PUNJAB CM SHOWER ACCOLADES ON THE VETERAN ATHLETE FAUJA SINGH
CHANDIGARH – Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today felicitated the veteran athlete Mr. Fauja Singh, who had recently set the record of becoming world’s oldest marathoner, for his rare feat.
Lauding the spectacular achievement of Mr. Fauja Singh, the Chief Minister said that through his success the veteran athlete has brought laurel for the country in general and Punjab in particular. His superb and unparalleled achievement as a veteran runner would ever remain a source of inspiration to kindle the urge to excel in sports especially amongst our budding sportspersons. He said that Indian-born Fauja Singh of England, famously known as the Turbaned Tornado, has proved that age could not restrict a person from excelling in any field. “Punjabis have a knack to lead in every sphere of life and Mr. Fauja Singh has aptly demonstrated the same through his resilience and indomitable spirit” he added.
It may be recalled that 100-year-old Mr. Fauja Singh amazed the world when he completed a 42-kilometre marathon at the Toronto waterfront to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Setting a new record he finished the Scotia bank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours, 11 minutes and 5.9 seconds and became the world’s oldest marathoner. In more than 22,000 runners competed in the event, which included the full 42-km marathon, a 21-km half-marathon and a five-kilometer race, Singh was the only person of his age group to have ever run through a full-length marathon.
PUNJAB INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR ALLOTMENT OF 352 INDUSTRIAL PLOTS IN KAPURTHALA
CHANDIGARH – The Punjab government has invited applications from entrepreneurs for allotment of 352 industrial plots in Industrial Focal Point Kapurthala that is set to change the industial profile of whole Doaba region.
Disclosing this Mr. Tikshan Sud today said that Punjab Small Industry and Export Corporation has established industrial focal point on an area of 226 acre. This state of art focal point is equipped with all the facilities like 24 hour electricity, water and 4 lane metalic roads creating a congenial atmosphere for prospective investors. Besides that it has also geographical advantage having good connectivity to national highway-1.
He said that Punjab government has invited applications for the allotment of industrial plots. He said that unit has 352 plots and keeping in the view the requirements of investors these plots divided into various size and categories.
Mr. Sud said that in this focal unit 50 acer area was reserved for I.T. park. He said that Doaba region has great potential in I.T sector. He said that besides that another IT park would also setup at Railmajra in S.B.S. Nagar. He said that it would be mandatory for allotees to build factory and start production in three years.
PUNJAB TO ACCEPT TAX ON COMMERCIAL VEHICLES THROUGH ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM ONLY
Chandigarh – The Punjab Government has decided to accept all kinds of taxes on commercial vehicles through online payment system only. This system has come into force from October 20, 2011.
According to Mr. Anurag Aggarwal , Secretary Transport , the online payment of taxes has been implemented in Punjab as part of e governance project implementation in the state.
He said that online payment of taxes would not only entail public convenience but would also luck leakage of Government revenue.
PUNJAB RAISES MINIMUM WAGES FOR UNSKILLED WORKERS
Chandigarh – The Punjab Government has raised the minimum wages of unskilled workers employed in the Industry, Trade, Brick kilns and agriculture sector. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Labour Department.
According to Mr. Arunesh Shakir Labour Minister unskilled workers employed on monthly wages have been given a raise of Rs. 174 per month where as those employed on daily wages would get a raise of Rs. 6.67 per day.
He said that unskilled workers working in 61 different trades would get revised minimum wage w.e.f. September 01, 2011.
It may be added that minimum wages of workers are calculated as per price index calculated by Economic Advisor of Punjab. Price Index of 6 cities including Abohar , Bathinda , Dhariwal, Nangal, Patiala and Phagwara is taken into consideration for calculating minimum wages of the workers.