Chandigarh, May 18: In recognition with the gallantry services of defence services personnel, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on May 18 approved enhancement by 40% in rates of Cash in lieu of land and Cash award to Distinguished Services Award Winners.
Rates of cash in lieu of land has been enhanced for Sarvotam Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.2.80 lakh, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs.1 lakh to Rs. 1.40 lakh, Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs. 50,000/- to Rs.70,000/-, Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal (D) winners from Rs.30,000/- to Rs.42,000/-, Mention-in-Dispatches (D) winners from Rs.15,000/- to Rs.21,000/-, Param Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.2 lakh to Rs. 2.80 lakh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.75,000/- to Rs.1.05 lakh and Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.30,000/- to Rs.42,000/-
Likewise, the rates of Cash award have also been enhanced for Sarvotam Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs.25,000/- to Rs.35,000/-, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs.21,000/-, Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs.14,000/-, Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal (D) winners from Rs.8,000/- to Rs.11,200/-, Mention-in-Dispatches (D) winners from Rs.7,000/- to Rs.9,800/-, Param Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.20,000/- to Rs.28,000/-, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.10,000/- to Rs.14,000/- and Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.5,000/- to Rs.7,000/.
APPROVES TO ENHANCE EX-GRATIA GRANT RATES TO FAMILIES OF MARTYR SOLDIERS FROM RS. 50 LAKH TO RS 1 CRORE
In a significant decision, the Cabinet gave approval to enhance rates of ex-gratia grant to families of martyr soldiers from Rs. 50 lakhs to Rs 1 crore to enhance the rate of ex-gratia grant in recognition with their stupendous gallantry services.
GIVES GO AHEAD FOR SUPERSESSION OF EXISTING NOMINATED MARKET COMMITTEES, APPOINTS ADMINISTRATORS
In a move to improve the agriculture sector, the cabinet amends the supersession of the existing nominated Market Committees. Section 12 of the Punjab Agricultural Produce Market Act, 1961, will be amended to appoint Administrators for implementation of the policies and programmes of government in more efficient manner.
GIVES GREEN SIGNAL TO HIRE SERVICES OF RETIRED PATWARIS/ KANUNGOS ON CONTRACT BASIS AGAINST 1766 REGULAR POSTS
To bring efficiency in the functioning of Revenue Department, the Cabinet decided to hire services of retired patwaris/ kanungos on contract basis against 1766 regular posts of Patwaris to ensure smooth functioning of Revenue department until regular recruitment of Patwaris.
NOD TO FILL CIVIL JUDGES POSTS THROUGH HIGH COURT
The Cabinet also decided to fill 79 posts of Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-Judicial Magistrate through Punjab & Haryana High Court by bringing out the purview of Punjab Public Service Commission, Patiala to ensure speedy dispensation of work.
AMENDS PUNJAB FINANCIAL COMMISSIONERS’ SECRETARIAT SERVICE RULES
The Cabinet approved to amend the rules 7 (2) of the Punjab Financial Commissioners’ Secretariat (Group-A) Service Rules-2016 and Punjab Financial Commissioners’ Secretariat (Group-B) Service Rules-2018 to bring clarity to the employees of the Financial Commissioners’ Secretariat about the Punishing Authority and Appellate Authority in the cases of disciplinary proceedings initiated under Punjab Civil Service (Punishment and Appeal) Rules-1970.
APPROVES ANNUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS OF DEFENCE SERVICES WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND PUNJAB EX-SERVICEMEN CORPORATION
The Punjab Cabinet also approved Annual Administrative Reports of the Defence Services Welfare Department for the year 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 besides of Punjab Ex-Servicemen Corporation for 2020-21.