November 20, 2018

Sashakt Mahila Yojna with a vision to empower rural women in himachal

Vijyender Sharma

SHIMLA----The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet in its meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur accorded its approval to implement Sashakt Mahila Yojna in the State with a vision to empower rural women by providing them an interface for organization and socio-economic development. The scheme also envisages to link rural women with sustainable livelihood opportunities and improving their skill by imparting training.

            The Cabinet gave its permission in principle to open government pharmacy college in Seraj area of Mandi district.

            The Cabinet gave its consent for creation of Sub Tehsil at Mandap in district Mandi which will have total 9 patwar circles for population of 12440.

            The Cabinet decided to open a Police Post at Yashwant Nagar under Police Station Rajgarh in Sirmaur district along-with creation of seven posts of various categories to facilitate the people of 48 villages of the area. Similarly, it also approved to open Police Post at Shoghi under Boileauganj  Police Station in Shimla district.

            It approved to fill up 54 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) on contract basis in Women and Child Development Directorate, Himachal Pradesh.

             Nod was given to fill up the posts of three crèche workers and 15 posts of crèche helpers in crèches being managed by H.P. State Council for Child Welfare under National Creche Scheme in different districts of the State.

            The approval was also accorded for creation and filling up ten posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) on contract basis in Industries Department.

            The decision was made to convert part time workers of all the departments of the State Government including part time water carriers of the Education Department who have continuously completed eight years of their service as on 31st March, 2018 and 30th September, 2018 as daily wagers.

            It agreed to open Ayurvedic Health Centre at village Sain in Bharanta Gram Panchyat of Thural tehsil in Kangra district along-with creation of requisite posts to run this Centre.

            It also gave its approval to fill up vacant 84 posts of warders in H.P. Prisons and Correctional Services Department on contract basis.

            The approval was given to fill up ten posts of Class-III and Class-IV of different categories in Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur. 

            The cabinet also approved amendment to Section 35 of the H.P. Town and Country Planning Rules, 2014 so that the deviations in the construction could be compounded expeditiously in light of various judicial pronouncements.                 

            A presentation was given by the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department on Ropeway system for tourist pilgrims and decongestion of cities in the State.   The Cabinet in its meeting decided to fill up 2277 vacant posts of various categories of teachers on contract basis in the Elementary Education Department. These include 671 posts of JBT, 835 of TGTs, 375 posts of Shastri and 396 posts of Language Teachers.

            It decided to implement the Himachal Health Care Scheme (HIMCARE) in the State. The cashless treatment coverage of rupees five lakh per year per family will be provided under the scheme on family floater basis to all five members of per family as a unit. The treatment will be provided on the basis of pre-defined package rates in the empanelled hospitals. The hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat will stand automatically empanelled for HIMCARE.  This will cover all families of the State which are not covered under Ayushman Bharat scheme.

            In another major decision, the Cabinet gave its approval to establish the Himachal Pradesh Gau Sewa Aayog for preservation, conservation and welfare of cows in the State. It would regulate the institutions like Gausadans, Gaushalas, cow sanctuaries, Gau Vigyan Kendras and community animal rearing centres etc. engaged in welfare of cows. The Aayog would also be helpful in addressing the problems relating to abandoned cows.

            The Cabinet also approved the lease amount of Patanjali Yog Peeth as per the Lease Rules.

            The approval was accorded for Himachal Pradesh State Urban Solid Waste Management Policy with an objective to provide directions for carrying out the waste management activities in a manner which is not just environmentally, socially and financially sustainable but also economically viable.

            A decision was made to establish one Additional District and Session Court at Nalagarh in Solan district and four Civil Courts at Kullu, Banjar, Tissa and Shillai alongwith creation and filling up of requisite posts.

            The decision was taken to fill up ten posts of Executive Officers for Municipal Councils and seven posts of Secretaries for Nagar Panchayats through direct recruitment. 

            The approval was accorded to implement Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme in Chamba district which aims at making rural women aware about their rights and help them in getting benefits of various schemes being implemented by the government.  It also approved to fill up a post of Women Welfare Officer and two posts of District Coordinator for implementing this scheme.

            It was decided to fill up 15 vacant posts of faculty (Assistant Professor) through direct recruitment on regular basis through Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission in Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College, Chamba.

            The Cabinet gave its consent to create and fill up 107 posts of various categories on contract basis in H.P. Prisons and Correctional Services Department which include 3 posts of Assistant Superintendent (Jail), 10 posts of Head Warder (Male) six posts of Head Warder (Female), 75 posts of Warder  (Male)  and 10 posts of Warder (Female) and three posts of dispenser.

            With a view to check violations of Motor Vehicles Rules and generate more revenue to the State exchequer, the Cabinet decided to enhance the composite fee on the vehicles entering the State from other States.

            The Cabinet gave its nod for creation of an IT Cell in Irrigation and Public Health Department for successful implementation of the management information system along-with creating and filling up of six posts of various categories on contract basis.

            It also decided to open IPH Sub Division at Kotlu in Karsog Division of Mandi district along-with creation and filling up of requisite posts.

            The Cabinet gave its approval to nominate the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as the main partner at National level for Himachal Pradesh Global Investors Conclave proposed to be organized in June, 2019 at Dharamshala. It was also decided that a Sub Committee would be constituted under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) to hold discussions with CII and finalising the Memorandum of Understanding.

            The decision was taken to transfer the government land along-with old building of Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) in Nupur in Kangra district for construction of judicial complex.

            The Cabinet gave its nod to add two more trades viz. Automobile engineering and Electrical Engineering in Government Polytechnics Dhaulakuana in Sirmaur district with intake of 60 seats each along-with creation and filling up of requisite posts. 



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