Friday, July 24, 2020

On Income Tax Day, Special effort by IT Department

24th July 2020 at 5:48 PM
IT distributes masks, kadha and soaps amongst people
Ludhiana: 24th July 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Income tax department Ludhiana, under its 'Income Tax Social Responsibility’ (ITSR) initiative, is taking proactive steps to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The department in association with the “Golden Hearts” of Ludhiana and volunteers has called upon people to “Join the MASK MOVEMENT” called “मास्क लगाओ, कोरोना हराओ” on Income Tax Day that is 24th July 2020 with multiple objectives of creating mask awareness, immunity awareness, environment awareness along with awareness of the citizens regarding their duty to contribute to nation building by paying their due taxes.

This “Join the MASK MOVEMENT”  involves distribution of at least one lakh masks to people, as also distribution of Ayurvedic 'Ayush Kadha’ for immunity and 'Soap' for personal and hand-hygiene. 

Priority is being given to families living in slums and labour colonies,  to raise their level of awareness and ensuring their protection from COVID19. 

The first lot of masks, kadha and soaps were flagged off by Mr Binay K.Jha, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Ludhiana from Aaykar Bhawan, here. The event was organised following proper social distancing and hygiene norms.

The masks are being distributed from the currently closed NGO schools in labour colonies,  and being given to devotees visiting Gurudwaras and Temples.

As a part of the anti-corona kit, Along with the face  masks  and kadha, the income tax department also distributed 10,000 handwash soaps to the local slum areas. Sh BK Jha , chief commissioner said that as research has shown that the corona virus is destroyed by 20 seconds of hand washing,  soap is an important component in the fight against corona.

Greeting all taxpayers and citizens on Income Tax Day, CCIT Jha says: “There is an urgent need to provide reusable cloth masks and immunity-boosting KADHA to people, not only to protect them from COVID-19, but also to spread awareness among the public on the need to use masks with social distancing. We have to win this war against the virus. I am also happy that a large number of these masks have been made by women’s self-help groups in Punjab with the result that the MASK MOVEMENT is also generating Income for people in need, thus boosting economic immunity for them. Also we have organised around 25,000 trees-saplings for Jammu and Kashmir that are being planted by the BSF. 9000 trees have been provided today. The target is to plant at least two lakh trees. I am happy that more and more IT employees, including Patiala and Jalandhar Charges, the Bar members, taxpayers and volunteers are coming forward to join and support the initiatives. Every Indian, taxpayer or otherwise, should come forward and contribute towards the effort for winning this crucial battle for India . And we are committed to protecting the health and building economic community for our nation.”Senior officers of the Department, representatives from the Income Tax Gazetted Officials Association, Income Tax Employees Federation, District Taxation Bar Association, Taxation Bar Association and Punjab Taxation Bar Association were present.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

1 Containment & 5 Micro Containment Zones in Ldh.

  14th July 2020 at 4:46 PM
 All Areas Sealed & All necessary actions being taken:DC 
Ludhiana: 14th July 2020: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen)::
Under the Mission Fateh of the Punjab government and to check the spread of Covid 19, one containment and 5 micro containment zones have been declared in district Ludhiana. 

Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Sharma informed that due to 25 positive cases, Ashok Nagar in Salem Tabri has been declared as a containment zone, while the micro-containment zones include Kucha No 5 of Field Ganj due to 9 positive cases, Street No 3 in Vijay Nagar due to 8 positive cases, B & C Blocks of GK Estate due to 8 positive cases, from Lucky Hairdresser to RS Model School in Navi Abadi due to 5 positive cases and from house no 37-76 in Kidwai Nagar due to 6 positive cases. 

All these areas have been sealed and the concerned departments have been directed to take necessary action.

Mr Sharma informed that as per the directions of the health department, a district level committee comprising MC Additional Commissioner Mr Sanyam Aggarwal, Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga, District Epidemiologist Dr Ramesh Kumar and Medical College head Dr Clarence Samual, to identify containment and micro containment zones have been formulated in the district. He said that containment and micro containment zones are declared on the basis of recommendation of this committee.

Mr Sharma appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab government and if they would stay indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves, but would also contribute in keeping everyone around safe.

Monday, July 13, 2020

93 New Cases Reported in Ludhiana During Last 24 Hours

13th July 2020 at 9:48 PM
 Peoples should follow all directions and sta home-DC 
Ludhiana: 13th July 2020: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen)::
Image taken by Engin Akyurt of Pexels on March 28, 2020 8:17 pm
Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Sharma today informed that under the “Mission Fateh” of the Punjab government, the number of COVID 19 patients getting cured in district Ludhiana is increasing with each passing day. He said that 93 new cases have been reported in district Ludhiana at present. Out of these cases, 80 are from district Ludhiana while 13 are from other districts.

He further said that till date, a total of 43954 samples have been taken in the district. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 1411, while 265 patients are related to other districts/states.

He said that unfortunately 32 people from Ludhiana and 28 from other districts have lost their lives. He informed that 221 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district today.

He said that whenever District Administration and Health Department Ludhiana finds out that about any positive or suspected COVID 19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 616 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.

Mr Sharma appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab government and if they would stay indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves, but would also contribute in keeping everyone around safe.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Akali Party Like A Rubber Rubber Band-Captain Singh

 It keeps Expanding & Contracting 
Ludhiana: 12th July 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
In response to a question by Mr Jaskaran Singh of Raikot during #AskCaptain Facebook live session, as to whether the recently established Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa was a Congress game plan, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said that what happens in the Akali party “is not our job.”
“They keep fighting…..history shows that they keep getting divided. There is nothing new in it. At one point of time there were seven Akali Dal’s. The Akali party is like a rubber band - it keeps expanding and contracting ,” he quipped, adding that these kind of things are normal in their party. “If Dhindsa could not stay with them after being part of SAD his entire life, what can one say,” remarked Captain Amarinder, adding that the beauty of democracy was that one can align with any party any time. 
While he welcomes as many political parties as want to join the political bandwagon, the Chief Minister said he was against any party whose main intent is to disturb the state’s peace.
On a point raised by Mr Satish Kumar, a resident of Khanna, regarding PSEB board certificate not recognised for international studies in some countries like Australia, Captain Amarinder said he will take up the issue with the Australian Government and urge them to give due recognition to PSEB school degree for facilitating higher education degree from their country.
Responding to the query of Mr. Amarpal Singh from Ludhiana regarding increasing the recruitment age limit of DSPs and Sub-Inspectors from 28 to 32 years, the Chief Minister said that the official announcement of the increase in recruitment age from 28 years to 32 for DSPs & Sub Inspectors will be made in the coming days and wished him all the best for his preparation.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Sepoy Palwinder Singh Cremated with full military honors

10th July 2020 at 5:06 PM
Cabinet Minister bharat Bhushan Ashu Pays Respect to Palwinder Singh on behalf of CM 
 Doraha: (Ludhiana): 10th July 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
            The body of Sepoy Palwinder Singh, who was killed in a road accident at Kargil, was cremated with military honours at village Rampur near Doraha today. On behalf of the Chief Minister Punjab, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu paid respect to Palwinder Singh. He was also accompanied by MLA Samrala Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA Payal Mr Lakhbir Singh Lakha, SDM Miss Geetika Singh, his family members, villagers and district administration officials.   
            Palwinder Singh basically belonged to village Dhindsa near Samrala. When he was going somewhere along with his officer in a Maruti Gypsy on June 22, it met with an accident and fell in the river. His elder brother Jagpreet Singh informed that Palwinder was recruited into the Indian Army in the year 2010 and his father had also served the Indian Army for 24 years. Jagpreet Singh urged Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to come to the aid of the family and provide job to his another younger brother who is a graduate.
            Cabinet Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu, who attended the cremation on behalf of the Chief Minister, assured the family members that the Punjab government would support them in every way.