Punjab

MHA inspects work at Kartarpur border, first movement will begin by Nov 11

The movement of people through the Kartarpur Corridor will begin by November 11, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Monday. Speaking after the inspection of the construction site, MHA Additional Secretary Govind Mohan, said there are three works that are part of India's Kartarpur corridor project and work on these was going on at a war footing.

Projects at Sultanpur Lodhi in fast mode, will be completed before Oct 10

Work on all the development projects being executed at Sultanpur Lodhi for the celebrations of 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev has been put on fast pace mode and would be completed before October 10, A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary, Local Government, has informed.

Punjab eases civil services personnel recruitment rules to fill vacant posts

The Punjab government has decided to ease the recruitment rules for qualified civil services personnel in the state through amendments to various relevant legislations, thus paving the way for filling posts that remain vacant due to non-availability of suitable candidates.

Punjab Cabinet approves raising SC Commission head’s age to 72 years

The Council of Ministers on Monday approved raising of the age limit for Chairperson of Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes from 70 to 72 years. An Ordinance will be brought to amend Section 4 (1) of the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes Act, 2004 to bring the change into effect.

Cabinet approves more empowered, high security custom milling policy

The Punjab Cabinet led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday approved the Punjab Custom Milling Policy for Paddy (Kharif 2019-20), with more security provisions, including criminal penalty for diversion of rice.

Dues recovers settlement scheme to revive sick rice units gets Cabinet nod

In a bid to revive sick rice units, the Punjab Council of Ministers on Monday approved a Dues Recovery & Settlement Scheme 2019-20 for the state’s defaulting rice millers, paving the way for the recovery of a significant portion of the Rs 2041.51 crore outstanding against them on various accounts.

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