The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet approved the revised Eco-Tourism Policy-2016 so as to make Himachal Pradesh a leading eco-tourism destination, with eco-tourism attracting at least 10% of overall tourists visiting the State by the year 2030. However, before bidding, it was decided that the department should obtain Forest Clearance (FCA).
The policy is based on the understanding that involvement of local communities in eco-tourism would support their livelihood needs and consequently create a stake for them in the conservation of local culture, ecology and environment.
The Cabinet, presided by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, approved the proposal to provide facilitiesin potential industrial zones in industrial corridors in Himachal Pradesh at Dulehar, Dehlan, Ispur and Ispur-II, Gagret in district Una, Paonta Sahib, Mazra and Nahan in district Sirmour, Kotla, Indora and Raja-Ka-Bag in district Kangra, Doon, Patta, Tiro, Majhol and Nalagarh in district Solan and Kot-Kehloor in district Bilaspur.
The Cabinet approved to enhance the honorarium of Gram Vidya Upasak from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 7000 per month.
The Cabinet also accorded approval to fill over 3000 posts in the various departments.
1500 posts of C&V category Teachers includes 600 posts of OT, 400 posts of LT, 200 posts of DM and 300 posts of PET in Elementary Education Department on contract basis.
465 posts of Forest Guards on contract basis in Forest Department by direct recruitment.
418 posts of Additional Anganwari Workers cum Nutrition Counsellors for ICDS Blocks of Sirmour and Kangra districts.
214 posts of Veterinary Pharmacists on contract basis in Animal Husbandry Department.
40 posts of Excavator Operators and 20 posts of Driver on contract basis through direct recruitment in PWD.
100 posts of Junior Engineer (Civil) on contract through direct recruitment in PWD.
43 posts for performing the statutory functions of State Load Despatch Centre under the aegis of Himachal Pradesh Load Despatch Society.
40 posts of Junior Engineer (Civil) and two posts of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) through direct recruitment on contract basis in I&PH department.
40 posts of Patwari in PWD by the way of direct recruitment and LDRs in equal ratio on contract basis.
30 posts of Assistant Professor and eight posts of non-teaching staff in CSK HPKV University Palampur on contract basis.
25 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Higher Education on contract basis.
10 posts of Professors in Government Pharmacy College Rohroo.
3 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Settlement Division Kangra and four similar posts in Settlement Division Shimla.
2 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in the Department of Economics and Statistics on contract basis.
2 posts of Data Entry Operators on contract basis in Environment Science and Technology Department.
1 post of Senior Assistant and two posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) for the office of Assistant Commissioner Protocol at Parwanoo.
10 posts of Junior Engineer Electrical in PWD by direct recruitment on contract basis.
1 post of Manager IT and one post of Assistant Programme in office of Engineer-in-Chief PWD to be created/filled on secondment basis.
8posts of Havaldar Instructor/Quarter Master Havaldar and six posts of Civil Defence Instructor on contract basis in Home Guard and Civil Defence Department.
18 Posts of various posts including Assistant Professors on contract basis in Government Degree College Rakkar in district Kangra.
10 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) on contract basis and nine posts of Extension Officers in newly created Development Block in Industries Department.
4 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Forest Department on contract basis.
1 post of Assistant Director Fisheries on contract basis through direct recruitment and 10 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) on contract basis in Fisheries Department.
2 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Dr. Y.S. Parmar Government Medical College Nahan.
One post of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Horticulture Department.
4 posts of Bee Keepers in Horticulture Department through direct recruitment on contract basis.
The Cabinet approved for temporary encadrement posts of teaching faculty in Yaswant Singh Parmar Govt. Medical College Nahan.