The state Cabinet at its meeting held here on Wednesday chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to start Van Samridhi Jan Samridhi scheme to ensure economic returns to the rural households engaged in collection of forest produce and medicinal herbs. It also gave its nod to transfer 112 bighas of land belonging to Animal Husbandry Department at Muhal Kothipura in Bilaspur district to the Health Department, Government of India, for setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences there. The Cabinet accorded approval to establish Independent Quality Control Check Squad/Flying Squad and Third Party Quality Control System in the HPPWD as per guidelines fixed for National Quality Monitors by the Government of India. The Cabinet also gave its approval to fill 40 posts of assistant professors/equivalent on contract basis in Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar HP Agriculture University, Palampur in Kangra district.
It decided to open a new fire post at Jubbal in Shimla district along with creation of requisite posts to man this fire post. The Cabinet gave nod to fill 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 Kangra district to 100-bed hospital along with creation of 29 posts of different categories. The Cabinet approved filling of posts of different categories in HP Swasthya Bima Yojna Society to run the society properly. It also decided to amend HP Press Correspondents Accreditation and Recognition Rules. – Tribune India