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: 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 […]

Daily World Special: After no consensus on Dy CM post, Cabinet expansion put on hold

DW Bureau / Chandigarh The Congress party on Sunday put on hold the expansion of the Capt Amarinder SinghÔÇÖs Cabinet primarily because the high command failed to arrive at a consensus on the appointment of the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, owing to regional imbalance and cast equations, it is learnt. Top sources told Daily […]

People reposed faith in Capt, now officers must heed his call

What the Amarinder government requires to do is to redefine the politician-police-bureaucrat equation and institutionalise the procedures and systems of governance, a shift from the politicised form of governance By Manish Tiwari:┬áThere was a time when politicians would look for pliable officers to serve their personal and political interests. Over the years, however, there has […]