Himachal Pradesh cabinet has given its approval for creating supernumerary posts of 139 Patrawis (86 for Shimla Settlement Division and 56 for Kangra Settlement Division) in Settlement Department.

Cabinet, at today’s meeting also decided to regularize the services of those Nepali Daily waged workers (Beldars) who have completed 8 years of regular service upto 31st March, 2004 and Engineer-in-Chief (PWD) had been made the competent authority to issue ‘Certificate of Eligibility’ to them.

Cabinet also approved to enhance the cadre strength of Block Development Officers (BDOs) from existing 85 to 113 in the Rural Development Department. Cabinet also has given nod to create 11 posts of clerks and 3 posts of Senior Assistants on contract basis in Himachal Pradesh State Legal Service Authority for district level offices.

Cabinet gave its approval of creation of one post of Professor in Pediatrics Department of IGMC, Shimla and also decided to fill up 90 posts of Veterinary Officers in Animal Husbandry Department through direct recruitment on contract basis. Out of which, 45 posts of Veterinary Officers would be filled in year 2013-14 and 45 posts of Veterinary Officers would be filled in the year 2014-15.

Cabinet gave its nod to fill up 33 vacant posts of Ayurvedic Pharmacists on contract basis in the Ayurveda Department, reserved for Ex-servicemen and also gave its approval to fill up 25 posts of different categories in the Town and Country Planning Department on contract basis through direct recruitment.

Cabinet gave its nod for absorbing 90 Panchayat Animal Husbandry Assistants against the vacant posts of Veterinary Pharmacists on contract basis in Animal Husbandry Department for strengthening veterinary services in the rural areas of the State.