Himachal Cabinet to create agency for water supply in Shimla
(Sourced from PTI)
The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved setting up of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) for the water supply and wastewater management in Greater Shimla Planning Area and other places. The estimated cost of the project to be implemented with financial assistance from the World Bank is Rs. 770 crore. The Cabinet meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
The cabinet also approved in principle transportation guidelines for the safe plying of school vehicles. It also decided that the transport department would send letters to the principals of all private schools on behalf of the CM informing them about the school transportation safety guidelines. The decision was taken after 27 school children and three others were killed in a bus accident in Kangra.
The Cabinet decided to provide an honorarium of Rs. 21,500 per month, 3% annual increment, 12 days casual leave, and 10 days medical leave along with framing of transfer policy for the Gram Vidya Upasak working in elementary education department as Primary Assistant Teachers.
The Cabinet decided to create and fill up various posts in Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Shimla and Dharamshala Smart City Mission to execute works worth Rs. 2,906 crore and Rs. 2,105 crore for Shimla and Dharamshala, respectively. The Cabinet decided to create a new Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Public Works Department at Kangu in Mandi district.