CABINET APPROVES FILLING UP 145 POSTS OF VARIOUS CATEGORIES IN THE WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT
- MOVE AIMED AT FURTHER IMPROVING RURAL WATER SUPPLY
India News, Chandigarh : In a bid to streamline the functioning of the Water Supply and Sanitation department and provide better rural water supply to people across the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave the approval to fill up 145 posts of various categories (25 Sub Divisional Engineer, 70 Junior Engineer, 30 Junior Draftsman & 20 Steno-Typist) by direct recruitment through PPSC and SSS Board within a year.
According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, the Council of Ministers had given the approval to fill up 88 posts of the aforementioned categories in the Water Supply & Sanitation department in the year 2021. Apart from these, the Cabinet today also gave the approval to fill 57 more posts of these categories falling vacant in the year 2022 due to retirement/promotion of officers/employees.
Bhagwant Mann cabinet also gave nod to addendum for upgrading existing bharatnet infrastructure to provide connectivity in gram panchayats
In pursuance of the earlier Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Telecommunications, the Government of India, and the State Government signed in April 2013, the Cabinet approved an addendum to help upgrade existing BharatNet infrastructure to connect all Gram Panchayats with the national broadband network under Bhartnet scheme of GoI.
The state government is committed to facilitating the delivery of e-governance, e-health, e-education, e-banking, Internet, and other services to rural areas by establishing a highly scalable network infrastructure that is accessible on a non-discriminatory basis. This will enable the provision of on-demand affordable broadband connectivity for all households and institutions and assist in realizing the vision of Digital Punjab, in partnership with the Government of India.