• Himachal cabinet nod to cancel four hydro projects, fill 600 posts

    Himachal Pradesh cabinet in its meeting held on Wednesday approved to fill up over 600 posts in various departments. Around 154 posts of kanungos would be created, as a decision has been taken to amend the ‘Land Record Manual’ by creating a kanungo circle over every six patwar circles.

    In addition to this, the state cabinet has also decided to strengthen the ‘Revenue Records Rooms’, for which 148 posts were sanctioned.

    In another decision taken in the cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister Virbhadra Singh, it was decided that charge fee at the rate of Rs 25,000 per MW would be taken at the time of signing of tripartite agreement for transfer of hydro project in lieu of allowing selling or transfer of equity share above 26% to 49% of projects up to 2MW capacity from Himachali promoters to non-Himachali and to sell or transfer equity shares above 49% to 51% of projects above 2MW to 5MW capacity from Himachali to non-Himachali.

    The cabinet also approved to cancel four small hydro electric projects, including Seri Nala (2.50MW) in Shimla district, Malin-II (0.50MW) in Kangra district, Tikar (1.00 MW) and Kandi (0.90MW) both in Mandi district recommended by Himurja for failing to adhere to the guidelines as agreed upon. It approved filling up of 175 posts of various categories in the health society on contract basis through NHM, 57 posts in State Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substance Crime Control Unit (SNCC) and its field units for prevention and effective law enforcement response to combat drug trafficking and drug abuse in the State.

    The cabinet also approved creation and filling up 21 posts of teaching faculty in Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College Kangra at Nagrota Bagwan while 12 vacant posts of steno typists on contract basis would be filled in the forest department. It also gave nod for filling up 21 posts of various categories to strengthen Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering Institute, Manali. It also decided to upgrade four posts of faculty in Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital Shimla to overcome the shortage of senior faculty member in Dr Y S Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan. Wes Schweitzer Authentic Jersey

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