Education Minister rejects the arbitrary order of DPI

Chandigarh, May 26-Punjab Education Minister Mr. Om Prakash Soni today rejected the arbitrary order Of DPI with immediate effect regarding the transfers of teachers.

Disclosing this here, Education Minister said that he had noticed that the DPI issued transfer orders of teachers arbitrarily. However the rules regarding this were being fully ignored.

He said that no one has been given the right to make arbitrariness in the education department and the transfers or any other type of administrative work will be done according to the rules.

Besides this, Education Minister has ordered thoroughly probe the matter.


Election Commission completes all preparations for Shahkot by-election: Dr. S. Karuna Raju

•          1.72 lakh voters will decide the fate of 12 candidates

•          1022 personnels of Punjab Police and BSF deputed

•          VVPAT Machine will be used in all polling stations

 Chandigarh, May 26:-Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Dr. S. Karuna Raju said that the Election Commission have been completed all the arrangements in Shahkotconstituency for the by poll, which will be held on May 28, 2018.

In a press conference at the main election office here today Dr. Raju said that the Election Commission is committed for fair and peaceful election in Shahkot constituency and the staff is working 24 hours a day for this purpose. 1416 personnel of polling staff and 1022 personnel of Punjab police and BSF has been deputed in Shahkot.

He said that there are 236 polling stations in the constituency, out of which 103 are covering with webcasting. 80 micro observers have been appointed and they are working as the eyes and ears of the Commission. The entire constituency covered with VVPAT Machines. There are 2201 arms licenses in this constituency, out of which 2005 has been deposited and the remaining weapons will be deposited soon.

Chief Electoral officer apprised that cash of 17 lakh 50 thousand have been forfeited and 45,750 ml liquor has also been seized. The Star Campaigner can take up to cash of RS One lakh with him, while the ordinary person can’t carry cash of more than Rs 50 thousand with him. He said that 1,72676 voters will decide the fate of 12 candidates in this constituency.

Dr. Raju further said that the voting will be held from 7 am to 6 pm and polling agents of all political parties have been asked to arrive at polling stations in the morning at 6 am. If no polling agent is reached on time, then polling will be started at 7 am in all cases.

He said that dry day has been declared from period of 6:00 P.M. of 26.05.2018 to 6:00 P.M. of 28.05.2018 in the constituency along with adjoining area of 3 Km of the constituency. Voter slips to 95% electors have been distributed so far and the remaining will be distributed by 27 May 2018.

Chief Electoral Officer said that there were total 31 complaints received, out of which 30 are of general nature and one is of movement of illegal liquor. 18 complaints have been resolved and remaining will be disposed of soon.

Earlier, Dr. S. Karuna Raju also held a meeting with representatives of political parties and apprised them about the whole election process.





Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala), May 26-Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the state finance department to immediately release the requisite funds for completing the infrastructural projects to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Presiding over a meeting to review the arrangements for the celebrations, the Chief Minister also directed the concerned departments to expeditiously complete the development works.

Reiterating his government’s commitment to ensuring that the celebrations are a mega success, the Chief Minister said work on upgradation and strengthening of the roads in the holy city would be completed soon. He also assured of a complete facelift of Sultanpur Lodi in the coming days.

The Chief Minister said elaborate arrangements would be made for facilitating the pilgrims arriving in the holy city during the celebrations.

Captain Amarinder Singh also asked the officers to prepare a detailed action plan for cleaning of the Holy Kali Bein before the commencement of the celebrations. The Bein, he said, had a major significance in Sikh history and was highly revered by the people, and the state government had hence decided to ensure that it is cleaned up at the earliest.

Captain Amarinder Singh said that the state government had made a budgetary provision of Rs 100 crore for the arrangements for the celebrations, which would be centered around the theme of “Nanak Naam Chardikala, Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala”. The government, he pointed out, had also decided to rename the road/roads linking various places across the state, which had been blessed with the visits of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, as `Guru Nanak Marg'

The meeting was attended, among others, by Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Tayyab, Inspector General of Police Naunihal Singh and Senior Superintendent of Police Sandeep Sharma.

Others present at the meeting included Gurdaspur MP and PPCC president Sunil Jakhar, MLA Navtej Singh Cheema, Chairman of Punjab Mandi Board Laal Singh, former Punjab Minister Joginder Singh Mann, President of District Congress Committee Jalandhar Captain Harminder Singh, and Congress leader Nimisha Mehta.


 127.20 LMT of wheat procured; 125.78 LMT lifted

 Chandigarh May 26:Out of the total of 127.20 LMT of wheat procurement from the grain markets across the State, up to May 25 the Government Agencies have purchased 126.62 LMT while the private traders have purchased 57560 MT, informed an official spokesman of the government of Punjab.

He added that more than 125.78LMT of the wheat purchased by the government agencies has been lifted from the mandis and Rs.19, 218.25 crore have been released to the farmers through the commission agents of the state.

 The spokesman further informed that amongst the State procuring agencies, PUNGRAIN has purchased 29.41LMT, MARKFED 27.74 LMT, PUNSUP 24.39 LMT, PSWC 17.18 LMT and Punjab Agro 12.64 LMT. Similarly, FCI has purchased 15.25 LMT of the wheat sold in the mandis of the State.


 Timings of schools unchanged

Education Ministers asked DGP for enquiry

Chandigarh, May 26-The social media message regarding change of school timings, which appears on the name of Education Minister of Punjab, is totally fabricated and false. Spokesperson of the Punjab government said that the timings of schools remain unchanged till further orders.

Education Minister Mr. O.P. Soni asked to Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab for further enquiry of this incident.