Shimla, Jun 9 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet today decided to adopt a new policy for the empanelment of the hospitals and diagnostic laboratories for diagnosis, treatment, investigations and reimbursement purposes of eligible state government employees.
The Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, approved the policy here.
It approved the filling up of the 200 posts of medical officers in the Health and Family Welfare Department on institution specific contracts through the Rogi Kalyan Samitis at the Civil Hospital, Community Health Centre level basis to fill up the existing vacancies of the medical officers and medical specialists in different health institutions of the state.
The medical officers posted in Lahaul and Spiti District, Pangi Sub-Division of District Chamba and Dodra-Kwar Sub-Division of District Shimla, who were earlier getting a remuneration of Rs 16,000, would now be getting Rs. 29,000, which includes monthly contractual remuneration of Rs 20,000 and Rs 9,000 as incentive, while the medical specialists, who were earlier getting Rs 25,000, would now be getting a total of Rs. 45,000, which includes Rs 30,000 as monthly contractual remuneration and Rs. 15,000 as incentive.
In rest of the locations all over the state, the medical officers would be drawing a fixed monthly contractual remuneration of Rs.
20,000 and specialists Rs 30,000.
The Cabinet also agreed to create and fill up 1,007 posts of various categories for the proposed fourth India Reserve Battalion with its headquarters at Galngle-Beri in district Hamirpur and recruitment to the same would be started on priority.
It decided to grant approval for the establishment of the Himachal Pradesh Institute of Police Studies instead of Police Training College at Sakoh, near Dharamshala in district Kangra while the Police Training College at Daroh, near Palampur in district Kangra would continue functioning as it is.
Besides, 121 posts of different categories, as per the requirement to make the Institute functional, were sanctioned for filling up on priority.
The Cabinet sanctioned 10 posts of dental medical officers for institution specific health institutions where required equipments were available to provide people better dental care services.
It also approved amendment in the Recruitment and Promotion Rules for the post of Chief Engineer (Class-I Gazetted) in Irrigation and Public Health Department.
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