The state cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur gave its nod to the Mukhya Mantri Bal Suposhan Yojna. The scheme would be run through joint efforts of the Centre and state government, departments of Women and Child Development, Health and Family Welfare, Elementary Education and National Health Mission.
The state Govt. has done extensive consultations with NITI Aayog to realize this vision through seven Pillar approach (Sapt Stambh) the components of which are: Early detection and treatment of diarrhoea, Intensified monitoring and care of identified high risk group’s Special SNP-addition of protein rich food for high-risk children and improved feeding practices, Interventions for anemia in children and adolescent girls, Detection of high-risk pregnancies particularly Hypertension and anemia, treatment and follow up of malnourished children and social behavior change strategies.
The Cabinet decided to provide 50 percent concession in fare to women passengers in HRTC ordinary intra State buses. Announcement in this respect was made by the Chief Minister on the occasion of Himachal Day on 15th April, 2022 at Chamba.
The Cabinet also decided to provide free domestic water supply facility to the people in the rural areas of the State from 1st May, 2022.
The Cabinet gave its approval to provide two free gas cylinders to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna in addition to the refill provided at the time of gas connection.
The Cabinet decided to enhance the honorarium of part time workers functioning in patwar circles of Revenue Department from existing Rs. 4100 to Rs. 5000 per month.
The Cabinet decided to enhance the honorarium of cook cum helper under the Mid Day Meal Scheme by Rs. 900 per month from 1st April, 2022. This decision would benefit over 20,650 cook cum helpers working in elementary education department.
It gave its nod to create and fill up 66 posts of Superintendent, Grade-I in Education Department for its smooth functioning.
It decided to fill up 100 posts of Veterinary Officers in Animal Husbandry Department on contract basis through direct recruitment/batchwise basis.
The Cabinet gave its approval to provide two sets of school uniforms to pre-Primary (Nursery) enrolled in the Government Schools under Atal School Vardi Yojna alongwith stitching charges of Rs. 200 per annum.
It gave its approval to make considerable enhancement of salary/honorarium of the employees working in Himachal Pradesh Bal/Balika Asharams, State/ District Child Protection Units and State Adoption Resource Agency/Child Protection Services Programmes run by Himachal Pradesh Child Welfare Council. This would benefit 247 employees working in these institutions.
The Cabinet also gave its approval for carving out a new patwar circle Tyudi by reorganizing patwar circles Vatuhi and Panoh in Una tehsil of Una district.
The Cabinet gave its approval for providing 0-01-16 hectare of land in Mauja Pathiyar tehsil Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra district in favour of Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation on lease basis for 99 years for construction of HRTC workshop.
It also gave its nod for starting of science classes in Government Senior Secondary Schools, Tikkru and Malaal in Dalhousie Vidhan Sabha area of Chamba district alongwith creation and filling up of six posts of different categories.
The Cabinet gave its approval for opening Government Degree College at Kupvi in Chopal Vidhan Sabha area of Shimla district alongwith creation and filling up of 18 posts of different categories, besides provision of Rs. Five crore for carrying out construction activities.
It also agreed in principle to designate Language Teachers working in Education Department as TGT (Hindi). It also decided to increase the bed capacity in Regional Hospital Bilaspur from existing 270 to 300 beds to facilitate the patients.
The Cabinet gave its nod for entering into a MoU with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India for implementing the Centrally sponsored schemes components of Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM). This would facilitate in developing Public Health System to meet the needs of future pandemic by integrating essential public health functions and service delivery with objective to strengthen grass root public health institutions in the State.
It also gave its nod to upgrade Veterinary Dispensary Bansha in Kullu district to Veterinary Hospital alongwith creation and filling up of three posts to facilitate the farmers. This would benefit people of about eight panchayats.
The Cabinet gave its nod for conversion of 286 veterinary dispensaries opened under Mukhya Mantri Arogya Pashodhan Yojna to Regular Veterinary Dispensaries apart from converting 286 posts of Gram Panchayat Veterinary Assistants to Veterinary Pharmacists on contract basis.
It also decided to open a new Jal Shakti Sub Division at Kunihar under Jal Shakti Division Arki in Solan district alongwith creation and filling up of four posts of different categories.
It also gave its approval to fill up two posts of Lecturers Pharmaceutics and Pharmacognosy on contract basis in Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Science College, Jogindernagar in Mandi district.
The Cabinet gave its nod for additional accommodation in HPPWD Rest House Bajaura in tehsil Bhuntar of Kullu district to facilitate the people.
The Cabinet gave its approval to start science classes in Government Senior Secondary Schools, Haripur Khol, Panjahal and Barma Papri and Commerce classes in Government Senior Secondary School, Bikrambag and commerce and mathematics in Government Senior Secondary School, Sainwala in Nahan constituency of Sirmaur district alongwith creation and filling up of requisite posts.
It gave its approval to start science classes in government senior secondary schools Duhak, Drang and Dhati in Kangra district alongwith creation and filling up of requisite posts.
It decided to open Health sub centre at Ladwa in Chamba district to facilitate the people of this remote area.