Himachal cabinet approves monthly incentive for women of Spiti

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Himachal Pradesh cabinet led by Chief Minister Sukhwinder Sukhu approvedmonthly incentive amount to women in Spiti Valley.

An Overview of the News

  • The Himachal Pradesh cabinet led by Chief Minister Sukhwinder Sukhu announced a monthly incentive of Rs 1,500 for women in Spiti Valley.

  • The incentive will be provided to all eligible women including Buddhist nuns above 18 years of age. This initiative is called the Indira Gandhi Mahila Samman Nidhi.

Cabinet approves other measures for the development of the state

  • This decision was taken during the cabinet meeting held on 3 April 2023.

  • Apart from the incentives, the cabinet also approved several other measures to improve the financial condition of the state.

  • Constitution of cabinet sub-committee

    • The cabinet decided to form a subcommittee to prepare a white paper on the financial position of the state.

    • The sub-committee will be headed by Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, while Agriculture Minister Chander Kumar and Rural Development Minister Anirudh Singh will be members.

  • Introduction to E-Stamping

    • The cabinet gave its approval for the introduction of e-stamping to make the collection of stamp duty more convenient.

    • The dual system of stamps i.e. physical stamp paper and e-stamp paper will continue from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. Physical stamp paper will be completely phased out after April 1, 2024.

  • Direct Benefit Transfer for School Uniform

    • The cabinet approved Direct Benefit Transfer of Rs 600 to eligible students in lieu of school uniform.

  • Increase in honorarium

    • The cabinet has approved increasing the honorarium of numberdars in the revenue department from Rs 3,200 to Rs 3,700 per month, which will benefit about 3,177 people.

    • The honorarium of revenue chowkidars or part-time employees will also be increased from Rs 5,000 to Rs 5,500 per month, benefiting around 1,950 people.

  • Increase in Court Fee Rates

    • The cabinet approved the increase in the rates of court fee from Rs 6 to Rs 20 for filing an application or petition in revenue courts or for verification of affidavits or other documents in civil courts other than the High Court.

  • Formation of Atal Tunnel Planning Area

    • The cabinet has approved the formation of Atal Tunnel Planning Area and freezing of existing land use of Atal Tunnel Planning Area, which includes revenue villages of Lahaul-Spiti district.

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