HP council of Ministers approve Himachal Day announcements


    The council of ministers today decided to regularize the contract employees those who have completed 3 years service as on March, 31 fulfilling one of the announcement made by Chief Minister on Himachal Day function at Chamba on April 15,2017. The decision is likely to benefit about 22500 contract employees with cabinet approval.


    The Cabinet meeting presided by the Chief Minister also accorded approval for enhancement of the rates of grant-in-aid of Chowkidars of Gram Panchayats from Rs. 2050 to Rs.2350. As many as 3226 Chowkidars would be benefitted. Its approved enhancement of monthly honorarium of the Aanganwari workers from Rs. 450 to Rs. 1450 and Anganwari Sahayikas  from Rs. 300 to Rs. 600.


    The decision was taken to provide one day casual leave to contract appointees after putting one month of service, besides 10 days medical leave and 5 days special leave in a calendar year. A female contract appointee with less than two surviving children would be granted maternity leave for 135 days. Similarly the female contract appointee should be also entitled for maternity leave not exceeding 45 days, irrespective of number of surviving children.


    It was decided to regularize the services of the para-medical staff of the Rogi Kalyan Samitis (RKS) after four years which includes three year service under Government contract and one year RKS, instead of eight years as was earlier. The Cabinet also decided to provide 4-9-14 pay scale by counting adhoc/RKS/contract to be granted to all Medical Officers (General Wing) for the services rendered in the department for the year 2017, as a relaxation. The Cabinet also approved that from 1st January 2018, Medical Officers will be appointed only on regular basis.


    It was also decided that the Part Time Workers who have completed 8 years of continuous service as on 31 March, 2017 and 30 September, 2017 be converted into daily-wagers as per announcement of Chief Minister. Cabinet gave its approval for new National Highway Sub Division at Una under NH Division Hamipur and Sarahan in Sirmaur District by shifting NH Sub Division Chambaghat. The cabinet approved providing of posts of Private Secretary with the Head of Departments in common provision of column- 11 of the R&P Rules.


    The Cabinet gave its approval to purchase of 25 buses with capacity of 30 seats, 250 buses of 37 seater capacity and 50 buses of 47 seater capacity through HRTC. The cabinet gave its approval to increase the grant in aid from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 4000 per child per annum under H.P. Mother Teresa Matri Ashaaye Sambal Yojna as per budget announcement of the Chief Minister. It also approved enhancement of 50 per cent of existing rates of daily allowances to the elected representatives of PRIs.


    Nod was accorded for filling up of 200 posts of Panchayat Sahayak in Panchayati Raj Department, as per budget promise of the Chief Minister. These would be filled form the existing manpower of desert development Project and watersheds. The Cabinet gave its approval to lease out government land in favour of JP Karchham Wangtu limited for setting up 40 bedded Hospital at Punag, Tehsil. Nichar in Kinnaur.

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    ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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