In Punjab, 51 additional services under RTS

The Punjab government is all set to expand the ambit of Right To Service Act by adding 51 more new citizen services into RTS, which will increase the number of existing services to 120. Since its adoption a year ago, over 51.89 lakh applications have been received of which 51.48 lakh have been sorted and disposed with most services pertaining to land records, driving licences. The state is also set to start an SMS service for applicants which will track the status of their applications

Radio classrooms to start Dec 20

Chandigarh: Punjab government will begin 'Radio Classrooms' in all government primary schools from December 20 under its Parvesh Project, aimed at bringing qualitative improvement in primary education. State education minister Ikander Singh Maluka, on Monday, said that a special 20 minute education programme will be broadcast through regional centre of FM Jalandhar, FM Rainbow, Jalandhar, Local Radio Station, Bathinda and Patiala from 2.30 pm to 2.50 pm. Maluka has directed K S Pannu, director of general school education to ensure that radio sets are available in all government primary schools besides educating teachers about the channel.

Army mela held at Khasa in Amritsar

Amritsar: Twenty nine differently abled Army veterans were gifted modified Honda Activa scooters while 60 veer naris, the widows of martyrs, were felicitated during an "Army Mela" at the Khasa Military Station in Amritsar on Monday. The Mela, which attracted a large number of veterans and students from across Punjab, had Lt General Sanjeev Madhok, General Officer Commanding, Vajra Corps as the chief guest.

Brick-kiln owners to protest at Delhi today

Chandigarh: Thousands of brick-kiln owners, labourers and daily wagers from Punjab will assemble in New Delhi on Tuesday over the issue of clearance from the Environment Ministry for brick-kilns, the All India Brick-Kiln Owners Association said on Monday. It also announced that it had the support of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and Centre of Indian Trade Union CITU). Subhash Sharma, president, INTUC, Punjab said the brick-kiln industry caters the livelihood of over four lakh labourers and the new norms, issued by the Environment Ministry, were a big blow not only for the industry but to the labour sector at large.

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