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Ousted NC-Cong regime gifted him plum posting for being Mantri's relative
Matric pass is Excise Taxation Officer
4/28/2015 12:09:19 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 27: In a brazen act of favoritism and nepotism adopted by the previous National Conference-Congress government in terms of appointment of blue eyed persons on plum postings, a Matric pass junior inspector in Excise Department is holding the post of Excise Taxation Officer (ETO) Srinagar for the past two years, while high qualified and senior inspectors of the department including RBA certificate holders were denied the posting by the previous government. Despite the change in guard in the state the blue-eyed officer still continues to hold the post. As per the details available with "Early Times", the seniority list of 201 inspectors of Excise and Commercial Taxes Departments was issued by the Finance Department vide order No: 159-F of 2012 dated 4-06-2012 endorsed by Deputy Commissioner Commercial Taxes Headquaters vide No. 164-Adm-III/720-30/cct dated 15-06-2012 , the ETO Kashmir Shameem Ahmed Rather falling at Serial No. 119 with RBA category who ...
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AIIMS issue divides J&K BJP
Delegation to Delhi?
4/27/2015 11:19:14 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 27: The raging controversy over the decision of the PDP-BJP coalition and the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre to establish AIIMS in Kashmir has created a peculiar situation for the local BJP leadership which has been at the receiving end and under fire. The leadership has gone so confused that it has not been able to take one stand on the issue. On the one hand, Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Nirmal Singh has been taking a hard stand and saying that no power on earth can "snatch AIIMS from Kashmir" and that he and his party would see to it that the pro-Jammu moves of those who have been opposing the decision are defeated. He declared his stand on...
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7 schools await completion for want of funds in Inderwal
4/27/2015 11:18:54 PM
Bivek Mathur Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 27: Government's indifference towards education sector could be well gauged from the fact that seven school buildings are awaiting completion due to non-release of funds by the state government. As per sources, for the completion of Higher Secondary School Malanoo under state plan with an estimated cost of Rs. 54.16 lacs, the Jammu and Kashmir government has released only Rs 28 lacs. With the money released, building has been raised and roofed but the finishing work is still in progress. Similarly the Higher Secondary School Jakyas constructed under the state plan is awaiting completion as an estimated cost of Rs 56.50 lacs has been fixed f...
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Jammu, Ladakh have to live under autonomous state: Mattoo
Kashmir solution or a charter of bondage
4/27/2015 11:18:07 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 27: Former Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University and the so-called Kashmir expert Amitabh Mattoo, who has little say in his own internally-displaced community of Kashmiri Hindus, agrees that there is "clearly a feeling of deprivation and discrimination" in Jammu and Ladakh. "In some ways, what Srinagar feels vis-à-vis New Delhi is similar to the way Jammu and Leh see Srinagar and Kashmiri politicians," he says, but he doesn't want a solution to the so-called Kashmir issue that keeps Jammu and Ladakh out of its ambit. Mattoo says, "The answer is in greater devolution and decentralization of power from New Delhi to Srinagar and from Srinagar to Jammu and Leh". ...
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Controversy over auction of Adda Tax collection contract
Poonch ACD says it will be re-auctioned
4/27/2015 11:17:41 PM
M S Nazki Early Times Report MENDHAR, Apr 27: A controversy has erupted in the town here over the auctioning of Adda Tax collection contract by the Mendhar panchayat secretary and the Poonch ACD holding the whole activity as "null and void". The contract was to expire on May 5 next but Mendhar panchayat secretary Sohrab Ahmad Khan put it to auction on April 21 last. No information in this regard was given through newspapers to the interested parties, official sources alleged. Sohrab got pasted a notice, which was written in Urdu, at 2-3 places at Bus Stand and allegedly did not give it wide publicity. Had the notice been published in local newspapers, there would have been more compet...
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Forest Department earns ridicule
Barracks for FPF remain unused for 10 yrs
4/27/2015 11:16:57 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 27: The barracks constructed for the Forest Protection Force (FPF) at a whopping Rs 4.90 Crore are unused for the past one decade. Pertinently, the FPF are supposed to stay in the field and accommodation at strategic places increases the efficiency of force. But, the authorities seem in no mood to allot the accommodation to the personnel of the force for unknown reasons. Sources said the Department had constructed 75 barracks for accommodation of field staff of 23 gamma unit Forest Protection Force units during 1997 to 2012 at a cost of Rs 4.90 crore and to make these barracks functional, support staff like cooks, washer-men, sweepers etc., ...
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Mystery shrouds "missing" of UP youth held on LoC
He was caught by army from Balnoi in Poonch
4/27/2015 11:16:27 PM
Early Times Report MENDHAR, Apr 27: Mohammad Junaid (28) of Uttar Pradesh (UP), who was apprehended by army from the border Balnoi area of Poonch Friday last, is said to have gone "missing" under mysterious circumstances with both police and army claiming that "he is not with them". Junaid, a resident of Shapur in Varanasi, UP, was held by army at about 5.30 am on Fridaylast while was clandestinely moving towards the LoC in Roshni Nullah of Balnoi. He was brought by army to the Mendhar police station Friday evening, according to official sources. A 2-IC and an army doctor were accompanying him, the sources added. When Junaid was taken to the sub-district hospital, Mendhar, the docto...
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Mere 10 percent weightage to Practical competence reveals RTI
Appointment of MGNREGA Data Entry Operators
4/27/2015 11:15:58 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 27: RTI query has revealed that authorities of Rural Development department kept mere 10 points out of 100 for the practical test meant for appointment of Data Entry Operators under centrally sponsored scheme MGNREGA. Government recently conducted exams for the said posts and the appointments have also been made, but many aggrieved candidates are alleging that favoritism and corruption has superseded the merit. Details available with Early Times reveal that out of 100 points 50 points have been kept for basic qualification (10 +2) . For computer knowledge and test the Rural development department kept 30 points but out of these 30 points mere 10 point...
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Cong playing BJP to beat Saffron Party with discrimination weapon
4/27/2015 11:15:39 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 27: After formation of coalition government in the J&K, opposition Congress party has hijacked discrimination agenda of the BJP because party has started vociferously taken by the issue of ignoring Jammu and Ladakh regions. Within three months after losing power in J&K, the Congress Party has started playing BJP to take on Saffron Party by its (BJP's) own weapon. Discrimination was the issue on which the BJP has managed to create history in politics of J&K by winning all time high 25 assembly seats but now the Congress has started targeting BJP on same ammunitions. Discrimination is always an issue in Jammu and Ladakh regions so it is the best way to exp...
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Rajouri: Healthcare goes to dogs after docs' mass transfer
4/27/2015 11:15:30 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Apr 27: Large scale transfers of consultants and other specialists from various health institutions including district hospital Rajouri have badly hit the people as even for minor ailments patients are referred to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital Jammu. Though the Health Department has sent many good doctors to the district hospital, sub-district hospitals and other health institutions, many among them either have gone on leave or have not joined at their respective institutions till date.District hospital Rajouri which caters to more than seven lakh people of Rajouri and from some areas of Poonch district is facing acute shortage of consultants, B...
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SVO's slackness encourages officials, crime graph rises
4/27/2015 11:15:18 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 27: Even as the number of crimes committed by government officials has increased, most of the cases registered by the State Vigilance organization (SVO) since 2011 are still under investigation. According to details, total number of cases registered by the state vigilance organization in Kashmir Province since 2011 is 150 and in 127. However, according to SVO website, the number of cases has increased in both the divisions. It is 25 and 19 cases respectively till date which is highest in number in four months time period compared to previous four years. The details reveal that out of total 150 cases registered by the state Vigilance organ...
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First time ministers still novices with system, set up in departments
Bureaucrats still ruling roost in Government functioning ….!
4/27/2015 11:14:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 27: As PDP-BJP government is all set to enter its third month of existence, the political executive is yet to tighten its grip over bureaucracy in the state, courtesy inexperienced ministers in the coalition who do have neither familiarity with the functioning of their departments nor have full facts by their side as to how babus carried on with the previous government. The functioning in most of the departments with new ministers is facing this predicament due to lack of information and knowledge which is only available with the bureaucrats. Sources said even as Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led government is committed towards providing effective an...
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Matric pass is Excise Taxation Officer
Ousted NC-Cong regime gifted him plum posting due to him being Mantri’s relative
4/27/2015 11:06:33 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Jammu April 27: In a brazen act of favoritism and nepotism adopted by the previous National Conference-Congress government in terms of appointment of blue eyed persons on plum postings, a Matric pass junior inspector in Excise Department is holding the post of Excise Taxation Officer (ETO) Srinagar for the past two years, while high qualified and senior inspectors of the department including RBA certificate holders were denied the posting by the previous government. Despite the change in guard in the state the blue-eyed officer still continues to hold the post. As per the details available with “Early Times”, the seniority list of 201 inspectors of Excise and Commercial...
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Harsh alleges Govt's apathy towards farmers of State
Sharma writes to URM, requests for stoppage of Premium train at Jammu
MLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts development work
Gupta convenes public grievances redressal camp
Only separate homeland for KPs will uphold Indian nation in Kashmir: KP
Dr Jitendra says youth potential of Northeast under-utilised
Gorkha Nagar residents pay tributes to Nepal earthquake victims
AI additional flight from Jammu to Leh today
NC asks PDP to complete Srinagar projects
Anganwadi workers, helpers stage protest against termination order
After PRCs, Government to distribute RBA, Caste certificates in Schools
IRP 1st Battalion distributes school bags, stationery items at Mahore
HC directs Secy GAD to file status report on PRO's Assets
Court directs CB to investigate
Minor drowns to death after accidental fall in river in Handwara
Rogi Kalyan Samiti meeting held at Samba
DB directs State to pay Rs 2 Lakh compensation to Acid Victim
Two and a half year jail to kidnapper
GMS Narwal boys win U-14 kabaddi title
Army organizes medical camp
RSC of Indian Army celebrates Raising Day
GHSS Muthi girls win U-14 kabaddi title
'Ghar Wapsi' will continue: Praveen Togadia
Kavinder chairs Rogi Kalyan Samiti meeting
AIIMS Row: Ex Minister Dr Manohar seeks clarification from DyCM over 'dubious stand'
Indoor Swimming Pool at KC Sports Club inaugurated with great fanfare
For decades, GREF authorities fail to construct crucial bridge
Rotary Club Jammu donates garments to Bal Niketan
Tawi Andolan grieves over Nepal deaths
New recruitment policy full of loopholes: Youth Congress
Dr BR Ambedkar's anniversary celebrated
CM reviews ongoing projects in Sgr, issues orders for city beautification
Zulfkar for monitoring of developmental works in rural areas
JKAACL releases book
BJP committed to all round development: Yudhvir Sethi
Rains trigger massive water-logging in Srinagar
Neelam holds introductory meeting with officers
Focused attention on improving road connectivity in rural areas: Kohli
Less than a dozen pol prisoners in jails: Sayeed
Deployment of troops along LoC strengthened, says Army
IGP Jammu for strengthen anti infiltration grid across Jammu
Jammu-Srinagar highway opens for one way
Kashmiri Pandits rehabilitation only possible if homeland is craved: Panun Kashmir
PRC establishes helpline for Nepal earthquake hit people of J&K
Miscreants make futile theft
New Transfer Policy is Just, Pragmatic: Naeem Akhter
DyCM grieved over death of Nepal Earthquake victims
Kashmiri-origin trekker killed in Everest avalanche
J-K school girl slips into stream, dies
CPI (M) asks Govt to clear stand on issuance of PRCs
NSUI starts signature campaign in Jammu University
Army recruitment rallies: Youth dies in Doda
Army holds recruitment rallies to fill 1305 vacancies
AISF welcomes Governor's rejection on Recruitment Ordinance
Court directs CB to investigate
HC directs Secy GAD to file status report on PRO's Assets
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