The Himachal Cabinet on Monday decided to provide Kaushal Vikas Allowance to new employees to be employed in industries @ of Rs. 1000 per month for maximum period of two years. Those youth with physical disability of more than 50 per cent would be provided allowance of Rs. 1500 per month under the scheme and it will be applicable for all the employees who are getting salary up to Rs 15,000 per month in private sector.
The meeting held here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, also decided to launch Medha Protsahan Yojana to provide coaching facility to meritorious students of Himachal Pradesh for competitive examinations. Under this scheme, financial assistance of rupees one lakh or as per the actual, whichever is less will be provided to the meritorious students whose family income does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh per annum. A sum of rupees five crores will be spent under the scheme during the current financial year.
The Cabinet decided to introduce Swathya Mein Sahbhagita Yojana in the State to ensure improved access and affordability of quality health care services in rural areas and to provide impetus to growth of private sector health care investments to ensure alignment with public health goals and enable making health care system effective, efficient, safe and affordable.
The Cabinet decided to allot 780 MW Jangi-Thopan-Powari Hydro Electric Project in Kinnaur district for execution to SJVNL. It was also decided that the Power department would come up with timelines for all projects allocated on nomination basis to Central PSUs or State PSUs.