Punjab to remove upper limit of electricity units for SC/BC families
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 ...

Names of PPSC members & Information Commissioners recommended to Gov
22.02.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: A High-Powered Committee, headed by Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, on Thursday recommended six names to Governor, V. P. Singh Badnore, for appointment as members of the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC). The Committee also recommended two names for appointment as Information Commissioners ...

New development in Suresh Kumar episode
14.02.18 - TEAM PT

'WILL HE BE BACK?,' is the question being debated in political circles of Punjab as the Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday stayed the single-judge order quashing the appointment of retired IAS officer Suresh Kumar as Chief Principal Secretary to Punjab CM Captain Amarinder ...

Govt now defends Mansa function and 6-feet long certificates, says Kisan Unions could fool farmers
10.01.18 - PT Bureau

Official spokesman said "public presentation of certificates" necessary, otherwise farmers can be misled by Kisan Unions 

Farmer unions slam govt's defence, call it insult to farmers' intelligence
CHANDIGARH: When was the last time you saw the Punjab Government holding a mega event attended by thousands of farmers, ...

CM rules out meters on agricultural tubewells
25.09.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Flaying the Akali's for spreading false propaganda on the issue, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has categorically ruled out the installation of meters on agricultural tubewells.

The subsidy on power in the farming sector would continue, as already promised by the government, the Chief Minister ...

Condonation of delay for successful bidders of auctioned property enhanced from 90 days to 3 years in Punjab
03.09.17 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government has taken several major policy decisions to ease the pressure on the real estate sector, including increase in period for which delay in deposit of interest during the moratorium period can be condoned from 90 days to 3 ...

Tejveer exhorts PR officials to make use of all modern tools of communication
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

"The officers of the Department of Information and Public Relations should act as a bridge between the Government and the common people in order to disseminate all the pro-people policies and programmes of the State Government in true letter and spirit."

Disclosing this here today during ...

Health department's drive against tobacco: Challans over 8 thousand offenders in 3 months
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

In a bid to control the usage of tobacco as smoking and chewing at public places, the health department has challaned 8,077 offenders under ‘Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003’ in the state and collected the amount of Rs. 480,965 as fine during month ...

Team CMO at work, but advisors aren’t sitting idle either. Will the CM act in time?
03.07.17 - kanwar manjit singh

WITH SECTIONS OF the media underlining the perception of a regime yet to get into a proactive governance mode, one would have thought that the Team CMO would be a worried lot, huddled in a room to devise a strategy to kill that perception and ...

Free Dialysis service in all Punjab government hospitals from today: Brahm Mohindra
23.06.17 - team pt

THE PUNJAB Government has decided to provide free dialysis service in all Government Hospitals and Medical Colleges and this decision has come to effect from today. The formal announcement in this regard was made by the Parliamentary Affairs and Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, today in ...

Expert Group fails to submit report, gets 2 months' extension; Interim Report on Monday
16.06.17 - PT Bureau

Chandigarh: The T. Haque-headed Expert Group on Punjab farm loan waiver has been given a two months' extension, top government sources confirmed today.

The Expert Group will also submit an interim report "very shortly" and sources said it could be as soon as Monday (June 19).

Sources ...

Government initiates free mortuary van services – Brahm Mohindra
11.06.17 - team pt

Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra today said that the state government has initiated a free of cost mortuary van services in the state.
Mohindra said that  all the government hospitals have been directed to provide mortuary van to family of deceased free of cost .  A ...

Media Advisor refutes PT report of meeting with Editor, while Govt continues to reel under new headlines
03.06.17 - PT bureau

CHANDIGARH: With the Amarinder Singh government continuing to reel under the relentless media focus on Minister Rana Gurjit Singh on account of a shady sand mining contract, the Chief Minister's Media Advisor Raveen Thukral denied having met the editor of The Tribune to push for ...

Punjab government changes the timing of Medical Colleges and Attached Hospitals
03.06.17 - team pt

The Punjab Government has issued the order to change the timings of Government Medical & Dental Colleges and attached hospitals of Amritsar and Patiala from 8 A.M. to 2:30 p.m.
Disclosing this here today Minister for Medical Education & Research, Punjab, Brahm Mohindra said that it ...

Ensure clean and green environment in Punjab cities: Sidhu
19.05.17 - team pt

No compromise would be made with regard to the ensuring of clean and hygienic conditions in the urban centres claimed Punjab’s Local Government Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Sidhu today presided over a meeting with commissioners of all the 10 Municipal Corporations of the state and reviewed ...

Punjab to implement Food Safety Act strictly: Brahm Mohindra
19.05.17 - team pt

The Health Department Punjab has issued strict instruction to the district health authorities to ensure the implementation of Food Safety & Standards Act with iron hand and to act against big food and beverages operators besides the small food shops and street vendors for the ...

90 ASP/Dy SPs level Police Officers transferred in Punjab
17.04.17 - team pt

The Punjab Government has issued transfer and posting orders of 90 ASP/Dy SPs level Police Officers on administrative grounds with immediate effect.
Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson said that Dalbir Singh has been transferred and posted as ACP/Central/Jalandhar, Manpreet Singh as ACP/Special Branch/Jalandhar, Surinder Pal ...

Sadhu Controversy After-effects: CM debars names on inaugural plaque/foundation stones
14.04.17 - team pt

Taking note of a controversy on cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharmsot’s name on inaugural plaque of a building at a government school in Nabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has prohibited the inclusion of names of any government functionaries, including ministers and MLAs, on ...

A PUNJAB TODAY EXCLUSIVE: Amarinder govt gulps pride, eats humble pie to serve Rs 5 meal, courtesy SGPC
01.04.17 - ekjot singh

CAUGHT IN A piquant situation where it finds itself incapable of living up to its election promise of providing a wholesome meal for Rs 5, the Amarinder Singh government has now reached out to the most unlikely quarters – the SGPC.
Top sources among the army ...

Punjab cabinet to be expanded before Budget session
23.03.17 - team pt

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday indicated the first expansion of his cabinet before the state’s budget session, slated to be held in June.
In a TV interview to a TV channel, Captain Amarinder said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had given him full ...

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