18 PCS officers promoted to IAS
Chandigarh:The Centre has notified the names of 18 PCS officers to the Indian Administrative Service (appointment by promotion) from the select list of 2010 with immediate effect. Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, Chander Gaind, Manvesh Singh Sidhu, Dharm Pal, Gagandeep Singh Brar, Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Arun Sekhri, Manjit Singh Narang, D S Mangat, Jaswinder Kaur, Indu Malhotra, Amar Partap SinghVirk, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, Preet Dev Singh Shargill, Gurlovleen Singh, Ashwani Kumar, Ravinder Singh and Ritu Aggarwal have been appointed to IAS.
Bodies formed for Ravidass Memorial
Chandigarh:Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday approved an eleven-member concept committee for the finalisation of Guru Ravidass Memorial to come up at Khuralgarh village near Garhshankar in Hoshiarpur district. The body will be headed by Cultural Affairs Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur. Badal also approved a site selection committee regarding 14 acre 4 kanal and 14 marla land for the memorial.
Bonanza for wood industry
Chandigarh:Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday asked the Industries Department to immediately declare wood-based industry as agro-based industries to promote plywood manufacturers. Badal also announced that saw mill owners will be given shops or land at subsidised rates in mandis while constituting a committee for recommendations to promote agro-forestry. The committee would be chaired by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. The CM also announced that four ultramodern wood mandis will soon be established at Balachaur, Naushera (Hoshiarpur), Dasuya and Khaasi (Ludhiana).
Probe into premature release of convicts
Chandigarh:Taking cognizance of media reports regarding serious allegations leveled by the inmates of open jail Nabha that the state government was releasing only those convicts prematurely who were financially sound and have political influence, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the Secretary Home Raji P Srivastava to probe into the entire matter to ascertain the basis of these allegations. Badal directed Srivastava to submit an inquiry report within a fortnight.
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