The Newz Radar
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to fill 1,226 posts of constable in the Police Department, which include 877 male constables, 292 female constables and 57 constable drivers to strengthen the department. The Cabinet also decided to fill 74 posts in the industries department to check illegal mining activities.
These posts include 12 posts of Mining Inspector, 24 posts of Assistant Mining Inspector and 38 posts of Mining Guard.It decided to fill up 50 posts of Horticulture Extension Officers in the Horticulture Department.
The Cabinet also accorded sanction to fill up 10 posts of Statistics Assistant in the Economic and Statistics Department. It was decided to create and fill up eight posts of Associate and Assistant Professors in various departments of Dr Radhakrishanan Government Medical College, Hamirpur, and one post of Assistant Professor in IGMC Shimla to provide specialised medical services to people.It also gave nod to upgrade Police Post Tahliwal in Una district as Police Station along with creation and filling up of 14 posts of different categories.
The Cabinet decided to enhance the maximum limit of expenditure for a particular sanctioned scheme from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh of the Nucleus Budget Rules for the tribal areas Rules, 1995. The Nucleus budget is meant for the welfare and development of the local people of tribal areas.
The cabinet, at its meeting held here on Thursday (September 14, 2034) under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, also decided to bring the Himachal Pradesh Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill, 2023, in the upcoming monsoon session of the Vidhan Sabha to address the issue of delayed decisions of revenue court cases and to streamline various revenue operations like partitions, corrections, mutations, appeals and demarcations etc. to facilitate the public.
The move is significant as cases related to partition and other matters remain stuck in revenue courts for years together for one reason or the other, leading to harassment to the general public.The cabinet has also decided to establish Himachal Pradesh Rajya Chayan Aayog to conduct examinations for the recruitment of various Group-C posts under the state government, PSUs, Boards, corporations, local bodies etc. in place of disbanded Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission, Hamirpur.
The Cabinet approved ‘Mukhyamantri Laghu Dukandar Kalyan Yojna-2023’ and decided to allocate Rs 40 crore under the scheme. This scheme will provide better opportunities for availing loans to small entrepreneurs and skill based workers like cobblers, tailors, barbers, mobile repairing vendors, vegetable and fruit vendors etc. for their business. It also decided to roll out the third phase of Himachal Pradesh Sadhbhawana Legacy Cases Resolution Scheme, 2023, from October 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, to settle pending assessment cases and arrears which were under litigation or were yet to be assessed under GST.
The Cabinet decided to establish a Single Energy Trading Desk for coordinating trading strategies and transactions of power in respect of HPSEBL, HPPCL and Directorate of Energy with effect from financial year 2024-25 for optimisation of revenues. It also gave its nod to amend Swaran Jayanti Energy Policy, 2021, in order to manage shortfall of energy during the lean period due to climatic, topographic and other associated reasons.
The new provisions will encourage the installation of rooftop-based solar projects and contribute to power generation.It decided to increase the honorarium for SMC teachers by Rs 2000 per month from 1st April, 2023, which will benefit 2115 individuals. Furthermore, it was also decided to enhance the honorarium of part time water carriers working in the Education Department from Rs 3900 to Rs 4400 per month with effect from 1st April, 2023, benefitting 283 individuals.