The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has accorded its necessary approval to create a new Inspection Wing in the Education Department to be headed by Joint Director (Inspection).
One post of Deputy Director School Education in Directorate of Higher Education was approved to be upgraded to Joint Director. Apart from this 12 posts of Deputy Director (Inspection), 20 Principal (Inspection) and 20 Block Primary Education Officer (Inspection) would be created.
Cabinet, presided by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, also given approval to incorporate few amendments in Hydro Power Policy of the State. In case of bonafide Himachalis, to whom projects upto 2 MW capacity are allotted, the Government may consider the request of promoters to sell/transfer 49% equity shares to Non-Himachalis at any stage after allotment of projects and full disinvestment after two years of commissioning.
The Cabinet also approved that in case of bonafide Himachalis to whom projects above 2 MW to 5 MW capacity are allotted, the Government may consider the request of promoters to sell/transfer 51% equity shares to Non-Himachalis at any stage after allotment of projects and full disinvestment after two years of commissioning.
It also approved to grant land on lease basis in favour of M/s Jai Prakash Power Ventures Ltd. for construction/ establishment of Karchham-Wangtoo HEP in Kinnaur district.
The Cabinet gave approval to allot 24 Hydel Projects above 2 MW to 5 MW capacity to the qualified applicants, as per the recommendation of HIMURJA.
The Cabinet, in its another decision, approved to enhance the retirement age of general duty Medical Officers under Directorate of Health Services to 60 years, and also approved to grant ex-post facto sanction to grant of 4-9-14 pay scale to all the eligible Medical Officers in Health Department in relaxation of condition of passing departmental examination.