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Printing of books: education board staff hold rally
Our Correspondent

Mohali, July 9
The Universities and Education Board Employees Federation, Punjab and Chandigarh, condemned the decision of the Sarv Sikhya Abhiyan Authority and the Social Welfare Department of getting the books, which were purchased from the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), printed at their own level, at a rally held here today.

The speakers said the main source of income to the board was from the sale of books to the two organisations. According to the board Act, only the PSEB had the responsibility of getting books printed and selling them to the departments concerned as the copyright in this regard was with the board. The government had not only violated the rule by issuing a notification contrary to the Act, but had also weakened the board financially.

The protesters said if the government did not withdraw the notification issued in this regard by July 15, he employees unions of universities would also join the agitation launched by board employees.

Among the other demands made by the federation were that the ratio of the clerk and assistant should be 1:1, the scrapping of the condition of cleaning the type test on employees who had become clerks from Class IV, regularisation of the services of employees who had completed three years of service, provision of secretariat allowance to all employees.
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Stenographer grade-D exam
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 9
The Staff Selection Commission, North Western Region, will hold the stenographer grade-D examination, 2004, on October 10. The age limit to take the examination is between 18 and 27 years and the minimum educational qualification is matriculation.

The examination would be conducted in Chandigarh, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Jalandhar and Ambala. The closing date for the submission of application forms is July 23. 
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