Tag: Capt Amrinder Singh

Harish Chaudhary Promoted, Harish Rawat Protected From Punjab: AICC Pb

(New Delhi)Harish Chaudhary Promoted Harish Rawat Protected From Punjab: AICC
The Congress on Friday appointed Harish Chaudhary as the AICC in-charge for party affairs in Punjab relieving Harish Rawat.
Chaudhary, who was the AICC secretary for Punjab, has also been made the in-charge for Chandigarh.
The decision comes after Rawat had urged the party high-command to relieve him as general secretary in-charge for Punjab affairs in view of the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand.
Rawat shall, however, continue to be a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision making body of the party.
Rawat played a key role in bringing in Navjot Singh Sidhu as the Punjab Congress chief despite strong opposition from then chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
He later played a key role in replacing Amarinder Singh with Charanjit Singh Channi as chief minister of Punjab after Amarinder Singh resigned alleging humiliation at the hands of the party.

Capt Amarinder Submits His Resignation

(New Delhi) Capt Amarinder Submits His Resignation
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh asked to Step Down
So he has submitted his papers to Governor ,ahead of the crucial Congress Legislature Party meeting in Chandigarh on Saturday evening
Earlier in the day, Amarinder Singh spoke to Congress president Smt Sonia Gandhi and expressed his anguish and displeasure over his repeated “humiliation”
Elections in the state are due in about four months
I feel humiliated…,” Singh told reporters outside the Punjab Raj Bhawan after submitting his resignation to the governor.
He submitted his resignation along with that of his council of ministers
Singh’s resignation came hours before a crucial meeting of the Congress Legislature Party on Saturday evening.
“The thing is that this is the third time the party called the MLAs.
You have an element of doubt on me…. I feel humiliated,” he told reporters.
“I have resigned,” he said, adding that the Congress can make anyone the leadership trusts the chief minister.
Asked about his future course of action, he said, “As far as my future politics is concerned, there is always an option and I will use that option when time comes.”
“I am in the Congress party. I will talk to my supporters and decide future course of politics,” he said.
Singh said he decided this morning to resign from his post and that he had spoken to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and informed her about his decision.
Singh was accompanied by his wife and MP Preneet Kaur and son Raninder Singh when he submitted his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
“I am proud to accompany my father to Raj Bhawan when he submits his resignation as CM of Punjab and leads us as head of our family into a new beginning,” Raninder Singh said in a tweet earlier.

Capt To Hike Fee Structure From ₹3 to ₹ 5K in Punjab

(Chd,Pb)Capt To Hike 90 Yrs Old Fee Structure in Punjab
The Punjab Government has decided to revise the nearly 90-year-old fee structure under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932, to bring the same at par with other states.
The decision was taken on Friday by the Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
The Council of Ministers approved ‘The Indian Partnership (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2021’ for the revision of fee for various services as contained in Schedule-1 under Section 71 of the Act, such as Registration of firms, Updation of records, Inspection and Copying.
Disclosing this, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the prescribed fee structure for various services as currently contained in Schedule-1 of the act is too meagre and has become irrelevant with the passage of time, as the existing fee structure has not been revised since the Act came into force in 1932.
Under the revised structure, Rs.5000 would now be charged for making a statement under section 58 for application registration as against Rs. 3/- charged earlier. Instead of the existing Rs 1/-, the revised structure provides for charging Rs. 500 each for making a statement under section 60 for recording of alternations in firm name and principal place of business, for intimation under section 61 for noting of closing and opening of branches, for intimation under section 62 for changes in names and addresses of partners, notice under section 63 (1) & 63 (2) for recording of changes in and dissolution of a firm, recording of withdrawal of a minor besides application under section 64 for rectification of mistakes respectively,
Further, Rs. 100 each in place of earlier fee of fifty paisa would be now charged for inspection of one volume of the register of firms under sub-section (1) of section 66, for inspection of all documents related to one firm under sub-section (2) of section 66 regarding inspection of register and filed documents and Rs. 20 against previous fee of twenty five paise for each hundred words or part thereof regarding copies from the register of firms under section 67 for the purpose of grant of copies.
Notably, barring Punjab and Haryana, other major states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have been charging higher fee for various services offered under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932.

Capt Ridiculed Counterpart Kejriwal Over Farm Laws

(Mohali,Pb) Capt Ridiculed Counterpart Kejriwal Over Farm Laws
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ridiculed his counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on Friday over his alleged double standards over the farm laws, a day after the Delhi Assembly passed a resolution against the legislations and the AAP leader tore up its copies.
Singh’s described Kejriwal’s act as “theatrics” as the Delhi govt had given approval to the “black farm laws” by notifying one of them last month, adding that the Aam Aadmi Party leader was indulging in “petty politics” now.
“This shows Kejriwal and the AAP have a different face for the people, with totally contrarian intentions hidden inside,” the Congress leader said, calling the Delhi chief minister a “big fraud”.
Singh termed both the AAP and the Shiromani Akali Dal a “bunch of hypocrites whose double standards on the farm laws had exposed their lack of commitment to the farmers”.
“The AAP and Akali Dal MLAs never say what they mean, and vice versa,” Singh said in an informal interaction with the media in Mohali after the launch of second phase of ‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme

Capt Amarinder Govt Failed to Handle Pandemic: SAD

(Chd,Pb)Capt Amarinder Govt Failed to Handle Pandemic: SAD
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday claimed that the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab had failed “miserably” in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Badal said the state has the highest fatality rate (2.95%) in the country and asked the chief minister to take stock of the situation on the ground.

“The Congress government’s strategy to counter COVID had been criticised by its own Health Advisor Dr K K Talwar, who had indicted the government for not tracing contacts of COVID cases in July and failure to manage micro-containment zones,” Badal said.
“Hospitals are facing a huge shortage of liquid oxygen with the demand going up to 100 metric tonnes against a supply of only 15 metric tonnes. Instead of raising this supply and ensuring oxygen supply to hospitals is put on the priority list, Capt Amarinder Singh is indulging in theatrics about the distribution of oximeters,” Badal added.

Capt Govt Stops Affixing Posters to Ends Suffering of Home Isolation

(Chd,Pb)Capt Govt Stops Affixing Posters to Ends Suffering of Home Isolation
Covid patients in home isolation in Punjab will no longer have to suffer the fear and stigma of social isolation resulting from posters affixed at the entrance of their homes.
In a major step towards mitigating the stigma attached to the pandemic, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday rescinded his government’s earlier decision of putting posters outside the houses of Covid patients under home isolation or quarantine. Posters where already affixed may be removed
The Chief Minister urged the people to continue taking all necessary precautions and follow all applicable guidelines for home isolation/quarantine notwithstanding the removal of the posters. Violation of these guidelines is a punishable offence under Disaster Management Act, Epidemic Diseases Act and IPC
It may be recalled that the Government of Punjab had recently allowed Home Isolation for asymptomatic/mildly symptomatic Covid patients, who did not suffer from any co-morbidities, as per the protocol of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and recommendations of ICMR. In fact, as the number of cases in the state continued to rise, home isolation for these patients was actively advocated and facilitated, with constant monitoring by Local Health Authorities. The monitoring was aimed at ensuring the best possible care for such patients in terms of environment, diet etc. and also to make sure that L3/ L2 beds were available for those who needed them. To make the community aware and act as a check on possible violation by the patient of the home isolation guidelines, posters indicating that a positive patient was under home isolation were being affixed on the front door of the house.

Number of Covid+ve MLAs/Ministers Rose to 29,Assembly Session Tomorrow

Chd,Pb)Number of Covid positive MLAs/Ministers rose to 29,
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to all other legislators who had come in contact with them to avoid attending the one-day Vidhan Sabha session tomorrow.
The protests by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by their MLAs, were endangering the lives of people, said Captain Amarinder, pointing to the AAP dharnas in various parts of the state since August 20. With anything between 25 to 250 people present at each of these gatherings/dharnas, they had become tinder boxes for sparking further spread of the pandemic, said the Chief Minister, urging the party to call off their protests.
Captainpointed out that of the eight AAP leaders/MLAs who had spearheaded these day/night dharnas so far, two had already tested positive and each of them had come in contact with scores of other people till now. In terms of MLAs, 4 of AAP members (including on unattached) were Covid positive
The Chief Minister reiterated his appeal to all political parties to refrain from physical protests at this critical juncture, when cases in the state were spiralling and projected to see a major spike in the coming weeks.
During a VC Covid review meeting with the Chief Minister and other officials, Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan appealed to all political parties that their MLAs who had come in contact with Covid positive colleagues should reach the Assembly premises early for testing in case they wish to attend.

Capt Announces ₹ 10 Lakh for Journalists Dying due to Covid19

(Chd,Pb)Capt Announces ₹ 10 Lakh for Journalists Dying due to Covid19
CCM of Punjab Capt Amrinder Singh Tweeted
Journalists have played an even more vital role in prevalent #Covid19 times by ensuring timely news to all. We have decided to pay ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of any deceased journalist dying due to #Covid19. We thank all journalists for their courage & hard work.
Capt Has Condoled death of young Photo Journalist Jai Deep of Patiala

Capt Demands Funds on Tourism Day For Swadesh Darshan Scheme

(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.

SAD Characterises Capt’s Two Years Govt as ‘Reneger’ on Poll Promises

[Chd,Pb]Capt Amarinder Govt ‘Reneged’ on Poll Promises: SAD
Amarinder Singh-led Congress government completing its two-year tenure
“The Congress government has cheated and betrayed the trust of the people of Punjab by reneging on each and every promise made to farmers, khet mazdoor, youth, dalits, industry and government employees during the last two years,” senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia said while addressing media on the occasion of completion of two-year tenure of the Congress government.
“The government was characterised by repression, corruption, misgovernance, hypertaxation and non-performance,” he alleged.
“If there is one thing, the Congress government has delivered upon it is the politicisation of the probe into the Kotkapura and Behbalkalan incidents by first forming the Ranjit Singh Commission and now SIT which is controlled by the Congress party. All serious issues like forming a Lokpal, tabling assets of officers and providing legal aid to SC and BCs have been put on the back-burner,” the former Akali minister alleged.
Marking completion of two years of the Congress government as ‘Vishvasghat Divas’ (betrayal day) Saturday, Majithia accused the party of not only “failing” Punjabis, but also causing “untold misery and hardship” to the people by denying them social welfare benefits like Shagun scheme, old age pension, scholarships, mid-day meals.
“Never before in the history of the state has any government performed so poorly on all fronts. It seems there is no government in Punjab,” he claimed.
He charged the government with indulging in a public relations exercise to hide its “utter failure”.
“The first and foremost failure of the government was its inability to implement the Rs 90,000 crore complete loan waiver promise made by Amarinder. This failure resulted in an increase in farm suicides which crossed the 900 mark,” Majithia alleged.
The farm sector had suffered the most in the Congress rule with sugarcane farmers not being given their dues, which had accumulated to Rs 900 crore again, he alleged.
Stating that an entire generation of youth had been “betrayed” by the Congress government, Majithia said the youth were promised jobs in each household under the ‘Ghar Ghar Naukri’ scheme.
“What they got was fake job melas. Even Rs 2,500 per month unemployment allowance has not been given to anyone. In fact the government has played a cruel joke on youth by registering only 150 unemployed youth,” he alleged.
The workers of both the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party organised roadshows and ‘dharnas’ in all the assembly constituencies of the state Saturday, as per the party release.
The demonstrations were held in Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala , Mohali and Gurdaspur.