CM REITERATES COMMITMENT FOR RESTORING PRISTINE GLORY OF SAINIK SCHOOL KAPURTHALA

ASKS OFFICERS TO RELEASE FUND FOR SCHOOL BUILDING AND SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS

Chandigarh, June 13:Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that the state government will make strenuous efforts for restoring the pristine glory of the Sainik School Kapurthala.

Chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the school here at his residence on Monday, the Chief Minister said that this premier institute has carved a niche by imparting quality education to the students. He said that this apex institute has produced several stalwarts who have served the country in various capacities especially in the Armed forces. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government is committed for restoring the old glory of the school for which no stone will be left unturned.

The Chief Minister immediately asked the Finance department to issue funds for the renovation of the school building. He said that proper upkeep of the school building along with sprucing up of the infra structure is need of hour to ensure that students gets congenial atmosphere for getting education. Bhagwant Mann also said that budgetary provision will be kept from coming years to ensure regular upkeep of the school.

Likewise, the Chief Minister also asked the officers to release the funds for providing scholarship to the students studying in this prestigious institution. He said that it should be done on priority basis so that students don’t face any hardship in availing the education. Bhagwant Mann assured the school management of fulsome support and cooperation for the functioning of the school.

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BHAGWANT MANN REITERATES HIS GOVERNMENT’S FIRM COMMITMENT TO ENSURE REGULAR POWER SUPPLY FOR PADDY TRANSPLANTATION STARTING FROM JUNE 14 AND JUNE 17

· DIRECTS PSPCL TO ENSURE UNINTERRUPTED 8-HOUR POWER SUPPLY TO FARMERS DURING ONGOING PADDY SEASON

· APPEALS TO FARMERS FOR MAKING JUDICIOUS USE OF WATER IN LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 13:In a bid to ensure seamless sowing of paddy across the state, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday reiterated his government’s firm commitment to provide regular and uninterrupted power supply to the farmers during paddy season from June 14 and June 17.

Pointing out further, Bhagwant Mann said that the state government has taken a conscientious decision to conserve the state’s precious natural resource in terms of groundwater by allowing paddy transplantation in a phased manner across the state from June 10 to June 17. Resultantly, the Chief Minister said that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) had already been directed to ensure minimum eight hours of power supply to farmers during the ongoing paddy season.

Showing deep concern over the fast depleting ground water level, the Chief Minister urged the farmers to make judicious use of water and at the same time cautioned them to desist the unwarranted practice of reckless wastage of water in the larger public interest especially to secure the future of our generations. He emphasized the need to make concerted efforts for saving the state’s most valued natural resource water and sought wholehearted support and cooperation from all the stakeholders to conserve it.

Meanwhile, Bhagwant Mann has already given detailed instructions to PSPCL to make sure that the power supply to other categories of consumers especially the households should not be hampered and get regular power supply during the peak summer season.

It may be mentioned that elaborate arrangements has already been made by PSPCL to meet the expected total demand of 15,000 MW which includes farm sector requirement for paddy, for meeting this demand transmission capacity to import from outside state has been enhanced to 8500 MW as against 7100 MW of last season and the remaining power of 6500 MW is being arranged from its sources within the state.

As per the estimates of State Agriculture department, the farmers are likely to sow paddy over an area of nearly 29 lakh hectares, of which high quality basmati variety of Rice is expected to be sown over an area of 6.50 lakh hectares besides other varieties of paddy on remaining area of 22.80 lakh hectares during the current Kharif season.

To ensure smooth irrigation for paddy cultivation in a staggered manner, the Chief Minister said that first phase transplantation in the areas beyond the fence across international border had already been started from June 10, for which regular power supply has been ensured to farmers. He said that uninterrupted power from June 14 will be ensured in the second phase to 10 districts viz. Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, Kapurthala, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Taran Tarn, Rupnagar and SAS Nagar. Likewise, Bhagwant Mann said that the remaining districts of Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Patiala, Sangrur, Barnala, Malerkotla, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga and Fazilka will also be provided regular power supply for transplantation starting from June 17.

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Punjab Government inks MOU with SIDBI

Chandigarh, June 13:Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is the primary Financial Institution for promoting, developing and financing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector and is the apex regulatory body for overall licensing and regulation of MSME finance companies in India. For the development of MSME ecosystem in the State and to foster entrepreneurship culture, Government of Punjab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SIDBI for a period of three years to launch an umbrella programme ‘Mission Swavalamban’, as part of which, SIDBI would set-up Project Management Unit (PMU) in the State.

Giving details of the programme, Dilip Kumar, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce, Punjab told that the PMU shall work in close coordination with the State Government and SIDBI for meeting identified objectives under the programme and suggest modifications in the existing framework of schemes/ interventions/ initiatives/ projects etc. with the objective of enhancing efficacy and removal of bottlenecks. It will handhold MSME units in the State for their onboarding into digital platforms and work closely with the Government to design/develop need-based schemes/products/interventions for MSMEs and provide technical/consultative support to the State Government for initiatives planned for MSMEs. Moreover, it will also guide banks and other Financial Institutions in launching of innovative cluster and sector specific financial products tailored to the requirements of the local industry thereby enhancing MSMEs access to finance.

This MoU will mark the beginning of new era for the promotion of micro enterprises in rural/unserved areas.

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Victim family gets justice after 27 years courtesy intervention by Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission

Next of Kin of disappeared employee of Canal Department to get family pension from February 1995

Chandigarh, June 13-The intervention by the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has resulted in justice for the victim family of an employee of Canal Department who disappeared 31 years ago. With the strong action by the Commission, decks have been cleared for family pension to the next of Kin from February 1995.

Giving details, Commission Member Gian Chand said that one Modan Singh, R/o Village Toosa in District Ludhiana had complained to the commission on December 7, 2018 that his son Saudagar Singh working as Beldar in the Canal Department disappeared during service. The family carrying out correspondence with the concerned department since 1992 regarding funds and family pension, got some of the amount but not the family pension and the D.C.R.G. amount. So, the victim family approached the commission.

Taking note of the complaint, the Commission wrote to the XEN Ropar (Headworks) and sought information to which the department replied via a letter dated June 10, 2019 that the office had written regarding payment of all dues but the complainant only got a meagre amount and that too sans family pension. The Department has written to the District Treasury Office regarding payment of the pending dues. The commission sought a report from the District Treasury Office which informed that it has already been written to the AG Chandigarh for payment of family pension.

Divulging more, the Commission Member said that the commission sent 10 letters to the office of AG in the aftermath but no reply was received. So, the commission ordered the AG, Punjab to appear in person. Consequently, on February 25, 2022 the Assistant Accounts Officer Pradeep Kumar and Adviser Sunil Kumar Gupta appeared before the commission with the entire record. The Commission thoroughly discussed the case with both the officers who agreed that the complaint is justified. The AG office assured to resolve the matter in 2-4 days.

The Commission Member further said that the AG office on 8th June, 2022 via a letter informed that the family pension would be paid to the next of Kin of the disappeared employee. The AG office has written a letter to the District Treasury Office on May 31, 2022 in this regard.

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Three members of gang who robbed realtor of Rs 1 crore in Dera Bassi held: SSP Vivek Sheel Soni

Rs 68 lakh recovered from accused

SAS Nagar/ Chandigarh, June 13 :Mr. Vivek Sheel Soni, IPS, Senior Superintendent of Police, S.A.S. Nagar said that on 10.06.2022, a property dealer Harjit Nagpal was robbed of Rs 1 crore at gun point. One person was also injured in this incident. Consequently, FIR No 193 dated 10.06.2022 U/S 307,397,120-B IPC and 25 Arms Act was registered at Police Station Dera Bassi. Various police teams under the supervision of Mr. Gurbakshish Singh, DSP (Sub Division Dera Bassi), Mr. Kuljinder Singh, DSP (Investigation), SHO PS Dera Bassi, SHO PS Lalru, SHO PS Handesra and I/C CIA Staff SAS Nagar were deputed to trace the robbery case.

He said that three members of the gang have been arrested and recoveries from them are as follows:

Arrested accused:

1. Ranjodh Singh S/o Pargat Singh R/o Village Jhandian Kallan, Distt. Ferozpur, aged about 33 years, presently residing at Flat No 700, Block D-6 Penta Homes, Zirakpur. Accused has been arrested and he is on 5 days police remand. During Investigation Rs 28 Lacs has been recovered from his house.

2. Maninderjit Singh S/o Kuljit Singh R/o Village- Badala Johal, Distt Amritsar aged about 25 years. Accused has been arrested from Jandiala Guru Amritsar by CIA Staff and SHO PS Handesra. About Rs 40 Lakhs has been recovered from him during investigation.

3. Saurav Sharma S/o Rajveer Singh R/o # 56, Ward No 13 Vishnu Nagar, Gohana aged about 22 Years. The accused arrested on Monday from his house by the teams of SHO PS Dera Bassi and SHO PS Lalru.

Total Recovery: Rs 68 Lakhs in Indian Currency and a Car Honda City Bearing registeration No DL-4CNC-0508

Accused Maninderjit Singh and Sourav Sharma will be produced in the Hon'ble Court and police remand will be obtained. Investigations are on and further revelations are expected.

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Administration committed to hold transparent and fair by-elections: Returning Officer

Letter written to Chief Electoral Officer to take action against Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal TV channel for violating NBSA guidelines

Sangrur/ Chandigarh, June 13:Returning Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Sangrur Mr. Jitendra Jorwal said that the district administration was fully committed to conduct the by-election of Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency in a transparent and fair manner. The Returning Officer said that the instructions issued by the Election Commission of India regarding by-elections are being strictly followed. He said that the election activities of the candidates contesting from Lok Sabha constituency were being monitored continuously so that no one could influence the voters with any illegal means.

Mr. Jitendra Jorwal said that all the political advertisements have been removed from the government buildings on the instructions of the Election Commission and no candidate can place advertisement on private buildings without written permission. He said that election publicity was being allowed only on paid sites at public places.

Mr. Jorwal said that besides monitoring various political activities, the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) has also set up and working 24 hours to keep vigil on news and advertisements of TV channels and newspapers. He said that following the violation of NBSA instructions, a letter has been written to Punjab Chief Electoral Officer to take action against a private TV channel Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal.

The Returning Officer also appealed to the media houses to cover the by-elections responsibly and comply with guidelines of the Election Commission and refrain from engaging in paid news or any activity that could influence the voters.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

13th June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

708551

19697420

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

1698

760771

3

No. of patients discharged

1466

742716

4

Total Deaths reported

10

17756

5

Sample collected on the day

3513

6

Test conducted on the day

6847

7

Positive cases on the day

60

8

Number of active Cases

299

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

7

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

2

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218646

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

10

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117395

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

30

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210369

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

73

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1013202

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

639

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8320135

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

7102

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7352045

24

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

1486

25

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

12574485

26

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

15298

27

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

10045265

28

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

476

29

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

1081023

30

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

1944

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

734822

32

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1054

33

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

587543

34

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose on the day

2454

35

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

307628

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

4682

37

Total Precautionary dose given

685586

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

2136

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

22503

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

24639

On 13th June 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

Nil

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

24

(Amritsar-1, Bathinda-1, Faridkot-1, Ferozepur-2, Jalandhar-1, Ludhiana-5, Pathankot-1, Patiala-3, Ropar-2, SAS Nagar-7)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

1

(SAS Nagar-1)

Patients reported Positive on 13th June 2022 - 60

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

Jalandhar

16

1.53%

16 New Cases

1047 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

15

0.78%

15 New Cases

1917 Samples Tested

SAS Nagar

14

8.00%

14 New Cases

175 Samples Tested

Fazilka

3

6.82%

3 New Cases

44 Samples Tested

Amritsar

2

0.20%

2 New Cases

1017 Samples Tested

Bathinda

2

1.02%

2 New Cases

196 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

2

3.77%

2 New Cases

53 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

2

0.60%

2 New Cases

332 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

1

0.73%

1 New Case

137 Samples Tested

Patiala

1

1.32%

1 New Case

76 Samples Tested

Sangrur

1

1.61%

1 New Case

62 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

1

1.25%

1 New Case

80 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

139 Samples Tested

Faridkot

0

0.00%

Nil

61 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

0

0.00%

Nil

180 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

0

0.00%

Nil

191 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

0 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

0 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

103 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

85 Samples Tested

Pathankot

0

0.00%

Nil

42 Samples Tested

Ropar

0

0.00%

Nil

407 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

503 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

60

0.88%

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Cured

Total Deaths

Total Active Cases

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Ludhiana

243

110019

186

107675

3

2282

62

2

SAS Nagar

488

96177

391

94924

2

1150

103

3

Jalandhar

166

78436

124

76824

1

1579

33

4

Patiala

242

62273

223

60795

0

1457

21

5

Amritsar

94

59491

88

57796

0

1682

13

6

Bathinda

63

50931

56

49834

0

1088

9

7

Hoshiarpur

71

40911

74

39806

0

1096

9

8

Gurdaspur

25

26964

21

26094

1

865

5

9

Pathankot

52

24584

51

24084

0

495

5

10

Fazilka

33

23431

42

22881

0

545

5

11

Muktsar

13

22567

15

22025

0

539

3

12

Kapurthala

41

22076

39

21491

1

583

2

13

Ropar

38

17976

32

17515

0

455

6

14

Ferozepur

21

17920

21

17381

0

537

2

15

Mansa

6

17234

5

16841

1

393

0

16

Faridkot

33

16816

35

16476

0

338

2

17

Sangrur

1

14310

1

13574

0

735

1

18

SBS Nagar

24

13426

26

13014

0

409

3

19

FG Sahib

21

11855

12

11492

0

354

9

20

Moga

9

10997

9

10740

1

255

2

21

Tarn Taran

6

10904

3

10508

0

394

2

22

Barnala

7

7504

12

7155

0

349

0

23

Malerkotla

1

3969

0

3791

0

176

2

Total

1698

760771

1466

742716

10

17756

299


Micro- Containment Zones:

S. No

District

S. No

Micro Containments

Population of the area contained

1

Ludhiana

1

House No. 651/2 Gurdev Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana L4/1/431

Total

1



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