The Himachal Pradesh Council of Ministers today decided to extend financial benefits to left out Parent Teacher Association PTA (Grant-in-aid GIA) teachers whose services have not been taken on the contract which include annual enhancement of honorarium for vacation period on the notional basis at par with rest counterparts with effect from June, 1 2017.
The Cabinet was chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh decided to provide medicines (drugs) and consumable free of cost to all the patients irrespective of any income criteria at all public health facilities, decision has been taken in larger public interest with a proposal to include more medicines and consumables in the free drug policy by the Government. A budget provision of 71 crores is available for this and 330 number free medicines and consumables would be provided to the patients under Indira Gandhi Free Medicines Scheme.
The Cabinet decided to grant retirement and death gratuity to New Pension System (NPS) employees from the prospective date on terms and conditions as applicable to the employees covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 subject maximum limit of 25 years of qualifying services. Nod was given by the Cabinet to increase the honorarium of Panchayat Chowkidars from Rs. 2350 to Rs. 3050, an increase of Rs. 700 per month in their monthly remuneration. During the budget announcement of Chief Minister Rs. 300 was already enhanced earlier and with this decision, there will be an increase of Rs. 1000 (700+300).