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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

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HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times   August 27, 2014
First Published: 10:12 IST(27/8/2014) | Last Updated: 10:19 IST(27/8/2014)

The Punjab cabinet, which met in Chandigarh on Tuesday, took several decisions, including those pertaining to the sanctioning of posts and recruitment in various departments, such as prisons and education.

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Jobs for women kabaddi players
Employment to be offered to nine women players of the Indian kabaddi team in Markfed. After appointment, these players will participate in tournaments as the Markfed kabaddi team, which will give publicity to the Markfed.

23 new posts of DSP jails
Nod to the creation of 23 posts and revival of 16 posts of deputy superintendent in the jails department.

246 posts of PTI
Nod for creating 246 posts of physical training instructors (PTIs) with effect from May 7, 2011.

48 posts for running community homes
48 posts sanctioned for running the newly set up community homes for mentally challenged children or people at Rajpura, Ludhiana and Amritsar. These homes admit such boys and girls above six and each such home has a capacity of 50 people.

Social responsibility
25% amount of application fee for liquor vends would go to Punjab Development Fund Ordinance, 2014, as a measure of social responsibility of the excise and taxation department.

Posts of architects
The cabinet cleared filling of one post of assistant architect and four posts of architectural junior draughtsmen by direct recruitment so that the work is conducted smoothly in the architectural wing of the public works department.

Self-financed university
To upgrade the level of higher education, the cabinet approved setting up of Sant Baba Bhag Singh Self-Financed Private University at Khiala village in Jalandhar district under the Punjab Private Universities Policy, 2010.

Recruitment of doctors, teachers for kandi belt
Nod to constituting a committee headed by the chief secretary to formulate a policy for recruitment and deployment of doctors and teachers in the border and kandi areas. The cabinet also gave the go-ahead to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of the chief secretary to review the jail manual to bring out reforms in jails.

Policy on premature retirement
Punjab Civil Services (Premature Retirement) Rules to be amended. According to the amended rule, the appropriate authority will, if it is of the opinion that it is in public interest, have the absolute right by giving an employee prior notice to retire that employee after he completes 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 years of qualifying service.

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