CM urges IAS officers to help counter cross-border bid to revive terror
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state’s civil and administrative officers to maintain constant vigil and improve coordination with security forces in view of fresh attempts from across the border to revive terror in India in the wake of Kashmir developments.
Around 100-odd men and women attended the first of its kind dinner hosted by any Punjab CM for IAS officers. On the occasion, the CM pointed out that Punjab, being a border state, was particularly vulnerable which necessitated closer synchronisation among civil and security agencies.
Asserting that his government would not allow Punjab’s peace and harmony to be disturbed at any cost, Captain Amarinder said the role of the IAS officers had become more critical in the current scenario. He urged officers to become the eyes and ears of security agencies in their respective districts.
Captain also called upon them to be more sensitive to the needs of all citizens, particularly of soldiers who support the administration as much in time of peace as during threat of any kind. He also stressed the need for mutual cooperation between IAS officers and MLAs, who being representatives of people, had their ears to the ground and their pulse on local needs in their constituencies.
The CM also recalled the excellent work done by the officers during the flood relief operations undertaken by the administration recently.
President of Punjab IAS officers association, Vini Mahajan, on behalf of officers, thanked the CM for this unique initiative.
The Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab cabinet on Wednesday gave final approval for the policy governing the decision to provide 600 units of free power to every household per billing cycle in the state with effect from July 1, 2022. According to the decision, Scheduled Caste, non- BPL and backward class domestic consumers who are eligible for 400 free units (per billing cycle) of power will also get a subsidy of 600 units now.
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, 48, will get married at a private ceremony in Chandigarh on Thursday. “Mann saab will tie the knot with Dr Gurpreet Kaur, who belongs to Pehowa in Kurukshetra. It will be a private and simple ceremony,” Aam Aadmi Party's Punjab unit chief spokesperson said. This will be Mann's second marriage after he had separated from his first wife, Inderpreet Kaur, in 2015.
Following heavy rains that continued for the third consecutive day in parts of western Maharashtra, a landslide occurred on a road leading to the Pratapgad fort in western Maharashtra's Satara district on Wednesday. Public Works Department's executive engineer, Sanjay Sonawane, said, the incident took place in the wee hours on the main road (no.17) which leads to Pratapgad, located about 140 km from Pune and over 200 km from Mumbai.
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, 48, is set to get married in a private ceremony on Thursday. “Mann saab will tie the knot with Dr Gurpreet Kaur who belongs to Pehowa in Kurukshetra. It will be a private and simple ceremony,” Aam Aadmi Party's Punjab unit chief spokesperson said. This will be Mann saab second marriage after he had separated from his first wife Inderpreet Kaur in 2015.
In order to ensure safety of people, a team of National Disaster Response Force personnel from Pune arrived in Palghar on Wednesday. The team comprises of 20 jawans, two officers, with four 30 HP Over Board Motor(OBM) and four Inflattable Rubber Boat along with a dog squad, said Inspector Arakhita Jena,NDRF, who is leading the operations.