The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday decided to increase financial assistance to the eligible destitute women and widows under Mother Teresa Matri Asahay Sambal Yojna from existing Rs. 5000 to Rs 6,000 per child per annum subject to maximum of two children for their proper upbringing.
The Cabinet in its meeting held here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, also gave its approval for selection and imparting patwari training to 1195 candidates (933 candidates in Mohal side and 262 candidates in Settlement side) and 17 eligible chainmen of settlement department Shimla and Kangra in order to fill up vacancies in next five years.
It also gave its nod to establish a 'Disability Cell' in the Directorate of Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities and Empowerment of Specially Abled Persons Department for empowerment of persons with special abilities alongwith filling up of requisite posts to man the Cell.The Cabinet decided to fill up seven posts of different categories in Bal Ashrams being run by Himachal Pradesh Child Welfare Council at Sunni, Kalehali and Kalpa for their smooth functioning.
It also gave its nod to open Sub Employment Office at Bali Chowki in Mandi district along with creation and filling up of requisite posts.
The Cabinet also decided to create and fill up 17 posts of different categories and provide two new vehicles for the newly opened Fire Post at Padhar in Mandi district for its smooth functioning. It also gave its consent to open Fire Sub Station at Gohar in Mandi district alongwith creation and filling up of 23 posts of various categories and three vehicles.
The Cabinet decided to increase the honorarium of Special Police Officers deployed in those areas of Chamba and Lahaul-Spiti districts bordering Jammu and Kashmir from existing Rs 6000 to Rs 7000 per month.