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Beacon ban goof-up: Punjab CM Amarinder orders transfer of erring officials

Taking a serious view of the faux pas by the transport department over beacon ban, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered the transfer of the erring officials.

punjab Updated: Mar 31, 2017 08:54 IST
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

Taking a serious view of the faux pas by the transport department over beacon ban, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered the transfer of the erring officials.

Talking to mediapersons, Captain said he had directed the chief secretary to immediately shift the officers responsible for the goof-up.

The chief minister said there will be no change in his government’s red beacon policy, as mandated in the Congress poll manifesto and ratified through a cabinet decision. There would be no further relaxation in the exemptions, barring those laid down by the cabinet, he added.

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Amarinder also stated that the withdrawal or pruning of security cover to political leaders and officers would go on. “We are committed to end the VIP culture and pruning of security cover would be done based on threat perception,” he said.

Punjab DGP Suresh Arora said the recommendations made by a committee headed by DGP (Law and Order) Hardeep Dhillon will be followed in this regard.