Himachal cabinet approves new school holiday schedule



Shimla: Himachal Pradesh cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to bring about uniformity in the vacations and academic session in all government educational institutions in the state and approved revised vacation schedule for all summer and winter closing educational institutions to be made applicable from the next academic session.

A 22-day monsoon break will be applicable to all the summer closing educational institutions, except in the district of Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti from July 20 to August 10 every year and 6 days’ festival break to start from four days ahead of Diwali. The winter break will start from January 1 to January 24 every year. In Kullu district the monsoon break will be of 22 days from July 20 to August 10 and festival break of 6 days to start from one day before Dussehra festival; and the winter break to start from January 1 till January 24 every year. For Lahaul and Spiti district the 42-day summer break will start from July 17 and end on August 27 while the 10-day Dussehra break will start one day before Dussehra festival.

In winter closing schools, the 15-day monsoon break will be between July 27 to August 10 and 6-day festival break to start four days ahead of Diwali festival, while winter break to start from January 1 to 31 every year. Kinnaur, Pangi and Bharmour Tribal Areas shall also be governed under the schedule as applicable to winter closing schools elsewhere in the state.

The cabinet also approved amendment in the Hydro Power Policy-2006 to facilitate power producers in obtaining Techno Economic Clearances more conveniently and carry evacuation of power in optimal manner.

It consented to create 32 posts of professors, associate professors and assistant professors for Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda.

It approved continuation of 20 upgraded posts of assistant engineers in public works department in its different wings, up to March 31, 2011.

It approved construction of a Circuit House at Willy Park in Shimla.

It approved transfer of 13 gram panchayats from the jurisdiction of police station, Renukaji and hand them over to Sangrah police station.

It also approved amendment in the Oustees Plot Allotment Rules at New Township, Bilaspur, with a view to protect the interests of the left-out oustees of Bhakra Dam.

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