IEP Chandigarh, December 13
By Providing the combined platform to the Ministers, MLAs, officials and industrialists to find out the various problems, the Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan has taken a new initiative to strengthen democracy and ensure accountability. At the same time, he has also given instructions to take the matter of absentee officers from the today’s meeting to the Privileges Committee.
Addressing a meeting with industrialists in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha here today S. Sandhwan said that his aim is to strengthen democratic activities in the state with the active participation of all the stake holders. He said that only the MLAs can participate in the debate in the Vidhan Sabha and his aim is to sensitize the MLAs toward various problems so they can raise them seriously and in good manner in the Vidhan Sabha. S. Sandhwan said that discussion is very important for solving various issues. The suggestions of people, experts and officials associated with different sectors are the basic ingredients for formulating a effective policy for any sector. That is why mutual dialogue plays an important role in finding solutions to problems and formulating excellent policies. He said that he will continue to organize discussions on various problems so that the problems faced by the state can be solved.
Expressing her views on this occasion, Investment Promotion Minister Anmol Gagan Mann appreciated the initiative taken. Besides others, Deputy Speaker Mr. Jai Krishan Singh Rauri, Mrs. Neena Mittal, Mr. Manwinder Singh Giaspura, Mr. Rana Gurjit Singh, Mr. Amritpal Singh Sukhanand, Mr. Amit Ratan Kotfatta, Mr. Gavinder Singh Garry Baring, Mr. Balbir Singh, Mr. Ashok Parashar, Mr. Gurpreet Bassi, Mr. Daljit Singh Grewal, Mr. Taranpreet Singh Saund, Mr. Sandeep Jakhar, Dr. Sukhwinder Kumar Sukhi, Mr. Ashwani Kumar Sharma (all MLAs), Mr. Rajinder Gupta, Vice Chairman, Punjab Planning Commission, Mr. C. Siban, director industry and special secretary expenditure Mohammad Taib were also present in the meeting.