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Punjab Govt Mulling to Revamp Primary Education

[Chandigarh,Punjab]Punjab Govt Mulling to Revamp Primary Education
Punjab Education Department has framed a comprehensive strategy that includes periodic checking of schools, evaluation of teachers’ work and inclusion of co-curricular activities.
As per DPI (Elementary Education) Harbans Singh Sandhu , Instructions to all the District Education Officers (DEOs) and Block Primary Education Officers (BPEOs) have been issued to ensure the implementation of this revamped education plan in the primary schools,
Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema has been taking keen interest in the uplift of basic standards of education particularly in government primary schools.

Punjab Govt Checks Stock Of Pending Departmental Enquiries+Investigations

[ChandigarhPunjab]Punjab Govt Checks Stock Of Pending Departmental Enquiries+Investigations
Punjab government today issued directions to additional chief secretaries, financial commissioners, principal secretaries and secretaries of all departments to submit details regarding the pending departmental inquires and investigations under Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules.
As per sources ,The officers have been asked to give details of enquiries of more than six months on a prescribed performa to their respective departmental representative (not less than under secretary rank)
Departmental representatives would carry the information to a meeting scheduled to be held on January 20 here to be presided over by Secretary, Personnel,

Punjab To Spend Rs 25 Crores For 3 Religious Memorials

[Chandigarh,Punjab] Punjab To Spend Rs 25 Crores For 3 Religious Memorials
Punjab government today gave green signal to initiate work on three prestigious memorials across the state at a cost of nearly Rs 25 crore.
Presiding over a high level meeting , Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gave nod for starting work on Bhai Mardana Memorial at Ferozepur, Shri Guru Virjanand Samarak at Kartarpur near Jalandhar and Baba Moti Ram Mehra Memorial at Fatehgarh Sahib.
These memorials would act as lighthouses to acquaint our coming generations about the rich cultural heritage of the state,Badal said.
The work on these projects should be initiated at the earliest to ensure its timely completion, he said.
The Chief Minister was apprised in the meeting that upcoming Bhai Mardana Memorial at Ferozepur would be a “magnificent” building with “rare” architecture, an official release said.
As a tribute to Bhai Mardana, a contemporary of first Guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Nanak Dev, this memorial to be constructed over 0.72 acres of land would have a state-of-the -art gallery with pictures depicting the life history of Bhai Mardana besides a music academy to train the budding students in classical Gurbani, it said.
Likewise, Shri Guru Virjanand Samarak, being constructed at Kartarpur- the birth place of this celebrated teacher of Arya Samaj founder Swami Dayanand Saraswati – would emerge as a centre of “research in Arya Samaj” movement, it said.
This memorial spread over 0.93 acres would also house a gallery exhibiting the life, works and philosophy of the renowned saint and his disciple Swami Dayanand Saraswati, it said.
Similarly, Baba Moti Ram Mehra Memorial at Fatehgarh Sahib would be equipped with flat relief sculptures associated with life of Baba Moti Ram Mehra, who served milk to younger Sahibzadas and Mata Gujri in ‘Thanda Burj’ before the martyrdom of ‘chotta sahibzadas’ at Sirhind.
The land of this memorial would also have picturesque landscaping so as to give a splendid look to the memorial, the release said.

New Cashless Insurance Scheme Is Mandatory for Punjab Govt Employees

[Chandigarh,Punjab]New Cashless Insurance Scheme Is Mandatory for Punjab Govt Employees
The Punjab government today said the newly notified cashless health insurance scheme has been made mandatory for all government employees and pensioners.
The government has also issued directions to the effect that member enrollment forms regarding this should be submitted till November 30 to the concerned DDOs so that the employees could avail benefits under the scheme.
Disclosing this today, an official spokesperson said that as per the Punjab Government employees and Pensioner Health Insurance Scheme (PGIPHIS), all the employees would get the annual cashless insurance facility up to Rs 3 lakh from January 1, 2016.
The spokesperson further said this scheme will be mandatory for employees presently in service, pensioners, new employees after the expiry of enrollment period and Pensioners (In special circumstances) whereas it would be optional for all India service officers (presently serving).
Under this scheme, Punjab government has made arrangements for the Indoor medical treatment and care for pre-decided diseases and hazardous diseases.
This scheme would be applied equally to the persons availing old pension scheme and new pension scheme.

Torn Pages Of Holy Book Found Again In Punjab

[Moga,Punjab]Torn Pages Of Holy Book Again Found In Punjab
This Is a Another incident of sacrilege in Punjab
A fresh incident of alleged sacrilege was today reported in Moga district of Punjab,This Rich State was recently rocked by a series of protests over such cases.
As per police , three torn pieces of the holy book were found in Maleke village in Baghapurana area of the district.
Additional Police force had been rushed to the village, where a large number of locals and outsiders have gathered.
As per sources villagers were not allowing the police to collect the torn pages and want the religious preachers to visit the spot.
Punjab has recently been rocked by a series of protests over a number of desecration incidents taking place in the state starting with Bargari at Faridkot.
During one such protest, two people were killed in clashes between agitationists and police.
Punjab government has handed over to CBI the probe of the sacrilege incident at Faridkot and the subsequent killing of two persons in police firing.

Capt Amarinder Ratles Exclusion Of Bargari Firing From CBI Inquiry Scope

[Chandigarh] Capt Amarinder Ratles Exclusion Of Bargari Firing From CBI Inquiry Scope
Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today questioned The Sincerity Of Punjab Govt Over Bargari Incidence
Reacting to the government decision,To Probe The incidence Of Bargari Firing Amarinder suspected that the state government was not sincere about finding out the complete truth.
He said
“Given the limited scope of the inquiry, it appears that the government was more keen to bide time than find out the truth”,
The former Chief Minister said, important issue of the police firing on peaceful protesters that led to death of two persons has deliberately been kept out of the inquiry purview.
“The issue of unprovoked firing on peaceful protesters is also equally important, besides the sacrilege and the two cannot be viewed separately”,
“The inquiry will never be complete unless and until the issue of police firing is not included in the terms of reference”, he said in a statement here, adding, otherwise everyone will believe, and rightly so, that the government was not only trying to bide time, but was also trying to protect the guilty police officials responsible for loss of two precious lives

Desecration of Guru Granth Sahib is only Trigger:Congress

[New Delhi,Amritsar]Desecration of Guru Granth Sahib is only Trigger:Congress
Indian National Congress Says that Conflict between the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Panj Pyaras+ desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib is only the trigger
Punjab is reeling under a severe crisis. The people of the once prosperous State are up in arms. The State government has resorted to firing that has led to deaths of protesters.
Bur Unfortunately Punjab is suffering from a much deeper malaise, which stems from the corruption ridden misrule of the SAD-+BJP government.
Congress Added Recently, the cotton farmers of the State were devastated when their crops were destroyed by a whitefly attack. They later found that the pesticides provided to them by the government were spurious – a multi-crore scam. No heads rolled in the government. But, in the last 45 days, 15 farmers have ended their lives.
Support prices of crops have remained stagnant despite a rise in input costs, but the SAD-BJP government has turned a blind eye to the issue.
A recent news article claimed people of Ludhiana got “rotten grains” under the State government’s Atta-Dal scheme. The grains were so bad that they were unfit to be fed even to cattle. But those who refused the rotten grains got “threats” from local leaders.
Since 2007, as many as 6,550 industrial units have been declared ‘sick’ and 18,770 units have shut down, or migrated out of Punjab. Over 75 lakh people are jobless in Punjab.

Punjab Govt,today,Resuffled(4)IAS+(9) PCS Officers

[Chandigarh,Punjab] Punjab govt ,today,Reshuffled (4)IAS+(9) PCS Officers with Immediate Effect
In the administrative reshuffle, Financial Commissioner,Excise & Taxation and senior IAS officer D P Reddy has been given the additional charge of Principal Secretary Finance thereby relieving Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Vini Mahajan from the additional charge of finance.
Rahul Bhandari, Secretary, General Administration, having additional charge of Additional Resident Commissioner, Punjab Bhawan, New Delhi has been now relieved of the charge of General Administration and now posted as Additional Resident Commissioner, Punjab Bhawan,New Delhi.
Special Secretary, Revenue Shruti Singh has been posted as Chief Administrator,Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) while Sumeet Jarangal, ADC Bathinda has been posted as ADC Development (D) Fazilka.Sub-Divisional Magistrate Moga Surinder Kaur, a PCS officer has been given additional charge of Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Moga in place of IAS officer Vipul Ujwal whose posting orders are yet to be issued separately,
Besides, several PCS officers were also transferred which included Avikesh Gupta, posted as SDM, Jalalabad, Sonam Chaudary posted as Assistant Commissioner (General) and (Grievances) at Fatehgarh Sahib.

हरियाणा के गवर्नर केएस सोलंकी और राजस्थान के कल्याण सिंह को पंजाब,हिमाचल का अतिरिक्त कार्यभार

हरियाणा के गवर्नर के एस सोलंकी और राजस्थान के गवर्नर कल्याण सिंह को पंजाब और हिमाचल प्रदेश का अतिरिक्त कार्यभार
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