Friday, May 22, 2009

Short Take

Govt employees in India take pledge on anti-terrorism (In Pic: Home minister P Chidambaram, second from left, administering the pledge) Anti terrorism day was observed throughout the country on Thursday, May 21. Employees in government offices, PSUs and other public institutions in the country took a pledge in connection with the anti-terrorism day. The Union home minister P Chidambaram administered the oath to the officers and staff of the ministry of home affairs in North Block lawns. Secretaries of other departments too administered the pledge. The objective behind the observance of anti-terrorism day is to wean away the youth from the violence cult by highlighting the suffering of the common people and showing how it is prejudicial to the national interest. Special allowances for Central Govt employees in Kashmir The government has extended the package of special concessions and facilities to employees of the Central government and its public sector undertakings (PSUs) working in the Kashmir Valley till the year end, the government said in a release. The employees posted to Kashmir Valley will continue to be entitled to additional HRA and messing facilities. Employees who have migrated from the Kashmir Valley would be accommodated to the extent possible in Delhi and its vicinity. Justice Upadhyaya, Justice Mridul appointed HC judges Justice Janakray Chandubhai Upadhyaya, additional Judge of the Gujarat High Court, was appointed a Judge of the Gujarat High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office. In another development, Justice Siddharth Mridul, additional Judge of the Delhi High Court, was appointed a Judge of the Delhi High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

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