PUNJAB CM HOLDS ONE TO ONE INTERACTION WITH MLAS TO RESOLVE ISSUES OF THEIR ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES

  • ASKS THEM ORGANIZE SUWIDHA CAMPS WITH HELP OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIONS TO ADDRESS PEOPLE'S GRIEVANCES ON PRIORITY
  • ASSURES THEM TO ENSURE TIMELY COMPLETION OF ONGOING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS BESIDES IMPLEMENTATION OF PRO-PEOPLE INITIATIVES

Chandigarh, October 13:The Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has asked the MLAs to organize Suwidha Camps with the help of District Administrations for quick redressal of the people's grievances in order to instill their confidence in the state governance.

Channi however said that clean, transparent, and corruption free administration is the hall mark of his government and none of any person from the state should feel ignored as far as his/her day to day problems are concerned.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister held one to one detailed interaction with nearly 60 MLAs to get feedback from them regarding the various development and welfare schemes being implemented in their assembly segments during these 2-days brain-storming sessions.

Responding to the various issues raised by the MLAs during these delebrations, the Chief Minister assured them of prompt redressal of their grievances on the priority. He said the completion of ongoing development works besides implementation of welfare schemes in the right earnest to ensure wellbeing of all sections of society especially the people at the grass roots level in a time bound manner. Channi also requested the MLAs to personally supervise the development projects in their respective constituencies to monitor their progress for timely completion.

The Chief Minister also asked the MLAs to review the progress of different welfare schemes within their constituencies so that the benefits of these pro-people initiatives taken by the Government must reach to the last person standing in the row.

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312554 MT Paddy Procured on eleventh day: Ashu

Chandigarh, 13 October:The Government procurement agencies have procured 312554 metric tonnes of paddy in Punjab on eleventh day of procurement of this Kharif Season.

Disclosing this here today, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Punjab Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu said the Government procurement agencies procured total 1645973 MT and 19829 MT paddy procured by private Millers.

He said that 331368.50 MT paddy has been arrived in mandis of state today and so far a total of 1768056.50 metric tonnes of paddy has arrived in the state out of which 1665802 metric tonnes of paddy has been Precoured.

Mr. Ashu said department has cleared 1740.82 Cr. Rupee of farmers.

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RANDHAWA ASSAILS CENTRE'S DECISION TO UNILATERALLY EXTEND BSF JURISDICTION

· TERMS IT AS A DIRECT ONSLAUGHT ON FEDERALISM AND DEMANDS ITS IMMEDIATE ROLL BACK

· SAYS CM NEVER RAISED THIS ISSUE WITH GoI

· WILL MEET PM AND HM SOON TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE

Chandigarh, October 13:Slamming the Centre for the recent amendment in Section 139 of the BSF Act that tantamount to an attack on federalism, the Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa asked the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to immediately withdraw this decision.

In a statement, S. Randhawa, who also holds the portfolio of Home Affairs said this illogical decision was absolutely against the spirit of the raising of border guarding forces, which are required to focus on the international border and act as the first line of defence. He said that policing in the hinterland is not the role of a border guarding force, rather it would weaken the capacity of the Border Security Force in discharging its primary duty of guarding the international border.

The Deputy CM further said that he would soon personally call on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to resolve this issue.

Meanwhile, S. Randhawa categorically said that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has neither raised this issue with Centre nor asked for enhancing the jurisdiction of BSF along with international border.

Emphasizing the need for excellent cooperation between Central and State agencies, S. Randhawa said that such coordination must be enhanced with information sharing for taking prompt action to resist illegal activities. He further said that joint operations against drugs and terrorist modules have been successfully conducted between the BSF and Punjab Police in the past besides mechanisms for information sharing and coordination are already in place. There are no justifiable reasons for unilaterally changing the existing arrangements by the Government of India, except to weaken the State Government and the spirit of federalism, asserted the Deputy CM.

The above notification by the Central Government, without obtaining the concurrence of State Government amounts to encroachment upon the powers and roles of States by the Centre. The Union, State and Concurrent Lists specify the subjects under the domain of the Centre and the States. Police and law & order are subjects under the State List and are looked after by the States. By conferring powers of police officers upon BSF officers without consulting State Governments or obtaining their concurrence, the Central Government is attempting to distort the federal structure of the Constitution, added Deputy CM.

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Punjab Legal Services Authority organized 3511 Legal Literacy Programme besides covering 4490 villages

Endeavour is to reach out to all the villages and towns of the State thrice: District & Sessions Judge Arun Gupta

Chandigarh, October 13:Punjab State Legal Services Authority SAS Nagar Member Secretary-cum-District & Sessions Judge Mr. Arun Gupta today informed that state legal services authority has so far covered 4490 villages of the state for sensitizing people about their legal rights and services.

In a press communiqué issued here, he said that the state authority in association with all the District Legal Services Authorities and other departments of state government have been putting all endeavour in reaching out to each and every village and town. "We have organized 3511 Legal Literacy Programmes all over the State through various DLSAS so far, besides covering a total of 4490 villages", he added.

Mr. Arun Gupta said that in the 75th year of independence and 25th year of Legal Aid Movement, a Nationwide Campaign "PAN India Awareness and Outreach Programme-Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav-2nd October to 14th November 2021" has been launched by the National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi. Under the visionary leadership of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ajay Tewari, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, this Mass Awareness Drive has been initiated throughout the State of Punjab by the Punjab State Legal Services Authority.

He said that the endeavour is to reach out to all the villages and towns of the State thrice, in addition to door to door campaigning so that the footprints of existence of legal services could be left in each village and town. Under this state level campaign, the masses are to be made aware about the concept of Free Legal Aid and procedure for availing free legal services. Under Section 12 of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, a woman, child, any person in custody, specially abled persons, SC/ST and any person having annual income of Rs. 3.00 lacs can avail the benefit of an advocate to be paid by the Authority. The services can be availed in all Courts, Commissions and Tribunals.

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Interests of missionary Colleges to be safeguarded: Pargat Singh

• Higher Education Minister assures management of private aided colleges regarding solution to reasonable administrative and financial demands

Chandigarh, October 13:

Colleges started with the goal of missionary education have been instrumental in giving impetus to higher education in the state. The interests of the private aided colleges which have been providing services in this field for a long time will be fully protected.

It was stated by the Higher Education and Languages Minister Pargat Singh during a meeting with the Federation of Managements of Non-Government Aided Colleges here at Punjab Bhawan today.

On the occasion, Pargat Singh said that in the field of education there was a huge contribution of government institutions as well as many missionary educational institutes from where the youth of the state have made great strides by getting higher education. Many of these institutions are more than a century old and the state government is committed to protect the interests of these institutions. Most of the demands made in the meeting of the Federation were related to administrative and financial matters regarding which thexMinister assured that all the reasonable demands would be addressed by adopting a positive attitude towards it.

Divulging further, the Minister said that a committee of academic experts would be constituted to run and lead the higher education department which would include representatives from all stakeholders.

Similarly on the demand of uniformity of schedule of admissions and examinations as well as syllabus in the colleges of different universities of the state, the Higher Education Minister said that in this regard a meeting would be held with the Vice Chancellors of all the universities to find a common solution.

During the meeting the representatives of Federation lauded the approach adopted by the Higher Education Minister to address the demands of the private aided colleges. The meeting was attended by Federation President Rajindermohan Singh Chhina, Vice President Ramesh Kumar Kaura, Secretary Agnish Dhillon, Advisor Ravinder Joshi, Finance Secretary Rakesh Dhir, Khalsa College Amritsar Principal Dr. Mehal Singh and Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar Principal Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra.

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RAJA WARRING DIRECTS TO WORK AND OPEN ALL 32 DRIVING TEST TRACKS ON SATURDAY TO CLEAR PENDENCY

DRIVING LICENSES TO BE ISSUED ON SATURDAY TOO

DELAY IN ISSUING DRIVING LICENSES WON'T BE TOLERATED: RAJA WARRING TO AUTHORITIES AFTER RECEIVING PLAINTS ON PERSONAL WHATSAPP

Extends time limit of 30 days for completing process of driving license to 45 days

Centralized company issuing smart driving licenses will be penalized for delay

Directs to extend 7 days time limit for obtaining licenses from post offices to 15 days

Called up complainants after resolving their problems

Maiden 'Pendency Fair' to be held at Sri Muktsar Sahib to settle pending cases

Orders Principal Secretary to pass instructions to DCs for conducting one day 'Pendency Mela' at districts

Chandigarh, October 13:Taking up the complaints regarding delay in delivery of driving licenses, registration certificates and high security number plates received on personal WhatsApp number, Punjab Transport Minister Mr. Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, on Wednesday issued strict instructions to authorities concerned for further speeding up the process.

Presiding over a meeting at his office at Punjab Civil Secretariat, Raja Warring directed the officials of the department to work on Saturday and open all the 32 driving test tracks till the pending cases of driving licenses are settled. He instructed to extend time limit of 30 days for completing the process of driving license for applicants to 45 days so that they can avail more days for choosing place and date of their choice. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Mr. K. Siva Prasad, Additional State Transport Commissioner Mr. Amarbir Singh Sidhu, Deputy State Transport Commissioner Mr. Manjeet Singh, Technical Director NIC Mr. Tarminder Singh, Zonal Head of Smart Chip Company Mr. Amarpal Singh, Mr. Bhanu Sahaye Kalia, Manager, Postal Division, General Post Office and other officers of the department.

Instructing the officers of Chandigarh-based centralized company "Smart Chip", which provides smart driving licenses, to meet the deadline of three days, Raja Warring asked the officers of the transports department to impose penalty on the company in case of delay in issuing driving licenses.

Similarly, the Transport Minister asked the postal authorities to explore modalities to increase time of receiving licenses by the people from the post offices from 7 to 15 days, adding that there will be a significant reduction in complaints.

The Transport Minister, after resolving the complaints received on WhatsApp number, called up Jagbir Singh of Issru village of district Ludhiana and Avinash Goyal of Budhlada in district Mansa and informed them the status of their registration certificates. He again appealed to the people of the state to share complaints or suggestions on his personal WhatsApp number 94784-54701.

Suggesting 'Pendency Fairs' at the district level for the settlement of pending matters related to transport department, Raja Warring asked the Principal Secretary Mr. K. Siva Prasad to conduct maiden "Pendency Mela" in district Sri Muktsar Sahib, besides passing necessary instructions to the Deputy Commissioners for organizing one day “Pendency Mela” across the state.

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• Punjab State Food Commission seeks detailed report on non-release of cooking cost of mid-day meal

Chandigarh, October 13: Taking cognisance of the news-report published in an English daily wherein it was mentioned that Government School Heads in Muktsar have urged State Education Department officials to release cooking cost for the mid-day meals being served to students from Class I-VIII otherwise they would not be able to continue the serving of mid-day-meals from next week, the Punjab State Food Commission has sought a detailed report from the Secretary School Education Department Punjab and Additional Deputy Commissioner (D)-cum-DGRO, Muktsar.

The Commission has sought factual verification as to funds for cooking cost have not been released for the last two months in Muktsar or not. If funds have not been released then reasons for the same and the steps taken so far to release the funds have to be furnished. Besides, Department of School Education Punjab has been asked if this problem is specific to Muktsar or exists throughout the State. The Commission has also asked that earlier in the past who paid cooking costs.

The Commission has sought sought reply positively within a fortnight.

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Punjab VB asks public to use toll free number, email, Whatsapp for corruption complaints

• Dishonest public servants to be dealt with seriously : LK Yadav

• Says, will not be tolerate corruption at any cost : VB Chief

Chandigarh, October 13 : With the sole aim of ending corruption in the State Government offices, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Wednesday gave a clarion call to the people of Punjab as well as honest officials to co-operate with Bureau by providing information or filing complaints regarding corruption/bribery by the public servants on its toll free number 1800-1800-1000, or Whatsapp number or email.

Disclosing this Chief Director-cum-ADGP Vigilance Bureau Mr L.K. Yadav said that corruption by public servants would not be tolerated at any cost as the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Mr Charanjeet Singh Channi was to provide corruption free governance in the state which would be implemented with letter and spirit.

Making an earnest public appeal VB Chief informed that the toll free number would be operational at the headquarters of Bureau for 24x7. In addition to this, anyone could send information, video or text message anytime on Whatsapp number 90410-89685 or at email complaint2vb@punjab.gov.in to the VB.

“Anyone can use this toll free number, email or Whatsapp number to register complaint against any public servant demanding illegal gratification in cash or kind for performing any legitimate official work, public servant misusing official position, misappropriating Government funds and causing loss to the State exchequer, any financial irregularity or embezzlement noticed in ongoing development project, and substandard material being used in project of any State Government department,” said Yadav.

VB Chief further added that any public servant with clean hands could also use the above mentioned contact numbers or email to lodge complaints or inform the Bureau against any VB official indulging in any dishonesty or misusing his/her official position etc. The Bureau would initiate action against the accused if proved after thoroughly probing into such complaints adding he said the guilty would be dealt with seriously. He assured that in case the complaint so desired his/her identity would be kept secret.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

13th October 2021 (05:00 PM)

Details of Samples, Cases and Vaccination:-

1

Total Samples taken

*14902458

2

Sample collected on the day

32690

3

Test conducted on the day

32058

4

Total No. of patients tested Positive

601938

5

No. of patients discharged

223

6

Number of active Cases

585183

7

Total Deaths reported

16532

8

No. of Patients on oxygen support

16

9

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

6

10

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

1

11

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

0

12

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

216124

13

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1

14

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1151403

15

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

9

16

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

135570

17

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

136

18

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

326623

19

COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

1

20

COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

145

21

Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

1367527

22

Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

462193

23

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

13044

24

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

5972670

25

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

11592

26

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

2772548

27

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

28434

28

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

7842204

29

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

21143

30

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

2465006

31

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

41479

32

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

32880

33

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

74359

*1 sample added after reconciliation of data.

On 13th October 2021

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

2

(Jalandhar-2)

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

16

(Faridkot-1, Fazilka-4, Ferozepur-1, Gurdaspur-1, Hoshiarpur-2, Jalandhar-2, Ludhiana-1, Patiala-2, Sangrur-1, SBS Nagar-1)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

Nil

Patients reported Positive on 13th October 2021- 28

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case Details

Remarks

Pathankot

5

0.36%

5 New Cases

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Bathinda

4

0.47%

4 New Cases

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Jalandhar

4

0.18%

4 New Cases

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SAS Nagar

4

0.23%

4 New Cases

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Ludhiana

2

0.05%

2 New Case (ILI)

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Amritsar

1

0.05%

1 New Case

----------

Barnala

1

0.22%

1 New Case

----------

Fazilka

1

0.31%

1 New Case

----------

Ferozepur

1

0.16%

1 New Case

----------

FG Sahib

1

0.09%

1 New Case

----------

Hoshiarpur

1

0.06%

1 New Case

----------

Kapurthala

1

0.09%

1 New Case

----------

Ropar

1

0.10%

1 New Case

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SBS Nagar

1

0.09%

1 New Case

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Faridkot

0

0.00%

Nil

937 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

0

0.00%

Nil

4101 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

547 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

613 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

1490 Samples Tested

Patiala

0

0.00%

Nil

1710 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

1296 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

1208 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

28

0.09%

Cumulative Cases:-

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Active Cases

Total Cured

Deaths

1

Ludhiana

87563

19

85441

2103

2

SAS Nagar

68765

19

67678

1068

3

Jalandhar

63345

18

61832

1495

4

Patiala

48901

9

47535

1357

5

Amritsar

47333

4

45734

1595

6

Bathinda

41702

12

40649

1041

7

Hoshiarpur

30794

12

29800

982

8

Gurdaspur

22373

12

21561

800

9

Fazilka

20257

17

19713

527

10

Muktsar

18780

7

18250

523

11

Pathankot

18779

34

18326

419

12

Kapurthala

17842

8

17279

555

13

Sangrur

15754

4

14875

875

14

Mansa

15602

2

15225

375

15

Ferozepur

14325

4

13818

503

16

Faridkot

13909

8

13587

314

17

Ropar

12932

6

12503

423

18

SBS Nagar

11465

3

11074

388

19

FG Sahib

8871

4

8535

332

20

Moga

8665

4

8428

233

21

Tarn Taran

8036

4

7652

380

22

Barnala

5945

13

5688

244

Total

601938

223

585183

16532

*Repeat cases deleted from (Jalandhar-2, Patiala-1, SBS Nagar-1)

* 1 Death added after reconciliation of data in Patiala.

Containment Zones

  1. S.

No

District

S.No.

Containments

Total population of the area contained

1

Fazilka

1

Village Chahlan wali Block Dabwali kallan

137

137

Punjab Total

1

137

Micro Containment Zones

S. No

District

S. No

Micro Containments

Population of the area contained

1

Ludhiana

1

125 -A RAJGURU NAGAR, LUDHIANA

300

300

Total

1

300

Mucormycosis Status

1

On the day New Cases

02

2

On the day New Deaths

NIL

3

On the day Cured

02

4

Total Cases reported till date

691

4.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

618

4.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

73

5

Cases Under Treatment

100

5.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

92

5.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

8

6

Total Cases Cured till date

480

6.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

425

6.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

55

7

Total Deaths reported till date

52

7.1 Total deaths belonging to Punjab

46

7.2 Total deaths belonging to other States

6

8

LAMA Cases

59

8.1 Total LAMA cases belonging to Punjab

55

8.2 Total LAMA cases belonging to other States

4

Name of District

No. of cases reported on the day

No. of deaths reported on the day

Total cases reported till date

Total deaths reported till date

Total Cases Under Treatment

Total cases cured till date

AMRITSAR

0

0

64

4

15

45

BARNALA

0

0

14

4

6

BATHINDA

1

0

56

4

5

42

FARIDKOT

0

0

15

1

1

11

FATEHGARH SAHIB

0

0

9

1

1

7

FAZILKA

0

0

16

2

1

10

FIROZEPUR

0

0

17

1

2

12

GURDASPUR

0

0

29

3

8

16

HOSHIARPUR

0

0

25

1

3

21

JALANDHAR

0

0

56

6

8

40

KAPURTHALA

0

0

13

2

2

9

LUDHIANA

0

0

112

8

16

72

MANSA

0

0

29

0

2

25

MOGA

1

0

12

0

3

7

PATHANKOT

0

0

6

1

4

PATIALA

0

0

33

2

4

24

RUPNAGAR (Ropar)

0

0

1

0

1

S.A.S Nagar

0

0

13

0

4

9

SANGRUR

0

0

33

1

7

21

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)

0

0

9

1

1

7

SRI MUKTSAR SAHIB

0

0

37

2

5

23

Tarn Taran

0

0

19

2

4

13

Other States

0

0

73

6

8

55

Grand Total

2

0

691

52

100

480

Details of Cases belonging to other States:-

Row Labels

Number of Patients

Deaths

AMBALA

4

1

BHIWANI

1

BIKANER

1

CENTRAL

1

1

CHANDIGARH

5

DEHRADUN

2

FARIDABAD

1

FATEHABAD

5

GANGANAGAR

1

GAUTAM BUDDHA NAGAR

1

HANUMANGARH

1

HISAR

1

JAIPUR

1

JAMMU

10

JIND

1

KAITHAL

3

KARNAL

4

KATHUA

3

KURUKSHETRA

2

MANDI

1

MEERUT

1

NANDED

1

NEW DELHI

2

1

PANCHKULA

1

SAHARANPUR

2

SHAHJAHANPUR

2

SIRMAUR

1

SIRSA

12

2

SONIPAT

1

1

WEST

1

Grand Total

73

6

Patients in Government & Private Institutions:-

    • Government Institutions-179
    • Private Institutions- 512