Himachal Cabinet Approves Educational Institution Regulator Commission Bill

Shimla: To make up for shortage of doctors in the public healthcare system, the Himachal cabinet today gave its nod for recruiting additional 150 doctors.

The cabinet also approved the private educational institution regulatory commission bill, an amendment to judicial officers pay Act and also approved the CAG report for Sirmaur district that is to be laid in the coming monsoon session.

Presided over by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the cabinet sanctioned recruitment of 150 doctors on a regular basis through the HP Public Service Commission. Cabinet also decided to disburse locational incentives to 63 contractual Medical Officers on the analogy of Rogi Kalyan Samities.

With a number of private educational institutions coming up in the state, the cabinet approved the Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions (Regulatory Commission) Bill, 2010 so as to regulate the functioning of all higher educational institutions in the private sector and to ensure quality education to the students.

Approval was given to the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Officers (Pay Allowances and Conditions of Service) Act, 2003 (Act No. 13 of 2003) – Amendment Bill, 2010. It also approved the Himachal Pradesh Prohibition of Cow Slaughter (Amendment) Bill 2010.

The cabinet adopted the report of Comptroller General of India (CAG) relating to District Sirmour for the period of 2004-09 and in a departure from routine decided to lay it in the ensuing monsoon session that starts from 17th August.

It decided to rationalize the remuneration structure of the Advocate General and other tenure functionaries in his office.

Approval was given to Rogi Kalyan Samities to operate proposed Jan Aushadhi Stores by outsourcing the dispensing staff at its own level.

The cabinet created 18 posts in the education department, approved filling up of 10 posts in the prison department and sanctioned purchase of 10 light vehicles in the police department under a modernization for improving the mobility of field functionaries.

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