The Punjab government will fill vacant posts of Punjab quota in irrigation wing of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) soon, Punjab irrigation minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said while talking to the mediapersons here on Monday.
He said the process for recruitment of employees for the purpose would start soon and he had issued instructions to irrigation department authorities.
Dhillon, who had come to Rupnagar to review the headworks, said his main purpose of visit was to get the firsthand account of the water leakage at the headworks so that viable solution could be found to save the wastage of water due to leakage.
Dhillon said he would also visit other headworks of the state, particularly Hussainiwala headworks in Ferozepur, where wastage of water could not be allowed as water flows in to Pakistan from there.
He also directed the officials to take steps for proper maintenance of Rupnagar headworks.
In reply to a question, he said the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab was strong and it would not be broken as both the parties had strong relationship for the past several years.
Meanwhile, Tilak Raj Chauhan, superintending engineer of the irrigation department, said the department had given no objection certificate (NOC) to the public works department (PWD) for the removal of small trolley track from the headworks road to enable the PWD to undertake proper repair work of the road.