Shimla: The State Government has initiated disciplinary action against 14 officers and officials who displayed negligent, unprofessional and unconcerned attitude while discharging their duties in Kasauli firing incident on the recommendation of inquiry report submitted by Divisional Commissioner, Shimla.
Shimla: State Cabinet meeting, held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to give its approval to ‘Mukhya Mantri Swalvlamban Yojana- 2018 to promote self employment opportunities in the State in order to provide livelihood to local youth by encouraging local entrepreneurship. It also decided to launch Himachal Grihni Suvidha Yojna for women empowerment and environmental conservation in the State. Under this scheme the State Government would provide security for LPG connections and Gas Stove to remaining households which were not covered under ‘Ujjawala’ Scheme being run by the Central Government.
Shimla: To built trust among our business partners, a Technical Seminar on Durapave for Bulk Bitumen customers and transporters was organized by Shimla Divisional Office on 23 May, 2018 at Shimla. The subject Seminar was inaugurated by Engineer-in-Chief, HPPWD., R P Verma, as Chief Guest in the presence of R S Nanda GM (IB), PSO.
Solan: President of India Ram Nath Kovind presided over the 9th Convocation of Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry at Nauni in district Solan today. He was accompanied by Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.The President presented Gold Medals to meritorious students on the occasion. He presented gold medals to Rajesh Kumar, Bharti, Neha Verma, Ankita, Chirag Bhatia, Kritika Sharma, Priyanka Chauhan, and Manvi Sharma. He also presented SP Dhull Gold Medal to Ankita.
Shimla: Governor Acharya Devvrat and CM Jai Ram Thakur accorded warm welcome to the President Ram Nath Kovind on his arrival at Kalyani helipad in Shimla today. The President is on a six day visit to the State.The President, accompanied by his wife, the first lady Mrs. Savita Kovind landed at Kalyani Helipad Shimla.The President was accorded Guard of Honour by the contingent of Indian Army. Irrigation and Public Health Minister Shri Mahender Singh Thakur, who has been designated as the Minister-in-Waiting for the visit of the President was also present on the occasion.
Shimla: While addressing the Standing Committee Meeting of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commission held here today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the Standing Committee meetings have emerged as an effective platform for sharing the ideas, experiences and practices related to the functioning of Public Service Commissions. He said that the meetings were playing catalytic role in not only improving the functioning of State Public service Commissions for meeting the public aspirations, but also helping in creating conducive environment for the independent working of the Commissions.
shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that a Medical University would be established in the State soon for effective management of all the six medical colleges of the state. He said about 1000 vacant posts of nurses would be filled up on priority to strengthen health services in the state.
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has declared the result of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service (Main) Examination-2017 held from 30-03-2018 to 02-04-2018. The Commission received total 9129 applications against advertisement No.14/2017 dated 15-12-2017, out which 8575 candidates were admitted provisionally.
Shimla: Cabinet in its meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to approve certain amendments in the existing hydropower policy of the State. It approved to rationalize the rates of royalty to be applicable for allotment of new projects in view of the provisions of national hydro power policy and also keeping in view the provisions of bordering States of Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. It was approved to defer 12 percent free power for first 12 years in case of the already allotted projects. The Cabinet approved that power of hydro projects up to 10 MW capacities shall be mandatorily purchased by HPSEBL. Also it was approved that generic tariff applicable in case of HEPs up to 25 MW will be of the date of the commissioning and not of the date of implementation agreement.It was also approved that wheeling charges/open access charges will not be levied for HEPs up to 25 MW capacity enabling them to sell power on competitive rates…
Shimla: While presiding over the 19th foundation day of HPSEB Ltd. Technical Employees Union here today Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh was known as the power state of the country and credit of this goes to the employees of the State Electricity Board.
Dharamshala: Despite limited financial resources, the State Government has proposed several new schemes for the State to give impetus to all round and equitable development of the State and its farming community. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while inaugurating the two day National Workshop on ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Crop Diversification’ organized by Agriculture Department at Dharamshala today. Chief Minister said large number of new schemes have been earmarked for irrigation, agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors to ensure prosperity of the farming community.
Shimla: The State Government has decided to confer Himachal Gaurav Purskar to the Assistant Town Planner, Kasauli Shail Bala who laid down her life while performing her duty dedicatedly and committedly in obeying the orders of Hon'ble Supreme Court for demolition of unauthorized construction by Hoteliers at Kasauli in Solan district.
New Delhi: As a result of perseverant efforts of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, a team of Airport Authority of India (AAI) will visit Mandi on 7 May, 2018 to conduct a survey for construction of international airport at Mandi. A delegation of AAI officers met the Chief Minister at New Delhi today.The team will visit the proposed sites at Ner Dhangu in Balh sub division, Gogradhar in Padar and Mobiseri in Gohar Sub division along with some other sites for conducting pre feasibility report. Deputy Commissioner, Mandi will coordinate with the team. The Chief Minister had vigorously pursued this matter with the Prime Minister and Civil Aviation Minister during his previous visits to Delhi. He asked the officers to conduct the survey and expedite the progress so that international airport can come up in Mandi at the earliest. Additional Chief Secretary Tourism and Civil Aviation Manisha Nanda was also present in the meeting.
Kangra: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today the MBBS Girls Hostel constructed at a cost of Rs 6.50 crore in the Dr Rajindra Prasad Medical College Tanda at Kangra. He also laid foundation stone of the Facility Block in the College. This would house doctors and students canteen, bank and other related facilities. This would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.95 crore. He also inaugurated the Amrit Pharmacy in the Medical College. This is the second Amrit Pharmacy in the State after one in the Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla.
Manali: The ultra modern interstate Bus Stand would be constructed in Manali on PPP mode in order to ensure best facilities to the tourists and general public. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after he laid foundation stone of New Bus Stand in Manali in Kullu district today.Jai Ram Thakur directed the officers to complete all the necessary formalities regarding this project at the earliest so that the work on this ambitious project would be started soon. He said that the project should be completed in stipulated time period and it should be ensures that the Manali Bust Stand becomes one of the best bus stands of the State as Manali was one of the most famous tourist destination of the State where thousands of tourists visit every year.
Kullu: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in presence of Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda launched six ambitious health schemes for the State from Rath Ground, Kullu today. These schemes are Digital Nerve Centre (DiNC), LaQshya Programme, Anemia Mukt Bharat, e-Compliance programme and Mobile App of Universal Health Protection Scheme. He also laid foundation stone of 100 bedded Mother and Child Health Wing at regional hospital Kullu to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 20 crore. The state government has received Rs. 5 crore for this project as first installment from Government of India.
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti arrived here today from Jammu after the Civil Secretariat and other move offices closed yesterday at Jammu. On her arrival here, the Chief Minister was accorded a formal reception at the airport by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; Inspector General of Police, Kashmir zone, S P Pani; Deputy Commissioners and SSPs of Budgam and Srinagar districts and other senior officers. The Civil Secretariat would open here on May, 07.The Government has made elaborate arrangements for the transportation of official records, employees and their welfare
Kullu: Welfare of women, youth, poor, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes was the priority of the State Government and several welfare schemes have been announced in the budget for the welfare of these sections. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a largely attended public meeting at Mela Ground Hat (Bajaura) in Kullu district today. The Chief Minister said that not even a single day had passed since the present State Government assumed office, that the Government has not taken decisions or initiatives for the welfare of the people. He said that the central leadership has full faith in the present state government and thus it becomes duty of the Government to come upto their expectations.
Shimla: Taking into consideration the tough topographical conditions in the state, the Cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to introduce free Heli-ambulance services to be operated by Heli-mission Switzerland with the assistance of Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali in District Kullu. This will go a long way in strengthening the health transport services and timely air lifting of the patients particularly of remote and tribal regions of the State. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the meeting. Approval was given to set up health care transformation Project viz: TATA Digital Nerves Centre Platform (DiNC) in Kullu district. DiNC is a service led platform model and facilitate to and fro communication between patients, hospitals and doctors irrespective of their geographical locations. It helps screening basic symptoms, facilitates doctor consultations and to send alerts for follow-up and manages records of the patients.
Jammu: In a major decision, the state cabinet that met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations for state government employees and pensioners with effect from January 2016. The decision would benefit around five lakh employees and pensioners in the state. The financial implications for the implementations of 7th pay commission recommendations would be Rs 4201 crore annually while financial implications on account of one-time arrears would be Rs 7477 crores. The State government employees can now draw the salary for the month of April 2018 as per the revised scales. According to the decision, for the purpose of implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations, basic pay as on 31.12.2015 of employees shall be multiplied by uniform factor of 2.57 and then adjusted in the matrix recommended by the Pay Committee. The benefit of House Rent Allowance on revised pay shall be available from…
Mandi: The main focus of the State Government was to develop the rural areas of the State and we believe that transforming the rural areas from development point of view was the major step towards empowering the rural population and strengthen them socially and economically. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the State level function celebrated on the occasion of National Panchayat Day at Mandi today to commemorate the Panchayati Raj Diwas(National Panchayati Raj Day). Over 3500 elected representatives of 3226 panchayats and other local bodies participated in the function.
New Delhi: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi and urged him to grant Industrial package to Himachal Pradesh on the lines of north eastern states. He also urged that rail network in the state should be strengthened and pace of work accelerated on Rohtang tunnel so that the tunnel is open throughout the year for local residents and the tourists visiting the valley. He also urged for construction of International level air ports in the State.
New Delhi: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur met Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi, today and urged him for sanctioning two major projects prepared by Himachal Pradesh Government to save its valuable natural resources in consideration of the climate change. Union Minister assured the Chief Minister that Centre will provide full support to the efforts of Himachal Pradesh Government in maintaining forest and ecological balance and efforts will be made to provide technical and financial clearance for the projects submitted to the Centre by the State Government after observing their detailed study.
Kullu: HP State Biodiversity Board (HPSBB) organized one day Training workshop on various issues and activities relating to effective implementation of Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rules, 2004 atGovt. Degree College, Kullu, today. Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur presided over the function. More than 925 participants including representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions of district Kullu and line departments including Forest, Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Education, Animal Husbandry, Ayurveda and other stakeholders participated in training workshop.In his address, Forest Minster mentioned the need to spread Biodiversity awareness in context of successfully addressing Biodiversity Conservation problems in the State. He said that considering all unique features of state biodiversity its conservation needs utmost and immediate concern of all stakeholders. He said that Biological diversity Act serves the purpose and that every stakeholder at every level…