Friends of Punjab- Chief Ministers Garima Gram Yojna. A large number of Punjabis with their sheer hard work, dedication and commitment have established themselves successfully in all spheres of life on foreign soils. These Punjabis have not only helped the state and national economy but have also brought laurels by making contribution across many fields. Many of our NRI brethren feel an urge to connect themselves to their roots in Punjab. The State Government therefore, has taken a new initiative by launching a scheme ‘Friends of Punjab’. Under this scheme, NRIs would be encouraged to connect with their villages. Adequate support shall be provided for implementing this scheme during the year.
A lot of NRIs face problems either relating to their property or other matters. The NRIs come to the State only for a short period during a year and cannot afford spending long time. With the objective to redress their grievances effectively in a time bound manner, the State Government is bringing a new legislation to create an ‘OMBUDSMAN’ for NRI Affairs, to redress the grievances of the NRIs.The State Government is committed to the welfare of NRIs in the State, and proposes to enact ‘NRI Property Safeguards Act’ for safeguarding the property of NRIs for ensuring rule of law and easy and quick delivery of justice in the State.
NRI PUNJAB INITIATIVE
The Government in its efforts to bring efficiency, transparency, accountability, ease of availing services by the residents and to curb corruption in public service delivery intends to launch Digital Punjab, a project that envisions complete back-end computerisation of all Government departments and digitisation of legacy data for providing Government to Citizen (G2C) and Government to Business (G2B) services in a time bound manner. The project will be scaled up by including more services over the 39 next two years. Digital Punjab would also integrate electronic payments & receipts, Mobile Apps while undertaking comprehensive Government process reengineering (GPR) to ease the G2C services.
With the launch of Digital Punjab initiative all Citizens and NRIs will be able to avail a variety of services from the comforts of their homes from any corner of the world thereby eliminating the need to visit the Government offices. The Department of Governance Reforms will provide the technical assistance to all departments to realise the vision of this Government.
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