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Punjab Govt Approves 33% Reservation for Women in State Civil Services

File photograph of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

The state cupboard, at a gathering presided by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, authorized the ‘Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020’ to offer such reservation for ladies for direct recruitment to posts in authorities.

  • PTI Chandigarh
  • Last Updated: October 14, 2020, 11:49 PM IST
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In a step in the direction of additional empowerment of ladies, the Amarinder Singh authorities on Wednesday authorized 33 per cent reservation for ladies in direct recruitment for the Punjab civil companies, boards and firms. The state cupboard, at a gathering presided by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, authorized the ‘Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020’ to offer such reservation for ladies for direct recruitment to posts in authorities, in addition to in recruitment to Boards and Corporations in Group A, B, C and D posts, an official spokesperson mentioned.

The Cabinet additionally gave its nod to a invoice to interchange the ‘Punjab State Vigilance Commission Ordinance, 2020’. It will likely be launched within the subsequent Assembly session. “The institution of the multi-member Commission, aimed toward bringing in additional transparency and verify corruption amongst public servants, was authorized by the Cabinet final month by means of the ordinance.

“It is in keeping with the imaginative and prescient of Captain Amarinder Singh, who had steered the structure of an identical fee again in 2006,” the spokesperson mentioned. The Commission was scrapped by the Akalis after they got here to energy in 2007. The Commission has been visualised as an unbiased physique to train more practical superintendence over the functioning of the Vigilance Bureau and all departments of the state authorities to be able to present clear, honest and clear administration, the spokesperson mentioned. The Punjab State Vigilance Commission shall evaluation the progress of investigations performed by the Vigilance Bureau and circumstances of prosecution sanction pending with varied departments of the Government.

“The Vigilance Commission shall tender recommendation to the varied departments of the Government, and different investigations on Vigilance issues. It has been empowered to provide instructions to the Vigilance Bureau for discharging the duty entrusted to it. “It has also been empowered to inquire or cause an inquiry/investigation to be made in respect of allegations made under the Prevention of Corruption Act and other relevant offences against public servants,” the spokesperson mentioned. The Cabinet cleared the decks for the state to launch its personal SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, rather than the Centre’s scheme, to be able to facilitate SC college students to pursue increased training in authorities and personal establishments.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh additionally introduced elevating the cap in revenue standards from earlier Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs four lakh to accommodate extra college students. The new scheme will likely be referred to as Dr BR Ambedkar SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme and will probably be efficient from educational session 2021-22, the spokesperson mentioned. The complete monetary implication of the proposal is estimated to be about Rs 600 crore. “The scheme will come as a relief to hundreds of thousands of SC students who were deprived of the opportunity to pursue higher learning after the Government of India suddenly withdrew from its Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in 2018,” the spokesperson mentioned.

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