The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh, gave its approval for signing of MoU with the Government of India for setting up of one more medical college in the State at Hamirpur with 100 MBBS seats per year. The college will be set up under the scheme of Government of India of establishment of new colleges with a cost of Rs 189 crore each, out of which 90% cost is to be met by GoI and rest 10% by the State Government. The State has already signed similar MoU’s with the Government of India for setting up of medical colleges at Chamba and Nahan.
It gave approval for installation of Water ATMs in selected towns at Mata Chintpurani in Una, Chammunda Mata Mandir, Kangra Mandir, Dharamshala (near Rainbow School Dari) in Kangra, Vikasnagar, Ridge, ISBT Tutikandi & local Bus Stand and at IGMC in Shimla on Built, Operate, Manage and Maintain (BOMM) basis.
The Cabinet gave its nod to fill up eight posts of Civil Defence Instructor, Platoon Commander, Chief Instructor, Administrative Officer, Assistant Store Officer, Civil Defence Instructor, Wireless Operator and Wireless Mechanic on contract basis in the Home Guards and Civil Defence Directorate.
It gave ex-post facto approval for filling up of four vacant posts of Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies (Class-II Gazetted) in the pay band of Rs. 10,300-34,800 plus grade pay Rs. 5,000 for HAS examination-2012.