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delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2012 23:52 IST

Slain IPS officer’s wife transferred to UT cadre
The government has finally changed the cadre of slain IPS officer Narendra Kumar’s wife Madhurani Teotia to the union territory (Agmu) cadre.

Kumar was killed earlier this year for standing up to the mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district.

His wife, who had trained to be a doctor before joining the 2008 batch of the Indian Administrative Service, was last posted in Gwalior and had spoken out against the state government for not going after her husband’s killers.

An official said that she was allocated the AGMU (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) cadre at her request since he hails from Delhi.

Info panel chief down with dengue but attends meet
Chief information commissioner Satyananda Mishra took special platelet infusion to attend the Central Information Commission’s convention inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday.

Mishra was hospitalised because of dengue and came to DRDO Bhawan only to participate in the inaugural session. A day earlier his platelet count had gone down drastically and he had to take platelets so that he could participate in the CIC’s flagship convention. Mishra is scheduled to retire early next year.

More defence personnel to get govt jobs after retirement
The department of personnel & training (DoPT) has widened the net of retired defence personnel entitled to quotas in government jobs, particularly those in the central police forces.

The department recently notified a new definition of “ex-servicemen” that will even enable personnel of the army postal service to be considered for quota benefits.

Originally only regular army, navy and air force personnel were extended the quota benefit but has been gradually relaxed.

The rule entitles ex-servicemen to 10% reservation in central police forces till the rank of assistant commandant, 10% in Group C and 20 % in Group D government jobs.

A home ministry official said that not too many defence personnel, however, opted for employment in the police forces.