TSUNAMI , CANCER, AIDS VICTIM TO GET RESERVATION
IN MEDICAL COLLEGES
Chandigarh, April 29, 2008
The Punjab Government today decided that Tsunami/Cancer/AIDS
Victims would be provided 1% reservation in admission to MBBS,
BDS, BAMS/BHMS courses in Medical, Dental, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic
Institutes in the state.
According to an official spokesman admission in the case of
AIDS victims would be subject to clearance/advice by special Medical
Board constituted by the State government.
SPECIAL DRIVE TO CHECK THE ILLEGAL OPERATION
OF BUSES REVENUE RECEIPT CROSSED RS. 500 CRORE-MASTER MOHAN LAL
Chandigarh April 29, 2008
The Punjab government would launch a special operation to check
illegal operation of private buses and overloading of trucks in
This was announced by Master Mohan Lal Transport Minister Punjab
in a meeting held here today with the officers of the transport
department to review the progress and performance of various officers'
vis-à-vis revenue collection during the financial year
2007-08. He asked the field officers to show tangible results
in this derive as this would reflect in their ACRs. He also directed
them to maintain transparency in their offices and keep strict
vigil on the touts.
Giving details of revenue receipts he said that during the year
2007-08, the non-commercial wing of the department was given budgetary
target of Rs. 488.27 crore by the Finance Department and due to
earnest efforts revenue receipt crossed Rs. 500 crore which is
Rs. 32 crore more than the previous year and Rs. 12 crore more
than the target. He said that this revenue collection was commendable
due to the fact that the major component of revenue collection
i.e. State Road Tax (SRT) was reduced by the state government
and the department was expected to lose a Rs. 25 crore during
the last six months of the financial year after the issue of notification
on 22.11.2007. It is also significant that some of the revenue
earning measures approved by the Punjab cabinet on 19.9.2007 were
still under process of implementation.
The Minister further added that during the year 2007-08, the
registration fee increased 6 % from 75.86 crore to 80.66 crore,
compounding fee increased 14 % from 26.45 crore to 30.12 crore
and motor vehicle tax (SRT) also increased 6 % from 365.74 crore
to 389.30 crore. The Transport Minister appreciated the field
officers who have contributed for increase of revenue collection
and also asked some officers whose revenue collections were below
the target, to work hard during the current financial year.
Among others Sh. D.S. Jaspal Principal Secretary, Sh.R.Venkat
Ratnam State Transport Commissioner, Sh. Mandip Singh Director
State Transport, Sh. Manvesh Singh Sidhu MD PRTC, Sh. Karamjit
Singh Sra Additional STC, Sh. Harmail Singh Sra Joint STC, all
RTAs and DTOs were also present in the meeting.