Shimla: The Himachal cabinet today approved setting up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for a rope way project to link Anandpur Sahib in Punjab with Naina Devi in Himachal Pradesh.
Presided over by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal the cabinet approved a concession period of 40 years after allowing for a construction period of 3 years for the project proposed to be built under private public partnership (PPP) mode on build operate and transfer (BOT) basis.
The cabinet authorized director, tourism and civil aviation, to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Punjab government for the prestigious project that aims to boost religious tourism in the two states.
To meet shortages of teachers in tribal and difficult areas, the cabinet adopted a policy of engaging unemployed but qualified staff to teach on period to period basis. The vacancies would be filled up through school management committees, said a cabinet spokesman.
Against available vacancies, the cabinet approved regularizing the services of daily wage or contingent paid workers who had completed 8 years of service till March, 2012.
The cabinet decided to take out the panchayats of Dugha and Bajuri in Hamirpur districts and Tunan, Poshna and Thachwa in Nirmand tehsil of Kullu district from the purview of HP Town and Country Planning Act, 1977.