The meeting of State Cabinet held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur gave its nod to amendment and insertion in Himachal Pradesh Buildings and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) Rules, 2008 to increase the ambit of the scheme and provide more benefits to the eligible beneficiaries. Now the children of workers from 1st to 8th standard would be provided Rs. 8400 per annum instead of Rs. 8000 to girls and 5000 to boys per year, Rs. 12,000 per annum for students from 9th to 10 plus 2 standards instead of Rs. 11,000 to girls and Rs. 8000 to boys, Rs. 36,000 per annum to graduation classes instead of Rs. 16,000 to girls and 12,000 to boys, Rs. 60,000 per annum to post graduation instead of Rs. 21,000 to girls and Rs. 17,000 to boys, Rs. 48000 per annum for diploma courses instead of Rs. 21,000 to girls and Rs. 17000 to boys, Rs. 60,000 for professional courses/degrees per annum instead of Rs. 36,000 to girls and Rs. 27,000 to boys and Rs. 1.20 lakh per annum for PHD research courses instead of Rs. 36,000 being provided to girl students and Rs. 27,000 being given to boys for their studies.
It also decided to start new scheme Female Birth Gift Scheme under which an FDR of Rs. 51,000 may be given on the birth of a female child, maximum upto two girls, differently abled and Mentally Retarded Children Benefit Scheme under which Rs. 20,000 per annum would be provided to the child with disability of 50 percent or above. It also decided to start Widow Pension of Rs. 1500 per month to the widows of registered beneficiaries. It also decided to start Hostel Facility Scheme under which a registered Building and Other Construction workers would receive an amount of Rs. 20,000 maximum for bearing the expenses incurred on account of lodging, boarding and food bill of his children living in any hostel and starting Mukhyamantri Awas Yojna under which registered beneficiary who is already enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna or Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojna would receive a financial assistance of Rs. 1,50,000 to build his/her own house.
The Cabinet also reviewed covid-19 situation in the State and decided to continue with the present restrictions.
The Cabinet gave its nod to constitute Cabinet Sub Committee under chairmanship of Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur and Education Minister Govind Thakur and Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania as its members to resolve the issue of compensation for land acquisition linked with four lane construction projects. The Sub Committee would examine the policy related to it in neighbouring States.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to create Sub Division (Civil) at Kotli in Mandi district to facilitate the people of the area.
It decided to open new veterinary dispensaries at Village Adhar in Gram Panchayat Bat of Chamba district alongwith creation and filling up of posts to manage these dispensaries.
It also decided to create new Sub Division of Jal Shakti Department at Ranital under Jal Shakti Division Shahpur and a new Section under this Sub Division at Thakurdwara.
It also gave its approval for creating new Section of Jal Shakti Department for Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College Chamba (Sarol) under Udaipur Jal Shakti Sub Division.
It also gave its nod for opening Atal Adarsh Vidyalaya at Chanol in Sundernagar Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district.
It decided to open new Health Block Office at Rajgarh in Sirmaur district alongwith creation of requisite posts.
The Cabinet decided to open new Government Primary Schools at village Galang in Gram Panchayat Pichhali Dhar in Education Block Naggar and at village Sarali in Gram Panchayat Bastori in Education Block Kullu-II n Kullu district.
It also decided to upgrade Government High Schools Tatwali in Fatehpur area and Nadholi in Jawali area of Kangra district to Government Senior Secondary Schools alongwith creation and filling up of 12 posts of different categories to man these schools.
The Cabinet decided to upgrade Government Middle School Kareri Khas in Shahpur area and Government High School Jalot in Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra district to Government High School and Government Senior Secondary School respectively alongwith creation of requisite posts for smooth functioning.
It gave its nod to upgrade Government Primary School, Ree Khas in Swarghat area of Bilaspur district to Government Middle School alongwith creation and filling up of three posts of different categories.
The Cabinet gave its approval to upgrade Government Primary Schools, Jhangi, Dhamgran, Oyal and Kakla in Chamba constituency of Chamba district to Government Middle Schools alongwith creation and filling up of 12 posts of different categories.
It decided to start commerce classes at Government Senior Secondary School Keolidhar in Mandi district.
It also decided to start science classes at Government Senior Secondary Schools, Dadoh, Bassi, Bhakhli and Devdhar in Mandi district to facilitate the science students of the area.
The Cabinet gave its consent to start science classes (Medical Biology) in Government Senior Secondary School, Gandhir in Jhanduta area of Bilaspur district alongwith creation of requisite posts to man this institution.
It also decided to start science classes in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Degree College Takipur in Kangra district.
It gave its nod to upgrade Government High School Jharmajri in Doon area of Solan district to Senior Secondary School alongwith creation and filling up of requisite posts.
The Secretaries incharge of Home, PWD, Jal Shakti, Education, Health, Youth Services and Sports and Animal Husbandry briefed the Cabinet on Chief Minister’s announcements pertaining to their departments.
The Cabinet accorded its approval for renewal of State Government’s ‘No Default Guarantee’ in favour of Himachal Road Transport Corporation for availing case credit limit of Rs. 60 crore for the financial year 2021-22.
It also gave its approval for creation and filling up of 15 posts of different categories for the each newly constituted Municipal Corporations of Solan, Mandi and Palampur. It also decided that two posts of JE, two posts of Sanitary Supervisors, one post of Junior Draftsman in place of Draftsman, three posts of Data entry operators in place of PA and four posts of JOA (IT) for each newly constituted MCs of Solan, Mandi and Palampur would be filled on outsource basis till these posts are filled up on regular basis.
It gave its approval to fill up two posts of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services through direct recruitment by holding Himachal Pradesh Combined Competitive Examination 2021 on regular basis.
It also gave its consent to fill up 12 posts of Junior Technician (Electrical) in Public Works Department through direct recruitment on contract basis.
It decided to fill up four posts of drivers for development blocks Pragpur, Kaza, Baijnath and Ghumarwin under Rural Development Department.
The Cabinet decided to fill up six posts of Associate Director in Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University Palampur.
The Cabinet also gave its approval for construction of additional three suites in Rest House building Sarahan in Pachhad area of Sirmaur district.
It also gave its nod for construction of new PWD Rest House at Baldwara in Mandi district.
It also decided to construct additional accommodation at PWD Rest House at Shillai in Sirmaur district.
The Cabinet decided to create new Division of Public Works Department at Thalaut in Mandi district alongwith creation of 11 posts of different categories.
It approved creation of new Sub Division of PWD at Timbi in Sirmaur district alongwith creation of requisite posts for its smooth functioning.
It gave its consent to curve out new Development Block at Baroh in Kangra district from Development Blocks Nagrota Bagwan and Kangra.
It also gave its consent to include six gram panchayats of Development Block Bamsan in Development Block Hamirpur to facilitate the people of these panchayats.