SDMs run Market Committees notified Captain Government. Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has notified the appointment of SDM to run the routine work of 153 existing market committees who have recently been dissolved by the state cabinet.Its aim is to improve the irrigated agriculture sector of the state. In this connection, the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 has been issued by the Punjab Governor under sub-section (1) of Article 213 of the Indian Constitution.While stating this today, an official spokesman said that notification regarding the appointment of Administrators has been done under the 12-A sub-clause (C) of the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act 1961. In addition SDMs have got the necessary powers to fulfill their responsibility, which are being used by the chairman and members of these market committees in 22 districts.Decision taken by the Cabinet to amend section 12 of Punjab Agricultural Produce Market Act 1961 was decided to appoint an administrator who would be performing government duty and the use of the power of market committees up to one year or till the nomination of market committees.
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