Tribune press service
Chandigarh, January 5
Cabinet today approved the release and disbursement of Rs 3,000 for each construction worker registered with the Punjab Building and Construction Workers Welfare Council (BOCW) as interim financial relief .
A statement released by the CM office said that in view of the difficult situation due to Covid-19, progress of construction projects in several locations had either stopped or temporarily slowed down, severely affecting works throughout. the state. As a result, it has also affected the livelihoods of many construction workers, he said. In addition, new guidelines have also been published taking into account the third wave of Covid-19.
Other Cabinet Decisions
- Cabinet approves one-time grant of Rs 1,000 per recipient in addition to monthly pension / financial assistance of Rs 1,500 to widows, destitute women, dependent children and disabled people
- Approves Rs 25 Million Handover to Guru Ravidass Center Committee Bani Adhayan, Dera Sachkhand, Ballan
With a view to providing employment opportunities to unemployed young people, in addition to ensuring good health for public school students, the Council of Ministers has approved the creation of 2,000 physical training instructor (PTI) positions by the Recruitment Directorate of the Department of School Education in the remuneration matrix of Rs 29,200 per month.
The process of filling these newly created posts would be initiated in stages. The decision would entail a financial burden of around Rs 70.08 crore per year on the chessboard, according to the press release. As these new individuals must receive a minimum wage from the applicable compensation matrix during their three-year probationary period, there will be financial implications up to Rs 210.24 crore for the first three years.
With the aim of ensuring effective formulation and implementation of the Listed Castes Sub-plan (SCSP), the Cabinet approved the outline of the proposed sub-allocation ordinance by the State of Punjab on the property. -being and development of listed castes (planning, allocation and use of financial resources), 2022.
The new law will help ensure transparency and accountability at all levels in the implementation of the SCSP and there will also be a provision on incentives for good performance.
Notably, the percentage of the population of SC in the state is 31.94%, the highest in the country. The statement said the state government is committed to promoting the socio-economic and educational development of scheduled castes in the state. For the development of the SCs, various programs under the SCSP were implemented by the different departments, he said.
THE MINISTERS express their solidarity with the DGP
The cabinet also discussed efforts by the BJP to politicize the episode of protesters blocking the route of the prime minister’s convoy on Wednesday. The entire Cabinet expressed solidarity with DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya who was called in to brief the Cabinet on the incident. Discussions also took place regarding the report requested by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit regarding the security breach.