THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Cabinet on Wednesday gave nod to the draft special rules for the proposed Kerala Administrative Service. Ten per cent each of second gazetted posts in 29 departments and common category posts will be set apart for KAS posting. The feedback of the draft rules will be sought from employees and their organisations. The draft will be sent to the PSC for its consideration.
KAS aims to create a second rung of able officers to implement government’s policies and projects. The recruitment will be through three streams - i) direct recruitment from graduates, maximum age limit 32 years, ii) direct recruitment from permanent staff in government departments, qualification is degree, maximum age limit 40 years iii) posting by transfer from 29 government departments and equivalent common category posts, maximum age limit 50 years.
K-FONThe KSEB and the Kerala State
IT Infrastructure Ltd will form a joint company to implement the K-FON project to give internet at
cheap rates to the public and fast internet connectivity to educational institutions and government offices.
The plan is to build a parallel network to the distribution system of the KSEB. Twenty lakh families will be given internet connection free of cost. The project cost is Rs 1,028 crore.
Anomalies in the salary revision of the staff of Kerala State Development Corporation for Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes will be rectified. An aided arts and science college was sanctioned for the Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust in Thiruvananthapuram and another aided college for Sree Sankara Trust at Kilimanoor.The State Women’s Development Corporation will be given a guarantee for Rs 150 crore to enable it to avail of loans from Central agencies.
Twenty one new posts were sanctioned for the Legal Metrology Department. One post each of professor, associate professor and assistant professor was sanctioned for SAT Hospital. Eighty four posts will be created for opening six Excise circle offices.
Ten women civil excise officer posts were sanctioned for the Janamaithri Excise offices in Palakkad and Wayanad.
Compensation amount for fishermen and fishermen pensioners who will lose their livelihood owing to the Vizhinjam sea port was upped. The revision was based on a report by the Livelihood Impact Appraisal Committee chaired by the District Collector. Total compensation amount has thus become Rs 8.2 crore.
Dr C Ushakumari was appointed Ayurveda Medical Education Department director