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Draft bill for SC/BC job reservation approved in P'jab

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Sep 14: The Punjab Council of Ministers today approved the draft bill for the enactment of legislation to provide reservation to the members of the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes in state government services.

The approval was granted in the meeting of the Council of Ministers held here today. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh presided over the meeting.

The meeting also approved the amendment in Section 3 (2) (A) and (F) and Section 4 (1) of Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes Act-2004, by which the Member Secretary would be appointed by the government from amongs the retired or serving IAS/PCS Officers belonging to the Scheduled Castes not below the rank of Additional Secretary. The Chairperson and non-official members will hold office for six years.

The Ministers also decided to refer the matter of regularisation of the services of Work-charged/Daily wage workers and employees working on 89 days/ad-hoc/temporary basis to the Committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal to look into the demands of the employees.

The Council of Ministers also approved the draft bill for the amendment of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act, 1995 for its introduction in the assembly.

The meeting also approved the restructuring of the department of Higher Education and Languages thereby filling 16 posts of Principals and 354 posts of Lecturers in the Government Colleges.

The meeting also gave its approval to the Punjab Private Professional Educational Institutions of Technical Education (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee), Regulation 2006 for introduction of a bill in the state assembly.


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