Punjab cabinet mandates MLAs, MPs to declare properties

This decision was taken at the meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Published: 04th August 2017 10:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2017 10:38 PM   |  A+A-

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh (File | PTI)

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab cabinet today decided to make it mandatory for all MLAs and MPs from the state to declare their immovable properties on January 1 every year, with the exception of the current year, when the declarations are required to be filed by September 30.

This decision was taken at the meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here.

A spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said the cabinet gave an approval to amend 'The Punjab Legislative Assembly (Salaries and Allowance of Member) Act, 1942' to make it mandatory for all MLAs and MPs from Punjab to declare their immovable properties immediately after the said amendment for the year 2017-18.

To give a fillip to air connectivity from Ludhiana, Pathankot, Bathinda and Adampur under the Regional Connectivity Scheme of the Civil Aviation Ministry, the cabinet also decided to grant ex-post facto approval for signing Memorandum of Understanding amongst Government of Punjab, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Airport Authority of India.

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