Shimla, June 13 : The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to admit the first batch of 100 students in Dr Radhakrishnan Government Medical College in Hamirpur town.
With this, six medical colleges have become functional in the state with each college having admission capacity of 100 students, a government statement said.
The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, also decided to restrict the quota of NRI seats in order to provide more merit-based admissions.
It also accorded its nod to engage 100 posts of accountant-cum-support staff and 30 posts of data entry operator at block level under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
A decision was also taken to enhance the honorarium of part-time water carriers in the state Education Department from Rs 1,900 to Rs 2,200 per month with effect from April 1.