BJP govt to review all decisions taken by Congress regime in last six months in Himachal Pradesh

Jairam Thakur was on Wednesday sworn in as the 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh.

BJP govt to review all decisions taken by Congress regime in last six months in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: In its first meeting, the Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decided to review decisions taken by the previous government over the past six months.

Also, the four-day Winter Session of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, the first of the new BJP government, will be held next month in Dharamsala town.

"The session will be held from January 9-12," a government spokesperson told IANS.

The Cabinet also decided to cease all the appointments made by the previous Congress government like chairman and vice-chairman of government boards and corporations.

It also decided to terminate the services of those employees, including officials, who were granted extension by the previous government. Removing such employees was one of the prominent agendas of the BJP 'chargesheet' against the previous government.

As per government figures, over 2,000 employees had been re-employed. The Cabinet also put on hold all the recruitments being carried out other than by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission and the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission.

Jairam Thakur was on Wednesday sworn in as the 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh along with eleven other ministers at a ceremony at the historic Ridge ground.

Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 52-year-old Thakur, a five-time MLA from Seraj and other ministers which included six new faces.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, BJP veteran LK Advani and a host of union ministers.

The new ministers include Mohinder Singh, Krishan Kapoor, Suresh Bharadwaj, Anil Sharma, Sarveen Chowdhary, Ram Lal Markanda, Vipin Parmar, Virender Kanwar, Gobind Thakur, Rajiv Saizal and Vikram Singh.

The BJP won 44 out of 68 seats in the recent state Assembly elections, ousting the Congress. 

(With Agency inputs)

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