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Punjab cabinet gives nod to appoint administrators in place of nominated market committees

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | May 18, 2022 06:18 PM

CHANDIGARH: In another move to reform the agriculture sector, reeling under the mismanagement legacy inherited by the previous government, the Punjab cabinet also okayed the supersession of the existing nominated Market Committees. As per the cabinet decision, Section 12 of the Punjab Agricultural Produce Market Act, 1961, will be amended to appoint Administrators for implementation of the policies and programmes of government expeditiously and in more efficient manner, who shall perform the official duties and exercise powers of the Market Committees for a period of one year or till the nomination of Market Committees, whichever is earlier.

It may be recalled that at present under Section 12 of Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961, the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members have been nominated in the various Market Committees of the State.

GIVES GREEN SIGNAL TO HIRE SERVICES OF RETIRED PATWARIS/ KANUNGOS ON CONTRACT BASIS AGAINST 1766 REGULAR POSTS

To bring far more efficiency in the functioning of Revenue Department, the Cabinet decided to hire services of retired patwaris/ kanungos on contract basis against 1766 regular posts of Patwaris.

The Cabinet accorded ex-post facto approval to fill 1766 regular posts of revenue Patwaris from among the retired Patwari/Kanungos on contract basis for initial one year in Rural Circles (except Urban/Semi Urban). This decision has been taken to ensure smooth functioning of Revenue Department until regular recruitment of Patwaris, which is already underway through Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board thereby reducing the burden of additional charge given to the Patwaris across the state.

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