Himachal to hire 1880 teachers

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Shimla : The Himachal government has decided to fill up 1036 posts of Trained Graduate Teachers and 844 posts of JBTs in the education department on contract basis.

The Himachal Cabinet on Tuesday also decided to withdraw tax on all fruits and all vegetables under H.P. Taxation (on Certain Goods Carried by Road) Act, 1999. Besides, transporters would also be relieved from inconvenience for paying the CGCR tax at Parwanoo, Chakki barriers for carrying fruits and vegetables.

It gave its permission to reduce and revise the existing rates of Additional Goods Tax (AGT) under Himachal Pradesh Passengers and Goods Taxation Act, 1955 on iron and steel, yarn and plastic goods to benefit the general public.

Electricity duty on existing small industries has been reduced from 4 percent to 2 percent and in case of medium industrial units from 10 percent to 7 percent .It was also decided to reduce per unit rate from Rs. 1 to 35 paise to agriculture consumers as per budget assurance.

It approved the guidelines for providing assistance for installation of anti-hail nets for small and marginal and women farmers.

Under the scheme, 80 percent subsidy would be provided to the farmers for purchase of anti-hail nets with the target to bring 30 lakh square meter area under protection of anti-hail nets during the current financial year.

The Cabinet gave its consent to impose ban on manufacturing, stocking, sale and use of thermocol cutler like cups, plates, tumblers or any other item used for serving or consuming food.It was decided that three months time would be given to the businessmen to clear their stock and promote patals.