In a season when all political parties claim they stand for “casteless society”, the Punjab cabinet on Wednesday resolved to create three separate welfare boards for the Christian, Saini, and Ramgarhia communities.
“These boards will look into the problems of these communities and recommend solutions,” an official spokesman said here after the meeting chaired by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, in which the cabinet also approved a post of senior vice-chairman on all state boards and commissions.
Other key decisions
Rejected for applying late or other reasons, the seven-year-old cases for the grant of Rs 15,000 under ‘Shagun’ scheme to each poor bride now will be considered with effect from April 1, 2009
Transfer of 46 villages of Jaura Chhattra circle in Dhariwal sub-tehsil to Gurdaspur tehsil, based on the resolutions tjhat these panchayats had passed
Amendment to Section 68 (7) of the Punjab VAT Act, 2005, by substituting “....an appeal has been preferred under this section, shall not be stayed by the high court pending the final disposal of such appeal...” with “...an appeal has been preferred under this section, may be stayed for the reasons to be recorded in writing after hearing the state, by the high court pending the final disposal of such appeal...”