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Punjab government performance below average: ADR

Punjab government performance below average: ADR

Better employment opportunities, agriculture loan availability and higher price realisation for farm produce have been the top three priorities of Punjab voters but the state government’s performance over these issues has been below average, according to an ADR survey. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said better employment opportunities (51.70 per cent), agriculture loan availability

Farmers asked to bring dry wheat in mandis

In view of recent rains in Punjab resulting in increased moisture level in wheat grains, the Punjab government appealed to the farmers to bring only the properly dried wheat in the mandis so that hassle free procurement of wheat could be ensured.Disclosing this here on Sunday, a spokesperson of Agriculture Department said that govt. has

Farmers reach agreement with NHAI on compensation

Harkirat Singh Dera Baba Nanak Decks have finally been cleared for the full fledged construction of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor with the farmers reaching an agreement with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and expressing their willingness to be compensated at the rate of Rs 34 per acre for their land which will be

198 Crore projects to Punjab

Amarinder launches water project in Amritsar

Captain Amarinder Water Project: AMRITSAR: Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh yesterday gave clean chit to his promise of providing better health facilities to the people. Government will spend 198 crore for setting up sewerage system and water test laboratory in Punjab. The four projects of today started in Amritsar district. Government will spend 198 crore

Punjab Government releases Rs. 35 crore to cooperative sugar mills

Punjab Government releases Rs. 35 crore to cooperative sugar mills

Chandigarh Punjab Government releases Rs. 35 crore to cooperative sugar mills . The Punjab Government has released Rs. 35 crore to the cooperative sugar mills of the state towards the payment for sugarcane dues pertaining to year 2017-18 and the same have been credited into the accounts of the sugarcane farmers. The cooperative sugar mills

Punjab government to fill 1.2 lakh vacant posts in all departments

Punjab government to fill 1.2 lakh vacant posts in all departments

Punjab government to fill 1.2 lakh vacant posts in all departments. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the filling of 1.2 lakh vacant posts in various government departments in a phased manner. Chief Minister Singh gave this directive during a high-level meeting called to review the progress of the state government’s flagship

PM Modi misleading people, says Capt Amarinder

Punjab to set up Dera Baba Nanak Development Authority

Punjab to set up Dera Baba Nanak Development Authority. The Punjab government has decided to set up the Dera Baba Nanak Development Authority for the development and beautification of the area in and around Dera Baba Nanak ahead of 550th celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. A decision to this effect was taken at the Cabinet

Punjab Govt. announces one million US award for providing paddy straw solution

DP Corrospondent Punjab Govt. announces one million US award for providing paddy straw solution. Punjab Government Announces an Award of US $ One Million for providing solution to manage paddy straw. Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission announced the fund to global audience today at the International Conference on “Agricultural

Punjab denies suggestion of Congress high-command reducing VAT on fuel

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has refused to accept the suggestion of Congress high command reduction of VAT on fuel in the State. Talking to Daily Post, the said that State not in a position to decrease the fuel price as it has limited resources to run the State. He also said if Centre

Punjab Government decides to probe of tree cutting during last 10 years

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has decided to initiate a probe against illegal felling of lacs of trees in the last 10 years. Endorsing it, the Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharmot told that unaccounted trees have been chopped on the banks of numbers of canals and roads across the State, during the last 10

Software ready to stop misuse of official vehicles in Punjab

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh, August 7: To keep check on the government vehicles, the Punjab Government has started to record the data of vehicles, run by officers, MLAs, Ministers and Chief Minister. The Government has got prepared software ‘Vehicle Management System (VMS) in this regard. This software will keep vigil on the maintenance, repair expenditure with

Congress may follow ‘Dope test for candidate ‘within the party

Congress may follow ‘Dope test for candidate ‘within the party.  The Congress high Command in view to implement the dope test for all of its contesting candidates within the party. Congress led Punjab Government has sent the proposal of dope test for rural and urban bodies’ election for consideration to the party high command. The

‘Attempts to murder’ cases against Policemen involved in sacrilege act

‘Attempts to murder’ cases against Policemen involved in sacrilege act

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has recommended registering case attempt to murder, under section 307 of IPC against such police officers and personnel, who were involved in the Behbal Kalan sacrilege act. Home secretary has written a recommendation letter to DGP in this regard. The Government has included the police action as part of

Punjab Govt. appoints general category officer for SC Commission, Minister unaware

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh:  The Punjab Government has appointed general caste officers as member secretary of the Punjab Schedule Caste Commission. In the list of 57 IAS, PCS officer’s transfer list, IAS lady officer Indu Malhotra has been transferred on the post of member secretary as well as Director of Welfare of SCs and BCs.The Punjab State

Job Fair to be organized on July 30 at Government College Mohali

Job Fair to be organized on July 30 at Government College Mohali

DP Correspondent, Mohali: Job Fair to be organized on July 30 at Government College Mohali. The Punjab government is all geared up for organizing first of its kind International Job Fair in the country. The Punjab government is organizing this event in collaboration with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, National Skills Development Corporation

Punjab Government notifies 33 per cent increase in salary for nurses

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has issued the notification increasing 33 per cent hike in the salary of nurses, who had been holding protests in various stations in the State.They wrote a letter with their blood to the Madam Aroosa, a woman friend of CM Amarinder Singh, in which they wrote if their demand

Punjab Government bans entry of two officers to Secretariat

Punjab Government bans entry of two officers to Secretariat

Punjab Government bans entry of two officers to Secretariat. The Punjab Government has banned the entry of two officers. It has been directed to the CISF, who monitors the security arrangement of Secretariat, not to allow these two officers to enter in the building. From the each entry point of the Secretariat front, back, Haryana

Shortage of ballot boxes can lead use of EVMs in Panchayat election

Shortage of ballot boxes can lead use of EVMs in Panchayat election

Chandigarh: The Punjab State Election Commission is likely to conduct Panchayat election on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The Commission could not able to find required ballot boxes for election. The Commission has sought help from neighbouring states, but the outdated ballot boxes are in poor condition, which are not useful. The electoral officers has been

Sukhbir, Sidhu might lock horns in Ferozepur

Down from numero uno to 20th rank, shameful: Sukhbir

Chandigarh – Former Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said that it was shameful that Punjab had descended from number one to number twenty under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh and was now being ranked below erstwhile ‘BIMARU’ states like Bihar and Jharkhand. In a statement

Punjab to provide 8,500 jobs during international job fair: Channi

Punjab to provide 8,500 jobs during international job fair: Channi

Chandigarh – The Punjab Government will provide jobs to about 8,500 youth of the state during the first of its kind ‘International Job Fair’ in the country. The Punjab Technical Education and Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi disclosed this after holding a joint review meeting of Employment Generation and Technical Education departments regarding the