All ready for simultaneous elections to Parliament, state assembly

All ready for simultaneous elections to Parliament, state assembly

SRINAGAR: The state election office is ready to hold simultaneous polls for Parliament and state assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever orders from Election Commission of India (ECI) come in this regard, Chief Electoral Officer J&K Shailendra Kumar told Kashmir Reader on Friday. “Dates for the elections are fixed by the ECI, and if it […]

Shocking lack of infrastructure in JK schools

Shocking lack of infrastructure in JK schools

70% schools without electricity connection, absence of drinking water, toilets endemic Srinagar: The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)-2018, which has painted a grim picture of learning among school children enrolled in J&K schools, has at the same time highlighted the dearth of infrastructure at the institutions. Close to 70 percent schools in the state […]

NGO’s education survey reports dismal state in JK govt schools

NGO’s education survey reports dismal state in JK govt schools

Srinagar: Almost 95 percent of Class 3 students in government schools in Jammu and Kashmir cannot read a text meant to be read in Class 2, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 released by the NGO Pratham has said. The annual report, the 13th in a series, says that six years ago in […]

JRL condemns sedition charges on Kashmiri students

JRL condemns sedition charges on Kashmiri students

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Tuesday condemned the charge-sheet against seven Kashmiri students in a sedition case, saying it will ruin their career. A Delhi court Tuesday fixed January 19 for consideration of charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president and seven Kashmiri students in the 2016 JNU sedition […]

SAC decisions: Locations for 40 new Degree Colleges approved

SAC decisions: Locations for 40 new Degree Colleges approved

JAMMU: SAC has approved locations for the establishments of 40 new Government Degree Colleges to be set up during 2019-20 & 2020-21. The government had constituted a High Level Committee to identify and examine the locations for these colleges approved by SAC on 07.12.2018. The SAC had directed the Higher Education Department to finalize the […]

Hardship Allowance revised for Police

Hardship Allowance revised for Police

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the grant of Hardship Allowance @ 8% of basic pay in the revised pay levels in favour of Gazetted and Non Gazetted Police Personnel w.e.f 01.01.2019. The SAC also approved Hardship Allowance @ 10% […]

2 JK Police Women Battalions with 2014 posts approved

2 JK Police Women Battalions with 2014 posts approved

JAMMU: Sanction has also been accorded to the raising of two women battalions of Jammu and Kashmir Police along with creation of 2014 posts of various ranks for these battalions. The posts include 2 posts of Commandants, 6 posts of Deputy Commandant, 14 posts of Dy.SP, 14 posts of Inspector, 4 posts of Inspector (M)/ […]