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Govt orders creation of 1083 teacher posts for Ladakh UT



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Srinagar, Jan 27 (KNO): The government of Jammu and Kashmir Friday ordered for creation of 1083 posts of teacher Grade-II and III for Ladakh besides it also approved the creation of 104 gazetted and 382 non-gazetted posts for transfer to Union Territory.

In an order, the General Administration Department (GAD) has said that the posts were created and transferred to Ladakh in apportionment of assets, liabilities and posts of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir between the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh that has been notified vide in October-2020.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), GAD has said, “SO 339 of October-2020 provides for detailed listing of additional 325 Gazetted and 3000 non-gazetted posts from overall strength of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the Union territory of Ladakh.”

“In 2021, the School Education Department has transferred 1284 Non-Gazetted posts including 1083 supernumerary posts of Teacher Grade II and III, to the Union territory of Ladakh and after considering list of posts provided by Union territory of Ladakh, 1756 additional posts including 221 gazetted and 1535 non-gazetted were transferred to Union Territory of Ladakh,” it reads,

The JK government also said, “General Administration Department of Union Territory of Ladakh in 2021 shared revised list of additional 104 Gazetted and 382 non-gazetted posts for detailed listing and also requested to transfer regular 1083 Teacher Grade II and III posts instead of supernumerary posts.”

It said that the JKGAD was further intimated that if the posts were not available in a particular department, the posts from other departments with similar nomenclature and pay levels shall be considered and if no such posts are available, then posts of similar pay levels may be apportioned to Union Territory of Ladakh

The government said that a High-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India was held on November-16-2022 and it was decided that the Government of Jammu and Kashmir shall get the remaining posts created including the 1083 supernumerary posts of Teacher Grade-II and III and list the same for transfer to Union Territory of Ladakh.”

“The Finance Department vide has conveyed concurrence to the creation of 486 posts including 104 gazetted and 382 non-gazetted for transfer and listing in favour of the UT of Ladakh in terms of S0 339 and accordingly, the administrative Council in January-2023 has approved creation of 104 gazetted and 382 non- gazetted and 1083 substantive posts of teachers for transfer to the UT of Ladakh in terms of SO 339,” it reads.

JKGAD also said, “Now therefore, sanction is accorded to the creation 104 gazetted and 382 non-gazetted posts in the pay levels indicated for transfer to the UT of Ladakh. Further, sanction is also accorded to creation of 1083 posts of Teacher Grade-Il and III in applicable pay levels as per the relevant recruitment rules for transfer to UT of Ladakh with immediate effect.”—(KNO)

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NTA NEET UG 2023 exam: Registration, important documents, fees, major details students need to know



Registration for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2023 is expected to begin soon for the medical entrance exam that is scheduled to be held on May 7.

However, the National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body, is yet to declare the NEET UG 2023 registration dates.

Once activated, candidates will be able to apply for the NEET UG 2023 application from the official website– and

NEET UG 2023: How to apply

Go to the official website of the National Testing Agency-

Click on the NEET UG 2023 registration link.

Create your login credentials and log in.

Fill up the application form carefully and upload the required documents.
Pay the application fee and submit the form.

The Test pattern of NEET (UG) – 2022 comprises four Subjects. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 Questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions.

NEET (UG) – 2022 was conducted as Pen & Paper-based Test.

NEET 2023: Important documents

A valid mobile number

A valid email ID

Scanned Images of the

Candidate’s recent Passport size Photograph

Postcard-size Photograph

Left and Right-hand Fingers and Thumb impression

Category Certificate (if applicable)

Citizenship Certificate (if applicable)

PwD Certificate (wherever applicable)

Class 10 pass certificate.

NEET UG 2023: Marking scheme

Last year, the NEET UG exam was for 720 marks. The Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official websites of NTA ( and ( for the latest updates. (DNA)


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Kashmir Innovator Bags Rs 50 Lakh BIRAC BIG Grant



SRINAGAR: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) innovator Sameena Lone has been selected for the Government of India’s BIRAC BIG grant worth Rs 50 lakh.

Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) is a flagship programme of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), which provides the right admixture of fuel and support to young startups and entrepreneurial individuals. BIG is the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)’s largest early-stage biotech funding programme in India. Funding grant of up to Rs 50 lakh (USD 60,500 approx) to best-in-class innovative ideas to build and refine the idea to proof-of-concept.

Sameena Lone, an innovator cum scholar in the SKUAST-K’s Division of Vegetable Science, supervised by Dr Khursheed Hussain, Assistant Professor, Division of vegetable science, SKUAST-K and mentored by Naveed Hamid, BDA, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell of the university, submitted her innovative proposal on ‘Organic & Disease-Free Seed Potato Production through Tissue Culture in Kashmir’ under Industrial Biotechnology, Clean Energy & Environment category in Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India which supports technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea under the BIG grant scheme a few months back. More than 500 innovators across the country had applied under the said scheme and only 26 got selected for the final pitching round before the panel committee from which only nine innovators were selected under the given category across the nation.

SKUAST-K innovator is the only one from Jammu and Kashmir to receive the BIRAC BIG grant in the present round.

Vice Chancellor SKUAST Kashmir Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai congratulated the innovator and her team of mentors for securing the BIRAC Grant. He appreciated the level of effort and dedication of the team and support from SKUASTK Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Centre that brought laurels to the University. He further added that such achievements are so precious that they not only boost the morale of the innovators but help in developing the ecosystem for innovations, incubations & startups.

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