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HP Cabinet Decisions May 2018: Govt to fill up 333 posts in HP NHM, relax conditions for full pension, launch 2 schemes

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet meeting, held on today on May 24, 2018, under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, decided to give its approval to relax the condition prospectively for grant of full pension on completion of 33 years of qualifying service to all class-III and class-IV government employees who seek voluntary/premature retirement by modifying the notification issued by Finance Department on November 11, 2014.

Earlier, the State Government vide notification referred above has inserted a provision that the Government employees seeking voluntary/premature retirement in their own interest and have rendered minimum service of 20 years but less than 33 years shall be entitled to pro-rata pension against 33 years. Meaning thereby, such government employees shall be entitled to get a full pension only on completion of 33 years of qualifying service.

It also gave nod to the draft notification of ‘Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojana- 2018.  The scheme, the Government claimed, would promote self-employment opportunities in the State and provide livelihood to local youth by encouraging local entrepreneurship.

 It also decided to launch ‘Himachal Grihni Suvidha Yojna’ for women empowerment and environmental conservation in the State. Under this scheme, the State Government would provide security for LPG connections and Gas Stove to remaining households which were not covered under ‘Ujjawala’ Scheme being run by the Central Government.

Jobs in Various HP Government Departments

The Government would fill up 333 posts of different categories on contract basis in National Health Mission, Himachal Pradesh.  Other than this, it was decided to fill up following posts in various departments:

  • 38 posts of teaching staff to man some of the educational institutions
  • 15 vacant posts of staff nurses in Kamla Nehru Mother and Child State Hospital, Shimla
  • 10 posts of drivers in Agriculture Department on a daily wage basis
  • 7 posts of Welfare Organizers in Sainik Welfare Department on a contract basis
  • 6 posts of Manual Assistant in Weight and Measure Organization of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department on contract basis through direct recruitment
  • 7 vacant posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Scheduled Caste, Other Backwards Classes, Minorities and Specially Abled Empowerment Department through Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur on a contract basis
  • 4 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) on contract basis through direct recruitment in Electrical Inspectorate of MPP and Power Department
  • 5 posts of various categories in Panchayati Raj Department to man the Camp Office at Thunag in Home Constituency of the Chief Minister
  • One post pharmacist each and one post class-IV employee each in Primary Health Centres at Buhar, Marotan, Gahgori, Guru Ka Lahaur, Malyawar and Rishikesh in Bilaspur district and PHC Chakmoh in Hamirpur district

Regarding Education/Schools 

The annual scholarship under ‘Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chhatravriti Yojna’ has been increased from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 12000. It also increased the number of students eligible for this scholarship in Class XI and XII from 2000 to 2500.

The Government has decided to fill up posts to match the need of some school, which were upgraded in the meeting. These institutes include Government Middle School, Jhudowal in Una district that was upgraded to Government High School and Government Middle Schools Piplagaloo, Naun, Janjhar and Burahta in Mandi district which were also upgraded to Government High Schools. It also decided to upgrade Government High School Tarour in Mandi district to Government Senior Secondary School, Government High Schools, Churdi and Sasan in Una district to Senior Secondary Schools.

Regarding HP Panchayati Raj Institutions

The Cabinet gave its approval to increase the honorarium of the following office bearers of Panchayati Raj Institutions in the State:

  • For Chairman Zila Parishad from Rs. 8000 to Rs. 11000
  • For Vice Chairman of Zila Parishad from Rs. 6000 to Rs. 7500
  • For Member Zila Parishad from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 4500
  • For Chairman Panchayat Samiti from 5,000 to Rs. 6500
  • For Vice Chairman, Panchayat Samiti from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 4500
  • For Member Panchayat Samiti from 3000 to Rs. 4000,
  • For Pradhan Gram Panchayat from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 4000
  • For Up Pradhan Gram Panchayat from Rs. 2200 to Rs. 2500

Similarly, meeting allowance of member Gram Panchayat has been enhanced to Rs. 240 per meeting from existing Rs. 225 with maximum two meetings in a month.

Regarding Anganwari Workers/Helpers

The Government has enhanced State share of the honorarium of anganwari workers from Rs. 1450 to Rs. 1750, anganwari helpers from Rs. 600 to Rs.900 and mini anganwari workers from Rs. 750 to Rs. 1050 per month.

With this enhancement, now the anganwari workers will get an honorarium of Rs. 4750, anganwari helpers will get Rs. 2400 and mini anganwari workers will receive an honorarium of Rs. 3300 per month.

Related to Power

The Cabinet while reviewing the departmental working of MPP and Power Department decided to make electricity complaint system more effective, especially the installation of new connections. It also stressed to bring distribution losses on zero basis. It also stressed to form quick action team at the divisional level.

It also emphasized the need for making arrangements of Solar cookers in Mid Day meal programme and anganwari centres.

It stressed the need to solve the problem of low voltage and inventory system should be adopted so that there is no shortage.

The Cabinet also decided to open Health Sub Centre at Gram Panchayat Tharu and upgrade Primary Health Centre Baroh to Community Health Centre in Kangra district alongwith creation and filling up of requisite posts to manage these health institutes.

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HP Govt counts its schemes and initiatives at Niti Aayog meeting, urges release of pending funds

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HP govt's various schemes and initiatives

Shimla: A Central assistance of Rs. 343.12 crore for financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17 under Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna (PMKSY) is still pending. The Water Resources Ministry had given priority to 99 irrigation projects in 2016-17 under PMKSY for funding, however, no single scheme of Himachal was added in this list despite fulfilling all the conditions.

The state government had requested to add Rs. 156.31 crore and Rs. 204.51 crore for Medium Irrigation Projects of Nadaun and Finna Singh for funding under AIBP as they were fulfilling the conditions.

The State Government has been urging for an early release of pending funds under Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna and adding both the irrigation projects under the “99 priority projects list”.

The information was released by the State Government at the meeting of the Niti Aayog held by the Governing Council at New Delhi today.

The State government apprised the Union Government about the progress made under various schemes, programmes, and initiatives. This list included:

  1. Development in the agriculture sector and doubling the farmers’ income by 2022
  2. Electronic National Agriculture Market (e-nam)
  3. Soil Health Cards
  4. MNREGA
  5. Ayushman Bharat
  6. Pradhanmantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission
  7. National Nutrition Mission
  8. Mission Indradhanush
  9. Special Development Needs of Aspirational Districts
  10. GST Act
  11. GeM Portal
  12. Bhim App
  13. Aadhar and Utilisation of various untied funds available at State level

The government further said it would implement nine schemes in the current year for boosting the income of farmers.

The state government has also prepared a proposal for Water Conservation and Management with an estimated cost of Rs. 4751 crore for five districts which were facing water shortage for irrigation.

The government has taken up this matter with the Centre for funding through any external agency.

A target has been fixed to plant 10 lakh new saplings by the year 2022 to boost horticulture.

The state government is implementing Swasthya mei Sahbhagita Yojna, Mukhyamantri Nirog Yojna, Mukhyamantri Ashirwad Yojna and Mukhyamantri Chikitsa Sahayta Kosh schemes.

More than 10 lakh people have been benefitted through National Ambulance Service and the rate of institutional deliveries has increased from 50 to 80 percent.

Fund allocation for National Ambulance Service 108 which is a part of National Health Mission is being provided in the ratio of 20:80 (Centre and State).

The government has urged for funds assistance in the ratio of 90:10 keeping in view the tough geographical conditions of the state.

Chamba, Hamirpur, Solan, Shimla and Una districts were being covered under National Nutrition Mission. The government was yet to fill necessary posts for successful implementation of this programme.

As per the directions of the GOI, the state government will bear the financial burden of posts pertaining to headquarter level amounting to Rs. 21 crore.

District Chamba has been identified under Special Development Needs of Aspirational Districts and the district administration has prepared a three-year Action Plan for integrated development of the district. It has been submitted to the Centre Government.

The State government said the GeM Portal was made functional and financial transactions worth Rs. 15.88 crore has been done so far whereas transactions worth Rs. 658 crore were done through Bhim App during last financial year.

The Direct Benefit Transfers worth Rs. 1067 crore were made under 34 schemes through Aadhar during the previous year, the government added.

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NDPS cases in Himachal tripled in last 10 years, poppy, cannabis cultivators on Govt target

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NDPS cases in Himachal Pradesh in last 10 years

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has turned into a major attraction for foreign tourists. Sadly, far more than its outstanding geography, people and culture, the tourist influx reveals a deadly narcotic nexus. An increasing number of localities are falling prey to this business and addiction.

In Himachal Pradesh, the growing narcotics menace has overwhelmed a large number of youths in Kullu, Manali, Mandi and Shimla. The narcotics trade is assuming a horrific shape in Kullu where large numbers of tourists, mostly Israelis, pour in every year. This has inspired local farmers to clandestinely cultivate illegal poppy or cannabis crops to earn quick bucks.

The number of cases registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in Himachal Pradesh has more than tripled in last decade, the state government confirms. 

A comprehensive destruction campaign against the cultivation of Opium Poppy was launched from 15-4-2018 in all the districts of the State especially in areas where such cultivation is reported.

The drive is being launched through the Panchayats for the destruction of cannabis crop is grown areas by the end of June 2018.

HP Police’s Action Plan

Giving details of the action plan being undertaken during the campaign, the Director General of Police, Sita Ram Mardi, informed that all revenue and forest officials, elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Bodies, and Urban Local Bodies are duty bound under section 47 of ND&PS Act, 1985 to inform police about the illegal cultivation of cannabis and opium-poppy in their respective area of jurisdiction.

They will give the information in writing to concerned SHO and to Superintendent of Police. The forest officials to patrol in their respective jurisdiction and report the illegal cultivation in their beat to the police.

Once illegal cultivation is detected, a joint campaign will be launched to destroy such cultivation by involving all stakeholders, enforcement agencies such as police, NCB, SNCB, CID and departments of Forests, Revenue, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.

These agencies will submit a progress report on poppy, opium and cannabis destruction before August 15, 2018. All SPs will associate Mahila Mandals, Yuvak Mandals and other NGOs while conducting the destruction of opium poppy and cannabis crops.
Agriculture and Horticulture departments in coordination with Rural Development department jointly will submit a proposal to adopt alternative cash crops suitable for areas cultivating opium poppy and cannabis illegally.

Sensitizing School Students

Training module for Nodal training Officers of Education department to sensitize students on drug abuse will be prepared. During PTA and SMC meetings, parents of students will also be sensitized on this issue.

Counselling sessions are also being organized once in a week in educational institutions on drug abuse. It was also emphasized that surprised checking should be carried out randomly in and around the educational institutions to identify such students who indulge in drug abuse. The major objective of such counselling is to reach the supplier of drugs through students.

All shops/dhabas located near educational institutions be kept under strict surveillance and their inspection be carried out time to time and suspicious activities around these institutions will be informed to the police.

Public Relations Department will run a massive awareness programme through different methodologies including street plays on the ill effects of drug abuse. However, street play team of Ist IRBn Bangarh Una has already set into action.

The health department will share publicity material of drug abuse on 104 helplines with Education and Public Relations departments for its further dissemination among the public.

Cannabis/Hemp Legalization Could Help Eradicate Drug Mafia

The State High Court would be convening next hearing in a petition filed regarding scopes of legalising cannabis cultivation after replacing the current species with hemp.

Hemp belongs to the cannabis family but the amount of psychoactive substance found in currently grown cannabis is almost negligible.

The genetically modified hemp will possess only .3 to 1 percent potency as compared to 3 to 4 found in the currently cultivated plant. Apparently, these plants will be of no use to the drug users.

The petition argues that while hemp could revolutionize rural economy due to its enormous scope in the manufacturing of as many as 25, 000 products including fibre and biofuel, it can also help eradicate the role of mafai. 

The villagers who are indulged in illegal cultivation of cannabis for money would get employment, the petition argues. 

In fact, the representatives of Bombay Hemp Company had in October 2017 called on Governor Acharya Devvrat at Rajbhawan and gave a presentation on utilizing Industrial Hemp as a strategic asset devoted to a reformation of agriculture and boosting its role in the economy alongwith uplifting socio-economic standards of local farmers.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel had also asked the State and Centre government to provide its response.

However, the government is not taking any interest in this direction. Meanwhile, common people are still mistaking this legalisation petition as an attempt to legalise cannabis smoking, which is not the case here.

For more information, you can read this previous report published on Himachal Watcher.

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Congress MLA mocks at CM Jairam for online foundation stone laying of Hamirpur Medical College

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Hamirpur Medical Collage foundation stone 2

Hamirpur: Today on June 16, 2018, the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur laid the foundation stone of 250-bedded hospital of Dr Radhakrishnan Government Medical College, Hamirpur.

The building of the medical college would come up at a cost of Rs. 206 crore while a sum of Rs. 1.91 core would be spent on construction of residential block, said the State Government.

It would be the sixth medical college of the state having as many as 100 MBBS seats.

While addressing a public meeting on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the medical college would facilitate people of around four adjoining districts in providing best health services.

Meanwhile, the President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee and local MLA of Nadaun, Sukhwinder Singh Sukkhu, mocked at the Chief Minister pointing out that the construction site of the college in Jolsappad (जोलसप्पड़) was merely 15 km from Hamirpur, but still, the foundation stone was laid online.

The MLA said the Chief Minister avoided visiting the site merely because he did not want MLA’s name engraved on the foundation stone.

He said that it would not change the fact that project was passed by the UPA government on March 4, 2012. At that time, the cost of the project was Rs. 186 crores, he said.

Despite being the elected MLA of the constituency, the Chief Minister did not invite him on the occasion, Sukku said terming it a gesture of narrow-mindedness and cheap politics.

He said the construction of the college was delayed by the deliberate interference of the Modi government.

Contempt of Court Orders

He also alleged that the foundation stone ceremony was organized at a school ground, which was against the orders of the State High Court.

To increase the crowd, school-children were made to attend the public meeting of the Chief Minister, he alleged adding that the court must take cognizance of this non-compliance of its orders. The court had barred organization of all sorts of political events at school premises, he said.

Further, the Chief Minister also inaugurated residential block of the same medical college and performed online foundation of the college campus at village Thai.

As expected, the Union Minister JP Nadda was also present on the occasion. The BJP-high command is ensuring that the face of Nadda as well the Prime Minister Narendra Modi are advertised regularly via such events.

The Union Minister assured that the demand for setting up Mother and Child Health centre and Nursing hospital in Hamirpur Medical college complex would be considered in the near future.

The Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar said 272 posts of Medical Officers and 52 Dental doctors had been filled up in the state and shortly 200 posts of Ayurvedic Medical Officers, 1007 posts of nurses and 2000 paramedics would be filled up near future.

He added that dialysis facility had also been started at 12 places in the state.

Further, it was assured that possibilities would be explored to construct bus stand, indoor stadium and parking slots at Hamirpur town.

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