ALLOCATION OF BUSINESS

 

 

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DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND REHABILITATION

 

 

 

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Other Departments

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTS

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DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND FISHERIFS

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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

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DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATION

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DEPARTMENT OF DAIRY DEVELOPMENT

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE SERVICES WELFARE

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS

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DEPARTMENT OF EXCISE AND TAXATION

10

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

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DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

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DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS AND JUSTICE

14

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

15

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES

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DEPARTMENT OF' INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

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DEPARTMINT OF INSTITUTIONAL FINANCE AND BANKING

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DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION AND POWER

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

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DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AND LEG1SLATIVE AFFAIRS

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DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

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DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS

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DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

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DEPARTMENT OF PRINTING AND STATIONERY

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DEPARTMENT OF PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENIERPRISES

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

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DEPARTMENT OF REMOVAL OF GRIEVANCES

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DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND PANCHAYATS

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DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

32

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT Of WOMEN AND CHILDREN

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DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS AND YOUTH SERVICES

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DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

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DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

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DEPARTMENT OF VIGILANCE

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DEPARTMENT OF WELFARE OF SCHEDULED CASTE AND BACKWARD CLASSES

 

 

 

 

GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

(General Co-ordination Branch)

 

No. 1/6/91-GC (2)/6173 - In supersession of the Government of Punjab, Department of General Administration No.1/20/81-GC (2), dated the 19th September, 1986, and in exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (i) and (3) of article 166 of the Constitution of India, and all other powers enabling me in this behalf, I, Surindar Nath, Governor of Punjab, hereby make the following rules, namely: -

 

1.          (1)        These rules may be called the Government of Punjab Allocation of Business Rules, 1994.

             (2)        They shall come into force at once.

 

2.          The business of the Government of the State of Punjab shall be transacted in the Departments specified in the Schedule annexed to these rules and shall be classified and distributed among those Departments as laid down therein.

3.          The Governor shall, on the advice of the Chief Minister, allot among the Ministers the business of the Government by assigning one or more  Departments to the charge of a Minister:

 

             Provided that nothing in this rule shall prevent the assigning of one Department to the charge of more than one Minister.

 

4.          Each Department of the Government of Punjab shall consist of the Secretary to the Government of Punjab who shall be the official head of the Department and of such other officers and officials subordinate to him as the State Government may determine:

 

             Provided that-

(a)        more than one Department may be placed in the charge of the same Secretary;and

(b)        the work of a Department may be divided between two or more Secretaries.

 

THE SCHEDULE

(See rule 2)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTS

(A) AGRICULTURE WING

 

1.          Establishment of Agricu1ture Wing-

2.          Administration of the following Acts, Orders and Rule, namely:-

                          (a)        the Cotton Transport ACT, 1923;

                          (b)        the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937;

                          (c)        the East Punjab Cotton Statistics Act, 1948;

                          (d)        the East Punjab Agricultural Pests, Diseases and Noxious Weeds is                          Act, 1949 ;

                          (e)        the East Punjab Improved Seeds and Seedlings Act, 1949;

             (f)        the Punjab Cotton Ginning and Pressing Factories Act, 1953 ;

(g)        the Punjab Sugarcane (Regulation of Purchase and Supply Act, 1953 ;

                          (h)        the Cotton (Control) Order, 1955 ;

                          (i)         the Sugarcane Control Order, 1956;

                          (j)         the Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1957 ;

                          (k)        the Punjab Warehouses Act, 1957;

                          (l)         the Punjab Reclamation of Land Act, 1959 ;

                          (m)       the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961 ;

                          (n)        the Warehousing Corporation Act, 1962;

                          (o)        the Seeds Act, 1966;

                          (p)        the Insecticides Act, 1968 ;

                          (q)        the Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities Act, 1970 ;

                          (r)        the Tractors (Distribution and Sale) Control Order, 1971 ;

                          (s)        the Punjab Co1d Storage Order, 1979; and,

                          (t)         the Punjab Rural Development Act, 1987.

3.          Agricultural Extension.-Experimental and demonstration farms inc farms, introduction of improved method of farming and supply of inputs, crop, Competitions, Rabi and Kharif campaign, dissemination of agricultural information and publicity.

4.          State Ground Water Board, legislation relating to ground water, ground water survey and investigation, irrigation through tube wells and percolation wells, boring operations and trial bores for agricultural purposes, grant of loans and subsidies.

5.          All matters relating to-

(i)         the Punjab Land Development and Reclamation Corporation;

             (ii)       the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation;

             (iii)      the Punjab Agro-Industries Corporation:

             (iv)       the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing  Board ;

             (v)        the Land Use Board, Punjab;

             (vi)       the Seed Certification Authority; and

             (vii)      the Punjab State Seeds Corporation.

6.          All matters relating to-

(i)         agro-industries;

             (ii)       land -development and reclamation including supply of  gypsum

             (iii)      vegetable preservation;

             (iv)       crop insurance;  and

             (v)        food processing .

7.          Farmer training and education including study abroad and in the local Agricultural Universities-

8.          Seed Production and Distribution.-seed testing and quality control, seed testing laboratories, maintenance of seed farms and subsidy on seeds.

9.          Arrangements for supply of fertilizers testing laboratories.

10.       Plant protection and prevention of insects and pests and diseases, including locust control, weed control, ground and aerial spray on crops, and supply of insecticides.

11.       Agricultural Economics and Statistics. - To conduct crop cutting experiments and agricultural census, surveys on export and import of agricultural commodities.

12.       Agricultural Engineering implements, farm machinery and setting up agro-service centres.

 13.      Storage and warehousing of food grains including small size faci1ity of storage and warehousing at farm level and assessment of storage capacity for storage of food grains to be procured by the Department of Food and Supplies and other agencies.

14.       Agricultural Marketing and Quality Control-Setting up of laboratories, marketing and intelligence, grading of agricultural produce and marketing, broadcasting and news service.

15.       Provision of debenture support for minor irrigation, tractor supply and land reclamation.

16.       Green manuring and compost scheme.

17.       Laying out of demonstration plots on farmers' fields and holding of field trials.

18.       Calamities Relief Fund.

 

(B) HORTICULTURE WING

 

1.          Establishment of Horticulture Wing.

2.          Administration of the Punjab Fruit Nurseries Act, 1961 and rules framed thereunder.

3.          Horticulture of Government gardens and farms, multiplication of seed and seedlings and budded and grafted plans for supply to the farmers.

4.          Fruit preservation.

5.          Provision of debenture support for horticulture schemes.

6.          Horticulture development

7.          Landscaping

8.          Floriculture.

9.          Bee-keeping.

10.       Sericulture and mulberry plantation.

 

(C) COLONIZATION WING

 

1.          Establishment of the colonization wing

2.          Administration of the followings Acts: -.

             (i)         the Colonization of Government Lands(Punjab) Act, 1912 ;

             (ii)       the New Mandis Township (Development and Regulation) Act, 1960.

3.          Selection of sites for the establishment of New Mandi Townships, acquisition of land therefore under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 and setting up New Mandi Townships.

4.          Removal of encroachments from notified Mandis under the Punjab Public Premises and Land (Eviction and Rent Recovery) Act, 1973.

5.          Development, sale and administration of old Mandis of the erstwhile Pepsu State.

 

(D) FOREST WING

 

1.          Establishment of Forest Wing.

2.          Administration of the following Acts, namely: - 

             (i)         the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900 ;

             (ii)       the Punjab forest (Sale of Timber) Act, 1913 ;

             (iii)      the Indian Forest Act, 1927;

             (iv)       the Patiala Forest Act, 1999 (B.K.) : and

             (v)        the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

 

(E) SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION WING

 

1.          Establishment of the Soil Conservation and Engineering Wing.

2.          Administration of the Punjab Land Improvement Schemes Act, 1963  and the framed thereunder.

3.          Soil survey and land use classification.

4.          Extension of anti-erosion practices on farmlands.

5.          Lining of open channel watercourses and laying of underground pipes as a water conservation measure.

6.          Extension of practices aiming at optimum use of irrigation supplies delivered at farm.

7.          Farm drainage and other connected works .

ORDER

                                                                             The 12th October 1999

No.1/1/99-GC(2)/14683- In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (2) and (3) of article 166 of the Constitution of India and all other powers enabling me in this behalf, I, Lieutenant General BKN Chhibber (Retd) Governor of Punjab, hereby make the following rules further to amend the Government of Punjab, Allocation of Business Rules, 1994 namely:

Rules

1.          These rules may be called the Government of Punjab, Allocation of Business (Sixth Amendment) Rules 1999.

2.          In the Government of Punjab, Allocation of Business Rules, 1994, in the schedule, under the heading “DEPARTMENT OA AGRICULTURE AND FORESTS”, sub heading”, (E) SOIL CONSERVATION AND ENGINEERING WING”, the following shall be substituted namely:

             “(E)SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION WING”

 

Dated Chandigarh                                 

The 30th September 1999.                  

Lieutenant General BKN Chhibber (Retd)

Governor of Punjab

 

(F) WILD LIFE PRESERVATION WING

 

1.          Establishment of the Wild Life Preservation, Wing.

2.          Administration of the following Act and Rules framed thereunder:-

             (i)         the Punjab Wild Life Preservation Act, 1959; and

             (ii)       the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

3.          Protection of Fauna.

4.          Protection and Preservation of Wild Life.

5.          Zoo, deer parks, protection of rare species of wild life and wild life farms.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND FISHERIFS

(A) ANIMAL HUSBANDRY WING

 

1.          Establishment of the Animal Husbandry Wing.

2.          Administration of the following Acts, namely:-

             (i)         the Punjab Livestock and Birds Diseases Act, 1994 :

             (ii)       the Punjab Livestock Improvement Act, 1953 ;

             (iii)      the Punjab Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act, 1956 ;

             (iv)       the Glanders and Farcy Act, 1899 ;

             (v)        the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 : and

             (vi)       the Punjab Veterinary Council Act, 1981.

3.          Animal Husbandry extension work.

4.          Cattle Export Policy.

5.          Development of Gosadan and Goshalas.

6.          Establishment and control of veterinary hospitals, dispensaries and dog clinics.

7.          Livestock breeding and improvement.

8.          Pig breeding.

9.          Poultry development.

10.       The Punjab Poultry Corporation.

11.       Sheep and goat breeding.

12.       Treatment, control and prevention of diseases amongst livestock.

13.       Production of vaccines and sera.

14.       Sample survey for the estimation of livestock number and livestock products, milk, eggs meat and wool.

15.       Fodder production.

16.       Livestock Census.

 

(B) FISHERIES WING

 

1.          Establishment of the Fisheries Wing.

2.          Administration of the Punjab Fisheries Act, 1914.

3.          Development and promotion of fisheries.

 

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

 

1.          Development, promotion and regulation of Civil Aviation, including-

             (i)         setting up of new Airstrips, Aerodromes and Airports;

             (ii)       grant of financial aid to Flying and Gliding Clubs; and

             (iii)      setting up of Academies for training related to Civil Aviation.

2.          Implementation and co-ordination of all Laws and Acts concerning Civil Aviation.

3.          Purchase, maintenance and disposal of State Government aircraft, helicopter and related equipment, and leasing of aircraft and helicopters.

4.          All matters relating to the Directorate of Civil Aviation.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATION

(A) COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES WING

 

1.          Cooperative Societies of all types and all levels registered under the Punjab Cooperative Societies Act, 1961 including Industrial Cooperative Societies.

2.          Establishment of the Cooperative Societies Wing.

3.          Statistical reports of the cooperative movement.

4.          The Punjab Cooperatives Societies Act, 1961.

5.          The Punjab Cooperative Land Mortgage Banks Act, 1957.

 

(B) COOPERATIVE AUDIT WING

1.          Audit of the accounts of Cooperative Societies audit compliance of audit reports.

2.          Realization of audit fee from cooperative societies.

3.          Cases of serious irregularities, misappropriation and embezzlements in the cooperative societies.

4.          Establishment of the Cooperative Audit Wing.

 

DEPARTMENT OF DAIRY DEVELOPMENT

 

1.                   Establishment of the Dairy Development Department.

2.                   Development of dairy industry in the State.

3.                   The Punjab Dairy Development Corporation.

4.                   Administration of regulatory measures or order pertaining to milk and products under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE SERVICES WELFARE

 

1.          The Punjab Rajya Sainik Board and Zila Sainik Board.

2.          Administration of the following Funds: -

(a)   Flag Day Fund:

(b)   The Amalgamated Fund for the Welfare, of Ex-Servicemen;

(c)   The National Defence Fund.

3.          Armed Forces. - All questions relating thereto, under the following heads:-

(a)        Forfeiture and restoration of Military pensions;

(b)        Award of ex-gratia grants to the Armed Forces Personnel killed or disabled during operation, or to their families;

             (c)        Military buildings:

             (d)        Admission to the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun;

            (e)         Recruitment for the Defence Services (General);

             (f)        Reports and returns about Forces Personnel;

(g)        Welfare, resettlement, re-employment and training of Ex-Servicemen and General Road Engineering Force Personnel and dependent of killed or disabled Armed Forces Personnel and General Road Engineering Force Personnel;

             (h)        Rewards for gallantry and other awards:

             (i)         Welfare of serving personnel and Ex-servicemen and their families; and

             (j)         Cantonment Boards

4.          Memorials to honour those died for the defence of the country.

5.          Territorial Army. Lok Sahayak Sena and Auxiliary Air Force.

6.          Allotment of land, plots and houses to serving Armed forces Personnel and Ex-Servicemen

7.          Allotment of vehicles surplus to defence requirements to individual Ex-Servicemen or the co-operative societies formed by the Ex-Servicemen.

8.          Establishment of the Directorate of Sainik Welfare.

9.          The Punjab Ex-Servicemen Corporation Act, 1979 and rules and regulations framed thereunder.

10.       The Punjab Ex-servicemen Corporation.

11.       Financial assistance to Ex-Servicemen and the widows of Ex-Servicemen.

12.       Educational concessions to children of killed or disabled Personnel.

13.       Registration of Ex-Servicemen for employment.

14.       Sponsoring of candidates for various posts reserved for Ex-Servicemen.

15.       Policy regarding reservation for Ex-Servicemen in Services and de-reservation of vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen and their dependents.

16.       Sainik School, Kapurthala.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

(A)   HIGHER EDUCATION WING

 

1.          Archives.

2.          Text Books including nationalization thereof.

3.          All matters relating to Middle, High and Senior Secondary educational institutions, including:

(a)                Admissions;

(b)               Basic and elementary education.

(c)               Building Fund.

(d)               Campus Project.

(e)               Departmental examinations;

(f)                Educational and vocational guidance;                                                                                                                                                                                                             

(g)               Extension of educational facilities at all stages of education;

             (h)        Extension Service projects ;

(i)         Free Education Scheme;

             (j)         Grants to non-Government educational institutions and voluntary organizations situated within and outside the             state.

 

             (k)        Provincialisation and taking over of educational institution~ ;

(I)         Food and Nutrition Programmes;

(m)      School Pupil Funds other than Sport Development Fund for promotion of sports in Schools and Colleges;

(n)               Multipurpose Schools and schemes relating thereto;

(o)                Social education and audio-visual;

(p)        Fine Arts, extracurricular activities, literary discussions. Seminars and Workshops.

(q)        Loans to and acquisition of land for private educational institutions for construction of buildings etc;

(r)        National Foundation for Teachers Welfare Scheme;

(s)        National and State Awards to teachers.

 

4.          Establishment of the Higher Education Wing.

5.          Universities.

6.          Libraries.

7.          The Punjab University Education Text Book Board.

8.          The Board School Education Punjab.

9.          Establishment of Nehru Yuvak Kendras.

10.       All matters relating to education not specifically allotted to the other Wing.

11.       Teacher Training Institutions Governmental and private.

12.       Bharat Sewak Discipline Scheme.

13.       National Integration including safeguards for linguistic minorities so far as the educational sphere is concerned and coordination of all work relating to this subject both in respect of educational and administrative sphere.

14.       Scholarships, stipends and financial assistance to students including those belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Vimukat Jatis and Political Sufferers.

15.       Physical Education.

16.       Recognition of degrees and diplomas etc.

17.       Youth Welfare Programme.

18.       Women's education.

 

(B) PRIMARY EDUCATION WING

1.          All matters relating t. Primary Education including

(a)        Admissions;

(b)        Building Funds;

(c)        Departmental

(d)        Educational and Vocational guidance;

(e)        Extension of educational facilities including opening of branch primary schools;

(f)        Free Education Scheme;

(g)        Provincialisation and taking over of primary schools;

(h)        Food and nutrition programme in primary schools;

 (i)        Schools Pupil Funds

(j)         Social education and audio-visual programmes and education;

(k)        Fine Arts, extra curricular activities, Seminars and Workshops etc;

(I)        Loans to and acquisition of land for private educational institutions for construction of buildings etc. for primary education;

(m)       Cubs/Bulbuls Scheme;

(n)        National and State Awards to Primary Teachers.

2.          Establishment of the Primary Education Wing.

3.          Administration and working of the Punjab Primary Education Act, 1960.

4.          Scholarships, stipends and financial assistance to students including those belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Vimukhi Jatis and Political Suffers.

5.          Teachers Training Institutions-Government and private-for primary school teachers.

6.          Recognition of diplomas etc. for primary education.

 

(C) LANGUAGES WING

 

1.          Establishment of the Directorate of Languages, Punjab.

2.          Departmental examinations in Hindi and Punjabi.

3.          Development and enrichment of Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu in the State including implementation of the Government of India Scheme of Development of Modern Indian Languages.

4.          Grant-in-aid to Hindi and Punjabi Organizations and financial assistance to indigent writers and artists, etc.

5.          Introduction of Punjabi language and administration and working of the Punjab Official Language Act, 1967 including exeption from the conducting of official business at the district level and below in Punjabi language, translation into Punjabi of Manuals, Codes, Forms and other official documents, other than Central and State Laws.

6.          Language Policy.

7.          Official Language Commission.

8.          Problems relating to the national integration including safeguards for linguistic minorities so far as the introduction of Punjabi language in the administration is concerned.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS

1.          Administration of the Representation of the People, Act, 1950 and the Representation of the People, Act, 1951 and the rules and orders made and issued thereunder .

2.          Administration of the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, and rules made thereunder.

3.          Establishment of the Department of Elections.

4.          State Election Commission.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EXCISE AND TAXATION

 

1.          Establishment of the Excise and Taxation Department.

2.          Administration of the following Acts ;-

(i)         the Punjab Excise Act, 1914;

(ii)       the Punjab Local Option Act, 1923;

(iii)      the Punjab Motor Spirit (Taxation of Sales) Act, 1939;

(iv)       the East Punjab Molasses (Control) Act, 1948 ;

(v)        the Indian Power Alcohol Act, 1948 ;

(vi)       the Punjab General Sales Tax Act, 1948 ;

(vii)      the Punjab Entertainment (Cinematograph Shows) Act, 1954 ;

(viii)    the Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act, 1956 ;

(ix)       the Punjab Entertainment Duty Act, 1955 ; and

(x)        the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 ;

3.          Formulation and implementation of prohibition policy.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

(A) FINANCE WING

 

1.          Administration of State Loan Accounts and Debt Servicing.

2.          Advice on cases involving financial implications relating to all Departments of the Government of Punjab.

3.          Appropriation of accounts and reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Accountant General, Punjab as well as the reports of the Public Accounts Committee.

4.          Borrowings by the State Government from the open market and giving guarantees on the loans raised by the statutory autonomous bodies.

5.          Currency and Finance Reports.

6.          Creation of Compassionate Fund, Insurance Fund and Sang Fund through the Group Insurance Scheme, Compulsory Life Insurance Scheme or any other Insurance Scheme for Government employees.

7.          Decimal Coinage.

8.          Estimates Committee.

9.          Proposals for increase or decrease in the rates of existing taxes or levy of fresh taxes; mobilisation of financial recourses through taxes, duties or fees etc ; and review and analysis of the tax structure of the State.

10.       Scheme of new expenditure.

11.       Foreign Exchange matters.

12.       Finance Commission.

13.       Framing of Financial Rules.

14.       General Financial Administration including :-

(a)        authority to decide the extent to which the audit or receipts and stores and stock accounts should be enforced;

(b)        framing of rules regulating the conditions of service of Government employees including revision and  relaxation thereof ;

(c)        State's share of Income Tax ;

(d)        State's share of Central Excise Duty ;

(e)        State's share of Estate Duty ;

(f)        grant in lieu of the State's share of taxes on the Railway fares.

15.       Management of Public Funds including-

(a)                investment of surplus cash balances

(b)               Contingency Funds ;

(c)        watching progress of receipts 'and expenditure ;

(c)               recovery of Government of India's share in Plan expenditure and resources for plan expenditure ;

(d)               assessment of resources  for  State's Annual Plan or Five Year Plan ;

(f)        assessment of Receipts and Expenditure of the State.

16.       Pay fixation, pension and old adjustments relating to erstwhile States of Punjab and Pepsu including cases prior to reorganisation and formation of Pepsu.

17.       Preparation of State Budget and watching of State Expenditure.

18.       Preparation of Supplementary Estimates and excess demands over grants and appropriation.

19.       Prescribing the units of appropriation.

20.       The Public Account, Deposits and Advances: etc.

21.       The Punjab Accounts and Finance Service, including training of Government employees in Accounts.

22.       Revision of Scales of Pay (General).

23.       All financial matters relating to River Valley Projects.

24.       Small Saving Schemes and Lottery Schemes.

25.       Tendering of advice on matters affecting directly the finances of the State that is to say-

(i)        grants, contributions, supplies and services, contingencies, recoveries from the , payments to other Government Departments, State loans and advances and cases relating to money matters including defalcations, embezzlements and losses occurring in the grants made for contingencies and "Supplies and Services."

(ii)       emoluments and allowances including travelling allowances of officers and the establishments ;

(iii)      loans and advances such as car advance, house building advance, passage  Advances.

26.       Defalcation , embezzlements and losses occurring in Government Treasuries.

27.       All matters relating to-

(i)         the Chief Accounts Officer, Bhakra Nangal Project and his establishment ;

(ii)       the financial Adviser, Beas Project and his staff ;

(iii)      the Chief Accounts Officer, Beas Project and his staff ;

(iv)       the Local Fund Accounts ;

(v)        the State Subordinate Accounts Service ;

(vi)       Treasuries ;

(vii)      the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

28.       State Finance Commission.

 

(B) PENSIONS AND WELFARE OF PENSIONERS WING

 

1.          Formulation of policy and coordination of matters relating to retirement benefits to the employees to the Government of Punjab.

2.          Administration of

(i)        the Punjab Civil Services Rules. Volume II relating to Pension and Death-cum-Retirement Benefits; and

(ii)       any other matter relating to pensioners.

3.          Pension structure and relief to pensioners ;

4.          New facilities or fringe benefits to pensioners ;

5.          Matters relating to amendment to or relaxation of the Rules concerning pension and retirement benefits.

6.          Policy and coordination relating to welfare of Punjab Government pensioners.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES

1.          Establishment of the Department of Food and Supplies.

2.          Forward trading in food grains.

3.          Public Distribution System and fair price shops.

4.          Statistics regarding arrival, purchase and storage of food grains.

5.          Settlement of Pre-Partition claims concerning the Department of Supplies.

6.          Maintenance of accounts and internal audit of transactions relating to procurement, storage, sale of food grains both on State Account and on behalf of the Government of India.

7.          Framing and amendment of Control Orders under the Essential Act, 1955.

8.          Administration of the following Acts -

(i)         the East Punjab Conservation of Firewood Supplies Act, 1949;

(ii)       the East Punjab Control of Bricks Supplies Act, 1949 ;

(iii)      the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 ;

(iv)       the Rice Milling Industries (Regulation) Act, 1958;

(v)        the Punjab Ice Price Control Act, 1968; and

(vi)       the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

9.          Administration of the following Orders :-

 

(i)         the Punjab Salt (Distribution and Price) Control Order, 1957 ;

(ii)       the Wheat Roller Flour Mills (Licensing and Control) Order, 1957 ;

(iii)      the Punjab Light Diesel Oil and Kerosene Oil Dealers Licensing Order, 1970;

(iv)       the Punjab Hoarding and Profiteering Prevention Order, 1971 ;

(v)        the Punjab Commodities Price Marking and Display Crder, 1972;

(vi)       the Punjab Control of Bricks Supplies Order, 1972;

(vii)      the Punjab Coal Control Order,1973;

(viii)    the Punjab Scheduled Articles (Price Control) Order, 1973;

(ix)       the Punjab Control of Bricks Price and Distribution Control Order, 1978;

(x)        the Punjab Rice Procurement levy Order, 1982;

(xi)       the Punjab Paddy Export and Import Control Order, 1982;

(xii)     the Punjab Registration of Tea Dealers Licensing Order, 1984;

(xiii)    the Consumer Protection (Punjab) Rules, 1987;

(xiv)     the Consumer Welfare Fund Rules, 1992; and

(xv)      the Punjab Trade Articles (Licensing and Control) Order, 1992.

10.       Consumer affairs.

 

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

(A) COUNCIL OF MINISTERS AND GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL

 

1. All matters relating to-

(i)         the Council of Ministers and the Governor-in-Council

(ii)       constitution of Committees and Sub-Committees of the Council of Ministers and all coordination work in respect of these Committees and Ministers, Ministers of State, Deputy Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Parliamentary Secretaries excepting matters relating to allotment, maintenance and furnishing of houses to them;

(iii)      salary and allowances of Ministers.

2.          The Punjab Defence and Security Relief Fund .

 

(B) PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

1.          Governor's Address to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

2.          Legislative matters.

3.          Obituary references.

4.          All matters pertaining to salaries, allowances, pensions, medical facilities to the sitting and former members, Presiding Officers and Leader of the Opposition of the Legislature in Punjab.

5.          Consultative Committees of the Members of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, for various Departments.

6.          Code of Conduct and complaints against legislators.

7.          Nomination of Legislators in Committees constituted by the Punjab Government.

8.          Discretionary grant to the Presiding Officers of the State Legislature.

9.          Advice to Departments on legislative procedure and other legislative matters;.

10.       Coordination of action by the Departments on the general application of the recommendations mado by tho Committees of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and follow-up of reports of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

11.       Matters connected with powers, privileges and amenities of Members of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

12.       Issuance of instructions regarding sessions of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

13.       Dates of summoning and prorogation of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

14.       Planning and coordination of legislative, financial and other business of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha,

15.       Appointment of Secretary including all matters pertaining to the establishment of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat including framing of its Service Rules.

16.       Grants to the Common Wealth Parliamentary Association and the Indian Parliamentary Association.

17.       Transportation of dead bodies of Members of the Legislative Assembly and Members of Parliament of Punjab State.

18.       Government stand on private Members' Bills and Resolutions.

19.       Sponsoring of the visits of Members of the Legislative Assembly to places of interest and State Projects.

20.       Policy relating to Whips, Conferences and implementation of the recommendations thereof.

21.       Policy matters relating to the Assurances given by the Ministers in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and their implementation.

22.       Manual of Instructions on matters relating to Parliamentary Affairs.

23.       Follow-up of reports of the Committee on Papers Laid  on the Table of the House.

24.       Coordination with Departments for sending replies of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha questions.

 

 

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