Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Punjab government

Budget 2021-22 to give impetus to industrial growth in state: Sunder sham Arora

CHANDIGARH: The Industries and Commerce Minister Punjab Mr. Sunder Sham Arora today envisioned that the Budget 2021-22 tabled by Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the house would further give impetus to the industrial growth in the state.

Budget focus on Farmers and Women is highly commendable : MP Patiala

PATIALA:Terming the budget as visionary and people oriented, MP from Patiala Preneet Kaur said that, "the Punjab budget presented by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal fullfils the aspirations of people of Punjab"

Punjab Government extends term of Punjab State women Commission chairperson for next three years

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab government today extended term of Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Mrs. Manisha Gulati for next three years from March 19, 2021.

Another provocation for the Farmers,says Capt Amarinder on centre's proposal on direct payment to farmers

CHANDIGARH:Even as he termed the Centre’s proposal on direct payment to the farmers, bypassing the Arhtiyas, as another provocation that will further aggravate the current crisis over the Farm Laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said the apathetic attitude of the Government of India would not help resolve the situation.

The contribution of Women towards nation building is immeasurable : MP Preneet

KAURPATIALA:"Women are the backbone of our society and their contribution towards nation building is immeasurable," these sentiments were expressed by MP Patiala Preneet Kaur today, during a Women's Day function held at her residence.

Punjab CM launches schemes on Womens day to see Indian Women soon in Defence forces combat roles

CHANDIGARH:On a day when the state government announced free rides for women in government buses, Punjab on Monday celebrated the International Women’s day with a host of announcements and launch of a slew of projects aimed at empowering women, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh expressing the hope that India will also soon see women taking on new challenges in defence forces combat units.

Budget by Punjab Finance Minister will put state on high growth trajectory.

PHAGWARA:Hailing the budget presented by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal as pro-people and development oriented, the former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation  Joginder Singh Mann today said that it will further put state on high growth trajectory.

Chief Secretary holds meeting with experts to tackle second wave of Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: Chief Secretary Ms Vini Mahajan here today chaired a virtual meeting of State Health Response and Procurement Committee of the Department of Health, Medical Education and School Education.

Amarinder being anti-national by favouring foreign companies to fight Covid: Chugh

CHANDIGARH: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today condemned Punjab chief Minister Amarinder Singh for importing Covid vaccines in the state at the cost of nationally-produced vaccines, Coavaxin and Coveshield.

Punjab set to take major leap in women empowerment and protection through collaboration with UN

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government is all set to join hands with various United Nations and other global agencies to scale its efforts to empower and protect women, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh slated to launch eight special initiatives to mark the International Women’s Day.

NAPA urge Govt. to address issues and Concerns of Punjabi Diaspora

JALANDHAR: There are so many pending issues and concerns of Punjabi Diaspora which needs to be addressed by the Punjab Government. This was disclosed here by Satnam Singh Chahal Executive Director North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) in a press release issued here today. This is very unfortunate that till today there is no NRI Act in Punjab passed by Punjab Assembly and a NRI Commission in Punjab is a teeth less body which has no Judicial powers to decide the case at its own.

Balbir Sidhu releases Jagtar Bhullar's book 'Punjab Siya Mein Chandigarh Boldan'

CHANDIGARH: Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today released the book 'Punjab Siya Mein Chandigarh Boldan' written by senior journalist Jagtar Singh Bhullar at Press Club Chandigarh.

MP and Punjab State Womens Commission Chairperson Review the Performance of 11 Districts For Speedy Disposal of Complaints Filed By Women

PATIALA:Mrs. Preneet Kaur, MP from Patiala and Mrs. Manisha Gulati, Chairperson, Punjab State Women Commission, today reviewed the functioning of police in 11 districts of the state to ensure justice to women and address the problems being faced by women. A special Lok Adalat was also held to dispose of the complaints, lodged by the women with the Women Commission, during which about 42 grievances were redressed.

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 farmers are not anti-nationals, says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH:Launching a frontal attack against BJP leaders over their reprehensible statements against the farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday asserted that the famers and farm workers of Punjab are not anti-nationals but are the same patriotic and nationalistic people who gave their lives for the country in Galwan valley last year to protect India’s integrity and sovereignty.

Vijay Inder Singla hands over appointment letters to 78 newly recruited employees of PWD and education department

CHANDIGARH: School Education and Public Works Minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla today handed over appointment letters to 78 newly-appointed employees of education department and PWD on various posts here at Punjab Bhawan. On this occasion, Mr Singla gave appointment letters to directly appointed 18 clerks apart from 3 clerks and 9 class IV employees who were recruited on compassionate grounds in PWD. As many as 48 employees of the education department were also given appointment letters on compassionate grounds, out of which 3 were teachers of various subjects, 10 clerks, 9 SLAs and 26 class IV employees.

War against drugs: Punjab Police arrest 855 drug smugglers/suppliers during weeklong drive

CHANDIGARH: Under a week-long special drive launched against the drug menace, the Punjab Police have arrested 855 drug smugglers/suppliers after registering 672 FIRs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act across the state. The drive commenced on February 25, 2021.

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 Vidhan Sabha passes unanimous resolution for checking depletion of ground water table

CHANDIGARH:Expressing concern over the depleting ground water level in the state, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today passed a unanimous resolution urging the Punjab government to take immediate steps for saving the ground water of the state.

Nurmahal NC failed to create barrier free environment for persons with disabilities

NURMAHAL:Nurmahal Nagar council had failed to implement direction issued by the Commissioner for persons with disabilities Punjab Government to implement provisions of disability act and directions issued by social security and women and child development department in the office of executive officer Nagar council Nurmahal.

Painting Competition Dedicated to the 400th Birth Anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Held at Nabha

PATIALA:As a part of series of events slated out by the Punjab Government with respect to the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, a painting competition organized by the School Education Department at Nabha .  

Issue of employment and employee allowances resonates in the Vidhan Sabha

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on the third day of the budget session on Wednesday, took up the issue of the employees and the unemployed who had been struggling on the streets for a long time over their legitimate demands. AAP MLA Rupinder Kaur Ruby raised the issue of Punjab employees and the unemployed.

SC Commission directs PAU to implement reservation/roster policy

CHANDIGRH: The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes has today directed the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana to implement reservation/roster policy as per instructions of Punjab Government and University Grants Commission.

Amarinder patronising criminal Mukhtar Ansari to please Sonia: Chugh

CHANDIGARH: BJP National General Secretary Tarun chugh today down heavily on the Amarinder Singh government for patronising gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari evade appearance in courts in Uttar Pradesh.

Punjab University postpones 4 March exams to 6 March

CHANDIGARH:Punjab University has rescheduled the exams on March 6 that were going to be held on 4 March earlier ,on account of protest done by educators of Punjab University and Colleges of Chandigarh and Punjab.

Punjab Government extends term of PSSSB chairman Raman Bahl for next two years

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government today extended term of Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board chairman Mr. Raman Bahl for next two years from March 28, 2021.A spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that the notification on Bahl's extension had already been issued by the personnel department.

Akali Dal demands two-day debate on farmers' issues

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday requested the Vidhan Sabha Speaker to allocate two days for an exclusive discussion on issues concerning the farmers during the ongoing budget session. It also demanded that the Congress government announce a minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables and fruits.

Now NRIs can directly lodge complaints to NRI Commission; Rana Sodhi launches dedicated website

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has launched a website to deal with the matters related to family, property and other issues of Non-Resident Indians. The website of the Punjab State NRI Commission www.nricommissionpunjab.com was today, launched by NRI Affairs, Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi during a brief ceremony in the Commission's office at Punjab Civil Secretariat-2.

Punjab Education department releases grant of Rs 23.65 crore for skill labs in 379 government schools

CHANDIGARH: As part of the series of initiatives are being taken by the Punjab Government to impart vocational education to the students in the government schools, Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said that an amount of Rs.23.65 crore has been released for setting up the skill labs in 379 government schools.

Revenue stamps deadlock continues even after 16 years

NAKODAR: The Punjab government has failed to break the deadlock between its revenue department and postal authorities over the sale of revenue stamps of the denomination of Rs.1 through post offices. Post offices across Punjab had stopped selling revenue stamps since February 2005, demanding their commission to be hiked from 3% to 6%. However, the revenue department refused to accept the demand and wrote to the Centre to intervene, but to no avail.

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.

Punjab Police committed to wipe out drug menace from the state: DGP Dinkar Gupta

CHANDIGARH: Further intensifying the war to eradicate drugs menace from the state, the Punjab Police under its special drive launched against the drug menace have arrested 392 persons after registering 283 FIRs under the NDPS act across the state. The week-long drive commenced on February 25, 2021.

Special anti-drug drive: Punjab police arrest 392 drug smugglers/suppliers, registers 283 FIRs in 3 days

CHANDIGARH: Further intensifying the war to eradicate drugs menace from the state, the Punjab Police under its special drive launched against the drug menace have arrested 392 persons after registering 283 FIRs under the NDPS act across the state. The week-long drive commenced on February 25, 2021.

PSPCL contributing significantly in implementing Ghar Ghar Naukari: A.Venu Prasad

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is performing a fundamental role for powering the wheels of progress in the state besides making enormous contribution in the implementation of the Ghar Ghar Naukari (Job to every household) an initiative of Punjab Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh.

Why Punjab CM not acting against gangsters? asks BJP

CHANDIGARH: Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not taking action against gangsters, senior Punjab BJP leader Vineet Joshi on Saturday accused the Chief Minister of maintaining "silence" against two gangsters for vote bank politics.

Punjab Sports Minister inaugurates 29th Senior National Men & Women Wushu Championship at Chandigarh University

CHANDIGARH/SAS NAGAR: The 29th Senior National Men & Women Wushu Championship 2021 kicked off to a flying start at the campus of Chandigarh University Gharuan. Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, Minister for Sports, Youth & NRI Affairs, Government of Punjab along with Bhupinder Singh Bajwa, President, Wushu Association of India (WAI) and Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University inaugurated the 29th Senior National Wushu Championship organized by Wushu Association of India.

Punjab government declares list of 2823 candidates under recruitment against 3704 master cadre posts: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that the Education Department, under the visionary stewardship of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has been striving hard to bring in qualitative improvement in school education as well as generating employment avenues for the educated youth. The School Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla said that that the Education Recruitment Board, under the aegis of the Education Department, has released a list of as many as 2,823 candidates, who have been selected for recruitment against the 3,704 master cadre posts in the government schools. Mr. Singla and Secretary School Education Krishan Kumar also congratulated the selected candidates.

Punjab Government invites applications for appointment of Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has invited applications for the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala. The Punjabi University, Patiala is an institution of excellence in higher learning and research. Punjabi University, Patiala established in 1962 is a premier institution of Punjab with more than 42,000 students and 60 teaching and research departments, 20 Regional Centres Neighbourhood Campus/Constituent Colleges and about 275 affiliated colleges.

SAFU issues 77 show cause notices to 63 hospitals for not following guidelines of AB-SSBY

CHANDIGARH:Acting on the reports and complaints of discrepancies regarding the implementation of AB-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY), the State Anti Fraud Unit have issued 77 show-cause Notices to 63 erring Hospitals.