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Monday, 14 September 2020 | PNS

Punjab to establish seven more gram nyayalayas

Chandigarh: To provide easy and speedy justice in the rural areas, in compliance with directives of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has ordered the establishment of seven more Gram Nyayalayas or village courts in the State. The new Nyayalayas would be set up at Patran in Patiala district, Tapa in Barnala, Bassi Pathana in Fatehgarh Sahib, Dera Baba Nanak and Dhar Kalan in Gurdaspur, Raikot in Ludhiana and Chamkaur Sahib in Rupnagar. These Gram Nyayalayas will cover only the Gram Panchayats of the Sub-Divisions and not towns, as per the proposal cleared by the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder, who also holds the Home Affairs and Justice portfolio. With this, the number of such courts in the state will go up to nine, as two Gram Nyayalayas — at Kot Isse Khan in Moga district and Nangal in Rupnagar vide Government — were set up vide a notification of January 2013. The initiative has been undertaken as per Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008, enacted by the Parliament for quick dispensation of justice in the rural areas. The Act came into force from October 2, 2009.

Hry Guv condoles death of Raghuvansh Pd Singh

Chandigarh: Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya has expressed deep grief over the demise of senior leader of Bihar, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. He said, Raghuvansh Prasad has devoted his entire life to the ideals of late Ram Manohar Lohia and late Karpoori Thakur. His dedication for the welfare of poor and deprived classes will always be remembered. He had contributed significantly to implement schemes for the welfare of the poor section of the society, said Arya. He expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and prayed for the peace of the departed soul.

Himachal Guv,CM condole demise of Swami Agnivesh

Shimla: Himachal Governor Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur have condoled the demise of social activist Swami Agnivesh. The Governor said, Swami Agnivesh was a social reformer who struggled against issues like bonded labour and female infanticide. The Chief Minister said, Swami Agnivesh was a towering leader who fought for social justice. He stood with the oppressed sections demanding equality and justice. They prayed to the almighty to grant peace to the departed soul.

Job portal slows down, helpline numbers issued

Chandigarh: Receiving more than 55,000 applications from the jobseekers for sixth state level Mega Rozgar Mela, to be held from September 24 to 30 under the ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission’, Punjab Government on Sunday issued helpline numbers as its job portal is facing technical snag owing to “heavy traffic”. “More than 55,000 applications have already been received from the jobseekers on the Department’s official web portal — www.pgrkam.com, but due to heavy load on the portal, some technical snag have taken place and the portal is working quite slow for the past two days,” said the state Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday.

Assuring that the issue would be solved very soon, Channi said that for the time being, the interested job seekers, who have not applied online on the portal, are requested to contact their District Bureau of Employment and Enterprise (DBEE) office to participate in the upcoming Rozgar Mela. At the same time, he also clarified that the candidates, who are otherwise registered on the portal but have not specifically applied for vacancies available in this Mega Rozgar Mela, may communicate their choice of vacancies to the District Bureau Office.

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