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208 Civil Junior Engineer recruitment in Sikkim Public Service Commission

208 Civil Junior Engineer recruitment in Sikkim Public Service Commission
Sikkim Public Service Commission (SPSC), Gangtok invites application for the recruitment posts of 208 Male Female Civil Junior Engineer through its Advertisement No. 15/SPSC/2015 Only for local or Sikkim Resident candidates.

Post Name: Junior Engineer (Civil)
Total Posts: 208 (Female – 61)
Age Limit: 18 to 30 Years
Pay Scale: PB-2 of Rs. 9300-34800 plus grade pay of Rs.3800/-.

Required Qualification: Passed  Diploma in Civil Engineering (LCE) from a recognized institution or equivalent.

How To Apply: Download application from the SPSC Official Website. The form should be filled up by the applicant himself/herself and submitted in the office of the Sikkim Public Service Commission on any working day between 10.30 am. To 03.30 pm along with original Bank Receipt of State bank of Sikkim, for Rs. 150/- credited to '0051-SPSC'.

Completed application should be send to  "The Secretary, Sikkim Public Service Commission, Old Tourism Office, M. G. Marg, Gangtok" by hand or by post on or before 28/04/2015 up to 3:00 PM.

Find advertisement details here: http://spscskm.gov.in/documents/Junior%20Engineer%20%28Civil%29%20direct.pdf

Download Application form here: http://spscskm.gov.in/documents/FORM%20GENERAL.pdf

Teaching - non Teaching post Vacancies in Sikkim University

Teaching - non Teaching post Vacancies in Sikkim University
Sikkim University invites applications for the recruitment posts in the following Teaching and non Teaching  vacancies.Eligible candidate may follow the below given details.

Teaching posts details:
  •     Professor : 25 posts, Pay Band Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 10000
  •     Associate Professor : 40 posts, Pay Band Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP of Rs. 9000
  •     Assistant Professor : 16 Pay Band Rs. 15600-39100 with AGP of Rs. 6000

Non-Teaching post vacancies details:
  •     Librarian : 01 post
  •     Deputy Librarian : 01 post
  •      Internal Audit Officer : 01
  •     Executive Engineer : 01
  •     Assistant Librarian : 2
  •     Information Scientist : 1
  •     Public Relation Officer : 1
  •     Private Secretary : 1
  •     Assistant : 2
  •     Personal Assistant : 2
  •     Professional Assistant : 1
  •     Senior Technical Assistant : 2
  •     Semi Professional Assistant : 1
  •     Security Supervisor : 1
  •     Security Inspector : 1
  •     Technical Assistant : 7
  •     Pharmacist : 1
  •     Laboratory Assistant : 8
  •     Library Assistant : 2
  •     UDC : 4
  •     LDC : 10
  •     Driver : 2
  •     Cook : 1
  •     MTS : 6
  •     Library Attendant : 2
  •     Laboratory Attendant : 2
  •     Kitchen Attendant : 1

How to Apply : Apply Online at Sikkim University website on or before 30/04/2015 only. Candidate will be charged  for processing fee of Rs. 300/- (Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/DA candidates) by online payment methods.

For complete details visit http://www.cus.ac.in/index.php/su-rec-2015

Darjeeling Lepcha para teachers interview held under tight security

Darjeeling Lepcha para teachers interview held under tight security
Despite Morcha calling Strike on the regular interference in its jurisdiction , the fresh example is that of appointment of Lepcha Para Teachers in three hill sub division , today the interview of 92 candidates who passed the written examination last year was held under tight security.
Puneet Yadav, The DM of Darjeeling was specially present for the interview process where 4 candidate from Darjeeling , 11 from Kurseong and 77 from Kalimpong appeared for the 46 vacant para teacher post for lepcha language. Dress in traditional attire the candidate seemed relax. All the three room of SDO Offices were made the place of interview.
MLDB Sec . DI Siliguri , DM , SDO in presence of other lepcha language expert conducted the interview.
Massive police and CRPF forces was deployed outside the SDO office.
During the conduction of interview MLA Kalimpong and GJM Spokesperson along with Member in charge of GTA Prof. Kalyan Dewan made a visit to SDO office and spent about 15 min with DM. Amid Speculation of Revolt against the interference Dr Chhetri said that it was a courtesy visit to DM who has been transferred to Calcutta. He said that every tribe has the right to preserve their language. But on the other hand question the attitude of State government and said that each and every single point of regular interference has been discussed with Central leader in recent Delhi Visit.

Report by Mukesh Sharma

Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA ) starts issuing angling licences

Anglers try their luck at Tribeni
The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration has started issuing licenses to people interested in angling for helping preserve endangered fish species found in the hills and also to promote angling tourism, a new concept for the tourism sector of the hills. The GTA fishery department on Thursday released 75,000 fish hatchlings in Tribeni, the confluence of the Teesta and Rangeet rivers. Hatchlings were also released simultaneously in Mirik.
Jyoti Kumar Rai, GTA Sabha member in-charge of the fishery department said, “We have released hatchlings worth Rs23 lakh in the Doban, Relli and Rambi rivers including the Teesta and in Mirik. The idea is to safeguard the fish of these rivers as they are nearing extinction due to mindless fishing. The other idea is to promote monitored angling in the rivers that are frequented by anglers.”
Hatchlings of the Golden Masher, a prize catch among anglers, along with local varieties such as the Katla, Ashala and Sol have been released by the fishery department. From now on, angling activity in the hills will be strictly monitored for effective preservation of endangered fish species.
“We will allow only those with licenses to engage in angling activities. We will forbid the use of dynamites, poison and electric current to catch fish,” said Rai. Violators will be liable to a fine of Rs 2,000 and imprisonment according to the West Bengal Inland Fishery Act of 1984.
“We have the law and we will be working with the police department to ensure people fish properly. It will also be mandatory for anglers to immediately release catches that weigh less than 1kg back into the water. Catches of more than a kg can be taken away but the anglers will have to pay a price of Rs120 per/kg,” Rai said.
GTA area residents who are interested to avail of the licenses from the fishery department can do so by paying an annual fee of Rs500, while those from outside of the GTA will be charged Rs1,000. The hill body will also set up counters in angling spots where tourists can fish by paying Rs50 per hour.
“Many tourists are interested in angling but they may not seek licenses. As such, we have given them an option of paying at an hourly rate. But they must spend a minimum of three hours in fishing,” said the GTA executive member.
Although the ideal angling season is from mid-February to mid-May, the banks of the Teesta, Relli and Rishi are flooded with enthusiasts all year round. Fishing activity remains suspended during the monsoon  from May end to September because of the rise in water levels. Even so, Rai said, “We will not allow fishing from end-May to August because this period is the breeding season for fishes,” he said.
A Kolkata-based angling company is helping the GTA to promote the activity in the hills by setting up the necessary infrastructure. (EOIC)

Govt asked report from GTA on primary school teachers quota flout charge

Angry Mamata Banerjee Bimal Gurung
The state government has asked for a report from the GTA on an allegation that the hill body didn't follow reservation rules in appointing 570 primary school teachers.
The Bengal backward classes welfare department didn't set a time-frame for the GTA to submit the report on the allegation that only 70 Scheduled Caste candidates had been appointed as teachers, while the number as mandated by the quota law is 127.
The GTA had issued appointment letters to the 570 primary school teachers in March 2013. Even though the interviews for the posts were held in 2002 by the erstwhile DGHC, it didn't appoint the teachers for reasons never explained.
The assistant commissioner for reservation and ex-officio assistant secretary, backward classes welfare department, has asked the GTA to send the report to his office stating that the All India Nepali Scheduled Castes Association had made a representation to chief minister Mamata Banerjee, alleging that the 100-point roster system was not followed by the GTA during the appointment of the primary teachers.
"It has been mentioned in the above representation (made by the Scheduled Caste association) that the GTA authorities ... had issued 570 appointment letters to primary teachers in the month of March 2013, whereas, as per 100 point roster, which is mandatory as per Act, 127 posts should have been filled up by SC candidates but only 70 SC candidates had been appointed for primary teachers leaving solitary exception of 57 SC candidates," read a letter sent by the assistant commissioner for reservation to the GTA.
The letter was sent to the GTA on February 26, 2015.
The association alleged that the GTA had flouted the provisions of the West Bengal Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (reservation of vacancies in services and posts) Act, 1976.
According to the 100-point roster system, 22 per cent of jobs have to be reserved for SCs and 6 per cent for STs. Members of the Other Backward Classes also enjoy a quota of 27 per cent in Bengal. Going by calculation, 22 per cent of 570 is 125.4, which could be rounded out to 126. Its not known why the association said the SC community was entitled to 127 posts.
No other community has made any complaints regarding the non-compliance of the reservation rules in teachers' recruitment.
G.N. Lomjel, general secretary of the association, said: "We have raised the issue as this safeguard is given to us by the Constitution. We had earlier approached the GTA but we did not get a positive feedback."
The assistant commissioner's office also directed the GTA to maintain a "register of appointment" and submit it to the district magistrate, who is also the district commissioner for reservation, for proper assessment and authentication.
"It is mandatory to all appointing authority to maintain a register of appointment and submit the same to the district magistrate & district commissioner for reservation for proper assessment and proper authentication," the letter said.
Roshan Giri, the executive GTA Sabha member in charge of education, however, said today: "As far as I know, we have followed all norms."
Sources in the GTA said the hill body had not yet forwarded the report to the assistant commissioner's office.
After the 570 teachers had been appointed in March 2013, the GTA Sabha passed a resolution on July 14, 2013, favouring reservations not only in the GTA jobs but also in the GTA elections according to the 100-point roster system.
In the 2012 GTA elections, none of the 45 seats of the hill body was reserved for any community.

The Telegraph

GTA to distribute angling licences for Teesta Rangit rivers

Anglers at Tribeni, the confluence of the Teesta and Rangit rivers
The GTA will distribute angling licences tomorrow to promote the pastime among local people and tourists.

Angling will be allowed at two spots - one at the confluence of the Teesta and Rangit rivers, the other on the Teesta at Reang.

Both the spots are about 18km from Darjeeling town.

The fisheries department of the GTA will organise an event tomorrow at Tribeni, where angling enthusiasts will be issued licences on the spot.

The licence will cost Rs 500 and will be valid for seven months - the angling season from September to the end of March.

"No fishing will be allowed from April to August as fish breed during the rainy season," said a senior GTA official.

The licences issued tomorrow will be valid till March-end next year but the anglers would not be allowed to fish from April to August. About 75,000 fingerlings of various breeds will be released into the Teesta tomorrow.

The GTA has also imposed a ban on the use of explosives and poison to kill fish in the rivers and streams in the hills.

"We will take strong action against those who indulge in illegal killing of fish. Only licence holders will be allowed to fish in the rivers with fishing rods. There will also be a list of dos and don'ts for anglers," said the senior GTA official.

The rules would be announced tomorrow.

Those accompanying the anglers to the riverbanks will be charged Rs 50 per hour per person.

"We will set up counters at Tribeni and Reang to enable companions of anglers to be on the riverbank. Angling licences can be acquired from our offices in Darjeeling and Kalimpong," the fisheries department official said.

"We have already released fingerlings of various breeds (of fish) at different points in the Teesta in the last one month or so. We are starting off with the Teesta because this has always been the hub of angling in the hills. We will promote angling in other rivers of the hills in due course because we have found that angling enthusiasts from different parts of the country will come to the hills if we provide them with the opportunity," the official added.

Local anglers welcomed this initiative by the GTA.

"If angling is systemised, it would benefit us all. However, I wish something could be done about saving Teesta's famous golden masheer, a fish which has become near extinct in the upstream. Since the construction of the NHPC dams at 27 Mile and Kalijhora, you hardly get to see any golden masheer," said Sangmit Lepcha, an angler.(The Telegraph)

Ravi Inder Singh joined as principal secretary Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA)

GTA principal secretary - Ravi Inder Singh on Tuesday joined as the principal secretary of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration after Bimal Gurung, who is the chief executive of the GTA, accepted his name despite initial opposition.(TT)

For Easter, GJM postponed strike from 2 to 10 April in Darjeeling

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha flag
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today postponed a 12-hour general strike from April 2 to April 10 in Darjeeling as it could inconvenience the Christian community before Easter which is on April 5.

A March 28 public meeting has also been postponed for the ongoing higher secondary exams that will end on March 31.

The strike was called on March 14 to protest the state's alleged interference in appointing para-teachers on contract for teaching Lepcha in 46 hill schools.

The Morcha had said the recruitment should have been done by the GTA, not the Darjeeling district magistrate, as education is a department that was transferred to the hill body under the GTA Act.

Morcha chief Bimal Gurung today said: "We have decided to postpone the strike as it coincides with Easter and we need to honour the sentiments of the Christian community. The March 28 public meeting is also being postponed for the higher secondary examinations."

The state had formed a selection committee headed by the Darjeeling district magistrate for recruiting para-teachers.

The district magistrate's office started the recruitment process on February 20.

Interviews are scheduled for March 25 and the results are to be declared two days later. But the Morcha moved Calcutta High Court, challenging the government's move to recruit the para-teachers. Sources said the case may come up for hearing tomorrow.
GTA principal secretary

Source: The Telegraph