Back as CM, Harish Rawat chairs Cabinet meeting

Harish rawat, floor test




harish-rawat1Chief Minister Harish Rawat chaired a cabinet meeting late on Thursday after the Uttarakhand High Court revoked President’s Rule and restored the Congress-led government in the hill state.

Official sources said the cabinet cleared at least 11 proposals pending before the government.

These included re-appointment of over 6,000 guest teachers on a monthly stipend of Rs.15,000, the sources said.

Rawat told to media that the decisions will be fast tracked and priority of his government is to review the water crisis in Uttarakhand.

Rawat’s return to office was cleared by the Uttarakhand High Court. The Court said the Centre blatantly misused the President’s rule to remove Harish Rawat from the chair.

Claiming that Presidential rule is necessary in Uttarakhand because Rawat government’s loss of majority, the Centre has appealed to Supreme court today against the order.

Harish Rawat has been told by the High Court to take a trust vote on 29th April to prove his majority.

(with inputs from IANS)