Shimla (Oct 19): Himachal Pradesh Cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to constitute a Cabinet Sub-committee under the chairmanship of revenue minister and consisting of irrigation and public health, industries, health and transport ministers as its member to consider and make recommendations regarding change of lease-hold land into free-hold land. Principal secretary (revenue) will be its member secretary.
It decided to direct all deputy commissioners to make necessary arrangements to organise ‘Janata Mandi’ on every Sunday within their jurisdiction at designated places in the town, down to sub-division level, to provide local farmers platform to sell their produce.
It decided to set up Automobile Testing Centre at Taradevi near Shimla to carry annual inspection of motor vehicles as required under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, in association with Automobile Research Association of India after getting the same approved by the Union ministry of road transport and national highways.
It decided to open a Driving Training School in Jamsahi and Paplog Parwar Circles, in Sarkaghat sub-division of district Mandi, equipped with modern facilities, at a cost of Rs 24.50 crore as such training schools have been proposed to be opened at Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Chamba, Nahan, Kullu, Una, Nalagarh, Dharamsala and Solan, out of which some schools have already started imparting training to the youth to provide them systematic training in hill driving.
It decided to follow the reservation roaster in direct recruitment of junior engineers in Panchayat Samitis on the basis of approved policy of the state government and amend notification issued to this effect by the government earlier.
It approved amendment in the recruitment and promotion rules of deputy director (Class-I gazetted) in the department of economics and statistics.