PUNJAB PANCHAYATI RAJ INSTITUTIONS BAG 13 NATIONAL AWARDS, RURAL DEVELOPMENT MINISTER TRIPT BAJWA CONGRATULATES

9 Gram Panchayats, 1 Gram Sabha, 2 Block Samities, 1 Zila Parishid to get National Award

  • Union Panchayati Raj Ministry announces Deendayal Upadhyay Panchayat Shastikaran, Nana Ji Deshmukh, Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) and Child Friendly Gram Panchayat awards for the year 2018-19

Chandigarh, June 17: The Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj has announced the Deendayal Upadhyay Panchayat Shastikaran Award, Nana Ji Deshmukh award, Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Award and Child Friendly Gram Panchayat Award for the year 2018-19. These awards are given to the Panchayati Raj Institutions for good performance every year. The Pancahyati Raj Institutions of Punjab have brought laurels to the state by bagging 13 Awards.

The Rural Development Minister, Punjab Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has congratulated the award winning institutes of the state. Mr. Bajwa said that these institutes would be role models for other panchayats and motivate others to follow their path. The Minister said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh the state government is taking concrete steps to strengthen the Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Disclosing this here today the Financial Commissioner of the department Mrs. Seema Jain said that 9 Gram Panchayats, 2 Block Panchayats and 1 Zila Parishad of Punjab have been selected for the national awards. Which include Rs. 50 lakh award for Zilla Parishad - Muktsar and Rs 25 lac awards each for Block Samiti Machhiwara-Block-Machhiwara, District - Ludhiana and Block Samiti Nawanshahr-Block-SBS Nagar, District- SBS Nagar. Apart from this Gram Panchayat Ranshih Kalan-Block-Nihal Singh Wala, District-Moga, Village Bara-Block-Rupnagar, District-Rupnagar, Village Bhadalwad-Block-Dhuri, District-Sangrur, Village Dhakora Kalan-Block-Majri, District SAS Nagar, Village Rurewal-Block-Machhiwara, District-Ludhiana, Village Seechewal-Block-Lohia Khas, District-Jalandhar and Village Tehna-Block-Faridkot, District-Faridkot would be given Rs. 5 to 10 lakhs each.

Punjab State Rural Development Institute's National Awards Nodal Officer Dr. Rozy Vaid said that apart from these awards, the Gram Panchayat for the best performance of the Gram Sabha is awarded the Nana Ji Deshmukh National Gaurav Award. Gram Panchayat - Ransih Kalan - Block - Nihal Singh Wala, District - Moga has been selected for this award with prize money of Rs. 10 lakh

She also informed that the Gram Panchayat Vikas Yojana (GPDP) Award is also given by the Central Government to the Gram Panchayats who have prepared the Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) as per the model guidelines issued by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. The award has been given to Gram Panchayat-Chhina-Block-Dhariwal, District-Gurdaspur for which includes prize money of Rs. 5 lakh.

As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, a Child Friendly Gram Panchayat Award with prize money of Rs. 5 lac is given to one panchayat from each state. This award has been awarded to Gram Panchayat - Asarpur, Block - Sanour, District - Patiala.

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CONGRESS MINISTERS SLAM SUKHBIR BADAL FOR HIS ANTI-PUNJAB STANCE

SAY AKALI DAL EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE TO WEAKEN FEDERAL STRUCTURE

BADALS JUST SAVING THEIR POSITION IN MODI CABINET BY PAWNING RIGHTS OF PUNJAB, SIKHS, FARMERS AND STATES BEFORE BJP

BAJWA, RANDHAWA, KANGAR AND SIDHU ASK SUKHBIR TO TENDER APOLOGY FOR HIS ANTI-FARMERS’ STAND

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 17: Lashing out at Akalis for supporting anti-Punjab, anti-farmers and anti Sikhs decisions being consistently taken by the BJP led Centre Government, Senior Congress Leaders and Cabinet Ministers said that Akalis were equally responsible in throttling the federal structure by the BJP.

Issuing a joint statement here, the Cabinet Ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Gurpreet Singh Kangar, Sukhbinder Singh Sukh Sarkaria and Balbir Singh Sidhu said that the recent three ordinances issued by the Centre were completely against the farmers, which would badly hit the agrarian state of Punjab. They said that by supporting these ordinances, Sukhbir Badal had proved that they pawned their ideology before the BJP for saving the Chair of Harsimrat Kaur Badal in Cabinet of Modi government.

Describing the present Akali leadership as indecisive, coward and inefficient, they said that instead of opposing any anti-Punjab, anti-Farmers and anti-Sikhs decision, Akalis were preferring to keep mum against such decisions of Centre. They asked Sukhbir Badal that being the president of Akali Dal how was he supporting ordinances against the farmers of Punjab since the Akali Dal and Badal Family alway scored their political goals demanding more rights to the states by pretending sympathisers of farmers.

The Ministers also pointed out that with the induction of Harsimrat Kaur Badal in Union Cabinet since last six years, the Akali Dal had surrendered itself before BJP. the formation of Modi led Government in centre They categorically said that this was not the first instance when Akalis supported BJP’s anti-Punjab decision as they had voted in favour of BJP at the time the Union Government brought the anti-minorities CAA besides in case of GST on Langar at religious places including Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar. Apart from these, the Akalis remained mum against the statements of BJP leaders in the issue of abolishing MSP.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and PPCC President Sunil Jakhar strongly opposes the anti-states and anti-farmers ordinances, said the Ministers. While the President of Akali Dal, which represents Sikhs, did not speak over the reports of destruction of Sikhs in Uttar Pradesh by the BJP Government. They said that Akali Dal was also remained a mute spectator at the time of anti-Punjab farmers decisions taken by the Gujarat Government. They said that Punjabis had no grudge against BJP as it was directly a anti-minorities party but the question was why the Akalis not opposed the anti-minorities and anti-punjab decisions, for which they would have to face consequences in future.

They demanded that Sukhbir Badal should tender apology before Punjabis for his stand in favour of anti farmers ordinances. They also lashed out at Harsimrat Kaur Badal for her unwarranted criticism of State Government during COVID-19 instead of bringing central help for state. They reminded Akalis that during the tenure of Dr Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister whenever the then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal went to Delhi to meet the PM, he always came back with project or funds for development. They asked that despite getting grants and projects from Centre, the Badals were criticising the UPA Government but now why the Badals are silent against the discrimination being meted out by the NDA Government with Punjab ?

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Punjab Government constituted a committee to bring qualitative improvement in school education

Chandigarh, June 17-The Punjab Government has constituted a core committee headed by the Director, State Council of Education Research and Training Punjab (SCERT) to expedite the qualitative reforms in the education sector.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the school education department said that on the instructions of the secretary of the school education department Mr. Kirshan Kumar the core committee for the upper primary has been set up to expedite the qualitative changes in the education under the 'Parho Punjab, Praaho Punjab' project.

According to the spokesperson, the committee is to be headed by Director SCERT. Its members includes Mr. Shalinder Singh assistant director training, Mr. Davinder Boha state coordinator ' Parho Punjab, Praaho Punjab' Primary, Mr. Harpreet Singh assistant director cum state project coordinator english / social sciences, Mr. Sunil Behl assistant director cum resource person hindi / punjabi , Mrs. Nirmal Kaur ASPD Math and Quality, Mr. Sunil Bhardwaj state resource person science, Mrs. Vaneet Kad state resource person math, Mr. Sandeep Kumar state resource person english, Mr. Jasveer Singh DM science, Ludhiana, Mr. Sukhwinder Singh DM science, Hoshiarpur, Mr. Chandra Shekhar DM english / social sciences, Jalandhar, Mr. Jaswinder Singh DM math, Jalandhar, Mr. Rajan Libra resource person hidni, Amritsar, Mr. Manjit Puri resource person punjabi, Faridkot, Mr. Karan Sukhija computer faculty G.S.S.S. Sialba, S.A.S. Nagar, Mr. Sanjay Sharma Sanjhi Sikhia, Miss Ketika Narula Sanjhi Sikhia and Miss Vijender State Coordinator 1.