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Himachal govt. approves 50% bus fare concession for women

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: May 31, 2022 9:00 AM

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Highlights:

• Cabinet decided to provide 50% concession in bus fare to women passengers
• Also approved for raising term loan for HTRC to buy new 360 buses
• Free domestic water supply in rural areas will also be provided
• Will provide 2 free gas cylinder

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet decided to provide 50 per cent concession in fare to women passengers in Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) intra state buses. An announcement was made by Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on the occasion of Himachal Day on April 15 at Chamba.

Raise term loan to buy new 360 buses

The Cabinet also approved to provide government guarantee in favour of HRTC for raising term loan of Rs. 160 crore to buy 360 new buses and other transport vehicles.

Free domestic water supply facility in rural areas

It’s also been decided to provide free domestic water supply facility to the people who lives in rural areas from May 1. The Cabinet gave its approval to provide two free gas cylinders to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna in addition to the refillment at the time of gas connection.

Granted child adoption leave

Cabinet also gave its approval for grant of Child Adoption Leave upto 12 weeks to the regular female employees of the state government.

Enhance the honorarium of part time workers

It has been decided to enhance the honorarium of part time workers functioning in patwar circles of Revenue Department from existing Rs 4100 to Rs 5000 per month, of lambardars in Revenue Department from existing Rs 2300 to Rs 3200 per month, of cook-cum-helper under the Mid Day Meal Scheme by Rs. 900 per month from April 1, of part time water carriers working in Education Department by Rs 900 per month from April 1.

Enhance honorarium of all categories of teachers appointed under SMC

The Cabinet decided to enhance the honorarium of all categories of teachers appointed under SMC by Rs 1000 per month from April 1. It also gave its nod to create and fill up 66 posts of Superintendent, Grade-I in Education Department for its smooth functioning.

Decided to fill up posts

The Cabinet decided to fill up 177 posts of Operation Theatre Assistant in Health and Family Welfare Department to facilitate the patients. It also decided to fill up 100 posts of Veterinary Officers in Animal Husbandry Department on contract basis through direct recruitment basis. The Cabinet also gave its nod to fill up 130 posts of different categories under National Health Mission on contract/outsource basis.

Also Read: Now women can return home freely at late night from work, free transportation orders from UP govt.

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