Shimla, Dec 1

The winter session of H.P. Vidhan Sabha slated at Tapovan in Dharamshala from 7th December to 11th December, 2020 has been cancelled. The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting held today.   The decision was taken in the wake of increase in covid-19 cases in the State and restrictions imposed on gatherings, informed a spokesperson of the State government.

In meeting here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur a detailed discussions were held regarding covid-19 situation in the State. Hereafter the decision was taken.

The Cabinet decided that all the Ministers, MPs, MLAs shall holding any public functions and should rely on only virtual means by strictly adhering to the SOPs issued by the State Government time to time.  It decided that for all the social gatherings such as marriages, birthday parties, mundans etc. permission of local SDM would be mandatory and executive magistrates would be mandatory to enforce effective the SOPs.

The CoM also decided that containment zones would be strictly enforced to break the chain of virus. Random sampling would be done to identify affected persons at early stage to avoid further transmission. It decided that that all the Ministers would ensure effective implementation of ‘Him Surksha campaign in their assigned districts. They would also ensure effective steps to contain Covid-19 cases at all levels including reviewing arrangements in medical institutions etc.  It decided that Mahila Mandals would also be co-opted into Him Surksha Campaign and anti-Covid-19 campaign.  Young volunteers would also be involved in the campaign to carry the message of safety regarding Covid-19.

Other decisions

CoM gave its approval to rename government Degree College Lilh Kothi in Chamba district as Government New Model Degree College Lilh Kothi as foundation stone of this college was virtually laid by the Prime Minister.

The cabinet also decided to create Atal Tunnel Security Unit in the strength of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti district Police Establishments for security and other matters related to Atal Tunnel Rohtang. It was decided to create 64 posts of different categories, 32 each in Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti district. Each Security Unit would be provided two 4×4 wheel drive vehicles and a motor cycle for effective traffic management and security policing

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