Chandigarh – To counter gangsters, killings, drugs and radical forces and other unlawful activities, the Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act (PCOCA) is likely to be deferred from the Cabinet meeting, to be held on Friday. According to sources, the state government wants more time to study this proposal. Speaking to Daily Post, chairman of Cabinet subcommittee, constituted to study the act, Brahm Mohindra said that the draft for PCOCA could not prepared, therefore it will be brought in the next Cabinet meeting.Besides calling the winter session of Punjab assembly, some other issues will be discussed in the Cabinet meeting. The proposed PCOCA is modelled after the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). Although the Punjab government seems in a hurry to implement it, but before this, the government wanted to study it thoroughly. Besides three ministers, Advocate General, state Police chief and an officer from the state Home Department are also included in the sub-committee. According to information, the decision to conduct a Cabinet meeting on Friday was taken on November 13.There were only two working days, ie November 14 and 15, while on November 16, it is a public holiday. In just two days, the Cabinet’s agenda is not likely to be completed, and neither would PCOCA’s draft be completed. Sources stated that the rough draft was prepared, but to review it, more time was required. The issue was postponed for Cabinet meeting as it could not be discussed with the chief minister due to his health problem. According to information, to call the winter session of Punjab assembly has been included with other issues, which are likely to be discussed in the Cabinet meeting. According to rules, it is necessary to convene a session of the Vidhan Sabha within six months, which expire on December 22. Elections of Municipal Corporations and Councils are also likely to be discussed.
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