Shimla/October 28 (NG News)
Himachal government on Tuesday gave approval to fill 112 vacant posts of Multipurpose Health Workers in Health Department through Himachal Pradesh Subordinate Selection Board on contract basis with a view to provide better health care facilities.
The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting which was held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
The Cabinet decided to fill up five posts of Designated Officer in Health Department on contract basis through direct recruitment and also approved to fill various vacant posts of various categories in Health and Family Welfare Department on contract basis under RKS.
The Cabinet gave its nod to constitute the Fifth State Finance Commission for one and half year which will make its report available by 30th April, 2016, covering a period of five years, commencing from 1st April, 2017.
It was decided that the Commission shall consist of a Chairman and two other Members and the terms of reference for the constitution of the State Finance Commission would be the same as were of Fourth Finance Commission.
The Cabinet also amended the House Allotment Rules, 1994 for Government accommodation under general pool. The Government residences allotted to an officer or official can be retained for bona-fide use on the payment of normal license fees in case the serving officer/official is transferred to hard and tribal areas of the State.
The Cabinet agreed upon to attach eight temples of Bharmour area under the Manimahesh Trust. These temples are Har-Har Mahadev, Ganpati Temple, Dharmeshwar Temple, Lakhna Mata Temple, Narsingh Maharaj Temple, Bharmani Mata Temple Malkauta, MahaKali Temple Banni and Shiv Temple at Manimahesh.
Cabinet gave approval for setting up Kendriya Vidalaya at Saloh in district Una and lease out the Government land for construction of the same.
It was decided to create six posts of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) & Superintendent of Police (SP) level and the proposal may also be sent to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for increasing the strength of IPS cadre of Himachal Pradesh to 100 from the existing 89.
The Cabinet also decided to restore two tier pay structure for Architects working in Public Works Department with prospective effect on the analogy of Executive Engineers of PWD and IPH Departments.
Decision was taken to rename Government Senior Secondary School Heeran in district Una to Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Government Senior Secondary School Heeran.
The Cabinet approved the bid document for 37 Hydro Electro Projects on Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis.
Nod was given to amend rule 9 of Himachal Pradesh Passenger and Goods Taxation Rule, 1957 to streamline the passenger tax collection in the state.