Himachal to appoint 1355 Grameen Vidya Upasaks on contractual salary

Himachal cabinet decided to appoint 1355 Grameen Vidya Upasaks on contractual salary equivalent to JBT teachers from 1st April, 2009 onwards and award them special JBT Certificate after providing training during the vacations of the academic sessions of 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 to qualify as trained JBTs.
In other decision Cabinet approved contractual salary of the Ayurveda Medical Officers (AMO) being appointed through Rogi Kalyan Samities on the analogy of National Rural Health Mission. An AMO shall be eligible to draw a contractual salary of Rs. 16,000 per month for serving in the rural areas of the State; Rs. 18,000 for serving in Kinnaur district (except Pooh Tehsil and Hang Rung Sub-Tehsil), Bharmour in district Chamba, Chhota and Bara Bhangal in district Kangra; Rs. 20,000 for posting in the entire district of Lahaul and Spiti, Pooh Tehsil and Hung Rung Sub-Tehsil of District Kinnaur, Dodra-Kwar area in district Shimla. Appointees serving in urban areas shall continue getting existing emoluments.
It has been decided to launch Mahila Gram Panchayat Swasthaya Sahayaka Scheme in the State with a view to strengthen the health services network in the rural areas of the State and also generate employment avenues to the rural educated women at their door steps. In the First Phase 1,172 Mahila Gram Panchayat Swasthaya Sahayaks shall be engaged. The Scheme will then be extended to all the Gram Panchayats in the State in a phased manner.
It has been decided to convert EGS Instructors/Voluntary Teachers, who have completed four years of service and possess plus two educational qualifications into Grameen Vidya Upasaks.
Cabinet approved allotment of 25 projects of 0-2 MW, totalling 26.95 MW capacity, and 4 others of 2-5 MW, aggregating to 13 MW, for allotment to State Domiciled applicants with a view to develop entrepreneurship amongst the educated unemployed youth of the State.

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