The Himachal Pradesh cabinet, in its meeting under Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, has showered employment bonanza for the youth of the state.

Cabinet has granted approval to fill 100 posts of Agriculture Extension Officers in the year 2014-15 and 50 posts in 2015-16 on contract basis on consolidated fixed remuneration of rupees 8310/- per month. The 50 percent posts shall be filled through HP State Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Board Hamirpur and 50 percent batchwise.

It also approved to fill up 75 posts of Clerks and Junior Assistants in the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department on contract basis.

It also approved creation of 37 posts in Excise & Taxation department which includes 16 posts of Excise and Taxation officers, seven of Excise Inspectors, seven posts of Steno Typist. It decided to fill up 20 vacant posts of Stenographers on contract basis in Excise and Taxation department.

Cabinet also gives nod to appoint 100 hundred Veterinary Pharmacists and 20 Junior Officer Assistants in place of Clerks in the Animal Husbandry department on contractual basis.

It also gives nod to create and fill 21 posts for District Legal Services Authorities and 40 posts of computer operators in State Accounts & Treasury Department.

Cabinet gave its approval for creation of post of Junior Cameraman on contract basis in Information & Public Relations department, besides filling up the post of preservation Assistant in Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba.

Cabinet decided to include the posts of Subordinate Accounts Services SAS (OB) cadre in different departments/Boards and Corporations to be included in the R&P Rules of respective categories of SAS and to fix their cadre strength at 219.

One post each of Associate Professor and Assistant Professor would be created in the department of Radiotherapy and Oncology in IGMC, Shimla.

Cabinet also decided to fill up vacant posts of Mining Guards, Class-IV in relaxation of ban on direct recruitment to check illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in the State.