Shimla, Jan 5 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that the party's election manifesto would be implemented in the state in a phased manner after hiking the wages of daily workers and pensions of elderly women and handicapped.
Addressing a series of public meetings in Bilaspur and Hamirpur yesterday, the Chief Minister said that even before the formation of the cabinet fifty percent of manifesto had been implemented.
Mr Dhumal said that the government would provide fifty percent reservation to the women in the Panchayati Raj Institutions as against thirty-three percent at present.
''BJP led state government will protect people's interests and will make every effort to come out with the plans for the well being of public'', he added The Chief Minister said that Parents Maintenance Act said that provisions of the Act would be implemented more vigorously to secure old age people and to ensure them all basic necessities. The state government would take strong note of the complaints where Parents were not being looked after properly.
''The government would protect employees who had been politically victimised and directions has been issued to all Heads of Departments to decide all such cases on merit basis to provide relief to those who suffered'' he conceded.
The government would not squander its public money and time in witch hunting and all aspects would be taken into consideration before taking any action in such cases.
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