Shimla : While expressing concern over the sharp surge in Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh the Cabinet decided to close all educational institutions including teaching and non-teaching staff till 21st of this Month.
It also decided to fill up 311 posts of Forest Guards in Forest Department on contract basis through direct recruitment. These include already approved 113 posts of Forest Guards approved by the cabinet a month ago.
It was also decided to fill up 25 posts of Agriculture Development Officers on contract basis in Agriculture Department through HP Public Service Commission against direct recruitment quota.
It decided to implement central sector scheme SVAMITVA for surveying the land parcels in rural inhabited areas using Drone technology. For this, Revenue Department would be designated as the Nodal department for implementation of the scheme with the support of Panchayati Raj Department.
An MoU will be signed with Survey of India for starting the scheme . A Steering Committee, Project Management Unit and District Project Monitoring Unit will also be constituted for effective implementation of the scheme.