Climbing / Trekking Porter Rules
Last Wednesday, we reviewed the Himachal Pradesh Climbing/Trekking Porters (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1977. Today, we will review related rules, which are known as “the Himachal Pradesh Climbing/Trekking Porters (Regulation of Employment) Rules, 1981.”
According to the rules, the climbing / trekking team shall take permission of the Mountaineering Institute, Manali to climb and / or trek within Himachal Pradesh.
The team shall hire registered porters for the expedition. Porter registration certificate is valid for one year only. Refer to page no. 7 of the rules for a sample of Porter Identity Card.
The team shall buy insurance cover for the porters. The insurance must cover compensation, evacuation, exigencies, hospitalization… Read the full climbing/trekking porters rules at http://india.gov.in/allimpfrms/allrules/429.pdf.