Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to open all educational institutions, gyms, cinema halls and allow langars in the state from February 17.

The meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has also decided to give revised pension and family pension from February 1st for 1.73 lakh pensioners. In addition to these nearly 43000 retirees,retiring between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2021 would also get revised pension and gratuity, the limit of gratuity has been raised from Rs 10 to 20 lakhs applicable to NPS employees. The Cabinet has decided to give 31 percent dearness allowance to pensioners from July 1st, 2021.

It gave its nod to fill up  8 posts of Sub Fire Officers, 2 posts of Leading Firemen, 30 posts  of Firemen  and 10  posts of driver –cum- pump operators  in Fire Services Department., besides sanctioning Type B Water Tender , one water bowser and one CO2 vehicle and one Quick Response Vehicle each for newly created Fire Posts .  

It decided to open Jal Shakti Sub Division at Sangla, Katraian, Bajuara, Jal Shakti Section at Karchham and PWD sub division at Chandi.

The Cabinet decided to upgrade Community Health Centre Udaipur and Kaza to Civil Hospitals, upgrade PHC Cholthra, Sajao and Cholgarh to CHC, open a PHC at Bakarata Darpa and open sub centre at Kemo.

The Cabinet also gave its consent to purchase and run 50 additional ambulances under 108-National Ambulance Services, start science classes in GSSS Trilokinath

It decided to notify Sardar Patel University Mandi, Himachal Pradesh (Establishment and Regulation) Act, 2022 from 1st April, 2022 to set up a new State University at Mandi and open Degree College Ghandalwi in Bilaspur district.

The cabinet allowed opening of Sub Tehsil at Sadwan in Nurpur Tehsil, ITI at Karga, upgrade middle schools Doldhar, Bag Chuwasi, Jachh and Kandi Tikkar and Meha, Neoli, Shaleen to High Schools, High Schools Haraboi, Kahnoo, Richhani, Palhota Chambi, Doghari, Sari, Jinduar and Hallan 1 to Senior Secondary Schools.   

The Cabinet gave its nod to open a new Government Industrial Training Institute at Village Karga in Keylong tehsil of Lahaul-Spiti district. 

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