Cabinet sub-committee set up for regular review of fiscal situation
17.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The cash-crunched Punjab government has decided to regularly review its fiscal condition, with focus on expenditure curtailment and resource mobilization.

A cabinet sub-committee, headed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has been set up for this purpose.

The sub-committee will meet every Tuesday to discuss ways ...

Govt to bring in agricultural policy in next assembly session
16.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday announced a series of measures for the welfare of the farming community, including its decision to bring in a comprehensive Agricultural Policy for the state in the next session of the Vidhan Sabha.

The announcements came during high-level meetings convened by ...

Cabinet approves entertainment tax on DTH, local cable connections
16.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, has approved levy of an entertainment tax by urban and rural local bodies on DTH and local cable connections.

These local bodies will be eligible to impose and collect a nominal entertainment tax of Rs.5 per DTH connection ...

Punjab Cabinet approves crop loan waiver
20.09.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to notify the crop loan waiver scheme announced by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the state assembly in June this year.

Besides taking over the entire eligible loan amount of the farmers covered by the debt waiver ...

Punjab Cabinet sets up sub-committee to decide on closure of state-owned thermal plants
On The Guidlines Of The Central Electricity Agency
31.08.17 - TEAM PT

The Punjab cabinet on Thursday constituted a sub-committee to consider and work out the modalities for the closure of the state-owned thermal plants in view of the Central Electricity Agency (CEA) guidelines to retire non-viable Thermal Power Plants (TPPS) that have exceeded 25-year life span.

The ...

Punjab Cabinet okays cricketer Harmanpreet's appointment as DSP
24.08.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 24: The Punjab cabinet on Thursday approved the appointment of well-known woman cricketer and Arjuna Award winner Harmanpreet Kaur as DSP in the state police department, while giving the go-ahead for government jobs to two children of martyr Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, who ...

Brahm Mohindra announces Rs. 5 crore for modernisation of food safety dept.
13.07.17 - team pt

The Punjab Government today announced to provide Rs. 5 crore for the modernization of the Food Safety Department and initiated the first ever mobile testing lab facility to check the adulterated food products across the state.
Disclosing this here today on the occasion of capability building ...

Punjab Govt. to ensure that the honour & rights of women are protected: Brahm Mohinra
10.07.17 - team pt

‘Punjab Government is fully aware of its commitment and would ensure the honour and rights of the women are protected’  this was said by Brahm Mohindra while delivering a keynote address at the seminar on the topic of ‘ Beti Bachchao Beti Padhao’  being organized ...

Vigilance inquiry into fake degree racket ordered by Brahm Mohindra
05.07.17 - team pt

Brahm Mohindra, Minister of Medical Education and Research has ordered the vigilance inquiry to expose fake degree racket operating in the state which is issuing fake certificates and fake Degrees of Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) in the name of Baba Farid University.

Disclosing ...

Sidhu meets Sidhu; discusses mutual cooperation in Smart City, Education & Sports
04.05.17 - TEAM PT

The Australian High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu today called on the Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu here today at Local Body Bhawan. The two dignitaries held wide ranging talks primarily centered on mutual co-operation in Smart City, Education and Sports spheres.

The ...

Govt appoints 246 employees in Health Department
04.05.17 - TEAM PT

The Punjab Government today issued the order to appoint 246 employees in the Health and Family Welfare department.
Disclosing this, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Brahm Mohindra said that the Congress Government is committed to provide quality health services ...

3rd party audit of all municipal works over Rs.10cr launched in past 3 years: Amarinder
25.04.17 - TEAM PT

The Captain Amarinder Singh government has decided to get a third-party technical and financial audit done by some reputed firms of all municipal works valuing over Rs.10 crore, undertaken in the past three years, to identify lapses and take appropriate action as needed.

This was decided ...

Punjab Govt enhances OBC quota in Educational institutions from 5% to 10%
19.04.17 - TEAM PT

Implementing another of its poll promises, the Punjab government has announced increase in reservation of OBCs in educational institutions from 5% to 10%.
The reservation quota for members of the backward classes has also been similarly enhanced in technical and ...

Punjab Cabinet frames rules curbing excesive fee increase in private schools
19.04.17 - TEAM PT

Private schools in Punjab will not be able to increase fees by more than 8 per cent annually as the state Cabinet today gave its nod to the rules for regulation of fee of unaided educational Institutions. 
Government on Wednesday paved the way for rationalisation of ...

Govt takes away the control of Saragarhi Memorial from Nanaksar Dera; To handover to a trust
19.04.17 - TEAM PT

THE PUNJAB Cabinet on Wednesday decided to hand over the management of the Saragarhi Memorial/Gurdwara to the administration of Saragarhi Memorial Management Trust, Ferozepur, to ensure better upkeep of the historic site.
The Trust comprises highly revered serving army men as well as ex-servicemen as its ...

Inquiry ordered for the gross irregularities figured in CAG report by SAD: Brahm Mohindra
31.03.17 - TEAM PT

Brahm Mohindra, Health and family welfare Minister Punjab today marked a time bound inquiry into the irregularities in the working of De-addiction centers and the rehabilitation centers in Punjab which has recently figured in the CAG report. Husan Lal, Secretary Health, would head the inquiry ...

Cash Credit Limit issue: Punjab to pursue with Centre, RBI and SBI
27.03.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Monday decided to take up the matter of settlement of the legacy accounts regarding the pending Cash Credit Limit (CCL) with the Government of India, along with RBI and SBI, on priority basis.
A decision to this effect was taken here ...

CM orders crackdown on Corruption, makes filing of charge sheet against Corrupt mandatory within 3 days
20.03.17 - TEAM PT

With a view to bringing in transparent and quality governance in the state, CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday issued a series of stringent directions to the district administrative and police officers to crack down on corruption and ensure strict adherence to rule of law, ...

New Punjab Cabinet stays all decisions of last 6 months of Badal Govt. pending review
18.03.17 - TEAM PT

As part of the Captain Amarinder Singh led government’s sweeping administrative reforms to wipe out corruption and Inspector Raj from the state, and to undo the wrongs perpetrated on the people under the erstwhile Badal regime, the Punjab cabinet on Saturday decided to abolish the ...

Cabinet decides to set up special task force to eliminate drugs from Punjab
18.03.17 - TEAM PT

Launching a major crackdown on the drugs menace in the state, the Punjab cabinet on Saturday decided to set up a Special Task Force (STF) in the Chief Minister’s office to prepare and implement a comprehensive programme to eliminate drugs from the state, as promised ...

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