SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh cabinet, in its meeting held in Shimla on Friday, decided to regularize the services of around 3,000 part-time water carriers and water carriers-cum peons who were working on daily wages in education department and were appointed under 1996 and 2001 policy.
Cabinet decision would cost around Rs 60 crore extra on the state exchequer. It was decided that those having completed 14 years continuous service in last year till March 31 and September 30 would be regularized as peons against the available vacancies throughout the state.
It also decided for framing Himachal Pradesh Conferment of Proprietary Rights (in certain cases, for small and marginal farmers) on Government Land Scheme, 2017. State assembly had passed a resolution on August 28, 2015, which stated that though the government is committed to take appropriate legal action against encroachment on government land but at the same time government is sensitive towards the welfare of small and marginal farmers, landless, homeless, poor and backward sections of the society.
Keeping in view, the problems of these sections who are occupying government land out of helplessness, the House passed a resolution for framing an appropriate policy to provide relief to them.
Story: Times of India