December 10, 2023

Revamp done, Punjab CM, Sidhu now in a battle of one-upmanship

Promptly after Navjot Singh Sidhu taking over as Punjab Congress president, a clash of need to feel superior has followed among him and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

A day prior Sidhu assembled a conference of the Schedule Caste MLAs in Chandigarh on Saturday, the CM assembled a conference on Friday and try out ahead to the SC Welfare Bill to be taken up in the following Cabinet meeting and the Vidhan Sabha meeting.

The Bill will reserve a piece of the state’s yearly financial plan for the government assistance of the Scheduled Castes in relation to their populace in Punjab. The ‘Punjab State Welfare and Development of Scheduled Castes (Planning, Earmarking and Utilization of Financial Resources) Sub-Allocation Bill, 2021’ will likewise empower the public authority to set up an institutional system to form and screen the execution of the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP), and matters associated with it, an administration proclamation said.Amarinder, on Wednesday, had held a gathering on the dubious Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The CM requested wiping out of PPAs with the TSPL Power Plant at Talwandi Sabo and furthermore requested the audit of other buy arrangements of other force plants.

The issue had been balancing fire for last more than four years.

As it turns out, a day prior, Sidhu had met CM where he had taken up the issue of PPAs alongside different issues.

The declaration on PPAs come when Sidhu was in Delhi meeting Congress pioneers Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi.

About the SC government assistance Bill, the assertion said the enactment, when passed in the Assembly, will give the state government a stage to guarantee the general improvement of Scheduled Castes through compelling execution of different government assistance plans.

At 31.94 percent, Punjab has the most noteworthy level of SC populace in the country. The Valmiki people group has been angry with the public authority over no portrayal in the state Cabinet.

Emphasizing his administration’s strong obligation to the financial and instructive improvement of the SC populace in the express, the Chief Minister said the Bill will give a major lift to his administration’s endeavors to guarantee the government assistance of this section, the assertion said.An official representative said the Directorate of Scheduled Castes Sub Plan would be the nodal organization to guarantee detailing of SCSP, other than observing its execution. The authority able to endorse State Annual Budget appraisals would likewise accord endorsement to the SCSP at the same time with the Budget of the applicable monetary year, prior to submitting it to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. There would be a solitary system for stream of assets under SCSP, and the Finance Department would stay the controlling expert for this reason.

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