Punjab government today gave ahead to various departments to initiate recruitment process for 1274 vacant posts in cabinet meeting that was held on Tuesday.
Punjab Cabinet approved to provide 214 posts of various levels for running three Drug De-addiction Centers at Amritsar, Patiala and Jalandhar effectively and in a result-oriented manner to wean away the youth from the menace of drug addiction.
Further, the cabinet cleared the proposal of Medical Education and Research Department to fill 129 posts of super specialists and medical teaching faculty in Medical Colleges of Amritsar and Patiala. “Of total 129 posts, 80 super specialists will be recruited in the departments of Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Radio Therapy, Radiology and Immuno-Haematology and Blood Transfusion of Government Medical College Amritsar and Patiala to effectively combat the deadly menace of Cancer so these posts will be filled soon,” said a Punjab government spokesperson.
These recruitments would be made by the Departmental Selection Committee on merit after taking out these posts from the preview of Punjab Public Service Commission.
Apart from this, the Cabinet gave green signal to recruit 49 medical teaching faculty including 12 professors, 19 assistant professors, 13 senior lecturers and 5 lecturers in these medical colleges through direct recruitment on merit through the same committee after taking them out of the purview of the PPSC.
Besides this, the Cabinet also approved to appoint 512 Hindi teachers on contract at a consolidated pay of Rs 10,300 from April 2012 in the larger public interest. These teachers will be recruited under Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Financial Assistance for appointment of Teachers in Non Hindi states’, which was discontinued by the GoI at the end of 9th Five Year Plan.
The Cabinet also decided to revive 16 posts in the office of Lokpal Punjab to ensure its effective and smooth functioning. It also gave ex-post facto approval in respect of the amendment in the Punjab Lokpal Act, 1996 (Second Amendment) Act, 2013 to bring the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Zila Prishad and its officials, Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor, Deputy Mayor of a Municipal Corporation and its official besides the President and Vice President of a Municipal Council or Nagar Panchayat and its officials under the jurisdiction of Lokpal Act.
“This decision would enable the Lokpal to look into the complaints of corruption and mal administration against the functionaries of local bodies (both elected and officials),” said the spokesperson.
The Cabinet also okayed amendment in the Punjab Privately Managed Recognized School Employees (Security of Service) Act, 1979 so as to include Non-aided posts of Employees under its ambit. This would on one hand empower the Educational Tribunal to settle the disputes between the management and employees of these institutions and facilitate the government by mitigating the mounting litigation by such teachers against their management, on the other.