SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh has decided to provide three percent reservation to ‘Self Help Groups of Women Entrepreneurs’ in allotments of shops and stalls in the municipally areas of the state to facilitate the women entrepreneurs in starting their self employment ventures.
Other decisions:Panchayats Panchayats to look after distribution of water through Rural Water Supply on pilot basis i.e. 10 percent of the schemes to begin with. The expenditure for this will be borne by the 12th Finance Commission Grants under Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP).
Ground tax on vacant land exempted where construction activities are banned, owned by the people within the limits of Municipal Corporation, Shimla.
Approved the proposal of fixation of the rates of different species standing trees after the same were fixed in the year 1993-94. The new rates per cubic meter for Deodar will be Rs. 29,600, Kail 27,600, Fur and Spruce Rs. 13,200, Baan 18,000, Chil Rs. 10,600, Sheesham Rs. 10,100, Saal and Sain Rs. 8,200, broad leaved species such as Kokat, Eucalyptus etc. Rs. 3,200.
Granted sanction for creation and filling up of 546 posts of teaching and non-teaching categories for deployment in the 26 newly upgraded government senior secondary schools during the current financial year.
Approved Container Corporation of India’s (CONCOR) project for setting up of an Inland Container Depot (ICD) for exporting the goods from industrial areas at Baddi.
Approval setting up of suarcane based unit (agro based unit) in district Una.
Approved the Himachal Pradesh Meter Taxi Scheme, 2006, to introduce metered taxi service in all the important tourist destinations Kullu, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamshala and Shimla within the radius of 40 kms. area of plying and fixed initial charge for 2 kms. at Rs. 60.
Approved delegation of various functional powers to the chief executive officer, Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh Development Authority.
Approved fixation of minimum fare at Rs. 2 in respect of passenger buses in Himachal Pradesh aimed at providing relief to the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation and private bus operators.
Approved grant of moratorium of three years to Himachal Pradesh Road Corporation for repayment of principal amount and interest thereupon of the loan of Rs. 67 crore.
Granted one time relaxation to the unemployed youth in essential educational qualifications in the recruitment procedure to the diploma holders to the posts of radiographers and pharmacists who have acquired educational qualification prior to the year 2001and were ineligible after the amendment in the recruitment and promotion rules to the above posts with a view to provide diploma holders more employment avenues.
Hydel projects up to 2 MW reserved exclusively for Himachali entrepreneurs to encourage entrepreneurship amongst the educated unemployed youth of the state.