PUNJAB CM OPPOSES MOVE TO MERGE CHANDIGARH DSP CADRE WITH DELHI & OTHER UTs

 

                        SEEKS STATUS QUO TILL CHANDIGARH TERRITORIAL DISPUTE BETWEEN PUNJAB, HARYANA RESOLVED

 

 DIRECTS CREATION OF CELL TO DEAL WITH CHANDIGARH-RELATED ISSUES TO PROTECT PUNJAB’S INTEREST

 

 Chandigarh, April 22-Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has opposed the reported move of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to merge the DSP cadre of the Chandigarh Police with the police officers of all Union Territories, including the Delhi Police.

 

He has demanded that status quo be maintained till the territorial dispute of Chandigarh between Punjab and Haryana is settled.

 

The Chief Minister has also directed the Chief Secretary to initiate steps for the establishment of a special cell, in the General Administration branch, to deal with all Chandigarh-related issues in order to protect the interests of Punjab. He has asked the CS to bring a formal proposal on this in the next cabinet meeting.

 

In a statement issued here, the Chief Minister said any move to erode the state’s stake in Chandigarh was not acceptable to Punjab. The existing pattern of all Chandigarh UT posts being shared between Punjab and Haryana in 60:40 ratio should continue, he demanded.

 

The reported move to merge the Chandigarh DSP post with other UTs would disturb the fine balance achieved over the years, he said, warning that it could be counter-productive. Besides, said the Chief Minister, any such move would limit the avenues for the career progression of senior Punjab officers in line for promotion.

 

The proposal of the MHA would lead to all sanctioned posts of DSP of the Chandigarh UT being merged with the entry grade of the combined cadre of Delhi and other UTs, which would allow their transfer/posting in any UT, the Chief Minister pointed out.

 

He expressed concern over the attempts to gradually dilute Punjab’s stake in Chandigarh, pointing to the fact that a similar erosion had already taken place, over the years, in the post of Class I Gazetted Officers. Punjab would not allow further erosion of its interests, he added.

 

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 LIFTING ISSUES TO BE RESOLVED WITHIN 2-3 DAYS: FOOD & CIVIL SUPPLY MINISTER

 

·        WOULD NOT LET FARMERS BEING HARASSED IN MANDIS: BHARAT BHUSHAN ASHU

 

·        ACCORDED GUARD OF HONOUR ON 1ST VISIT TO LUDHIANA AFTER BEING SWORN IN AS CABINET MINISTER

 

·        TAKES STOCK OF PROCUREMENT SYSTEM IN MANDIS ON FIRST DAY ITSELF

 

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 22:The Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu has said that the wheat procurement process is going on smoothly in the entire state. He also revealed that there is absolutely no problem in the procurement and payment system whereas the glitches on the lifting front would be resolved in 2-3 days time.

 

 Visiting the mandis a day after being sworn in as the cabinet minister, Mr. Ashu said that the Punjab Government is fully committed to procure every grain of the crops of farmers. He further disclosed that the payments are being paid to the farmers within 48 hours of the procurement so as to make sure that the farmers don’t have to face harassment on this count. Similarly, the online mode is also being adopted to further facilitate the payments to the farming community.

 

 The minister further added that he has yet to formally assume charge but on the directions of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, he decided to visit the mandis to have a first-hand knowledge of the procurement procedures. He also divulged that it has been brought to his notice that there are issues with regard to the lifting in the mandis which is due to the inclement weather and partly owing to the special lifting of the paddy. He elaborated that he had a word with the higher officials in this regard and serious endeavours would be made to ensure redressal of the lifting problem in 2-3 days. Divulging more, he said that the mandi-wise distribution of the trucks would be streamlined. He also assured that there is no problem of Gunny-Bags (Bardanaa) in the mandis and the procurement as well as the payment process is going on with ease.

 

Interacting with the media-persons, Mr. Ashu also said that after being sworn in as the minister he has his priorities clearly chalked out with the first one being to ensure smooth procurement process and afterwards ensuring transparency as well as tackling corruption. He also added that during the past 1 year, the departmental functioning has witnessed a lot of improvement.

 

On the occasion, the Lok Sabha MP Mr. Ravneet Singh Bittu while congratulating Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu on being sworn in as the cabinet minister, said that the Punjab Government is duty bound to the all round development of the state on every parameter of progress. He also assured that the farmers won’t be allowed to be harassed in the mandis during the procurement process. Among others present on the occasion included MLA Mr. Sanjay Talwar, ex-minister Mr. Malkit Singh Dakha, Deputy Commissioner Mr.Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mrs. Neeru Katial Gupta, SDM Ludhiana (West) Mr. Damanjit Singh Mann, SDM Jagraon Mr. Ram Singh, Mr. Major Singh Bhaini, Mr. Major Singh Mullanpur, Mr. Manjit Singh Hambran, and Mr. Anand Sarup Singh Mohi.

 

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    PUNJAB GOVERNMENT RELEASED Rs. 112.78 CRORE UNDER 'AASHIRWAD' SCHEME: SADHU SINGH DHARAMSOT

 

 BENEFICIARIES GOT RS. 15000 FROM DECEMBER 2016 TO JUNE 2017 & RS. 21000 FROM JULY TO DECEMBER 2017

 

 CHANDIGARH, APRIL 22:The Punjab Government has released the amount of Rs. 112.78 crore under 'Aashirwad' scheme which is given at the time of the marriage of girls belonging to Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes families.

 

 Disclosing this here today, Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said that the State Government has released the amount of one year from the pending amount under Aashirwad scheme. He also said that the amount of Rs. 15000 from December 2016 to June 2017 and Rs. 21000 from July to December, 2017 has been released to 65377 beneficiaries on per beneficiary basis. He further said that under the Aashirwad scheme, the amount pertaining to the beneficiaries of 2018 would also be released soon.

 

 Detailing more, the minister said that under the scheme, Rs. 11.44 crore have been released for 6676 girls of SC/BC families of Amritsar, Rs. 2.7 crore for 1185 girls of Barnala, Rs. 4.59 crore for 2664 girls of Bathinda, Rs. 2.8 crore for 1188 girls of Faridkot, Rs. 2.71 crore for 1556 girls of Fatehgarh Sahib, Rs. 6.46 for 3785 girls of Fazilka, Rs. 4.39 crore for 2541 girls of Ferozepur, Rs. 8.32 for 4748 girls of Gurdaspur, Rs. 6.47 for 3746 girls of Hoshiarpur, Rs. 6.83 crore for 4019 girls of Jalandhar, Rs. 3.13 crore for1828 girls of Kapurthala, Rs. 9.48 crore for 5526 girls of Ludhiana, Rs. 4.5 crore for 2360 girls of Mansa, Rs. 3.47 crore for 1986 girls of Moga, Rs. 4.24 crore for 2450 girls of Sri Muktsar Sahib, Rs. 3.63 crore for 2066 girls of Pathankot, Rs. 6.36 for 3804 girls of Patiala, Rs. 3.24 crore for 1833 girls of Rupnagar, Rs. 2.52 crore for 1452 girls of SAS Nagar (Mohali), Rs. 2.97 crore for 1743 girls of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Rs. 6.46 crore for 3695 girls of Sangrur and Rs. 7.76 crore for 4526 girls of Tarntaran.

 

 Mr. Dharamsot added that the government led by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is committed to fulfill its every promise. He further said that the welfare department would ensure the implementation of all welfare schemes with full transparency and provide benefit to the genuine beneficiaries.

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CHANDIGARH, APRIL 22:The Punjab Government has released the amount of Rs. 112.78 crore under 'Aashirwad' scheme which is given at the time of the marriage of girls belonging to Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes families.

 Disclosing this here today, Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said that the State Government has released the amount of one year from the pending amount under Aashirwad scheme. He also said that the amount of Rs. 15000 from December 2016 to June 2017 and Rs. 21000 from July to December, 2017 has been released to 65377 beneficiaries on per beneficiary basis. He further said that under the Aashirwad scheme, the amount pertaining to the beneficiaries of 2018 would also be released soon.

 Detailing more, the minister said that under the scheme, Rs. 11.44 crore have been released for 6676 girls of SC/BC families of Amritsar, Rs. 2.7 crore for 1185 girls of Barnala, Rs. 4.59 crore for 2664 girls of Bathinda, Rs. 2.8 crore for 1188 girls of Faridkot, Rs. 2.71 crore for 1556 girls ofFatehgarh Sahib, Rs. 6.46 for 3785 girls of Fazilka, Rs. 4.39 crore for 2541 girls of Ferozepur, Rs. 8.32 for 4748 girls of Gurdaspur, Rs. 6.47 for 3746 girls of Hoshiarpur, Rs. 6.83 crore for 4019 girls of Jalandhar, Rs. 3.13 crore for1828 girls of Kapurthala, Rs. 9.48 crore for 5526 girls of Ludhiana, Rs. 4.5 crore for 2360 girls of Mansa, Rs. 3.47 crore for 1986 girls of Moga, Rs. 4.24 crore for 2450 girls of Sri Muktsar Sahib, Rs. 3.63 crore for 2066 girls of Pathankot, Rs. 6.36 for 3804 girls ofPatiala, Rs. 3.24 crore for 1833 girls of Rupnagar, Rs. 2.52 crore for 1452 girls of SAS Nagar (Mohali), Rs. 2.97 crore for 1743 girls of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Rs. 6.46 crore for 3695 girls of Sangrur and Rs. 7.76 crore for 4526 girls of Tarntaran.

 Mr. Dharamsot added that the government led by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is committed to fulfill its every promise. He further said that the welfare department would ensure the implementation of all welfare schemes with full transparency and provide benefit to the genuine beneficiaries.