The State Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur gave its nod to the Mukhya Mantri Bal Suposhan Yojna. The Scheme would be run through joint efforts of the Centre and State Government, Departments of Women and Child Development, Health and Family Welfare, Elementary Education and National Health Mission. The scheme envisions significant improvement in nutritional status of mothers and children through multiple intensified interventions converging various stake holders. The state Govt. has done extensive consultations with NITI Aayog to realize this vision through seven Pillar approach (Sapt Stambh) the components of which are: Early detection and treatment of diarrhoea, Intensified monitoring and care of identified high risk group’s Special SNP-addition of protein rich food for high-risk children and improved feeding practices, Interventions for anemia in children and adolescent girls, Detection of high-risk pregnancies particularly Hypertension and anemia, treatment and follow up of malnourished children and social behavior change strategies.
The Cabinet decided to provide 50 percent concession in fare to women passengers in HRTC ordinary intra State buses. Announcement in this respect was made by the Chief Minister on the occasion of Himachal Day on 15th April, 2022 at Chamba.
The Cabinet gave its approval to provide government guarantee in favour of Himachal Road Transport Corporation for raising term loan of Rs. 160 crore to buy 360 new buses/ other transport vehicles. This would provide better transportation facilities to the commuters.
The Cabinet also decided to provide free domestic water supply facility to the people in the rural areas of the State from 1st May, 2022.
The Cabinet gave its approval to provide two free gas cylinders to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna in addition to the refill provided at the time of gas connection.
It gave its approval for grant of Child Adoption Leave upto 12 weeks to the regular female employees of the State Government.
The Cabinet decided to enhance the honorarium of part time workers functioning in patwar circles of Revenue Department from existing Rs. 4100 to Rs. 5000 per month.
It also decided to enhance the honorarium of Lambardars in Revenue Department from existing Rs. 2300 to Rs. 3200 per month.
The Cabinet decided to enhance the honorarium of cook cum helper under the Mid Day Meal Scheme by Rs. 900 per month from 1st April, 2022. This decision would benefit over 20650 cook cum helpers working in elementary education department.
It decided to enhance the honorarium of part time water carriers working in Education Department by Rs. 900 per month from 1st April, 2022. This would benefit 581 water carriers.
The Cabinet decided to enhance the honorarium of all categories of teachers appointed under SMC by Rs. 1000 per month from 1st April, 2022. This would benefit 2477 SMC teachers in the State.
It gave its nod to create and fill up 66 posts of Superintendent, Grade-I in Education Department for its smooth functioning.
The Cabinet decided to fill up 177 posts of Operation Theatre Assistant in Health and Family Welfare Department to facilitate the patients.
It decided to fill up 100 posts of Veterinary Officers in Animal Husbandry Department on contract basis through direct recruitment/batchwise basis.
The Cabinet gave its nod to fill up 130 posts of different categories under National Health Mission on contract/outsource basis.
The Cabinet gave its approval to provide two sets of school uniforms to pre-Primary (Nursery) enrolled in the Government Schools under Atal School Vardi Yojna alongwith stitching charges of Rs. 200 per annum.