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Wednesday, 30 November 2022 | PNS

Punjab Speaker emphasizes making assembly committees more effective

Chandigarh: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Tuesday emphasized on the need for greater transparency and accountability to ensure proper utilization of people’s money besides stressing on making the Legislative Assembly Committees more effective and active for the same. Sandhwan, addressing the representatives of Vidhan Sabha’s various committees and senior officers in connection with the audit week at the office of AG Punjab, said that the role of Legislative Assembly Committees and CAG is very important to ensure proper utilization of government expenditure. Emphasizing on the need for various departments to discuss audit paras within the stipulated time, he directed to ensure the presence of heads of the departments or administrative secretaries for the discussion of such matters so that audit matters can be settled without any delay.

 Punjab VB nabs ASI taking Rs 5000 bribe to submit charge sheet in court

Chandigarh: Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday nabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kulwinder Singh red-handed for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. A spokesperson said that the accused ASI, posted at police division no. 6, Ludhiana, has been arrested on the complaint of Ludhiana resident Gurpreet Singh who alleged that the police official was demanding Rs 5,000 in lieu of submitting the charge sheet in the court pertaining to a dowry case registered against his niece.

Sandhwan presents a Rs 5L cheque to weightlifter Harjinder Kaur for higher training

Chandigarh: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Tuesday presented a cheque of Rs five lakhs to weightlifter Harjinder Kaur, who won a bronze medal in the 71 kg category during the Commonwealth Games, for attaining higher training. “Punjab Government is determined to promote sports in the State and will continue to help the sportspersons in all circumstances,” said Sandhwan.

AAP govt fails to rise to the occasion on railway station renaming, says Bajwa

Chandigarh: Leader of the opposition (LoP) in Partap Singh Bajwa on Tuesday criticized Bhagwant Mann government for its failure to rise to the occasion following the demand made by Haryana to rename the Chandigarh railway station. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has written a letter to union railway minister Ashwani Vaishnav & sought his intervention to rename the Chandigarh railway station as Chandigarh-Panchkula railway station.  Bajwa said he was disappointed to note Mann government has still not reacted or responded to the development.  

Majithia seeks registration of a case against Anmol Gagan for promoting gun culture

Chandigarh:  Demanding registration of an FIR against Punjab Cabinet Minister Anmol Gagan Mann “for promoting gun culture”, senior SAD leader and former Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Tuesday said that there could not be a different law for a Minister and the common man.  “Even though Punjab Police chief Gaurav Yadav had given a 72-hour deadline to remove all pictures promoting gun culture from social media accounts, Anmol Gagan Mann had failed to heed this warning and she should be proceeded against immediately. This is important keeping in mind the need to send out a clear signal that the law cannot be different for a ‘khas aadmi’,” said Majithia. 

Govt committed to resolving all issues in power sector: Haryana Minister

Gurugram: Haryana Power Minister Ranjit Singh on Tuesday assured industrialists that the state government will try its best to resolve all issues related to electricity supply so that economic development does not suffer. He was speaking at Haryana Real Estate Summit 2022 and Buyer-Seller Interface organised by the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO). Singh said a cabinet meeting has been called in the first week of December during which he will put forward issues in the power sector. He also asked real estate developers and builders to create an interface with the government officials concerned so that all bottlenecks could be addressed. “The power sector is well developed and equally well-laid out to serve industries, though problems do keep arising for various reasons. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of the government as well as the industry to come up with solutions,” Singh added.

Haryana RTS issues show cause notice to 3 officers of Welfare of SS and BC Department

Chandigarh: Haryana Right to Service Commission issued a show cause notice of Rs 500,000 to three officers of the Welfare of Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes Department (WSCBC), Amita Goel, Chief Accounts Officer, Bishan, Statistical Officer and Om Prakash, Deputy Superintendent, in delaying the delivery of notified services of ‘Mukhya Mantri Samajik Samrasta Antarjatiya Vivah Shagun Yojana’ in 1500 cases. This is a notified scheme of the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Class (WSCBC) Department and provides financial assistance of Rs 250,000 to a couple when a non-Scheduled Caste girl/boy marries a Scheduled Caste girl/boy. The amount is deposited in the joint account of the couple for 3 years of the lock-in period. The RTS timeline of the service is 20 days. An official spokesperson of the commission stated a complaint was received from Kiran Rani, Sirsa regarding a delay of over a year in availing the benefit of Mukhya Mantri Samajik Samrasta Antarjatiya Vivah Shagun Yojana.

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