Punjab cabinet in its maiden meeting gives nod to provide 25,000 govt jobs

Out of the total 25,000 government jobs, 10,000 would be offered for various posts in Punjab Police whereas the remaining 15,000 jobs would be given in other departments.

Published: 19th March 2022 06:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2022 06:26 PM   |  A+A-

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: The first cabinet meeting of the Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government here on Saturday gave a green signal for providing 25,000 government jobs to the youth in various departments, boards, and corporations of the state government and also decided to present a Vote on Account for three months in the ongoing assembly session.

A decision to this effect was taken during a maiden cabinet meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann at Chief Minister’s Office, this afternoon after the swearing-in ceremony of ten of his cabinet colleagues.

After the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann said, "this historic decision would open new vistas of employment for the youth by providing the jobs to them in government through a transparent and merit-based mechanism. Out of the total 25,000 government jobs, 10,000 would be offered for various posts in Punjab Police whereas the remaining 15,000 jobs would be given in other departments including boards and corporations. The process of advertisement and notification of these jobs would be initiated within a month.  As we promised before the election, job opportunities for our Punjab's youth will be the topmost priority of the AAP government.’’

Likewise, the Punjab Cabinet also cleared the presentation of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2021-22 to be presented in the ensuing assembly session. This decision would provide a budget for additional or excess expenditure incurred by various departments during the financial year 2021-22 to liquidate the pending liabilities. Further, in accordance with the provisions contained in Clause (3) of Article 203 of the Constitution of India, the cabinet also gave the approval to present the Supplementary Demands for Grants of the Government of Punjab for the year 2021-22.

Similarly, the cabinet also gave approval for the presentation of the Statement of Estimated Expenditure (Vote on Account) from April 1 to June 30 of the State of Punjab for the year 2022-23 mandated to be presented in the State Assembly in the ensuing Punjab Vidhan Sabha as per the provisions under Rule 164 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Punjab Legislative Assembly.

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