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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.

The Act also provides the requisite legal status to ‘State Public Procurement Portal’, making its use mandatory for Public Procurement, and envisages the creation of procurement facilitation cell. It covers the procurement of not only goods but also services and works in a single, comprehensive legislation, besides recognizing Swiss Challenge as a method of procurement with an objective to promote innovativeness, creativity and uniqueness in finding everlasting solutions to the persisting problems of society.

The Act also institutionalises the Annual Procurement Plans, thereby providing economies of scale and better planning for prospective bidders. Being a self-contained legislation with in-built mechanism of grievances redressal, it will also serve as a deterrent for wrong-doers, who indulge in malpractices and breach the trust reposed in them as a custodian of Public money.

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05 Jun 2020 | 8:58 PM

Srinagar, Jun 5 (UNI) IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal and two senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, including uncle of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, have been ‘informally’ placed under house arrest as the trio has been verbally asked not to move out of their residences, official sources said.

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