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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

In 8 months, government gives extension, re-employment to 60 officials, employees

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Shimla, August 06, 2014
First Published: 20:57 IST(6/8/2014) | Last Updated: 20:58 IST(6/8/2014)

During December 25, 2012 to August 15, 2013 (a time period of eight months), the state government gave extension and re-employment to 60 government officials and employees.

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In a written reply to a question posed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators Ravinder Singh Ravi from Dehra, Mahender Singh from Dharmpur and Satpal Singh Satti from Una, the government stated that in total 60 officials, employees had been given re-employment or extension in their services.

Of total 60, 33 have been given extension in services, while re-employment to remaining 28 officials and employees.

In a written reply to another question posed by BJP's Sarkaghat legislator Inder Singh, the government stated that there was no provision for maintenance of link roads connecting villages with main roads under member of Parliament local area development (MPLAD) and member of legislative assembly (MLA) fund programme.

Further, the government said in a written reply to a question posed by Bhoranj legislator Ishwar Das Dhiman that from April, 2013 to June 2013, vocational courses had been started in 100 selected schools across the state. For successful implementation of this program, the government has setup vocational labs in schools and teachers have been appointed through vocational training providers (VTP's) recommended by the national skill development corporation (NSDC).

The government also admitted that appointment process of teachers had been outsourced. It (government) also provided the details of schools selected for vocational programmes. Under this programme, 9 schools from Bilaspur, 9 from Chamba, 8 from Hamirpur, 14 from Kangra, 3 from Kinnaur, 7 from Kullu, 2 from Lahul and Spiti, 13 from Mandi, 12 from Shimla, 8 from Sirmaur, 7 from Solana and 8 from Una had been selected. For appointment of teachers, 5 VTPs were recommended by the NSDC.

The government also stated in a written reply to a question of Kullu legislator Maheshwar Singh that of total 3,243 gram sabha scheduled on July 6, 2014, as many as 2,570 were adjourned due to uncompleted quorum. The state government said proposal of holding gram sabha meeting on different dates was under consideration.

In a written reply to a question posed by Seraj legislator Jairam Thakur, the government said Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) was a demand based programme. The government also informed that in the Labour Budget 2013-14, 273.19 lakh workdays were expected for `671.69 crore of fiscal estimates, while the state had generated 282.40 workdays for `570.97 crore of expenditure. In 2013-14, central fund of `540.66 crore was available.

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