CM Mann: Giving Diwali gift to the traders of the state Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh The cabinet under the leadership of Mann and G. S. It has given green signal to implement One Time Settlement Scheme (OTS) to settle the dues before the implementation of T.S. This decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting led by the Chief Minister at the Punjab Civil Secretariat here this morning.
More than 60,000 businessmen will benefit from the scheme
Disclosing this, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that G. S. ‘Recovery of Outstanding Dues Scheme – 2023’ has been implemented to settle the pre-TT dues which will reduce the burden of legal cases. O. T.S. The scheme will come into effect from November 15, 2023 and will remain in force till March 15, 2024. Taxpayers whose tax, penalty and interest amount up to Rs 1 crore as on March 31, 2023, will be eligible to apply for settlement under this scheme. O. T.S. Will provide complete waiver in case of dues up to Rs 1 lakh. O. T.S. Under the scheme, pending cases up to Rs 1 lakh till March 31, 2023 amount to 39787 which will be completely waived off. Similarly, in about 19361 cases, 100 percent interest, 100 percent penalty and 50 percent tax amount will be waived.
Green signal to ‘Chief Minister Tirtha Yatra Scheme’ from 27th November
The Cabinet has given green signal to launch ‘Chief Minister Teerth Yatra Scheme’ on the occasion of Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on 27th November to enable the residents of the State to travel to visit various pilgrimage sites across the country. The facility will be available free of cost. The holy places of every person are Sri Hazur Sahib (Nanded), Sri Patna Sahib (Bihar), Varanasi Temple, Ayudhya and Vrindavan Dham (Uttar Pradesh), Sri Ajmer Sharif (Rajasthan) besides Sri Anandpur Sahib, Sri Amritsar Sahib. There is a desire to visit places like Salasar Dham, Mata Chintpurni, Mata Vaishno Devi, Mata Jwala Ji. There will be two types of means to go on the journey. The mode of travel for long distance religious places will be by rail and for short distances the mode of travel will be by road and buses.
Approval to increase ex-gratia for disabled soldiers
The Cabinet has decided to increase the ex-gratia grant of physically handicapped soldiers. According to this decision, the ex-gratia grant for soldiers who are physically disabled from 76 percent to 100 percent has been increased from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh. Similarly, the ex-gratia grant for soldiers with 51 percent to 75 percent disability has been doubled from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh and for the soldiers with 25 percent to 50 percent disability, the ex-gratia grant has been increased from Rs 5 lakh. It has been increased to Rs 10 lakh. This step has been taken with the aim of looking after the interests of ex-servicemen and their families and ensuring that they lead a good life in the society.
Approval of amendment in ‘The East Punjab War Awards Act- 1948’
The Cabinet has approved amendment in ‘The East Punjab War Awards Act- 1948’ by increasing the financial assistance of 83 beneficiaries from Rs 10,000 per annum to Rs 20,000 per annum. The Government of Punjab provides Jangi Jagir as financial assistance to those parents whose single or two to three children served in the Indian Army during the Second World War, National Emergency 1962 and 1971 under ‘The East Punjab Bar Awards Act- 1948’. Have fulfilled. In this regard, the Punjab Government has announced that the parents whose single children or two to three children served in the Indian Army during the Second World War, National Emergency – 1962 and 1971 under ‘The East Punjab War Awards Act – 1948’ The amount of Jangi Jagir given to those who have completed their service will be increased from Rs 10,000 per annum to Rs 20,000 per annum.
Approval to create provincial cadre of Patwaris and Kanungo
To further streamline the functioning of the Revenue Department, the Cabinet has approved the creation of provincial cadre of Patwaris and Kanungos. With this, apart from preparing and maintaining revenue records related to land, old revenue records can also be handled, which will provide great convenience to the people. This step will help in reducing litigation due to deficiencies in land records.
Post-work approval for formation of sub-committee related to contract workers struggle committee
The Cabinet approved Contract Employees Sangharsh Morcha Punjab, Zamin Prapti Sangharsh Committee and other gazetted and non-gazetted S. C., B. C. The constitution and amendments of the sub-committee relating to Employees Welfare Federation Punjab and others have been approved post-action. Yes. O. Yes. Representatives have been formed for issues related to the 31-member core committee and sub-committees have been formed for issues related to the 31-member core committee.
Administrative reports of various departments approved The Cabinet has approved the Annual Administrative Reports of the Police Department and Vigilance Bureau, Punjab for the year 2020 and 2022 respectively. The annual administrative reports of Social Security and Women and Child Development for the year 2022-23 and 2019-20 have been approved.
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