नई दिल्ली: फरवरी और मार्च में पांच राज्यों में होने वाले विधानसभा चुनावों के चलते केंद्रीय माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड (सीबीएसई) ने 10वीं और 12वीं की परीक्षाओं की तारीख एक हफ्ते आगे बढ़ाने का फैसला लिया है. अब परिक्षाएं 9 मार्च से शुरू होंगी.
Today's Cabinet Meeting .... Chandigarh, December 15: The Punjab Cabinet today gave approval to provide free LPG connections to the BPL beneficiaries (Priority Household and Antodaya), who were left out of the Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 on the lines of Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojna (PMUY). A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at Chief Ministerís Office, this evening. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Ministerís Office said that the state Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department was already maintaining an E-PDS portal under which details of beneficiaries have been uploaded. The Aadhaar numbers of the above beneficiaries have also been seeded at the portal and the list has been de-duplicated with LPG Consumers Data provided by the Public Sector Oil Companies to weed out the identified LPG consumers from this list. It may be recalled that the state government has shown its inclination to provide the above benefits to the consumers during the visit of Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas on November 11, 2016 for formal launch of PMUY in Tarn Taran, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts. The Cabinet also gave approval to levy VAT on the sales of all goods except automobiles at the rate of 5.05% provided these goods were purchased from within Punjab and meant for sale to serving and retired police personnel on the pattern of similar concession already extended to the serving BSF personnel. This landmark step towards the welfare of Punjab Police force would benefit nearly 80,000 working/retired Police personnel including their families. It may be recalled that at present the rate of tax on all sales made to BSF canteen Jalandhar is fixed at i.e. 5.05% provided that the goods purchased are meant for sale to serving BSF personnel. In another significant decision aimed at providing relief to the families of Home Guard Volunteers, the Cabinet also gave nod to give jobs to the next of kin of the Volunteers, of the Home Guards Department, who have died on duty during last ten years on compassionate grounds. This decision would be applicable on dependents of Home Guards Volunteers expired after January 1, 2007. The Cabinet also decided to recruit 50 Sub-Inspectors and 1379 constables as per the rules, after taking these posts out of the purview of the Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board in the office of Police Commissionerate Ludhiana and Amritsar besides SAS Nagar (Mohali) district. The Cabinet also gave nod to provide two gunmen each to the Executive Magistrates and the Civil personnel posted in Enforcement Wing. The Cabinet also gave a go ahead to grant scale/grade pay of 10300-34800+3200+D.A. totaling to fixed salary of Rs.31,570/- to the physiotherapist working under Sarv Sikhsha Abhiyan in IED branch at district level. Pertinently to mention, these physiotherapists treat orthopedically handicapped, cerebral palsy, mentally challenged and multiple disability. To mitigate the hardships and inconvenience faced by the general public, the Cabinet also approved the up-gradation of Sub-Tehsil Morinda in Rupnagar district as new Sub-Division along with the requisite staff, as the people of this area had to visit Sub-Division/Tehsil Office Rupnagar related to their revenue works. The Cabinet also decided to regularize the services of 26 daily wages employees working in Hospitality department. On the request of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), the Cabinet also gave a go ahead to release an amount of Rs.10 crore to it for setting up a Multimedia Centre for Sikh studies at Gurdwara Sri Rakabganj Sahib, out of the estimated cost of Rs.30 crore proposed by DSGMC. This Centre would be instrumental for the promotion of Sri Guru Gobind Singhís philosophy. These funds have been released by the Punjab government under the 350th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, which are being commemorated all over the country. To mitigate the hardships faced by the owners of the buildings being constructed outside the Municipal limits, the Cabinet also decided to amend the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (Building) Rules, 2013. The said amendments would boost urban development and building construction activity in line with the emerging technological developments, which in turn would propel further economic growth. To ensure the best and hassle free healthcare services to the people in the state, the Cabinet also approved the creation of 165 posts in different categories in the offices of Civil Surgeon in the newly formed districts of Pathankot, Fazilka, Mohali, Barnala, Tarn Taran, Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Mansa. This decision would also help to bring far more efficiency in the functioning of health administration in these districts. To enhance the profitability of the farmers equipping them with innovative techniques and avenues in horticulture besides ensuring proper functioning of the 11 Centers of Excellence and Citrus Estates established by the Horticulture department, the Cabinet also gave nod to create 58 new posts of Joint Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Director, Horticulture Development Officer and Horticulture Development Officer (Specialized) in the Horticulture Department.
नोटबंदी और डिजिटल पेमेंट्स बढ़ने के बाद कम होंगे टैक्स रेट्स, वित्त मंत्री अरुण जेटली ने दिए संकेत नई दिल्ली। केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री अरुण जेटली ने मंगलवार को इस बात के संकेत दिए कि भविष्य में डायरेक्ट और इनडायरेक्ट टैक्स रेट्स में कटौती हो सकती है। उन्होंने कहा कि नोटबंदी के बाद अनएकाउंटेड मनी पर ऊंचा टैक्स लगाया जा रहा है और यह सारा धन सिस्टम में आएगा, जिसकी वजह से सरकार का राजस्व भी बढ़ेगा।
नोटबंदी के लाभ के बारे में उन्होंने कहा कि बड़ी मात्रा में नकदी बैंकों में आई है और जहां कहीं भी टैक्स का भुगतान नहीं किया जाता था, उसकी वसूली की जाएगी।
￼ CABINET OKAYS INCREASE IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM RS.2000 TO RS.4500 PM FOR SECOND WORLD WAR VETERANS (EX-SERVICEMEN/THEIR WIDOWS) Punjab Update Bureau | December 5, 2016 ￼
￼ ∑ DUDHAN SADHAN, BHAWANIGARH AND KALANAUR UPGRADED AS SUB-DIVISIONS
∑ NEARLY 750 NEW VACANCIES CREATED IN DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS
∑ SIKH RAJPUT COMMUNITY DECLARED AS BACKWARD CLASS
Chandigarh, December 5: In recognition with the gallantry services rendered by the Second World War Heroes, the Punjab Cabinet gave approval to increase financial assistance of Second World War veterans, ex-servicemen/their widows from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 4500 per month.
A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at Chief Ministerís Office, this evening.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Ministerís Office said that presently the state government was providing financial assistance to Punjab ex-servicemen/their widows of the First and Second World War, who were above 65 years of age and discharged from their services without any financial benefit/pension. It may be recalled that the Second World War veterans had been passing through tiring circumstances and leading a life in penury. The annual income limit has been increased from Rs.1 lac to Rs.2 lac.
To mitigate the hardships and inconvenience faced by the general public, the Cabinet also approved the up-gradation of Sub-Tehsil Dudhan Sadhan in Patiala, Bhawanigarh in Sangrur and Kalanaur in Gurdaspur district as new Sub-Divisions along with the requisite staff, as the people of these areas had to visit Sub-Division/Tehsil Office at Patiala, Sangrur and Gurdaspur respectively related to their revenue works.
To bring far more efficiency in the functioning of state administration, the Cabinet also gave approval to create nearly 750 new vacancies in Elections, Advocate General, Social Security & Women and Child Development, Welfare and Social Security, Defence Services Welfare, Personnel and General Administration departments.
As a sequel to it, the Cabinet also accorded approval for the creation of 341 permanent posts in different categories in the State Elections Department to overcome the shortage of staff and ensure its smooth working.
Likewise, the Cabinet also gave green signal for the creation of 87 posts of various cadres in the office of Advocate General, Punjab and revival of one post of reserve category in the office of Treasurer, Charitable Endowments to ensure smooth functioning of the office of Advocate General, Punjab.
The Cabinet also gave approval for the creation of 37 vacancies for the newly created Goniana and Maloud Blocks in Bathinda and Ludhiana districts respectively.
Similarly, the Cabinet also gave a go ahead for the creation of 230 vacancies of various cadres for the establishment of Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS) Mission. Apart from this, it was also decided to create three vacancies one each for Law Officer, Assistant Law Officer and Data Entry Operator for the establishment of a Legal Cell in the Head Office and 12 new vacancies of Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff for the upgraded 10+2 Government Institution of Blinds, Jamalpur, Ludhiana. The Cabinet also gave a nod for the conversion of 1893 posts of various cadres in the Social Security and Women & Child Development department into permanent ones. It may be recalled that ICDS scheme is operative since 1975-76 in the state as per the guidelines of Government of India and now this scheme is operative through 26,656 Anganwari Centres, in 156 blocks (146 Rural and 9 Urban slums) of the state. Expenditure on the salaries of the staff recruited by the ICDS Mission shall be borne by the Centre and Punjab Government in the ratio of 60:40.
Similarly, the Cabinet also okayed the creation of post of Officer-on-Special Duty (Litigation) in the Welfare and Social Security Department to deal with important matters such as Central schemes for Scheduled Castes and Backward