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By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | October 14, 2020 11:26:36 pm Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.The Amarinder Singh authorities on Wednesday authorised 33 per cent reservation for ladies in direct recruitment for the Punjab civil companies, boards and companies.
The state Cabinet, at a gathering presided by CM Amarinder Singh, authorised the ‘Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020’ to supply such reservation for ladies for direct recruitment to posts in authorities, in addition to in recruitment to Boards and Corporations in Group A, B, C and D posts, an official spokesperson mentioned.
Earlier, the state had offered 33 per cent reservation for ladies in panchayats and native our bodies.
ONE LAKH JOBS IN GOVT SECTOR
In one other main resolution with an eye fixed on forthcoming Assembly polls, the Cabinet additionally gave its nod to State Employment Plan 2020-22 underneath which one lakh youths can be accommodated in vacant jobs in authorities departments, boards, companies and companies in a phased time-bound method. The recruitment will probably be completed on central authorities pay scales.
A state-level operate will probably be held on Independence Day, 2021 for formal becoming a member of of the chosen candidates in authorities posts through the yr 2020-21. The operate will probably be presided over by the Chief Minster.
As per the plan authorised by the Cabinet, all departments might promote their respective vacancies by October 31 to take ahead the method of recruitment. The administrative departments can be solely accountable to make sure clear and honest recruitment throughout the stipulated time schedule.
The Chief Minister had in March introduced that 50,000 direct quota vacant authorities posts shall be crammed in FY 2020-21 and one other 50,000 posts in fiscal 2021-22, as part of his flagship programme ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’.
A authorities assertion mentioned the Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training Department has collected knowledge of direct quota vacant posts, category-wise, from all the executive departments. These embody Group A (3,959), Group B (8,717) and Group C (3,6313), thus totalling 48,989 posts.
It was determined on the Cabinet assembly that interviews wouldn’t be required for recruitment to Group-C posts. However, candidates chosen primarily based on checks will current themselves for counselling, to be organised by the involved division for bodily verification of candidates and their paperwork.
All engineering posts on the stage of Junior Engineer (JE) and above in all departments/boards/companies/authorities and many others. will probably be crammed via Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) by organising a typical examination. In these instances the place departments are but to finalise the company that will perform the recruitment, they might be required to take action on the competent stage and go forward with the recruitment course of.
Regarding the direct quota vacant posts of Group-A and Group-B to be crammed via Punjab Public Service Commission, the spokesperson mentioned that the departments had been requested to refer these Group-A and Group-B fillable posts to PPSC for recruitment by October 31, 2020, and the recruitment course of of those posts will probably be accomplished by June 30, 2021. The Personnel Department has been directed to make sure implementation and compliance on this regard.
SC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FROM NEXT SESSION
The Cabinet on Wednesday additionally authorised the state’s personal SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, with a purpose to facilitate SC college students to pursue increased schooling in authorities and personal establishments.
The authorities has additionally introduced a rise in parental revenue standards of scholars from earlier Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs Four lakh to accommodate extra college students.
Named after Dr B R Ambedkar, the SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, can be efficient from educational session 2021-22.
The scheme will probably be relevant to individuals belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), who’re domiciled in Punjab and have completed matriculation from Punjab (together with Chandigarh). All central/state authorities and personal establishments in Punjab (together with Chandigarh) will probably be lined underneath the scheme.
The whole monetary implication of the proposal is estimated to be about Rs 600 crore. Of this, the tentative legal responsibility of the federal government establishments can be about Rs 168 crore and the remaining Rs 432 crore can be borne by the personal academic establishments and the state authorities. Since the revised scheme envisages reimbursement of 60 per cent to the personal establishments by the state, the legal responsibility of the federal government on this account can be 60 per cent of Rs 432 crore i.e. about Rs 260 crore.
A authorities assertion mentioned the scheme will come as a aid to lots of of hundreds of SC college students who have been disadvantaged of the chance to pursue increased studying after Centre withdrew from its Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in 2018, when it made a number of amendments to move the monetary burden to the state authorities. Since then, the state authorities has not been capable of avail any grants underneath the Centre’s scheme.
As per the revised revenue standards, the mixed revenue of each mother and father for a pupil to avail help underneath the brand new scheme has been enhanced from Rs 2.50 lakh to Rs Four lakh, based on an official spokesperson. There will probably be no burden in fact price on SC college students, who shall be offered cashless free schooling. The remaining phrases and situations of the scheme will stay as earlier underneath the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme of 2018 of the Centre.
Notably, the inhabitants of SC neighborhood in Punjab is 31.94 per cent and individuals on this class are each economically and socially backward. As per Census 2011, the literacy charge of SCs in Punjab was 68.Four per cent as in comparison with literacy charge of 75.9 per cent of different communities. As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2014-15, 86.Eight per cent of SC college students within the age group of 6 to 17 attended colleges in 2014-15 as towards 96 per cent college students belonging to different communities.
RE-VERIFYING RATION SCHEME BENEFICIARIES
The Cabinet additionally gave a go-ahead to authorities’s large train to re-verify all of the not too long ago deleted and left-out beneficiaries underneath the Smart Ration Card scheme.
Those of the 9,48,9801 beneficiaries (approx 2,37,200 households) discovered by the re-verification course of to have been wrongly deleted or wrongfully neglected earlier will probably be included within the checklist once more.
The initiative would assist guarantee correct meals safety to all disadvantaged individuals (if discovered eligible) underneath the state-sponsored Smart Ration Card Scheme, a authorities assertion mentioned.
The Cabinet additionally determined that after the re-verification course of is accomplished, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, will probably be approached to permit Punjab to enrol all beneficiaries (discovered eligible within the course of) underneath NFSA, 2013 on RCMS portal.
However, the state will make claims of subsidy (distributed amount) from Centre solely as per the ceiling of 1.4145 crore beneficiaries, and any distribution remodeled and above this ceiling will probably be borne by the state authorities from its personal sources.
The re-verification train, which will probably be performed via involved district controllers with assist of district administration, will probably be accomplished earlier than December 31.
LAND ALLOTMENT TO FARMERS
In a choice taken in direction of allotting land on an inexpensive value to these farmers who’ve been cultivating it for 12 years, the Cabinet authorised the Punjab (Welfare And Settlement of Small and Marginal Farmers) Allotment of State Government Land Bill, 2020, thus making certain safety of the pursuits of each the farmers and the state authorities.
A authorities assertion known as it a farmer-friendly step that will additionally go a great distance towards settling pending litigations on this rely.
The earlier SAD-BJP authorities had, in 2016, enacted the Punjab Allotment of State Government Land Act 2016 (Punjab Act No. 54 of 2016) however not a single parcel of land was allotted to farmers underneath this Act. The incumbent authorities has thus determined to amend the legislation as a one-time welfare measure for small and marginal farmers, the assertion added.
TOWARDS SLUM-FREE PUNJAB
The Cabinet additionally gave approval to inform the rules of the Punjab Slum Dwellers (Proprietary Rights) Act 2020 for the aim of giving proprietary rights of land to slum dwellers.
The Local Government Department has already ready ‘BASERA – Chief Minister’s Slum Development Programme’ in accordance with Section 17 of the Punjab Slum Dwellers (Proprietary Rights) Act 2020, which outlines the guiding framework for the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to implement the Act. This programme envisages a ‘Slum-free Punjab’, with inclusive and equitable cities. Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra known as it CM’s dream challenge.
Punjab has witnessed mushrooming of unauthorised slums on authorities land in latest many years because of inflow of migrant inhabitants on account of development and improvement of the city areas. This has introduced the federal government with the problem to supply primary facilities.
OTHER DECISIONS
DOCTORS GET EXTENSION
The Cabinet has determined to grant three months extension/re-employment to Doctors and Medical Specialists from October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, in view of the Covid disaster.
The resolution comes amid continued escalation in Covid instances in Punjab, which presently accounts for greater than 1.25 lakh of India’s nearly 72 lakh instances.
DESILTING OF RIVERS
To guarantee common de-silting of main rivers and cut back flood depth within the state, the Punjab Government has determined to make such de-silting a part of the contracts allotted for mining blocks.
The mandatory amendments to the contracts have been authorised by the state Cabinet on Wednesday.
The main rivers the place de-silting will probably be carried out as a part of the amended contracts are Sutlej, Beas and Ravi, apart from seasonal rivulets Ghaggar and Chakki.
The Cabinet additionally gave the go-ahead to the Drainage Wing of Water Resources Department to allot 78 websites in seven blocks to mining contractors. These websites have a complete space of 651.02 hectares with 274.22 LMT amount of sand/gravel.
Block-1 consists of Ropar district, Block-2 SBS Nagar (Nawanshahr), Jalandhar, Barnala, Sangrur, Mansa, Block-3 Moga, Ferozepur, Muktsar, Fazilka, Bathinda, Faridkot, Block-4 Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Block-5 Kapurthala, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Block-6 Pathankot, Block-7 Mohali, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib.
The Cabinet additionally determined that in future, extra river mattress stretches that want de-silting can be supplied to mining contractors in the same method, holding concession amount as per the contracts.
The Drainage Wing of Water Resources Department has estimated that river beds have gotten silted up by 5 to 12 ft which, if eliminated, can considerably enhance the capability of the rivers by 15,000 to 50,000 cusec.
PRODUCING QUALITY POTATO SEEDS
In an vital resolution, the Cabinet okayed authorities’s resolution to permit manufacturing of high quality seed potato via tissue tradition primarily based expertise, utilizing aeroponics/web home services, together with the certification of seed potato and its successive generations.
The move would additionally assist incentivize potato manufacturing, resulting in higher diversification by bringing extra space underneath potato crop cultivation, based on an official spokesperson.
Currently, potato crop is grown throughout an approximate space of 1 lakh hectares within the state, producing demand of Four LMT of high quality seed potato. However, there may be negligible provide of high quality seed potato from Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla. Some of the merchants are presently illegally provide the poor high quality seed potato by placing the mark of Punjab seed potato on it. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to hitch our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines For all the newest India News, obtain Indian Express App.

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