Himachal nod for 2322 water jobs


Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government today decided to appoint 2322 workers in Jal Shakti Vibhag which include 718 Para Pump Operators, 162 Para Fitters and 1442 Multipurpose Workers under the Departmental Para Workers Policy to manage 486 drinking water and 31 irrigation schemes of the IPH Department.

The cabinet which met here also decided to ensure smooth service of the National Ambulance Services-108 it decided to make payment over and above the provisions of concession agreements as a special interim measure and stop gap arrangement to employees of GVK-EMRI by enhancing the take home salary of its employees.

The Cabinet approved amendment in Section 3 of Himachal Pradesh War Awards Act, 1972 for enhancing the grant of War Jagirs from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 7000 annually for all the eligible persons.

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown thereafter has resulted in cumulative losses of about Rs 15.77 crore to floriculturists of the State during the month of March to May, 2020 due to non-transportation of flowers. Now, in order to provide succour to floriculturists, the Cabinet approved the guidelines for providing financial assistance and relief amount worth Rs four crore to the affected floriculturists.

It gave its ex-post facto relaxation in condition number 2.14 Clause 3 of Chapter II of Toll Policy 2020-21 for allowing all those persons to participate in the auction-cum tender process of allotment of Toll leases who have cleared their pending dues of Toll lease for the year 2019-20 only.