CoM to form a panel to levy water cess

Council of Ministers meeting presided by Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu here today decided to constitute a high-level panel to discuss levying of water cess on various power developers in the state.

A press release issued by the council of ministers said that a committee under the chairmanship of Secretary Power,  representatives of Jal Shakti Vibhag, the Finance Department, and the Law Department to hold discussions with the Power Developers on water cess to be imposed on various power projects in the State.

  The Cabinet gave its nod to open and commence construction of Rajiv Gandhi Government Model Day Boarding schools up to the primary level at three more sites i.e., Jwalamukhi and Fatehpur of Kangra district and Bhoranj in Hamirpur district. 

Nod was given to open three new Highway-cum-Tourist Police Stations at Baghed in the district Bilaspur, Nerchowk in the Mandi district, and Bhunter in the Kullu district on Kiratpur-Manali National Highway along with the creation and filling up of requisite posts of different categories to man the Stations.

 The Cabinet decided to enhance the monthly honorarium of part-time Panchayat Chowkidars from Rs. 6200 to Rs. 6700 to be effective from 1st April 2023. This will benefit about 3226 panchayat chowkidars in the State. 

Furthermore, it was also decided to increase the honorarium of elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions

The Cabinet gave its nod to fix the timing of Bars from 12 Noon to 1 AM for the year 2023-24.

 It also decided to introduce a paperless registration system in the Employment Exchanges of the State to facilitate job seekers.

 The Cabinet gave its nod to start Medical and Non-Medical classes in Government College, Dhami in district Shimla along with the creation and filling up of requisite posts of different categories.

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