Amarinder meets CRPF Martyr’s parents, announces monthly pension
17.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the bereaved parents of CRPF martyr Constable Kulwinder Singh at their village here, and announced that the local school and the link road connecting the village to Anandpur Sahib would be named after the young man ...
  


Cabinet grants permission to present budget, clears various accounts
17.02.19 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 17: The Punjab Council of Ministers on Sunday cleared the presentation of the Budget Estimates for 2019-20, along with various accounts and CAG audit reports, in the ongoing budget session of the Vidhan Sabha.

A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, ...
  


Amarinder announces jobs, fin assistance to kin of state’s soldiers martyred in Pulwama
TERRORIST ATTACK
15.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced a government job to the next of kin of the four Pulwama martyred CRPF soldiers from the state, along with Rs 12 lakh in financial assistance to each of their families.

The mortal remains of these bravehearts ...
  


Centre should give befitting reply to Pak Army & ISI: Amarinder
PULWAMA ATTACK
15.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh called for a befitting response to the enemy and warned the Pakistan Army and ISI against indulging in any such games in Punjab, even as the Vidhan Sabha on Friday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the barbaric attack ...
  


Smart Village Campaign: CM orders immediate release of Rs 383 crore
14.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab government’s Smart Village Campaign (SVC) got a fillip on Thursday with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directing the Finance Department to immediately release Rs. 383 crore for the same. 

Responding to a request from the Rural Development and Panchayats Department, the Chief Minister asked the ...
  


Amarinder authorized by Assembly to raise SGPC poll delay with centre
14.02.19 - Team PT

Hours after he was authorized by the State Assembly to take up with the Centre the issue of delay in SGPC elections, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said people had the right to early polls to the supreme body controlling the Gurdwaras.

Talking informally with ...
  


13 IAS, 1 PCS transferred; Shivdular is DC Amritsar, Sangha goes to Mandi Board
12.02.19 - Team PT

The Punjab Government today issued Transfer/ Posting order of 13 IAS and 1 PCS with immediate effect.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that IAS Chander Gaind has been transferred as Deputy Commissioner Ferozpur, Dharam Pal as Chief Administrator, Punjab Urban Planning and development ...
  


All sacrilege & false cases of SAD regime will be taken to logical conclusion: Guv
Third Budget Session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha
12.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore on Tuesday declared the state government’s commitment to pursue and take to their logical conclusion the investigations into the sacrilege cases and the false cases registered during the previous regime, while maintaining its policy of zero political vendetta or intolerance ...
  


Now, new deadline for posting/transfers of officers by Election Commission
10.02.19 - Team PT

Election Commission of India (ECI) today instructed the state government to complete posting/transfer process by February 20, 2019 regarding general elections 2019. Earlier the date for the posting/transfers has been fixed February 28, 2019 in the state of Punjab.

Issuing a letter in this regard, ECI ...
  


Punjab to give 6% DA to govt staff & pensioners
DECISION TO BENEFIT 6.25 LAKH
08.02.19 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 8: The Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced 6% Dearness Allowance (DA) to government employees and pensioners, with effect from February 1, 2019.

The decision, which will benefit nearly 3.25 lakh employees and 3 lakh pensioners, was announced ...
  


Dinkar Gupta appointed as Punjab DGP
SUCCEEDS SURESH ARORA, WHO HAD BEEN ON AN EXTENSION SINCE HIS RETIREMENT
07.02.19 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 7: Dinkar Gupta, a 1987 batch IPS officer, was on Thursday appointed the Director General of Punjab Police.
 
He succeeds Suresh Arora, who had been on an extension since his retirement on September 30 last year. His appointment was cleared by the Chief ...
  


State Government Departmental Examinations to be held from February 25 to March 2
05.02.19 - Team PT

The State Government Departmental Examinations of Assistant Commissioners, Extra Assistant Commissioner/ I.P.S officers, Tehsildars / Revenue Officials and that of other departments are to be held from February 25 to March 2, 2019, informed an official spokesperson of government of Punjab.

The Spokesperson said that the ...
  


Sukhbir rubbed salt on farmers’ wounds by seeking doubling of central relief: Amarinder
04.02.19 -

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday lambasted Akali chief Sukhbir Singh Badal for rubbing salt on the wounds of the farmers with his demand to double the ludicrous relief given to them by the Centre.
 
Lashing out at the former deputy ...
  


Punjab intellectuals, activists plan major protest on Feb 2
PPP MODEL IN HEALTH
01.02.19 - PT BUREAU

CHANDIGARH: Is the Punjab Government's Health Department working against Rahul Gandhi's public stance?

Five months ago, on August 26, 2018, Rahul Gandhi was at the Royal Society of Medicine, speaking to 200 doctors from various United Kingdom hospitals, including Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s and Imperial ...
  


Bathinda to host 1st Kite Festival of Punjab
FEST TO BE HELD ON FEB 2 AND 3
31.01.19 - SHAISHAV NAGRA

IN THE FERTILE land of China, in the 5th century BC, a Chinese philosopher named Mozi is said to have invented the kite. It was an incredible invention at that time. People from Mongolia, India, Korea and Japan welcomed this invention too after some time. ...
  


Punjab to remove upper limit of electricity units for SC/BC families
TO BENEFIT TOTAL OF 17.76 LAKH DOMESTIC CONSUMERS
31.01.19 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 31: The Punjab Government has decided to remove the upper annual limit of 3000 units for electricity consumption by SC, BC and BPL families, enabling all domestic users in these categories to avail 200 units per month free of cost.

The decision would bring ...
  


Amarinder seeks special debt relief package to revive Punjab's fiscal health
ASKS 15TH FINANCE COMMISSION FOR ONE-TIME DEBT RELIEF
30.01.19 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 30: Underscoring the tight financial situation faced by the state, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sought from the 15th Finance Commission a Special Debt Relief Package to support his government’s efforts to revive fiscal health, along with a one-time package to ...
  


Punjab cabinet approves 384 Cr ‘Smart Village Campaign’ to boost quality of life in rural areas
29.01.19 - Team PT

In a major initiative to boost infrastructure and facilities in rural areas across the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved the ‘Smart Village Campaign’ (SVC) for overall development of villages at a cost of Rs.384.40 crore.

The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting held ...
  


Amarinder asks Deputy Commissioners to ‘tighten their belts’
REVIEW MEETING
22.01.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts to tighten their belts and work harder to strengthen their public interface to deliver on the promises on which his government had come to power 22 months ago.

Making it ...
  


Punjab to withdraw state procurement agencies from procurement related operations
ISSUE OF GRADUAL FCI WITHDRAWAL
22.01.19 - Team PT

Expressing concern over the Food Corporation of India’s gradual withdrawal from procurement of foodgrains in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to raise the issue with the Centre and seek increase in the central agency’s procurement share.

The Chief Minister said this ...
  



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