Sunday, September 27, 2020

Punjab cabinet

Punjab Cabinet gives nod to fill 8393 posts of pre-primary Teachers: volunteers to get relaxation in recruitment

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet has approved filling up of 8393 posts of Pre-Primary Teachers in a move which Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said would make the pre-primary government schools more competitive with private institutions and increase enrolment.

Punjab Cabinet okays revision in fee structure in nursing colleges to boost medical education & infrastructural facilities

CHANDIGARH:To strengthen the medical education and infrastructural facilities at Government and Private medical colleges, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave the nod for revision of fee structure in various nursing courses with effect from academic session 2020-21.

Punjab Cabinet approves rules for conduct of business of Punjab state police complaints authority

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Sing, on Wednesday approved the rules for governing the conduct of business of the Punjab State Police Complaints Authority, 2020, set up earlier this year to probe allegations of serious misconduct against police officers of the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police/Deputy Commissioner of Police & above.

Realising Capt Amarinder's vision,Punjab Cabinet okays establishment of Punjab State Vigilance Commission

CHANDIGARH:To bring in more transparency and check corruption among public servants, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a multi-member Vigilance Commission, in line with the vision of Captain Amarinder Singh, who had steered the constitution of a similar Commission back in 2006, which was however scrapped by the Akalis when they came to power in 2007.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa demands answers from Harsimrat Badal on five queries regarding farm ordinances

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet Minister and Senior Congress leader S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Monday demanded answers from the former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to 5 queries on the issue of farm ordinances.

Agriculture Bill a major threat to Punjab's farmers and economy as well as the country's food security: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress Leader and Punjab Cabinet Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi termed the so called agricultural reforms as black laws for Punjab and said that these bills would not only destroy the farmers and the economy of Punjab but also the food security of the country.

Punjab Cabinet approves waiver of CLU & other charges for Satsung Bhawans of Radha Soami Satsung, Beas

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday approved waiver of fee for Change of Land Use (CLU) and several other charges for Satsang Bhawans established, or to be established in future, by Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) across the state.

Punjab Govt to use 15th finance commission tied grants to give priority to Rural piped water connections & sanitation

CHANDIGARH:To ensure universal coverage of rural households with piped water connections, the Punjab government has decided to accord first priority to providing Functional House Tap Connections (FHTCs) in the remaining 17.59 lac households from the tied grants for water under 15th Finance Commission to meet its 2022 target of 100% piped water connectivity.

Punjab decides to relax constructed area condition for universities to promote higher education

CHANDIGARH:To aggressively promote higher education in the state, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday decided to reduce the requirement of constructed area from 50,000 sq. mt. to 30,000 sq. mt. for multi-domain University, and from 20,000 sq. mt. to 15,000 sq. mt. for single-domain University.

Cabinet Ministers, MP and MLAs thank CM & Union Minister for making Rayya-Dera Baba Nanak road 4 lane

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet Ministers, MPs and MLAs have thanked the Union Road Transport Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari for approving the National Highways Authority to make Rayya-Batala-Dera Baba Nanak road four lane in view of the strong demand of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Exclusion of Punjabi from J&K languages bill, another attack on the federal structure of the country: Channi

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi today flayed the Centre over the exclusion of Punjabi from the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill by terming it as another attack on the federal structure of the country.

Punjab cabinet clears proposal for introduction of Punjab Goods and Services tAX (Amemndment) Bill 2020

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal for introduction of the Punjab Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020 thus paving the way for simplification of provisions and processes to levy and collect taxes under PGST.

Punjab cabinet okays filling of 428 vacancies of medical officers

CHANDIGARH: As Punjab gears up to further strengthen its fight against the worsening Covid crisis, the state cabinet on Tuesday approved filling up of 428 regular vacancies of Medical Officers (Specialists) on urgent basis. It also gave ex-post facto approval to 107 posts already filled up for six specialities.

Punjab cabinet expresses concern over fiscal losses triggered by Covid crisis

CHANDIGARH: Citing the huge revenue losses suffered by the state government on account of the Covid pandemic and the resultant lockdown, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday sought adequate compensation from the Government of India to support the state in these difficult times.

Punjab cabinet okays presentation of 5 ordinances for enactment in forthcoming Vidhan Sabha session

CHANDIGARH:  The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday okayed presentation of five Ordinances, introduced earlier by the state government, for enactment in the forthcoming 1-day session of the Vidhan Sabha.

Punjab cabinet nod for setting up Sri Guru Teg Bahadur University of Law at Tarn Taran

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday paved the way for the establishment of a law university in the border district of Tarn Taran to commemorate the 400th Birth Anniversary of the Ninth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, as announced by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during the Budget Session of the Vidhan Sabha.

Punjab cabinet okeys Rs.1.5 Cr per annum as recurring grant for 11 more constituent colleges

CHANDIGARH: To further improve the standard of Higher Education in the State, the Council of Ministers on Tuesday approved the release of a total of Rs. 75.75 crore Recurring Grant for 11 more constituent colleges at Rs. 1.5 crore per college per annum from the year 2016-17 to 2020-21.

As covid cases surge, Punjab Cabinet reviews situation, CM says not averse to Harsher measures

CHANDIGARH:Expressing serious concern over the surge in Covid cases and increasing number of deaths per million in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said he was not averse to imposing harsher measures to check further spread of the pandemic.

Miffed over not being invited to I’Day celebrations former Minister and senior Congress leader Mann urges CM to reign in unbridled bureaucracy

PHAGWARA:Miffed over being ignored in extending invitation for the Independence Day celebrations in Phagwara, the former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation S Joginder Singh Mann has urged the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to reign in the mindless bureaucracy by ensuring exemplary action.

Amemnded land pooling policy to ensure prompt land acquisition for development projects

CHANDIGARH: To ensure prompt land acquisition, Punjab Government has decided to give additional land as compensation to those giving up their property voluntarily for development projects.Punjab Housing and Urban Development Department would soon issue a notification in this regard.

Cong downplays feud between Punjab CM, two MPs

NEW DELHI:The Congress has sought to downplay the party feud in Punjab where Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is at loggerheads with two Rajya Sabha MPs in connection with the recent spurious liquor tragedy in the state.

Punjab cabinet ministers demand immedaite expulsion of Bajwa and Dullo from Congress over gross indiscipline

CHANDIGARH: Two days after Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar sought strict action against party MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo, the entire Punjab cabinet on Thursday also pitched for the duo’s immediate expulsion for their `anti-party and anti-government’ activities, which they termed as gross indiscipline.

Punjab cabinet paves way for distribution of 1.73 lakh smart phones to class 12th students

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday paved the way for distribution, by November, of 1,73,823 smart phones to boys and girls of government schools, preparing to take their Class XII Board exams this year through online education amid the Covid pandemic.

Punjab Govt to bring new categories in Govt & Non-Govt sectors into health insurance cover

CHANDIGARH:While extending the Ayushman Bharat – Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY) for one year, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday decided to bring state government employees/pensioners and employees of non-government organized sectors, including private sector/boards and corporations, into the fold of the health insurance cover.

Punjab Govt approves Rs.501.07 cr expenditure incurred by state in covid fight

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave its approval for Rs.501.07 crore expenditure incurred so far by the State Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

4 Year strategic action plans get Cabinet Nod for six more Punjab departments

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved the Four Year Strategic Action Plan (4SAP) 2019-23 and Annual Action Plan 2019-20 of six departments, taking the total number of state departments which such plans in place to 24.

Aruna Chaudhary directs to get printing work done through government printing presses

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Cabinet Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary today directed the higher officers of the Department of Social Security, Women and Child Development and all the commissions under it to get all the printing work of various schemes done through government printing presses at Mohali and Patiala.

Only undeserving 70,000 beneficieries removed from social security list, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the 70000 odd beneficiaries removed from the ambit of social security were fraudulent cases, who were drawing benefits at the cost of genuine ones, and the Rs. 162.35 crore that he had ordered to be recovered from them will now go into raising the amount of financial assistance to the deserving beneficiaries.

Punjab to boost covid fight with 7 new automatic RNA extraction machines to augment testing capacity

CHANDIGARH:To further ramp up Covid testing capacity in the state, the Punjab Government will procure seven automatic RNA extraction machines for the viral testing labs at three Government Medical Colleges in Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot, in addition to four more for the newly set-up viral testing labs in Mohali, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

305 Warders to be recruited directly for jails through Punjab police recruitment board

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday okayed the direct recruitment to fill 305 posts of warders through the Punjab Police Recruitment Board by taking these posts out of the purview of Subordinate Services Selection Board.

GMADA land pooling policy made more attractive for residential sector

CHANDIGARH:To make the Land Pooling Policy more attractive for those giving up their property voluntarily for development projects, the Punjab Government has decided to give additional land as compensation to such persons, while coming out with a similar new policy for the industrial sector.

Punjab Cabinet approves world bank-supported US$ 285.71 mn canal water supply project for Amritsar & Ludhiana

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a US$ 285.71 million project for canal based water supply for Amritsar and Ludhiana cities under World Bank financing.

Rich tribute paid to Martyred Army Naik Rajwinder Singh by Cabinet Minister -Dharamsot on behalf of the Chief Minister

PATIALA:Punjab Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said that Punjab government would perpetuate the memory of Martyred Army Naik Rajwinder Singh. He was here to pay last respects to the braveheart young soldier of the Indian Army who was martyred in Pulwama area of Jammu and Kashmir during a terror attack.

Punjab Cabinet okays restructuring of water resources Dept. for more efficient managment

CHANDIGARH:To bring greater efficiencies into its functioning, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved the restructuring of Water Resources Department, while giving the nod to filling up 70 posts in the Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority (PWRDA) on contract/deputation basis.

Punjab govt to recovers Rs. 223.75 Cr from pvt sugar mills against 2015-16 season payment to cane growers

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for recovery of Rs. 223.75 crore paid to cane growers on behalf of Private Sugar Mills for the crushing year 2015-16.This decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh through Video Conferencing.

Punjab Cabinet approves amendments to various rules for more effective functioning of several departments

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to various rules across departments for their more efficacious functioning.The Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, approved Group ‘A’ Service Rules of Punjab Commissioners' Offices to include the officials drawing grade pay of Rs. 5000 and above in Group ‘A’ service. This decision has been taken as per the proposal mooted by the Personnel Department on the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission. With the framing of the Commissioners’ Offices (Group-A) Service Rules 2020, now the necessary conditions for services of these officials would be implemented.

Punjab Cabinet to undergo Covid tests after minister turns positive

CHANDIGARH:After a Punjab Cabinet Minister was diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalised, the entire cabinet led by Amarinder Singh is likely to undergo Covid tests as a precaution, officials said on Wednesday.

Punjab cabinet discusses school fee issue, CM asks AG to file LPA within this week

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government will file a Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) in the High Court this week against the decision of a single judge in the matter of payment of school fee during the lockdown period.

Punjab Cabinet gives nod to 2 new industrial parks to boost economy & employment potential

CHANDIGARH:To further boost the state’s economy and industrial infrastructure, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a Modern Industrial Park and Integrated Manufacturing Cluster over an area of 2000 acres on Government and Panchayati land near Mattewara (Ludhiana) and Rajpura in Patiala district, respectively, at a total cost of Rs. 3200 crore.

Mutation fee hiked by Punjab cabinet from Rs. 300 to 600 to Mop up additional revenue

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to mobilise additional revenue for improving the state’s financial health, the Council of Ministers led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to increase the Mutation Fee from Rs.300 to Rs.600. The decision would help add nearly Rs. 10 crore to the state exchequer.