Cabinet Led By CM Approves Recruitment Of 8400 Cops In Coming Four Years

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Chandigarh: In order to open new avenues of employment for the youth of the state, the Punjab Cabinet led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today approved recruitment of 8400 cops including 1200 Sub Inspectors and 7200 constables in coming four years.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by the Chief Minister here at his office in Punjab Civil Secretariat- I.

Divulging the details a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the Cabinet has approved recruitment of 1800 Constables and 300 Sub Inspectors every year for the coming four years to overcome the scarcity of employees in wake of their superannuation in next years. As for these 2100 posts every year around 2.50 lakh candidates are expected to apply for these posts so all the aspirants will get involved in academics as well as in improving their physique for clearing the tests. This will channelize their unbounded energy in a positive direction and help them in weaning away from the menace of drugs.

Likewise, this recruitment will also open new vistas if employment for the youth of the state. A fixed schedule will be adopted for advertisement, conduct and declaration of results for these exams every year. As per this schedule advertisement for exam will be issued in the month of January, written exam will be conducted in the month of May-June, physical Test will be held in the month of September and result will be announced in the month of November every year.

GIVES NOD TO FILL 710 POSTS OF PATWARIS IN REVENUE DEPARTMENT

In order to ensure smooth functioning of the Revenue Department, the Cabinet also gave green signal to fill up the 710 vacant posts of Revenue Patwaris in the Department. This will help in maintaining and updating the new record as well as maintaining old revenue records to facilitate the general public in availing these services in a time bound manner.

AROUND 203 EMPLOYEES TO BE HIRED FROM PESCO FOR STREAMLINING ACTIVITIES OF NCC

In a bid to streamline the activities of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), the Cabinet also gave approval to allow the Department of Higher Education and Languages to hire 203 employees on outsourcing basis through PESCO for CC HQs, Units and Centres. This will help in immediately and urgently addressing the issue of acute shortage of manpower in the NCC units till regular recruitment. It will further facilitate smooth running of the NCC units and will result in higher enrolment of students as NCC cadets.

GIVES NOD TO AMEND THE NEW CRUSHER POLICY TO GET RID OF THE DOUBLE CHARGING OF EMF

Giving a big relief to crusher owners as well as the end users, the Cabinet gave nod to amend the new Crusher Policy to get rid of the double charging of Environment Management Fund (EMF). As per the already notified new Crusher Policy it is mandatory to charge EMF @ Rs.1 per cubic feet, which the crusher owners have to submit along with their returns. The EMF is ought to be charged both from the screening as well as crushing units on the same output as per new Crusher Policy.

But the input cost of final product/material is increased substantially and the sale price of finished product is not economically viable at the rates fixed by the government due to increase in input cost as it amounts to charging the material twice as the output of the screening plants is consumed by the other crushers. So in larger public interests it has been decided that if upon verification it is found that EMF amount has already been paid by the screening plant for the quantity that has not been sold in the open market or to the end users directly, the EMF amount will be refunded to the said screening plant unit within a period of two months.

EXTENDS RELAXATION FOR CRUSHER UNITS TO PAY SECURITY DEPOSIT IN THREE INSTALLMENTS

The Cabinet also extended the relaxation for Crusher Units to pay their security deposit in three installments up to a maximum time period of Six months.

DECIDES TO AMEND NORTH INDIA CANAL AND DRAINAGE ACT, 1873

The Cabinet also gave its approval to amend Section 75 of North India Canal and Drainage Act, 1873 with Section 36 for recovery of Canal/River Water charges for non-irrigation use. With this decision, the state government will generate Rs. 186 crore per annum.

APPROVES ENACTMENT OF “THE SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES OF THE CHIEF WHIP IN PUNJAB LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ACT-2022”

The Cabinet also approved the enactment of “The Salaries and Allowances of the Chief Whip in Punjab Legislative Assembly Act-2022”. The Chief Whip of a party plays a crucial role in parliamentary democracy of India and ensures smooth and efficient functioning of business of the House, so the government will provide rank, salary, allowance and facilities equivalent to the Cabinet Minister of the state government to the Chief Whip of the majority party.