Govt. raises age limit for police recruitment to 24

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy addressing a press conference in Puducherry on Sunday.

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy addressing a press conference in Puducherry on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: T_Singaravelou

The decision follows complaints from several quarters, says Chief Minister

The Union Territory government has decided to fix 24 as the minimum age for candidates aspiring to join the police force, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy said on Sunday.

The Chief Minister told presspersons here that this decision follows complaints from several quarters. The government received many representations to increase the minimum age limit, he said.

392 new teachers

The Cabinet has sought approval from the Lt. Governor to appoint 392 teachers at various levels on contract basis. Once the approval of the Lt. Governor comes, the government would start the appointment process, he said.

The government had sought permission from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to sell land owned by the Anglo French Textiles to clear the liabilities, including salary, he said.

The Madras High Court had allowed the sale of land to meet the mill’s commitment for payment of gratuity to workers.

The government was awaiting clearance from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to sell the land. The mill owns 55 acres of land at Pattanur in Villupuram district.

The report submitted by former Chief Secretary Vijayan on reviving AFT, Swadheshi and Bharathi Mills was under study , he said.

₹10 crore aid to Kerala

The government had been hoping to donate at least ₹10 crore to Kerala to battle the deluge.

The government had announced ₹1 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The employees had been asked to donate a day’s salary for the relief.

The donation by the employees would come to around ₹7 lakh

The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund had received ₹25 lakh. “We are planning to give a minimum of ₹10 crore,” he said.

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