Dhumal announces host of schemes on I-Day

Last Updated: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 22:59

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem
Kumar Dhumal on Monday announced enhancement of monthly honorarium
for freedom fighters and release of arrears for state
government employees on the occasion of Independence Day.



Dhumal also announced grant of old age monthly pension to
new 10,535 beneficiaries and increase in old age pension of
people aged 80 years or above to Rs 500 per month.
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem
Kumar Dhumal on Monday announced enhancement of monthly honorarium
for freedom fighters and release of arrears for state
government employees on the occasion of Independence Day.



Dhumal also announced grant of old age monthly pension to
new 10,535 beneficiaries and increase in old age pension of
people aged 80 years or above to Rs 500 per month.
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem
Kumar Dhumal on Monday announced enhancement of monthly honorarium
for freedom fighters and release of arrears for state
government employees on the occasion of Independence Day.



Dhumal also announced grant of old age monthly pension to
new 10,535 beneficiaries and increase in old age pension of
people aged 80 years or above to Rs 500 per month.
The chief minister unfurled the tricolour at a function
at Badsar in Hamirpur district.



The ten per cent of arrears would be provided to state
government employees as recommended by the Fifth Pay
Commission, he said.
Two new departments for women and child development and
SCs, OBCs and minorities shall be set up in the state, he
said.



Dhumal said water harvesting tanks would constructed in
each houses within the next three years to ease water problem.



Persons with more than 70 per cent disability would be
brought under National Health Insurance Scheme, 1,293 gramin
vidya uppasaks who have completed eight-year service would be
regularised and paid monthly salary of Rs 18,000, he said.



The chief minister also announced enhancement in daily
allowance of home guards in the state and expectant mothers
would be provided free medical facilities in government health
institutions.



He also announced three months remission for prisoners
serving life term or sentence of more than 10 years, two
months to those convicted for more than five years to upto ten
years and 45 days to jail inmates sentenced to three-five
years.



PTI



First Published: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 22:59

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