The State Cabinet in its meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to cancel the memorandum of understanding (MoU) and implementation agreement signed on 5 June, 2006 with M/s Himalayan Ski Village Limited for setting up of Ski village in Kullu district.
The Cabinet also decided that the Industry department would refund three percent stamp duty out of the 6 percent stamp duty charged from the industrialists at the time of registration provided they purchase private land for setting up the post harvest processing infrastructure in the State after installation of the unit.
In order to facilitate the farmers in registering tractors, the Cabinet decided to relax the condition of minimum one hectare land to 2.5 bigha. It was also decided that if the tractor owner does not have agriculture land, he can submit affidavit regarding land in the name of his father or mother. It was also decided that on the tractors being used for agriculture purpose, only a 4 inch green strip should be affixed on the body of the tractor.
The cabinet gave nod to providing government land measuring 13-47-52 hectares in Shilapur, Tehsil Kalpa and Murang in Kinnaur district on lease in favour of HPPCL for construction of Kashang hydroelectric project stage-II and III in accordance with the provision of H.P. Lease Rules, 2013 on lease amount of Rs. 180 per year for 40 years, which would increase by 5 percent after five years by relaxing the provision of Section 118 H.P. Land Reforms Act, 1972.
It decided to transfer government land measuring 24-51-09 situation in Dharamshala Tehsil of Kangra district in favour of Ministry of Human Resource Development Govt. of India for setting up of the Central University.
A decision was made for making amendment in Himachal Pradesh Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018. Under this, the minimum taxable turn over limit has been enhanced to Rs. 20 lakh from exiting limit of Rs. 10 lakhs. This will give a big relief to small traders in the State. The filling of return by small tax payers (composition dealer) has been simplified and they will now file the return quarterly instead of monthly and the payment of tax will also be done quarterly.
The Cabinet decided to open regular veterinary dispensary at village Kharsi, Tehsil Chachiot in district Mandi and upgrading veterinary dispensary Tharoch in district Shimla to veterinary hospital along-with creation of requisite posts to man these institutions.
It decided to include Karate instead of Karate-DO game for recruitment in government service under three percent reservation for outstanding sportspersons of the state.
It also gave nod to fill up 94 posts of class-IV employees in Technical Education department on daily wage basis.
The approval was given to fill up 9 posts of clerk through Limited Direct Recruitment (LDR) and creating and filling up of 50 posts of Junior Office Assistants (IT) in Irrigation and Public Health department.
The Cabinet approved to fill 3 posts of Subject Matter Specialists and 4 posts of clerks on contract basis in Agriculture Science Centres of Agriculture department besides filling up of 22 posts of different categories in Information and Public Relations Department on contract basis.
The Cabinet decided to include Kanoongo circle Jandor and Kotla in Jaswan Tehsil, Pragpur Kanoongo circle in Rakkar Tehsil, Dhaliara and Bhagal Kanoongo circle in Dehra Tehsil and Jambal Kanoongo circle in Dadasiba Tehsil in Kangra district with Potential Industrial Zone of Industrial corridor for planned developmental activities.
It also gave its nod to create and fill up 6 posts of Emergency Medical Officers in Shri Lal Bhadur Shastri Medical College, Ner Chowk in district Mandi. This would ensure best emergency medical service to the patients in the region.
It was decided to create and fill up 18 posts of different categories in Community Health Centre, Bangana and 15 posts of different categories in Community Health Centre Thanakalan in Una district. It also decided to upgrade CHC Bangana to civil hospital.
It approved to include Integrated Development of Logistics sector as new subject in Industries Department against the Sr. No.10 in the Business of the Government of Himachal Pradesh (Allocation) Rules, 1971.