(Chd,Hary)Khattar Accused Pb Counterpart of Misleading on SYL
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar accused Punjab of “misleading” on the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal despite the apex court ruling in their favour.
He said this during a review meeting on the canal issue.
The chief minister was informed that chief secretaries of both states would be meeting the central water secretary in New Delhi on December 6 over the issue.
Khattar also slammed the neighbouring state on stubble burning.
“Punjab is misleading the country by targeting Haryana on the issue of stubble burning and holding the state responsible for increasing pollution,” he said.
In September 2019, the Supreme Court had given four months to Punjab, Haryana and the Centre to find an amicable solution to the SYL canal issue.
Haryana has been seeking the completion of the canal to get its share of 3.5 million acre feet of river waters.
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(Chd,pb) Punjab Hikes 4% Share in National Pension Scheme
The Punjab cabinet on Monday decided to hike its share in the national pension scheme from 10 per cent of basic pay and dearness allowance to 14 per cent, in line with a move by the Centre some months back.
4,%, point-hike in the government’s contribution comes after demands by workers’ unions and will cost the state an additional Rs 258 crore every year.
It will come into effect from April 1, 2019, a government statement said.
Earlier, the state government was required to match the minimum 10 %, contribution made by its employees who are part of the National Pension System (NPS).
The state government has 3,53,074 employees. Of them 1,52,646 are covered under the NPS.
The government has also agreed to give the benefit of death-cum-retirement gratuity to all state government employees recruited on or after January 1, 2004 and covered under the pension scheme, it said.
Increasing the share to 14 per cent will mean an additional Rs 285 crore this year, the government said.
(Mohali) Capt Fails to Convince Punjab’s Farmers on Stubble Burning
Stubble-burning is choking Delhi and other areas in northern India, farm fires continue around Punjab villages Even just 20 km from the state capital Chandigarh Villagers says they are helpless, citing the cost of equipment meant to tackle crop residue without burning it.
Last year 28000 machines were given out.which has been reduced to 20,000 pieces of farm equipment this year under a centrally sponsored scheme to promote mechanisation.
According to official data, Punjab has witnessed over 22,000 incidents of stubble burning so far this year.
(Chd,Pb) Capt Demands Funds on Tourism Day For Swadesh Darshan Scheme Punjab Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh has sought immediate release, from the central government, of the first tranche of the funds for the projects approved under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme a year ago.
Seeking the release of the first instalment of 30% of the total of Rs. 99.95 Crores worth of the state projects, approved under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, the Chief Minister pointed out that these projects were approved back in September 2018.
Development of Hussainiwala Border area and Saragarhi Memorial in Ferozepur, were part of these.