Shimla: The Cabinet approved to regularisation of services of about 3,000 part time water carriers and water carriers-cum-peons on daily wages working in Higher and Elementary Education departments, appointed under the 1996 and 2001 policies. This will cost around Rs 60 crore extra on the state exchequer.
As per the decision, those who have rendered 14 years continuous service till March 31 last year and September 30 last and subsequent years will be regularised as peon (Class-IV) against the available vacancies throughout the state. The Cabinet meeting was chaired Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here on Friday.
The Cabinet also created or approved filling of over 350 posts lying vacant in various departments. It decided to regularise the service of 64 daily wagers by creating 54 personal supernumerary posts of various categories, involving relaxation in educational qualification in 32 cases. The Cabinet also decided for framing the Himachal Pradesh Conferment of Proprietary Rights (in certain cases, for small and marginal farmers) on Government Land Scheme, 2017. This was done as per the resolution passed by state Assembly on August 28, 2015 to give relief to these sections of the society. The Cabinet decided to consider the request of Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, Haridwar (Uttrakhand), to review its decision of cancellation of the lease, provided that the trust withdraws the case filed by the trust in the High Court. A decision was also taken to issue bonafide Himachali certificates to the women of the State, who are married to persons having their permanent home outside Himachal Pradesh. This has been done with a view to give them security for rest of their lives. The Cabinet gave its nod to introduce draft Bill (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property Act, 2009) in coming session of Vidhan Sabha pertaining to prevention of violence against medicare service persons and damage to property in health institutions in the state and also to provide for imprisonment and fine and provisions for payment of compensation for damage or loss caused to the property in the medical service institutions by the offenders. It also decided to allot land at village Averi, in Kullu district under rehabilitation scheme for oustees/displaced persons. Union Ministry of Defence had acquired private land for defence purpose at Averi village during the year 1998-99.
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