HP grants Rs 1500 ex-gratia or honorarium to Covid warrior

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Shimla, Apr 15
Himachal Pradesh Government announced to release Rs 1500 ex-gratia or honorarium for some sections of Covid warrior to facilitate them for rendering services in the time of pandemic.
Chief Minister announced Rs 1500 ex-gratia/honorarium  to all the Class III and IV employees such as staff nurses, ward boys, Class IV employees, Asha workers etc.  involved directly  in the service of Covid patients for the month of April and May.
Providing relief to the tourism industry in wake of the Covid pandemic, he announced
subvention scheme for three months till June, 2021 for tourism industry. He said that all hotels, tourist lodges, tourism units would be exempted from paying demand charges for two months and they would not have to pay late charges and could pay the same in easy instalments.
He said that demand charges would be not be levied from private schools, as they have also adversely affected due to pandemic.
He also announced interest subversion scheme for transport sector so that they
could also avail financial facilities. He announced 50 percent concession on SRT on stage carriage for three months from April and also 50 percent concession on passenger tax for three months on taxis and contract carriage.

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