CM approves to amend Punjab Civil Servants Act

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Sardar Nasrullah calls on Usman Buzdar

The 51st provincial cabinet meeting, which was held under the chair of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office, approved an amendment in Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974 and the cabinet unanimously reserved 32% job quota for south Punjab.

The CM directed the committee to present recommendations for reserving job quotas for other backward districts.

The cabinet approved to amend West Pakistan Rules under Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961 and further decided to include the clause of an oath about the finality of Prophethood (PBUH). The marrying couples would have to testify their belief in the finality of Prophethood (PBUH) at the time of their Nikkah.

The cabinet gave in-principle approval to lease out state lands for corporate forming under CPEC and the CM directed to constitute a ministerial committee to devise lease rules. 500 to 5000 acres of land would be utilized for this purpose to create job opportunities and to modernize the agriculture sector for food security.

The CM directed to submit a policy for giving proprietary rights to the dwellers of katchi abadis in the next meeting while the cabinet also approved the Punjab Sahulat Bazar Authority Act, 2021 to permanently establish insaf sahulat bazaars up to tehsil level to provide essential items to the consumers on subsidized rates.

The chief minister and industries minister would be the chairman and vice-chairman of the authority.

The cabinet forwarded the issue of determination of eligibility and constitution of the search committee for posting vice-chancellor of University of Health Science, Lahore to the law department and accorded approval to amendment in Punjab Regularization of Service Act, 2018. Under it, it has been decided to amend rules to make permanent the contract employees of some departments.

The cabinet also approved amendments in the birth control policy for pie dogs in the light of court directions, Punjab Road Safety Authority Act, 2020 and Punjab Drugs Rules, 2007.

Technical supplementary grant was also approved to give financial cover to commodity operations during 2122 along with the approval of a supplementary grant for payment of mark up and subsidy on imported sugar during the current financial year.

It also decided to amalgamate technical and vocational institutions at one platform while approving the reconstitution of the district consumer protection council and Punjab Private Schools Regulatory Authority to regulate private schools along with resolving public complaints.

Meanwhile, Member National Assembly (MNA) Sardar Nasrullah Khan Dareshak called on Chief Minister Imran Khan here on Tuesday.

Matters relating to the overall political situation in South Punjab and the ongoing development schemes were discussed in the meeting. CM, Dareshak discuss overall political situation in South Punjab.

It was decided to declare unclassified forests as protected forests along with declaring Namal Lake as a wetland. It was decided to transfer rare birds from the first schedule to the third schedule and from the fourth schedule to the third schedule under Punjab Wildlife Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Management Amendment Act, 2007. The matter of transfer of land to judicial complex Murree for its expansion was sent to the ministerial committee.

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