THE PUNJAB SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 2019 — It extends to whole of the Punjab. It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify; and, the Government may specify different dates for the enforcement of various provisions of the Act. Act means the Punjab Skills Development Authority Act 2019. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, establish Punjab Skills Development Authority. The Authority shall be a body corporate, having perpetual succession and a common seal, with powers to enter into contracts, acquire and, subject to subsection (3), dispose of both movable and immovable property in accordance with law, and may, by the said name, sue or be sued. The Authority or any of its committees may invite any technical expert or any other person having specialized knowledge of any subject or the representative of a Government institution for assistance in the performance of its functions.

By |2020-06-01T10:27:38+00:00November 7th, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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THE (PBTE) PUNJAB BOARD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019 — It shall come into force at once. The Board shall consist of the Chairman and not less than seven but not more than eleven members, including at least three female members to be appointed by the Controlling Authority on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed and until so prescribed as the Government may determine. No act or proceedings of the Board shall be invalid merely by reason of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of the Board. Subject to the Ordinance, the Board shall have powers to conduct examinations and issue certificates of technical, vocational, industrial and commerce education.

By |2020-07-19T09:59:47+00:00October 8th, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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THE PUNJAB SALES TAX ON SERVICES ACT, 2012 — It shall extend to the whole of the Punjab. This Act shall come into force on and from such date as the Government may, by a notification in the official Gazette, specify. Notwithstanding sub-section (3), the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify services or class or classes of services in respect of which tax shall be collected and paid with effect from the date subsequent to and different from the date of the commencement of this Act. Subject to such exclusion as mentioned in Second Schedule, a taxable service is a service listed in Second Schedule, which is provided by a person from his office or place of business in the Punjab in the course of an economic activity, including the commencement or termination of the activity. Where a person is providing taxable services in a Province other than the Punjab but the recipient of such services is resident of the Punjab or is otherwise availing such services in the Punjab and has charged tax accordingly, the person providing such services shall pay the amount of tax so charged to the Government.

By |2020-07-20T02:53:05+00:00October 7th, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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THE PUNJAB EMERGENCY SERVICE LEAVE, EFFICIENCY AND DISCIPLINE RULES, 2007 — These shall come into force at once. In these rules Act means the Punjab Emergency Service Act 2006 (IV of 2006). The efficiency of an official shall be ensured through regular performance evaluation and the extension in contract appointment or right to apply for a higher post shall depend on the performance evaluation reports of the official. Leave is a privilege and not a right in the Service and the leave may be cancelled at any time in case of any emergency duty or disaster. An official may obtain casual leave, not exceeding twenty four days per year, with the approval of the competent authority. More than twelve days casual leave at one time shall not be allowed.

By |2020-07-19T10:20:16+00:00October 5th, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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THE PUNJAB MINIMUM WAGES ACT, 2019 — It shall extend to whole of the Punjab. It shall apply to all industrial and commercial establishments in the Punjab. It shall come into force at once. Employer means a person owing or having charge of the business of an industrial or commercial establishment and includes an agent or manager or any other person acting on behalf of such person in the general management or control of such establishment. Industry means any business, trade, manufacturing, calling, service, employment or occupation of producing goods or services for sale. An establishment or a person, who directly or indirectly, employs workers in connection with any construction work or industry and road transport service. Minimum wages means rates of wages notified under the Act.

By |2020-07-19T10:33:51+00:00September 16th, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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THE PUNJAB MEDICAL TEACHING INSTITUTIONS REFORMS ACT, 2019 — It extends to the whole of the Punjab. It shall apply to such Medical Teaching Institutions as may be notified under this Act. It shall come into force at once. Basic Science Faculty means all Medical Faculty not involved in patient care. Clinical Faculty means a Medical Faculty involved in any manner with clinical care of patients, whether diagnostic or therapeutic. Commission means the Punjab Healthcare Commission established under the Punjab Healthcare Commission Act 2010 (XVI of 2010). Consultant means and includes a person qualified to provide the highest level of medical and health care, and recruited or appointed as such. Healthcare Services means preventive, curative, promotive, rehabilitative health services and includes diagnostic, support services, laboratory, accident and emergency, pharmacy and paramedic support. Medical Teaching Institution means a Medical College, a Dental College, or other health related teaching institutions and their affiliated teaching hospitals in the public sector, which is funded in majority by public funds and the majority operating expenses of which are funded by public funds, or which is directly under the control of the Government and provides healthcare services, medical education and training, and medical research

By |2020-07-19T10:39:03+00:00September 6th, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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THE PUNJAB GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WELFARE FUND RULES, 1969 AND THE PUNJAB GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WELFARE FUND ORDINANCE, 1969 — They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 19th day of March, 1969. Every Government servant under the age of sixty years shall be assured the sum specified in the Schedule to the Ordinance in respect of the class to which he belongs. Where a Government servant is transferred to foreign service he / she shall continue to be governed by these rules in the same manner as if he / she was so transferred and his / her contribution to the Welfare Fund during such period shall be remitted by him / her to the Audit Officer in whose jurisdiction he / she was serving immediately before he / she was so transferred. If a Government servant, for any reason whatsoever, quits Government service or is discharged or dismissed from service, or his services are terminated, he / she shall neither be entitled to any benefit from the Welfare Fund, nor to any claim for the refund of the contributions made by him / her towards the said Fund during the period of his / her service.

By |2020-07-23T02:39:47+00:00August 28th, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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THE PUNJAB RIGHT TO PUBLIC SERVICES ACT, 2019 — It extends to whole of the Punjab. It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of the Act. Appellate Authority means the concerned Administrative Secretary of the department or such other person or authority, as may be specified by the Government through notification in the official Gazette. Eligible person means a person domiciled in the Punjab and having any accrued right to public service in the Province and shall include corporations, companies, firms, businesses and organizations working in the Punjab.

By |2020-07-19T14:46:43+00:00July 16th, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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PUNJAB IT POLICY – 2018 — Since the introduction of National IT Policy of 2000, a number of domains such as legislation on education, health, environment, taxation, rural development and etc. have devolved to become provincial subjects. Moreover, during these 16 years, there has been a paradigm shift in the IT industry and new ideas such as Big Data, IoT and etc. have taken a lead. There is, therefore, a need to revisit the IT Policy introduced in year 2000 and enable the provinces to take lead in the matter. With this backdrop in mind, Punjab Government is introducing the Punjab IT Policy 2018, which envisions Punjab as one of the top e-Governed, IT-enabled, e-Literate provinces in the region, a preferred destination for global IT businesses and a major supplier of skilled IT human resource.

By |2020-07-19T14:50:35+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Punjab|0 Comments
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