Bhagwant Mann announces comprehensive laws for maintaining law and order


Winding up the discussion on Governor’s address at the floor of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today announced to introduce comprehensive law and order reforms in the state.

The Chief Minister said that Corruption free governance is at the core of the ethos of the state government, which has been duly proved in its actions in the last 100 days.

Describing Education as bedrock for building a new society, the Chief Minister announced to introduce Multi-pronged improvements in the education sector adding that Government schools will be transformed into ‘Schools of Eminence’. Bhagwant Mann said that NOC of schools found violating the Fee Act 2016 will be cancelled and a fine of Rs. 1 lakh will be imposed.

He said that in collaboration with Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi (RELO), the Department of School Education, Punjab is going to train a faculty (around 50 mentors).

The Chief Minister, while expressing concern over brain drain in the state, said that quality Technical Education can stop this trend for which 19 new government industrial training institutes are being set up by state government. He said that as per the demand of the industry, 44 new courses are under consideration to introduce in various ITIs.

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Coining the slogan ‘Tandarust Mann te Tandarust Vichaar’, the Chief Minister said that Quality and Accessibility are the two key elements of an effective healthcare system at the grassroots level.

 The Chief Minister also announced that 7000 new dairy units will be established in the next 2 years. He said that promotion of dairy sector will provide self-employment to the youth of the state.

The Chief Minister announced to provide Capital intensive infrastructure at the primary Co-operative society level at subsidized rates to curtail the cost of farm operations.

The Chief Minister said that a New Cattlefeed plant is being set up at Gidderbaha with capacity of 150 TPD. He said that to support its milk producers, Milkfed has increased its milk procurement price by Rs. 20/- per kg milk fat respectively. Bhagwant Mann said that new milk processing plants are being set up at Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Jalandhar and GADVASU Ludhiana adding that 50 MTPD Verka Cattle Feed Plant is being set up Ghania Ke Banger, Gurdaspur.

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The Chief Minister said that state government has taken important decision to abolish the Stamp Papers in paper form and in its place the electronic stamp system has been implemented for all denominations, which can be obtained from any stamp vendor or bank authorized by the Punjab Government.

The Chief Minister said that in another path breaking initiative phone and email of the land owners is being done with Jamabandis. Likewise, he said that Revenue Record like Jamabandi, Mutations, Rapats/Roznamchas and others of all the villages of the Tehsil/Sub Tehsil have been computerized. Bhagwant Mann said that 172 Fard Kendras have been made operational and record of about 13098 Revenue Estates have been computerized.