The paper leak was unearthed on December 23, 2022 when the vigilance arrested a senior assistant of HPSSC Uma Azad with a solved question paper and Rs 2.5 lakh in cash.
Addressing a gathering in his home constituency Sukhu said that some hard steps would be taken to bring the derailed economy on track and urged people to cooperate with the government.
According to the officials, snowfall in other parts of the state left 256 other roads, including four national highways, blocked.
The liability under the OPS for this year is about Rs 800 to Rs 900 crores which would be borne by the resource mobilisation like increase of Rs 3 on VAT on diesel.
The woman was on the radar of the Vigilance Department for a long time. Acting on a tip-off, the house of the woman was raided on Friday and she was caught selling paper of JOA(IT).
Similar bills were passed in the recent past in BJP-ruled states including Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Sukhu, a four-time MLA from Nadaun in Hamirpur district and the son of a bus driver, was sworn in as the chief minister on December 11.
Kharge told the party leadership in the state to fill up all vacancies in the government and make appointments in the boards and corporations soon.
Once implemented, elected representatives will have to disclose their sources of income and assets, says Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu.
Shyam further underlined that the alliances in Tamil Nadu might undergo no change ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
While in Gujarat, the BJP retained power for the seventh consecutive term, in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress wrested power back from the saffron party.
The uphill task would be to generate finances for the range of promises which, all put together, would entail an expenditure of around Rs 10,000 crore annually on the part of the state government.
Sukhu and Agnihotri took the oath on Sunday with the cabinet expansion likely to take place over the coming days.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place on Sunday. Party leaders, including party chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi will attend the function.
With the party bagging its first victory in the hill state without the charismatic presence of Virbhadra Singh, Sukhu’s elevation makes it clear that the party is ready to move on.
Son of a road transport corporation driver, Sukhu, 58, had a modest beginning and used to run a milk counter at Chhota Shimla in his early days.
State Congress Chief Pratibha Singh, leader of the opposition in the outgoing Assembly Mukesh Agnihotri and head of election campaign committee Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu are among the frontrunners.
Himachal Pradesh has not voted any incumbent government back to power since 1985.
The Congress won Indora, Fathepur, Jawali, Shahpur, Dharamsala, Nagrota-Bhagwan, Palampur, Baijnath, Jaisinghpur and Jawalamukhi.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, said the party will continue to fight for the ideals of the country as well as the rights of the people of the state.