Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the summoning of thirteenth session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha from September 8 to 14. A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here at Punjab Bhawan, on Monday morning.
Disclosing this here on Monday, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the Vidhan Sabha session would commence on September 8 afternoon at 2 pm with obituary references. The session would be adjourned sine die on September 14.
In a bid to boost technical education and skill training in the state, the Cabinet also gave nod for regularise the services of 198 Service Providing Trainers, employed under Centre of Excellence Scheme of Technical Education and Industrial Training Department (Industrial Training Wing), as Craft Instructors. These Craft Instructors would be governed by notified rules of Technical Education and Industrial Training Department. This decision would result in creating a potential of around 4,000 additional seats in Industrial Training Institutes to give further impetus to skill training in the state. The Cabinet also gave approval to create three posts of senior Scale Stenographer in lieu of three posts of Senior Assistants surrendered by the Cooperation Department by amending Annexure A of Punjab Cooperative (Group B) Service Rules, 2016. This move would streamline the functioning of department besides providing promotion avenues to Steno Typists/Junior Scale Stenographers.
In another decision to propel sports activities across the state, the Cabinet also gave green signal to give three years relaxation in the upper age limit of those sportspersons, who have got medals in international events desirous of joining the Punjab Police. Currently, the upper age limit of joining Police as Deputy Superintendent of Police was 28 years and for Sub-Inspector and Constable it was 25 years. Likewise, the Cabinet also decided to consider the players who have participated in tournaments prior to 2012 Olympics eligible for recruitment in the Punjab Police.
The Cabinet also gave approval to fill backlog of 14 posts in Punjab Home Guards and Civil Defence Department in consonance with the policy to give 13 per cent reservation to the Ex-servicemen in the government jobs. Of these 14 posts to be filled 11 were of clerks, two corporate instructors and one of class four. This decision would entail a financial liability of Rs 17.19 lakh annually of which state would contribute 75 per cent share and the Union government 25 per cent. This decision would bring far more efficiency in the functioning of the department with the induction of experienced and disciplined ex-servicemen besides providing an employment opportunity to them.
Marketing of fruits to get govt push
Chandigarh: In a bid to tap the vast marketing potential of fruits and vegetables from the state both within the country and abroad, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday gave nod for setting up Advance Marketing Intelligence Wing for Horticulture in the state.
A decision to this effect was taken by the Chief Minister while presiding over a meeting with a delegation of Kinnow growers from the state here at Punjab Bhawan on Monday afternoon.
Expedite works to make state open-defecation free: Badal
Chandigarh: Taking a step forward towards making Punjab an open-defecation free state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday asked the officers to expedite the process of providing toilets in each household in every district at the earliest. Presiding over a meeting with the officers of Water Supply and Sanitation Department here at Punjab Bhawan on Monday afternoon, the Chief Minister said that the state government has set a target of constructing 7.90 lakh toilets in the state with a view to make state totally open-defection free. Badal also asked the officers to also include the newly constructed colonies for weaker and underprivileged sections in the villages under the scheme to provide potable drinking water and toilet facility.
Nod to regularise services of 198 service providing trainers as craft instructors
Upper age limit of sports persons joining Punjab Police relaxed
Participants in tournaments prior to 2012 Olympics eligible for recruitment in Punjab Police
Go-ahead to fill backlog of 14 posts for ex-servicemen category in Punjab home guards and Civil Defence Department
Accords status of sub tehsil to Jandiala Guru
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