The State Cabinet in a meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu decided to provide 30 percent women reservation to the post of Constable in the department of Police and revised approval for filling up of 1226 posts of constable.
It also approved to insert some more provisions in the Mukhya Mantri Sukh Aashrya Yojana to benefit orphans and vulnerable sections of society. Under the new provisions, every orphan of the state would be entitled to receive Rs. 4000 per month as pocket money till the age of 27 years. Furthermore, it was also decided to offer one time marriage grant of Rs. 2 lakh to those orphans who have left the child care institutions earlier and are getting married after the launch of Scheme.
It also gave its nod to the detailed project report (DPR) worth Rs. 486.47 crore to provide reliable and quality power, benefitting villages of the border area from Pooh to Kaza. It also approved a DPR worth Rs. 6.49 crore for enhancing electrical infrastructure in 32 villages of border areas of Kinnaur district and Spiti Block of Lahaul-Spiti district.
It also approved to fill up 40 posts of Agriculture Development Officers in the Agriculture Department, 10 posts of Havildar Instructors in the department of Home Guards and Civil Defence.
Furthermore, it was also decided to fill up two posts of Assistant Professor in the department of Nephrology at Atal Institute of Medical Super Specialties at Chamiyana in Shimla, one post of Assistant Professor in the department of Orthopedics at IGMC, Shimla and one post of Assistant Professor in the department of ENT at SLBSGMC, Nerchowk, district Mandi.
The Cabinet gave its nod to open 40 new Urban Health and Wellness Centers in the State for strengthening of the grass root level primary health care delivery system in the urban areas, in order to facilitate the people of the state.
It gave its nod to the construction of boundary wall, water harvesting structures and service paths of the Large Zoological Park at Bankhandi, Dehra in district Kangra and to implement the project through HP Zoo Conservation Breeding Society.
It gave its approval to amend the Himachal Pradesh Industrial Investment Policy, 2019 and its corresponding rules, 2019 for granting liberal incentives on account of revised Net SGST to make it more lucrative.
The Cabinet also approved to create Hamirpur Zone of HP State Electricity Board Limited and to establish the office of Chief Engineer Operations at Hamirpur to facilitate the people of the area.
The cabinet also approved to fix a timeline for furnishing utilization certificates of grant-in aid to the government.