The Himachal Pradesh cabinet today accorded its approval for Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) for water supply and wastewater management in Greater Shimla Planning Area and other places including raw water off take treatment and distribution of potable water and recycled non potable water, wastewater collection, treatment, reuse, recycling and disposal.

The estimated project cost is Rs. 770 crore and will be implemented with financial assistance from the World Bank.

The Cabinet approved in principle transportation guidelines for the safe plying of transport vehicles deployed in schools. It was also decided that transport department would also send letter to all the principals of all the private schools on behalf the Chief Minister informing them about the school transportation safety guidelines.

Cabinet nod to fill posts in SPV for Shimla and Dharamshala

The Cabinet decided to create and fill up posts in Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Shimla and Dharamshala Smart City Mission to execute works worth Rs. 2906 crore and Rs. 2105 crore for Smart City Shimla and Dharamshala respectively.

For Shimla Smart City, 24 posts would be filled on secondment basis and 26 posts of different categories would be filled up on outsource basis. Similar number of posts would also be filled for Dharamshala Smart City on Secondment and outsource basis.

The Cabinet decided to give admission to different courses being run by various institutions affiliated with Technical Education University Hamirpur as per AICTE norms.

The Cabinet decided to provide honorarium of Rs. 21,500 per month, three percent annual increment, 12 days casual leave and 10 days medical leave alongwith framing of transfer policy for the Gram Vidya Upasak (EGS) working in elementary education department on the analogy of Primary Assistant Teachers. It also decided to give Rs. 21,500 honorarium per month and three percent annual increment to the left out Gramin Vidya Upasaks on the analogy of Primary Assistant Teachers.

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