Shimla, Feb 25 : The State Cabinet on Monday decided to open three new divisions of HPPWD in two districts, while planning to create new PWD Sub-Divisions at three districts, to facilitate people of these areas.
Chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the Cabinet gave its nod to opening new divisions at Kotla Behar in Jaswan-Pragpur Vidhan Sabha constituency and Indora in Indora Assembly constituency of Kangra district, while new PWD Sub-Divisions will be opened at Jandhuta in Bilaspur district, Pangna in Mandi district and Bogdhar in Sirmaur district.
It also approved to increase the honorarium of teachers, appointed under the School Management Committee policy by 20 per cent per month from April 1, 2019, which would benefit 2635 SMC teachers.
It also decided to increase the honorarium of part time water carriers in Elementary and Higher Education Departments from Rs 2200 to Rs 2400 per month from April 1, 2019. This decision will give relief to 2268 part time contract water carriers.
It was also decided to increase the honorarium of cook-cum-helpers engaged under the Mid Day Meal Scheme in the schools from existing Rs 1800 to Rs 2000 per month for 10 academic months, with effect from April 1, 2019. This decision will benefit about 21750 cook-cum-helpers working in the state.
The Cabinet also decided to enhance the annuity of Kriti Chakra winners from existing Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs two lakh, at par with winners of Mahavir Chakras.
It gave its nod to upgrade veterinary dispensary Ronhaat in Sirmaur district to veterinary hospital, along with creation of three posts of different categories. It also decided to open new fire Station in Sansarpur Terrace at Kangra district, along with creation and filling up of seven posts of various categories, to manage this station.
The Cabinet accorded its permission to upgrade Police Chowki Hatali in Mandi district to Police Station and Police Chowki Kunihar in Solan district to Police Station, along with creation and filling up of 16 posts of different categories, for smooth functioning of these stations.
It also gave its consent to open new Industrial Training Institutes at Ladbhadol in Jogindernagar of Mandi district, at Sataun and Amboya in Paonta Sahib tehsil of Sirmaur district along-with creation and filling up of 42 posts of various categories, to manage these Industrial Training Institutes.
The Cabinet gave its approval to open Horticulture Sub Centre at Basadhar in development block Theog in this capital town, to facilitate the fruit growers of the area. The Cabinet gave its nod to open new Sub Division of Irrigation and Public Health Department at Bhadrota in Mandi district.
It also approved creation of new Sub-Division of IPH at Chandol under Noradhar division in Sirmaur district, besides carving out two sections of IPH at Kheri and Neripul, along with creation of eight posts of different categories.
It gave its nod to open 10 Atal Adarsh Vidhyalayas in different parts of the state, including Bairathi in Bilaspur district, Satyas in Chamba district, Lambagaon and Paraur/Valha in Kangra district, Chail and Sarkaghat in Mandi district, Chopal in Shimla district, Bandali in Sirmaur district and Gaihara in Una district, to provide residential quality education to the students.
The Cabinet decided to start Post Graduate classes in political science, history, hindi and economics in Lal Bahadur Shastri Government College, Sarsawatinagar in Shimla district to facilitate the students of the area. It gave its approval to create new Elementary Education Block at Rewalsar in Mandi district by carving it from Balh, Saigalu, Gopalpur-I and II Education Blocks.
It also gave its consent to open new Education Block at Jol/Chowkimanyar in Una district rationalizing it from Education Blocks of Bangana and Amb.
The decided to upgrade various government schools, including primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools. The Cabinet decided to open a new primary school at Ashayari in Gram Panchayat Ashayari under Education Block Shillai of Sirmaur district.
It further approved to open new Irrigation and Public Health Division at Jaswan Pragpur and new Sub Division at Rakkar in Kangra district, along with creation and filling up of requisite posts. The Cabinet gave its approval to open new Sub Division of IPH at Dadhu under Nahan Division in Sirmaur district.
It decided to provide essential commodities like wheat, flour and rice to APL consumers at the rates being given to BPL consumers in Lahaul valley of Lahaul-Spiti district from 4/2019 to 9/2019.
It gave its nod to create six posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) and six posts of Peon in newly-created Sub Divisional Election Offices at Fatehpur, Nagrota Bagwan, Shahpur, Thunag, Jandhuta and Swarghat. The Cabinet also decided in-principle, to upgrade 100-bedded Civil Hospital, Sundernagar in Mandi district to 150-bedded Civil Hospital.
It gave its nod to open new Primary Health Centre at Tattapani in Mandi district, while upgrade the Primary Health Centre Ronhaat in Sirmaur district to Community Health Centre.
The Cabinet accorded its approval to upgrade Community Health Centre Ladbhadol in Mandi district to 50 bedded Civil Hospital alongwith creation of 14 posts of different categories. It also decided to upgrade Community Health Centre Shillai in Sirmaur district to 100 bedded Civil Hospital alongwith creation 17 posts.
It also gave its nod to open new Primary Health Centre at Morla in Mandi district. The Cabinet decided to upgrade 30 bedded Community Health Centre Bharari in Bilaspur district to 50 bedded Community Health Centre.
It decided to upgrade Community Heath Centre Rehan in Kangra district to 50 bedded Civil Hospital alongwith creation of 13 posts of different categories to manage the institution.
It gave its approval to upgrade 50 bedded Civil hospital Ghumarwin in Bilaspur district to 100 bedded Civil Hospital, along with creation of 17 posts.