Shimla, Jan 5
Himachal Pradesh Council of Ministers revised the Covid guidelines in the hill state deciding to impose night curfew and closing down of Sports complexes, Cinema halls, Multiplexes , Stadia, swimming pools and restraining gatherings in marriage palace and banquet halls, said the state spokesperson in a cabinet release issued here today.
He said that cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur reviewed Covid-19 situation in the State. It decided to put some restrictions in the wake of increasing number covid-19 cases in the State. It decided to impose night curfew from 2200 hrs to 0500 hrs (10 PM to 5 AM) throughout the State.
Besides this CoMs also decided closing indoor sports complexes, cinema halls, multiplexes, stadia, swimming pools, gyms, langers etc. in the State. It was also decided to allow 50 percent gathering of the indoor capacity including marriage palaces, banquet halls etc.
CoMs decided to regularize the services of part time water carriers of education department who have completed 11 years of services (7 years as part time and four years as daily wagers) as on 30th September, 2021. This would benefit 1782 water carriers.
It decided to fill up 129 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Forest Department on contract basis. It also decided to include Gram Panchayat Murag, Sharan and Kanda-Bagsiad of Development Block Gohar in Development Block Seraj at Janjehli in Mandi district to facilitate the people of these panchayats.
CoMs decided to create Dhuan Devin Patwar Circle in Mandi Sadar tehsil by carving out it from existing Patwar Circle Pandoh, Majhwar and Nela in Mandi district. It also gave its nod to create Patwar circle Killing under Chachiot tehsil of Mandi district to facilitate the people of the area.
It also gave its consent to award upgradation, operation and management of Culture Centre of Tourism Development at Baragran in Manali area of Kullu district to successful bidder M/s Maya Digital Media Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai-Deepa Roshan Lal Sahi (Consortium). This newly created facilities would add leisure tourism to the itinerary and would emerge as art and craft hub for the artisan of the State.
HPRIDC to go Public limited
In order to transform the transport sector for development of safe, resilient and high standard transport infrastructure besides facilitating green growth while strengthening the State level Transport and logistics institutions and improving connectivity and enhancing mobility, the Cabinet gave its approval to convert Himachal Pradesh Road and other Infrastructure Development Corporation (HPRIDC) into a Public limited Company.
CoMs gave its nod for MoU between Government of Himachal Pradesh and Government of Haryana related to construction of Adi Badri Dam on river Som and its linkage with Saraswati river.
Health sector related decisions
CoMs decided to upgrade Primary Health Centre Pandoh to Community Health Centre and opening of Primary Health Centre at Kot in Mandi district alongwith creation of nine posts of different categories in these health institutions. It also decided to upgrade Community Health Centre Rewalsar in Mandi district to Civil Hospital alongwith creation and filling up of 20 posts of different categories.
CoMs decided to upgrade 30 bedded Community Health Centre Dehar to 40 bedded Civil Hospital and upgradation of Primary Health Centre Jachchh in Mandi district to Community Health Centre alongwith creation of 20 posts of different categories in these health institutions for smooth functioning. It decided to open Primary Health Centres at Gram Panchayat Randhar and Gram Panchayat Majhwar in Mandi district alongwith creation and filling up of three posts each for these health institutions for their smooth functioning. the CoMs also decided to upgrade PHC Raison in Kullu district to Community Health Centre alongwith creation of four posts. It gave its nod to upgrade Primary Health Centres Chontra and Ashla in Mandi district to Community Health Centres alongwith creation and filling up of nine posts in these health institutions.
It also decided to upgrade Civil Hospital Manali in Kullu district to 100 bedded hospital alongwith creation of 33 posts of different categories to facilitate the people of the area.
The Cabinet gave its approval to upgrade Health Sub Centre Rajgarh Primary Health Centre and upgradation of Primary Health Centre Gagal in Mandi district to Community Health Centre to facilitate the people of the area.
It also gave its nod to upgrade Health Sub Centre Baaga in Solan district to Primary Health Centre and upgrade Health Sub Centre Golwan to Primary Health Centre and open Primary Health Centre at Peepali in Mandi district to facilitate the people of the area.
It also decided to give district level status to Aashar Naag Fair, Banikhet in Chamba district.