IEP Chandigarh, December 21
The Cabinet Sub-Committee comprising Finance & Planning Minister Adv. Harpal Singh Cheema, Housing and Urban Development Minister Mr. Aman Arora and Rural Development & Panchayats Minister Mr. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Wednesday held a meeting to listen and resolve all the legitimate issues of various Unions and Associations regarding landless labourers and employees hired through contractors and reservation for Schedule Tribes (ST).It was the maiden meeting of the Cabinet Sub-Committee constituted on the directions of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann to find the best possible resolution of the demands of Theka Mulazim Sangharsh Morcha, Zameen Prapati Sangharsh Committee and Gazetted & Non-Gazetted SC BC Employees Welfare Federation Punjab.The Sub-Committee gave a patient hearing to the issues raised by the representatives of various unions and associations during a series of meetings that lasted for more than three hours at Punjab Bhawan here.Heading in the direction of resolving the majority of the issues positively, the Sub-Committee directed the officials of the concerned departments to hold meetings with the representatives of the respective unions and associations to come up with an early resolution to their issues.The Sub-Committee also assured the unions that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has directed them to find the acceptable solutions in the interests of concerned sections of the society. The meetings were attended by senior officials of the concerned departments and LR branch to ensure that all the legal barriers in resolution of the issues may be tackled accordingly.The Sub-Committee decided to convene the next meeting with these unions in the month of January next year. These meetings were held up in a congenial atmosphere and ended on a positive note.Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur and MLA Kulwant Singh Bazigar were also present in one of the meetings.
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