15062022-TT-01.qxd 6/14/2022 10:55 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO.164 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH GOVTS’ INACTION ON CLIMATE DANGEROUS, SAYS UN CHIEF WORLD /thetribunechd TWO LASHKAR MILITANTS KILLED IN SRINAGAR J&K ADANI, TOTALENERGIES PREZ POLL: OPPN DIALS IN PACT FOR $50-BN MAHATMA GANDHI’S VENTURE BUSINESS GRANDSON BACK PAGE wednesday | 15 june 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 21.7% posts vacant, PM wants 10L to get govt jobs in 18 mths Radical recruitment changes, now soldiers to be inducted for 4 years Aditi Tandon Ajay Banerjee Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 14 Amid mounting joblessness and tardy recruitment drives, PM Narendra Modi today ordered government departments to employ 10 lakh persons over 18 months in mission mode. The PMO said Modi undertook a review of the status of human resources across departments and ministries and ordered for recruitment of 10 lakh persons in mission mode over the next 1.5 years. The drive aims to counter Opposition’s charges over record unemployment ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The development comes amid rising vacancies across government departments TARGETED SLOTS DEPT VACANCIES Personnel 2,375 Revenue 76,327 Defence (Civil) 2,47,499 Farmer Welfare 2,712 Atomic Energy 5,316 MHA 1,28,842 External Affairs 2,204 IT’S JUST NEWS CREATION, SAYS RAHUL GANDHI with 21.7 per cent of all sanctioned central government posts lying vacant (as of March 1, 2020), as per the latest official data available. In all, there are 40,04,491 sanctioned posts of Central Government regular civilian employees and only continued on page 9 IN BRIEF Air India fined for denying boarding to passengers New Delhi: The DGCA has imposed ~10-lakh fine on Air India for denying boarding to passengers holding valid tickets and not providing mandatory compensation. PTI Spanish Foreign Minister to visit India today New Delhi: Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares Bueno will visit India on Wednesday with a focus on deepening bilateral cooperation in a range of areas, including trade and defence. PTI Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 14 The new recruitment policy in the armed forces announced on Tuesday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh makes a series of radical changes, including induction of more women and change in composition of certain British-era regiments which have soldiers only from specific castes. Addressing a press conference, Rajnath called the scheme transformative and dismissed suggestions that it was brought in to cut down continued on page 9 46,000 ‘Agniveers’ will be recruited this year I Process open to women No pension ISelection begins in 90 days AGNIPATH UNVEILED Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with the Chiefs of three services in New Delhi. MUKESH AGGARWAL NO CASTE-BASED RECRUITMENT ■ The all-India selection to be merit-based. The British-era caste-based recruitment to be done away with, but caste regiments to stay VETERANS APPREHENSIVE ■ Several veterans have questioned the Agni- path scheme for it is being tried without having been experimented at a smaller scale Punjab cops get Bishnoi’s transit remand New Delhi, June 14 A Delhi court today granted the transit remand of alleged gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to the Punjab Police in a case related to the killing of famous singer Sidhu Moosewala. The court passed the order as the Punjab Police produced Bishnoi before it after formally arresting him in the case. The court also issued a direction to the police to pro- TWO GANGSTERS HELD Bishnoi in custody of Punjab cops. duce Bishnoi before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mansa, on Wednesday. The Mohali: The Mohali police and anti-gangster task force have arrested two members of the Bishnoi gang. The suspects were allegedly working for Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar. Punjab Police had said the killing of Moosewala seemed continued on page 9 A first: G’gram co to export drones New Delhi, June 14 Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today handed out the country's first type certificate under Drone Rules2021 to agricultural drone manufacturer IoTechworld Avigation Pvt Ltd. Officials of the firm, which has its unit in Gurugram, said it would enable their product to compete in global arena. BACK PAGE RECRUITMENT AGE 17.5 to 21 yrs JOB TENURE Enrolment for 4 years. 25% to be selected for permanent enrolment SALARY Monthly salary from ~30,000 (Ist year) up to ~40,000 (4th year). Separate risk & hardship allowance. SEVA NIDHI After 4 yrs, Agniveers to receive around ~11.71 lakh DEATH COMPENSATION ~1 crore Wholesaleinflation surges to 15.88% New Delhi, June 14 Wholesale inflation surged to a record high of 15.88% in May as crude oil prices rose and heatwave resulted in costlier vegetables and fruits, strengthening the possibility of a further interest rate hike by RBI. — PTI edit: reining in inflation Ex-judges write to CJI on ‘state repression’ in UP New Delhi, June 14 Six former judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, along with as many senior advocates, have made an urgent appeal to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to take suo motu cognisance of “recent incidents of violence and PRAYAGRAJ DEMOLITIONS: 37 MORE ON LIST repression by state authorities on citizens in UP”. Terming the demolitions and custodial beatings in UP after the June 10 protests in several parts of the state as continued on page 9
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