The Himachal Cabinet has given its approval to fill up around 1900 posts in various departments. These include 1500 posts of police constables on regular basis through direct recruitment.
The Cabinet, in its meeting presided by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, decided to change the nomenclature of H.P Subordinate Service Selection Board, Hamirpur as Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission besides filling up of 27 posts of different categories in the Commission.
The Cabinet given clearance for filling of 11 posts of different categories in Urban Development Department. It also approved to create and fill up various posts of faculty members in three new medical colleges to be opened shortly in the State.
The Cabinet decided to fill up three posts of Excise and Taxation Officer and 17 posts of Excise and Taxation Inspectors through direct recruitment.
It decided to create and fill up six posts of Kanungo and 45 posts of Patwari in Rampur, Chirgaon Tehsils and Nankhari sub-tehsil in Shimla district.
The decision was taken to fill up 17 posts of Junior Engineers (14 as JE Electrical and 3 as JE Mechanical) by promotion from the feeding categories in relaxation of R&P rules against the quota of direct recruitment (batch wise).
It approved creation of one post of Additional Director (I.T) besides creation and filling up of 10 posts of Junior Office Assistants (IT) on contract basis in Directorate of Land records.
It was decided to fill up one post each of Senior and Junior Refractionist in Ophthalmology department of IGMC, Shimla, creation of post of Radiographer at CHC Rajpur in Sirmaur district and filling up of vacant post of dietician in IGMC, Shimla on contract basis under Rogi Kalyan Samitis (RKS). It also approved creation of one post of Ward Sister at CHC Kataula in Mandi district, filling up of seven posts of Pharmacists through RKS on outsource basis.
It approved filling up of the vacant posts of Research Officer, Assistant Research Officer and creation of posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Economics and Statistics Department. It also approved to fill up one post of Programme manager, two posts of Programme Officers and one post of Accounts Officer and to up-grade the post of Special Nutrition Officer to Assistant Director, Nutrition in Department of Women and Child Development.
The approval was also given to fill up eight posts of different categories in Himachal Pradesh Waqf Tribunal at Dharamshala.
The Cabinet decided to fill up as many as 64 posts of different categories for jails in the Prison department.
It approved to upgrade seven posts of Fisheries Field Assistants to Farm Assistants in Fisheries department.
The decision was taken to fill up two posts of Assistant Professors and one Tabla Instructor in newly opened Jawahar Lal Nehru Degree College of Fine Arts in Shimla.
The approval was also granted to create and fill up 12 posts in Dharmashala Municipal Corporation along-with purchase of two vehicles.
The permission was granted for filling up five posts of various categories for newly constituted Nagar Panchayat Jawali in Kangra district.