The Punjab government cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Rs 100-crore ropeway project that would connect Anandpur Sahib with Naina Devi in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here. The project will be based on the design, build, finance, operate and transfer mode, a spokesperson said.
The cabinet also approved two self-financed private universities which would come up at Fatehgarh Sahib and Jalandhar. Approval was also given for amendment in the Optimum Utilisation of Vacant Government Land Scheme to enable the government to create a special Punjab infrastructure fund.
The cabinet also approved 134 new posts in seven state-run nursing schools. These posts include posts of six principals, seven vice-principals, 100 tutors and 21 additional tutors, which would entail extra burden of Rs 423 crore annually on the state exchequer.
The Cabinet also approved to take these posts out of the purview of the state services selection board to enable the directorate of health services to fill these posts in accordance with Indian Nursing Council's rules.
Now pay Rs 100 for passport, servants' verification
During the meeting, the cabinet also decided to levy a Rs 100 charge on those availing the services of the police for passport, servants' and tenants' verification.
The decision was taken on the recommendations of the Punjab Governance Reforms Commission that the cabinet decided to generate revenue from such services that also include Rs 500 for emergency inquiries in case of loss of passport.
At the civil administration level, the office, the deputy commissioner or the SDM would be charge Rs 500 each for the permission to organise fairs or exhibitions, NoC for opening centres related to "public nuisance and safety concerns" like marriage palaces, clubs, beauty parlours, an official said.
The revenue collected would be utilised as a recurring expenditure to be used for community police centres, community policing suvidha centres and police station outreach centres in the state.
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