Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Guide to Poll duties for Government Employees

A Guide to Poll duties for Government Employees – Presiding Officers, Polling Officers and Returning Officers

Stage is all set for a mammoth Democratic Process in the form of General Election in India from 7th April 2014 to 12th May 2014.
Mr.Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner said when he released the Schedule for General Elections 2014, as follows
“Elections to the world’s largest democracy pose immense challenges with respect to logistics and man and material management”.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Punjab cabinet decided to re-fix the quota of posts for promotion as 75%, 15% and 10% in case of lecturers, headmasters and vocational lecturers/headmasters respectively

167 Posts of JBT/ ETT teachers to be converted into hobby teachers for clearing the backlog of blind category



Nod for setting up radiation safety agency in the State



New Veterinary college to come up at Rampura Phul


2844 Temporary posts of various categories in Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners & their subordinate offices, to be converted into permanent ones


Bill for lump-sum tax under the Punjab Small Traders Rahat Scheme to be introduced in Vidhan Sabha

Rate of tax on sale and purchase of goods through CSD for Serving and Veteran Defence personnel slashed from 6.05% to 4%

Exclusive court for delivering speedy justice to ex-servicemen to come up at Jalandhar

Property tax on residential properties of servicemen/ Ex-servicemen abolished

Proposal for conversion of nearly 3000 temporary posts to into permanent ones okayed


Friday, 21 February 2014

14 new IIITs to be established, Shashi Tharoor says

NEW DELHI: The government has approved the establishment of 14 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), Parliament was told on Wednesday.

"Under the approved scheme of setting up 20 IIITs on a not-for-profit public-private partnership, the central government has given approval for establishment in 14 states," Minister of state for human resource development Shashi Tharoor said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Central Government is expected to ask the seventh pay commission to consider merging 50% dearness allowance

In a bid to woo central government employees ahead of General Elections, the UPA government is expected to ask the seventh pay commission to consider merging 50% dearness allowance with basic pay of the employees. This will form part of the terms of reference (ToR) for the Commission, to be considered by the Cabinet this week. The Commission may suggest interim relief as well. Officials said the ToR of the Pay Commission

Will absorb local govt teachers, state tells HC

Chandigarh, February 19
Teachers working in schools managed by the state local government now stand a chance of being appointed in the Education Department on a transfer basis. The State of Punjab has assured the Punjab and Haryana High Court that they will also be absorbed as per the requirement in the districts.

Computer teachers plan to gherao CM

Jalandhar, February 19
Computer teachers decided to hold a state-level rally on February 23 at a meeting held here today. Leaders of the Computer Teachers’ Union said despite being regularised, they were not being given many benefits and allowances received by the other regular teachers. The union leaders demanded that they should be brought under the Education Department.

Adarsh school Teachers threaten to protest at Modi's rally

Bathinda, February 19
Members of the Adarsh School Teaching and Non-teaching Staff Association today threatened that if the state government fail to heed their demands, they would stage a protest at Narendra Modi's rally in Jagraon on February 23.