The Punjab government on Wednesday sought a compliance report from all departments with regard to its earlier order about weeding out of obsolete records and proper maintenance of documents as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
All departments had earlier been instructed to weed out redundant and obsolete records gathering dust since decades, an official spokesman said here.
According to the general administration department, all departments have been asked to provide details of the records which have been weeded out and the kind of initiatives taken for the proper upkeep of records using scientific methods and modern technology.
The spokesman said the compliance report received from all departments would be forwarded to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for further action.
DTOs told to submit report on school buses
In an effort to check negligent driving by school bus drivers, the Punjab government on Wednesday directed all district transport officers (DTOs) to submit a detailed report, within 15 days, regarding school buses plying in their respective districts.
Sukesh Kalia, chairman of the state commission for protection of child rights, Punjab, said DTOs had been directed to present the complete record of school buses, such as fitness certificate, registration certificate and driving licence number of the driver, to the commission.
Kalia, who was addressing a meeting of the commission here, said in a statement that strict action would be taken against DTOs who failed to submit the details within the stipulated time.
The DTOs have also been directed to ensure and certify that all school buses plying in their respective districts are complying with the Supreme Court guidelines, he said.