Punjab Government

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  • Loan waiver a costly deal for Punjab banks

    Loan waiver a costly deal for Punjab banks

    Punjab government promise for farm loan waiver is apparently costing banks in the state dear as their non-performing assets (NPAs) under agriculture sector have increased by `603 crore during the last quarter. As  per the latest figures with the State......

    November 19, 2017
  • Punjab: Terminally ill jail inmates to get early release

    Punjab: Terminally ill jail inmates to get early release

    The Punjab government has decided to amend its Premature Release Policy to allow early release of mentally incapacitated or terminally ill life convicts, in line with the directives of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The state Cabinet, at its......

    November 18, 2017
  • No secret pact with Haryana on SYL, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    No secret pact with Haryana on SYL, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    With Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) alleging Punjab government's secret pact with Haryana over the contentious issue of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said there was no question of reaching any deal on the issue.......

    November 16, 2017
  • Pollution effect: All schools in Punjab to remain closed for 3 days

    Pollution effect: All schools in Punjab to remain closed for 3 days

    The Punjab government on Wednesday ordered closure of all government, private, aided and recognised schools throughout the state for three days owing to accidents taking place due to dense fog and inclement weather. "The schools would remain shut from November......

    November 8, 2017
  • Punjab finds over 2.75 lakh social security pensioners fake, absent or dead

    Punjab finds over 2.75 lakh social security pensioners fake, absent or dead

    Over eighty-two thousand ineligible persons were enjoying benefits of the Punjab government's  social security pension scheme. Even more, 1.93 lakh beneficiaries were found to be dead, absent or have given a wrong address. The verification of all 18.62 lakh beneficiaries......

    October 25, 2017
  • Punjab govt assures to meet the demand of fertilizers

    Punjab govt assures to meet the demand of fertilizers

    The Punjab government on Monday assured the smooth supply of fertilizers in the co-operative societies for the current rabi season. An official spokesperson said, the move is being taken to ensure that the farmers of the state should not face......

    October 23, 2017
  • Green tribunal lists tasks for Punjab government

    Green tribunal lists tasks for Punjab government

    Contrary to its claim to take over 30 incentivised farmers before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Punjab government could only present 12 of them on Friday. The NGT has asked the Punjab government to come up with a list of......

    October 13, 2017
  • Stubble Burning: AAP blames it on State and Centre govts

    Stubble Burning: AAP blames it on State and Centre govts

    Blaming the State and Centre governments for burning of paddy stubble by farmers, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said unnecessary burden is being put on already indebted farmers with the attempt to make them manage crop residue scientifically. In a Press......

    October 10, 2017
  • Punjab govt to introduce e-auction for sale of properties

    Punjab govt to introduce e-auction for sale of properties

    In a first, the Punjab government has introduced e-auction for sale of property to ensure transparency. The new initiative will replace the manual auction being held for past many years. To go ahead with the e-auction, the department of Housing......

    September 14, 2017
  • Bharti Foundation to build 50,000 toilets in Amritsar

    Bharti Foundation to build 50,000 toilets in Amritsar

    Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Punjab government to jointly provide over 50,000 toilets for rural households in Amritsar district. The MoU was signed on Wednesday by the Foundation......

    September 14, 2017
  • 'Apni Gadi Apna Rozgar' relief for govt amid criticism

    'Apni Gadi Apna Rozgar' relief for govt amid criticism

    With the launch of 'Apni Gadi Apna Rozgar' (My vehicle, my employment) Punjab government has apparently got a dose of 'positivism' amid opposition's attack on complete farm loan waiver and free education for girls. The state government one of the......

    July 26, 2017
  • Coming soon: Online leave application for Punjab teachers

    Coming soon: Online leave application for Punjab teachers

    The Punjab government school teachers can soon apply  for leave on an online portal which being developed by the education department to provide easy, hassle free and transparent services to its employees. The portal would be helpful in enabling the......

    July 11, 2017
  • Punjab's degree regulators toothless tigers

    Punjab's degree regulators toothless tigers

    Despite a large number of cases related to false, fabricated and unapproved Class XII and diploma certificates in past one year, the various Councils set up by the Punjab government have failed to take any action in the absence of......

    July 9, 2017