Cabinet Decision

No. 1029/2015-Pub 17th November 2015

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decisions 17th november, 2015

   The Cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to wave-off/remit the entire stamp duty as well as registration fee in favour of farmers for restoration of their mortgaged /auctioned land on clearance of the entire due amount to the bank under one time settlement. This will facilitate the farmers to get back their sold or mortgaged land without additional burden of stamp duty and registration fee.

The meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh.

This has been done to provide relief to those distressed farmers whose land has been sold or ownership transferred in favour of the bank and recorded in revenue records. Since the revenue authorities were pressing hard for payment of stamp duty and registration fee, which some poor farmers were finding difficult to pay, hence a decision was taken to waive off stamp duty and registration fee in respect of those farmers who are availing benefit of One Time Settlement scheme to facilitate transfer of their land in their names.

It decided to give incentive/award in shape of grand-in-aid to the Panchayati Raj bodies who elected all the office bearers un-opposed. The incentive, amount would be Rs. 5 lakh,  Rs 10 lakh and Rs. 15 lakh for Gram  Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads respectively.

The Cabinet gave approval for relaxing the norm of 100 meters from the road head for allotment of land upto 3 biswa in rural areas and 2 biswa in urban areas for construction of dwelling units as per the housing policy of the State government to the urban and rural landless persons. It will benefit large number of landless persons both in urban and rural areas of the State.

The decision was taken to constitute the State Monitoring Committee under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 with Financial Commissioner Revenue of GoHP as its Chairman besides 11 other Members and a Member Secretary.

The decision was taken by the Cabinet to levy 9 % administrative and contingency charges on land acquisitions undertaken by the State Government through Land Acquisition Collectors and Special Land Acquisition Unit for Central Government Ministries for construction of National Highways, Railways, Defence projects etc.


·        The Cabinet decided to launch special recruitment drive for clearance of shortfall and backlog of more than 6000 posts of different categories for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in various departments in the State.

·        It was also decided to launch a special drive to fill up the vacant posts of different categories for differently abled persons  in various government departments.

·        It was decided to create 19 additional posts of different categories for HP Administrative Tribunal.

·        The Cabinet decided to fill up four vacant posts of HP Administrative Service by direct recruitment through HPAS Combined Competitive Examination, 2015 to be conducted by State Public Service Commission.

·        To fill 48 Posts  of Clerks in Horticulture Department out of which 37 posts will be through direct recruitment on contract basis and 11 posts to be filled through Limited Direct Recruitment (LDR).

·        To create 3 posts of Junior Office Assistants (IT) on contract basis in Urban Development Department.

·        To create and fill up 3 posts of Junior Office Assistants (IT) on contract basis in Women and Child Development Directorate.

·        To fill up 3 vacant posts of Amchi Medical Officers and two vacant posts of Unani Medical Officer in Ayurveda Department on contract basis.

·        To fill up 5 vacant posts of Statistical Assistant by direct recruitment through Service Selection Board Hamirpur on contract basis in Social Justice and Empowerment Department.

·        Creation of one post each of Joint Legal Remembrancer-cum-Joint Secretary (Law) in the Law Department for Official Language and English Wing.

Approval was accorded to start Science and Commerce classes in different schools of the State as per the announcement of the Chief Minister. In this series, Science Classes would be started in 50 schools besides Commerce classes in 35 different schools of the State.

The decision was taken by the Cabinet to dismantle the old office of Block Development Officer to pave the way for construction of combined office building at  Sujanpur Tihra and further decided that in future there will


be only Sub-Divisional combined offices at Sub Division level instead of Mini Secretariat.

The Cabinet gave its consent for grant of NOC to transfer the immovable assets of Central School for Tibetan, Chhota Shimla to Sambota Tibetan Schools Society, Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Dharamshala (HP)


The Cabinet decided to cancel  Pakhnoj (2.50 MW) hydel Project in Kullu district. Besides, the Cabinet decided to restore the cancelled Kanda (0.80MW) hydel project in district Sirmour and Anni-IV (4.80 MW)  hydel project in Kullu district.

Approval was accorded to provide permanent ownership of the land for setting up Army transit camp at Pandoh in Mandi.


·        The Cabinet decided to re-name of Government Degree College Dadasiba  in district Kangra as Baba Kanshi Ram Government Degree College Dadasiba.

·        It also approved the revised preliminary estimate for construction of Circuit House at Willy Park Chaura Maidan, Shimla, construction of additional accommodation of PWD Rest House at Banikhet in district Chamba and Shojha  in Kullu district and construction of new PWD Rest House at Dhalpur, Kullu.

·        Decision was taken to take over Swami Vivekanand College, Shivnagar in district Kangra.

·        Approval was accorded by the Cabinet to start Motor Mechanic Vehicle and Draugtsman (Civil) trade in Govt. ITI Jalog in district Shimla.

·        It also gave approval for opening Women Police Station at Kullu.

·        It decided to revise the Pay scale of Lecturers (now Assistant Professors) appointed in Colleges on adhoc/tenure basis prior to 1996.


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