IEP Chandigarh/ Moga, December 26
NRI Punjabis have a special contribution to the prosperity of Punjab. Rangla Punjab in the true sense cannot be imagined without the active support of the Punjabi diaspora.
This was expressed by the Cabinet Minister of the NRI Affairs department Punjab, Mr Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal while addressing the NRI Punjabis during the “NRI Punjabiyan Naal Milni” program organized at ISF College in Moga today.
He said that the Punjab government is preparing a special policy to solve all the problems related to NRI Punjabis promptly. To listen to the problems of NRI Punjabis and to solve them, the Punjab government is planning to conduct NRI meetings twice every year in December and April. The Punjab government invites NRI Punjabis that Punjab is yours, you come to Punjab, the Punjab government is committed to protecting your lands, protecting your lives and property and protecting your business.
Today’s event was attended by NRI Punjabis belonging to District Moga, District Fazilka, District Ferozepur, District Bathinda, District Mansa, District Faridkot and District Sri Muktsar Sahib. Mentioning this special initiative taken by the government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, he said that the government decided that the NRI Punjabis should not have to suffer in government offices, secretaries and ministers’ offices, so the government decided that the government itself will go to the doorsteps of the Punjabis and solve their problems. He said that the government knows very well that the main issues of the NRIs are their land-property, business and family disputes.
Mr. Dhaliwal appealed to all the NRI Punjabis that if any matter related to them is pending, then it is not necessary for him to personally come to Punjab. They can submit their applications to us through their relatives living in Punjab and the government will resolve their issues in due time.
The Minister said that the Punjab government will try to establish special fast-track courts for the cases of NRIs as soon as possible so that the cases of the NRI Punjabis can be settled in the minimum time so that they can save time and money. He said that nodal officers are being appointed by the Punjab government to hear the issues of the NRI Punjabis at the district level who will ensure timely and appropriate solutions to the complaints of the NRI Punjabis only.
During the meeting with the NRI Punjabis, district-wise counters were established for the convenience of the NRI Punjabis from different districts where civil and police officials were listening to their issues and resolving the same. During this, more than 120 cases were heard.
The cabinet minister urged the NRIs to actively participate in the meeting program initiated by the Punjab government. He said that the last meeting is being organized at Sri Amritsar Sahib on December 30 for which NRIs can register online or on the spot.
On this occasion, MLA from Nihal Singh Wala Constituency Mr Manjit Singh Bilaspur, MLA from Dharamkot Constituency Mr Devinderjit Singh Laddi Dhos, MLA from Moga Constituency Dr Amandeep Kaur Arora, MLA from Ferozepur City Mr Ranbir Singh Bhullar, MLA from Faridkot Mr Gurdit Singh Sekhon, Mr Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar MLA from Muktsar Sahib, Mr Jagsir Singh MLA from Bhucho constituency, Mr Deepak Arora, Chairman Improvement Trust Moga, District President AAP Mr Harmandeep Singh Brar and others were present.
On this occasion, apart from NRIs from different countries, Principal Secretary of the NRI Department Mr J. Balamurugan, Special Secretary Mrs Kanwal Preet Kaur Brar, AIG Mr Rajjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner Moga Mrs Poonamdeep. Kaur, Deputy Commissioner Fazilka Mrs Senu Duggal, Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Shaukat Ahmed Pare, Deputy Commissioner Mansa Mrs Baldeep Kaur, Deputy Commissioner Faridkot Mrs Ruhi Dug, Deputy Commissioner Mr Muktsar Sahib Mr Vineet Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Mr Sagar Setia, Senior Superintendent of Police Faridkot and Moga Mr Rajpal Singh Sandhu, Senior Superintendent of Police Bathinda Mr J. Elanchelian, Senior Superintendent of Police Fazilka Mr Bhupinder Singh Sidhu, Senior Superintendent of Police Mansa Mr Nanak Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police Mr Opinder Singh Ghuman, SP Ferozepur Mr Sohan Lal Sony and senior officials from various departments were also present.