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Tag: CAPT Amarinder Singh

Capt Seeks Chandigarh’s Inclusion Under Open Sky Policy

[Chd,Pb] Capt Seeks Chandigarh’s Inclusion Under Open Sky Policy
Under the Centre’s Open Sky Policy for ASEAN countries, 18 cities have been notified for operation of airlines in the country. At present, the airport is unable to operate direct flights to international destinations in ASEAN countries, such as Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur
Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh has sought Chandigarh’s inclusion among the Indian cities notified under India’s Open Sky Policy to enable operation of to and fro flights to ASEAN countries from here.
In a semi-official letter to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, he said the International Civil Terminal at SAS Nagar (Mohali) has been functioning for the last three years and is set to be upgraded to Code 4E status from April one for launch of 24×7 operations of wide-bodied aircraft

Capt to Bring Law to Regularize 30K Contractual Employees in Pb

[Chd,Pb] Capt to Bring Law to Regularize Contractual Employees in Punjab
The Punjab government Wednesday announced to bring a special legislation for regularizing services of contractual employees Amarinder Singh Govt fcing allegations of non-fulfilment of these employees’ demands
There are over 30,000 employees in various departments including education, irrigation, who have been working on contractual basis in the state.
Chief minister in Budget Session said that six per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) due to the employees had been notified and his government had made reservation of two per cent seats in all government vocational/professional colleges for wards of government employees (Group C and D).
He said the government had decided that allotment of land be undertaken by development authorities, Improvement Trusts and MCs for employees cooperative group housing societies at reserve price.
The necessary scheme will be notified by the government for allotment of one acre of land for 40 employees.
Lashing out at previous SAD-BJP government, the CM accused it of failing to address the woes of the employees or take any steps for their welfare.

Capt Launches Single Emergency Number ‘112’ in Punjab

[Chd,Pb]Single Emergency Number ‘112’ Launched in Punjab
112′, is a pan-India network of the single emergency helpline on which immediate assistance can be sought by Grieved
The 112 helpline is an integration of police (100), fire (101) and women (1090) helpline numbers. The health helpline (108) will be integrated with it soon.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched the single emergency number that will replace the Dial 100 police helpline in the next two months

Pb Info & Publication Deptt Secures 3rd Prize on 26th Jan:CM Congratulates

[Chd,Pb] Pb Info & Publication Deptt Secures Third Time 3rd Prize on 26th Jan:CM Congratulates
Tripura secured the first position while Jammu & Kashmir got the second spot for their tableaus
Punjab Information and Public Relations Department has secured third prize for the Punjab tableau at the national Republic Day celebrations.
The state’s tableau,was highlighting the historic Jallianwala Bagh massacre, CM Capt Amarinder Singh termed the tableau as a humble tribute to the centenary commemoration of Jallainawala massacre in April 2019, and said the prize would go a long way in imbibing the spirit of nationalism and patriotism amongst the younger generation.
The award was conferred by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at New Delhi and was received by Secretary Information & Public Relations Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, who was accompanied by Director Anindita Mitra. Notably, the department had also been awarded third position in 1967 and in 1982.

Capt Commands Open Prison For Female Prisoners in His Patiala

[Patiala,Pb]Capt Commands Open Prison For Women Inmates
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has favoured the setting up of open jails for the female prisoners in the state
CM has sought a proposal from the Department of Prisons.
The chief minister had on Saturday inaugurated the newly constructed waiting hall for the families of the inmates during his visit to the Patiala Central Jail.
He was informed by the Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) Rohit Chaudhary that an open jail for male inmates already existed in Nabha and there was a proposal to set up more such jails in Bathinda, SBS Nagar and Kapurthala.
According to the official, the waiting hall would be beneficial for the families of inmates coming from distant places, who earlier had to wait in the open or makeshift sheds.
The halls are constructed in Central Jail Patiala, Ludhiana and Kapurthala, and work is in progress in Central Jail Ferozpur, Hoshiarpur, New Jail Nabha and Distrcit Jail Sangrur, it added.
Chaudhary also told the chief minister that the government had already approved a fund of Rs 60 crores to purchase security equipment, weapons, building infrastructure and modernisation of prisons, and also for purchase of vehicles for the Prison Department to further strengthen the existing infrastructure in the state jails.
Further, all the prisons were declared polythene free and the carry bags used in canteens will be made from waste newspapers, he added.
On the occasion, Singh also launched ‘e-purse system’ to facilitate prisoners to buy items of daily needs inside the jail.
The system has also been introduced in 15 prisons across the state, where all the financial transactions would be conducted through computer software with the help of smart cards.
The chief minister also inaugurated a solar power plant installed in the local Central Jail, in order to make the jail eco-friendly.
Chaudhary also informed Singh that such solar plants were also being set up in 19 prisons across the state.
Later, Singh also visited the high-security zone of Central Jail Patiala, where hardcore criminals were lodged, and reviewed the security.

Capt Calls Priyanka a Masterstroke and Boost to Win Punjab’s All 13 Seats

[Chd,Pb]Capt Calls Priyanka a Masterstroke and Boost to Win Punjab’s All 13 Seats
, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Friday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would change the political equations not only in Uttar Pradesh but the entire country.
Launching the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee’s Jan Sampark Abhiyan ,CM assured Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of full support by the state party cadre to realise Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s dream of an inclusive India.
The Punjab chief minister also asserted that the Congress president will be the the next prime minister of the country.
Priyanka’s entry marked the fulfilment of a long-pending demand of the Congress workers and all party members, across cadre, a party release quoting Amarinder Singh said.
Formally launching the ‘Mission 13’ campaign, he exhorted the PPCC workers to go all out to expose the false propaganda being spread by the SAD-BJP combine and to take the state government’s achievements to the people.

Nanak Dev a Universal Guru So Open Kartarpur Corridor For All:Capt

[Chd,Pb] Nanak Dev a Universal Guru So Kartarpur Corridor Must Be Opened For All
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday protested against Pakistan’s proposal to allow only Sikh pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, pointing out that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a universal Guru, revered by followers of all religions, especially Hindus.
The Chief Minister has urged the Indian government to take up the issue with Islamabad when the latter sends its draft agreement for regulating entry into its territory through the Kartarpur Corridor.
There was for years the tradition of Hindu families converting their eldest sons to Sikhism, the Chief Minister further noted, adding that the influence of Sikhism in India was so strong that to exclude members of other religions was not something that Pakistan
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Capt Seeks Passport Waiver For Sangat To Cross Kartarpur Corridor

[Chd,Pb]Capt Seeks Passport Waiver For Sangat To Cross Kartarpur Corridor
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought waiver of passport condition for pilgrims to cross the Kartarpur Corridor to enable “khulle darshan deedar” of Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on the 550th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.
Captain Amarinder Singh has also asked the Modi Government to quickly finalize the alignment of the road access and attendant government infrastructure to be built around the Corridor so that the process of acquisition may be commenced without any further delay to ensure early operatlionalisation of the historic Corridor.
Captain Amarinder has, in his letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh suggested that any other valid government document such as the Aadhar card, may be used in place of Passport for identification to enable maximum pilgrims to visit the sacred Gurdwara Sahib.

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Punjab’s Capt Submits Strategy to His Party Capt for 13 LokSabha Seats

[Delhi,Chd,Pb] Punjab’s Capt Reports to His Party Capt In Delhi and Submits Strategy for 13 Lok Sabha Seats
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ruled out the need for an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the state but said the decision on a coalition with the party would be taken by the Congress high command.
He was responding to questions from media persons during an informal chat after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi to discuss a host of state government and party related issues, particularly in view of the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
On the issue of the Kartarpur Corridor, Captain Amarinder Singh said while Pakistan had already started work on the construction of the road on their side, development work had yet to start in the Indian Punjab, as the state government had not received any funds so far from the Centre for acquiring land for building the infrastructure.
The Chief Minister trashed as completely incorrect the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the loan waiver scheme for farmers in Punjab. His government had already waived off crop loans worth Rs 3,417 crores of 4,14,275 farmers in just one year. His government was committed to covering all the 10.25 lakh small and marginal farmers He said loans of the remaining about 3 lakh of the 10.25 lakh farmers would be waived off shortly.

Capt Builds Pressure for Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway

[Chd,Pb]Capt Builds Pressure for Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Saturday has written to Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari seeking early approval of the proposed Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway project.
The Expressway has been proposed as a greenfield project by the Government of India to connect the national capital with the important religious cities of Amritsar (in Punjab) and Katra (in Jammu & Kashmir).
The Chief Minister urged the Government of India to expeditiously approve the project as it would lead to improved connectivity and foster greater socio-economic development of the region, said the spokesperson.