10% quota to come into force in Gujarat from today
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government said Sunday that it will implement the 10% reservations in government jobs and higher education for the economically backward sections in the general category from January 14. The Constitutional amendment to provide the 10 per cent quota received assent of President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday. “The economically weaker sections from the general category will get 10 per cent reservation in admissions to higher education and government jobs starting Uttarayan on January 14,” the state government said in a release. The new quota will also be implemented in admissions and jobs which were advertised before January 14 but for which the actual process has not started, it said. In such cases, fresh announcement about the admission process or jobs will have to be made, it added.
central Crime Branch deputy commissioner SR Senthilkumar have rushed to New Delhi and Kerala to arrest Mathew and Sayan. “As Mathew and Sayan have revealed allegations against CM EPS, we have received a complaint from the CM’S side saying they are airing baseless allegations to depict the CM in poor light. Hence, we are looking to nab Mathew, Sayan and ‘Wayalar’ Manoj for an enquiry,” said the police sources. NEWDELHI: The government is set to clear the construction of 44 “strategically important roads” along the India-china border as New Delhi has sharpened its focus on ramping up border infrastructure to counter Beijing, according to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD)’S 2018-19 annual report. The roads in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are expected to be built at cost of around ₹21,040 crore, the report adds.
The detailed project reports (DPRS) for the roads, which are aimed at swifter mobilisation of troops, have been submitted to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-headed Cabinet Committee on Security for approval.
The construction work is expected to be split between the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the CPWD, two government officials said on condition of anonymity.
BRO and CPWD are currently engaged in the construction of 73 strategic roads measuring 4,643 km along the India-china border. The BRO, which comes under the defence ministry, is constructing 61 of these roads. The CPWD is building the remaining 12.
“All efforts to improve infrastructure along the border are most welcome. These projects will be helpful for both military and civilian purposes,” said Lieutenant General SL Narasimhan (retd), who commanded a corps in the North-east and is currently a National Security Advisory Board member.
Twenty-two foot tracks measuring 750 km are also in the works to support the movement of IndoTibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel in forward areas of Arunachal Pradesh, the report said. They are likely to cost 1,275 crore.
Projects along the India-china border form the bulk of the CPWD’S work. The CPWD is also set to execute projects along the border with Pakistan. It will construct axial and lateral roads measuring around 2,200 km along the India-pakistan border in Punjab and Rajasthan at a cost of ₹5,450 crore, the report said. “To secure the vast and remote border areas of Rajasthan and Punjab, the DPRS of constructing lateral and axial roads along the Indo-pak Border are under preparation in CPWD.” The CPWD is also eyeing the construction of permanent integrated buildings