The growth was due to sincere contribution of people of the state. Police Pay timescale reduced to five years.
Pensioners to get 31 percent DA, state to bear additional Rs. 500 expenditure
Solan (QNN) January 25
“On completion of 50 years of statehood I congratulate people of the state for unprecedented growth of the state” said Jai Ram Thakur Chief Minister while addressing on the occasion of statehood day at Solan today. I assure people and employees of the state the employees would get best pay packages as per sixth pay commission and government had agreed to address grievances of employees to their satisfaction.
He said that the state had emerged as model state in the country following transforming the state from backward to most developed state in the country. He pay my tribute to the first Chief Minister Dr. YS Parmar who had struggled for the statehood for Himachal Pradesh. He said that we could not undermine the contribution of all the successive Chief Ministers who had contributed in the development of the state.
He said that despite covid pandemic the government had been successful in continued development in the state. He said that the contribution of the government officers, employees and people of the state was valuable in achieving the development targets successfully.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Dr. YS Paramr prioritized road connectivity and I am delighted to announce that in past for years our government had constructed 3108 kms new roads, Villages 321 are connected with roads while 5400 Kms Road improvement was done and constructed 240 bridges.
He said that in 1971 there were only 34 SDM offices which are now 78 and ten were created in last four years he said that the number of Tehsils had increased from 53 to 182, and Municipal corporations from one to five and three were created by the present government.
Chief Minister added that the number of Gram Panchyats had increased in 50 years rom 2062 to 3615 and t our government created 412 new GPs. He said that the literacy rate in 1971 was 31.96 % which is now risen to 82.80 % and the state had second highest literacy rate in the country. we stand
Rhe Per Captia income in 1971 was Rs. 651 that has increased to 183286 while GDP from Rs. 223 crore to Rs. 1,56, 533 crore. The state had achieved hundred percent electrification of all village decades ago, he added.
Addressing the concerns of Police constables, Chief Minister said that police constables would get pay parity according to their counter parts in other departments and reduced the pay band time to five years.
He said that the Dearness Allowance to the pensioners would be given at par with center government and Himachal Pradesh government had decided to pay DA 31 percent to pensioners. This would incur additional burden on the exchequer of state government but it would bear it for the benefit of its old citizens.