Shimla: Today, in a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Himachal Pradesh decided to adopt the New Policy for empanelment of the hospitals and diagnostic laboratories within and outside the state for the diagnosis, treatment, investigations and reimbursement purposes of the eligible state government employees which fits into the New Policy provisions for empanelment in observance of the required codal formalities.
The Cabinet approved filling up of the 200 posts of Medical Officers in the Health and Family Welfare Department on institution specific contracts through the Rogi Kalyan Samitis at the Civil Hospital , Community Health Centre level basis to fill up the existing vacancies of the medical officers and medical specialists in different health institutions of the state.
The Medical Officers posted in Lahaul and Spiti District, Pangi Sub-Division of District Chamba and Dodra-Kwar Sub-Division of District Shimla, who were earlier getting Rs. 16,000 would now be getting Rs. 29,000 which includes monthly contractual remuneration of Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 9,000 as incentive while the Medical Specialists who were earlier getting Rs. 25,000 would now be getting a total of Rs. 45,000 which includes Rs. 30,000 as monthly contractual remuneration and Rs. 15,000 as incentive. Medical Officers posted in the District Kinnaur, Bharmour Sub-Division of District Chamba would be getting Rs. 26,000 in total which includes monthly contractual remuneration of Rs. 20,000 and incentive of Rs. 6,000 while the Specialists would be getting a total of Rs. 40,000 which includes Rs. 30,000 as monthly contractual remuneration and Rs. 10,000 as incentive. Medical Officers joining in rural locations would be entitled to draw a total of Rs. 23,000, which includes monthly contractual remuneration of Rs. 20,000 and incentive of Rs. 3,000, while the Specialists would be drawing a total of Rs. 33,000, which includes Rs. 30,000 a monthly contractual remuneration and Rs. 3,000 as incentive. In rest of the locations all over the state the Medical Officers would be drawing a fixed monthly contractual remuneration of Rs. 20,000 and Specialists Rs. 30,000.
The contractual medical appointees will be eligible for allotment of departmental accommodation wherever available, travelling allowance and daily allowance for official duties admissible as per the rates applicable at the initial level besides 24 days annual casual leave per contract year.
Cabinet consented to create and fill up 1,007 posts of various categories for the proposed 4th India Reserve Battalion with its headquarter at Galngle-Beri in district Hamirpur and recruitment to the same would be started on priority.
It decided to grant approval for the establishment of the Himachal Pradesh Institute of Police Studies instead of Police Training College at Sakoh, near Dharamshala in district Kangra while the Police Training College at Daroh, near Palampur in district Kangra would continue functioning as it is. 121 posts of different categories, as per the requirement to make the Institute functional, were sanctioned for filling up on priority.
It sanctioned 10 posts of Dental Medical Officers for institution specific health institutions where required equipments were available to provide people better dental care services.
It also approved amendment in the Recruitment and Promotion Rules for the post of Chief Engineer (Class-I Gazetted) in Irrigation and Public Health Department.