Himachal budget session from 23 Feb, 16 sittings.


Shimla : The Hinachal Pradesh cabinet today decided to recommend to the Governor to hold the budget session of H.P. Vidhan Sabha from 23rd February to 15th March. It will have a total 16 sittings. The budget for the financial year 2022-23 will be presented on 4th March, 2022. 

The Cabinet decided all summer closing educational institutions from 9th to 12th standard will open from 3rd February alongwith all other higher educational institutions. It also decided that all the coaching institutions and libraries will also open on 3rd February.

All Government offices would remain open, as usual for six days in a week with 100 percent capacity. However, handicapped persons and pregnant women would still continue to work from home. It was also decided that all the gyms and clubs would be opened.

All social gatherings will be allowed with maximum 500 outdoor and 250 indoor with 50 percent of the capacity, subject to adherence of the Covid-19 safety protocols and covid appropriate behaviour. Night curfew will remain in force as usual from 10 pm to 6 am and shops will open and close on normal times and langar would remain suspended till further orders. 

The Cabinet gave its nod to Himachal Pradesh Integrated Drug Prevention Policy to curb the growing drug menace. This policy aims at curbing the grievous problem of drug trafficking, substance abuse, drug cultivation, production and consumption prevalennce.

It also gave its approval to engage Krsnaa Diagnostic Private Pune, the successful L-1 bidder offering maximum discount of 40.50 per cent on  IGMC-RKS/CGHS rates for providing diagnostic services upto the CHC level  as per HUB and SPOKE Model for 236 tests including 53 free tests through open bid tender.

Till now Laboratory services in the State were being  provided at 24 health institutions only and this decision would facilitate the patients in getting diagnostic facilities at their door steps.