Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday said that the state has set a new record by providing government jobs to 26074 eligible youth purely on basis on merit.
Addressing the gathering here at local Municipal Bhawan during a function to hand over appointment letters to 188 Junior Engineers, the Chief Minister said that the state is witnessing a new revolution where the youth are being empowered with government jobs.
He said that this is just the beginning and 26074 jobs have been given in ten months of tenure. Bhagwant Mann said that more jobs are in pipeline and this process will continue in the coming days too.The Chief Minister said that merit is the sole criteria of recruitment for the government jobs.
He said that complete transparency is being ensured in the recruitment process so that bright youth are employed with the state government. Bhagwant Mann envisioned that his will help in channelising the unbounded energy of youth in positive direction.
The Chief Minister said that the state government has taken exemplary decisions in the last ten months of its tenure. He said that while the other parties had made promises to the people during the run up of the polls, they have given guarantee to the masses.Bhagwant Mann said that one by one all these guarantees are being fulfilled.
The Chief Minister said that the state government has fulfilled the guarantee of giving 300 units of free electricity per month from July 1. He said that it is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that 87% of the households in the state have zero electricity bill in the months of November-December, 2022.
Bhagwant Mann said that he hails from a common family and knows it well that what are the problems being faced by them.The Chief Minister said that fulfilling another guarantee the state government has opened 500 Aam Aadmi clinics across the state where
the online data of every patient visiting these clinics is being maintained. He said that this will help in data compilation for formulation of strategy to combat deadly diseases in the state. Bhagwant Mann said that it will ensure research based diagnose and treatment of the residents of the state in an efficient and foolproof manner.
Taking the opposition parties to cudgels, the Chief Minister said that it is shameful that they are even criticising this pro-people initiative. He said that opposition for the sake of opposition is totally unwarranted and undesirable. Bhagwant Mann said that these people are vary of the progress and prosperity of state due to which they are opposing this initiative.
However, the Chief Minister said that this will not deter him to work for the growth of the state and he will continue to work hard for welfare of its people. Bhagwant Mann said that he knows how to execute the work for well being of people and no stone will be left unturned for this noble cause. He said that people’s faith is biggest motivation for him to work and he will upheld this trust by all means.
The Chief Minister further said that the state government has started school of eminence in the state. He said that these schools will ensure holistic development of the students studying in these government schools. Bhagwant Mann said that development of student will be ensured as per his interest and schools will groom specialists for coming future.
The Chief Minister said that successive governments in the state have plundered the wealth of Punjab. He said that his government is duty bound to put the perpetrators of this heinous crime behind the bars. Bhagwant Mann said that no stone will be left unturned for to punish these culprits of the state who have looted the money from state exchequer.
The Chief Minister said that due to massive efforts of Punjab government, entrepreneurs are showing enthusiasm for investment in the state. He said that till yet investment worth Rs. 27,000 Crore has been firmed up in Punjab thereby creating lakhs of more jobs for youth.
Bhagwant Mann also announced that in a landmark decision the state government has decided to deliver the old age pension to the beneficiaries at their doorsteps.Earlier, PWD Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries.