Retirement age to be 59 years : Himachal cabinet


Though, the cabinet did not accept the demand of the employees to increase the age of superannuation to 60 years, but extended to 59 years.

The cabinet met at Shimla under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and expressed concern over increasing drug menace and decided to take strict measures to check it.

It also decided to regularize the NET/SET qualified lecturers (College Cadre) who were appointed on contract basis between 1997 and 2002 with effect from June 1, 2014.

The cabinet also improved the emoluments/stipend of ITI personnel on apprenticeship basis from Rs. 6000 to Rs. 10,000 per month and also to re-designate ITI personnel as ITI professionals on contractual basis working at Aryabhatta Geo-Informatics and Space Application Centre (AGISAC).

It further approved enhancement of emoluments of Senior Scientific Professionals from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 27,000 per month and Scientific Professionals from Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month, adding 3 percent annual increase for those working at AGISAC.

In pursuance of assurance given by chief minister in the budget speech, the cabinet approved hike in financial assistance to the soldiers of the Second World War and their widows from Rs. 750 to Rs. 2000 per month with effect from April 1, 2014.

The cabinet also agreed to enhancement of grant-in-aid of Panchayat Chowkidars from Rs. 1,650 to Rs. 1,850 per month and enhancement of the rates of the honorarium to the office bearers of Panchayati Raj Institutions with effect from 1st April, 2014.

Apart from this, the Himachal cabinet also approved supply of wheat and wheat flour by food and supplies department under Public Distribution System (PDS), uniformly on per capita basis.

The cabinet also decided to provide a fix subsidy of Rs. 20 per kg on pulses and Rs. 10 per litre on provision of edible oils under Special Subsidized food grains Scheme.

Approval was also given to the revised policy guidelines for setting up of stone crushing units in Himachal Pradesh keeping in view the provisions of the Environment Protection Laws.

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