Himachal cabinet on Monday decided to create new sub-divisional offices (Civil) at Bangana in Una and Sangrah in Sirmour with a view to facilitate populace of these far-flung areas access administrative and revenue services at their doorsteps.
Bangana sub-division will serve 73,054 population in 40 panchayats and bring 38 patwar circles under its jurisdiction, while Sangrah sub-division will cater to 70,406 inhabitants of 41 panchayats and will have 25 patwar circles under its control.
In the meeting presided over by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the cabinet decided to conduct a Common Entrance Test annually to admit students to two-year Junior Basic Training (JBT) teachers' course through Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, Dharamsala.
It was approved to enhance 'Samman Rashi' under Himachal Pradesh Swantanta Senani Samman Yojna, 1985, from Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,500 per month to freedom fighters and from Rs 3,000 to Rs 3,500 per month to eligible spouses and unmarried daughters from April 1, 2012 onward, which will benefit about 900 beneficiaries.
The cabinet decided to direct all departments of state government to adopt a uniform policy with regard to regularisation of services of daily wage contingent paid workers and contractual employees working in respective departments against vacancies, on completion of eight years of continuous service as on March 31, 2012.
It was decided to adopt a uniform policy by all the departments of the state with regard to permanent absorption of surplus employees deployed on secondment with various departments, on prescribed terms and conditions, with a view to protect interests of such employees.
It was approved to enhance consolidated salary of 100 casual patwaris working in the settlement department of the state from Rs 4,828 to Rs 7,500 with immediate effect.
The cabinet decided to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of chief secretary to consider different aspects related to carrying amendment in Rule 19-E(3) of the Himachal Pradesh Town and Country Planning Rules, 1978, with principal secretary (TCP), principal secretary (revenue) and principal secretary (law) as members.