Following his swearing in as the new Punjab Chief Minister, Bhagwant Mann’s government on Saturday passed a proposal of providing a total of 25,000 government jobs in its first Cabinet meeting, the chief minister’s office informed.
CM Mann was quoted by ANI as saying, “The Cabinet has passed the proposal of providing a total of 25,000 government jobs, including 10,000 vacancies in the Punjab Police department and 15,000 vacancies in other government departments.”
In its promise before the elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had said that the unemployed youth in the state will be provided jobs after the formation of the government.
The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal had promised to improve the condition of government schools and hospitals in the state, generate employment avenues, free electricity up to 300 units per billing cycle and also promised Rs 1,000 per month to women above 18 years, among other promises.
He had also promised that his government will be corruption-free and the drug menace in the state will be brought under control.
Mann had announced on Tuesday that an anti-corruption helpline will be launched in the state on Shaheed Diwas on March 23.
He had also said that the people will be able to lodge complaints against corruption via WhatsApp.
In addition, ten ministers were sworn in today in Punjab, with senior AAP leaders Harpal Singh Cheema and Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal joining CM Mann’s cabinet in the state.
The ministers took oath of offices at a swearing-in ceremony in Chandigarh at Raj Bhawan. It was administered by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
Besides them, AAP MLAs including Dr. Baljit Kaur, Harbhajan Singh ETO, Dr. Vijay Singla, Lal Chand Kataruchak, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Laljit Singh Bhullar, Brahm Shankar Jimpa and Harjot Singh Bains were also sworn in at the ceremony.
The AAP won by a huge margin in the recently concluded Punjab Assembly polls securing 92 seats.