Himachal govt regularises services of Water Carriers


Himachal Pradesh cabinet today decided to regularise services of part-time water carriers (PTWC) who have completed 14 years of services in schools.

The decision would benefit over 2,000 carriers who have completed 14 years in service as either PTWC or daily wagers on March 31 and September 30.

The cabinet also paid tribute to martyrs of the Uri attack and observed two minutes silence.

It also approved ‘Mukhya Mantri Gyandeep Yojna’, under whichinterest subvention of 4 per cent would be given to all Himachali students availing educational loans up to Rs 10 lakh, irrespective of their income level.

The cabinet approved the Passenger Ropeway Project from Kullu by-pass to Bijli Mahadev. It also discussed road construction upto portals of the proposed Chamunda-Holi tunnel and will take it up with the NHAI.

It gave its nod on opening town planning offices at Rohroo in Shimla district and Nadaun in Hamirpur districts, and a government degree college at Chopal in district Shimla from 2017-18 academic session.

Two acres of land at Sunni Shimla district were alloted for a farmers training center and it approved setting up of a residential institution for Mentally Challenged Children.

Sub-division offices (civil) at Nagrota-Bagwan and Shahpur in Kangra district, Kumarsein in Shimla district and Naina Deviin Bilaspur district were approved by cabinet.

It approved ugrade of Dharampur sub-tehsil in Mandi district to tehsil and merged Tihra sub-tehsil with it, excluding the Cholthara and the Sadhot Patwar circles.

The cabinet has authorised the MPP and the power department to negotiate the 960 MW Jangi-Thopan power project with Central Public Sector undertakings.

Permission was given to fill over 130 posts in different departments, including 108 posts of multi-purpose workers in the forest department on contract basis.

Services of Ayurvedic Medical Officers appointed on contract basis at community and primary health centres were also regularised.