REPAIR OF DAMAGED LINK ROADS WILL BE COMPLETED BY END OF FY 2020-21, PUNJAB CM ASSURES HOUSE

Chandigarh, March 2: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured the House that work on repair of damaged link roads was moving on fast track and would be completed within the next one year to ensure a smooth ride through the state.

Responding to a question in the Vidhan Sabha on the second day of the Budget Session, the Chief Minister said that repair work on 34977 kilometers of the total of 64878 kms of the state’s link roads would be completed by the end of April for a total sanctioned cost of Rs 4112 crore. The project to repair another 6162 kms of link roads had also been initiated and would be completed in the next financial year, he disclosed. In addition, 17600 kilometer link roads had been sanctioned for repairing the potholes at a cost of Rs.82.00 crore.

As of now, recarpeting was being done only on roads last repaired prior to March 2014, the Chief Minister informed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Rupinder Kaur Ruby, who raised a question on recarpeting of village Teona to village Baho Sivian link road in Bathinda. This specific stretch of 3.50 Kilometer was previously repaired in June 2016 and its recarpeting would now take place in the next phase of the programme, after the recarpeting of pre-2014 repaired roads is completed, he added.

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Education department releases grant of Rs 23.65 crore released for skill labs in 379 government schools

Labs of nine trades under National Skill Qualification Framework to be set up

Chandigarh, March 2- As part of the series of initiatives are being taken by the Punjab Government to impart vocational education to the students in the government schools, Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said that an amount of Rs.23.65 crore has been released for setting up the skill labs in 379 government schools.

Divulging the details, the Education Minister said that under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), nine trades of vocational education are being imparted in the government schools of Punjab. He said that these trades include Security, Retail, Apparel, Construction, IT, Beauty and Wellness, Physical Education, Healthcare, Travel and Tourism.

He said that with the establishment of these labs in 379 schools under NSQF, it will become easier for the students to do practical work on these vocational subjects.

Singla said that the unit price for setting up of each trade lab has also been fixed including Rs two lakhs for Physical Education, Retail and Travel and Tourism, Rs 2.25 lakhs for Security, Rs. 2.5 lakhs for Apparel and Construction, Beauty and Wellness respectively and Rs 3 lakh for IT / ITES and Rs 5 lakh for health care.

He mentioned that funds worth Rs 197.25 lakh for Amritsar, Rs 62.25 lakh for Barnala, Rs 161.75 lakh for Bathinda, Rs 57.75 lakh for Faridkot, Rs 27.75 lakh for Fatehgarh Sahib, Rs 94.5 lakh for Fazilka, Rs 101.25 lakh for Ferozepur, Rs 230 lakh for Gurdaspur, Rs 90 lakh for Hoshiarpur, Rs 159.5 lakh for Jalandhar, Rs 47.75 lakh for Kapurthala, Rs 146.75 lakh for Ludhiana, Rs 83.75 lakh for Mansa, Rs 94 lakh for Moga, Rs 37 lakh for SAS Nagar, Rs 177 lakh for Sri Muktsar Sahib, Rs 71.25 lakh for SBS Nagar, Rs 58.25 lakh for Pathankot, Rs 213 lakh for Patiala, Rs 72.25 lakh for Rupnagar, Rs 93.5 lakh for Sangrur and Rs 89 lakh for Tarn Taran district, have been released.

He said that instructions have been issued for setting up of these labs, the funds must be utilized within a month by forming a six-member committee.

He said that the committee should consist of the school head, chairman of the school management committee, two members of the school management committee including a female member, a concerned vocational trainer and another senior teacher. The committee will procure all the goods as per the specified specifications, he added.

The Minister further cleared that no advance payment should be made to any firm and the entire record should be maintained. If the goods are found to be of inferior quality or are not procured as per the specifications, the sole responsibility will be of the school head. He said that the entire accessories of IT trade and computers must be insured and must have AMC.

He stated that the Sector Skill Council would conduct a practical assessment of the students of the schools where NSQF lab has been established and now Punjab has achieved the target of setting up labs in 955 schools teaching NSQF subjects.

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Now NRIs can directly lodge complaints to NRI Commission; Rana Sodhi launches dedicated website
• Complaints be lodged from any country with requisite documents, which would be settled in a time bound manner

• Complainant will be given a unique number for further information or future action

Chandigarh, March 2:The Punjab Government has launched a website to deal with the matters related to family, property and other issues of Non-Resident Indians. The website of the Punjab State NRI Commission www.nricommissionpunjab.com<http://www.nricommissionpunjab.com/> was today, launched by NRI Affairs, Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi during a brief ceremony in the Commission's office at Punjab Civil Secretariat-2.
Rana Sodhi said that to deal with the cases of NRIs such as immigration, nationality, matrimony, inter parental child removal, spousal maintenance, division of matrimonial property, inter country adoptions, succession and inheritance, illegal migration, poor job conditions, tenancy of Indian property and surrogacy arrangements, the Punjab State Commission for NRIs was constituted in 2011 but due to lack of information related with the issues of NRIs, communication and exchange of required documents in the case, it was difficult to resolve the issue immediately. Hence, to bridge the gap this website has been launched.
The NRI Affairs Minister said, through this portal, NRIs residing in any country would be able to register their grievances along with some important documents, adding that the complainant would have to register his complaint on the website as per the checklist related to the issue. Once the complaint is registered, the complainant will be given a unique number for further information or future course of action.
Elaborating further, the Chairman of the Commission Justice (Retd.) Shekhar Kumar Dhawan said that the complainant should be a native of Punjab or an occurrence in complaint should be Punjab-related. The complaint can be filed in either Punjabi, Hindi or English, he added.
However, Justice Dhawan said that the complete detail of the required documents for various types of cases has been uploaded on the website and the complainant has been given step-by-step instructions for uploading his complaint and filing documents. He said that NRIs would also be able to download a copy of the decision on any issue from the website.
Meanwhile, Rana Sodhi also handed over the keys of two new rooms for the members of the commission. On this occasion, NRI Affairs Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Kirpa Shankar Saroj, ADGP (NRIs) A.S. Rai, Commission members Mr. M.P. Singh (IAS Retd.), Mr. H.S. Dhillon (IPS Retd.), Mr. Gurjit Singh Lehal and Mr. Savinder Singh Sidhu were also present.
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Aruna Chaudhary orders to fill vacant posts of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers
Chandigarh, March 2:Accepting the long pending demand of Anganwadi Workers' Unions, Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary today ordered to fill vacant posts of Workers and Helpers as soon as possible. District Program Officers (DPOs) have already been instructed to fill the posts.
During a meeting with Anganwadi Workers Unions here at her office in Punjab Civil Secretariat, Mrs. Chaudhary directed the officials to fill the vacant posts of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers rapidly. She also apprised that legitimate demands related to other departments would also be raised with due course and resolved amicably. She specifically said that she will take up the matter with the Finance Minister personally to early resolve the demands pertaining to the Finance Department.
Ensuring to take up the matter to enroll 3 to 6 years old children in Anganwadi Centers, she said that this matter would be taken up with the School Education Minister. She also appealed to the union representatives to celebrate women day with passion and vigor. Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included; Director-cum-Special Secretary Mr. Vipul Ujwal, Joint Secretary Mrs. Vimmi Bhullar, Deputy Director Mrs. Rupinder Kaur and representatives of Anganwadi workers Unions Mrs.Hargobind Kaur, Mrs. Usha Rani, Mrs. Subhash Rani, Mrs. Shinderpal Kaur and Mrs. Saroj Chhapriwala.
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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab Media Bulletin-COVID-19

02nd March 2021 (05:00 PM)

1. Details of Samples and Cases: -

1

Total Samples taken

5041833

2

Sample collected on the day

28716

3

Test conducted on the day

19968

4

Total No. of patients tested Positive

183538

5

No. of patients discharged

172480

6

Number of active Cases

5198

7

No. of Patients on oxygen support

113

8

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

09

9

Total Deaths reported

5860

10

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1304

11

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

90680

12

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

3421

13

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

74026

14

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

1481

15

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

40113

16

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

40

17

COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day (Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

4725

17

COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day (Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

1581

18

Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

164706

19

Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

40153

20

60+ Population and 45+ with co-morbidities Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

2769

21

Total 60+ Population and 45+ with co-morbidities Vaccinated with 1st dose

3838

On 02nd March 2021

1.

Number of New patients on oxygen support

NIL

2.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

06

(Ludhiana-2, Patiala-4)

3.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

NIL

4.

Number of New patients discharged

374

(Ludhiana-49, Jalandhar-39,Patiala-39,SAS Nagar-18, Amritsar-35, Gurdaspur-14, Bathinda-6,

Hoshiarpur-19, Ferozepur-6, Pathankot-2, Sangrur-1, Kapurthala-44, Fazilka-1, Moga-28, FG Sahib-3,Tarn Taran-4, SBS Nagar-66)

5.

Number of New deaths reported

10

(Amritsar-3, Gurdaspur-2, Jalandhar-2, SAS Nagar-1, Patiala-1, Ropar-1)

Patients reported Positive on 02nd March 2021-730

District

Number of Cases

Source of Infection outside Punjab

Local Cases

Remarks

Ludhiana

115

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20 Contact of Positive Case, 25 New Cases (OPD), 53 New Cases (ILI), 1 New Case (ANC), 16 New Cases

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Jalandhar

60

----------

60 New Cases

----------

Patiala

91

----------

22 Contact of Positive Case, 69 New Cases

----------

SAS Nagar

48

----------

13 New Cases (ILI), 35 New Cases

----------

Amritsar

52

----------

3 New Cases (ILI), 6 Contact of Positive Case, 43 New Cases

----------

Gurdaspur

19

----------

4 Contacts of Positive Case, 1 New Case (ILI), 14 New Cases

----------

Bathinda

8

----------

8 New Cases

----------


Hoshiarpur

67

----------

18 Contact of Positive Case, 15 New Cases (ILI), 34 New Cases

----------

Ferozepur

2

----------

2 New Cases

----------

Pathankot

9

----------

9 New Cases

----------

Sangrur

18

----------

6 New Cases (ILI), 7 Contact of Positive Case, 1 New Case (ANC), 1 New Case (FLW), 1

New Case (Pre-operative), 2 New Cases

----------

Kapurthala

64

----------

4 Contact of Positive Case, 11 New Cases (ILI), 49 New Cases

----------

Faridkot

9

----------

9 New Cases

----------

Muktsar

2

----------

2 New Cases (OPD)

----------

Fazilka

1

----------

1 New Case (OPD)

----------

Moga

15

----------

15 New Cases

----------

Ropar

6

----------

6 New Case

----------

FG Sahib

3

----------

2 New Cases (OPD), 1 New Case (ILI)

----------

Barnala

1

----------

1 New Case

----------

Tarn Taran

27

----------

27 New Cases

----------

SBS Nagar

113

----------

3 Contact of Positive Case, 18 New Cases (ILI), 2 New Cases (FLW), 90 New Cases

----------

Mansa

----------

----------

----------

----------

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Active Cases

Total Cured

Deaths

1.

Ludhiana

27295

630

25635

1030

2.

Jalandhar

21799

549

20543

707

3.

Patiala

17263

464

16282

517

4.

SAS Nagar

20423

665

19372

386

5.

Amritsar

15831

503

14728

600

6.

Gurdaspur

8495

144

8064

287

7.

Bathinda

9782

114

9437

231

8.

Hoshiarpur

8891

412

8105

374

9.

Ferozepur

4652

30

4470

152

10.

Pathankot

5935

33

5737

165

11.

Sangrur

4616

101

4306

209

12.

Kapurthala

5760

405

5143

212

13.

Faridkot

4157

39

4035

83

14.

Muktsar

3937

27

3812

98

15.

Fazilka

3949

21

3855

73

16.

Moga

2913

47

2771

95

17.

Ropar

3695

90

3429

176

18.

FG Sahib

2749

57

2579

113

19.

Barnala

2360

23

2270

67

20.

Tarn Taran

2275

87

2076

112

21.

SBS Nagar

4256

743

3395

118

22.

Mansa

2505

14

2436

55

Total

183538

5198

172480

5860

*From Fazilka 1 repeat case entry deleted

Micro Containment Zones:-

s.no

District

s.no.

Micro containments

Total population of the area contained

1

Amritsar

1

Maqbool Road House No. 24 (Basant Avenue)

40

2

Batala Road, Near

Dhaliwal Hospital (Kangra Colony)

20

3

Dayanand Nagar

(Basant Avenue)

90

150

2

Jalandhar

1

B.S.F. Campus

54

54

3

Ludhiana

1

AGAR NAGAR, BLOCK-A,

LUDHIANA

1920

2

2223 PHASE-1

DUGRI LUDHIANA

476

3

451 PHASE - 1

DUGRI LUDHIANA

436

4

VILL- MANKI, SAMRALA, LUDHIANA

3340

6172

4

SBS nagar

1

saloh

1165


2

Niana Bet

53

3

Moh. Vikas Nagar

63

1281

5

Ferozepur

1

FERO KE BLOCK KASSOANA

180

2

Friend Enclave Zira

25

205

GRAND TOTAL

13

7862