Rs 1K freebie when fiscal well being improves: Punjab Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Might 13
One of many pre-poll guarantees of extending Rs 1,000 financial assist to every girls voter in Punjab is probably not applied within the close to future, if the assertion of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan is something to go by. The much-talked-about freebie, amongst others, was introduced in the course of the election campaigning at a time when the state was already burdened beneath heavy debt. Addressing a rally in Moga final yr, AAP’s supremo Arvind Kejriwal had promised to switch Rs 1,000 per 30 days to the account of each lady aged 18 or above.
We are attempting to revitalise exchequer weakened by erstwhile management. As soon as it’s performed, the promise will likely be executed. — Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Vidhan Sabha Speaker
Nonetheless, Sandhwan, who was in Amritsar right now to pay obeisance on the Golden Temple, shied away from responding to a query about authorities’s plans to execute the financial profit to girls. “We are attempting to revitalise the state exchequer that was weakened by the erstwhile management. As soon as it’s performed, the promise of financial help to girls too can be executed,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the federal government was dedicated to the welfare of the state. “The federal government can assure to deliver again its misplaced glory. I’m in fixed contact with the state authorities functionaries. Give us time to streamline the 75 years previous glitches,” he mentioned.
This assertion by the Speaker has not been taken properly by officers in Finance Division. Whereas they query his assertion on the matter, they reiterate the Funds proposals are nonetheless being labored out and the federal government was taking a look at how finest they may embrace all ensures given by the get together earlier than the elections.
Yesterday, the Punjab Finance Division, whereas addressing mediapersons in Chandigarh, had mentioned the federal government was dedicated to fulfilling all ensures made to the individuals, in the course of the 5 years of their rule.