The state Cabinet in its meeting held here on Wednesday under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to start ‘Van Samridhi Jan Samridhi’ scheme to ensure economic returns to the rural households engaged in collecting and selling of non-timber forest produce including medicinal plants and improving post harvest handling, value addition and marketing.It gave its nod to transfer 112-04 bighas of land belonging to Animal Husbandry department at Muhal Kothipura in Bilaspur district to Health department, Government of India for setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.The Cabinet accorded its approval to establish Independent Quality Control Check Squad/Flying Squad and Third Party Quality Control System in HPPWD as per guidelines fixed for National Quality Monitors by the Government of India.The Cabinet also gave its approval to fill up 40 posts of Assistant Professors /equivalent on contract basis in Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar H.P. Agriculture University, Palampur in district Kangra.It decided to open a new Fire Post at Jubbal in district Shimla along with creation of requisite posts to man this Fire Post.
The Cabinet gave nod to fill up four posts of Company Commander and six posts of Havildar Instructor/Quarter Master Havildar in Home Guards and Civil Defence Department on contract basis.It also decided to upgrade Civil Hospital Thural in district Kangra to 100 bedded Hospital along-with creation of 29 posts of different categories.The Cabinet approved to create and fill up posts of different categories in Himachal Pradesh Swasthya Bima Yojna Society to properly run the Society.It also decided to amend Himachal Pradesh Press Correspondents Accreditation and Recognition Rules, 2016 to facilitate the correspondents.The Cabinet accorded its approval to enhance the authorized share capital of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. Shimla from Rs. 2000 crore to Rs. 2500 crore.The Cabinet also gave its nod to upgrade veterinary hospital Garli in Kangra district to Sub Divisional Veterinary hospital by creating requisite posts.