VK Singh, Agarwal moving on Central deputation; search begins for suitable replacements

DW Bureau | Chandigarh With two Punjab Cadre IAS officers of the 1990 batch having been picked up for Central Deputation as Joint Secretaries, the Punjab Government will soon need to identify suitable officers of the seniority of Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary to man the posts held by them. Anurag Agarwal, Financial Commissioner, Excise […]

Daily World Special SYL imbroglio: Centre’s draft proposal ready — No SYL shall be built, addl water to flow to Haryana

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The Union government has finalised a draft proposal to end the vexed river-waters issue between the two neighbouring States of Punjab and Haryana. The formula among other things includes that the SYL canal shall not be built even as all efforts shall be made to augment the capacity of the Bhakra […]

Daily World Special: The Captain, his lieutenants and the game of thrones

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh Some party MLAs who had ÔÇ£high expectationsÔÇØ from the Govt are not happy with ÔÇ£bureaucratic solutionsÔÇØ. The answer to most of their problems lies in ÔÇ£political solutionsÔÇØ which are far beyond the bureaucrats and their rule books. Suresh Kumar, one of the most trusted officers of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder […]

Daily World Exclusive: Punjab’s new Industrial Policy proposes bold reforms; host of fiscal incentives for investors

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The Capt Amarinder Government has envisaged bold reforms and a host of fiscal incentives in its Draft Industrial Policy, 2017, that include its commitment to provide electricity to existing and new industries at reduced tariff of Rs 5 per unit for five years, incentives to existing units for expansion and modernisation; […]

Punjab not to reverse extension policy on employees above 58

DW Bureau / Chandigarh The Punjab Government is unlikely to withdraw the provisions of extension of retirement age for two years, over and above the age of 58, it is learnt. Sources said even as the State Government had been debating and discussing provisions of extension, there was no such plans to review the provisions […]

Daily World Special: Punjab expecting Rs 5,000 cr additional revenue this fiscal: Capt Amarinder

CM promises farm loan waiver next month despite serious financial crunch; terms Bihar CM Nitish KumarÔÇÖs decision ÔÇ£sheer opportunismÔÇØ Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The Punjab government is expecting an increase of around Rs 5,000 crore revenue during the current financial year following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which will provide much […]