Himachal Pradesh industrial security force to be raised

Shimla: To improve the security environment in industrial area, the Himachal cabinet today approved raising of a dedicates security force.

Citing the reason of protecting employees decision, the cabinet presided by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal approved re-vesting of asset and liabilities between HP state electricity board and HP Transmission Corporation.

Central governments ministry of corporate affairs was authorized by the cabinet to collect stamp duty chargeable on various instruments prescribed under the Companies Act, 1956, on behalf of the state government through MCA 21 System.

The new state industrial security force to be raised would provide employment avenues for 1024 people, said a cabinet spokesman.

Revised pay scale for Work Charged Employees state electricity board from January 1, 2006 were approved. A separate police post for Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project was sanctioned.

Organizational structure and staffing pattern of newly created directorate of energy was approved.

Construction of six girls hostels for 50 girls each in educationally backward blocks of Sirmour and Chamba districts were sanctioned.

Clubbing of Homte (10.5 MW) and Wanger (24.1 MW) projects in Kinnaur district into one integrated project was given the cabinet nod.

It also approved guidelines for change of location and elevation after the allotment of power projects for execution with the prior approval of the state government. Uniform extension fee at the rate of Rs. 10,000 per MW from all Independent Power Producers (IPPs) instead of graded one was also agreed upon

Term of Shahnehar Project IPH Division and its Sub-Divisions was extended upto March 31, 2011 for completion.

Modifications to new admission policy to Post Graduate Degree and Diploma Courses in the government medical colleges were approved by the cabinet.

It was decided to develop a parking slot near old Subzi Mandi in Palampur under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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