The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Ludhiana Metro Rail Project has been approved by the Punjab Cabinet and a nod has been given for its execution in the Public Private Partnership or Build Operate Transfer model.
A decision on the report prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Among other things, the government approved to set up the Punjab State Commission for NRIs in the city which is expected to safeguard their interests and recommend remedial measures to the state government.An approval was given to the draft policy for ‘premature release of life convicts’ under Article 161 of the Constitution of India and Section 432, 433 and 433-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, 1973, a spokesman said.
Approval to amend the Punjab Police Rules, 1934, that would enable the appointment of Sub-Inspectors directly upto 50 percent of vacancies for the post, out of which 3 percent of posts would be filled by outstanding sports persons recruited as per the department policy.
Three percent posts reserved for promotion of disabled employees, on the same pattern as the benefit of three percent reservation, would be kept.
A nod was given to convert the Punjab Tax on Entry of Goods into Local Areas Ordinance, 2011 (Punjab ordinance No 5 of 2011) into an Act in the forthcoming session of the Vidhan Sabha.
Apart from these, the Cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval for the allotment of unsold licensing units under Excise Policy 2011-12 after reducing its license fee.
Ex-post facto approval to rescind the Notification in pursuance of the provisions of Section 3-A of the Punjab Tax on Entry of Goods into Local Areas Act, 2000 (Punjab Act No 9 of 2000) to abolish entry tax on imported sugar in the state was also given.
The Cabinet gave its consent to implement the Resource Description Framework (RDF) document which is expected to enhance capacity building of officers and ensure responsive, accountable and transparent administration.
14 posts of District Judges would be created along with supporting staff for the establishment of 14 Family Courts in addition to the already approved courts at Amritsar and Ludhiana.
Go ahead was given for the recruitment of 110 Judges for Subordinate Judicial Services during the current financial year.
Question papers for the written test would be conducted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court while the entire exercise, from inviting applications for the posts to conducting interviews and declaration of results would be undertaken by the Punjab Public Services Commission, the spokesman said.
The Cabinet also accorded ex-post facto approval to open private veterinary colleges with the intake capacity of 60 seats subject to the fulfillment of the necessary prescribed conditions laid down by the Veterinary Council of India and Guru Angand Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.
The recruitment of 95 personnel on contract basis in the department of disaster management was also approved.