[Chd,Pb] Capt Approves Monthly Pension @Rs12 K To Punjab’s Journos
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday gave approval to grant monthly pension of Rs.12,000 to veteran accredited journalists in the stateA
Beneficery of the scheme should not be less than 60 years of age and should be accredited by the Information & Public Relations Department, Punjab, for a qualifying period of not less than 20 years.
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[Chd,Pb] Smokers! Beware!! Now Traffic Constable Can Also Cut Challan
All police officials equivalent to the rank of Head Constable or above and police officials who are authorized to issue traffic challan are also competent to act against any person who commits any offence under section 4 or section 6 of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Supply and Distribution Act-2003 within jurisdiction in the State of Punjab.
A meeting of State level Coordination Committee was held under chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Health, Mr. Satish Chanrda at Committee Room of Mini Secretariat. Mr. Satish Chandra stated that the sale of cigarette packet without having 85 percent of pictorial warning about tobacco causes cancer is crime. He directed the Excise department to take strict action against the offenders who were involved in the business of Illegal sale of imported cigarette packets and flavored/scanted tobacco products.
Punjab has already banned the sale and distribution of Flavored/scented chewable tobacco and Sale of E cigarettes in the state.
Dr. Nirlep Kaur, State Programme officer, National Tobacco Control Programme informed that as many as 16,828 challans issued to the violators and Rs.9.4 lakh collected as fine under anti tobacco campaign during April 2018 to December, 2018. She said that total 8733 tobacco users have been availed the services of Tobacco Cessation centers. Free Tobacco cessation counseling and medicines like Bupropion, Nicotine gums and patches are being provided in these centers to the patients who want to quit Tobacco use, said Dr. Kaur.
[Chd,Pb]Capt Govt Spares Rs 5 Crore For Welfare of Punjabi Potato Farmers
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered release of Rs 5 crore for providing freight subsidy to the producers for marketing their crop out of Punjab.
Chief Minister has ordered to felicitate export of potato crop, with the help of the freight subsidy which his government would be releasing to the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation.
The Chief Minister, has already asked the departments of school education and jails to purchase potatoes directly from the farmers for use in preparing mid-day meals and Anganvadi meals .
Potatoes are grown on about one lakhs hectares in Punjab with a total production of 25 lakh tones every year. However, the potato farmers are facing problems due to subdued prices of the produce for the last three years.
[Chd,Pb]Punjab’s Budget Session in the Assemly from Feb 12
The Budget Session of the Punjab Assembly will be held here from February 12 to 21 and the annual budget for 2019-20 will be presented on February 18,
A decision to this effect was taken at the cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
The session will commence with the Governor’s address on February 12, while budget estimates for the year 2019-20 would be presented before the House on February 18,
[Chd,Pb] 200 samples of Desi Ghee Seized in Punjab 200 samples of desi ghee have been seized from various outlets across Punjab
. A couple of cases of misbranding were also reported from the field,
Samples seized during the two day campaign have been sent to State Lab for analysis.
As per authorities State Lab has been issued suitable machinery
[Chd,Pb]Punjab Vigilants Claims to Have Stampout Corruption Nabbing 157 Corrupts
During last year, the VB has been able to nab 157 officials of different departments and 25 private persons while accepting bribes in 131 trap cases.
As per VB Chief Director-cum-ADGP, B.K. Uppal, Bureau had nabbed 17 gazzeted officers (GOs) and 140 non-gazzetted officials (NGOs) during last twelve months
49 personnel of Punjab Police,
35 of Revenue Department,
19 of Power,
12 of Panchayats and Rural Development,
6 of Health department,
4 of Local Bodies and
4 of Food & Civil Supply department were nabbed red handed while taking bribes in separate cases.
VB had registered 22 criminal cases against 94 accused which include 22 GOs, 41 NGOs and 31 private persons. Apart from this, 77 Vigilance Enquires have also been registered to probe corruption complaints against 39 GOs, 49 NGOs and 39 private persons. Besides, disproportionate Assets cases were also registered against four NGOs
Various special courts have sentenced 58 accused in 35 cases under prevention of corruption act which includes
38 NGOs and
14 private persons and awarded with imprisonments from one year to ten years. The courts have also imposed fines from Rs. 5,000 to 2 lakh in these cases which amounts to total sum of Rs. 1,56,98,000,
Uppal also informed that the state government had terminated the services of two GO and ten NGOs on the recommendations of VB after registration of corruption cases against them and imprisonments thereafter.
Giving details of prominent cases he informed that Gulshan Kumar Executive Engineer and Chief Engineer Parmjit Singh Ghuman of Irrigation department (Irrigation Scam), DDPO Gurinder Singh Sarao, Tehsildar Kuldeep Singh, BDPO Malvinder Singh, BDPO Jatinder Singh of Rural Development and Panchayat Department (Jheorheri Scam), Inspector Amandeep Singh, Senior Assistant Sukhpreet Singh and Guru ji alias Master ji of PUNSUP Department (Recruitment Scam) were arrested during last year.