Monday, May 17, 2021

Punjab Cabinet

Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays new rules to replace archaic jails manual

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday gave its nod to Punjab Prison Rules, 2021, under the Prison Act 1894, thus superseding the archaic and outdated jails manual.

Punjab cabinet gives post facto approval to procurement of hospital material worth Rs.152.56 Cr

CHANDIGARH: Amid the escalating Covid crisis in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Thursday gave post-facto approval for the procurement of hospital material and consumables worth Rs. 152.56 crore by the departments of Health & Family Welfare, Medical Education & Research and Police, for effective management of Covid.

More Punjab ministers join chorus for disciplinary action against Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Protesting strongly against the party MLA’s unwarranted belligerence against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, more Punjab cabinet ministers on Wednesday joined the chorus of Punjab Congress leaders seeking strong disciplinary action by the party high command against Navjot Sidhu.

Top Punjab Ministers rise in protest against Sidhu's no holds-barred attack on Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Taking strong exception to the no-holds-barred attack unleashed by Navjot Sidhu against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, several Punjab cabinet ministers on Monday urged the Congress high command to take strict disciplinary action against the dissident MLA.

To boost O2 production amid covid crisis, Punjab Cabinet approves thrust sector status for oxygen production units

CHANDIGARH: Amid the Oxygen crisis triggered by the spiralling Covid cases, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Wednesday announced thrust sector status for all Oxygen product units, while appointing a nodal officer to coordinate with Customs Department for quick clearance of foreign aid.

Punjab Cabinet paves way for hike in Ashirwad scheme to Rs. 51000 to fulfill another pre-poll promise

CHANDIGARH: Fulfilling another key pre-poll promise of the Captain Amarinder Singh led government, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved hike in financial assistance under the Ashirwad Scheme from Rs.21,000 to Rs.51,000 per beneficiary, with directions to clear all payment backlog under the scheme.

Punjab CM leads Punjab Cabinet in condoling Ex-CS Ratra's demise

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday condoled the death of former state chief secretary YS Ratra.

Captain responds to Jakhar's illegal presence in Constitutional body cabinet: Chugh

CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Janata Party's National General Secretary Tarun Chugh criticized the illegal presence of Congress President Sunil Jakhar in the last Punjab Cabinet meeting, saying that Captain Amarinder Singh to silence the rebellious voices emerging from the failure of Captain Government in Congress Party Chug said that after the meeting of the Punjab cabinet, the way the cabinet decision was made public in the presence of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal in Sunil Jakhar, it is a non-constitutional act in itself.

HC judgement on Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura firing is not judicial but a 'political judgement': Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said that he disagree with the judgement delivered by Punjab and Haryana High Court in a petition related to police firing in Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura on Sikhs protesting sacrilege of holy Guru Granth Sahib.

Bir Devinder Singh says resignation by Jakhar and Randhawa is political drama

CHANDIGARH: Former Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Bir Devinder Singh today said that resignations by PPCC president Sunil Jakhar and Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa are a political drama.

Sacrilege case: Punjab minister 'resigns', CM 'rejects'

CHANDIGARH: Facing criticism over his Congress government's 'failure' in cases of sacrilege as well as the associated police firing in 2015, an upset Punjab Cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, who blamed the government for the delay in the case reaching its logical conclusion, resigned from his post in protest on Monday.

Punjab Cabinet gives NOD to fill 473 posts of staff Nurses in Rajindra Hospital,Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to effectively combat the Covid-19 emergency situation across the state, the Punjab Cabinet gave approval to allow the recruitment of 473 posts of staff nurses in Rajindra Hospital, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar attached with Government Medical Colleges of Patiala and Amritsar respectively by taking these posts out of the purview of Subordinate Service Selection Board to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot through written test on the basis of merit.

Punjab cabinet okays redevelopment,O & M of circuit houses at Amritsar,Ludhiana and Jalandhar on PPP mode

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to improve efficacy of available resources and optimize the utilization of assets, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday gave approval for Redevelopment, Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of Circuit Houses at Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

Punjab Cabinet approves modalities for distribution of mobile phone to nearly 2.15 Lakh students of class 12 for Academic session 2021-22

CHANDIGARH: To facilitate seamless e-learning in government schools amid Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved modalities for distribution of mobile phones to nearly 2.15 lakh students of class 12 for the academic session 2021-22 under ‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’.

Cabinet Minister Channi expresses grief over sad demise of former MLA Jagraj Singh Gill

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi has expressed deep shock and grief over the sad demise of former MLA Jagraj Singh Gill. He was detected positive for Corona and died in hospital.

Reign in mindless bureaucracy for defying orders of your office: Chairman PAIC urges CM

PHAGWARA: Miffed over not being invited to virtual state level function for commemorating the birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Baba sahib Dr BR Ambedkar, former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Joginder Singh Mann today urged the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to reign in the power mad bureaucracy by ensuring exemplary action for disrespecting public representatives.

Punjab Cabinet Ministers remember Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 130th Birth Anniversary

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Ministers including Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharmsot Social Justice, Empowerment & Minorities Minister, Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Rural Development & Panchayat Minister, and Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary today paid floral tribute to a stalwart in the scholarly world Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary.

With no sign of return to cabinet, Sidhu's future in limbo

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's return to the Punjab cabinet hangs in balance as there is no indication of this happening from Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, despite the efforts of the Congress leadership and General Secretary in-charge Harish Rawat.

Punjab announces amnesty scheme for defaulting urban development allottees

CHANDIGARH: In a major reprieve to the defaulting allottees of all urban development authorities, with the cut-off date of December 31, 2013, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod to the Punjab Urban Development Authorities Amnesty Scheme-2021 for recovery of outstanding installments.

Punjab cabinet clears decks for setting up Enforcement Directorate to check illegal mining

CHANDIGARH: Decks have been cleared for the establishment of the Enforcement Directorate, announced by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh earlier this month, to check illegal mining in Punjab.

Punjab cabinet okays Time-To-Time remission benefits for convicts instead of just once

CHANDIGARH: Convicted prisoners in Punjab will now be eligible for remission from time to time, instead of just once, under the amendment to the Remission Policy 2010, approved on Wednesday by the state cabinet.

Capt Amarinder led Punjab Cabinet approves running of Govt. cattle pounds in PPP mode

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to streamline the functioning of cattle pounds run by the government in the districts, and to effectively redress of the menace of stray animals, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval for running these cattle pounds in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

SAD (Democratic) demands immediate roll back of hefty fee structure of PPSC, unleashed against the candidates of general category: Bir Devinder Singh

PATIALA: Why is PPSC charging exorbitant fees from the candidates belonging to General Category for various exams being conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission ? It is atrocious that Punjab Public Service Commission is charging the highest fees from the candidates belonging to general categories, in the Country, rather much higher than being charged by the UPSC. The punitive measure put in Place by the PPSC, is not only fundamentally discriminatory but sounds ridiculous by all possible logics.

Punjab starts process for biggest recruitment drive to hire 1,318 engineers: CS

CHANDIGARH: In a major recruitment drive, one of the biggest under the present regime, the Punjab Government has initiated the process to hire 1,318 engineers in various government departments under the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s flagship, “Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission”.

Randhawa should be expelled for enjoying Ansari's hospitality: Chugh

CHANDIGARH: BJP national general secretary Tarun chugh today came down heavily on the Punjab cabinet minister Sukhjinder Randhawa for enjoying hospitality of notorious criminal Mukhtar Ansari during his trip to Lucknow.

Upgradation of 2 engineering colleges to state university status approved by Punjab Cabinet

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the upgradation of Shaheed Bhagat Singh State University and Sardar Beant Singh State University to state-level universities.

Punjab Cabinet okays release of Rs.36.70 Cr to PAFC for RMS 2019-20 work

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Friday gave approval to release payment of Rs. 36.70 crore to the Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation (PAFC) on account of administrative charges for the work done by it during Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2019-20.

Capt Amarinder led Punjab Cabinet approves bill to implement mission Lal Lakir

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday gave go-ahead to introduce the Punjab Abadi Deh (Record of Right) Bill, 2021 in the ongoing budget session of Vidhan Sabha.

MP and Cabinet Minister of Patiala Express their Condolences to the Family of victim

BHADSON (PATIALA):Mrs. Preneet Kaur MP from Patiala and Punjab Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot reached village Khedi Jattan near Bhadson today and shared grief with the parents and other family members of Navjot Singh, who lost his life in the Farmers' Agitation at Singhu Border. She also announced to provide Rs. 5 lakh to the victim's family and to construct a 2 km road connecting the village with Laut Mandi in the name of the youth.
         

Punjab Cabinet approves restructuring of 4 more departments & PPCB to boost efficiency

CHANDIGARH: Carrying forward the state government’s thrust on augmenting efficiencies through rationalisation, the Punjab Cabinet on Thursday approved restructuring of four more departments, including the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), to create more employment opportunities in place of archaic, non-essential and long-vacant posts.

Capt Amarinder led cabinet approves several key recommendations of 6th Punjab Finance Commission

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday approved several key recommendations of the 6th Punjab Finance Commission, including compensation against revenue losses on certain counts.

Punjab cabinet transfers 507 vacant posts from Rural Development to Health Department

CHANDIGARH: To achieve better operational efficiency through effective delivery of healthcare services to the people across the state, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday gave approval to transfer 507 vacant posts of Rural Medical Officers (RMOs) along with other posts of contractual para-medical and class-IV of the Subsidiary Health Centres from the Department of Rural Development & Panchayat back to the Health & Family Welfare.

Cabinet gives approval to provide jobs to family members/heirs of 34 deceased of Amritsar rail tragedy

CHANDIGARH: In a major reprieve to the distressed families passing through acute financial crisis, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday gave approval to provide jobs in various departments/institutions to the family members/ heirs of 34 deceased of Amritsar rail tragedy as per their qualifications by relaxing the existing norms as a special case.

Cabinet okays various amendments in Punjab cooperative societies act, 1961

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to streamline the functioning of Cooperative Societies, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday gave approval to amend the Punjab Cooperative Societies Act, 1961.

Cabinet approves to introduce Punjab infrastructure (Development and Regulation) amendment bill, 2021 in ongoing budget session

CHANDIGARH: In order to boost the pace of infrastructure Development in the state by levying special ID fee , the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday gave a nod to introduce Punjab Infrastructure (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021 in the ongoing Budget Session.

Cabinet approves to transfer excess land 0.92 acre of Civil hospital Mohali to Max hospital with certain conditions

CHANDIGARH: Conceding the request of Max Healthcare Group, the Punjab Cabinet gave its nod to transfer the 0.92 acre land of Health Department to 200-bed MAX Hospital, Mohali for up-gradation their health services by adding 100 more beds, which would help to augment the healthcare facilities in the region.

Cabinet gives green signal to amend existing three acts to Harmonize with provisions of rera-2016

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to bring harmony with Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act-2016, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved to amend ‘The Punjab Regional And Town Planning and Development Act-1995’, ‘The Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act-1995’ and ‘The Punjab Apartment Ownership Act- 1995’.

Punjab Cabinet agree restructuring of excise and taxation,town and country planning,Medical education and various other sectors

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to bring far more efficiency, and streamline the functioning of Excise & Taxation, Town & Country Planning, Medical Education & Research and Rural Development and Panchayats, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the restructuring plans of these four departments.

Punjab cabinet simplifies realisation of Motor Vehicle tax or refund as applicable

CHANDIGARH: To simplify the procedure for realization of motor vehicle tax and its refund where applicable, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave approval to amend Section 3 and Schedule of the Punjab Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1924 (Amended).

Punjab cabinet condoles death of Sardool Sikander, to pay Rs. 10 lakh hospital bill

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday condoled the sad and untimely demise of legendary Punjabi folk singer Sardool Sikandar, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announcing that his government will clear the deceased’s hospital dues of Rs 10 lakh.

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