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Cabinet okays Regularization of
132 Lecturers in Technical
Four Cooperative Sugar Mills at
Patiala, Tarn Taran
and Zira to be Revived
Old Age Allowance For
Pensioners/Family Pensioners
Punjab Cabinet today gave
approval to extend the scheme of
allotting 5 marla plots free of cost
to the houseless and landless
persons belonging to all other
categories including backward
classes on the pattern of
scheduled castes beneficiaries in
the rural areas.
A decision to this effect was
taken here at a meeting of the
Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief
Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal
this morning.
Disclosing this here today a
spokesperson of the Punjab
government said that the Cabinet
also approved the regularization
of the services of 132 lecturers,
librarians and Workshop
Superintendents working on the
contract basis for the last three
years or above in the Technical
Education Department.
Likewise, the Cabinet also gave
ex-post facto approval to
regularize the services of 8951
employees including Clerks,
Drivers, Pump Operators, Sanitary
Workers/Sewer men and
sanitation workers under
Mohalla Sanitation Committees
etc. working in 141 Local Bodies
on contract basis for past several
years. This decision would entail
a financial liability of Rs.180.57
In another significant decision,
the Cabinet gave approval to
revive the closed cooperative
sugar mills at Patiala, Tarn Taran
and Zira on the basis of Built,
Own, Operate and Transfer
(BOOT) through invitation of
open tenders by the Punjab
Sugarfed. The payment received
thereafter on leasing out these
mills through open tenders
would be deposited in the
government treasury.
The Cabinet also approved the
enhancement of old age
allowance to the pensioners/
family pensioners over and
above the recommendations of
the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission.
With this decision, the
pensioners/family pensioners on
attaining the age of 70, 75, 80,
85, 90 and 95 years would now
get a higher old age allowance @
10%, 15%, 25%, 35%, 45%, and
55% of their basic pension. A
new stage for the enhancement
of the old age allowance at the
age of 70 years had been
introduced for the first time.
The Cabinet also decided that in
case of the death of an employee,
enhanced family pension will
now be payable for 15 years or
till the deceased employee would
have attained the age of 65
years, whichever is less.
The Cabinet also gave approval to
change the name of Directorate
of Disinvestment as Directorate
of Public Enterprises and
Disinvestment in view of the
various functions assigned to it
relating to disinvestment of state
government equity from PSUs
and its subsidiaries,
implementation of the decisions
on the recommendations of
disinvestment commission on
the modalities of disinvestment
The Cabinet also approved to
extend the last date i.e. December
31, 2011 by another five years till
December 31, 2016 to avail of
the facility of 5% reservation to
the riot/terrorist affected families
for the allotment of plots/houses
in the Urban Estates/
Improvement Trusts/Pepsu
Township Development Board
etc. without granting any
concession in the rates of the
plots/houses in the state.
The Cabinet also approved to
bestow ownership rights of the
land in six villages of Bathinda
district viz. Virk Kalan, Goniana
Khurd, Jeedha, Khemuana,
Harraipur and Jandwala to the
proprietors who had been
cultivating and paying the land
revenue as well as the land in
question was never utilized for
common purposes or by the
Gram Panchayat for any such
purposes at any point of time.
The proprietors are in its
possession in accordance with
their share prior to 26.1.1950
and have partitioned the same
and are even creating
encumbrances on the said land.
The Cabinet also gave approval to
exempt the Rail Coach Factory
Kapurthala from the payment of
motor vehicles tax on the
vehicles owned by it in the larger
public interest as it has been
providing employment to the
youth of Punjab.
The Cabinet also gave approval to
sanction an annual grant of
Rs.10 crore for the maintenance
and upkeep of the Virasat-e-
Khalsa Complex at Sri Anandpur
Sahib besides meeting out its
operational charges.
The Cabinet also approved to
streamline the cumbersome
procedure for obtaining various
permissions/clearances for the
mega housing projects including
change of land use etc.
The Cabinet also approved to
upgrade Nushera Pannuan and
Harike as sub-tehsils in Tarn
Taran district besides village
Balianwali in Bathinda district as
Sub-Tehsil and also gave nod for
the creation of requisite staff in
the newly created sub-tehsils.
The Cabinet also gave approval to
transfer 13 villages of Sub Tehsil
Jhunir in Sub Division/Tehsil
Sardulgarh of Mansa district and
similarly 12 villages of Sub
Division/Tehsil Sardulgarh in Sub
Tehsil Jhunir and one village of
Sardulgarh in Sub Division/Tehsil
Mansa in the larger public
The Cabinet also approved to
allot land measuring 6500 sq.
yards to the occupants in the
new grain market Pattran on the
market price to be determined by
the Deputy Commissioner Patiala.
The Cabinet also gave nod to
extend the One Time Settlement
(OTS) policy- 2009 by one month
for the Ex-servicemen to settle
their outstanding dues against
the loan advanced to them by the
Punjab Financial Corporation
under SEMFEX scheme, which
was introduced in 1987-88 to
provide to gainful self
employment opportunity.
The Cabinet also approved the
exemption of stamp duty to be
levied on transfer of 3.65 acre of
land on Nabha road and 1.67
acre of land on Rajpura road in
Patiala district belonging to PRTC
to Punjab Urban Development
Authority/Patiala Development
The Cabinet also gave ex-post
facto approval for regularizing
the services of computer teaches
recruited by Punjab Information
and Communication Technology
Education Society (PICTES) from
July 1, 2011.




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