Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh government today decided to reduce sewerage charges from 50 percent to 30 percent of water bills being charged by the Jal Shakti Vibhag.
The state cabinet which met here today also gave its nod to enhance the financial assistance for education of two children of the registered beneficiaries of Himachal Pradesh Buildings and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.
Now the girl child and boy would get annual financial assistance of Rs 8,000 and 5,000 respectively instead of Rs 7,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively from 1st to 8th standard. Similarly from 9th to 12th standard girl child would get Rs 11,000 instead of Rs 10,000 and boys would receive financial assistance of Rs 8,000 instead of Rs 6,000.
For graduation the girls would get Rs. 16,000 instead of Rs. 15,000 and boys would receive Rs 12,000 instead of Rs 10,000. Similarly, for post graduation and diploma courses of one year to three years duration, the girls would get Rs. 21,000 instead of Rs 20,000 and boys would receive Rs 17,000 instead of Rs 15,000.
For professional degrees and Ph. D, Research Courses, the girls would get Rs 36,000 in place of Rs 35,000 and boys will get financial assistance of Rs. pp 27,000 per annum in place of Rs. 25,000.
It also decided to enhance the financial assistance from Rs 35,000 to Rs 51,000 for marriage of workers and upto Rs 51,000 each for the marriage of two children only.
It also decided to disburse third instalment of financial assistance of Rs 2,000 to the registered beneficiaries of Himachal Pradesh Buildings and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.