The Himachal Cabinet on Thursday gave its consent to Himachal Pradesh Early Childhood Care and Education Tutor Scheme-2022 for the children in the age group of 3 to 6 years in Government Primary School under the National Education Policy.
The scheme envisages appropriate care and stimulation of the brain in the early years in order to ensure healthy brain development and growth. Special attention and priority would be given to districts and locations that are particularly socio-economically disadvantaged.
The Cabinet meeting, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also approved the Policy to hire pre-primary teachers. The Education Department will frame R&P rules for their recruitment and till the time R and P Rules are finalized, the Department shall engage the tutors by outsourcing through HPSEDC. Those candidates who have done a one-year diploma in Nursery Teacher Education/Pre School Education/Early Childhood Education Programme, for these candidates, the Department would pursue framing of bridge courses as per norms to make them eligible. The Tutors will be paid a sum of Rs. 9000 per month.
It decided to engage 499 para cooks and 563 para helpers in Forest Department for proper maintenance and catering of 499 forest rest houses and inspection huts throughout the State. The Cabinet gave its approval to the World Bank funded Programme ‘Himachal Power Sector Development Programme’ with a total cost of about Rs. 2000 crore for timely monitoring, implementation and verification of the proposed PMU establishment in Directorate of Energy along with structure and functioning.
It also decided to regularize the services of water carriers working in Education Department, who have put in 11 years service (as part time water carrier and daily wagers) as on 31st March, 2022 and 30th September, 2022.