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Teacher's Day
CM greets teachers, promises full Govt. support to promote their welfare
04.09.17 - TEAM PT
CM greets teachers, promises full Govt. support to promote their welfare



Chandigarh: Describing them as architects of the nation’s future, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday extended his greetings to the teaching fraternity on the eve of Teacher's Day with a promise to promote their welfare and enable a congenial atmosphere in the state for their progress.

Terming their profession as one of the noblest in the world, Amarinder exhorted the teachers to do their best to shape the future generations in the mould of former President of India and greater educationist Late Dr. Sarvpalli Radha Krishnan, on whose birth anniversary Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year.
In his message on the occasion, Captain urged the teachers to pledge themselves to the cause of providing youngsters, especially the needy, with the necessary learning environment required to transform their destiny. Teachers were the strongest pillar of the society and the role models for the students to emulate as they prepare themselves to face the challenges of the future and contribute to the nation’s progress, he added.

His government, said Captain Amarinder, had initiated several measures to facilitate the development of the teaching community and a positive environment to enable them to discharge their duties efficaciously. The government’s efforts to boost the welfare of the teaching fraternity would continue, he added.




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A BIG PUSH FOR E-GOVERNANCE CONCEPT
Online building plans approval system to be game changer: Navjot Sidhu
04.09.17 - TEAM PT
Online building plans approval system to be game changer: Navjot Sidhu



CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Government as envisioned by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh is committed to the overall development and transformation of the urban sector with focus on the easing of processes so as to ensure that the people receive all the services in a hassle free manner.”

Disclosing this while presiding over a meeting here today with all the stakeholders especially architects regarding implementation of online building plans approval system, the Local Government Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that streamlining the process of building approvals and putting them in online mode is just a part of the overall strategy being formulated to change the face of urban sector in Punjab. He also divulged that this game changer initiative of online building plan approvals system would be commenced initially in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Moga, Bathinda, Phagwara, and Pathankot.
Disclosing more, the minister said that only the specialized and qualified architects would be engaged in the job who would be working in close co-ordination with the 4 companies namely- Winsas, TCS, Softech and Tech Mahindra. He further said that the work of the companies would be thoroughly monitored and after few months, 2 companies would be given the job of implementing the novel project throughout the state based on their performance alone. Sidhu further added that with the new system being put in place, people would be able to get the maps of their houses at their homes itself and would be spared the ordeal of making rounds of the offices for getting their work done.

Emphasizing the strict adherence to the building by-laws, the minister said that the mechanism of lodging anonymous complaints would also be put in place. Listing another novel feature of the project, the minister said that in case a person doesn't receives any response from the government within 30 days of the submission of application for getting the map of the house passed then the map would be deemed to be automatically passed. He also said that a helpline number would also be operationalised to handle all the queries regarding the project.




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



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 years.
 
These decisions were taken last week during a meeting of Punjab Urban Planning & Development Authority, Department of Housing and Urban Development, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
 
According to an official spokesperson, as per the existing policy, the successful bidder of property sold through auction was mandated to deposit interest every six months during the moratorium period, and delay in deposit was allowed only up to 90 days from due date. The new policy will provide for condonation of delay up to three years, subject to charging penal interest @ 18% per annum.
 
The meeting, while approving decrease in transfer fee charged  by PUDA and other development Authorities  from 2.5% to 2% till 31st March 2018, also decided to do away with the system of escalation of reserve price for 10 residential schemes. These 10 OUGVL schemes were launched at old reserve price, without the 10% increase mandated for launch of a new scheme for an ongoing project, in view of the weak market sentiment. The meeting gave ex post facto approval to these 10 schemes, thereby providing some relief to the beleaguered reality segment in the state.
 
In another important initiative, the meeting approved amendment to Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (Employees Service) Regulations 1999 of Junior Engineer(building), thus deleting the foot note in Schedule III which prohibited direct recruitment of JE (Buildings). This will pave the way for fresh recruitment in this cadre.
 
It was also decided at the meeting to increase the reserve prices of some institutional sites to boost the finances of the Development Authorities while keeping in mind the prevailing market scenario, the spokesperson further revealed
 
Further, promoters of real estate projects were facing a lot of problems in the absence of any policy regarding Mortgage/Hypothecation of property against EDC, License Fee & other dues). It has now been decided that promoters of real estate projects shall hypothecate property @75% of collector rates for the total amount due. Whenever a part of the dues are deposited by the promoter, then, after fresh valuation as per current rates, the hypothecated property shall be permitted to be released. However, as a special measure during the FY2017-18, old valuation shall be used for the purpose of release of property, it was decided.
 

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Punjab govt sets up committee to overhaul govt medical, dental colleges in state
01.09.17 - TEAM PT
Punjab govt sets up committee to overhaul govt medical, dental colleges in state



CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government, led by CM Captain Amarinder Singh, has set up a high-powered planning and monitoring committee for the up-gradation and overhauling of the government medical and dental colleges, which had been allowed to deteriorate to pathetic levels by the previous government in the state.

The committee will be headed by Medical Education and Research Minister Brahm Mohindra, with former Union Minister Preneet Kaur appointed as its patron. Advisor and former chairman Medical Council of India and Director PGI, K K Talwar, has been named vice chairman, while Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences will be its ex-officio member.

The Committee would submit an interim report by 31st October, 2017 and final report by December 31st, 2017, an official spokesperson disclosed here on Thursday.

The spokesperson further said that the committee had been mandated to identify gaps/shortcomings, besides suggesting and monitoring steps for improvement in the areas of infrastructure, equipment, human resources, patient care, specialist care, super specialty care, intensive care, trauma care, hospital management in its totality, teaching, research and any other aspect which is considered necessary to improve the functioning of the college and hospital to which it is attached.

The committee would also workout the feasibility of the Public Private Partnership model to augment patient care, teaching and research. It will draw out both short term and long term comprehensive Action Plan for achieving their holistic improvement.

The other members of the committee are former Professor and Head Medicine Department Doctor Janak R Sachdeva, both Dr. Ajmer Singh and Dr. F Handa former Directors Research and Medical Education, President Punjab Medical Council Dr. A S Sekhon, Former President Punjab Medical Council Dr. Manmohan Singh, President IMA Sudhir Varma, President-Elect IMA Punjab Dr. Jatinder Kansal, and President IMA Punjab Dr. Bhagwant Singh.

Secretary Medical Education and Research and Director Research and Medical Education would be the Ex-Officio Member and Member Secretary of the committee respectively. Medical Superintendent and Principal Government Medical/Dental College would be the ex-officio member and ex-officio member convenors respectively.

It is noteworthy that Government Medical Colleges in the state have produced some of the most eminent doctors and health administrators of the country who have brought laurels to the state. Dentists educated at Government Dental Colleges have also been equally illustrious. In fact, the doctors trained in these institutions have scaled great heights of glory not only in India but all over the world and are highly acclaimed in countries like USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia etc.

At one time, Government Medical Colleges of Patiala and Amritsar were rated among the top medical institutes in the country. However, over the years, these institutions have lost their sheen and their ratings among the medical colleges in the country have dropped.




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