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HP Cabinet Decisions March 2019: Job to Kangra Martyr’s Wife, Other Important Decisions

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HP Cabinet Decisions March 2019

Shimla-The State Cabinet in its meeting held on March 1, 2019, decided to provide employment to Smt. Savitri Devi -the wife of martyr Tilak Raj of Kangra district martyred in Pulwama terrorist attack on February 14, 2019- as Clerk in the office of Deputy Commissioner, Kangra.

It also decided to simplify the policy for providing employment on compassionate ground to the dependents of government servants who die while in service.

According to policy, now age limit condition of employee up to 50 years has been abolished and a retirement age of the deceased employee will be the age limit to consider the eligibility for compassionate appointment. The income criterion has been enhanced to Rs. two lakh per annum per family.

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 Chowkidar from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 4500 per month from April 1, 2019.

The Cabinet gave its approval to new Excise Policy-2019-20  which envisages generating additional revenue of Rs. 200 crore from existing Rs. 1425 crore to Rs. 1625 crore.

The Cabinet also approved the allotment of vends by renewal. It also decided to reduce export duty in order to encourage the export of liquor to other States. In order to encourage local distilleries units it, also gave its nod to increase the import duty on liquor.

It also accorded its approval for stringent provisions against overcharging and undercutting of retail prices of liquor, violations by bars.

It also approved to auction tolls by auction cum tender basis.

The Cabinet decided to enhance the contribution of the Government under New Pension System from existing 10 percent to 14 percent of Basic Pay, DA and NPA with effect from 1st April 2019 in favour of those employees who contributed towards New Pension System. This decision will benefit about 80,000 employees of the State Government.

It gave its approval to make certain amendments in Hydro Power Policy to benefit the small power producers of less than five MW.

It decided to open new polytechnic in Jaswan Pragpur Assembly constituency in Kangra district along with creation and filling up of 80 posts of different categories.

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Rave Party in Kasol Busted, Organizer Nabbed, Suspected Addictive Substances Seized

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Kullu-A rave party organized illegally in the middle of a jungle in Kasol of Parvati Valley in Kullu district was raided by a Special Investigation Unit on Thursday. The team raided the spot on a tip and found about 200 tourists participating in the party.

According to the inspector, SIU, Sunil Sankhyan, most of the tourists were Israeli and also included about 50 women.  

 The team succeeded in nabbing the organizers of the party, who was identified as Pratap Singh, a resident of village Chalaal, Kasol.  

The police have filed a case against accused under Section 113 of Police Act 2007, Section 6 of HP Instruments Act, and Section 188 of Indian Penal Code

The Superintendent of Police, Gaurav Singh, confirmed the news.  

As per the inspector Sankhyan, the police received a tip that a party was being organized in the jungle between Choz and Kasol.

“Yesterday, when the Special Investigation Team was present in Kasol at 11:30 PM, information was received that Pratap Singh will be organising a rave party with foreign tourists in the jungles between Kasol and Choz without permission and that drugs and alcohol will be consumed during the party,”

an official told ANI

The team reached the spot at about 2:30 AM and it took over two and a half hours for it to reach the spot. Chaos broke out among tourists as they saw the police.

The SIU team succeeded in nabbing the organizer and seizing electronic equipment, generator, and some substances, which were believed to be addictive drugs. These substances would be sent for forensic testing, the police said.   

Further, the police said while most of the tourists managed to flee the spot, some of them were apprehended and are being questioned.   

 

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ABVP HPU Celebrates Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan With SSB jawans

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Shimla– The Himachal Pradesh University unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today celebrated the 73rd Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan with the jawans of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at the Shimla cant.

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Girl students remained present during this celebration.  They tied Rakhis on the wrists of jawans to celebrate Rakhi.

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The campus secretary, HPU, Ankit Chandel, said that being a social organization, ABVP keeps organizing such events.

While conversing with jawans of SSB, ABVP said that like the Indian armed forces remain deployed in service and security of the nation from both internal and external enemies, ABVP is also working towards preparing citizens ideologically to ensure internal security of the nation since 1949.

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ABVP said, it has organized such events time and again and tried to support the armed forces whether it is the war of 1962 or Kargil war of 1999.

 

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HP Govt Announces 4% DA to Employees, Fee Exemption to Girls Appearing in HPPSC, HPSSSB Exams, Hike in Financial Assistance to Ex-Servicemen

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HP Govt Annoucements on Independence Day 2019

Shimla– Himachal Pradesh Government, on 73rd Independence Day, made several announcements. The Independence Day was celebrated throughout Himachal Pradesh. Functions were organised at State, District and Sub-Divisional levels.

While presiding over the State Level Independence day celebration function at historic Ridge Shimla, the  Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur hoisted the National Flag and took the salute from the impressive march past by contingents of Police, Home-Guards, NCC, scouts and guides and NSS cadets including school Children.

Chief Minister announced 4 per cent Dearness Allowance to the employees and pensioners of the state government to be paid from January 2019 onwards. This decision would provide an annual additional financial benefit of Rs 260 crore to the employees of the State.

Chief Minister also announced that in future, the girl candidates of the State would not have to deposit examination fee for appearing in the entrance tests conducted by the State Public Service Commission and State Subordinate Services Selection Board.

He also announced free textbooks to government school students of 9th and 10th class, which would benefit over 65,000 students of the State.

He announced enhancement in financial assistance being given to ex-servicemen, widows of ex-servicemen and their dependants above the years of 60 years and those who were not getting old age or any another pension from existing 10,000 to Rs 20,000 per annum.  

The Chief Minister announced an enhancement of financial assistance from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 10,000 per month to fighters of Second World War and from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000 to the war widows.

Awards

The Chief Minister presented Himachal Gaurav Purskar to Nishad Kumar and Lt. Commander Pratibha Jamwal. He gave away Prarena Satrot Puraskars to Subedar Rinjin Dorje (posthumously),  Alikya and Himkara Organisation.

He presented the Civil Services Award to HP State Disaster Management Authority, which was received by former Additional Chief Secretary Manisha Nanda.

The district-level Disaster Management Authority awards were presented to Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti districts which were received by the then Deputy Commissioners Yunus Khan and Ashwini Kumar respectively.

 

 

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