Reiterating its commitment to preserve the honour and dignity of women, the Punjab council of ministers on Tuesday has approved the setting up of 20 fast track courts in the state for the speedy trial of cases of heinous crimes against women.
The Cabinet also gave its nod for creating 20 additional posts of Superior Judicial Services along with the supporting staff to provide immediate justice to the women of state of Punjab.
The cabinet also gave nod to create and recruit the posts of six deputy superintendents of police, 36 Inspectors, 415 Lady Sub-inspectors and 400 lady constables in Punjab Police to control the crime or sexual assault on women in the state.
As a result of which the Punjab government will have to bear an additional burden of Rs.18.04 crore annually on the state exchequer.
The cabinet which was presided over by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal also approved to convene the 4th Session (Budget) of 14th Punjab Vidhan Sabha from March 11 to March 28, 2013.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the chief minister's office said that the dates of the Session would be sent for the final nod by the Punjab Governor for summoning the 4th Session (Budget) of 14th Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
As per the program the session would commence on March 11 in the afternoon with Governor's address.
Budget estimates for the year 2013-14 would be presented on March 20 by the Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa and the general discussion on budget estimates would be held from March 22 onwards.
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