Cabinet approves 18 proposals
By Arun Pratap Singh
Dehradun, 9 Sep: The Uttarakhand cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami today approved, in all, 18 proposals brought before it. The most important decision taken was related to recruitments on Group C posts. It was decided to hand over the upcoming recruitment exercise in 5 departments on group C posts to the Uttarakhand State Public Service Commission instead of letting the controversial UKSSSC handle the recruitments.
It was decided that recruitment for around 7000 Group C posts, which were to be previously conducted by UKSSSC, would now be done by the state public service commission. The rules and eligibility criteria as well as the process to be followed for the recruitment would remain the same as in the case of UKSSSC. In addition, it was also decided that recruitments on posts for which the tests had been conducted but results were not declared as yet would also be cancelled. All the recruitment exercises pertaining to 5 departments on which UKSSSC had held written tests already but results of which are awaited, now stand cancelled and fresh written tests would be now conducted by the state public service commission. The public service commission would soon issue a calendar of recruitment tests for the sake of public information.
In addition, there are 5340 posts from 13 departments which were advertised by UKSSSC but tests had not been done. The recruitment process being carried out by UKSSSC will be cancelled now and taken over by the public service commission.
Amongst other proposals approved by the cabinet, it was decided to allow the citizens, for the purpose of housing construction on land up to 500 square metres, to follow either the national or state building bylaws. The cabinet also approved a proposal of the Finance Department to introduce a new scheme to promote the GST bill, under the name, ‘Bill Lao, Inam Pao’. This is aimed at promoting payment of electricity bills under the GST scheme. At the same time, it was also decided to fill up the posts of Principal through timescale promotion on 50 percent posts and through written competition among the lecturers in Secondary Schools. It was also decided that 5 Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalayas would be run in society mode by integrating the existing schools in Srinagar Sumari. Along with this, the rules related to displacement and the resultant compensation of the affected under the Badrinath Dham master plan have also been approved by the cabinet.
The Cabinet also approved the proposal of the Urban Development Department to adopt a new accounting manual. It also approved amendments to the rules of the Food Department.