Himachal approves reservation criteria for admission into Technical Colleges

North Gazette News/Shimla
Himachal government on Thursday gave approval for allocation and reservation of seats for admission into Technical colleges that are affiliated to HP Technical University, Hamirpur, in Cabinet meeting here today.

A state government spokesperson said that the Cabinet gave its nod to approve the criteria for allocation and reservation of seats for making admission in PG & UG courses in all the technical, vocational or professional college, affiliated to HPTU.

“The criteria have been approved in accordance with the provision contained under Section 6 & 7 of the Himachal Pradesh Private Technical and Vocational Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Act, 2008,” the spokesperson said, adding that the Cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

He said that the Cabinet decided that many as 15 percent of the total sanctioned seats in technical, vocational and educational institutions would be allotted from All India Quota. While 65 percent of seats would be reserved for the HP State Quota besides the share of seats for the Non-Residents Indians would be 5 percent, besides 15 percent for Management seats in private institutions only.

The Cabinet also accorded approval for amendment in Himachal Pradesh Aero Sports rules 2004 and decided that the license issued to an operator intending to operate aero sports shall now be valid upto three years after approval of the technical committee instead of one year as use to be earlier.

The Cabinet decided to set up Social Audit Unit (SAU), deployment of staff and formulation of HP Social Audit Scheme under MGNREGS.
The Cabinet approved to create a New Medical Block at Kataula in district Mandi along with the required posts and opening of fire post at Kala Amb in district Sirmaur.

It also gave its approval for change of name of Regional Ayurvedic Hospital at Paprola as Rajiv Gandhi Government Post Graduate Ayurvedic College and Hospital and also consented for opening new Ayurvedic Health Centres at village and gram panchayats Ohra in Tehsil Dalhousie and at village Koot in GP Koot in Rampur Bushahar in district Shimla along with creation of posts thereof.

The Cabinet also decided to fix norms for starting Art, Science and Commerce streams in government Senior Secondary Schools.
It was also decided to transfer the government land in the name of education department for construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Bangana in district Una.

The Cabinet gave its approval for up-grading sub-tehsil Nihri to Tehsil in district Mandi and also Sub-Tehsil at Darini in Shahpur in district Kangra.

It was also decided to include areas of village Luharwin and Sinhal under Ghumarwin Nagar parishad. The Cabinet decided to fill up 10 posts of Extension Officer (Industries) in the industries department.

It also decided to fill up 112 posts of constables (driver) through direct recruitment and 24 posts of constable (Band Staff) as per existing standing orders from amongst the 640 posts of Male constables approved for filling up earlier.

The Cabinet decided to amend sections 4, 7, 21 and 34 of H.P. Value added tax act, 2005 and inserted sections 50A. The Cabinet also reviewed the Swine Flu situation in the State and directed the Health department to take necessary measures and to spread awareness amongst the masses regarding Do’s and Don’t’s for prevention of flu and issue necessary directions to the Deputy Commissioners to personally monitor the situation and preparedness.