Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to provide 8 kg of wheat/flour per person every month during the intervening period of July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 in all tribal areas of the state and difficult areas of Dodra Kwar in district Shimla and Bara Bhangal in district Kangra in relaxation of the norm of 35-kg quota per family. It also decided to exempt wards of officers/employees engaged in security services of the country from production of Himachali domicile certificate for seeking admissions in various vocational educational and other institutions under the control of technical education department within the state.
It has been decided to authorize secretary/executive officer/assistant commissioners of urban local bodies of urban areas to issue ration cards within their respective jurisdiction, and countersigned by the president/chairperson/mayor of the concerned urban local bodies (in case of elected urban local bodies) and inspector, food, civil supplies & consumer affairs, in cantonment board area within their respective jurisdiction, and, if the urban local body is defunct, the ration cards shall be issued by the officer/official of food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department authorized for the purpose by the concerned controller. In rural areas, the ration card will be issued by the secretary/panchayat sahayak of the concerned gram panchayat and countersigned by the pradhan of the concerned gram panchayat in their respective jurisdiction and if the panchayat is defunct, the ration cards shall be issued by the officers/Officials of food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department authorized for the purpose by the concerned controller.
The Cabinet granted permission to fill up 258 posts of pharmacists in the department of health and family welfare on contract basis as per existing recruitment and promotion rules on the basis of 50:50 by direct recruitment and batch-wise basis through Rogi Kalyan Samities in the department. It decided to give one-time relaxation in education qualification of all such matriculates/higher secondary part–I qualified with science subjects who have successfully acquired diploma in pharmacy before September 12, 2001.
Approved regularization of services of 11 contract teachers completing eight years of service in different DIET centres.
Consented to attachment of local government health institutions for clinical and practical training purposes of BSc/GNM students in some of the existing private institutions to meet the mandatory requirements of Nursing Council of India.
Approved arrangements for the sale of state power share through Power Trading Corporation of India for sale at competitive rates in the open market, both against equity participation as well as free power entitled in various hydro electric projects.
Approved Himachal Pradesh (Forest Police Stations) Rules, 2010 for effective implementation in checking of smuggling of forest wealth, illegal forest felling and to protect the forest wealth.