Ludhiana, May 6
Punjab Finance, Planning, Programme Implementation, Excise and Taxation and Cooperation Minister Harpal Singh Cheema today said what previous governments tried doing after four-and-a-half-years of their rule, Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government did it in first 50 days of coming to power in the state.
Those interested in giving suggestions for ‘Janta Budget’ can leave a message at the portal finance.punjab.gov.in or at email ID firstname.lastname@example.org till May 10. More than one lakh suggestions have already been received till date. Harpal Singh Cheema, Cabinet Minister, Punjab
He said seeking suggestions from public regarding forthcoming ‘Janta Budget’ was a historic change. “It is for the first time ever that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government is seeking suggestions from the people for the ‘Janta Budget’,” he added.
“We have already advertised more than 26,000 government jobs, besides several other people-friendly decisions have already been taken. Even seeking suggestions from all sections of society in our first ever Budget is in itself a revolutionary step,” the Cabinet Minister said.
Cheema said this while interacting with Ludhiana industrialists and sought their suggestions for ‘Janta Budget’ at Bachat Bhawan here today.
This meeting was also attended by MLAs Sarvjit Kaur Manuke, Madan Lal Bagga, Daljit Singh Grewal, Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina, Jeevan Singh Sangowal, Hakam Singh Thekedar, Hardeep Singh Mundian, Kulwant Singh Sidhu, Manwinder Singh Giaspura and Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, and Dr KNS Kang, Amandeep Singh Mohi, AAP district president Suresh Goyal, besides several others.
While addressing industrialists, Cheema said sadly, previous governments in the state had not taken any concrete steps to address problems related to the industry, due to which development did not take place properly. If steps for upliftment of industry were not taken now, it could have serious consequences, he added.
“That is why the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government is seeking suggestions of people from all sections of society while assuring that these will be incorporated in the forthcoming budget,” said Cheema.
Those interested in giving suggestions could leave a message at the portal finance.punjab.gov.in or at email ID email@example.com till May 10, 2022, to participate in the preparation of the Budget, he added. Till date, more than one lakh suggestions had already been received, he added.
The Finance Minister said when people give their suggestions, they should also share their grievances, which would be resolved accordingly.
The industrialists, who shared their suggestions regarding ‘Janta Budget’, include Neeraj Satija, Amit Thapar, Rahul Ahuja, Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ashwin Nagpal, Rajneesh Ahuja, Gurpargat Singh Kahlon, K K Garg, Jang Bahadur Singh, Vinod Thapar, Rajan Gupta, DS Chawla, Ashok Juneja, Munish Behal, Pankaj Sharma, Ramanjit Singh, Ashok Sachdeva, Gurwinder Singh Lamba, Ishar Singh and several others.
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