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Friday 14 December 2018
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Govt to bring bill to tab on drug abuse

Shimla: To tackle the problem of drug abuse particularly among the youth, the state cabinet has decided to brought Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Himachal Pradesh Amendment Bill), 2018.

The amended bill will make the offences related to drug abuse more stringent.

The state cabinet has decided to select Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as national partner for the proposed ‘Himachal Pradesh Investors Summit-2019’ to promote investment in the State being organized on 10-11 June, 2019 at Dharamshala in Kangra district. The CII would render necessary help, support and service for organizing this event successfully.

The Cabinet decided to create Directorate of Disaster Management to support the H.P. Disaster Management Authority and State Executive Committee under Department of Revenue in H.P. Secretariat with creation of 34 posts of different categories.

It decided to create Ropeway and Rapid Transport System Development Corporation in the State under the control of Transport Department to oversee the implementation of all the ropeways and Mass Rapid Transportation System project and also to take up projects of PPP/BOT/EPC mode.

The Cabinet also gave its nod to make necessary amendment in H.P. Protection of Interests of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Act, 1999 for removing certain infirmities in the existing legislation and to make more deterrent and effective.

It gave approval to the guidelines for displaying ‘Gram Gaurav Patt’ in their respective Gram Panchayats to those persons who have contributed a lot for Nation/State or their respective areas.

The Cabinet approved creation of the Project Management Unit at Irrigation and Public Health Headquarter, Shimla along-with creation of 25 posts of various categories.

It gave its consent in principle to outsource 2322 employees from outsourcing agency to man 517 drinking water and irrigations schemes of Irrigation and Public Health Department.

The decision was made to purchase 13 Bolero vehicles one each for every police district of the State under national Emergency Response System for tackling the emergent situations.

The Cabinet decided to opening of liquor sub vends L-2/L-14 at 59 locations in the State on national highways keeping in view the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court.

It gave its nod to fill up six vacant posts of Panchayat Inspectors through direct recruitment on contract basis in Panchayat Raj Department.

Approval was also accorded to fill up three posts of Inspector, Grade-I in Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department through direct recruitment on contract basis. It gave approval to create one post of District Controller, Food and Civil Supplies in the department.



Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.