New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday announced the approval of 26,454 recruitments in various departments of the state government as well as the one MLA-one pension rule.
The decisions were announced after a meeting of the state cabinet that took place earlier today.
Taking to Twitter, CM Bhagwant Mann announced several decisions taken by the cabinet which include approval of 26,454 recruitments, one MLA-one pension, the door-to-door ration delivery scheme, compensation of Rs 41.8 crore for soft crops failure in Sri Muktsar Sahib, and extension of time for depositing fees for small transporters.
With this announcement, the Punjab government will stop paying the income tax of MLAs, news agency ANI reported.
5) छोटे ट्रांसपोर्टरों के लिए फीस जमा करवाने के लिए 3 महीने का समय बढ़ाया, किश्तों में भी जमा कर सकते हैं
सिर्फ ऐलान नहीं,
जो कहते हैं, वो करते हैं
— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) May 2, 2022
The door-to-door ration delivery scheme has also been much talked about by the AAP leadership including the party’s national convener and Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, who also attacked the BJP-led Union government for not allowing the scheme to be implemented in the national capital.
The Punjab government decided to extend the time for depositing fees for small transporters by 3 months. It said the transporters can also deposit the fees in installments.
Notably, the Chief Minister also wrote: “Not just announcements, We do what we say”, perhaps a dig at his predecessor Charanjit Singh Channi who AAP had mocked as “Elanjeet Singh” for his announcements on subsidised electricity, loan waivers, and more.