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Pb Govt Faces Resentment Of Meghalaya Counterpart funding Directly To Sikhs

[Shillong]Pb Govt Faces Resentment Of Meghalaya Counterpart funding Directly To Sikhs Without Informing the State Government.
Meghalaya’s Urban Affairs department minister Hamlet Dohling.informed the Assembly that the Punjab government had sanctioned Rs 1.5 lakh for treatment of 10 sikh widows in 2015.
Punjab government had also sanctioned Rs 10 lakh for the construction of the Guru Nanak School at Bara Bazar in 2016, .
Shilling had witnessed large-scale violence in June last year following clashes between sikhs living in the Punjabi lane and lacal tribals over an incident of eve-teasing and subsequent assault of a person from a local tribal community.
The hill station Shillong had experienced curfew for months after the clashes. Punjab government had raised the matter of security of their community members with the Meghalaya government then.
Lone Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Saleng A Sangma attacked the state government over the issue saying it reflects its irresponsible attitude.

Industry May Have Choice Between NET & SGST Incentives In Punjab

[Chd,Pb]Industry May Have Choice Between NET & SGST Incentives In Punjab
Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment to the GST incentives notified under the Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017, to enable industrial units to choose between Net GST incentives or incentivized SGST on intra state sale.
The cabinet, at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, decided that the amendment would allow units which have filed their common application form on the Invest Punjab Business First portal between October 17, 2017 and October 17, 2018 (both days inclusive) would have the one-time option to opt either for Net GST incentives as per department notification issued on 17-10-2018 or incentivized SGST on intra state sale. Such units shall be allowed to exercise this option within 90 days from the date of the notification.
It may be recalled that the net SGST formula for incentive announced in the new Industrial Policy 2017 was approved by the Cabinet during its earlier meeting on October 17, 2018. However, feedback and suggestions were received from industry, which wanted a change in net SGST incentive in line with the original notification issued on October 17, 2017.

Capt Added His Voice To Congress Band On Pakistan

[Amritsar]Capt Added His Voice To Congress Band On Pakistan
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday warned that Pakistan would not hesitate to use its nuclear arsenal if it felt it was losing out against India in a conventional war.
Pointing out that both India and Pakistan were nuclear powers, Captain Amarinder said it was not in either country’s interest to use the weapons of destruction but Islamabad could indulge in such a misadventure if faced with defeat in other battles.
He, however, refused to comment on the number of terrorists killed in the strikes, saying, “whether it was one killed or 100, the message had gone out loud and clear – that India will not let the killing of its innocent soldiers and citizens go unpunished.”
Pointed out that Pakistan was in a huge economic mess and had been going around with a begging bowl and surviving on doles from other Islamic nations, Captain Amarinder said they could ill-afford a full-fledged war with India. And though both were nuke powered countries, Pakistan could act out of desperation to use its nuclear weapons if they found themselves cornered, he warned.

Capt Govt Showers Rs 12K Monthly Over Punjab’s Journos

[Chd,Pb]Capt Govt Showers Rs 12K Monthly Over Punjab’s Journos
The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday gave approval to grant financial assistance of Rs.12000/- per month to the state’s journalists who are accredited to the Department of Information and Public Relations.
With this decision, the government has conceded a long-pending demand of the journalist fraternity.
journalists working with the State of Punjab, who are above 60 years of age and who have been accredited for five years out of the last six years, shall be given a financial assistance of Rs.12,000/- per month.

Punjab Govt Grants Breather To illegal Colonizers

[Chd,Pb] Punjab Govt Grants Breather To illegal Colonizers The Punjab Government has extended the last date of applying for regularization of illegal colonies, plots and buildings to June 30, 2019 which otherwise lapsed on 18 February, 2019.

Amarinder’s Aim is to Capture SGPC And Put Me in Jail :Badal

[Chd,Pb]Amarinder’s Aim is to Put Me in Jail So I Am Prepared To Go To Jail:Badal
Former Five Time Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday said that his successor Amarinder Singh’s only aim was to put him behind bars.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch was reacting to the chief minister’s address in the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday wherein he vowed to punish those guilty of the “horrendous” 2015 sacrilege incidents in the state.
Badal Said “After reading what Amarinder had said in the assembly, I straightaway came from my village to Chandigarh… I told the DGP that I am available for arrest… I am prepared to go to any jail in the country,” Badal said, adding that his fight against the policies of the Congress would continue.
Winding up the discussion on the Governor’s address in the ongoing Punjab budget session here, Singh spoke on incidents of sacrilege of religious texts and said that they occurred because of the “failure of the law and order system” during the SAD regime.
“What was that (sacrilege incidents). It was a failure of the law and order system,” Singh had said while pointing out that the Badal government had failed to accept even their own Commission’s report into the sacrilege incidents.
Amarinder had further informed the House that the Special Investigative Team formed to probe sacrilege and police firing incidents was doing its work and that he would take the findings of the Ranjit Singh Commission report to their logical conclusion.
However, Badal termed the SIT and the Commission set up by the Congress government as a “drama” and asserted: “Amarinder’s only goal is to put me in jail.”
The SAD leader further said that the Congress wanted to take control of the Sikh shrines in the state.
However, if there were any shortcomings in the probe of sacrilege incidents by the SAD-BJP combine government, then I apologise for it, Badal said further.
On February 18, the SIT probing the police firing at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura on anti-sacrilege protesters, had arrested Inspector General Paramraj Singh Umranangal on the basis of evidence that he was in command and the procedure adopted to open fire was not correct.
Two persons were killed in the police firing in Behbal Kalan of Faridkot district.

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

Capt Extends 5% Reservation to “Danga Peerat Committee” in Punjab

[Chd,Pb]Capt Extends 5% Reservation to “Danga Peerat Committee”
This reservation is available in allotment of plots/houses by Urban Estates/Improvement Trust/Pepsu Township Development Board, without any financial concession, for five more years.
Time limit of the existing policy, that had expired on December 31, 2016, had been extended till the end of December 2021.
The Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, considered the demand of the Danga Peerat Committee, Barnala and Sangrur, in this regard, to take the significant decision in the interest of the victims of the riots and terrorist violence

Punjab Govt To Fecilitate Air Ambulance To High Court Judges & Family

[Chd,Pb]Punjab To Fecilitate Air Ambulance To High Court Judges & Family
The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Sunday decided \that Employees of the High Court including High Court Judges, who have adopted Punjab government rules, are provided medical reimbursement by UT Administration, Chandigarh.
Notably, during a meeting in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 28, 2019, the Chief Justice and other Judges had sought amendment to the Punjab Services (Medical Attendance) Rule, 1940, for providing facility of air ambulance in case of emergency to sitting and retired Judges and their dependents