Himachal cabinet decisions: Sterilization of 2 lakh monkeys


Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Cabinet in its meeting held here on Oct 18th,  decided to check monkey menace more effectively by setting up 25 Monkey Sterilization Centres equipped with state of the art equipments to be manned by trained manpower to achieve sterilization target of  2 lakh monkeys by June 30, 2012 and provide cash incentive of Rs. 500 per monkey captured. The Scheme will be implemented under the control of Wild Life Wing of Forest Department.

Hailing recent Supreme Court verdict declaring transfer of land through Genral Power of Attorney of India illegal, cabinet also observed that judgment delivered by the  Supreme Court of India on 11th October, 2011 in the case of Suraj  Industries Private Limited V/S State of Haryana and Punjab was a landmark judgement.

It has been decided to issue necessary instructions to all the Registrars and Sub-Registrars to implement the decision in letter and spirit and implement the provisions under sec. 118 of the Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reforms Act, 1972 strictly.  Violation of the law laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the provisions of Land Reforms Act will be personal responsibility of the concerned Registrar/Sub-Registrar.

Cabinet also  approved enhancement in the daily allowance of Home Guard volunteers from Rs. 170 to Rs. 200 benefiting 8,000 volunteers while those deployed in tribal areas will be getting 25 percent additional allowance.

With a view to preserve and honour the rich cultural heritage of the State it has been decided to declare Winter Carnival of Manali, as a national level festival, Dussehra Festival of Jaisinghpur,  as State Level Festival, Fateh Divas in Nadaun , Rishi Markandeya Krishak Vikas Avam Pashupalak Sayar Mela, of Bilaspur, Historic Piplu Mela of Bangana in district Una and Ekadasi Mela Devthi, Majhgaon in district Sirmour as District Level Fairs.

The Cabinet sanctioned creation and filling up of 8 posts of different categories in Civil Hospital, Nurpur in district Kangra,   7 posts of different categories in the Centre of Excellence in Dravya Guna and Medicinal Plant Project at Joginder Nagar under Department of Ayurveda, 5 posts of Lecturer/PGT (Commerce) in Backward Educational Blocks of Tissa, Mehla, Salooni, Pangi in district Chamba and Shillai in district Sirmour.  One post of Junior Analyst in Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, is also allowed to be filled up on contract basis.

It granted permission to Import the Brands of IMFL (EDP) upto Rs.2,000 per case and levy of lease/sub-lease fee on Distillery/Bottling Plant of IMFL located in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

It granted approval to construction of an Inspection Hut (Rest House) of Irrigation and Public Health Department at Thana Kalan in district Una. It allowed change of ownership and possession of estate and 1771 kanal  landed properties from the name of Technical Education Department at Hamirpur to the name of National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur.

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