himachal pradesh: Himachal Pradesh: Now legislators must pay income tax out of their own pockets | News from Shimla

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Cabinet at its meeting held on Thursday resolved to issue an order to omit Section 12. of the Ministers Salaries and Allowances (Himachal Pradesh) Act, 2000, Section 11- A of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Allowances and Pension of Members) Act, 1971 relating to income tax which is currently paid by the state government and now has to be paid by individual members.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur gave approval to start a mobile Mukhya Mantri Clinic in each segment of the State Assembly. These mobile clinics would have facilities for testing, consultation, prescription, including drug distribution, basic laboratory services, vaccination facilities and procedures by a general practitioner/specialist for people living in areas remote areas with little access to medical facilities. This would greatly contribute to improving access and coverage of health services in rural areas.
It decided to grant a higher remuneration structure to the categories of police officers appointed in 2015 and 2016 by authorizing the granting of a higher pre-revised salary range and remuneration by grade to officers on a theoretical, since the new rules of Himachal Pradesh (compensation review)-2022 have come into force on 1st January this year effective from 1st January 2016. Constables now have the option to fix their remuneration according to the factor relevant determination of remuneration and the payment of arrears of remuneration would depend on their options under the revised rules.
The Cabinet has also given its approval for the modification of Mukhya Mantri Swablamban Yojna-2022 to ensure maximum coverage of eligible categories. It was decided that the subsidy for women and the disabled would be increased to 35% and the subsidy for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes was increased to 30%.
Apart from this, approval has been given to include a minimum unit of 3 buffalo/3 cows in the tribal areas of the state and a minimum unit of 5 cows/5 buffaloes in other parts of the state as part of the Unnat newspaper development project. As part of this activity, a grant was also approved for the purchase of animals. Also, activities including mechanized agricultural equipment, combine harvesters and combine harvesters used for agriculture.
The Cabinet has given its approval to the draft policy for the recruitment of 5000 workers in the Public Works Department for road maintenance and other official works. They would be appointed on a fee of Rs 4500. He decided to upgrade the Udaipur Lahaul-Spiti development sub-block into a development block to facilitate the people of the region.
He also gave his approval to the guidelines governing appointments/appointments and other terms and conditions of service of the president, member secretary, unofficial members and other members of the National Pollution Control Board for the proper functioning of the board.
Cabinet has given approval to provide a ‘no default guarantee’ in favor of Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation for raising a term loan of Rs 69 crore at an interest rate of 6.71% per annum to purchase 200 buses and 5 temporary passengers.
He decided to establish one Professorship, Associate Professorship and two Senior Resident and OTA positions in the Regional Transplant Surgery Department of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Tanda.
In order to boost horticultural activities in the state and make the department more vibrant, the Cabinet has decided to establish three horticulture department zones at Kangra, Shimla and Mandi.
In order to boost the industrial development of the state and provide better investment opportunities for entrepreneurs, the Cabinet has given its approval to amend the “Industrial Development Policy of Himachal Pradesh-2019” and the “Rules Regarding the granting of incentives, concessions and facilities for investment. promotion in Himachal Pradesh-2019 and also approved to extend the “Himachal Pradesh Industrial Investment Policy-2019” till December 31, 2025.

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