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The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday struck down a rule under which employees of corporations and boards were not given the age relaxation to apply for PCS (Executive) examination.

PCS exam: HC strikes out age bar criteria

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday struck down a rule under which employees of corporations and boards were not given the age relaxation to apply for PCS (Executive) examination. The Punjab government allows all its other employees to apply for the examination till the age of 46,instead of the fixed age limit of 38 years. However,the benefit was not extended to employees of corporations and boards. Holding the rule as

discriminatory,the court held that such employees are also entitled to the benefit of age

relaxation.

Education director admits errors in books

Conceding that that there are mistakes in practical books approved by his office,the Director Secondary Education,Punjab,has issued showcause notices to the concerned firms seeking their explanation. The director submitted this while replying to a legal notice sent by retired Head Master,Om Parkash Goyal of Samana,through Advocate H C Arora. In the legal notice,mistakes in practical books were pointed out. The directors has assured that appropriate legal action will be taken after receipt of reply from the concerned firms who published the books.

Govt not to withdraw case against Makhan

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The Punjab government will not withdraw an NDPS case pending against Punjabi singer K S Makhan,the state’s counsel informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday during the resumed hearing of a PIL filed by Advocate H C Arora against Punjab for deciding to withdraw the said case. The court was informed that SP (rural),Jalandhar,has submitted a report to the Deputy Commissioner (DC),Jalandhar stating that the case against Makhan should not be withdrawn. Makhan stands chargesheeted in a case registered against him in 2006.