IEP Chandigarh, August 18
On Friday, Local Government Minister S. Balkar Singh, at Municipal Bhawan in Sector-35 Chandigarh, held meeting regarding the progress of development works in Municipal Councils/Nagar Panchayats including Guraya, Bilga, Shahkot, Bhogpur, Begowal,Dhillwan, Nadala, Bhulath, Mahilpur and Balachor, While assessing ongoing development projects under various schemes, he instructed officials to expedite these works.
S. Balkar Singh provided further details, stating that Amrut, Swachh Bharat Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission-2, Urban Environment Improvement Program-3, and the expansion of development projects are underway in Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats. He emphasized careful consideration and urged officials to take personal interest in completing these tasks promptly. He also advised the Executive Officers and Executive Engineers of the Sewerage Board to collaborate with the district administration in identifying suitable sites for sewerage and water treatment plants.
The Cabinet Minister informed Municipal Council/Nagar Panchayat officials that if they require machinery to maintain cleanliness in their areas, such equipment should be procured on a priority basis. This commitment stems from the Punjab Government’s dedication, under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, to ensure essential services and a clean, pollution-free environment for the state’s residents.
S. Balkar Singh instructed the executive officers and executive engineers of the Sewerage Board to share all information about the design of new projects with the respective Constituency MLAs. This approach ensures that development projects consider the local people’s challenges and needs.
He further conveyed that our government is unwavering in delivering a corruption-free administration to the people of the state. Those found engaging in corruption will not be exempt from consequences.
During this event, Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Jai Krishan Singh Rodi, MLA Inderjit Kaur, Secretary of the Local Government Department Mr. Ajoy Sharma, CEO of Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board Mr. Malwinder Singh Jaggi, Director of the Local Government Department Mr. Uma Shankar Gupta, relevant Additional Deputy Commissioners, all Chief Engineers from the Head Office, and concerned EO’s and other officials were in attendance.