Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh cabinet today gave its approval to start one Mukhya Mantri Mobile Clinic in every Assembly Segment.
These Mobile Clinics would have facilities for testing, consultation, prescription including dispensing of medicine, basic laboratory services, vaccination facilities and procedures by a general practitioner,specialist Doctor to those in remote areas having little access to medical facilities.
It decided to grant higher pay structure to the categories of Police Constables appointed in 2015 and 2016 by allowing grant of higher pre-revised pay band and Grade Pay to Constables on notional basis, since the new Himachal Pradesh (Revised Pay) Rules-2022 have come into force on 1st January,2022 effective from 1st January, 2016.
The Constables now have the option for fixation of pay under the relevant factor of pay fixation and the payment of arrears of pay would depend upon their options under the revised rules.
The Cabinet also decided to promulgate an ordinance to omit section 12 of the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Himachal Pradesh) Act, 2000, Section 11-A of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Allowances and Pension of Members) Act, 1971 relating to Income Tax which is presently being paid by the government and now will be paid by individual members.
The Cabinet also gave its approval for amendment in Mukhya Mantri Swablamban Yojna-2022 to ensure maximum coverage of eligible categories. It was decided that the grant to women and handicapped be increased to 35 percent and the grant to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has been increased to 30 percent.
Apart from this, approval has been given to include minimum unit of 3 cow/3 buffalo in tribal areas of the state and minimum unit of 5 cows / 5 buffalo in other areas of the state under Unnat Diary Development Project. Under this activity, grant has also been approved for the purchase of animals. In addition, activities including mechanized farm equipment, combines and harvesters used for farming.
Nid was also give to the Draft of Policy for the recruitment of 5000 workers in Public Works Department for maintenance of roads and other official works. They would be appointed on honorarium of Rs. 4500.
The Cabinet gave its approval to provide No Default Guarantee in favour of Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation for raising term loan of Rs. 69 crore at interest rate of 6.71 per cent per annum to purchase 200 buses and 5 tempo travellers.