HP Govt to table benami land report in Assembly

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday decided to table the Report of the Inquiry Commission on benami land transactions in the state assembly during the ongoing Budget session.

The Home and Revenue Departments were asked by the state Cabinet to take immediate action in the cases mentioned in the Report.

The Cabinet also approved extension of the Commission's term till May 31.

The Commission, headed by Justice (Retd) D P Sood, had submitted its report to the government last week.

The Cabinet also revised the rates of travelling and daily allowance of employees. It fixed the revised rates on the basis of grade pay with maximum daily allowance of Rs 250 for officers with grade Pay of Rs 10,000 or above and lowest allowance of Rs 130 for those with grade pay of Rs 3,000 and below.

The travelling allowance and hotel charges for various categories of employees were also revised on the same basis.

The Cabinet also increased the fixed travelling allowance of field functionaries like panchayat secretaries and mukhiya sevika in Rural Development department by nearly 100 per cent from Rs 105 to Rs 200 and for other functionaries from Rs 75 to Rs 150.

It approved the decision to provide two increments to the employees adopting permanent family planning after having two or less surviving daughters under the 'Beti Hai Anmol Scheme'.