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Cabinet caps NRI quota seats in medical colleges

Cabinet caps NRI quota seats in medical colleges
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at the Cabinet meeting in Shimla on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Shimla, June 13

The government on Wednesday decided to enhance the honorarium of part-time water carriers working on a contractual basis in Education Department from Rs 1,900 to Rs 2,200 from April 1, 2018.

The decision was taken by the Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. It gave nod to admitting 100 students into Dr Radhakrishnan Medical College, Hamirpur, with effect from academic session 2018-19. With this six medical colleges have become functional in the state with each college having admission capacity of 100 students.

The Cabinet also decided to restrict the quota of NRI seats in medical colleges in order to provide more merit-based admissions. The Cabinet gave nod to engage 100 posts of Accountant-cum-Support Staff and 30 posts of data entry operators at block level under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.

The Cabinet approved the guidelines to start “Akhand Shiksha Jyoti, Mere School Se Nikle Moti” as per the “Swarnima Himachal Drishti Patra” to honour students who had passed out from the government schools who had made a mark in life. Under this scheme, names of personalities who have been achievers would be inscribed on the display board of concerned schools. The Cabinet also approved an amendment in Rule-69A of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1999 for rationalization of fee structure for contract carriages from other states.


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