(Chd,Pb)Punjab Govt Cancels Pending Exams of Class XII, Open School: Singla
Punjab Government has decided to cancel the pending examinations of various classes which were earlier announced to be conducted after July 15 by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).School education minister Vijay Inder Singla said that the state government has taken decision in view of the hard times erupted due to Covid-19 pandemic.
(Chd,Pb) Punjab Govt to Knock High Court Against School Fee During Lockdown
The Punjab Government will file a Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) in the High Court this week against the decision of a single judge in the matter of payment of school fee during the lockdown period.
A single judge of the High Court had, on June 30, ruled that all the schools were entitled to collect tuition fee irrespective of offering online classes during the lockdown.
In her ruling, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur had said all schools, whether they offer online classes during the lockdown period or not, are entitled to collect the tuition fee. However, the court ruled, the schools will continue to endeavour and impart online/ distance learning so education is not adversely impacted due to the present or future lockdowns imposed due to the pandemic.
(Chd,Pb)Capt Govt Doubles Mutation Fee to ₹ 600
Council of Ministers led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to increase the Mutation Fee from Rs.300 to Rs.600. The decision would help add nearly Rs. 10 crore to the state exchequer.
The Chief Minister also asked the Revenue Department to launch a special campaign for clearing all pending mutations in the interest of landowners.
(Chd,Pb)Capt Picks Chander Gaind for the post of Commissioner of Patiala
Punjab Government Led By Capt Amarinder Singh has issued transfer and posting orders of 2 IAS Officers and 1 PCS officer with immediate effect.
IAS officer Chander Gaind has been transferred and posted as Commissioner, Patiala Division, Patiala and
IAS officer Ghanshayam Thori, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar has been given the additional charge of Chief Executive Officer, Jung-e-Azadi Memorial Foundation, Jalandhar, while
PCS officer Amandeep Bansal has been transferred and posted as Secretary, Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board and in addition Additional Secretary, Medical Education and Research.
(Chd,Pb)Nobody Wants Khalistan: Punjab CM
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday dismissed a recent statement of Akal Takht Jathedar that the Sikh community will accept Khalistan if the government offers it.
Sikhs living in the country are leading prosperous lives. Why would they want a Khalistan? Nobody wants it and I do not want it, said Singh while replying to a question on Khalistan during a press conference here.
Singh said every Sikh always stood for the unity and integrity of the country.
Do you know how many Sikh soldiers we have? They sacrifice their lives for the country. We fight for our country and this is our country, said Singh.
On June 6, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh had said, The Sikh community will accept Khalistan, a separate state for Sikhs, if the government offers it.
The Jathedar (head priest) of Akal Takht (the highest temporal seat of Sikhs) had raked up the Khalistan issue on the 36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, which was carried out in 1984 to flush out heavily-armed terrorists holed up in the Golden Temple.
Even the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Gobind Singh Longowal had also endorsed the Akal Takht jathedar’s views on Khalistan.