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Cabinet gives nod to draft legislation of Punjab Transparency in Public Procurement Act

Cabinet gives nod to draft legislation of Punjab Transparency in Public Procurement Act

Chandigarh, Jul 30 (UNI) Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday stamped its approval on new Bills relating to procurement, amendment to state civil services rules and postings in veterinary hospitals in the state, as well as the Punjab Sports University and Excise Act Amendment Ordinances.
The cabinet approved the draft of ‘The Punjab Transparency in Public Procurement Act, 2019’ to ensure efficiency, economy and transparency besides providing fair and equitable treatment to bidders in order to promote healthy competition and put in place mechanism to prevent corrupt practices.
The draft legislation relates to all procurements which are met from the government accounts including consolidated fund, public accounts and contingent fund of the state. It would apply to all procuring entities, whether an Administrative Department or Board/Corporation/PSU/Semi-autonomous Bodies or a society of an Administrative Department.

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J&K NC pledges to oppose anti-people, anti-youth policies

30 Oct 2020 | 8:48 PM

Jammu Oct 30 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana on Friday said that the party will oppose all anti people and anti-youth policies and work towards ensuring that the rights and privileges of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are safeguarded under the ambit of the constitution of India.

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Jammu DM issues fresh order on night restrictions

30 Oct 2020 | 8:47 PM

Jammu, Oct 30 (UNI) Jammu District Magistrate Sushma Chauhan on Friday issued fresh order on night restrictions, in view of COVID pandemic unlock guidelines.

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Urine Screening Testing to check use of habit-forming drugs & opioid substances in patients starts: Balbir Sidhu

30 Oct 2020 | 8:39 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (UNI) The Punjab Government has taken a leap forward regarding urine screening testing of the patients coming to de-addiction centres and OOAT Clinics for treatment of substance abuse. This project is being taken up in district Sangrur and district Tarn Taran as a pilot project.

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Punjab govt committed to boost industries in state: CS

30 Oct 2020 | 8:33 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (UNI) Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Friday said that the the state government was making all out efforts to further encourage industrialisation and investments worth Rs 65000 crore had been firmed up by the State during last three years, which would further strengthen the economy of Punjab.

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Punjab police presents challan in 6 yr old dalit girls' rape & murder case in court

30 Oct 2020 | 8:29 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (UNI) Acting swiftly on Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s orders, the Punjab Police presented the challan in the Hoshiarpur rape-murder case of a six year old Dalit girl in court on Friday, after completing investigations into the horrendous incident in less than 10 days.

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