An easy access to services will now be made available by the Punjab state government through a launch of a portal and a mobile application. Currently, 137 services online are already there at the Sewa Kendra’s portal but within the next two months, 67 of more services will also be added.
To review the progress of various decisions taken into the past, Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh held a meeting of Administrative Secretaries and DCs. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh chaired the meeting.
The Chief Minister, reiterating his commitment to implement the Congress poll promises, pushed his reforms agenda into top gear. With the DCs as nodal officers, a deadline of July 31 has been fixed to complete joint verification of beneficiaries for pensions and atta-dal schemes. In order to ensure an adequate supply of canal water for crops, especially cotton, he also focused on the better coordination between the irrigation and agriculture departments.
Furthermore, he gave instructions to accelerate cases against erring officials responsible for distribution and sale of unauthentic insecticides and pesticides. Former Agriculture Director Mangal Singh was under the limelight.
Besides, taking up the issue of 30,000 pending service related cases against government employees, the CM directed scrapping all frivolous cases.