Approves up-gradation of PHCs at Rohama, Kot Balwal
Srinagar, May 11: The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today accorded sanction to the up-gradation of Primary Health Centre (PHC) Rohama, Baramulla to the level of Sub-District Hospital along-with creation of 27 posts of various categories and up-gradation of PHC Kot Bhalwal, Jammu and PHC Achabal, Anantnag to the level of Sub-District Hospitals alongwith creation of additional 32 posts.
Approves scheme for placement of JKPS officers in higher scales
Srinagar, May 11: The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today accorded sanction to the notification of the Non-Functional (Monetary) Scheme (NFS) and its implementation in respect of members of the General Executive Cadre of the Jammu and Kashmir Police (Gazetted) Service (JKPS).
As per the scheme, a Junior Scale JKPS Officer in the pay band of Rs 9300-34800 with GP of Rs 4800 with 10 years in the Junior Scale of KPS will be eligible for placement in the Time Scale (non-functional) of Rs 15600-39100 with GP of Rs 6600 (pre-revised), after assessment by the Selection Committee. A Time Scale JKPS officer with 4 years service in the Time Scale will be eligible for placement in the Selection grade-II (non-functional) of Rs 15600-39100 with Grade pay of Rs 7600/ (pre-revised) after assessment by the Selection Committee. A Time Scale JKPS Officer with 08 years of service in Time Scale may be considered for placement in the Selection Grade-I (non-functional) of Rs 37400-67000 with GP of 8700 (pre-revised) after assessment by the Selection Committee.
The scheme shall be operative w.e.f 1st January, 2018.
Approves Time Bound promotion scheme for Engineers
Srinagar, May 11:The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today accorded sanction to the implementation of the Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme in respect of the Gazetted Service of Engineering Departments.
The scheme will ensure a minimum of 3 Time Bound promotions in a span of 20 years for the members of J&K Engineering (Gazetted) Services.
The Cabinet authorised the Finance Department to notify the Scheme and issue necessary orders in this regard.
KCSDS alleges delimitation Sangh Parivar’s agenda
Srinagar, June 14: Prominent civil society group, Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Thursday alleged that “delimitation of assembly constituencies was the new agenda floated by Sangh Parivar and its drooling blind followers.”
In a statement issued here, KCSDS spokesperson warned government against any such misadventure as it is goaded on to act by them against all principles of justice in a democracy.
“Aggressive TV debates, columns, opinions and views have started appearing in print and social media providing the new government in effect to turn the numerical majority into a political minority in Jammu and Kashmir,” a statement issue here said.
“Imaginary grounds, bizarre justifications, outlandish claims are peddled to transplant brute majoritarianism in Kashmir to further politically disempower the Muslim majority.” “And yet the government intriguingly comes up with the allegation that it is Kashmiri political parties who are raking up the issue to deceive people.”
The KCSDS spokesperson said that the “delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly seats will end the partisanship that favors Kashmir. “We want to tell this Government that every day new narratives are manufactured in New Delhi through TV debates and social and print media to dislodge, disempower and denigrate Kashmiris to obfuscate their struggle for their rights,” KCSDS spokesperson said, adding “We are not fond of manufacturing false narratives. We have truth on our side for which we are struggling. We are compelled to respond to the falsehoods being perpetrated every day. We want to live in just peace which could dawn only by restoring people’s rights and not by snatching then under one pretext or the other.”
World Blood Donor Day: Dulloo inaugurates mega blood donation camp at Srinagar
Srinagar, June 14: To commemorate the ‘World Blood Donor Day’, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo inaugurated a mega blood donation camp here F riday.
The camp was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society at Government Medical College, Srinagar in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, GMC, Srinagar.
The event was aimed to raise awareness of safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
While appreciating the organizers of the camp, Dulloo said that such initiatives help in saving thousands of lives when several people suffer due to lack of availability of blood.
He also appealed the youth to generously donate blood for saving the precious lives.
During the camp, students from Medical College, Islamia College and Amar Singh College Srinagar also donated the blood.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society is celebrating the Day as a month-long activity during which seminars, symposiums, poster competitions will be held across all the educational institutions to create awareness among the masses regarding voluntary blood donation.
PGRP program concludes
Srinagar, June 14:- 23rd Postgraduate Research Presentation (PGRP) programme, which was inaugurated by the Governor Satya Pal Malik on 12th June, concluded on Friday at SKIMS auditorium.
During the event outgoing, Post-doctoral, Doctoral and Postgraduate students of SKIMS Soura, SKIMS Medical College Bemina, GMC Srinagar presented research papers on varied topics. 114 research papers were presented this year and the best research papers from Medicine and allied, Surgery and allied were awarded.
On the occasion Ex-Medical Superintended SKIMS & Dean Dr. G J Qadri was present as Chief Guest.
Director SKIMS, Dr. Omar Javed Shah appreciated presence of G J Qadri and recalled his contributions to SKIMS. Dr. O.J Shah urged young doctors to strive for honesty and be dedicated to profession.
Dr. G J Qadri in his address said that PGRPP is a platform for young doctors to present their research work, which is essential to find better ways of treatment. Every medical institute should have three focus areas which include patient care, teaching and research, he added.
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