Housing & Urban Development Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Monday handed over appointment letters to 10 ATPs and 9 Stenos at PUDA Bhawan, SAS Nagar.He said that the recruitment drive was necessitated to accelerate the pace of work and bring efficiency in the working of the department, as considerable number of employees working on different positions had attained superannuation over the years.He said that the recruitment drive for filling the posts of Assistant Town Planners (ATPs) and Stenos was on in the Country & Town Planning Wing. Considering that planning plays a crucial role in the development of any Urban Estate, need to fill the vacancies of Assistant Town Planners and Stenos was felt; hence the drive to recruit these officials was started after obtaining consent from Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, revealed Mr. Sarkaria. Principal Secretary, Department of Housing & Urban Development Mr. Saravjit Singh, IAS, said that this recruitment was being undertaken to ensure smooth functioning of the Department. Strengthening of the staff will definitely better the delivery of various services being provided to the general public, he added. Senior Town Palnner Mr. Sanjeev Bawa and other officials were also present on the occasion.