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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

VAT on BSF canteen items to go: Badal

VAT on BSF canteen items to go:
Hoshiarpur, August 25Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal this evening took the salute from second batch of 154 trainee women cops (GD) and 147 male constables at the passing-out parade at Subsidiary Training Centre of the Border Security Force at Kharkan village, 12 km from here.
Badal rued the decreasing number of Punjabi youths in officer ranks of the Indian Army. There was a time when 50 per cent officers in the Army were from Punjab, he said. To reverse the trend, the state government would set up an education-cum-Army training centre at Mohali. After getting education from this centre, the youth could join the Army, Badal said.
Accepting the demand of the Inspector-General, Badal said VAT would not be charged on items in BSF canteen. He also agreed to provide complete equipment of gymnasium at the STC Centre of the BSF at Kharkan.
He was impressed to witness the parade of women cops, who after completing 36 weeks of training, participated in the parade today.
Lauding the BSF for protecting Indian borders and maintaining peace in the country, Badal said the BSF was the pride of the country and known for discipline and dedication.
In a humorous vein the Chief Minister asked Inspector-General, Punjab Frontier, BSF, Himmat Singh to provide physical training to the MLAs so that they could serve people more effectively. Later, Badal told reporters that MPs and MLAs of Punjab would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tomorrow in New Delhi to urge him to declare Punjab drought-hit and give suitable relief to farmers.
Referring to the break-up between the BJP and the INLD in Haryana, he said the SAD unit of Haryana would decide on its role in the elections of the state at the appropriate time.
Himmat Singh said newly pass-out women cops would be deployed on border posts for searching and frisking women going beyond fenced gates. Their services, if required, would also be used for internal security duty and counter insurgency performed by the BSF. The deployment of women cops on international border would add a new dimension to border management and role of the BSF


Anonymous said...

Dear BP,

Recently I came across an article in The Tribune about the Coast Guard.It is as follows:-

Coast Guard promotions kick up a row
Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 8
Top-level promotions in the Coast Guard have kicked up a controversy. A deputy inspector- general in line for elevation to the rank of inspector general has alleged malafide and bias in the promotion process.
Under present service conditions, inspector- general is the highest rank that cadre Coast Guard officers can aspire to reach, with the higher ranks of additional director-general and director-general to be held by officers of the rank of Vice-Admiral on deputation from the Indian Navy.
In a petition filed before the Delhi High Court, DIG KPS Raghuvanshi has alleged that the Promotion Board No.1 held on July 23 was conducted after amending the annual confidential report (ACR) criteria just a month prior to the selection. The board had considered 12 officers of the 4th and 5th Batches.
The Delhi High Court yesterday issued notices to the Central Government and other respondents in the case, with directions that any further decision taken by the government would be subject to orders of the high court.
The petitioner has contended that the amendment violates the Statutory Promotion Rules, 1986, and it lacks objectivity, transparency and is framed with a view to manipulate the merit list based on the ACR profile of officers falling in the zone of consideration. The petitioner has also challenged the actions of the respondent department in endorsing his ACR despite not having observed the performance of the petitioner for mandatory period as required under regulations.
Seeking quashing of the amendment in the promotion policy as well as setting aside of the promotion board proceedings, Raghuvanshi has contended that the respondents did not feel the necessity of introducing amendment to ACR criteria for the promotion board held in April 2009.

If it is true then it shows that how your service has been eroded. I also understand earlier also(i belive in 2003)there was such an irregularity where in the the number of vacancies were falsified by your own cadre officers.I beleive that one of the officer won the case in Madras high court and has been promoted with back date. What a disgrace...!! where you service is going.It is also whispered in corridors that one of tne new IG was close to one of the Sr. Naval officer. I am pained to see your service in news for all wrong reasons. Now i believe that most of the senior billets are filled by your own officers and it is shocking they are taking service to such a low level. I think some one in MOD has to take stock of the situation other wise this fine service will be killed by your own officers and Navy will certainly have good resons to take over as your officers not competent to run it( as it is now visible).

I pray to god may sense prevail in your senior officers (IG's) and instead fighting for their personnel goals (ADG) must think about the service.

with best wishes

fauji dost said...

Dear Anony above,
It happens only in India and CG is no different from ARMY/NAVY /AIRFORCE

Anonymous said...

Dear Fouji,
I agree with you that inside each uniform we all are dirty Indians, we will never think straight

sudesh said...

good on part of punjab govt to do that and hope other state govt will do it.

Anonymous said...

Dear BP,