Continuing with a series of poll sops for government employees,the Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved the release of post-based revised pay structures and grade pay to employees from October 1,this year. The additional annual burden on this account is expected to be over Rs 550 crore per annum.
It also granted other benefits to employees,technical staff,ayurveda medical officers,judicial officers,daily wagers and students. It further provided ownership rights to Shimla citizens,who are possession holders of buildings in the towns municipal limits.
An official spokesman said the cabinet granted approval to the implementation of Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) under a three-tier system of 4-9-14 to all categories of state employees from August 27,2009.
It also decided to notify revised enhanced daily wages from Rs 130 to Rs 150 from September 1,with an additional 25 per cent for daily wagers in tribal areas.
Grant the pay scale of Rs 15,600-39,100 with a grade pay of Rs 5,400 to regular ayurvedic medical officers.
Release pay scales and other revised service benefits to teaching and non-teaching staff in higher technical institutions.
Grant allowances to judicial officers and retired judicial officers from January 1,2006.
Enhanced daily wages of Rs 240 instead of a fixed monthly amount to technical assistants in Panchayati Raj department who have completed 10 years of service.
Enhanced subsidy under the Horticulture Technology Mission and Minor Irrigation Scheme from 50 per cent to 80 per cent.
Kalpana Chawla Scholarship Scheme for 2,000 top Class XII girl students. Annual scholarship of Rs 15,000 will be given for 3 years.
Sell equity share of power from 1500 MW Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited Project,Nathpa Jhakri.