Punjab & Region

Punjab Cabinet Hikes Pension/Financial Assistance, approves release of Rs. 25 crore to ‘Guru Ravidass Bani Adhayayn Centre’

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, January 6

The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday has decided to grant Rs.1000 as one time grant per beneficiary over and above the monthly pension/financial assistance of Rs.1500 being given to old/widow, destitute women, dependent children and disabled persons in order to mitigate their hardships amid Covid-19 pandemic. This financial assistance would be credited directly into their bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and help them to meet their domestic needs. This one time grant would cost the state exchequer to the tune of Rs. 277.13 crore thus benefitting 27.71 lakh beneficiaries.

ACCORDS APPROVAL FOR RELEASE OF RS. 25 CRORE TO ‘GURU RAVIDASS BANI ADHAYAYN CENTRE COMMITTEE, DERA SACHKHAND BALLAN’

The Cabinet also gave approval to release Rs. 25 crore to ‘Guru Ravidass Bani Adhayayn Centre Committee, Dera Sachkhand Ballan’, already allocated by the Planning department under Punjab Nirman Programme on December 31, 2021 to Jalandhar district after relaxing the guidelines of the Planning department dated August 25, 2021 by treating it as a special case on one time basis.

It may be recalled that the Chief Minister has announced this grant to be given to the ‘Guru Ravidass Bani Adhayayn Centre Committee, Dera Sachkhand Ballan’, which has recently been constituted on December 28, 2021 under chairmanship of Revered 108 Sant Niranjan Dass Ji (Baba Ballan Wale).

GIVES GO AHEAD TO PUNJAB TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT RULES, 2022

The Cabinet gave a go ahead to the Punjab Transparency in Public Procurement Rules, 2022. These rules envisage to ensure timely delivery of intended outcomes with efficiency, economy, integrity and accountability, transparency, fair and equitable treatment of bidders, public confidence regarding good governance in the process and for the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.