Capt Amarinder Singh: Plan to put state among top 5 next yr - ECAS Punjab

Capt Amarinder Singh: Plan to put state among top 5 next yr

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9

Expressing dissatisfaction with Punjab's 19th rank in the Ease of Doing Business Survey, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said his government aimed at putting the state in the top five next year, with a new system of 'deemed approvals', which was to be implemented soon.

The Chief Minister said the government was working on 'deemed approvals', a system wherein online clearances would be issued automatically on the expiry of stipulated time. The process of setting up new industrial parks to attract investments from foreign and domestic companies was also on, he said, citing the upcoming state-of-the-art mega parks in Ludhiana, Rajpura, Bathinda and Mohali.

Pointing out that Punjab was the No. 1 state of the 20th century, Capt Amarinder invited the industry to be a part of the government's efforts to help the state regain its pre-eminent position.

The Chief Minister was chairing a virtual round-table conference with some industry leaders on the job landscape and required skill-set for the post-Covid world, organised by Chitkara University, under the Punjab 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission'.

Invites industry

I invite the industry to partner with the state in improving its skill training and making it more job-oriented. —Capt Amarinder Singh, CM

Reiterating his government's commitment to fully support investors as they strive for normalcy in the post-Covid environment, he said his team of officers would do everything possible to help and facilitate the industry in Punjab.

He invited the industry to partner the state in improving its skill training and make it more job-oriented and said "you need skilled manpower and you can absorb these trained youth at better rates." The Chief Minister further said the New Education Policy would be tweaked to suit the specific requirements of the state, particularly in the context of the post-Covid environment, that would need a new skill-set for providing employment to the youth.



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