HP Cabinet approves Skill Upgradation Scheme

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Shimla, Aug 18 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet in its meeting held here today accorded approval to the launch of the Skill Upgradation with Job/Outsourcing Guarantee (SUJOG) Scheme.

The scheme aims at providing training to eligible workers in the age group of 18 to 45 years, possessing prescribed minimum educational qualifications, along with guaranteed assignments to them by identifying and empanelling suitable industrial units.

The State Level Committee consisting of Director of Social Justice and Empowerment, Director of Industries, Labour Commissioner, Director Technical Education and two office bearers from registered Association of Industries, shall be responsible to ensure implementation of the Scheme.

The trainees from low income group shall be provided training cost and stipend by the State government.

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal presided over the meeting and sanctioned filling up of 458 posts of different categories in different departments which includes 113 posts of the TGTs (Medical) in Elementary Education Department on the recommendations of the HP Subordinate Services Selection Board, Hamirpur, on contract basis and also consider 84 other applicants on the same anology.

Twenty-six posts of Junior Draughtsman, on contract basis, in accordance with Recruitment and Promotion Rules in Irrigation and Public Health Department and 200 posts of Assistant Librarians in Education Department on contract basis, including those recommended by Sainik Welfare Board, also got the apporval.

It also decided to admit 300 candidates to undertake one-year compulsory Ayurveda Pharmacists training on the recommendation of the HP Subordinate Services Selection Board, Hamirpur.

It decided to amend the Himachal Pradesh Civil Services (Pre-Mature Retirement) Rules, 1976, replacing the condition of 30 years regular service or attainment of 55 years with 20 years of regular service or attaining the age of 45 years for government doctors seeking pre-mature retirement.

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