The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said it was good that the Congress government had acknowledged the good work done by former CM Sardar Parkash Singh Badal by giving appointment letters to 732 canal department patwaris who had been selected by the SAD-BJP government.In a statement here, former minister and SAD general secretary Bikram Singh Majithia said earlier chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had also appreciated the good work done by the SAD-BJP government on his visit to Mumbai when he hard- sold the rapid advances made by Punjab in power, road and air connectivity to industrialists keen on investing in Punjab. “Recently the chief minister even inaugurated the Sonalika tractor plant in Hoshiarpur which has come up with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore over three years due to industry friendly policies of the previous SAD-BJP government. The chief minister has now even come around to appreciating the refinery project in Bathinda which he considered to be a white elephant earlier”.Stating that all these were good signs and proof of the work done under the stewardship of Sardar Badal, Mr Majithia however requested the chief minister to pull up the administration and ask it to be more quick and responsive. “These patwaris were selected after disclosure of their result during SAD-BJP rule. Their 1227 counterparts in the Revenue department were even given appointment letters during the tenure of the last government itself. The canal department patwaris had to however wait for four months simply to be handed over their letters. Governments should not be so lax in their functioning”.Mr Majithia said while patting the performance of the SAD-BJP government was appreciated, the Congress government should also start showing some performance. “The clock is ticking. You have promised one job in each household which amounts to making provision for 50 lakh jobs. That comes to three lakh jobs in three months. You have not created a single job except rewarding the grand son of former CM Beant Singh with the post of DSP despite the fact that he was not eligible for the same”.The SAD general secretary said the Congress government was however behaving according to form. “During its last stint also the Capt Amarinder government enforced a blanket ban on government jobs. The SAD-BJP government created lakhs of jobs. This is a matter of record”.Asking the government as to when it would start fulfilling its promises, Mr Majithia said the photo opp of handing over appointment letters to patwaris was akin to the crop loan waiver of Rs 1,500 crore against a promise of a Rs 90,000 crore waiver. “Similarly unemployed youth are waiting for you to start their unemployment allowance. Even khet mazdoor and social welfare beneficiaries are looking up to you for giving them much needed relief. Please start work. It is four months since you took over the reins of the State. You have run out of excuses for non-performance. You must start delivering now".