Category: Social Cause

Center To Ban Unregulated Deposit&Chit Fund Schemes

[New Delhi]Center To Ban Unregulated Deposit&Chit Fund Schemes
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decided to make changes in the Chit Funds Act to enable greater financial access of people to other financial products.
“The bill is aimed at tackling the menace of illicit deposit taking activities in the country.
“Companies/ institutions running such schemes exploit existing regulatory gaps and lack of strict administrative measures to dupe poor and gullible people of their hard-earned savings,” it said.
As regards changes in the Chit Fund Act, they are aimed at facilitating orderly growth of the segment and remove bottlenecks being faced by the industry.
The amendment will enable “greater financial access of people to other financial products”,

Crèche Facility For Parliament’s Women Employees

[New Delhi]Crèche Facility For Parliament’s Women Employees
The Parliament House will soon be setting an example of an inclusive and supportive work environment for its women employees by establishing crèche facility on its premises. Under the direct supervision of Hon’ble Speaker, crèche development work is in progress and a senior official has also been deputed to oversee the work.
Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development has pointed out that since over one-third of the total number of officials working in the Parliament were women, provision of creche facility was crucial. Swiftly responding to this the office of the Hon’ble Speaker Sumitra Mahajan , notified that a crèche facility will soon be functional within the premises of Parliament House. T

Intl Mother Tongue Day’ with fanfare In Punjab on 21st Feb

[Chandigarh,Punjab] Intl Mother Tongue Day’ with fanfare In Punjab on 21st Feb
As per Chairman of the Parishad Dr. Surjit Patar “The Punjab Kala Parishad would organise a function at Punjab Kala Bhawan on 21st February marking ‘International Mother Tongue Day’.”
He said that these celebrations are part of a comprehensive strategy formulated under the visionary guidance of the Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu who is committed to the popularisation of Punjabi language and culture in every nook and corner of the globe making a beginning at the village level.

Sidhu To Release Rs1,540 cr To Tranform 107 Cities

[Faridkot,Pb] Navjot Singh Sidhu To Release Rs1,540 cr To Tranform 107 Cities
The Punjab government unveiled a Rs 1,540 crore development package for 107 cities in the state, with Fardikot, Kotkapura and Jaito, all set to witness a transformation before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the package was aimed at providing better sewerage, water supply and roads to the people of the state.
Sidhu said that a sum of
Rs 216.67 crore
was sanctioned for sewerage, water supply and road sectors in Fardikot in response to a demand by MLA Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon.
The sewerage works in Faridkot city, Kotkapura and Jaito would be completed before the next year’s Lok Sabha polls at a cost of Rs 93.11 crore, Rs 87.91 crore and Rs 35.65 crore, respectively,
Lashing out at the previous SAD-BJP regime, Sidhu said they had “regressed” the state during their decade-long “misrule” and had then tried to woo the people just before the 2017 Assembly polls by releasing a meager Rs seven crore and laying foundation stones for the sewerage works.
The minister challenged SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal to a debate anywhere on development-related issues concerning Punjab.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president and MP Sunil Kumar Jakhar said that the 24 foundation stones laid by the previous SAD-BJP regime for development of sewerage projects had seen no progress.
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Pb Govt To Install Micro 3.5K ATMs In Co-op Institutions

[CHD,Pb] Punjab Govt To Install Micro 3.5K ATMs In Co-op Institutions
The Punjab government will install micro ATMs in its all 3,535 primary agricultural cooperative societies (PACS) and district central cooperative banks (DCCBs) under its rural financial inclusion plan.
As per Additional Chief Secretary-cum-Financial Commissioner, Cooperation D P Reddy
cooperatives have played a vital role in improving the economic conditions of the farmers and accelerating the pace of development in Punjab.
In fulfillment of its goals, the department has brought both the services and resources at the doorsteps of villagers, thereby covering every nook and corner of the state, he said in a release.
The NABARD had accepted a proposal sent by the cooperative department in this regard and sanctioned 4,545 micro ATMs by financing 90 per cent of the cost of the device.

पंजाब के मंत्रीगण अपनी आय पर “कर” के रु ३६ लाख का भुगतान स्वयं करेंगे

[चंडीगढ़,पंजाब]पंजाब के सी एम अपने मंत्रीगणों के साथ अपनी आय पर “कर” के रु ३६ लाख का भुगतान स्वयं करेंगे|बीते वीरवार को इसकी घोषणा की गई है |
गौरतलब हे के पंजाब एकमात्र ऐसा प्रदेश हैं जहाँ के मुख्यमंत्री,मंत्री और विधायक अपनी आय पर आयकर का भुगतान भी सरकारी खजाने से ही करवाते आ रहे हैं |प्रदेश के खजाने से रु ११.०८ करोड़ का भुगतान इस मद में किया जाता है जिसमे से रु ३६ लाख रु का आयकर सीएम और उनके मंत्रीगणों के लिए जाता है |अभी विधायकों द्वारा इस विषय में कोई घोषणा नहि की गई है |जाहिर है अगर मार्च तक कोई घोषणा नहीं की गई तो सरकारी खजाने से रु पौने ग्यारह करोड़ का भुगतान किया जाएगा |सी एम् के अनुसार उन्हें कहाजन खाली मिला है
फिलहाल कैप्टेन अमरिंदर सिंह ने अपने सहयोगियों से सब्सिडी छोड़ने की भी अपील की है

सिखों की सर्वोच्च धार्मिक संस्था “एसजीपीसी”जस्टिन ट्रूडो का करेगी भव्य स्वागत

फतेहगढ़ साहिब,पंजाब]सिखों की सर्वोच्च धार्मिक संस्था “एसजीपीसी”जस्टिन ट्रूडो का करेगी भव्य स्वागत
शिरोमणि गुरद्वारा प्रबंधक समिति के अध्यक्ष गोबिंद सिंह लोगोंवाल ने आज कहा कि एसजीपीसी कनाडा के प्रधानमंत्री जस्टिन ट्रूडो का, अमृतसर स्थित स्वर्ण मंदिर के दौरे में भव्य स्वागत करेगी।गौरतलब हे के अभी तक पंजाब के मुख्य मंत्री कैप्टेन अमरिंदर सिंह द्वारा इस दिशा में कोई घोषणा नहीं की गई लेकिन एसजीपीसी ने अपना स्टैंड क्लियर करते हुए आगंतुक पी एम का स्वागत करने की घोषणा कर दी है
लोगोंवाल ने यह भी मांग की कि गुरद्वारों की लंगर सेवा पर जीएसटी समाप्त किये जाने की भी मांग की |जस्टिन वर्तमान में भारत यात्रा पर आये गए हैं और बीते दिन आगरा में ताजमहल का दीदार करने पहुंचे हुए थे |इनके कार्यक्रम में अमृतसर में स्वर्ण मंदिर विजिट भी शामिल है

Immediately Arrest Tytler, Harsimrat Badal tells Home Minister Rajnath

[New Delhi]Arrest Tytler, Harsimrat Badal tells Rajnath
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded the “immediate arrest” of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with his “involvement” in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The Shiromani Akali Dal leader met Singh with her party collegue Naresh Gujral and submitted a memorandum and a video of a purported sting operation showing Tytler apparently admitting his role in the riots.
Tytler has said the video is doctored.
The food processing minister requested Home minister to direct investigating agencies to immediately arrest Tytler and conduct a lie-detector test on him.He Husband and Punjab’s Ex Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal has also been asking arrest of Tytler
Badal also claimed that, according to the sting operation, the Congress leader had admitted his culpability in illegal transactions running into billions of rupees in the appointment of Delhi High Court judges among others.
The sting operation was released by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK earlier this week.
He had said it was received by him from an unknown man on February 3.
Tytler has filed a police complaint against the DSGMC president, accusing him of circulating a “doctored” video clip.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has avoided this question whereas his minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has already asked for strict action against culprits

Sidhu Inks MoU to Clean & Beautify Drains

[Chd,Pb] Sidhu Inks MoU to Clean & Beautify Drains
This was disclosed today by the Local Government Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu on the occasion of the inking of an MoU between the Punjab Government and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).
The MoU was inked by the Principal Secretary Local Government Department, Punjab, . A. Venu Prasad and Scientist & Head NEERI Dr. S.K. Goyal.
As per Sidhu Nallahs in Punjab had become the dumping grounds for the Industrial waste, building material and dead animals, completing making the place an eyesore and toxic.
This needed to stop and solution was needed which has been found now.
Minister further said that this project to clean the ‘Nallahs’ will be launched in a phased manner from March this year in the cities of Punjab including
Patiala and
Budha Nallah of Ludhiana.
The Minister also examined a detailed presentation by the NEERI team.
The Minister expressed strong hope that things would change for the better in around two years after the formalities are completed.

Baptist World Leader Msiza Denied Indian Visa:Cong Rattles

Baptist World Leader Msiza Denied Indian Visa:Cong Rattles
Baptist World Alliance president Paul Msiza, was scheduled to attend a church programme in Meghalaya,
The Indian consulate at Johannesburg in South Africa informed the BWA president last night that his visa to visit Meghalaya for attending a programme had been rejected, Rev J R Sangma, general secretary of the Garo Baptist Convention told PTI.
The Garo Baptist Convention, a Christian denomination in Meghalaya, has over 2.6 lakh baptised adults in 2013, according to the Church census.
Baptist leaders are in touch with Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons seeking his intervention in the matter.
The BWA is a worldwide alliance of Baptist churches and organizations, formed during the first Baptist World Congress in 1905.
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee strongly condemned the BJP government at the Centre over the rejection of the Christian missionary’s visa.
“This matter cannot be seen in isolation as that of just a visa denial. It very well exposes the mind-set of the present dispensation, the BJP and their masters in Nagpur,” Congress MP Vincent H Pala told reporters.