prevention and effective law enforcement response to combat drug trafficking and drug abuse in the State, 21 posts of teaching faculty in Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College Kangra at Nagrota Bagwan, 12 vacant posts of Steno Typists on contract basis in Forest Department, and 6 vacant posts of Steno Typists on contract basis in Animal Husbandry Department.

Approval was given to fill up five vacant posts of various categories in the Institute for Children with Special Abilities in Social Justice and Empowerment Department.

It also approved creation of two posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) for Baddi- Barotiwala-Nalagarh Development Authority.

Creation of two posts of Sub-Editors Class-II (Non Gazetted) on contract basis in the Information and Public Relations Department was approved.

Two posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) and 2 posts of Statistical Assistants in Department of Animal Husbandry will be filled.

One post of Superintendent Grade-II and Instructor IT Lab in newly opened ITI Mashobra, District Shimla in the Department of Technical Education will also be filled.

A decision was taken to filling up of two vacant posts of Scientific Assistant, one each in (Physics Ballistics Division) at Forensic Science, Junga and in (Chemistry/Toxicology division) at RFSL, Dharamshala through direct recruitment on contract basis.

Post of the Senior Assistant will be upgraded to the post of Superintendent-II in the Home/Vigilance Department.

To strengthen Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering Institute Manali, 21 posts of various categories will be filled.

Health Sector

The cabinet gave its nod for up-gradation of Health Sub Centre Kotlu to PHC along-with creation of 3 posts in Thural, Palampur, upgradation of Health Sub Centre, Haban to PHC in Sirmour district and creation of three posts therein, opening of Health Sub Centre at Peharwin and PHC at Mahari Kathla, District Bilaspur along-with creation of 2 posts for HSC Peharwin and 3 posts of PHC Mahari Kathla as per the announcement of the Chief Minister, opening of PHC at Gullarwala along-with creation of 3 posts, and up-gradation of PHC Ramshehar to CHC in Solan District.

A Health Sub centre will be opened at Village Mehli in District Shimla along-with creation of 2 posts.

It also decided to upgrade four posts of faculty in IGMC Shimla in various departments so as to overcome the shortage of senior faculty member in Dr. Y.S. Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan.

The Cabinet issued directions to the Health Department to explore the possibility of opening Trauma Centre at Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital Shimla.

Read Other Important Decisions

The cabinet approved exemption from entertainment duty to New Cinema Houses for a period of five years. At present 10 percent of entertainment duty is levied on all type of entertainments. The exemption will boost opening new cinema houses.

It approved revision of Monetary Benefits to Gallantry Award Winners. The lump-sum grant to the recipients of Paramvir Chakra and Ashok Chakra has been enhanced from Rs. 25 lakh to Rs.30 lakh and annuity from Rs. 1.25 lakh to Rs. 3.00 lakhs.

Similarly lump-sum grant to the recipient of Mahavir Chakra was enhanced from Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh and annuity from rupees one lakh to two lakh as per the budget . Enhancement in annuity for other categories of Gallantry Awards winners was also given nod.

The cabinet approved for opening five veterinary dispensaries at Moin in Gram Panchayat Dehra, Haripur in Gram Panchayat Taluna, Kashtha in Ani, Damah in Nither and Soidhar in Dalash, all in district Kullu.

Cabinet approved to lease out the land in favour of SBI Chamba for construction of building of Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) so that training could be provided to rural un-employed youth to make them self-employable.

The Cabinet approved upgradation of Sub Tehsil Ani to Tehsil,  opening of Sub-Division Police Office at Bhavanagar in District Kinnaur along-with post of Deputy Superintendent of Police and supporting staff along with nod to upgrade Police Station Sujanpur with Inspector level.

It also gave approval for inclusion of area of Gram Panchayat of Silh, District Kangra in Police Station Jawalamukhi instead of Police Chowki Majheen under Police Station Khundian, to upgrade veterinary dispensary Majheen and Lagdu in Jawalamukhi and for creation of requisite posts in it, and up-gradation of veterinary dispensary Dadhol and Kapahra in Bilaspur district and creation of necessary posts.

Approved Amendments and Rules

Cabinet gave approval to make amendments in Himachal Pradesh Lokayukta (Conditions of Service) Rules-2016, amendment in the H.P. Panchayati Raj (Finance, Audit, Works, Taxation and Allowances) Rules-2002, and amendments in Skill Up-gradation with Job/Outsourcing Guarantee (SUJOG) Scheme.

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