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Tag: Punjab Govt

Sidhu Suspends Top Bosses Of Local Body Of Nabha: Funds Bungling

[Chd,Pb] Sidhu Suspends Top Bosses Of Local Body Of Nabha
As per Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu
President of Municipal Council Nabha Rajnish Kumar,
E.O. Sukhdeep Singh Kamboj and
Clerk Harjinderpal are suspended in the matter of the bungling of funds pertaining to ‘Housing for All’ and ‘Swachh Bharat’.
Sidhu alleged ,wrong payments with malafide intentions were made to the contractors with regard to the funds which were received by Municipal Council Nabha under ‘Housing for All’ scheme envisaging housing for poor families and those under ‘Swachh Bharat’.

Congress Capt Claims Rs 10k Cr Investment In Punjab

[Chd,Pb]Congress Capt Claims Rs 10k Cr Industrial Investment In Punjab
On Tuesday, Chief minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh launched the Invest Punjab Business First Portal’, aimed at further boosting industrial development in the state. On this occasion He Informed that as many as 60 new units had been started in Mandi Gobindgarh, in addition to revival of old units, during his this tennure
He said that portal would provide an independent interface to investors for their industrial grievance redressal, feedback and suggestions, Amarinder said the facility would also help bring fiscal incentives to investors under the Industrial and Development Policy-2017.
Under the portal, approvals for applications having more than Rs 1 crore Fixed Capital Investment (FCI) would be given by Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion (Invest Punjab) and for those up to Rs one crore FCI, they would be given at the district level.
Additional Chief Secretary Industries and Commerce and Information Technology Vini Mahajan said with the launch of the portal, the existing and new industry would be able to obtain the approval required for setting up of units, as well as the fiscal incentives under various schemes.

Capt Govt Converts RH Holiday Into GH On Vishwakarma Diwas

[Chd,Pb]Capt Govt Converts RH Holiday Into GH On Vishwakarma Diwas
Capt Amarinder Led Punjab Government has declared gazetted holiday on the occasion of Vishwakarma Diwas Govt +Educational Institutions would remain closed on Vishwakarma Diwas.on November 8, 2018.
The holiday was earlier included in the state’s list of restricted holidays.
As per Holy book “Rigveda” Vishwakarma is considered to be original creator +architect+divine engineer of the universe from before the advent of time

Punjab Minister “Channi” Plays Dalit Card

[Chd,Pb]Punjab Minister Charanjit Singh “Channi” Plays Dalit Card
Channi, who had been accused by the woman official some weeks back, was speaking to the media for the first time after he returned from abroad.
Minister said he had sent the message to the woman by “mistake”.and the woman had accepted his apology.
Blaming the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of raking up the issue. “I am being targeted as I am a Dalit and have been raising issues concerning the Dalits in the state.”
Meanwhile, the SAD reiterated its demand of sacking the minister. Party general secretary Daljeet Singh Cheema said the act of the minister had put a question mark on his morality.

Capt Releases Rs 140 Cr For Social Security Pension In Pb

[Chd,Pb]Capt Releases Rs 140 Cr For Social Security Pension In Pb
A total of Rs 335 crore has been allocated towards pending payments for projects and schemes of the local government and Punjab Infrastructural Development Board (PIDB) in addition to Rs 140 crore for the monthly social security pensions for September
While Rs 125 crore was released to the local government department, the PIDB has got Rs 31 crore to boost the momentum of the ongoing infrastructural development projects
The state treasury has also cleared Death cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) bills of employees amounting to Rs 39 crore, making the payment on this account up to date, the statement said.

Capt To Prepare Guidelines For Religious Congregations in Pb

[Amritsar,Pb] Capt To Prepare Guidelines For Religious Congregations in Pb
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed Home Secretary NS Kalsi to prepare detailed guidelines for permission to hold religious and social congregations.
Taking serious note of the train tragedy that killed and injured dozens, when a train mowed them down on railway tracks in Amritsar yesterday, the Chief Minister made it clear that no laxity would be tolerated in these matters.
While the culpability in yesterday’s tragic incident would be fixed, it was imperative to ensure that such an incident is not repeated
CM also asked the Home Secretary to issue an immediate advisory for sale and storage of crackers for the upcoming Diwali festival

Naamdhari Baba Udai Accpts To Cleanse Polluting “Budha Nallah”

[Ldh,Chd,Pb] Naamdhari Baba Udai Singh To Clean Up Polluting “Budha Nallah”
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered the constitution of a Special Task Force to free the Budha Nallah of polluting effluents in mission mode.
The task force, with Baba Udai Singh of Naamdhari Sect as its patron, will submit its report to the Chief Minister within two months,
CM has also asked the Local Government department to submit a proposal to enhance the existing capacity of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) from the current 516 MLDs to 675 MLDs, besides augmenting the treatment facilities for industrial effluents.
Captain Amarinder Singh has directed both the Local Bodies + Industries departments+ Principal Secretary Water Resources to draw up a detailed plan for a lasting remedy for channeling and beautification of the 14 KMs of length of the Nallah, which flows through the city.
At present close to 700 MLDs water was flowing in the Nallah, of which 80% was coming from municipal sewerage with industries contributing around 15%.

Farmers in Pb & Hary Continue to Defy Ban on Stubble Burning

[Chandigarh] Farmers in Pb & Hary Defy Ban on Stubble Burning
Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is a major cause of air pollution not only in the two states but also in the national capital.Punjab has so far seen over 330 incidents of crop residue burning while Haryana has witnessed 701 incidents of stubble burning
Paddy growers claim, they are “compelled” to do so in the absence of any financial support from the government for farm waste management.
The situation is likely to aggravate this year as the window period for managing the paddy crop residue has got shortened by at least 10 days because of rains last month that delayed paddy harvesting and some farmers said they will resort to stubble burning over taking the farm mechanization route.

Punjab Waste Management Society Partners with PPCB

[Amritsar,Pb]Punjab Waste Management Society Partners with PPCB
The Punjab Plastic Waste Management Society, a consortium of 26 FMCG companies, has collaborated with the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to launch a five-year programme for effectively managing post-consumer multi-layered packaging (MLP) in the state.
Punjab Environment Minister O P Soni inaugurated the initiative along with PPCB Chairman Satwinder Singh Marwaha.
This Consortium includes PepsiCo India, Perfetti Van Melle, Nestl India, Dabur India, DharmpalSatyapal Group, Haldiram, Hector Beverages, P&G, Patanjali,Godrej Consumer Products, Tata Chemicals, Cremica, among others.

Punjab to Incorporate “Aadhaar” In Jamabandi & Charge Rs1K

[Chd,Pb]Punjab to Incorporate “Aadhaar” In Property Jamabandi
Punjab Revenue Department has decided to incorporate the email address+contact number and Aadhar number of property owners in the Record of Rights (Jamabandi). This will come as a boon to NRIs and Central Government employees, who are residing outside the state.
Giving this information Revenue Minister Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria said the government would charge Rs 1000 for the facility.
The fear of losing their land due to fraudulent means had become a nightmare for NRIs.
Notably, the Revenue Officers/Courts mostly feel helpless as the proper addresses of the co-sharers of the property, to be summoned in Revenue Court Cases, are not available and sometimes because of the vested interests of the private parties, they usually hesitate to provide complete and proper addresses of the other co-sharers. This ultimately becomes the main cause for the delay in partition and other civil cases