In a meeting of the State Cabinet held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, it was decided to provide revised pension/family pension to about 1.73 lakh pensioners/pensioners of the state with effect from February 1, 2022. This decision will ensure revision of pension/family. Pension of 1.30 lakh pensioners/family pensioners with effect from January 1, 2016.In addition, around 43,000 employees, who retired between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2021, will also get revised pension and gratuity. Now the minimum pension/family pension will be increased from Rs. 3500 per month to Rs. 9000 per month from January 1, 2016.It also gave its approval for raising the limit of gratuity from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh with effect from January 1, 2016 which will also be applicable for NPS employees.State pensioners / family pensioners above 80 years of age will be provided additional pension benefits payable on revised pension / family pension.
The Cabinet also decided to provide invalid pension and family pension to the NPS employees of the State Government on which Rs. 250 crore will be spent.The cabinet also decided to provide 31 per cent dearness relief to pensioners with effect from July 1, 2021. Annual additional expenditure Rs. Rs 1785 crore will be spent on revision of pension. The state government has already given Rs. 1450.44 crore as interim relief to pensioners.It also gave its approval for the Governor’s Address to be delivered at HP. Assembly.Reviewing the status of COVID-19 in the state, the state cabinet decided to open all educational institutions in the state with effect from February 17, 2022. It was also decided that all gyms and cinema halls would be opened and all types of langar would be allowed.The Cabinet gave its approval for creation and filling up of 8 posts of Deputy Fire Officers in Himachal Pradesh Fire Service Department on contract basis through Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission.The meeting also approved opening of three new sub fire stations at Dhira in Kangra district, Bhatiyat in Chamba district and Rewalsar in Mandi district and three new fire posts at Chirgaon in Shimla, Bhoranj in Hamirpur district and South Portal of Atal Tunnel Rohtang. , It also gave its approval to create and fill up one post of Sub Fire Officer, 2 posts of Lead Fireman, 14 posts of Fireman and six posts of Driver-cum-Pump Operator and one post of Chief Fireman in each newly constructed Sub Fire Station. 12 posts of Fireman and four posts of Driver cum Pump Operator in each newly opened fire post besides one Type-B water tender, one water browser and one CO2 vehicle for each newly opened sub fire station and one Type-B water tender. In addition to and a quick response vehicle for each newly created fire post.It decided to open Jal Shakti Sub Division at Sangla in Kinnaur district under Jal Shakti Division Rekong Peo, with a new Jal Shakti Section at Karchham, besides creating and filling up four posts of different categories to manage these offices .It also gave its consent to the opening of Jal Shakti Mandal at Katrin in Manali Assembly Constituency, new Jal Shakti Sub-Division at Bajaura in Banjar Assembly Constituency of Kullu district, along with creation of 21 posts of different categories and creation of a new section under this division. Gave. to run these offices. Along with this, it was also decided to shift Jal Shakti Mandal No. II Kullu from Shamshi to Larji along with the employees.The cabinet gave its approval for the creation and filling of 7 posts of different categories in Chandi of Solan district along with opening of new Public Works Department sub-division.In the meeting, it was decided to upgrade Community Health Center Udaipur in district Lahaul-Spiti to Civil Hospital.It also decided to create and fill up 16 posts of different categories to manage the centers along with upgradation of primary health centers to community health centers at Cholthara, Sajao and Cholgarh in Mandi district.The cabinet gave its approval for the creation and filling of three posts of different categories for the operation of this center as well as opening a primary health center at Bakrta Darpa in Mandi district.Decision was also taken in the meeting to upgrade Community Health Center Kaza to Civil Hospital in Lahaul-Spiti district and to open Health Sub Center at Kemo.The Cabinet also agreed to procure and operate 50 additional ambulances under 108-National Ambulance Services to provide free transport service to patients in need of urgent care.In the meeting, along with starting science classes and filling three posts of professors on contract basis in Government Senior Secondary School Triloknath of district Lahaul-Spiti, it gave its approval.The cabinet approved the draft MoU between the State Government and M/s NABARD Consultancy Services for recruitment of Single Resource Consultancy for setting up Project Management Unit for implementation of the new Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Finance Facility under Agricultural Infrastructure Fund’. gave his approval. Pvt. Ltd. The scheme will help the farming community at large as interest subvention and credit guarantee will be given for post-harvest infrastructure and creation of community farm assets like e-market platforms, godowns, silos, pack houses, cold chains. Etcetera.It decided to notify the Sardar Patel University Mandi, Himachal Pradesh (Establishment and Regulation) Act, 2022 with effect from 1st April, 2022 to establish a new State University at Mandi.The cabinet also allowed allotment of land in favor of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited for setting up IG Ethanol Plant at Jeetpur Baheri in Una district. 1 per square meter.Along with this, permission was also given to open sub-tehsil in the house of Nurpur tehsil of Kangra district. The cabinet gave its approval to open a new Government Industrial Training Institute at village Karga in Keylong tehsil of district Lahaul-Spiti.In the meeting, it was decided to upgrade Doladhar, Bagh Chuvasi, Jachch and Kandi Tikkar in Mandi district, Government Secondary Schools of Kullu district, Neoli, Meha and Shaleen to Government High Schools and Harboi, Kahnu, Richhani, Palahota, Chambi Government High Schools. Gone. With the creation of 82 posts of different categories in Government Senior Secondary Schools from Mandi District and Government High School Dogri, Sari, Jinduar and Hallan-1. It was also decided to open degree college Ghandalvi in Bilaspur district.