Cong Govt to set up CoI for probing false cases, special court for trial of drugs cases

DW Bureau / Chandigarh

The Capt Amarinder Singh government is all set to constitute a Commission of Inquiry to probe false cases in Punjab and a special court for the trial of drugs-related cases. The state government, in its first meeting of the Council of Ministers, will also consider several important agenda, including constituting a group of experts to devise ways and means within 60 days on how to implement the Congress governmentÔÇÖs agenda on the debt waiver, it is learned.

The Cabinet, sources said, will also consider an agenda regarding the restructuring of Punjab Governance Reforms Commission into Punjab Governance Reforms and Ethics Commission. The Capt Amarinder government which was installed on Wednesday seems to have already clear agenda for the Cabinet. The government is in a fast track mode and has already effected a large scale posting and transfers of civil and police officers so as to implement the government agenda from day one.

The state government has also convened a meeting of all Deputy Commissioners and district police chiefs on Monday to discuss the agenda to control drug menace in the state. Besides many of its poll promises, the Congress party had in its manifesto set several ambitious targets for itself that included farm loan waiver worth Rs 67,000 crore, making Punjab a drug-free state and ensuring good governance.

The state government has planned to implement over 100 proposals in the coming days, said sources adding that the government does not want to waste a single day in ensuring better and effective delivery of services to its citizens.


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