A meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also gave its nod to admission of first batch of 100 MBBS students in Dr S Radha Krishanan Medical College, Hamirpur for 2018-19, according to officials.
The Cabinet also decided to restrict the quota of NRI seats to provide more merit based admissions reducing it from 34 to 20.
The Cabinet accorded its nod to engage 100 posts of accountant-cum-support staff and 30 posts of data entry operators at block level under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan and also approved the guidelines to start 'Akhand Shiksha Jyoti, Mere School Se Nikle Moti, as fulfillment of promise made in the 'Swarnim Himachal Drishti Patra' to honour pass outs from the government schools who have made a mark in life, according to officials.
Under this scheme names of such personalities would be inscribed on the display board of concerned schools. The Cabinet also approved an amendment in Rule-69A of Motor Vehicle Act, 1999 for rationalization of fee structure for contract carriages from other states.
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