Overall, rural and urban areas taken together in Punjab, the top priority of the voters was better employment opportunities (51.70 per cent respondent), agriculture loan availability (33.85 per cent respondents) and higher price realization for farm products (31.39 per cent respondents).
Chandigarh Newsline had highlighted serious financial irregularities in the roundabout-beautification project currently underway in Panchkula. Findings of the report revealed that items under Haryana Schedule of Rates were misinterpreted and bought at exorbitant prices.
The special audit is scheduled to be completed by December 31 this year. The state's finance department has been checking the accounts and records of various educational institutions in the state in the light of the order.
Over a month after the UT Administration sent communication to the Punjab and Haryana governments,the panels for the post of two new secretaries for Chandigarh are yet to be received. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had approved the creation of posts for two secretaries over a year ago. However,the posts continue to remain vacant. […]