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Winter Session of Punjab Assembly from Dec 17

The brief Winter Session of the Punjab Assembly will begin on December 17. The session will conclude on December 21, as per the schedule approved at a meeting of the state Cabinet, chaired by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, an official spokesman said.

chandigarh Updated: Nov 08, 2012 23:54 IST

The brief Winter Session of the Punjab Assembly will begin on December 17.


The session will conclude on December 21, as per the schedule approved at a meeting of the state Cabinet, chaired by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, an official spokesman said here.

To check the menace of female foeticide, provide quality education to girls and to give financial assistance to poor families in bringing up the girl child, the Cabinet gave a nod to the work plan for 2012-13 to implement the proposed 'Bebe Nanki Ladli Beti Kalyan Scheme'.

The scheme, which was a part of 'measures to improve sex ratio' under the 13th Finance Commission, would benefit the families having an annual income below Rs 30,000 or those covered under the Atta Dal scheme of the state government.

The scheme would be applicable to the girls born in the state after January 1, 2011.

Besides, the scheme would be applicable to all the orphan girls found in the state after January 1, 2011.

Under the scheme, Rs 51.75 crore would be spent in 2012-13 to deposit Rs 20,000 each in Life Insurance Corporation for 25,875 beneficiaries.

The cabinet also approved the policy guidelines and building norms for the regularisation of old as well as new marriage palaces in the state.

The regularisation of the existing marriage places would be permissible up to December 31, 2012 on payment of rationalised charges and no application would be entertained after December 20, 2012 for this purpose, the spokesperson said.

Under the policy, regularisation of the new marriage palaces would be recommended by the district level committee.

The policy has regulated the procedure and the entire state has been divided into seven zones for levying the Change of Land Use (CLU), the spokesman said.