Himachal Pradesh cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at State Secretariat Shimla on Monday. Many big decisions have been taken in the meeting from the point of view of education, health and employment. The cabinet has also given its approval to fill up more than 600 posts of different categories besides Ayurveda doctors, pharmacists. 200 posts of Ayurvedic Medical Officers will be filled in the Department of AYUSH. Out of these 100 posts will be filled by direct recruitment and remaining 100 posts will be filled batch wise. In the meeting, it was also decided to fill 100 posts of Ayurvedic Pharmacist on contract basis in the Department of AYUSH. Out of 100 posts, 52 posts will be filled through direct recruitment and remaining 48 posts will be filled on batch wise basis. The cabinet decided to open new development block office at Khundian in Kangra district and create 14 posts of different categories to fill them. There will be 20 panchayats under this development block.
In the meeting, it was decided to start Lata Mangeshkar Memorial Award to promote Himachali folk music and culture in the state.