Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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To boost investment and employment, Punjab cabinet approves conversion of factories ordinacne into bill

CHANDIGARH: To further improve the state’s investment climate and generate employment, the Punjab Cabinet on Sunday approved conversion of the Factories (Punjab Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 into a Bill to be tabled for enactment in the Vidhan Sabha tomorrow.

Punjab govt facilitated employment to 15 lakh youth under CMs 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar' programme from April to Sept 2020

CHANDIGARH:Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh under his Government’s flagship programme has facilitated employment to more than 15 lakh youth of the State during the period from April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2020 with a view to ensure job avenues for harnessing the potential of technically skilled manpower of the State.

11231 Persons to get proprietary rights of 4000 acres in Punjab : Sarkaria

CHANDIGARH:Describing the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Cabinet’s decision to give the proprietary rights to certain categories as a path-breaking, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Thursday said that it would pave the way for agrarian reforms to empower tillers.

Punjab govt to fill all JE and above level engineering posts through common exam by PPSC: Channi

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government to fill all the engineering posts at the level of Junior Engineer (JE) and above in all Departments/ Boards/ Corporations/ Authorities etc shall be filled through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) by conducting a common exam.

Small/Marginal Punjab Farmaers get right to Govt land in occupation for 12 year at reasonable price

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has decided to allot land in occupation and cultivation of small and marginal farmers for more than 12 years to such farmers against a reasonable pre-determined price.

Punjab ministers slam Modi govt for insulting the Punjabis for not listening to farmers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria today slammed the Modi government for insulting the entire state by not sending any Minister for talks with the agitating food growers in the national capital.

Cabinet okeys presentation of Punjab state vigilance commission bill for enactment in assembly

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved conversion of the Punjab State Vigilance Commission Ordinance, 2020, into a Bill for enactment in the next session of the Vidhan Sabha.

Punjab cabinet approves Dr. B.R.Ambedkar SC post matric scholarship scheme

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the decks for the State Government to launch its own SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in place of the Centre’s defunct scheme, in order to facilitate SC students to pursue higher education in government and private institutions, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also announcing increase in income criteria from earlier Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh to accommodate more students.

Punjab govt to re-verify all those left out or deleted from smart ration card scheme

CHANDIGARH: In a major pro-poor initiative, the Punjab government will undertake a massive exercise to re-verify all the recently deleted and left-out beneficiaries under the Smart Ration Card scheme to ensure that all genuine eligible persons get the benefit of the scheme.

Punjab to give 33% reservation to women under direct recruitment in state civil services

CHANDIGARH:In another major step towards further empowerment of women, the Captain Amarinder Singh led government has opted for 33% reservation for women at the direct recruitment state in the Punjab Civil Services.

Special Punjab Vidhan Sabha session on Oct 19 to bring in bill to Negate Centre's dangerous farm laws

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has decided to convene a special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Monday, October 19, to bring in a legislation to counter the dangerous anti-farmer Farm Laws of the central government.

Retiring doctors & Medical specialists in Punjab get 3- month extension /Re-employment amid covid crisis

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave its nod to grant three months Extension/Re-employment to Doctors and Medical Specialists w.e.f. October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, in view of the Covid crisis.

Tillers & other categories occupying land to get proprietary rights in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to confer proprietary rights upon certain categories of persons in occupation of agrarian land in the state, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved ‘The Punjab Bhondedar, Butemar, Dohlidar, Insar Miadi, Mukarraridar, Mundhimar, Panahi Qadeem, Saunjidar, or Taraddadkar (Vesting of Proprietary Rights) Bill, 2020’.

Punjab Cabinet okays proprietary land rights for Slum Dwellers

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave approval to notify the Rules of the Punjab Slum Dwellers (Proprietary Rights) Act 2020 for the purpose of giving proprietary rights of land to slum dwellers, thus ensuring basic amenities for them.

Punjab Govt to implement Capt Aamrinder's promise to provide 1lakh Govt jobs by 2021-22 in phased manner

CHANDIGARH:To fulfill Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s promise of providing one lakh government jobs to youth in the remaining term of his government, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a State Employment Plan 2020-22, to fill vacant jobs in government departments, boards, corporations and agencies in a phased time-bound manner.

Capt Amarinder joins Rahul Gandhi to kickstart 3-day Punjab ' Kheti Bachao Yatra' against farm laws

BADHNI KALAN (Moga): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to kickstart a 3-day `Kheti Bachao Yatra’ with a vow to fight the black Farm Laws and save the farmers from the clutches of big corporates like the Ambanis and the Adanis, to whom the central government had sold off the interests of the farming community.

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.

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