The State Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to provide State Government guarantee enabling the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation to pick up Rs. 110 crore loan from banks at competitive rates for paying pending liabilities of death cum retirement gratuity and leave encashment of its retirees. It gave its approval to enhance the honorarium of elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions. The honorarium of Chairman Zila Parishad would be Rs. 15000 instead of Rs. 12500, Vice Chairman Zila Parishad would be Rs. 10000 instead of Rs. 8000, Member Zila Parishad would be Rs. 6000 in place of Rs. 5000 per month, whereas honorarium of Chairman Panchayat Samiti would be Rs. 9000 instead of Rs. 7000, Vice Chairman Panchayat Samiti would be Rs. 6500 instead of Rs. 5000 and Member Panchayat Samiti Rs. 5500 in place of Rs. 4500 per month. Similarly, the honorarium of Pradhan Gram Panchayat would be Rs. 5500 in place of Rs. 4500, Up Pradhan Gram Panchayat Rs. 3500 instead of Rs. 3000 and Member Gram Panchayat would get Rs. 600 per month instead of Rs. 500.The Cabinet gave its approval to the Development Plan for Shimla Planning Area after over 43 years, as till now interim developmental plan was inforce. The Cabinet decided to include Gram Panchayat Jhungi in Development Block Nihri in Mandi district by excluding it from Development Block Gohar. The Cabinet decided to create a Sub Division of Public Works Department at Jainagar in district Solan alongwith creation and filling up of six posts of different categories. It also decided to open a new Section of Public Works Department at Balgar in district Shimla. The Cabinet decided to relax the condition of possession of atleast 5 kanal agricultural land for registering the tractors purchased for agriculture purposes under Custom Hiring Centre Scheme under the centrally sponsored Sub Mission on Agriculture Mechanization. The Cabinet gave its approval to the proposal to amend the Development Plan for Solan plan area. It decided to open Jal Shakti Vibhag Section at Hatgarh under Jal Shakti Sub Division Baggi-II and one Jal Shakti Section at Sainj under Jal Shakti Sub Division Gohar in Nachan Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district. The Cabinet also decided to open Jal Shakti Vibhag Section at Balh Ropa (Chuhar valley) under Jal Shakti Sub Division Padhar in Drang Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district. It gave its consent to create and fill up one post of Instructor Food and Beverage Service Assistant in Government ITI Shimla, one post of Instructor COPA in State-of-the-Art Government ITI Sunni, one post of Instructor Electrician in Government ITI Women Bilaspur and one post of Instructor Information Technology in State-of-the-Art Government ITI Sunni. It decided to open new primary school at village Rigarwala in Gram Panchayat Kaulawala Bhud under Education Block Surla in Nahan Assembly Constituency of Sirmaur district. It also decided to open new Primary Health Centre at Bandal, Gram Panchayat Kashaud in Mandi district alongwith creation and filling up three posts of different categories. The Cabinet gave its nod to open Health Sub Centre at Bakhali in Gram Panchayat Tandi in Mandi district to facilitate the people of the area. It gave its consent to demolish five old (unsafe) government buildings of Wildlife Wing (Forest Department) for construction of 200 bedded Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehreu Government Medical College and Hospital Chamba. The Cabinet decided to provide Essentiality and Feasibility Certificate/NOC for increasing of B.Sc Para Medical Technology Seats (3 years degree course) in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Medical College Tanda in Kangra district from existing 26 seats to 54 seats.