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HP Cabinet decides to increase monthly honorarium of SMC teachers by 20 per cent


Press Trust of India Shimla
The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has given its approval to increase the monthly honorarium of teachers appointed through the School Management Committee (SMC) by 20 per cent, an official spokesperson said Monday.
In a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the cabinet decided to increase the monthly honorarium of SMC teachers from April 1. The decision would benefit 2,635 teachers.
It has decided to increase the monthly honorarium of part time water carriers working in Elementary and Higher Education Departments to Rs 2,400 from Rs 2,200, the spokesman said.
At least 2,268 part time workers working on contract basis would be benefitted from this decision, he said.
The cabinet gave its nod to increase the monthly honorarium of cook-cum-helpers engaged under the Mid Day Meal Scheme in the schools to Rs 2,000 from Rs 1,800.
It has decided to provide essential commodities like wheat, flour and rice at low rates to the above poverty line (APL) families living in Lahaul valley of tribal Lahaul and Spiti district from April to September, the spokesperson said.
The cabinet has also planned to open new divisions of Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department (HPPWD) at Kotla Behar.
In the meeting, it was also decided to upgrade several hospitals located in various parts of the state.

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First Published: Feb 25 2019 | 9:56 PM IST

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