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Punjab govt hikes retirement age of medical teching faculty from 60 to 62 years, pay scales of employees revised
Punjab Newsline Network
Saturday, 19 November 2011
By Deepti Dharmani
CHANDIGARH: In a bid to retain qualified medical teaching faculty in the state, the Punjab Cabinet today approved to enhance the retirement age of teachers working in the government medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges from 60 to 62 years.

A decision to this effect was taken here at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal this evening.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Punjab government said that the Cabinet also gave nod to increase the age of re-employment from 65 years to 70 years for the faculty of these colleges.  Teachers who opt for re-employment would be entitled for emoluments of last pay drawn plus pension.  This facility would be applicable only unless no eligible faculty member was available.   The cabinet also decided to follow the route of public notice in order to broaden the base for re-employment.

As a follow up to the successful resolution of the issue regarding the 1320 MW Peona Thermal Plant at Mansa, the Cabinet approved solatium at the rate of Rs.3 lac per family of the labourers, who had been earning livelihood from the land acquired for the plant.  The Cabinet also approved the decision to give government job to the next of the kin of the deceased who were killed during the agitation and waive off their cooperative loans.  The Cabinet also decided to relax the land acquisition policy in order bring the landless labourers with in the ambit of the adequate compensation provisions.

The Cabinet also approved the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub Committee on the employees' '  ' demands comprising Mr. Tikshan Sud, Dr. Upinderjit Kaur and Mr. Adesh Partap Singh Kairon (all Cabinet Ministers). The kanugo would now get Rs.3600 GP instead of Rs.3000.  The school lecturers had been given the pay scale of 10300-34800+5400 GP at par with the school Headmasters.  Pharmacists have been placed in the higher pay band of Rs.10300-34800+3600 GP against 5910-20200-3000 GP and likewise the pay grade of Grade I and Grade II pharmacist would be now Rs.4800 and Rs.4200 respectively.  Likewise Medical Laboratory Technician Grade II had been now placed in the pay scale of 10300+34800+3600 GP and the higher post of medical lab technician grade I and senior medical lab technician would now be entitled for grade pay of Rs.4200 and Rs.4800 respectively in the same pay band.  The feeder post of Mass media employees' '  ' i.e. block extension educator would now get the pay scale of 10300-34800+3600 GP and the higher post of deputy mass media officer and district mass media officer would now get grade pay of Rs.4200 and Rs.4800 respectively.   Homeopathic and ayurvedic doctors in the pay of 10300-34800 would now get higher grade pay of Rs.5400 and after four years under ACP scheme they would be entitled for grade pay 5700 in the pay band-4.  Up-Vaids and homeopathic dispensers would now get a pay scale of 5910-20200 with grade pay of 3000.  The pay of DDPOs, Deputy, Joint, Additional Director being directly promoted from BDPOs would be protected in the higher scale and entitled for an increment at the time of promotion.  

All Sikhya Karmis working in the education department would now get additional benefit of Rs.1000 per month.  The Secretariat Allowance admissible to the Senior Assistants/Senior Scale Stenographers, Personal Assistants/Superintendent Gr.II and Superintendent Gr.I/Private Secretary working in the Punjab Civil Secretariat had been enhanced by Rs.120, 200 and 300 per month and would now get secretariat allowance of Rs.600, 800 and 1500 per month w.e.f. December 1, 2011.  Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary and Secretary/Minister and Special Secretary/Minister and Senior Special Secretary/Minister of Punjab Civil Secretariat would now get special allowance of Rs.1500 per month.

In another significant decision the Cabinet also decided to allow benefit of full pension to its employees with the qualifying service of 25 years.  This decision would be effective from December 1, 2011.  The cabinet also gave in principle approval to bring parity between the pay scales of Excise & Taxation and Food & Civil Supplies Department.  

The Cabinet also approved the recruitment for 31 posts of faculty in the Government Ayurvedic College Patiala including 6 Professors/Associate Professors, 4 Assistant Professors/Senior Lecturers/Readers and 21 Demonstrators/Junior Lecturers and Lecturers as per the norms of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).

The Cabinet also gave approval to grant extension to the policy of reemployment of PCS (Executive Branch) appointed on contract basis till December 31, 2012 or the appointment of new PCS (Executive Branch) officers, whichever is earlier.

The Cabinet also gave approval to fill 292 vacancies after the re-structuring of Punjab Home Guards and Civil Defence Department, of which 245 would be filled in the Border wing of home guards and 47 technical posts in the urban/rural and civil defence wing.

The Cabinet also approved to upgrade the Banga sub-tehsil as sub-division/Tehsil in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district besides Village Cheema in Sangrur and Hajipur in Hoshiarpur district as Sub-Tehsils and also gave nod for the creation of requisite staff in the newly created sub-division and sub-tehsils.

The Cabinet also gave ex-facto approval to enhance the non-official members of Punjab Gau Sewa Board from four to ten and now the total members of the board would be 17.

The Cabinet also gave go ahead to fill 20 posts of lascars created for the newly set up NCC units in the state from amongst the 54 lascars already selected by the Punjab State Subordinate Selection Board in 2001, on the basis of senority subject to reservation.

The Cabinet also gave approval to appoint Ms. Ruby Tomar, as Sub Inspector in the pay scale Rs.10300-34800+ 3600 GP with basic pay of Rs.14430 instead of Assistant Sub Inspector who won the Gold medal in Rifle Shooting during World University Games, 2011 in China.

The Cabinet also gave approval for the creation of 34 posts of Information Technology Assistants to facilitate the administrative secretaries and heads of the departments to ensure its efficient and effective functioning in the government offices.

The Cabinet also approved the regularization of the services of 337 employees working in the Punjab Health System Corporation on contract basis besides granting them regular scales on the pattern of state government, as per the approved policy guidelines.

The Cabinet also gave approval to slash the rate of the pond area land falling between the fence across the international border and river Satluj towards Pakistan side, acquired by the state irrigation department from Rs.75000 to Rs.50000 per acre for allotment to the existing occupants of long standing possession, who had been tilling such lands.  

The Cabinet also approved to transfer land of the existing and new bus stand,  depot workshop, head office & Central Workshop at Patiala besides land at Sangrur, Faridkot, Phagwara already under the possession of PRTC in its name on collector rates to be treated as equity share capital of the state government.    It may be recalled that the title of the above mentioned land at various places had been so far in the name of the state government.

To ensure better coordination and efficiency, the Cabinet also approved the merger of the 753 posts of Inspector Grade I and 972 Grade II in the Food & Civil Supplies department.

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