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HP Cabinet approves setting up of thermal plant

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Shimla, Dec 5 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet today approved the setting up of a 500 MW thermal power plant in the state after receiving the Centre's nod, official sources today said.

The Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, decided to set up the plant in the coalmine area of the state after receiving the Centre's nod for the project.

The sources said it also approved the introduction of the H P Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2006 during the winter session of the Assembly for deleting two-child norm pre condition for contesting the municipal elections.

The amendment in the H P Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 would facilitate people with more than two children to contest the elections of the municipal corporations and committees in the state, the sources said.

The sources said the Cabinet approved submission of the Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JLNURM) plan to Centre for its approval for improving basic infrastructure facilities in Shimla town, besides approving Cooperation Department's proposal for forming the HP Societies Registration Rules, 2006.

It also approved the recruitment and promotion rules for the posts of deputy director (legal) and deputy director food and civil supplies and Assistant Controller (Offset Printing) under the H P Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) Act, 2006, the sources said.

The sources said the meeting decided to train 1,000 Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes and minority candidates in computer applications and allied activities to help them in getting employment by replacing the existing scheme for proficiency in shorthand and typing by new scheme ''Training and Proficiency in Computer Applications and Allied Activities''.

The selected candidates would be entitled for monthly stipend of Rs 1000 and the state government would bear entire fee of Rs 1,200 of each selected candidate, the sources said.

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