In a meeting of the State Cabinet held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, it was decided to recommend to the Governor to hold the budget session of Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha from February 23, 2022 to March 15, 2022. There will be a total of 16 sittings in this session. The budget for the financial year 2022-23 will be presented on March 4, 2022. The cabinet decided to open all summer vacation educational institutions for classes 9th to 12th from February 3, 2022. Apart from this, all higher educational institutions will also open from this date. It was also decided in the meeting that all the coaching institutes and libraries would also open from February 3. All government offices will remain open six days a week with 100% capacity, although persons with disabilities and pregnant women will be allowed to work from home. It was also decided to open gyms and clubs in the meeting. All social gatherings will be allowed in the open with a maximum of 500 people and in indoor spaces with 250 people or 50 percent capacity, with Kovid standards and Kovid compliant behavior. Night curfew will continue as before from 10 pm to 6 am and shops will open and close normally. The organization of langar will remain suspended till further orders. The cabinet also gave its approval to the Himachal Pradesh Integrated Drug Prevention Policy with the aim of ending the menace of drugs in the state. The objective of this policy is to prevent the serious problem of drug smuggling, drug abuse, cultivation, production and consumption of drugs in the state. Apart from this, the policy also aims to strengthen the intergovernmental and inter-agency coordination under a multi-level cooperation mechanism by establishing seizure statistics, joint drug law enforcement operations and joint inquiry centres. The cabinet approved successful bidders on the basis of open tender. L-1 M/s Krishna Diagnostic Pvt Ltd, Pune is also permitted to provide diagnostic services up to Community Health Center level for 236 tests including 53 free tests as per HUB and Spoke model on offer of 40.50 per cent discount on IGMC-RKS/CGHS rates. Has provided. Till now laboratory services were being provided only in 24 health institutions in the state and with this decision, patients would be able to have diagnostic facilities near their homes. In this, approval was given to fill up nine posts of different categories. The cabinet in its decision regarding opening of new division of Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department at Shahpur in district Kangra on January 14, 2022, for the convenience of the people of the area, three sections Chadi, Gaggal and Rajul have been brought under sub-division Gaggal. Decided to make a partial amendment. The cabinet asked for upgradation of Government Secondary School Bahwa to Government High School in Chachot area of Mandi district and Government High School in Seraj area, Seri Bhatwara and Baghi Bhanwas to Government Senior Secondary Schools and creation of necessary posts for their smooth operation. The cabinet decided to open the office of Horticulture Development Officer in Bali Chowki development block of Mandi district and to create and fill four posts. The cabinet also decided to bear the 25 paise per transaction fee imposed by the state government on the ration card holders as Aadhaar authentication fee. This will benefit 19, 30,000 ration card holders of the state and the government will spend Rs 55.58 lakh on this item. It was also decided to increase it from Rs. to Rs. 50,000 per annum. This will benefit 78158 additional beneficiaries of various schemes.
Himachal Pradesh cabinet’s decision, 9th to 12th class schools will open from 3 February, budget session of the assembly will run till 23 February 15 March 2022
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