Govt Okays hike in transport fare

Recalls Arun Kumar, Posts Sharma As Principal Secretary Planning

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 6: The State Cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday approved re-fixing of maximum chargeable fares in case of stage and contract carriers.
The Cabinet approved 14.40 percent hike in the existing fares of buses (stage carriage), 13.49 percent hike in mini-buses (stage carriage), 12.13 percent hike in taxi, maxi cabs (contract carriers) and 8.81 percent hike in petrol-driven auto rickshaws (contract carriage).
“The cabinet has directed the State Transport Authority to accordingly issue detailed notification specifying revised route-wise fares,” an official spokesman said.
The Cabinet also approved the transfers and postings of some IAS officers. Dr. Arun Kumar awaiting orders of adjustment has been posted as Financial Commissioner, Revenue, while BR Sharma, Principal Secretary to Home Department has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to the Planning and Development Department, relieving BB Vyas of the additional charge.
KB Agarwal, Financial Commissioner (Revenue) has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to Higher Education Department. He will continue to hold charge of Chairman, Special Tribunal. Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to Home Department.
The spokesman said Arun Kumar Mehta, on his repatriation to the State Government has been posted as Commissioner/Secretary, Power Development Departmen, relieving BR Sharma of the additional charge. “Jeet Lal Gupta, Commissioner/Secretary Social Welfare Department has been transferred and posted as Commissioner/Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department,” the spokesman said, adding, “Gazanfar Hussain, Secretary, Higher Education Department has been transferred and posted as Secretary Social Welfare Department.” In another decision, the Cabinet approved the appointment of Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad Peer as consultant on IT applications and computerization to “fast-track” appointments. “He would be conducting tests for recruitment to non-gazetted and class IV posts to speed up the recruitment process,” the spokesman said.
The Cabinet also decided dispensing with cheque-system of payments in departments like Public Works, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Power Development, Forest and switching over to civil accounting system. The new accounting pattern would come in force from April 1, 2013.
Official sources said the step has been taken as a part of government’s e-tendering initiative whereby the payments against works undertaken by contractors shall be made directly into their bank accounts.
An official said this would “minimize the complaints of contractors regarding clearance of the checks by Treasuries and Banks.”

Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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