SHIMLA-02 December, 2019

CABINET MEETING

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presiding over Cabinet Meeting at Shimla on 2 Dec 2019.

HP Cabinet decisions

The state Cabinet in its meeting held here today, decided to fill up as many as 3636 posts of J.B.T, C&V and TGT categories in elementary education department. These posts would be filled up on contract basis as per the norms of Recruitment and Promotion Rules. These include 684 posts of TGT Arts, 359 TGT Non-Medical, 261 TGT Medical, 1049 Shastri, 590 Language Teacher and 693 post of JBT.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur chaired the meeting.

The cabinet approved the draft memorandum of understanding for development of greenfield airport at Nagchala near Mandi between government of Himachal Pradesh and Airports Authority of India (AAI). The Director Tourism has been authorised to sign the MOU and agreements etc. for this purpose with AAI.

The cabinet decided to provide Himachal Pradesh Lok Tantra Prahari Samman Rashi under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India Rule (DIR) to the people who took active participation for safe guarding the democracy and preserving the fundamental rights of the people from the period between 25 June,1975 to 21 March,1977. It also approved to implement Himachal Pradesh Lok Tantra Prahari Samman Rashi Yojna-2019.

It approved to implement mission Antodaya in the state with a view to provide livelihood package through various schemes of the central and state government to those families which are facing financial hardship. For this purpose the Rural Development department conduct a survey by reaching to such one lakh families to find out whether these families are being benefited under various schemes in second part their economic condition would be assessed and in the third phase a convergence of various schemes would be prepared to benefit of all existing schemes.

The Cabinet approved to establish cochlear implant centres in IGMCH, Shimla, Dr. RPMC Tanda and Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri medical college, Ner Chowk .

The cabinet approved to open new Ayurvedic Health Centre at village Jainshla in Seraj development block of district Mandi along with creation and filling up of three posts of different categories.

The Cabinet gave its consent for amendment in development plan for Manali agglomeration Kullu valley planning area.

The approval has been accorded to shifting the control of IPH Sub-Division Killar from PWD Division Killar to IPH Division Bhanjraru at Tissa in Chamba district along-with the existing posts. The decision would help in proper functioning of the IPH department in Killar-Pangi Sub-Division.

The Cabinet gave its consent to sign the memorandum of understanding to sell the water of Yamuna river from the share of Himachal Pradesh on payment basis at Tajewala corridor. The state government would earn Rs. 21 crore per annum from this decision.

As per the announcement made by the Chief Minister, the decision was taken in the meeting to upgrade Sub-Tehsil Haripur to Tehsil in district Kangra.

It gave nod for construction of additional accommodation of rest house at Bagsaid in Thunag Tehsil of district Mandi and additional accommodation at PWD rest house Anni in district Kullu.

The decision has been taken to make amendments in few sections of H.P Building and other Construction Workers (regulation of employment and condition of service) Rules, 2014. This amendment has been made to encourage more construction workers for registration as beneficiary with the Board to avail benefit of various welfare schemes being run by the Board.

The Cabinet approved to start science classes in government senior secondary schools Boul, Piplu and Budhan and commerce classes in government senior secondary schools Basal, Kuriala and Raisari in Kutlehar Assembly constituency of Una district. It also approved to start non-medical classes in GSSS Kharsi and medical classes in GSSS Panjain in Seraj constituency of Mandi district.

The decision has been taken to include Shri Nabahi Mandi in Sarkaghat Tehsil of Mandi district under the Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Endowment Act, 1984 with a view to bring the control of this temple with the state government.

The Cabinet approved letter of intent for three years in favour of M/S Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited for extraction of limestone and shale minerals for setting up of cement plant in Shimla district.

The approval was accorded to fill up 10 posts of various categories in the Architect wing of Public Works Department by direct recruitment through batch wise on contract basis.

It decided to create and fill up 35 posts of Panchkarma Masseurs in Ayurveda department in daily wages basis.

It was decided to fill up the vacant post of the District Employment Officer in Labour and employment department.

The Cabinet decided to fill up three posts of Law Officers in Irrigation and Public Health department by direct recruitment through HP Public Service Commission on contract basis.

It also agreed to create and fill up two posts of Peon on daily wages basis in the office of District Youth Services and Sports offices at Kaza and Keylong.

The cabinet approved for establishing Sericulture division at Sandhol in district Mandi along with filling up of additional posts.

The cabinet approved for establishing Sericulture division at Sandhol in district Mandi along with filling up of additional posts.

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CM announces SDM office for Kasauli Assembly Constituency , Sub-tehsil at ParwanooFoundation stones and inaugurations worth 93 crores in Kasauli constituency

While addressing a largely attended public meeting at Dussehra Ground at Parwanoo in Kasauli Vidhan Sabha area of Solan district today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced opening of SDM Office for Kasauli Assembly Constituency and also setting up of a modern Agriculture Market at Parwanoo to facilitate the farmers of the region. He also announced establishing Sub Tehsil at Parwanoo.

Chief Minister said that today he has laid foundation stones and inaugurated developmental projects worth Rs 93 crore for the area. He announced upgradation of Government High Schools Jadli and Sanawar to Senior Secondary Schools, upgradation of Government Middle school Helach to High school. Chief Minister also announced upgradation of CHC Dharampur to 50 bedded Civil Hospital, opening of Veterinary dispensary at Deothi, upgradation of Ayurvedic Hospital Gadkhal to Twenty bedded Hospital, upgrading temporary police post Bhojpur to permanent post and plying of Bus from Dharampur to Gadkhal.

Chief Minister said that the last two years have been witness to unprecedented development of all areas of the State and welfare of the all sections of the society. He said that even the opposition leaders have no issue against the State Government and was desperately trying hard to rake up baseless issues against the State Government to simply remain in news. He said that people of the State were rock solid behind the Government. Landslide victory of the BJP candidates in the State in Lok Sabha elections and bye elections to two assembly constituencies is testimony to it, he added.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the BJP government was formed again in the country under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has ensured uninterrupted pace of development but also ensured that the reins of the country were again handed over to Narendra Modi for ensuring a strong and vibrant India. He said that the State Government was working with single objective of balanced development of the State.

Chief Minister said that the State has become fourth State of the country to start Chief Minister Help Line for redressal of public grievances. He said that as many as 26100 complaints and grievances have been resolved till date through the Chief Minister Sewa Sankalp Helpline 1100. He said that Sahara Yojna has been launched by the State Government to provide financial assistance of Rs 2000 per month to family of those with critically ill patients. He said that as many as two lakh gas connections have been provided to the households of the State under Gahrini Suvidha Yojna to make the State a Smoke Free State by end of this year.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government has organized Global Investors' Meet at Dharamshala to woo investors to invest in the State. He said that Investors' Meet has resulted in signing of MoUs worth Rs 93,000 crore. He said that several investors from India and abroad have shown interest to invest in the State. This would go a long way in transforming the economy of the State, by creating employment, self employment and economic activities in the State, he added.

Chief Minister said that even after 72 years of independence, Jammu Kashmir had separate flag, Constitution and law, due to the Article 370. He said that abrogation of this Article has ensure that Jammu Kashmir becomes integral part of India in real sense and today, due to strong leadership at Centre, India has one Constitution and One Flag.

Earlier, on his arrival at Parwanoo, Chief Minister was accorded rousing welcome by people of the area. Various political, cultural and social organisations also honoured the Chief Minister on the occasion.

Chief Minister inaugurated upgradation of road from Patta Brawari to Haripur constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 124.30 lakh and of Science lab of Government Senior Secondary School Bhojnagar completed at a cost of Rs 82.38 lakh.

Chief Minister laid foundation stones of widening and upgradation work of Barotiwala Mandhala Parwanoo road to be completed by spending Rs 14.74 crore, up gradation work of of road from Bhojnagar Klamlog via Nerikalan to be completed by spending Rs 4 crore and Upgradation of road from Gadiyar to Budho to be completed at a cost of Rs 1.92 crore. He also laid foundation stones of Providing Sewerage system to Parwanoo town to be completed by spending about Rs 48 crore, of State of Art ITI Dharmpur at Kanda be come up by spending Rs 10.52 crore, expansion of existing sub market yard at Dharmpur at a cost of Rs 54.32 lakh and Upgradation work of Infrastructure development at Parwanoo to be carried out by spending Rs 10.48 crore.

Industries Minister Bikram Singh said that being himself from a humble background, Chief Minister well understands the developmental needs of the common man. He said that in order to uplift socio-economic condition of underprivileged and poor, the Chief Minister during these two years has launched several schemes in the State. He said that Jan Manch, Gharini Suvidha Yojna, HIMCARE, Pension Scheme, Sahara Yojana, etc have proved blessing for lakhs of people of the State.

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Rajiv Saizal while welcoming the Chief Minister in his home constituency said that soon after assuming the reins of the State, Chief Minister took an historic decision to lower the age for senior citizen to avail the old age pension benefits without any income limit for 80 years to 70 years. He said that several other welfare schemes have been launched to ensure socio-economic upliftment of the poor and the downtrodden. He also detailed various developmental demands of the area.

Chairperson State Women Commission Dr Daizy Thakur welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. She thanked the Chief Minister for initiating several welfare schemes for welfare and development of the State.

Later, Chief Minister was presented a demand charter by Parwanoo Industrial Association. President of Association Subodh Gupta thanked the Chief Minister for organising Global Investors' Meet and providing various incentives to the industry. Managing Director, Microtech Industries Subodh Gupta presented a cheque of Rs. five lakh to Chief Minister towards CM Relief fund.

Vice Chairman Water Management Board Darshan Singh Saini, MLA Doon Paramjit Singh Pammi, Vice Chairman Khadi Board Purushottam Guleria, Vice Chairman Gau Sewa Ayog Ashok Sharma, Chairman Agriculture Marketing Board, Baldev Bhandari, former MP Varinder Kashyap, former MLAs K.L.Thakur and Vinod Chandel, President BJP Solan Ashutosh Vaidya, BJP leaders Rattan Singh Pal, Ritu Sethi and Dr Rajesh Thakur, Deputy Commissioner Solan KC Chaman, SP Madhusudan, Chief Engineer PWD Lalit Bhushan were present on the occasion among others.

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Complete all tourism projects in the State in time bound manner:CS

Skill upgradation of youths in tourism will open employment opportunities

State Government is committed to promote Himachal Pradesh as Eco tourism destination and is making concerted efforts to identify and develop eco tourism sites in various parts of the State. This was stated by Chief Secretary Dr. Shrikant Baldi while presiding over the review meeting of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department, here today

Chief Secretary reviewed various proposed tourism projects in the state and directed the authorities to complete all ongoing projects within stipulated time. He said that with the objective to improve tourist inflow Chanshal, Janjehli and Bir billing should be developed as eco tourism sites, for which development of infrastructure, landscaping of area and arrangement of parking and toilet facilities should also be made. He also laid stress on training of local youth in various aspects of tourism marketing to enable them for multiple employment opportunities to improve the socio-economic condition of residents of these areas.

He said that Bir billing must be developed as Aero Sports site for which possibilities of community partnership and Public-Private Partnership must be explored. He directed strengthening of technical committee to ensure safety measures at Bir billing. He also directed the authorities to prepare an action plan for development of Janjheli Area as Eco tourism hub.

He asked to prepare the procedure for bidding process of Chanshal, so that the place can be promoted from tourism point of view. He also directed the authorities to prepare an integrated plan to develop Chashal as skiing destination under 'Nai Rahein Nai Manzilien' scheme. He asked the authorities to prepare an action plan for development of camping sites in Chanshal area.

Director Tourism Department Yunus gave a detailed report on the ongoing progress of various tourism projects being implemented by the department.

Officers of Tourism department and other line officers were also present in the meeting.