Raj Subordinate Service Board constituted

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Jaipur, Sep 12 (UNI) The Rajasthan government has decided to set up Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Service Selection Board for recruitment related affairs to fill such posts in the state government departments.

The proposal in this regard was approved by the Rajasthan Cabinet at its meeting here yesterday afternoon. The proposed board will initially have a chairperson and three members. Its strength may be increased or decreased as per the need, Government spokesman and PWD Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore said.

The present strength in state subordinate and ministerial grades was around 4 lakh, Mr Rathore said.

The Cabinet, which granted the benefits of the Sixth Pay Commission to state's 10 lakh employees and pensioners, had also taken a number of employees' friendly decisions at the above sitting.

The state government has decided to amend the Rajasthan Private Educational Institutions Act 1989 to make provisions of compulsory retirement for teachers and employees of government added institutions and extend to them the benefits of uniform perks like dearness allowance, house rent allowance and city compensatory allowance at par to their counterparts in government institutions.

It has also decided to release grant due from April 2008 to such institutes to facilitate implementation of the decision. The grant totalled around Rs 100 crore.

The government has also decided to fill all posts of mines work charge foreman grade one post through 100 per cent promotion quota.

Besides, the government would allow three year overage relaxation to such aspirants, who attained average due to non filling of the post of their cadres in the year of crossing of age limit.

The series of employees friendly decisions, including implementation of the Sixth Pay Penal report, is seen as the Raje Government's bid to lure employees ahead of the assembly elections due to be held by November or so.

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