Cabinet gives nod to fill up 200 posts of MBBS Doctors and 714 posts of Staff Nurses
Rates of sugar cut down under PDS for APL and NFS Act beneficiaries
The Cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to fill up 200 posts of MBBS doctors on regular basis through Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission and 714 posts of staff nurses in Health and Family Welfare Department through Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur on contract basis. This decision will go a long way to cope with the shortage of doctors and staff nurses in health institutions and in providing better health services to the people at their door steps in the state.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the meeting.
In order to provide major relief to consumers under PDS, the Cabinet decided to cut down the rate of sugar being provided to APL ration card holders from Rs. 29 per kg. to Rs. 24 and for beneficiaries under National Food Security Act, 2013 from Rs.18 to Rs. 13 per kg.
The Cabinet gave its nod to implement support price under Market Intervention Scheme for procurement of mango and apple fruits by increasing the support price of these fruits by 50 paise per kg from the existing rates.
In order to encourage industrial investment in the State, the Cabinet approved necessary amendments in the rules regarding Grant of Incentives, Concessions and Facilities to Industrial Units in Himachal Pradesh, 2011.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to start tele-medicine services in Pangi, district Chamba through M/s Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd.
It also decided to open new Town Planning offices at Poanta Sahib in Sirmaur district and Amb in Una district along-with creation of requisite posts.
It also gave its approval to upgrade Town Planning office, Manali as Sub Divisional Town Planning office along-with creation and filling up of requisite staff.
Approval was also accorded to start Science (Medical and Non-Medical) classes in Government Degree College, Seraj (Lambhathach) in district Mandi along-with creation of necessary staff.
It also decided to introduce Digipay system for Aadhar linked cashless transactions in fair price shops being run by the State Government through Common Services Centres Scheme-Special Purpose Vehicle for the convenience of consumers and for bringing transparency in Public Distribution System.
The Cabinet gave its approval to open Fire Post at Banjar in Kullu district along-with requisite staff and vehicles on the pattern of Thunag and Karsog.
It also gave its nod to fill six vacant posts of Junior Draftsman in Town and Country Planning Department on contract basis.