Over 249 citizen-centric services to be made online by July 2015: Sukhbir

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 26, 2014 22:19 IST

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said that more than 249 citizen-centric services would be provided online through 2,174 sewa kendras being set up in villages and towns by July 2015.

He claimed that Punjab would be the first state in the country to implement such online services.
Sukhbir said administrative reforms would be completed within next two years to provide hassle-free services to the citizens. Addressing the mediapersons after attending a function of Muslim community held on Tibba Road, he said the state had achieved status of having sufficient power and after sorting out coal problem, Punjab would become power surplus state next year.

Meanwhile, he claimed that all roads leading to major cities would be made four laned very soon.
On being asked about the safety on roads, the deputy chief minister said to keep a check on road accidents in the state, CCTV cameras would be installed on all major roads soon. “If any person violates traffic norms or indulges into over speeding or rash driving, his activities will be automatically recorded in the CCTVs and the challan will be sent to his address,” he said.

Showing displeasure over the kind of work performed by a private company having contract of Solid Waste Management in Ludhiana, Sukhbir said if the company failed to pull up its socks, the state government would cancel its contract.

“Under the Swachh Punjab campaign, the state has been divided into eight clusters, some of which such as Bathinda cluster are performing exceptionally well and many others have already started. The remaining clusters will start functioning shortly,” he said.

Terming the recent deaths of five children at the Mother Child Hospital very unfortunate, he said that the health minister had already taken strict action against the erring staff.

When asked about the drugs menace in the state, the deputy chief minister said: “In the last two years, we have arrested more than 30,000 people who were directly involved in drug trade. Punjab is suffering from this menace because it is main transit for drugs coming in from Pakistan.”

'Govt will nominate a Gujjar as Milkfed director shortly'

Addressing a function organised by Muslim community on Tibba road here, Sukhbir said the members of the Muslim community would be given due representation in all government boards and corporations. He said the state government would nominate a member from Gujjar community as director in Milkfed shortly. Sukhbir was also conferred with the title 'Fakhar-e-Punjab' by the Muslim community on the occasion.

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