With a view to promote sports, the Punjab cabinet gave its nod to give relaxation in the upper age limit for sports persons who have won medals in international events for the recruitment in Punjab Police.
Presently, the upper age limit for joining the Deputy Superintendent post is 28 years and 25 years for Sub-Inspector and Constable.
Why did the government decide to relax the upper age limit?
The decisions were taken in a meeting in presence of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. “To propel sports activities across Punjab, the Cabinet agreed to give three years relaxation in the upper age limit to the sportspersons who have won medals in international events and are desirous of joining Punjab Police,” an official spokesperson said.
Apart from age relaxation, the cabinet also took other decisions: Read to know
Regularisation of services of 198 service providing trainers
- The cabinet also approved regularisation of services of 198 service providing trainers as craft instructors who are employed under the Centre of Excellence Scheme of Technical Education and Industrial Training Department
- “The decision would result in creating a potential 4,000 additional seats in industrial training institutes to give further impetus to skill training in the state,” the spokesperson said.
Creation of three posts of Senior Scale Stenographer
- The cabinet also gave its approval to create three posts ofSenior Scale Stenographer in place of three posts of senior assistants surrendered by the Cooperation Department
- “This move will streamline the functioning of the department, besides providing promotion avenues to steno typists/ junior scale stenographers,” the spokesman said.
Filling backlog of 14 posts in Punjab home guards
The Cabinet approved to fill a backlog of 14 posts in Punjab home guards and Civil Defence department. “This decision would bring far more efficiency in the functioning of the department with the induction of experienced and disciplined ex-servicemen besides providing an employment opportunity to them,” the spokesman said.
Disburse development grants to every village panchayat
The Cabinet also gave its approval to disburse the development grants to every village panchayat, received from the 14th Finance Commission, “so as to enable them to undertake their infrastructure works in accordance with the recommendations of fourth Punjab Finance Commission”.