(Chd,Pb)Punjab Cabinet Approved Lokayukta Bill 2020
The state cabinet on Monday approved the Punjab Lokayukta Bill-2020 for passage in the ongoing session of the legislative assembly.
The Bill seeks to replace the existing Punjab Lokpal Act, 1996 and will cover all public functionaries, including the chief minister.
However, the prosecution of the chief minister, ministers and MLAs would require the approval of the 2/3rd members of the House
“The Lokayukta shall have all powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. It will also provide for prosecution in case of a false complaint,”
The legislation bars a parallel probe into a complaint against any officer/public functionary if an inquiry is being conducted into the matter by the lokayukta
He, however, said the lokayukta will not have the authority to conduct a parallel inquiry of the matter already under investigation by the government.
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[Chd,Pb] Capt’s Cabinet Gives Green Signal To Brick klins in Punjab
This approval is for rectangular shape and zigzag brick setting by Punjab State Council for Science & Technology. Brick kilns have been given till September 30, 2019, to make the conversion.
The brick kilns in the process of conversion to induce draft technology with zigzag setting/yet to start the process intending to operate the brick kiln are required to pay environmental compensation on the basis of `polluter pays principle’ to the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) with effect from February 1, 2019, till the adoption of induced draft technology. The compensation has been set Rs. 25,000 per month for zig zag setting with kiln of capacity equal to more than 30,000 bricks per day and Rs. 20,000 per month for kiln of capacity less than 30,000 bricks per day.
The PPCB would ensure that the brick kilns are operated in compliance with the code of practice prescribed by the CPCB, as well as the state board. The Department of Food and Civil Supplies, being the licensing authority, would create awareness and mobilise the brick kiln for conversion to induced draft technology with zigzag setting.
482 brick kilns had already converted to new technology and 559 were in pipeline for shifting to induced draft technology.
Notably, around 2800 brick kilns are operating in Punjab, producing around 15-20 billion bricks per annum. This constitutes about 8% of total production of the country and the brick kiln industry employs about 0.5-0.6 million workers.
Capt’s Cabinet Gives Green Signal To Brick klins in Punjab
[Chd,Pb]5 Dayer, 5th Session of Pb’s 15th Assembly to Begin From Aug 24
The Cabinet has decided to summon the next session of the Punjab Assembly from August 24 to August 28.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Punjab Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here today.
With the Cabinet decision, the Punjab Governor has been authorised to convene the fifth session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said the session would commence on August 24 in the afternoon with obituary references.
Legislative Business would be transacted in both, the morning and evening sessions on August 27.
[Chd,Pb]Pb Cabinet Congratulated Gandhis For Win of four MLAs
The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has congratulated Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the party’s excellent performance in the Assembly elections, for which results were announced today.
Congress has registered victory on four Assembly seats, including Shahkot in Punjab
“Heartiest congratulations from Punjab cabinet to Smt Sonia Gandhi ji and @RahulGandhi for excellent performance of @INCIndia in 3 Assembly bypolls & deferred poll on 1 K’nataka seat. Party’s resurgence continues under your dynamic leadership. A clear sign of things to come.” Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted after the Cabinet meeting, which noted, with satisfaction, the revival of the Congress in recent months.
[New Delhi] Capt&High Command Agree To Expand Pb Cabinet With New 9
9 new cabinet ministers are set to take oath tomorrow in Punjab,
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has approved their names in a meeting with state chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
The new ministers are
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa,
Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria,
Vijay Inder Singla,
Bharat Bhushan Ashu,
Shyam Sunder Arora,
O P Soni,
Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi,
Gurpreet Singh Kangar and
Swearing-in ceremony will take place tomorrow at 6 pm at Punjab Raj Bhawan.
The state chief minister held a second round of discussion with Rahul Gandhi today before announcing the names.
They held a similar meeting yesterday and Amarinder was asked by Rahul Gandhi to provide the seniority list of the MLAs.
At present there are nine ministers, including Amarinder Singh, and with nine new ministers, the Punjab government will touch the maximum strength of 15 per cent of the state assembly.