June 25, Sunday : Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government, which began with a bang taking 120 decisions in its first meeting has completed 100 days of rule in Punjab.
Amarinder has defeated the Badals to become CM for the second time in the last General Assembly elections. His government won 71 seats, while Akali Dal-BJP alliance was restricted to 17 seats and AAP attained 23 seats.
As per his promises made during election campaign, CM is looking forward to fulfill them in a new way.
Below we have enlisted some key decisions of the Congress rule in Punjab :
In its first cabinet meeting, Punjab government put an end on the VIP culture, it decided that only emergency hospital, ambulance, fire brigade vehicles, the chief justice and the judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court are allowed to use red and other color beacon on their vehicles.
To eliminate the drugs menace, the government established a Special Task Force (STF) and also formed a panel of experts to examine the quantum of the agricultural loan of farmers in the State.
To bring more transparency within government, All MLAs and MPs were asked to declare their immovable assets on January 1st every year.
Not only this, every month party workers salary, allowances and reimbursements details are also upadated on the official website to ensure clean governance.
Punjab government announced free education for girls, from kindergarten to PhD level, in all government institutions.
In a bold step to empower agricultural sector, CM Amarinder Singh ensured to provide free power supply for which the state has sanctioned more than Rs 10,000 crore this fiscal. He also urged big farmers to give up their free supply.
Waived loans up to Rs 50,000 for the economically weaker and underprivileged sections of the population including dalits.
Besides this, waived loans upto 2 lakhs for small and marginal farmers, which would be beneficial for 10.25 lakh peasants, including 8.75 lakh farmers who owns field up to 5 acres in the state.
Punjab government gave its nod to amend Section 26-A of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 by removing hotels, restaurants and clubs from the restrictions on serving of liquor within 500 meters of national highways.
It also increased ex-gratia from 3 lakh to 5 lakh for families of debt-ridden farmers who ended their life by committing suicide.
With all such things we can say Captain Amarinder Singh is back in a new avatar this time to lead government for betterment of the state by keeping eyes on every aspect of society and ongoing issues.